Pickwick Lake Top 10 Patterns

By Rob Newell - Monday, May. 9, 2016, 12:20 PM
While Walmart FLW Tour rookie Buddy Gross took advantage of Pickwick Lake's new crop of eelgrass for his first Tour win, those behind him fished shad spawns and offshore structure to finish in the top 10 in the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. Here's a closer look at how those pros in the 2 through 10 positions fared.

Another Top 20 Puts Sprague in the AOY Lead

By Curtis Niedermier - Sunday, May. 8, 2016, 8:23 PM
With his 14th-place finish at Pickwick Lake, Keystone Light pro Jeff Sprague is the new AOY leader, and he's on pace for the top-20 sweep. Sprague also has finishes of 15th at Lake Okeechobee, 13th at Lake Hartwell and third at Beaver Lake.

Gross All The Way

By Rob Newell - Sunday, May. 8, 2016, 4:06 PM
Despite a brutally tough final day, Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., held on for the win in the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. On day four, Gross only brought two bass to the scale worth 4 pounds, 14 ounces, but his total of 74-5 was enough to overcome Michael Neal's late flurry for his first Tour win and a $100,000 payday.

Pickwick Lake Day 4 Coverage

Sunday, May. 8, 2016, 1:32 PM
Day four of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake looks to be the most perfect day we've had yet. It's also the day that Buddy Gross might earn $100,000.

Gross Continues to Dominate Pickwick

Saturday, May. 7, 2016, 4:22 PM
For the third day in row, Walmart FLW Tour rookie Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., walloped a 20-pound plus limit on Pickwick Lake and in the process pretty much walloped the rest of the field.

Storylines: Haynes Disqualified

By Sean Ostruszka - Saturday, May. 7, 2016, 3:22 PM
Five minutes may have cost Randy Haynes the chance at another eight and a half hours of fishing Sunday, the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake.

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

By Rob Newell - Saturday, May. 7, 2016, 3:06 PM
After day three at the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake, it looks like day four could only be a formality for tournament leader Buddy Gross. Of course, anything can happen in tournament fishing, but given Gross' generous leading margin of 14 pounds, 11 ounces and a pattern that appears bulletproof, he will basically have to do a face plant tomorrow to let this one slip away.

Pickwick Lake Day 3 Coverage

Saturday, May. 7, 2016, 8:55 AM
Day three of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake looks to be just about perfect. It's cool, but far from cold to start and the wind is forecast to stay under 11 mph all day. All told, this is likely the best day yet for pros to really make the most of the legendary fishery that Pickwick is.

Storylines: Lock-jawed Out Deep

By Sean Ostruszka - Friday, May. 6, 2016, 6:02 PM
Typically, Pickwick's famed ledges would still be pretty barren around this time of year, but the warm winter and spring have made ledge fishing a serious pattern for this Walmart FLW Tour event which is presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism. Or at least it would be if things would “get right.”

Gross Extends his Lead on Pickwick

By Rob Newell - Friday, May. 6, 2016, 4:50 PM
Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake featured considerably better weather and slightly reduced catches for many of the leaders. That didn't matter much for Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., who cracked another 12 pounds, 3 ounces and for a 46-11 total and extended his lead of Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn., to a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces.
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