Welcome!

News Feed Item

Arey Takes Lead At Walmart FLW Tour Event On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

North Carolina's McDonald Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000

ROGERS, Ark., April 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Tour pro Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C., brought the largest five-bass limit of the entire tournament to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces to grab the lead after day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac. Arey's three-day total of 15 bass for 43 pounds, 10 ounces gives him a 2 pound, 8 ounce lead over second-place angler Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., who has a three-day weight of 15 bass worth 41-2 as the tournament heads into the final day. Only the top 10 pros will advance to the final day of competition in the four-day event, hosted by Visit Rogers, that features 173 of the world's best bass-fishing anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.

Link to photo of pro leader Matt Arey

"It's great to be leading, but I'd almost rather be one ounce behind in second place so I wouldn't have to deal with the pressure," said Arey, who has two previous top-5 finishes at Beaver Lake in FLW Tour competition. "I've never been leading a big event going into the final day, but I've never felt as good as I do right now about a tournament in my life."

Arey said that he has been starting out each morning fishing near Prairie Creek, then moving up the White River and targeting the staging prespawn largemouth.

"My fish are replenishing," Arey said. "I'm catching fish off of the exact same transitions where I caught them in previous days and they're solid white, so I know that they are just coming up. I've had most of my weight by 11 a.m., but I've been trying to sustain that mid- to low-teens average because that is pretty good this time of year. I've got a little bit of a pattern, but it's only working in a few select areas.

"I've been averaging seven or eight keeper largemouth each day and four to six keeper spotted bass," Arey continued. "Of the 15 bass that I have weighed in, 14 of them have been largemouth. It's not a big secret – I'm catching most of my fish on a jig. I'm rotating between two or three different baits, but the jig has been key for me."

"I'm going to do the same thing tomorrow," Arey went on to say. "I'm going to start near Prairie Creek and hopefully catch a few fish early to help settle the nerves. Then, I'm going to work my way up the river and just pick it apart. I'm going to pound it tomorrow and I know that I have to catch them again."

The top 10 pros advancing to the final day of competition on Beaver Lake are:



1st:     Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C., 15 bass, 43-10


2nd:    Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., 15 bass, 41-2


3rd:     Travis Fox, Rogers, Ark., 15 bass, 38-9


4th:     Castrol pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., 15 bass, 38-5


5th:     Micah Frazier, Newnan, Ga., 15 bass, 38-3


6th:     Repel pro Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 15 bass, 38-2


7th:     Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., 15 bass, 37-8


8th:     Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga., 15 bass, 37-5


9th:     Casey Ashley, Donalds, S.C., 15 bass, 37-2


10th:   Walmart pro Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark., 15 bass, 36-4



Finishing in 11th through 20th are:



11th:   Chevy pro Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., 15 bass, 36-3, $12,000


12th:   Spencer Shuffield, Bismarck, Ark., 14 bass, 34-5, $12,000


13th:   Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., 15 bass, 34-4, $12,000


14th:   Eric Olliverson, Lampe, Mo., 15 bass, 33-12, $12,000


15th:   Cheez-It pro Shinichi Fukae, Palestine, Texas, 15 bass, 33-11, $12,000


16th:   Matt Herren, Trussville, Ala., 15 bass, 32-1, $12,000


17th:   Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla., 15 bass, 31-1, $12,000


18th:   Steve Kennedy, Auburn, Ala., 15 bass, 30-0, $12,000


19th:   Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J., 13 bass, 29-3, $12,000


20th:   Stacey King, Reeds Spring, Mo., 14 bass, 28-14, $12,000

 

Final results for the remaining field can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.

Overall there were 96 bass weighing 204 pounds, 9 ounces caught by pros Saturday. The catch included 17 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.

Mike McDonald of Randleman, N.C., won the co-angler division and $25,000 Saturday with a three-day total of 12 bass weighing 24 pounds, 10 ounces, followed by Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., in second place with 14 bass weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce worth $7,500.

"When it's your time to win, it's your time," said McDonald, who has three career wins as a boater on the Walmart BFL circuit. "I fished flawlessly this week. I lost no fish, and I really caught quality fish. A 3- or 4-pounder will take you a long way in this tournament."

McDonald said he that his key bait this week was an Obsession Lures jig, but he also caught fish on a Yamamoto Senko.

The top 10 co-anglers finished:



1st:     Mike McDonald, Randleman, N.C., 12 bass, 24-10, $25,000


2nd:    Todd Lee, Jasper, Ala., 14 bass, 23-1, $7,500


3rd:     Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., 13 bass, 22-13, $5,000


4th:     Nick Hensley, Cumming, Ga., 13 bass, 22-11, $4,000


5th:     Nick Loeffelman Jr., Valles Mines, Mo., 10 bass, 22-2, $3,250


6th:     Braxton Setzer, Auburn, Ala., nine bass, 21-3, $2,500


7th:     James Jewett, Nashville, Tenn., 11 bass, 19-14, $2,000


8th:     J.R. Wright, Truckee, Calif., 13 bass, 19-4, $1,800


9th:     Michael Smith, Pickerington, Ohio, 13 bass, 18-13, $1,700


10th:   Hunter Hicks, Charlotte, N.C., 12 bass, 18-8, $1,600

For a full list of results visit FLWOutdoors.com.

Overall there were 53 bass weighing 89 pounds, 2 ounces caught by co-anglers Saturday. Two co-anglers were able to boat a five-bass limit.

In addition to the top award of $25,000, co-anglers were also fishing this week for valuable points that would 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 Prairie Creek Park located at 9300 N. Park Road in Rogers at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday's final weigh-in will be held at the John Q. Hammons Center located at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers beginning at 4 p.m.

Fans will also be treated to the FLW Expo at Walmart on 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. The first 150 children 14 and under who are accompanied by an adult will receive a voucher to redeem for a free rod and reel combo courtesy of KNWA each day after the final weigh-in. Also on Sunday, country music superstar Rodney Atkins will perform a free live concert on the Walmart weigh-in stage at 3 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.

Coverage of the Beaver Lake tournament will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when "FLW" airs June 14 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.

ABOUT FLW

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. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

FLWOutdoors.com

SOURCE FLW

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you ...
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, will discuss some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and relate how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material will be delivered i...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, represent...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, will provide a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...