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  1. Goodbye

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

    Less Blogging More Fishing!

    Writing this blog is not something I am looking forward to or enjoying, but it must be done. I would like to say goodbye to each and every one of you personally, but that is not possible.  The past few years here have been very rewarding as a blog contributor at From The Dock. I…

  2. Busy week for FLW in South Carolina

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Casey Ashley went wire to wire to win Hartwell!

    Pro angler Casey Ashley of Donalds, SC, brought the largest stringer to the scale on Sunday – for the third time in four days of competition – to win the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell.  Ashley weighed in a 5-bass limit worth 15 pounds, 10 ounces to win the $100,000 prize after leading wire-to-wire…

  3. Hite goes Wire to Wire on Big O

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT

    Arizona's Brett Hite is 2014 Big O Champion

    Pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, AZ, brought a 5-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Hite’s four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 88-14 gave him a 6-pound, 6-ounce margin of victory in the tournament that featured…

  4. FLW Fantasy Fishing overhauled for 2014

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:56 PM EDT

    FLW-Fantasy_Fishing2014

    FLW Fantasy Fishing is back in 2014 with the largest prizes in bass fishing, improved game play and updated rules.  FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive extra access to fantasy tools that greatly aid in angler selection and increase odds to win prizes. The 2014 version of FLW Fantasy Fishing…

  5. Top Bass Fishing Gear Picks of 2013

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

    Evolve Nervous Walker

    Every year I accumulate more bass fishing stuff, some of it tackle, some gear, some clothes, some good and some not so much.  Here are my favorite items and best producers from 2013. On the bait side, my boat is fully loaded like a floating tackle store, but a few baits were my star producers…

  6. Strategies for Cold-Water Bass

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Kompak Craw on Neko Rig

    How to Welcome Chilly Temps, Bag Both Smallmouths and Largemouths with ‘Jack of All Trades’ Bait By Jack Busby When the water temperatures plummet in fall, tournament bass angler Rich Lindgren employs numerous cold-water tactics, relying largely on a single “jack of all trades bait” called the Kompak Craw for finicky bass in waters below…

  7. Fantastic Fall Frog Tactics for Fat Largemouth Bass

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    Bass Love the Nervous Walker Frog

    Learn tournament bass angler Rich Lindgren’s frog gambit and follow-up fall moves – Jack Busby These days, the word “fantastic” is used to describe everything from fast food to funny cat videos on YouTube.  But in a perfect world, it’d be reserved as a superlative for Lord Byron’s work or a sky dive from outer…

  8. Trick or Treat Bass Fishing

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    Crawdad BassTEK Tungsten Flipping Jig

    I thought it was a trick of some kind when I reeled this little guy in (Yep, little scrounger head fluke combo).  But you are probably asking yourself why I am showing you all a picture of this little peanut largemouth bass. Well, there are a few reasons: I figured you were tired of seeing…

  9. Strike while iron is hot

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

    5-01.3

    If you live anywhere around Minnesota or probably around the same latitude as Minneapolis, now is the time to put that boat, gun, etc. away and go fishing.  The fall bite is on and the bass are hungry and shallow.  I mean, the big bass are putting on a serious feed bag right now and…

  10. 2 Steps to Finding Fall Bass

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

    Fall Jig Bite!

    In the northern climate of Minnesota that I live in, our fall fishing days are numbered, so when you get out on the water you want to make the most of your time.  On lakes that have grass, bass use the grass all year, but in my experience there is a brief but glorious period…

  11. Tharp Takes Cup at Red

    Aug 19, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Randall Tharp 2013 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

    The moment FLW announced the Red River as the sight of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup, Randall Tharp circled it on his calendar, he knew that of all the venues that would host the Cup in coming years, none would likely line up better with his strengths as an angler.  Tharp is well known for…

  12. Forrest Wood Cup: Who to watch?

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

    FLW Cup Text

    Early tomorrow morning, as 46 competitors look across Port Lake at Red River South Marina and see who they’re up against in the Forrest Wood Cup, they’ll realize they weren’t the only one that climbed a mountain to get there. Each one will leave the dock thinking they have the right formula or have the…

  13. Relying on a Strength

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Tungsten Flipping Jig

    This past weekend I fished a team tournament with a good buddy on a Minneapolis metro area lake.  This lake is only about 550 acres small and the tournament was full with 40 boats, needless to say, there are not many secrets on this tiny lake.  Both my partner and I added side imaging units…

  14. My 2013 ICast Wish List

    Jul 19, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Minn Kota 12" Talon Shallow Water Anchors

    Well another ICAST show has come and gone, so now that I have had time to digest, here are the products and baits that I am most excited about! MinnKota – New 10′ & 12″ Minnkota Talons – They are actually more compact, they reach deeper depth, supposed to be in even quieter and they…

  15. FLW Rookie Casey Martin with Extreme Win on Chickamauga

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Bait Ball Extreme!

    What made Casey Martin’s victory extreme you ask?  Well it was really two fold, the bait and the margin of victory over a handful of locals.  Lets talk margin of victory first, Martins 4 day catch of 103-03 outdistance local favorite Wesley Strader by nearly 23lbs which I believe is 2nd largest margin of victory…

  16. Bass Fishing Translation Guide for the Yankee Bass Angler – Forage

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    School of Shad

    I get a lot of questions from my fellow non-southerner bass anglers about what are they supposed to do with all the info they get from their bass magazines; because the waters they fish don’t sound much like the river fed reservoirs of the south. I see this entry as a first of a multi-part…

  17. 2013 FLW AOY will be decided on Chickamaugua

    Jun 21, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    Andy Morgan with some Grand Lake Chunks!

    With 5 FLW Tour events in the books, it only leaves one more next week on the emerging Lake Chickamauga.  Leading the coveted Angler of the Year race with just one event left is one of the FLW Tour’s most consistent anglers of the last decade.  Andy Morgan has finished in the Top 10 in…

  18. Christie Crushes Again!

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Jason Christie with 2 Grand Lake Largemouth

    It was easy for many, myself included to pick Jason Christie as the odds on favorite to win the most recent FLW Tour event on Grand Lake in Oklahoma, but a whole different thing for him to go out there and do it against a huge field of talented bass anglers.  He had in his…

  19. Randy Haynes Runs Away at Eufala

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    Haynes Eufala

    When you look at the final standings from the most recent FLW Tour stop on Lake Eufala, you assume that winner Randy Haynes had them dialed in the whole time.  But in reality it was a bit of a gamble that the fish would transition during the off limits day and he would have fish…

  20. Bass Bucks Saver #2

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Use Rusty Hooks for Practice

    We hear all the time about how expensive fishing is getting and most of us are looking for good ways to save money when it comes bass fishing.  So in this post and future posts I hope to bring you some innovative tips that will put some “Bass Fishing Bucks” back in your pocket so…