October 31, 2015 by Curtis Niedermier
The dominance continues for professional-surfer-turned-bass-angler Todd Kline, who won the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship’s co-angler division on the Ohio River this week.
The Florida native who calls San Clemente, Calif., home is currently riding one of the hottest success streaks in all of tournament bass fishing. In fact, if Ray Hanselman hadn’t just gotten all nasty on us and won four tournaments in a row, Kline’s performance over the last three FLW Series seasons would probably be the biggest FLW story this fall.
That’s because his latest accomplishment is much more than just a championship victory. It’s proof positive that Kline is a special talent in the back of the boat, and an angler on the rise. And it shows just how great an opportunity the FLW Series is for co-anglers who aspire to the highest levels of the sport.
Let’s break it down:
- In 2013, Kline won the Western Division Co-angler of the Year award and the Roosevelt Lake qualifying event.
- In 2014, he won the first and last qualifiers of the Western Division season, his second consecutive COY and made the top 10 at the Forrest Wood Cup.
- In 2015, Kline made two top 10s, including runner-up at the Cal Delta, missed winning his third COY by just three spots in the standings, and added the Rayovac FLW
- Series Championship trophy to his mantle, which by now probably needs reinforcement to hold up all his fishing trophies.