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Tourney results say that quality bass have moved onto mid-depth structure across the country!

Clifford Pirch sweeps U.S. Open on Lake Mead from start to finish

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Thanks to Dan O'Sullivan of Anglers Press Media for keeping us caught up on all the action this week as the U.S. Open bass tournament played out on Lake Mead!

2014 WON Bass U.S. Open Champion Clifford Pirch - photo by Dan O'Sullivan

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 10, 2014 - It took landing a haymaker blow in the opening round, then dodging opponents punches for him to do it, but Clifford Pirch today claimed his third WON Bass Nitro Boats / Mercury U.S. Open victory. The win joins him with Mike Folkestad and Aaron martens as the only individuals to have won the West's most prestigious bass fishing event a trio of times.

 

Pirch still leads U.S. Open

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Thanks again to Dan O'Sullivan for keeping up to date on the developments at the U.S. Open bass tournament on Lake Mead:

2014 WON Bass US Open Day Two Leader Clifford Pirch Explains his Day to emcee Billy Egan - photo by Dan O'Sullivan

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 9, 2014 - Sometimes a little stumble is not as disastrous as one might think. Clifford Pirch, who presented a 15.49-pound limit to the scales on Monday's first day was not able to keep the torrid pace that he came out of the gates with on day two. However, his daily weight that came in at around half of his first day's weight was enough to keep him in the lead headed into the final day of the 2014 The WON Bass Nitro Boats / Mercury U.S. Open.

 

Clifford Pirch leads Day 1 of 2014 U.S.Open on Lake Mead

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A big 'Thanks!' to our friend Dan O'Sullivan of Anglers Press Media for sharing this report from the 2014 U.S. Open. O'Sullivan is on site at the big tourney just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada this week.

Clifford Pirch with his 6.49 Big Fish of Day One - photo by Dan O'Sullivan

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 8, 2014 - The King of Lake Mead is at it again.

 

Clifford Pirch, a two-time U.S. Open champion and multiple time top five finisher in the event has once again astounded the followers of the most prestigious bass fishing event in the Western United States.

 

Hackney still leads Elites on Cayuga

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Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., takes the lead on Day 3 of the A.R.E Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake. He has a three-day total of 61 pounds, 1 ounce.

Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster

UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — Who could be happy after not catching a limit in what is likely the most important bass tournament of your career?
 
Greg Hackney.
 
He was grinning ear-to-ear Saturday after weighing four bass instead of the allowed five in the third round of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake. But those four were solid largemouth bass that tipped the scales at 17-11. It was enough to keep a 10-ounce lead over his biggest threat, Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas.

Palaniuk at it again up north - Bassmaster Elite Series on Cayuga Lake

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Brandon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, takes the lead on the first day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake, bringing 20 pounds, 10 ounces to the scales. 

Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster

UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. — August is Brandon Palaniuk’s charmed time of year. New York is his state of magic.
 
Last August, the pro angler from Rathdrum, Idaho, won a Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. At age 25, he pocketed the $100,000 prize and achieved his goal qualifying for the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GroPro.
 

2015 Elite Series to feature a Western Swing - rest of the schedule remains a mystery for now

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Elite Series anglers will visit the premier desert lake, in terms of bass fishing, in the country - Havasu.

The 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series will feature a pair of tournaments in the Western United States as the world’s greatest bass fishermen test their skills on the Sacramento River out of Sacramento, Calif., April 30-May 3, and Lake Havasu out of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., May 7-10. Both rank in the Top 20 of Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes, and it will be the first time since 2010 that the Elites have traveled so far west.
 

2015 Cup headed for Lake Ouachita/Hot Springs, Ark.

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One announcement we always look forward at the Forrest Wood Cup is the revelation of the next year's Cup location. FLW told us that the 2015 Cup will take place on Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Read on for details:

FLW and Visit Hot Springs announced Saturday that Hot Springs, Ark., would once again be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 20-23, 2015, on Lake Ouachita.

Gagliardi wins Forrest Wood Cup at home!

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Anthony Gagliardi won the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup on his home lake, Murray.Anthony Gagliardi won the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup on his home lake, Murray.

Ehrler leads heading into final day of 2014 Forrest Wood Cup

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