Dream Week for Bohannan - Finishes Second at Okeechobee

Excerpt Courtesy Bassfan

Greg Bohannan had the best Tour event of his career this week and he went out with a 23-07 bag that gave moved him up three spots to 2nd with 82-08. James Watson held onto 3rd behind a 20-15 sack that pushed his total to 81-01.

Bohannan knew Hite would have to seriously stumble today for the door to open wide enough for him to have a shot at the win, but he was perfectly satisfied collecting the runner-up check. After opening the event in 2nd after a 27-pound day 1, he nicely bookended the week with a 23-07 effort today.

"It was like a dream week for me," he said "I was afraid my alarm clock was going to go off and I'd wake up. It was just incredible. I was really blessed that I found that area and it kept replenishing every day."

The morning swimbait bite wasn't as hot as it had been so he switched to flipping reed heads and immediately started gaining momentum with two solid keepers.

"It was cooler this morning and they were actually perfect conditions with the overcast skies and a little bit of wind, but they didn't the (Gambler) Big EZ this morning," he said. "Those shallow fish just don't seem to want to come to the top after a cool night."

Once the sun burned through and the water began warming up, he picked the swimbait up again and stuck three 5-pounders in a 10-minute span.

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Greg Bohannan to visit Cordova High School

Get Outdoors. Go Fish! at Cordova High School

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 10:40 – 11:20 a.m.
Students: Cordova Seniors & Fishing Team

FLW Pro anglers will visit Cordova High School and talk to the students about the various aspects of science and technology that apply to the world of professional fishing.  Topics will include: Mathematics, biology on the water, advance sonar technology and also the business side of fishing.  Anglers will talk to the seniors and fishing team for 40 minutes.

Leading up to the visit, (now until Friday, March 1, 2013), Cordova seniors and the Fishing Team are encouraged to write and submit an essay (500 words or less) on the following topic: “How does science, technology, engineering and math apply to the sport of fishing?”.

All students who submit an essay to Allie Gibbs at FLW, by 3 p.m. CST, Friday, March 1, will receive an FLW hat.  The essays will be judged by members of the FLW Foundation Board of Directors and two winners will be announced at the angler visit on March 6.  The two winners will each receive an autographed FLW team fishing jersey as well as a half day of fishing with an FLW pro on Lewis Smith Lake on Sunday, March 10 along with a parent or guardian.

Bohannan signs with Denali rods

Denali Rods has announced the signing of FLW Tour angler Greg Bohannan, of Rogers, AR to their national pro staff. An Ozarks region expert, Bohannan has amassed over $450,000 in career winnings over his six year professional career.
“The thing I’m most blown away with is the Denali rods sensitivity and minimal weight,” Bohannan said. “I think those factors, along with durability are the most important features of a rod, so I’m looking forward to a long relationship with Denali.”
“We are very proud of the professional team we have assembled to represent our brand, and Greg is another fantastic addition,” said Scott Estes, president of Denali Rods. “Once we started talking, it was apparent that we share some of the same goals both on and off the water. We’re excited to add Greg to the staff and look forward to him having a great 2013 season.”