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RANGER PROS: ALL THEY DO IS WIN
Meador co-angler winner on Grand
Defending his title as co-angler winner in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, which was presented by T-H Marine, was impressive enough, but the way Steven Meador did it was truly remarkable. After earning the 2018 win on Grand by 3 pounds, 6 ounces, the Bentonville, Ark., co-angler repeated the victory with a three-day total of 27-15 for a much slimmer winning margin this time around – just 10 ounces.
Dyer wins on Cal Delta
Blake Dyer set the pace on day one with a 27-pound, 3-ounce bag and he never relinquished the lead in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta. Weighing 15-8 on the final day, Dyer totaled 62-13 to stay ahead of a final-day charge from Jason Borofka. For his win, which is his first with FLW, Dyer takes home $31,114 and a trophy that will last forever.
Wayne Vaughan pro winner FLW Costa Series St. Lawrence River
He’s only been fishing for them for maybe 5 years, but Wayne Vaughan is eaten up with smallmouth.
“They’ve become a burning desire for me,” says the Chester, Va., pro. “I absolutely love them. I make five, six trips a year up north to fish for them.”
Well, this is one smallmouth trip he won’t soon forget. Making a key adjustment on the final day, Vaughan turned a small limit into a tournament-winning 20-pound, 11-ounce stringer to take home the victory in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division finale
Hoyer/McCarthy Win National Walleye Tour Championship Event Presented by Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops at Devils Lake, North Dakota
Pro angler earns more than $97,000 in winnings
Josh Gordon and Justin Champagne Bass Pro/Cabela’s NTC Champions
With a three-day total of 13 fish that weighed 74-03, Josh Gordon and Justin Champagne claimed victory at Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Brennon McCord BFL All American Pro Champion
The first two days of the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on the Potomac River were all about Joseph Thompson, but Brennon McCord mounted a furious comeback on the final day to overtake the Pennsylvania boater and earn a $100,000 check and a berth in the 2019 FLW Cup and the 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship.
John Hoyer Pro Winner National Walleye Tour Green Bay
Four years ago, Hoyer decided to step up to the pro ranks of the National Walleye Tour, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, after two successful seasons as a co-angler. His No. 1 goal in fishing was to win a National Walleye Tour event. Today, he fulfilled that goal in dramatic fashion.
Dillon Robinson Co Winner National Walleye Tour Green Bay
Dillon Robinson took home top honors in the Co-angler Division with a total weight of 74.25 pounds. On day one, Robinson fished with Gilman, a fellow Minnesota angler, and the two caught a limit worth 37.49.
Korey Sprengel wins Sturgeon Bay open
Their 26.57 pound day one total had Korey Sprengel and Ryan Dempsey in fourth place about a pound and a half out of first place in the 2019 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Day two had the walleye specialists within striking distance. Sprengel has fished the SBOBT a handful of years recently but never in a podium finish. Dempsey had never fished a single bass tournament in his life.
Kyle Grover pro winner FLW Costa Series Clear Lake
Fishermen often describe their best area of opportunity as “the juice” and Kyle Grover spared no effort in squeezing every drop out of his en route to notching a dominant victory in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina with a three-day total of 66 pounds, 13 ounces.
Eric Olliverson wins FLW Costa Series on Table Rock Lake
Eric Olliverson has dreamed since he was a kid of winning a big tournament on Table Rock Lake. Today, that dream came true.
In what was a tight tournament throughout the week, the local guide and former FLW Tour pro managed to beat out current FLW Tour pro Dakota Ebare by 5 ounces to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, which was presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson.
Powroznik Wins MLF BPT Stage 3 in Raleigh, NC
When it all comes down to it, the Major League Fishing format has always been about identifying fishing conditions on the fly, and making the right adjustments as those conditions change.
Jeremy Lawyer winner of FLW Tour on Grand Lake
At around 10 a.m. today, Jeremy Lawyer caught a line-burner he figured he’d be embarrassed to weigh in. Turns out, that squeaker was one of the most important catches of his career.
Ranger Pro Nick Thliveros wins Costa on the Big O
Back in 2013 Nick Thliveros earned the first win of his FLW career. He was a co-angler at the time, though getting that first trophy and check helped reinforce his desires to move to the front of the boat. In 2016, he committed to that dream, and now in his fourth year as a pro fishing the Costa FLW Series, Thliveros has a second win under his belt – this one from the front of the boat at the 2019 season opener for the Southeastern Division on Lake Okeechobee.
Ranger Pro Jordan Lee Notches Win in Inaugural Major League Fishing Event
Ranger Boats pro Jordan Lee reasserted his standing as the hottest professional angler with a win at Stage One on Major League Fishing's Bass Pro Tour on Florida's Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and Garcia Reservoir. Lee owns the last two Bassmaster Classic titles, and continued his hot streak at the first-ever MLF event, besting a star-studded field to take the trophy and first-place purse of $100,000 plus an additional $10,000 from the Ranger Cup contingency program.
BOLTON HANGS ON
Terry Bolton’s professional fishing career almost ended before he finally had his moment. The moment every tournament angler dreams of. The moment decades in the making, so close so many times, yet still so far out of reach.
Kyle Walters wins FLW Championship
When Kyle Walters wants to punch mats with big tungsten and sling hawgs around his boat, he doesn’t need to travel very far from his Grant-Valkaria, Fla., home to do it. That’s one of the perks of living in the Sunshine State. There is grass and bass everywhere.
Lintner wins BASS Opens Championship
Dialing into the details was the ticket to victory for Jared Lintner, winner of the 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship on Table Rock Lake.
Skarlis and Lahr Win MWC World Walleye Championship
Escanaba, Mich.—Oct. 6, 2018—Iowa’s Tommy Skarlis and Jeff Lahr rallied on the final day to win the elite national walleye event, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2018 World Walleye Championship Oct. 4-6 on Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Michigan.
Tommy Dickerson pro winner Costa FLW Series Ft. Gibson Lake
Ounces and inches.
Those two units of measure could best sum up Tommy Dickerson’s win at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury on Fort Gibson Lake.
Johnny Burke co winner Costa FLW Series Ft. Gibson Lake
For three years, Johnny Burke, a 63-year-old retired county commissioner from Creek County, Oklahoma, has been fishing the Costa FLW Series as a co-angler just hoping he might score a top 10.
Today, Burke not only scored his first top-10 finish, but he took it all the way to the top spot for the win.
Jeremy Lawyer pro winner Costa FLW Series Lake of the Ozarks
Forgetting the past can be a hard thing for a bass fisherman to do. But for Jeremy Jawyer, it proved to be the right decision.
When Lawyer left the dock this morning for the final day of the Costa FLW Series event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude, he was in fourth place and just 2 pounds, 8 ounces off the lead. Being that the top-10 weights were so close, the general consensus was that whoever caught the biggest limit on the final day would likely be crowned champion.
Steve Freeman co winner Costa FLW Series Lake of the Ozarks
The first time Steve Freeman of Eddysville, Ky., laid eyes on Lake of the Ozarks was just a few days ago. Now, he’s heading back to Kentucky with some hardware and a certificate for a Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower Evinrude outboard, plus $5,000 cash for being Ranger Cup qualified for winning the co-angler side of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude.
Troughton wins Cal Delta Costa
His final-round weight was roughly half of his day-two performance, but Gregory Troughton held on to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division tournament presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta with a three-day total of 60 pounds, 2 ounces.
Ish Monroe wins Bassmaster Elite Seris on Mississippi River
In notching his fifth Bassmaster victory and first in six years, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., caught a solid limit of largemouth bass on Championship Sunday to win the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
Ronny Webb takes Kentucky Lake co-angler title
Sometimes the simplest plan is the best plan, like it was for co-angler Ronny Webb this week at the FLW Tour event presented by Costa Sunglasses on Kentucky Lake.
Walters And Ronnestrand Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit at Sturgeon Bay
Michael Walters and Luke Ronnestrand’s multi-pronged plan of attack propelled them to victory at the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2018 season opener May 12 on Lake Michigan’s legendary Sturgeon Bay.
Korey Sprengel pro winner NWT Lake Winnebago
The 2018 season opener was originally scheduled for the Mississippi River near Red Wing, Minn., but historic April snow lead to flood conditions and ultimately a change in venue. Sprengel was pleased with the switch, but at the time, felt largely unprepared to tackle his dynamic home water.
Rick Grover co winner FLW Costa Series Clear Lake
Rick Grover of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., rode the highs and lows of multi-day competition and won the co-angler division of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude at Clear Lake by weighing a tournament total of 42 pounds, 1 ounce.
Wayne Breazeale pro winner FLW Costa Series Clear Lake
Tournament fishing often presents the question: Do you “manage” your fish with long-term optimism, or do you get while the gettin’s good? Wayne Breazeale is happy he chose the latter strategy, because on day three of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude, Clear Lake did not make it easy for the local pro to complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Strader wins at Kentucky lake
The final day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia threw Wesley Strader the right pitch, and he knocked it out of the park.
Strader, a first-year Elite Series pro from Spring City, Tenn., caught a final-day limit of five bass that weighed 20 pounds, 11 ounces and earned his first Elite Series victory with a four-day total of 80-4.
Bryan Thrift tops field at Cumberland FLW Tour
So long as Bryan Thrift fishes the FLW Tour, for anyone else, winning a tournament will never come easy. Winning means beating Bryan Thrift. Beating Bryan Thrift is a feat.
Ronnie McCoy wins Costa FLW Series at Santee Cooper
Before the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper began, there was a little saying going around that was the tipoff for an impending slugfest: Bring ’em big, or bust.
Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, S.C., took that adage to heart.
Jones gets the win on Grand
Christopher Jones edges fellow Ranger pro Jeff Sprague to strike gold on Grand Lake in a dramatic tie-breaker.
Meador claims co-angler title on Grand Lake
Steve Meador claims co-angler title at Grand Lake Costa FLW Series event.
JOHNSTON WINS FLW TOUR AT HARRIS CHAIN
Teamwork and a fellow Canadian helped him earn his first Tour-level win.
OMORI CLAIMS FIRST ELITE SERIES OF 2018
Texas' Takahiro Omori caught 59 pounds, 8 ounces over four days to secure his second Bassmaster Elite Series win, this one on Alabama's Lake Martin.
Smith sweeps tough Clear Lake
Bryant Smith had finally had his fill of getting beat because of the way he likes to fish and decided to do something about it. That “something” was a key bait change that led the Castro Valley, Calif., resident to his first pro victory with a three-day total of 53 pounds, 15 ounces in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Evinrude.
REYNOLDS CLOSES STRONG AT TEXOMA
Despite Lake Texoma’s meteorological mash-up, which brought three days of varying weather conditions, Jeff Reynolds of Calera, Okla., managed to establish the consistency he needed to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Frabill.
Blake Dyer pro winner Costa FLW series Cal Delta
WARREN MOUNTS FURIOUS COMEBACK ON GRAND
Confidence in his course and commitment to its completion led Rose, Oklahoma’s Curt Warren to victory in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine, with 46 pounds, 7 ounces of Grand Lake bass.
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