Mark Rose expectedly dominant at Wheeler


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By Rich Lindgren

Mark Rose dominated another FLW Open event at Wheeler Lake, a popular tournament stop for FLW on the TVA reservoir system.  He smashed the field by leading all four days and won by over 12lbs, but it may have been a bigger story had he not won …

For the last 5 years, Mark Rose has been nearly unbeatable on the TVA waters.  I ran a custom search on for Major tour events the last 5 years on Chickamauga, Douglas, Ft. Loudoun-Tellico, Guntersville, Kentucky & Wheeler; Mark Rose has beat over 87% of his competitors in these events.  His closest competition, some guy named KVD with 84%.  Rose also had 5 victories out of 15 events he fished from the total 28 events that came up in my custom search.  Rose also had 4 other finishes between 2nd & 11th plus several other cashed checks.

Common thread among the majority of these success is Mark Rose’s ability to find deep schools of bass and methodically milk them for everything they have.  This week like many others, Rose typically rotates between deep crankbaits, football jigs, shakey head and flutter spoons.

Another constant reminder for me to keep working to get better with my electronics!


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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

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