News Feed Item

Arey Wins Walmart FLW Tour Event On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

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

ROGERS, Ark., April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Tour pro Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces Sunday to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac with a four-day cumulative total of 20 bass weighing 59-3.

Link to video of the winning moment

Arey's winning stringer gave him the win by a 1-pound, 9-ounce margin over Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., who caught a total of 20 bass weighing 57-10 and earned $30,000.

"The key for me this week was the jig pattern," said Arey, who earned the first professional victory of his career since winning the Forrest Wood Cup as a co-angler in 2006. "I noticed in practice that the water level had come up quite a bit and I figured that during the tournament it would be falling. So I tried to fish areas that I thought were more consistent and not as affected by the weather.

"I knew the fish were wanting to spawn, so I keyed in on spawning areas," Arey continued. "I was catching them on rock transitions from the mouth of the spawning pockets all the way back. My bait was a small green-pumpkin-colored finesse jig with a green-pumpkin Wackem Baits twin-tailed trailer. I used three different sizes, depending on the wind."

Arey said that he loves fishing Beaver Lake each year and that the White River impoundment is his favorite lake in the country.

"I love these natural Ozark lakes because you can read the shoreline," Arey said. "I also love this place because it features all three species of bass. It's almost like saltwater fishing. When I set the hook I don't know if I'm catching a 3-pound spotted bass, a 3-pound smallmouth or a 3-pound largemouth."

When asked if this win compared at all to his win as a co-angler at the Forrest Wood Cup, Arey said there was no comparison.

"It's not even close," Arey said. "This one is special. I've been flying under the radar and I'm cool with that because I'm making my living by doing what I love. But winning events of this caliber, the biggest events in the world, can make you a household name in fishing. Lake Murray and the Forrest Wood Cup this year are only two hours from my house. I don't have a whole lot of experience on it in the late summer, but I definitely will if I can make it."

The top 10 pros finished the tournament in:

            1st:     Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C., 20 bass, 59-3, $125,000

            2nd:    Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., 20 bass, 57-10, $30,000

            3rd:     Castrol pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., 15 bass, 54-14, $25,000

            4th:     Travis Fox, Rogers, Ark., 20 bass, 54-8, $20,000

            5th:     Casey Ashley, Donalds, S.C., 20 bass, 53-2, $19,000

            6th:     Micah Frazier, Newnan, Ga., 15 bass, 52-7, $18,000

            7th:     Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga., 20 bass, 50-0, $17,000

            8th:     Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., 20 bass, 48-14, $16,000

            9h:     Repel pro Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 20 bass, 48-13, $15,000

            10th:   Walmart pro Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark., 20 bass, 46-11, $14,000

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

Overall there were 50 bass weighing 140 pounds even caught by pros Sunday. Each of the final 10 pros brought a five-bass limit to the scale.

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.

Pros competed 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.

The FLW Tour stop on Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac was hosted by Visit Rogers. It was the fourth of six events in the Walmart FLW Tour's 2014 season. The fifth Walmart FLW Tour event of 2014 will be held at Pickwick Lake June 5-8 in Florence, Ala., and is presented by Straight Talk. The event will be hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, and boats will launch from McFarland Park in Florence. For a complete schedule, visit FLWOutdoors.com.

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.


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.



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
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, you'll learn about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how Docke...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
President Obama recently announced the launch of a new national awareness campaign to "encourage more Americans to move beyond passwords – adding an extra layer of security like a fingerprint or codes sent to your cellphone." The shift from single passwords to multi-factor authentication couldn’t be timelier or more strategic. This session will focus on why passwords alone are no longer effective, and why the time to act is now. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Chris Webber, security strateg...
November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Penta Security is a leading vendor for data security solutions, including its encryption solution, D’Amo. By using FPE technology, D’Amo allows for the implementation of encryption technology to sensitive data fields without modification to schema in the database environment. With businesses having their data become increasingly more complicated in their mission-critical applications (such as ERP, CRM, HRM), continued ...
In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we’re concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger bec...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudbric, a leading website security provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudbric is an elite full service website protection solution specifically designed for IT novices, entrepreneurs, and small and medium businesses. First launched in 2015, Cloudbric is based on the enterprise level Web Application Firewall by Penta Security Sys...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Impiger Technologies will exhibit in Booth #109 at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Impiger Technologies is a world-class, enterprise software product engineering company specializing in Mobile Application Development, Cloud Applications, Microsoft Technology Solutions, Web Technology and Telecom Services. Impiger Technologies helps enterprises improve busi...
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 

Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cemware will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Use MATLAB functions by just visiting website mathfreeon.com. MATLAB compatible, freely usable, online platform services. As of October 2016, 80,000 users from 180 countries are enjoying our platform service.
Digitization is driving a fundamental change in society that is transforming the way businesses work with their customers, their supply chains and their people. Digital transformation leverages DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy. However, information security has been notably absent from the DevOps movement. Speed doesn’t have to negat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, the leading provider of modern development tools and best practices for Continuous Integration on OpenVMS, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware products and development tools that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...