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Posted By Hawgsrus

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Burks wins co-angler title
HEMPHILL, Texas (Feb. 16, 2013) – Denny Brauer of Del Rio, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Mercury on Toledo Bend with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 56 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Brauer earned $27,137 and a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.
      “It feels awesome,” said Brauer. “It was definitely a struggle today and I went through a lot of different emotions all day long wondering if I was going to end up with enough weight to win. I am totally elated.
      “All three days I fished boat docks and pretty much stayed on the lower end of the lake,” Brauer continued. “I was covering a lot of docks but catching most of my fish where there was 5 to 10 feet of water underneath. I was pitching a ½-ounce Strike King Denny Brauer pro model jig in black and blue color on 25-pound-test line.

      “I really didn’t see a lot people out there doing what I was doing,” Brauer went on to say. “That’s the neat thing about Toledo Bend. It’s such a good lake and there is so much cover that boat docks are not the premier player here. Most people ignore the docks. The fact that I had them all to myself probably enabled me to win the tournament.”


      This was Brauer’s first victory in FLW competition but he is no stranger to fishing success. Brauer recently retired from an outstanding career with the Bassmaster Elite Series and moved south to his present home in Del Rio, Texas. This is his second season fishing the EverStart Series and he is currently sitting in fourth place in the Texas division Angler of the Year race.


       Kevin Burks of Kountze, Texas, won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117 with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 36 pounds, 6 ounces.

        Martin caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division Friday – a 13-pound, 1-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart Series Big Bass award of $118.
      The next EverStart Series Texas Division tournament will be April 18-20 at Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas, and is hosted by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce.
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MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 6, 2013) – FLW Tournament Bass Fishing, an app developed by the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, is now available as a free download on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play marketplace. FLW Tournament Bass Fishing mirrors the highly successful website and offers iPhone, iPad and Android device users the latest FLW news and video, live tournament coverage and up-to-date tournament schedules, results and standings.

     “The launch of the FLW app demonstrates our commitment to offering the best experience possible for our fans and members,” said Trisha Blake, FLW’s President of Marketing. “The functionality and ease of use make it a must-own for any FLW fan. FLW will strive to continue to be the Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.”
     Features of FLW Tournament Bass Fishing include:
·        Live video and weigh-in data for FLW fishing tournaments
·        On-the-water coverage for FLW Tour events
·        Latest FLW news and video coverage
·        Episodes of the FLW television show
·        Bass fishing tips and videos from pro anglers
·        Manage your FLW Fantasy Fishing team and view your league and standings
·        Membership access to the digital version of FLW Magazine
·        Register for upcoming FLW bass tournaments in your area
     Look for FLW Tournament Bass Fishing available now as a free download from Apple’s App Store on Apple devices or on Google Play for Android devices.

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.


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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Redemption is sweet, and Daniel Lanier of Winter Springs, Fla., almost tasted it today at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. After taking a commanding lead on the first day of the tournament with a limit of bass weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces, he saw it all slip away in the second round when he caught just two bass for a scant 2-11. It put Lanier in sixth place going into the finals, a mere 2 two pounds behind Rick Howes of nearby Oviedo.


But the final round was a new day for Lanier, and he made the most of it. Lanier was back on his game and, perhaps just as importantly, his fish were biting again, too. He caught a five-bass limit weighing 16-12 that include the best fish of the day, a 7-10 lunker. Lanier finished the competition with 47-2, enough to put him on B.A.S.S.’ hot seat and wait for the rest of the competition to weigh in.


Everything went just fine until the last angler came to the scales. Lanier had outlasted everyone but Howes. With a 14-pound, 10-ounce cushion, he knew he wasn’t safe.


But when the scales for Howes’ catch read exactly 14-10, both anglers had to be a little disappointed and perhaps a bit relieved. Instead of crowning a champion, handing over a trophy and checks and possibly sending an angler to the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the big prizes have to wait for one more day.


Lanier and Howes will go out on tournament waters again on Sunday to fish from 7 a.m. ET until noon. They’ll weigh in at Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park on Sunday, Feb. 3. Fans and friends are welcome to attend.


Howes earned his share of the tie in dramatic fashion. He didn’t have a bass until 12:30 p.m. and caught his last keeper within sight of the check-in area and with less than two minutes left to fish.


Most of the field fought their way to the final round by flipping and pitching matted vegetation with heavily weighted soft plastic baits. For many, the bite was slow in the morning, but picked up as the sun rose and the water warmed.


Brian Kelly of Liverpool, N.Y., celebrated his 31st birthday with a win on the co-angler side of the competition. He ended the tournament with a three-day total of eight bass weighing 27-4. The co-angler first-place trophy and top prize of a Triton boat and Mercury outboard will make terrific birthday gifts.


Once a pro champion is crowned, he’ll earn $10,000 plus a Skeeter boat and Yamaha motor combo. Also at stake are critical points toward a spot in the Bassmaster Elite Series and a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic for a champion who competes in all three Southern Opens this season.


Stay tuned. There’s more to come from this Bassmaster Southern Open.


Courtesy of BASS Communications.