Flowery Branch’s Roger Vinson won the T-H Marine BFL Bulldog Super Tournament at Lake Lanier yesterday. His son Peyton fished his first BFL and finished in the Top 10 on the co-angler side. It was a great weekend in the Vinson household. Dad Roger won an incredibly tough two-day T-H Marine BFL Bulldog Super Tournament on Lanier and son Peyton finished seventh as a co-angler in his first BFL event ever. Roger put together a two-day total of 28-11, including a big second day of
Tournament officials hoping to dodge hurricanes and dragon boats Tough bite at the state’s biggest lake awaits Bulldog Divsion’s top pros Estimates to win range from 25-30 pounds over two days for boaters and 17-20 pounds for co-anglers If you are fishing the T-H Marine BFL Bulldog Division Super Tournament on Lanier this Saturday, you’d better be flexible. And, if you’ve decided to fish up the river, you might have a tough time getting around the Dragon Boat races. Yes, Dra
When you think about great father/son professional fishermen, the one you might think of first is Roland and Scott Martin. Or, maybe (the late, great) Guido Hibdon and his son Dion. While there are many out there, Flowery Branch is about to bring the next great father/son fishing team to the T-H Marine BFL Bulldog Division. And we are talking about a dad and his son who already have won Angler of the Year points races in their respective divisions. Roger Vinson, a long-time G
Flowery Branch angler and FLW Tour pro Rob Jordan, who also guides on Lanier, puts one in the boat at the prestigious All American at Cross Lake last month. Rob finished seventh and picked up a check for $11,000 (photo courtesy flwfishing.com) Rob Jordan’s hard work on and off the water gave him the opportunity to make a big move in 2018 Talks about “lessons learned” in first year on the big Tour For those of you who fish the BFL and dream about one day making the All America
Blue Ridge Native Nails a Top Ten at Cross Lake Ellijay’s Heath Pack had fished only 11 FLW tournaments before he qualified for the T-H Marine BFL All American. But he’s made the most of them. Heath has 6 Top Ten finishes, one tournament win (Hartwell in May) and won more than $20,000. More than that, he finished 9th in this year’s All American, catching 39 pounds of bass at Cross Lake in what is perhaps the most prestigious and long-standing tournament for weekend anglers. H
Committed to the frog bite, Columbus’ Young Gun finished in fifth place, winning $13,000 and lots of respect He’s been a tournament fisherman for 12 years–and he’s only 21. Tyler Morgan, in his second consecutive T-H Marine BFL All American as a boater, felt great about his chances at Louisiana’s Cross Lake, where the prestigious tournament was being held. “I went to practice with my Dad for three days and we were catching 18 pound sacks on a frog,” said Tyler. “I told my Dad
Four Georgia pros fish for $100,000 prize and ticket to the Forest Wood Cup Two Georgia co-anglers also will fish for $60,000 payday tomorrow T-H Marine All American tournament being held on Cross Lake, near Shreveport, La. Rob Jordan from Flowery Branch leads the Georgia contingent on the boater side–where he sits in 4th place after sacking 39-10 in two days (Rob had 16-10 pounds today while bagging 21-11 on Day 1). Heath Pack of Ellijay at the Day 2 weigh-in with 12-14. Hea
Georgia Big Sticks again dominate the top of the boater side leaderboard Day 1 is in the books and Georgia anglers are lurking Day 1 is in the books at the T-H Marine BFL All American, and Georgia’s big sticks are well-represented, making up over half the of the Top 13 spots on the leaderboard. Six Georgia boaters made the top 13, and young Tyler Morgan lead the way. Tyler, who has won four times and had 17 Top 10’s, finished Day 1 with a weight of 22-4–behind leader Nick Le
Cross Lake, near Shreveport, La. is hosting its third T-H Marine BFL All American.(Courtesy Pentaxforums.com) Kip Carter returns to Cross Lake, joined by a dozen other Georgia anglers all going for one of bass fishing’s biggest prizes In a shallow-water lake lined with cypress trees, the kind of fishing paradise most of us only dream about, 98 anglers from across the nation will take off at Louisiana’s first light tomorrow morning in search of perhaps tournament bass fishing’
Authorities search for Florida co-angler by Dave Altman, Editor The worst case scenario happened on the first day of the FLW Tournament year when one of the Costa Series boats failed to return to the weigh-in. While the boater was later found alive, the remainder of the tournament was cancelled as the search continued for his co-angler. Authorities continue to search massive Lake Okeechobee for co-angler Nik Kayler of Apopka, Fla. Nik has fished more than 60 FLW Tour events.(
It’s regional & championship tournament time across the FLW BFL & Costa Trails, including two that will take place the next two weekends, one in Alabama and one here at Lake Lanier. While the Lanier event will garner a lot of attention locally, many Georgia bass fishermen will be watching the results the next three days at the T-H Marine BFL Regional event on Lake Wheeler. Included in the event will be the Top 50 anglers from four divisions: Bulldog, Bama, Choo Choo and the M
How a former high school violinist and self-described “quiet little nerd” became a successful small business This is the third in a series on the women who are married to Georgia’s Big Sticks. We are interested in what it’s like to have a husband who is fishing sometimes as much as he is working–and particularly on tournament weekends. These ladies give us an ‘inside look’ of what it’s like to married to a great tournament fishermen. We also learn about their interests–where
Editors Note: What’s it like to be married to a Georgia Big Stick? Find out now in this first in a series of posts on the spouses behind the tournament fishermen. Interviews were conducted directly with the wives of some of Georgia’s Big Sticks. Over the coming weeks, we’ll meet some of the women behind the men who dominate Georgia’s tournament fishing scene–and learn what it’s like to have a husband who is more comfortable in his boat than just about anywhere else. Hats off
A Father’s Gift By David R. Altman “When you coming home, dad?” I don’t know when We’ll get together then, son, you know we’ll have a good time then” –“Cats In The Cradle”, by Harry Chapin My Dad has been gone for 16 years. And this post is really more about him than it is about fishing. When you are a father who has raised his own kids and has been blessed by now watching them raise theirs, there comes a point in your life where you begin to think about where it all started.
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