ROGERS, Ark. (PRWEB) April 29, 2012
Coming in to this event Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., had career winnings of $ two.9 million dollars the most of any skilled angler on the FLW Tour. Dudley widened that gap today by winning the Walmart FLW Tour Major on Beaver Lake presented by Straight Talk. The $ 125,000 victory has pushed him more than the $ 3 million mark. Dudley weighed in a five-bass limit worth 16 pounds, 9 ounces to win the tournament, besting the very best bass-fishing pros from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan.
Link to photo of pro winner David Dudley
Link to video of pro winner David Dudleys winning moment
Dudley weighed in 20 bass totaling 54 pounds, 7 ounces during four days of competition fishing. He edged out a man who had previously won this occasion in 2007, Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., who weighed in 5 bass today totaling 17 pounds, 8 ounces. Morgans 4-day total of 53-15 was good sufficient for second place and a $ 35,000 verify.
Winning a tournament like this genuinely drives me, mentioned Dudley, who now has 32 best-10 finishes and six victories in FLW competition. Me and Glenn (Browne) are good pals, but when he stated on stage yesterday that there had been only 3 anglers in contention to win and he didnt mention my name, well, it truly fueled my fire. So thank you, Glenn Browne. What I did right now was like hitting two grand slams in the last inning of a baseball game. I just kept plucking away at it. Its a passion for me.
You truly just have to go out there and catch as significantly as you can, Dudley continued. You cant be concerned about what the other guy is performing. Fishing is so significantly of a mental game you have to be mentally tough. Its not about the ability, its about the choices. Its not like Im a greater angler than anyone out there. Its the choices that we make that separate us.
Dudley utilized his decision-generating abilities nowadays to leap from fourth location after Saturdays weigh-in into the best spot. He caught most of his fish this week on an umbrella rig, but changed his technique this afternoon after possessing a slow morning.
I was catching them all week on the umbrella rig, but around 1 p.m. I realized that if I wanted to win I was going to require to switch it up, he stated. I went to a steep bank that I had caught a couple off of this week utilizing a wacky worm, and the wind was blowing fairly good against it. I made the selection to switch back to the wacky worm and I just worked my way down that bank. I caught 4 or 5 keepers and culled a couple of instances, and it just seemed to turn on for me. Everywhere I stopped I caught a massive one particular. I ended up only weighing in a single on the umbrella rig these days.
In spite of the umbrella rig being a essential part of Dudleys success all through the week, he knows that it was not the only aspect in his victory.
That rig is one thing that we are all nonetheless learning about, said Dudley. Its gotten a negative name since some people say that it mistreats the fish, but it doesnt do any of that. Its a lure that is going to catch some fish, but it does not dominate. Of my 20 bass that I weighed in, only 13 of them came on the umbrella rig. Seven of my fish came on diverse lures. The umbrella rig is a tool, not a remedy-all tool. I think the important selection to my tournament was not going right after the spotted bass. I had a legit ten to 12 schools located, and it was very tempting. I knew I couldnt rely on them, though, because they would not have had the weight that helped me get to this spot these days.
Moments following his emotional victory, Dudley was already hunting ahead to the next FLW Tour occasion on the Potomac River.
Im genuinely searching forward to the Potomac, thats for confident. I truly really like tidal rivers and I adore the existing. The Potomac is a very healthy fishery proper now, so all of you Fantasy Fishing players out there much better choose some very good power fishermen.
The remaining prime ten pros completed the tournament in: