Live Blog: Tuesday Morning, May 23rd – More Practice!

Tuesday, May 23rd 11:40am

Florence, Alabama is home to Pickwick Lake, but it’s also home to so much more and we wanted to find out what else Florence had to offer.   We spent some time today out exploring the area. Our first stop was at the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and Visitor Center.







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Tuesday, May 23rd 11:00am

Be sure to check out Ranger Boats powered by Yamaha’s this afternoon.  There will demo rides to the anglers at McFarland Park during the Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night.

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Tuesday, May 23rd 10:20am

Garmin and FLW Pro Clark Wendlandt will be on hand this afternoon with live on the water demos covering Garmin Panoptix and answering questions on how he uses his Garmin Units.

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Tuesday, May 23rd 9:40am

Just a reminder to all anglers the Wilson Lock will be out of service during the tournament so no anglers will be allowed to lock through.

Tuesday, May 23rd 9:15am

Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night is tonight and setup is underway! Anglers will get to come out and compete to win some great prizes from Yamaha and enjoy as much pizza as they can eat!

The ACA team is setting up the weigh in site for the week long festivities


Yamaha is on hand and getting ready for tonight’s Yamaha Angler Appreciation night.

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 Tuesday, May 23rd 8:30am

Here is just a sample of some of what anglers caught during Monday’s Official Practice Day.  Be sure and search out the tag #wearecollegiatebass this week for various posts from the water by college anglers.

Tuesday, May 23rd 8:00am

Will it be won on ledges again or will another pattern prevail?

Pickwick Lake is famous for it’s summertime ledge fishing. Many anglers spend hours in practice just idling around looking for one or two schools of fish on the famous Pickwick ledges in hopes of those schools leading them to the victory.

However, we’ve seen some schools in the past find shallow fish that have kept them in contention and in fact only one or two bites from the win. With this recent cooler weather will there be more fish shallow this year than in the past? Will this year be the year someone unlocks the shallow bite or perhaps finds a set of docks in a marina that leads them to the win? It will be worth watching as the week unfolds.

Can Auburn find them again this year?