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RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016 – After joining the River2Sea pro team last month, James Watson of Nixa, Mo., quickly put the brand’s baits to work, earning his first FLW Tour victory on Norris Lake in Clinton, Tenn. with two of his favorite River2Sea topwater lures on the end of his line.

The FLW Tour win marks the third major championship title that Watson has collected in his career. Notably, this win comes in the fall as did both of his previous victories – PAA (Table Rock, Sept 2013) and B.A.S.S Central Open (Table Rock, October 2015).

Watson relied on a topwater pattern, throwing the River2Sea Whopper Plopper and Bubble Walker for the majority of his tournament-winning total of 36-10.

“Norris is well-known for the Spook bite,” said Watson. “I wanted to give the fish a loud, splashy version of that and that is what the Bubble Walker is. If you’re on a strong walking, topwater lake, like I was, the Bubble Walker needs to be added to your arsenal. I know that I am glad that I added it to mine. I caught two of my fish on the 128 size in Powder.”

Eight of Watson’s bass were credited to the Plopper. He threw it in Loon and Perch color patterns.

“The lake’s conditions dictated the Whopper Plopper, as they have for me for the last few years,” he said. “The bass in Norris acted like they had never seen it before.”

Watson cashed in on event winnings that surpassed $95,000 and guaranteed the FLW Tour pro a berth to the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup.

“We are very excited to be a part of James’ success,” said Angelo Alorro River2Sea National Sales Manager. “We started calling him Mr. October, since it is his second October in a row with a major tournament win.”

“I love the fact that I’ve already punched my ticket for next year’s Forrest Wood Cup and I couldn’t have done it without these fine River2Sea products,” added Watson. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice angler or a tournament bass fishermen, if you don’t own these two baits in multiple colors, you are shortchanging yourself. They just catch more fish – period.”

River2Sea USA manufactures products for both fresh and saltwater application. The product line features the highest quality materials and workmanship available. From the surface to the bottom, and in the tackle stores they make lures that produce results; from River2Sea. For more on River2Sea, visit River2Sea.com.


Nixa, MO – Cal Coast Fishing has partnered with FLW Tour Pro James Watson to promote their line of tackle management products.

Cal Coast is a Southern California based company offering two products that protect baits from damage while not in use. Those products consist of ‘The Bait Sack’, which is a premium lure protector, and the ‘Cali Clip’, which secures lures to fishing rods when not in use. These products are now available exclusively online

David Romanus, Cal Coast Fishing CEO is excited for James to join the team. He believes with James’ outgoing personality and genuine use of Cal Coast products, he will be able to share with bass anglers worldwide how The Bait Sack and Cali Clip are beneficial to every angler.

James Watson, FLW Tour Pro declares, “Cal Coast products are really cool! They keep my boat organized and my baits comfortable.”

James also mentions that Cal Coast products help keep his rods and baits tangle free allowing easy access during those high pressure moments on the water. The Cal Coast Fishing goal is to provide quality, easy to use products that enhance the fishing experience for every angler at any level. Which is why James is excited to join the team of anglers that are also helping to promote such great products.

Cal Coast products are affordable for every angler. For more information on Cal Coast Fishing’s Bait Sack and Cali Clip products please visit calcoastfishing.com.

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PAA Pro James Watson defines formula for improving your tournament results

Story by Russ Bassdozer

PAA and FLW Tour pro James Watson of Waynesville, Missouri has amped up his approach, his determination to succeed and his confidence in fishing this year – which paid off big for him. Please join us in congratulating James on his first-ever qualification for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship after four years competing on the FLW Tour. Watson finished 23rd in the FLW AOY points race and he’s also had a commendable 4th place finish in the 2nd PAA Tournament Series event at Fort Loudon/Tellico Lakes in May. With two more PAA Tournament Series events still to come for 2013, we look for James to finish 2013 strong on the PAA side too.  Read More


07.May.2013 by Brett Carlson

James Watson isn’t a household name in professional bass fishing. At this point in his career, he’s OK with that. But if the fourth-year pro from Waynesville, Mo., continues his current track, that will soon change.

Watson, a 10-year Army veteran, is a relative newcomer to the sport. Upon completion of his military service, Watson began employment as a real estate sales agent. After thriving in that role, the 40-year-old…. Read More

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