|By PR Newswire||
|March 7, 2014 08:46 PM EST||
SENECA, S.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional angler Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to extend his lead at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats. Ashley's two-day cumulative weight of 37-4 gives him a 2 pound, 12 ounce lead over second-place pro John Cox of Debary, Fla., who has a two-day weight of 10 bass worth 34-8 as the tournament heads into the third day of competition. The field is now cut to the top 20 in the four-day event that features the world's best bass-fishing anglers casting for the top cash award of up to $125,000.
"It's been a great two days," said Ashley, who lives only 45 miles from Lake Hartwell. "This is a dream come true to fish a big tournament on your home waters like this and have it work. The weather has been nasty, but it's changing every day. I'm just taking it day by day, because I know that the fish are going to change, too."
After weighing in a five-fish limit of largemouth bass Thursday, Ashley brought a limit consisting of four spotted bass and one largemouth to the scale Friday.
"It took me until 1 p.m. to get a limit today," Ashley said. "It's slow fishing. I'm picking off one here, and one here. I was able to fish some new stuff today because the wind blew out of another direction and I was able to fish where I couldn't get to yesterday."
Ashley said that he has been catching most of his fish this week throwing a jig and a shaky-head rig. The largemouth that he weighed in Friday came via a swimbait.
"The sun doesn't really help or hurt me," Ashley said. "The fish that I am catching are relating to what they relate to for different reasons. They just live there. I'm spending a lot of time in good places.
"I'm looking forward to fishing tomorrow because my hands won't be cold," Ashley went on to say. "I hope the sun helps me. The fish are not real active right now. I think that if we get another warming trend we'll get another wave of them to pull up."
The top 20 pros that will fish Saturday on Lake Hartwell are:
1st: Casey Ashley, Donalds, S.C., 10 bass, 37-4
2nd: John Cox, Debary, Fla., 10 bass, 34-8
3rd: Clent Davis, Montevallo, Ala., 10 bass, 33-14
4th: Barton Aiken, Greenville, S.C., 10 bass, 31-11
5th: Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., 10 bass, 29-12
6th: Ramie Colson Jr., Cadiz, Ky., 10 bass, 28-12
7th: Ryan Davidson, Huntington, W. Va., 10 bass, 28-8
8th: Charlie Ingram, Centerville, Tenn., 10 bass, 28-2
9th: Randall Tharp, Port St. Joe, Fla., 10 bass, 28-2
10th: Shad Schenck, Waynetown, Ind., 10 bass, 27-11
11th: George Foreman pro Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., 10 bass, 27-4
12th: Repel pro Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 10 bass, 27-2
13th: Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz., 10 bass, 27-2
14th: Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., 10 bass, 26-10
15th: Walmart pro Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tenn., 10 bass, 25-10
16th: Chris Baumgardner, Gastonia, N.C., 10 bass, 25-8
17th: Rayovac pro Jacob Wheeler, Indianapolis, Ind., 10 bass, 25-2
18th: Barry Wilson, Birmingham, Ala., eight bass, 25-1
19th: Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn., eight bass, 25-0
20th: Stacey King, Reeds Spring, Mo., 10 bass, 24-15
For a full list of results visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Davidson won the FLW Big Bass Award and $500 on Friday on the pro side with a fish weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces.
Overall there were 614 bass weighing 1,289 pounds, 3 ounces caught by 168 pros Friday. The catch included 79 five-bass limits.
Pros are competing for a top award of up to $125,000 this week plus valuable points in the hope of qualifying for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing. The top 35 anglers in the point standings from the six events on the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour will qualify. The 2014 Forrest Wood Cup will be in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 14-17 on Lake Murray and is hosted by Capital City Lake Murray Country. Anglers could win as much as $500,000 – professional bass-fishing's richest prize.
David Redington of Sulphur Springs, Texas, leads the co-angler division with 10 bass weighing 31-8 followed by Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., in second place with 10 bass weighing 24-15.
The top 20 co-anglers fishing Saturday are:
1st: David Redington, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 10 bass, 31-8
2nd: Todd Lee, Jasper, Ala., 10 bass, 24-15
3rd: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., nine bass, 21-7
4th: Dennis Cameron, Travelers Rest, S.C., 10 bass, 21-4
5th: Eric Self, Lawndale, N.C., 10 bass, 20-9
6th: Frank Divis Sr., Fayetteville, Ark., 10 bass, 18-12
7th: Kevin Gordon, Aiken, S.C., eight bass, 17-7
8th: Cody Kelley, Conway, Ark., 10 bass, 16-5
9th: Mike Comeau, Jericho, Vt., eight bass, 16-3
10th: Ken Coats, Tahlequah, Okla., 10 bass, 16-2
11th: Nick Loeffelman Jr., Valles Mines, Mo., eight bass, 15-7
12th: Dearal Rodgers, Camden, S.C., nine bass, 15-1
13th: Mike Bodiford, Panama City, Fla., seven bass, 14-12
14th: Gary Hurley, Dayton, Tenn., seven bass, 14-7
15th: Dennis Kirby, Lakeland, Tenn., six bass, 14-6
16th: Andrew Owens, Dividing Creek, N.J., 10 bass, 14-6
17th: Braxton Setzer, Auburn, Ala., seven bass, 14-2
18th: Alan Woodford, Winslow, Ind., eight bass, 14-2
19th: Jonathan Henry, Grant, Ala., eight bass, 14-2
20th: Richie Eaves, Nauvoo, Ill., seven bass, 14-0
For a full list of results visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Joshua Weaver of Macon, Ga., caught Friday's FLW Big Bass in the co-angler division weighing 6-10 to win $250.
Overall there were 343 bass weighing 641 pounds, 9 ounces caught by co-anglers Friday. The catch included 25 five-bass limits.
Co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $25,000 this week plus valuable points that could help them qualify for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart. The top 35 co-anglers in the point standings from the six events on the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour will qualify.
Anglers will take off from the Clemson Marina located at 150 Clemson Marina Drive in Seneca, S.C., at 7 a.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the final day of competition, the top 10 anglers will take off at 7:30 a.m. from the Clemson Marina. Saturday and Sunday's final weigh-ins will be held at the Walmart located at 1636 Sandifer Blvd. in Seneca beginning at 4 p.m.
Fans will also be treated to the FLW Expo at the Walmart on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. prior to the final weigh-ins. The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors, and fans can learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities. All activities are free and open to the public. Also on Sunday, country music artist Josh Thompson will perform a free live concert on the Walmart weigh-in stage at 3 p.m.
Coverage of the Lake Hartwell tournament will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when "FLW" airs May 24 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. The Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show is hosted by Jason Harper and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
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 2014 over the course of 229 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 564 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 FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 387
SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 432
WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with WHOA.com, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services. Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to WHOA.com customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to WHOA.com enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 196
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
Sep. 1, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 205
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Sep. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 509
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
Sep. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 439
In 2014, the market witnessed a massive migration to the cloud as enterprises finally overcame their fears of the cloud’s viability, security, etc. Over the past 18 months, AWS, Google and Microsoft have waged an ongoing battle through a wave of price cuts and new features. For IT executives, sorting through all the noise to make the best cloud investment decisions has become daunting. Enterprises can and are moving away from a "one size fits all" cloud approach. The new competitive field has ...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 136
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
Sep. 1, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 211
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Sep. 1, 2015 01:00 PM EDT
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 476
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 912
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 258
Enterprises can achieve rigorous IT security as well as improved DevOps practices and Cloud economics by taking a new, cloud-native approach to application delivery. Because the attack surface for cloud applications is dramatically different than for highly controlled data centers, a disciplined and multi-layered approach that spans all of your processes, staff, vendors and technologies is required. This may sound expensive and time consuming to achieve as you plan how to move selected applicati...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:30 PM EDT
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Sep. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 249