The second stop of the 2016 FLW Canada season took place on Rice Lake out of Golden Beach Resort in Roseneath, Ontario, July 23-24. The event included 82 teams that vied for the top prize and a top-10 finish to make the FLW Canadian Championship this September on Big Rideau Lake located in Perth, Ontario.
On Aug. 28, Patrick Hildenbrand of Red Hook, N.Y., caught an 8-pound, 4-ounce smallmouth bass out of the St. Lawrence River during a New York The Bass Federation (NYTBF) tournament. The giant smallie ties the previous record fish caught by Andrew Kartesz in 1995.
On early Thursday, August 11, a storm system built up over southern Louisiana. That in itself was nothing usual, and even the fact forecasts were calling for a severe system didn't raise too many alarms at first. After all, Hurricane Katrina had ravaged the state merely 11 years earlier. Nothing could be worse than that.