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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 BassRankings.com 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.