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THE LATEST BASS FISHING NEWS
The 2015 bass tournament season is officially underway and I am super-excited about the changing dynamics. There is no doubt that the economy is improving and the 250-boat field that fished the first Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee is testament to that.
Crankbaits, jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits are popular search baits in the prespawn, but to me it's hard to beat a spinnerbait. You might not get the same numbers of fish as the other baits will, but as a general rule you'll get bigger fish.
In Episode 62, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with Val Osinski, the winner of the recent Rayovac FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. They talk about his techniques and adjustments, as well as Bugsy and what running a lure company is like. Then they recap the Rayovac on Okeechobee, discuss the record-breaking FLW College Fishing event on Sam Rayburn and cover some other fishing news.
Last week was a pretty big one for FLW. Combined, the company had 678 anglers participate in the Rayovac FLW Series event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee and the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference qualifier on Sam Rayburn. All told, three FLW records were broken - the overall field size record, the College Fishing field size record (one that was destined to fall in 2015 since there's no longer a cap on field size) and the College Fishing single-day catch record.
The University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Tyler Craig of Frierson, La., and Brian Eaton of Monroe, La., won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Saturday with five bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces - the heaviest one-day five-bass limit ever weighed in FLW College Fishing history.
Don Butler of Tulsa, Okla., claimed the Bassmaster Classic for his first tournament win, and a $10,000 check. read more
I caught an astounding 25 pounds, 1 ounce in one day on Lake Toho by using a technique that’s often overlooked — swimming a Texas rigged worm.
Flipping and pitching are dominant ways to catch giant Florida bass, but an array of techniques paid off during the Southern Open on Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
An array of approaches paid off during the recent Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1.