All Rosy on Pickwick

Congratulations to Mark Rose, who won his first Walmart FLW Tour tournament Sunday with a wire-to-wire win on Pickwick Lake.

The Marion, Ark.-based pro sacked a five-fish limit each day of the tournament, grabbed the early lead, and never looked back.

Rose is one of the truly good guys in professional fishing – a sport with more than its share of good people – and has lived the feast and famine cycle that often defines professional bass fishing.

“I go out and do my best everyday and take what I get,” Rose said. “I’ve had a lot of hard knocks through the years when I’ve finished dead last. I’ve finished second in these things and every other position in between, and they’ve all been a learning experience.”

It’s good to see Mr. Rose win one.