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Rookies and Veterans Represent Alabama at Table Rock

March 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Greg Pugh caught an 18-11 sack and leads at Table Rock. (Photo courtesy of Brett Carlson, FLW Outdoors)

Several Alabamians are competing in the FLW Tour tournament on Table Rock Lake that started today.  Cullman’s Greg Pugh caught an 18-11 bag and currently sits in first place.  Now that the FLW Tour has changed to a cumulative weight format, catching a big sack on the first day is not the tactical mistake it once was.

For those of us who like to pull for underdogs, there are two Alabama rookies who competed in their first FLW Tour event today.

Rookie Mark Stewart of Springville, AL caught 10-06 and is sitting in 20th place. Read more…

VOTE! What do you think about the Red River cancellation?

February 10, 2010 3 comments
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Safety should have been the Pros’ Responsibility at the FLW Red River Event

February 10, 2010 1 comment

David Dudley strongly believed conditions were unsafe to fish. (Photo courtesy of Rob Newell, FLW Outdoors)

Two articles this morning from the Shreveport Times indicate that canceling the Red River event was hardly a “no-brainer” decision.  The articles indicate that Chad Mogenthaler and David Dudley led a group of about 100 anglers that were in favor of canceling the event.  Apparently the group was so adamant and vocal that they left Charlie Evans with no choice but to cancel.  Here are links to the articles:

Part of the allure of the sport is that it pits man against nature.  Anglers are challenged to catch fish in conditions that the typical recreational angler would never fish in.  Anyone who has fished a tournament in less than perfect conditions recognizes the extremes these anglers go through to catch those little green fish.  We admire their grit.  We admire their determination.

For the real fan of the sport, tournaments with tough conditions are the most exciting to watch.

David Dudley and company put the FLW leadership on the spot and left them with no choice but to cancel the event due to liability reasons.  The FLW’s hand was forced due to co-angler safety.  It is a shame. Read more…

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