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2014-02-09 20:20:27

California's Dehart Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000 CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Hite's four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 88-14 gave him a 6-pound, 6-ounce margin of victory in the tournament that featured 178 of the world's best bass-fishing anglers competing in the first...

2014-02-08 20:20:21

California's Dehart Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000 CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive day, pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., held the lead at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury Saturday. Hite's five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces gives him a three-day total of 74-3 and a 12-pound, 3-ounce lead heading into the fourth and final day of competition in the event that features 178 of the world's best...

2014-02-07 20:20:48

Georgia's Weaver Leads Co-Anglers CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The morning started with much cooler conditions on Friday for pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., and the field of 178 of the world's best bass-fishing anglers on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Hite still managed to bring a limit weighing 23 pounds, 8 ounces - the day's sixth-best stringer - to the scale to increase his lead in the four-day event that has...

2014-02-06 20:23:19

Ohio's Knick Leads Co-Anglers CLEWISTON, Fla., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After approximately an hour-and-a-half fog delay Thursday morning, pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., wasted no time going to work on the Lake Okeechobee bass. Hite brought the second-largest five-bass limit in Walmart FLW Tour history to the scale weighing 34 pounds, 15 ounces to grab the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. Link to photo of pro...

Sea-Level Rise Threatens The Everglades
2013-10-11 05:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Miami have confirmed that rising sea levels are threatening the Florida Everglades' freshwater plants. Life inside the Everglades depends on the fresh water that flows south from Lake Okeechobee. Both plants and animals alike could face devastation if salt water began to intrude on this community. The team used satellite imagery from 2001 to 2010 over the southeastern Everglades in an area called...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'