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Month: May 2017

USC Leads FLW College Fishing National Championship

2015 National Champs Walters and Brannon Seeking Second Team Title, Third Straight for U.S.C. FLORENCE, Ala. (May 31, 2017) – The University of South Carolina team of Patrick Walters of Summerville, South Carolina, and Gettys Brannon of Gaffney, South Carolina, took the early lead Wednesday after Day One of the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis. The Gamecock duo weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 3 ounces and will begin Day Two with an 8-ounce lead over the second place team from Tennessee’s Bethel University. The three-day event features...

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Kentucky Lake Readies for Costa FLW Series Central Division Event presented by Lowrance

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2017) – As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Kentucky Lake, June 8-10. The tournament, which is presented by Lowrance, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Central Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $50,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard. “If the weather stays right, this tournament is going to be a smash fest,” said FLW Tour pro Jason Lambert of Michie, Tennessee,...

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‘Biggest, Most Important Happening In Bass Fishing’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —  A half-century ago, when Ray Scott of Montgomery, Ala., wanted to entice outdoor media to cover his upcoming press conference, he didn’t soft-sell the event. He invited the journalists to meet him in Springdale, Ark., and learn about “The Biggest, Most Important Happening In Bass Fishing History.” The “happening” was the All-American Bass Tournament on Beaver Lake, Arkansas, an event many mark as the beginning of the modern era of bass fishing. The tournament was held June 5-7, 1967 — 50 years ago next week. The tournament was successful enough to launch the professional fishing careers...

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Rekindling The Passion – Recovering from Fishing Burnout

Suffering from fishing burnout is not a fun feeling.  Not having the passion for it as I once did really hurts.  I also realize that being a husband and a Dad has helped me put my priorities where they need to be and that a maturation process has taken place within me.  I want to thank Jared for awakening the beast that lives inside me (my wife, on the other hand, is not so thankful) and for giving this ole Basshole another shot at things. For those of you all that do not know me, I am a bass...

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