The Outdoor Scoreboard Fishing Podcast

Early show this week with our good buddy Cody Prather. Cody is the man behind the camera during all the MLF Bass Pro Tour events. He's down at Conroe ready for event #2. We also get an update on what's happening in the world of Hobie Kayaks and the big tournaments across the world. We wrap it up with our Elites fantasy picks for Lanier. 

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This week we're joined by MLF Bass Pro Tour pro Jeff Sprague. Jeff is fresh off a top 10 finish at the BPT's first event. David and Matt go over their BASS fantasy picks.



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Andy's back! Mr. Montgomery takes a brief time out from some MLF tackle prep to talk to us about the upcoming Bass Pro Tour stop #1. It's almost time to get this new series underway. He also shares his thoughts on why he joined the Lew's pro team. 

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David and Matt are back from a long winter break. Ready to talk fishing again! This year's first guest is KY lake hammer and Bass Nation Team Champion Matt Robertson. We get the scoop on how he won the team championship and what he thinks about qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic. 


Photo Cred: Bassmaster Media

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David and Matt catch up with BASS Elite pro Paul Mueller.

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We're back after a week off for Thanksgiving. We catch up with Jamie Hartman and talk about his return to the Elite tour next year after his medical hardship. Sounds like he's ready to get back and dominate!



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We're back from our TOS football showdown and the Vols came out on top in a dominating performance over David's Wildcats. We talk about the trip and go over the 2019 MLF calendar.

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This week we're joined by BASS Elite Pro Matt Herren. Matt shares his thoughts on the new MLF tour and its impact on the tournament industry. And he doesn't hold back! Pure Fish has a new owner. Dave and Matt get ready for the UT-UK game!


Photo cred: Bassmaster Media


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You know what's scary? Kentucky football. Dave is fired up and ready to take on the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend. Brandon Lester joins us to talk about his BASS Open AOY title and looking forward to the Classic in Knoxville. 


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This week we're joined by FLW Cup champ and Strike King pro Brad Knight. Matt and Brad talk about hating Bama and talk some smack with David about UK football. Later we are joined by's Robert Montgomery to talk about his new book Kickin' Bass. Lots of good stuff in there for anglers all over North America. 

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Friend of the show Cliff Crochet joins us this week to share his thoughts about joining the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. We learn a Cajun phrase, talk about LSU sports and lots more!



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MLF and former BASS Classic champ Randy Howell is back to answer our questions on what we can look forward to in the new Bass Pro Tour. 

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We had a great show planned for you this week until our recording software decided to go on strike. So here's an abridged version of what all we discussed on the first try. MLF announcements are coming out. Who is in, who isn't?


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We got a packed show this week. Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel is back to share what it felt like to slay the Gators in the Swamp and break UK's losing 31 year losing streak. Sweetwater TV's Joey Nania stops by to give us the details on his BASS Open top 10 at Logan Martin. And of course we break down the latest news on Major League Fishing, the rumors and the possible impact this new tour could have on FLW and BASS tours next year. 

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BASS collegiate champion Nick Ratliff joins us this week. David plugs his idea for Bubba Buffing company. 


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FLW Cup champ Clent Davis is back to talk about his victory at Ouachita. David and Clent discuss the finer details of lawncare methods. We wrap it up with our fantasy picks for the Elite event at St. Lawrence. 

Photo Cred: FLW Fishing

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Hold on for the ride. This week James Watson joins us and boy, is he far'd up! James takes over and pulls no punches this week on some of this year's biggest bass fishing topics. And check out his new spoon from River2Sea!

Photo cred: Bass University


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David and Matt just doing some back porch fish talk this week. David gets a visit from the IRS and then we do some FLW Cup fantasy picks. 

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He's back by popular demand! Andy Montgomery joins us to talk some more fishing, sports, and much more. We discuss BASS's decision to not reschedule the Chesapeake Bay event and what implications that could have with the AOY race. 



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Big thanks to FLW pro David Williams for joining us this week. We cover his great season performance, the upcoming FLW Cup, duck hunting, and of course football! Later we discuss KY's new bass tournament tax and the BASS Elite fantasy picks for Chesapeake Bay. 
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We're back from a little Summer break. David and Matt catchup on tournaments, vacations, and ICAST news. 

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Matt recaps his 2nd place ABA finish on Old Hickory. Jerry joins us to give us details on the BASS Elite event on the MS River at La Crosse, WI. 

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David and Matt are back to talk about their recent trip on KY Lake with guide Brent Anderson. Who caught the most? Who caught the biggest? And how bout that latest commercial from Garmin!?

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Albert Collins joins us to discuss how he and his teammate caught 40lbs on their way to win the TX Team Trail Championship on Sam Rayburn. We cover our fantasy picks for the Sabine river and wrap it up with a few interviews from the Triton Owners tourney.

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This week's guest is Texasfest champion Drew Benton. Drew breaks down his practice and competition patterns that boosted him to the top of the field and locked in his berth for the 2019 Classic. Matt and David share their thoughts on the FLW day 3 confrontation between Randy Haynes and Jason Lambert. Photo cred:

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David and Matt catch up on the weekly bass fishing news. We discuss our fantasy picks for FLW and BASS. 

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Our ole buddy Chris Wells the BASS Chaplain is back to share his experience at the BASS Elite event on KY Lake and catch us up on how his busy schedule is going this year. David and Matt discuss the controversial asian carp problem that many of the pros mentioned on stage and what can be done to battle these invaders. 

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Our good buddy Lance Freeman joins us this week to help us get an idea how the BASS Elite tournament will go down. David and Matt cover their fantasy picks. 

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It's a doubleheader for our fantasy picks and later we are joined by an old friend. 

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We're back and thawed out from hopefully the last cold snap of the Spring. This week's guest is Yo-Zuri pro Clent Davis to talk about his 3rd place finish on Lake Cumberland. 

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Dave and Matt cover what's in the news this week, cover their Sabine river fantasy picks, then finish up their Classic coverage by sharing our expo interviews. Guests include Brandon Card, Luke Dunkin & David Dudley, James Watson, Matt Herren, Randall Tharp, and Randy Haynes. 

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Matt and Dave had a great time at the Classic in Greenville, SC. We recap some of the highlights in the first half of the show then sit back and enjoy our backstage interviews from days 1 and 2 after the weigh-in. We talked to several anglers: Mike McClelland, Jacob Foutz, Seth Feider, Ott Defoe, Brandon Coulter, Jamie Hartman, Mark Davis, Keith Combs, Brandon Lester, Bradley Roy, Randy Howell, and Matt Lee. Next week we'll be back for part 2 with our interviews from the expo!

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We're back and so is Mark Zona! Tune in to hear Matt and David keep Zona awake on his marathon trip back to Michigan after filming a show on Chickamauga with Wesley Strader. We get Mark's thoughts on the upcoming Classic and some kind of cherry festival? Later Matt and Dave go over their fantasy picks for the Classic. NExt week we'll be attending the Classic and streaming some live videos on Instagram!

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Big thanks to BASS Elite pro Andy Montgomery for joining us this week. We had a great time talking fishing, sports, and much more. 
Later Dave and Matt share their FLW fantasy picks for this week's event on Harris Chain. 
Check out Andy on IG: @andymontgomeryfishing and on Twitter @montgomeryfishn

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Ole Mullins is back to catch up and break down his performance at last week's Lake Martin event. David Rose and Matt share their fantasy woes. 

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Matt's running solo this week while David catches up on some real work. This week's guests are Bob Blackerby and David Kilgore. Both anglers are very familiar with Lake Martin which is stop #1 for the BASS Elites this year. Bob and David provide some excellent insight into how this tournament could go and which pros might do the best. 
You can follow Bob on his Instagram @bob_blackerby_fishing or Twitter @blackerby7
Or his website


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Fresh off his FLW top 10 on Okeechobee, Chad Morgenthaler stops by to share the details with Matt and Dave. Later we had the SSFL fantasy draft..but due to technical difficulties the draft didn't get recorded. Matt gives a rundown of who drafted whom!


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Tis the season...for professional bass fishing tours to begin! Matt and Dave are joined by FLW's Joe Opager to discuss the 2018 tour and this week's first event on Okeechobee. Later we give our fantasy picks. 

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We're back! Happy new year! After a little winter break Matt and David are back with UK linebacker Kash Daniel and BASS 2017 Angler of the Year Brandon Palaniuk. Also we play a voicemail from listener Matt Krallman. Check out and vote for Mr. Krallman's video!


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Dave and Matt wrap up the 2017 podcast season with friend of the show Mark Menendez. We chat with Mark about the recent merger of Lew's (Peak Rock Capital) and Strike King. 

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This week we're joined by GoWild App developer Brad Luttrell from Louisville, KY. GoWild is a new social media platform made specifically for us hunters and anglers to share our stories and memories. Listen up and get the deets during the show then head over to and learn more!
@bradluttrell @gowildapp on Twitter. 

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This week Matt and Dave are joined by BASS's newest Elite angler Hella Pro Wesley Strader. Wesley was kind enough to share some of his time with us during his whitetail hunt up in Illinois. We cover his upcoming venture into the Elite ranks as well as Tennessee's coaching search that seems to never end. 

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He's a man with arguably the most electrifying beard in professional bass fishing....Thanks to Luke Dunkin for being our guest this week. It's another fun episode with plenty to talk about. Matt, Dave, and Luke try to figure out who will be UT's next football coach. Time flies when you're having fun talking to Luke. Enjoy!

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Double header this week, folks! Fishing Tackle Retailer's Joe Sills catches up with Matt and Dave and tells us about his recent trip abroad in Europe. We talk about what it's like to wander through the countryside with little more than a backpack and a drone...and a Mercedes that can't handle a little mud. We also discuss industry questions about the recent acquisition of Strike King by Lew's Holdings (Peak Rock Capital). Later we're joined by Cajun Baby CLiff Crochet to talk LSU/UT football and his new rod partnership! Duce Rods. Check'em out!

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Costa champion Bradford Beavers joins us this week to share the details on his voctory on KY lake at the Costa National Championship. 

Matt and Dave also discuss the recent news of Lew's acquiring Strike King. More on that next week!

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Guess who's back! James Watson joins Matt and David to catch up on what's new in his world. And it IS his world, we're just livin' in it! James gives us the scoop on a new spoon he's designing. Matt and Dave share some marketing ideas. 

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This week our buddy Brent Anderson is back to talk about his third consecutive All-American qualification via the BFL regional on KY Lake. We discuss how the fish behavior is changing on the lake due to the Asian carp presence and how he practiced for the event. 

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Bryan College's Jacob Foutz joins us this week to discuss his Bassmaster collegiate national championship title. Jacob will be representing the college angling world in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic next year on Lake Hartwell. Matt and David share their feelings over last weekend's UK and UT football games. 

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Dave and Matt are joined by one of the Tennessee River legends Profound Outdoors pro Randy Haynes. We get the scoop on Randy's plans to join the FLW Tour in 2018. We also pick his brain on how he got so good fishing the deep ledges on the TN river system and how he keeps an open mind as fishing conditions change. The show wraps up with Matt and Dave covering their fantasy pics for the BASS AOY event on Mille Lacs.  You can follow Randy on IG & Twitter @randyhaynesfishing


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This week we're joined by the 2017 FLW Cup champion Justin Atkins. 
Justin catches us up on what it's like being not only FLW Cup champ but Rookie of the Year as well! Matt and Dave review the BASS elite AOY rankings and speculate on who will have to requalify next year. 

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This week Matt is joined by @HellaBass Rich Lindgren to cover our fantasy picks for the last regular season event on St. Clair. For Rich's youtube pick videos you can find them here.

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We're back! Dave is well on the road to recovery and ready to talk bass. This week's guest is BASS Elite rookie Jamie Hartman. Jamie did a great job laying out his background and how he got into competitive bass fishing and how he prepared for going on the Elite tour. Later Matt and Dave are joined by Jason Baggett and Jason Duran from Contingense and Bonus Loop. Listen up and find out just what you may be missing!! We wrap it up with our FLW Cup fantasy picks. 

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This week's special guest is UK Football linebacker Kash Daniel. Kash fills us in on how summer practice is going as well as how he grew up learning to bass fish in Eastern KY. Later Matt and Dave go over their fantasy picks for the Elite event at Champlain. 

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This week Matt and David are joined by a Legend of the Outdoors. Editor in Chief of Bassmaster magazine Dave Precht. Dave fills us in on how he got into outdoor journalism as well as some discussion on the new no info rule. Later we cover our St. Lawrence fantasy picks. Finally, stay tuned at the end for a quick interview Matt got with FTR's Ken Duke!!

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We recap our TOS Summer Slam from last week. Chad Morgenthaler joins us to discuss his recent finish at the BASS Open on the Sabine River. We play some new TOS voicemail messages and wrap it up with a preview of some new items coming out at next week's ICAST. 

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Matt and Dave are up at Fish Tale Lodge ready to go head to head this weekend on KY lake. Our guided trip fell through so it's up to us to make it happen!

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This week's GUESTS are the recent KY lake Costa's co-angler champ Grayson Smith and boater runner-up Cole Floyd. David gets on his soap box and rants as we cover our FLW Potomac fantasy picks and discuss how there are always a few pros sandbagging during practice. 

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Our guest this week is Doomsday Tackle pro David Mullins. Mullins briefs us on his top 12 finish at Dardenelle. Matt tries to stump him on some Andy Griffith triva. The 2 Davids exchange their annual college basketball smacktalk. 

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Recent Sam Rayburn champ Brandon Palaniuk joins Matt and David to catch up on his season. Brandon also gives us his report on Dardenelle lake and what the conditions are so far. Later Matt and David go over their fanasy picks. 

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Matt and David catch up with Ross Barnett champ Dustin Connell this week. Dustin shares his thoughts on his emotional delayed day 4 victory, beating out KVD for his first major career victory. 

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Joe Sills from Fishing Tackle Retailer joins Matt and Dave again to catch up and describe his recent world travels. We focus on his trip to Vietnam and discuss the contrast between the daily fishing cultures of Vietnam and the U. S. Later, Matt and Dave cover their FLW and BASS fantasy picks. 

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David and Matt talk with Bryan Thrift as he gets off Chickamauga lake practicing for this week's Costa event. We try to pick his brain on what it's like to be on the hottest streak in professional bass fishing. Later we are joined by KY Dept of Fisheries Ron Brooks to ask some more questions about Asian carp, specifically the large die off of young Asian carp on KY lake and Barkley. Lots of information you don't want to miss. 

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Did you know there are gators on Ross Barnett? Just Matt, David, and a surprise guest goofing off. Dave plays a few tunes, cracks some jokes, we come up with a new phrase for outkicking one's coverage, oh, and we also discuss our fantasy picks. And Gators. Lots of gators. 

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This week Matt and Dave dial up Gainesville, Florida to catch up with Strike King pro Shaw Grigsby. We cover everything from MLF to sushi. Later the guys compare results from last week's fantasy events.

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Dave made it down to Lake Cumberland Wednesday to talk to some of the pros for this week's B-B-B-Bonus clip of the week.

Take a listen as he chats with Todd Hollowell,  Blake Nick, James Watson, and Jeremy Lawyer. 

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We have a packed show this week with Chad Hoover from Chad fills us in on how the KBF national championsip played out on KY lake last weekend. He also gives some great info on how to get into kayak fishing and the opportunities it opens up for getting those hard to get to bass. Later we're joined by Jason Pittman to cover our Toledo Bend fantasy picks. Then Dave and Matt wrap it up with their FLW Lake Cumberland picks. 


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This week's guest uhda day..uhda week is THE #BabyCub himself Mark Zona. Matt and Dave catch up with Mark after the Classic and discuss just how crazy the way it all turned out. We also get into what exactly Zona Live is and what's coming in the next few weeks!

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It's Classic week and the bass fishing world is focusing their eyes toward lake Conroe and Houston, TX. This week Matt and Dave get an exclusive interview with Contingense's Jason Baggett to get the scoop on the next level coming from the contingency information website. Bonus Loop will debut at the Bassmaster Classic Expo this week. If you're visiting stop by and check out their booth and find out how you can use Bonus Loop to win more money in your tournaments. Later, Matt and Dave discuss their fantasy picks. 

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This week's guest is Cliff Crochet with special appearance by baby Ben Crochet. Matt and David catch up with Cliff before the Classic.

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It's a double header this week. Our first guest is KY Dept of Wildlife director of fisheries Ron Brooks. Ron updates us on the efforts being spearheaded by the KY Dept of Wildlife to study and help control the asian carp population on the TN and Cumberland rivers. The 2nd half of our show we're joined by recent Elite series Okeechobee champ Timmy Horton to discuss his victory and what he is looking forward to the rest of the season. David and Matt wrap it up with their FLW fantasy picks for Harris Chain.

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This week it's Duke vs. Rich for the title of TOS Trivia Challenge Challenge Challenge Champion. Put on your thinking caps and test your fishing knowledge against our 2 contestants. 

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Football season is over and it's time to fish for this week's guest Tennessee Volunteers tightend Ethan Wolf. Ethan talks to Matt and David about how he got into bass fishing when he moved to Knoxville, what it's like fishing the diverse lakes there, and whether competitive fishing is an athletic sport. Later we compare fantasy picks for the Elite event at Okeechobee.

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213 Paul Mueller and FLW Fantasy Picks
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212 Super Secret Fantasy League

The time has come for the annual TOS Super Secret Fantasy League draft!
We kick it off with a trivia challenge showdown then jump right into the league draft. Stay tuned after the draft to hear Matt and guest Mac McBroom go over their Bassmaster Elite fantasy picks for lake Cherokee.  

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211 Randall Tharp and Fantasy Picks

This week's guest is BASS Elite pro planner Randall Tharp. The honey badger shares his thoughts on the upcoming season which kicks off next week on Lake Cherokee in east Tennessee. Dave and Matt pick Tharp's brain about how he'll figure out Okechobee as well. Then we share and compare our FLW Guntersville fantasy picks!

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210 David Kilgore

Strike King and Vicious pro David Kilgore is back to give us the deets on how he finished 6th in the recent Southern BASS Open on Harris Chain last week. Then it's on to another round of TOS Trivia Challenge with Duke Jenkel and Shane Jewell. 

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209 FLW's Joe Opager

Joe Opager from FLW joins Matt and Dave to catch up on the latest FLW news. Cody Furr vs Tony Posey in our next round of trivia challenge. 

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208 Mike Iaconelli

Folks at home! This week's guest is no stranger to anyone. Mike joins Matt and David to discuss preparing for the beginning of another long BASS Elite schedule. He also discusses his motivations for writing his book Fishing on the Edge. David wants to know who Ike would have as a tournament partner....Later Rich Lindgren joins us for trivia with a surprising twist...tune in to find out what happened!

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207 Skylar Hamilton

Happy new year! Speaking of new, this week's guest is one of BASS Elite's new pros Skylar Hamilton. Skylar fills us in on who his inspiration was for getting into bass fishing as well as some of his thoughts on the first stop of the tour on Lake Cherokee. Thenit's trivia time with contestants Cody Fuu and John McGregor!


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206 Gary Klein

Christmas is almost here and right behind it a brand new year. Kicking off the new year weekend is the next season of Major League Fishing on December 31st. Who better to have on the show to talk about MLF other than fishing legend Gary Klein!

After that it's more tivia with Froggindirty Jeff Hollander and fellow twitter legend Andy Slump Gumpy!

We hope you enjoy the show and want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year!!


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205 Greenfish Tackle Wil Hardy

This week David and Matt are joined by Greenfish Tackle co-owner and BASS Open champion Wil Hardy. Wil fills us in on the emergence of Greenfish Tackle and how he plans to attack the 2017 Classic. Then it's another round of trivia with Duke Jenkel and Roger Dudra!

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204 Keegan Stroud and Trivia

This week we're joined by BASS Central Open co-angler Keegan Stroud,  Keegan is still in high school and already tearing it up in the tour. We find out how he got into bass fishig and what's on the horizon for his career. Then it's trivia time with 2 Wilson Lake anglers Holli Woodward and Shane Jewell.





































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203 MLF Kevin Vaughan and Trivia Challenge

This week's guest is Major League Fishing official Kevin Vaughan. We had some more issues with Skype so Matt missed most of the call, but he made it back for the 2nd half of the show to kick off TOS Trivia Challenge season 2! This week's contestants were Jerry Hauck and Tony Posey. Enjoy!

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202 Gerald Swindle

We're back! After 2 weeks of technical issues Matt and David are back with the 2016 Bassmaster AOY Gerald Swindle. Sit back and enjoy everywhere this conversation goes while you're on your way to some good eatin' with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. 

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201 Jason Lambert

After a week off David and Matt are back with FLW pro Jason Lambert. Jason gives us a report on practice from the Costa championship on Table Rock, how his season has gone this year, as well as what's coming up for the next season of the TV show The Bass Doctor

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Two Hundo Celebration

This week David and Matt are together for a special celebration of their 200th show. Our guests for the night are all friends of the show: Randy Howell, David Mullins, Jason Christie, Eric Prey, Cliff Crochet, and Lance Freeman. Thak you all for listening and your comments and support is greatly appreciated. Here's to the next 200!

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199 Duke Jenkel and FTR Joe Sills

Recent Lake of the Ozarks Costa champ Duke Jenkel joins us to talk about his win. Then Fishing Tackle Retailer's digital editor Joe Sills (@Joesills on twitter) discusses the details of Bass Pro Shop's acquisition of Cabela's. What does this mean to the indurstry, the consumers,  and the vendors? 

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198 Seth Feider and the Cabela's Acquisition
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197 Ott Defoe
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196 Red Gold Pro Todd Hollowell

FLW pro Todd Hollowell joins us this week to talk about his top 5 at the recent FLW Invitational on Lake Norman. Todd catches up on he approached the event and what he did to accomplish his highest tour level finish. David and Matt recap the AOY event at Mille Lacs, Swindle's claim to angler of the year...and of course a little football talk. It's gator hate week!

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

195 Brandon Lester

David and Matt catch up with Mud Hole pro Brandon Lester and get his thoughts on how his season went. David gives Brandon a little advice on marriage and which car is best for demolition derbies. Then we cover the AOY standings and AOY elite event on Mille Lacs this week. 

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:28pm CST

194 James Watson From Parts Unknown

Hold on to your hats, James Watson is back for another round. Everyone's favorite MLF angler and licensed beautician, Watson catches up with Matt and Dave and discusses the 2017 Opens and why FLW and BASS having overlapping schedules next year can interfere. Also James says to check out the Big Bash Bash on Lake of the Ozarks this October. For more information go to The Big Bash Bash right here.

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:51pm CST

193 Brandon Perkins

It's a rare Monday TOS this week! Matt's heading down to Tennessee this week to test a new fish attractant on the KY lake ledges. Will it work or is it a gimmick? Stay tuned. Our guest this week is Pickwick hammer stick/stick hammer Brandon Perkins. Brandin gives his account of what it was like to fish in the Forrest Wool Cup. Representi' the little guy as he puts it. Enjoy the show y'all!

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

192 All American Champ Jeremy Lawyer

BFL All American champion Jeremy Lawyer joins Matt and Dave to discuss his great season that wrapped up with a 5th place finish at the FWC on Wheeler. We also talk about the FLW Invitationals. Did you get your invitation yet?!


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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

191 BASS Live Tommy Sanders

Matt and David visit with Bassmaster Live host Tommy Sanders. We get some insight on how Tommy and the team prepare and improvise for each day's coverage. Tommy also shares how he got into the bassmaster biz though his vast media background.

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:51pm CST

TOS Host Blog FWC and Potomac Fantasy Picks

No show this week, folks. David is out on the west coast rubbing elbows with the rich and famous so I figured this would be a good week to throw together a little blog post. The 2016 Forrest Wood Cup is in the books and it was won with an unorthodox approach. Usually late summer on a Tennessee River lake means main lake flats and deep water schools with some scattered wolf packs chasing bait. John Cox bucked the system and took his little aluminum boat off the beaten path. Way off the path. We’ve seen the advantage of smaller and lighter boats helping anglers get into those tight spaces and skinny water honey holes before. But, this time it was for all the marbles. Cox was able to hold off the field for 4 days and make his fish last the whole event. Will we see more anglers buying aluminum boats on the big tournament trails? I doubt it. Perhaps 1 or 2, but the big fiberglass Cadillacs will continue to be the norm. Something to note here is for the 2nd year in a row the Cup winner won in a non-Ranger boat. Good for Ranger I guess. They can keep that contingency cash in the bank until next year, but it sure would be nice for FLW to crown a champion in the boat made famous by their [former] namesake’s founder.  FLW is no longer Forrest L. Wood. They’re Fishing League Worldwide. According to a TOS source close to FLW there is some news floating about that the vote to eliminate co-anglers after the 2017 season is on the list of changes up for vote next year.  Let’s break it down based on a 150 boat field. The co-angler entry fee is $800. That’s $120k per event. Multiply that by 6 events this year and you get $720K. Now, they pay some of that back in winnings, but with no co-anglers there is about $300K after all payouts gone. My initial thought was how will they make up that much revenue? Then it dawned on me. FLW just announced they added a 7th event onto next year’s trail. Pro level entry fees are $4,500. That comes out to an extra $675,000 in pro registration fees for that 1 event. So, after payouts they’re banking a few hundred grand a year in advance of losing co-angler revenue before the 2018 season even starts. Problem solved. What does this mean for the professional bass fishing world? For many pros, as stated by pros in the Cup last week, that means no one in the back of the boat exhausting your limited fish supply 2 of the 4 days during an event. To us normal guys who would love to invest serious cash for a 2 day fishing lesson in the boat with a pro that is no longer an option. Not at the top level at least. There could be more competition for spots in Costa events as well as BASS Opens. Over the years the FLW tour has gained several good pros who began as co-anglers. There are even some co-anglers in whom sponsors have invested serious amounts of money as pro staff who fill a niche in selling and marketing their products and expanding their reach into certain fishing customer bases. Even co-anglers have significant social media impact for their sponsors. Where will they go now?

Enough of that for now. Let’s get out of the business side of things and look forward to this week’s BASS event on the Potomac River.  BASS has been here a few times over the years, but the former FLW pros who made the jump into the Elites may have a little more experience. That’s certainly true for 4 favorites: Jacob Powroznik, Dave Lefebre, Adrian Avena, and Luke Clausen. It will be interesting to see how things shake out in this tournament. There will likely be some grass in play as well as timing the tide.

Let’s wrap things up with our fantasy picks. First up, TOS podcast hosts’ select team for our SSFL (Super Secret Fantasy League). One advantage of being the hosts of the show is since David and I have no skin in the game we can pick whoever we want as our starters. One thing I noticed in my research this week was…wait…research? HA! Matt, you fool. It’s fantasy fishing. The smarter you think you are the worse you end up doing! Silly man! OK, sorry, my inner self doubt surfaced for a second. Sometimes you can experience paralysis by analysis and I’m not one for mental gymnastics. Anywho…speaking of research, have you seen Skeet Reese’s last 4 finishes on the Potomac? Chronologically he’s finished 4th   in 1999, 3rd, in 2000,  2nd in 2006, and 1st in 2007. If this was the Olympics I’d say dude’s been doping! Seriously though…that’s pretty dope with a run like that. That being said Skeet Reese is the official team captain of our group this week. Finishing out our roster are the guys I mentioned earlier. Powroznik, Lefebre, Avena, and last but not least, because he will be doing everything he can to stay in the AOY fight Greg Hackney. Beat that, SSFL members! David's picks are Tharp-Chris Lane-Paul Mueller-David Walker-Mark Davis.

Now for my BASS fantasy picks.  

A. Powroznik

B. Lefebre

C. Browning

D. Walker

E. Clause

63lbs 1oz

I’m going with a similar strategy for bucket A. You have to go back to his FLW history to see how Powroznik has performed on the Potomac. Overall he’s been consistent enough to trust. Lefebre in bucket B is another safe pick, but as I said earlier, Skeet’s recent track record deserves some consideration if you want to go with a lower ownership stud. Want a dark horse pick for bucket B? Dig DEEP into Bobby Lane’s FLW history. You’re welcome. Stephen Browning is known for his river fishing skills. It may not quite be the Arkansas river, but I’ve witnessed how well he can fish a tidal river system firsthand at the Delaware River event and his son just won the Jr High National Championship last week, so I’m hoping he picked up some mojo before he left home. I had Brent Chapman selected at first. He’s highest owned and you’ll at least go with the house team/autofill percentages, but he’s also had some decent success on the Potomac so he wouldn’t be a terrible choice. My 3rd option here would be Britt Myers. Decent success and he’s fishing with confidence this year.

Bucket D was my most difficult choice. I settled on David Walker. A little birdie here at Cabela’s corporate told me that our pro staff guys do share information with their teammates and if you remember Clark Wendlandt won here last year. I’m hoping Clark has given David some helpful info to put him on the right stuff. It’s up to David to execute. My other choice was Koby Kreiger. He and Powroznik travel together. They’re pretty tight and they always share info. He has had mixed results on the Potomac so he could also have a surprising finish.

Lastly, bucket E. Luke Clausen. He’s better than his current AOY and bucket status shows. The Wheeler DQ was a serious blow, however he has done well here before and why not give him a chance to come back strong. Hmmm…I just noticed something 3 of my picks have in common. If you figure it out send the answer in an email to and I’ll draw a name out of all the correct answers on next week’s show for a little prize.


Good luck, y’all!

Category:Fishing -- posted at: 5:43pm CST

190 Mike McClelland

Bassmaster elite angler Mike McClelland joins David and Matt this week to talk about how crazt this season has been, obeying the rules, MLF dynamics, and even some politics...sort of. Then we cover our Forrest Wood Cup fantasy picks for this week's big tourney on Wheeler!

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:51pm CST

189 Niagara Recap

Short show this week. No guest so David and Matt discuss last week's Classic bracket and KVD win. 

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 9:12pm CST

188 Mark Daniels Jr and Pokemon NO!

David and Matt catch up with MDJ to discuss next year's FLW schedule, ICAST recap, and being on Circuit Breaker. 

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Category:Fishing -- posted at: 8:36pm CST