Fishing & Boating News
DeFoe Coasts to Qualifying Round Win, Roy’s Big Bass Holds on For $25K at General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops Event on Lake Palestine
Tennessee Pro Advances Straight into Thursday’s Championship Round, Group B to Conclude Qualifying Round Tuesday
(Apr 11, 2022 - TYLER, Texas) After jumping out to an early lead on Saturday, pro Ott DeFoe of Blaine, Tennessee, put the pedal down and ran away with the Qualifying Round victory Monday for Group A at the General Tire Heavy Hitters Presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Palestine. DeFoe caught seven scorable bass weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces – both high totals among the 16 anglers competing Monday – to earn the Qualifying Round win and advance directly to Thursday’s final-day Championship Round.
(Apr 7, 2022 - DAYTON, Tenn.) Despite living just 15 minutes from Chickamauga Lake, Carl Jocumsen insists he doesn’t have a true home-field advantage on the fishery because he spends so much time traveling the country with the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. But he sure seemed to feel at home Thursday.
MLF 2022 Builders FirstSource Patriot Cup Filmed in Dallas Set to Premiere Saturday on Outdoor Channel
(Apr 7, 2022 - DALLAS, Texas) The Major League Fishing (MLF) 2022 Builders FirstSource Patriot Cup Presented by Guaranteed Rate, filmed over six days in November in the Dallas area, is set to premiere this Saturday, April 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on the Outdoor Channel and on-demand on the MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) streaming app.
(Apr 6, 2022 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri) As part of its mission to celebrate, promote and preserve the sport of bass fishing, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will award conservation grants to worthy organizations and efforts for the third consecutive year. Applications must be submitted to BFHOF Conservation Committee Chairman Gene Gilliland by May 15, 2022, for review by a panel of BFHOF Board Members.
Virginia's James River will host the St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Mossy Oak Fishing April 14-16, 2022.
(Apr 6, 2022 - RICHMOND, Va.) Independent thinking is the cornerstone of competitive fishing. However, anglers may find that going with the flow leads to success at the St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open at James River presented by Mossy Oak Fishing.
(Apr 5, 2022 - KIMBERLING CITY, Mo.) Boater Justin Garner of Highlandville, Missouri, caught five bass Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Table Rock Lake . The tournament was the season-opener for the Bass Fishing League Ozark Division. Garner earned $13,000, which included the lucrative $7,000 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus, for his victory.
Boater Blake Schroeder of Whitehouse, Texas and Strike-King co-angler Rondell Joseph of Manvel, Texas.
(Apr 5, 2022 - BROOKELAND, Texas) Boater Blake Schroeder of Whitehouse, Texas, caught five bass Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Sam Rayburn Reservoir . The tournament, hosted by the Jasper County Development District, was the third event for the Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division. Schroeder earned $5,475 for his victory.
(Apr 5, 2022 - KIMBERLING CITY, Mo.) Boater Landon Edwards of Springdale, Arkansas, caught five bass Sunday weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Table Rock Lake . The tournament was the second event for the Bass Fishing League Ozark Division. Edwards earned $6,000 for his victory.
(Apr 5, 2022 - Alexandria, VA) Last week, members of the American Sportfishing Association’s Government Affairs committee traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual spring government affairs meeting. The meeting provided sportfishing industry leaders with a chance to engage with Congress and federal agency leaders about policy issues affecting natural resources and the industry.
MLF Fisheries Management Division Announces New Partnerships, Schedule of Events and Places Local Habitat During REDCREST MLF Fisheries Management Division Announces New Partnerships, Schedule of Events and Places Local Habitat During REDCREST
(Apr 5, 2022 - Tuilsa,OK) At the REDCREST 2022 Outdoor Sports Expo Presented by Costa, the Major League Fishing Fisheries Management Division in partnership with Berkley Labs made several announcements and completed the industry’s first live habitat build
The latest operating system for Raymarine Axiom® chartplotters unlocks new levels of ease of use, personalization, features, and functionality
(Apr 5, 2022 - Fareham UK) Raymarine announces the next generation of the LightHouse Operating System for all boaters. New LightHouse 4 delivers even easier operation, exciting personalization options, and several new features. As with all Raymarine software upgrades, LightHouse 4 is available to all Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL owners completely free as a downloadable update.
(Mar 30, 2022 - B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2022 Bassma) B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2022 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team — Fifty-three of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2022 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary Bass Pro Shops Announces the World's Fishing Fair: The Greatest Show & Sale on Earth, Plan Now To Attend, March 30-April 3, 2022
The Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters—to host one-of-a-kind celebration of fishing, conservation, the great outdoors and the company’s 50th anniversary
(Mar 11, 2022 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Live from the Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri—the fishing capital of the world and headwaters of the largest conservation movement that our country has seen in decades—the Fair is headlined by concerts from country music superstars — exhibitions, fishing personalities and unbeatable savings.
Lake County, Florida Set to Host MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Bass Boat MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Bass Boat Technologies Stop 2 on the Harris Chain of Lakes
Second Stop of 2022 Season Showcases 158 Professional Anglers Competing Over Four Days for Top Prize of $135,000 and Season Purse of More Than $6 Million
(Mar 11,2022 - LEESBURG, Fla.) Major League Fishing (MLF) is set to return to Lake County, Florida, this week, March 13-16, for the second event of the 2022 MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Presented by Fuel Me regular-season – the Bass Boat Technologies Stop 2 on the Harris Chain of Lakes Presented by Frogg Toggs.
Retuned, redefined and reimagined flagship bass boat celebrates Ranger’s proud heritage
(Mar 9, 2022 - March 9, 2022) Ranger Boats is proud to announce the newest addition to its legendary lineup of world-class bass boats, the Ranger Z521R. Ranger’s deep-rooted passion for perfection has continually set the bar for the industry, and this newest flagship boat elevates that tradition to new heights. The all-new Ranger Z521R offers a best-in-class experience for the most dedicated bass anglers.
(Mar 6, 2022 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) For years, Jason Christie has had to live with the crushing weight of leading pro fishing’s biggest event twice on the final day, only to fall short. But no more.
(Mar 6, 2022 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) With one day remaining, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk could not be much tighter, especially at the top of the standings.
(Mar 4, 2022 - GREENVILLE, S.C) As it turns out, competing in professional bass fishing’s biggest event is quite a bit easier with two good arms.
B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional On Lake Havasu
(Feb 26, 2022 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.) Frankie Mueller couldn’t have written a better script for his win at the 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional. The 26-year-old resident of nearby Kingman, Ariz., grew up fishing on this 19,200-acre impoundment of the Colorado River. After a solid start on Wednesday, he climbed into the lead with the heaviest bag of the tournament on Day 2, then he held off some hard-charging contenders on Friday.
Alton Jones Jr. Wins MLF Bass Pro Tour Toro Stage Two on Lake Fork Presented by Grundéns
(Feb 26, 2022 - QUITMAN, Texas) After making the Bass Pro Tour Championship Round six previous times, for the first time in his career Alton Jones, Jr. has earned his own big red trophy. The 29-year-old Waco, Texas pro caught 13 bass weighing 46 pounds, 2 ounces Friday to win the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Toro Stage Two on Lake Fork Presented by Grundéns in Quitman, Texas, and earn the top prize of $100,000.
(Feb 25, 2022 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) More water and warmth may be the key factors when the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk visits Lake Hartwell for the fourth time in the event’s storied history.
MLF Adjusts Competition Hours for Championship Round at Bass Pro Tour Toro Stage Two on Lake Fork Presented by Grundéns
(Feb 24, 2022 - Lake Fork, Tx) Major League Fishing officials have adjusted the start times for Friday’s Championship Round of the Bass Pro Tour Toro Stage Two on Lake Fork Presented by Grundéns, due to the icy road and ramp conditions.
(Feb 24, 2022 - | Haslet | TX) Bass Champs Tournament Trails this Saturday (2/26) on Lake Fork has been postponed Due to forecasted hazardous road conditions in North Texas and surronding states we are postponing the Lake Fork event for the safety of our anglers and staff.
Major League Fishing Announces Cancellation of REDCREST 2021 Outdoor Sports Expo, Confirms Tulsa for REDCREST 2022
Expo Scheduled for February 26-28 in Tulsa Cancelled, REDCREST 2021 – the Bass Pro Tour Championship – to Proceed as Scheduled on Grand Lake
(Dec 8, 2020 - TULSA, Okla.) Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the REDCREST 2021 Outdoor Sports Expo, scheduled to be held Feb. 26-28, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been cancelled. REDCREST 2021, the MLF Bass Pro Tour Championship, will proceed as scheduled on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees showcasing the top 40 Bass Pro Tour anglers from the 2020 season competing for the REDCREST title and the top prize of $300,000.
(Dec 8, 2020 - Minnesota Couple Wins New Bass Cat In B.A.S.S. Swe) Tom and Joan Campbell of Fairmont, Minn., have spent their lives on the water, and the new Bass Cat Sabre FTD with Mercury 150 Pro XS that they won as part of Bassmaster's “Fish with Hank Cherry” sweepstakes will open up new fisheries to these avid anglers.
(Dec 7, 2020 - COLUMBIANA, Ala.) Keith Carson had never seen Lay Lake before this week, but leveraging two familiar features allowed the Florida pro to win the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open with a three-day total of 47 pounds, 1 ounce.
Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series
(Nov 21, 2020 - DAYTON, Tenn.) With the help of a last-minute giant, Tyler Cole, of Hopkinton, Iowa, secured the victory at the Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia at Chickamauga Lake with five bass that measured 89.5 inches.
(Nov 21, 2020 - LEWISVILLE, Texas) Enduring a tough day marked by mishaps and disappointment, Tommy Williams of Shepherdsville, Ky., won the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open on Lewisville Lake with a three-day total of 41 pounds, 15 ounces.
(Nov 19, 2020 - COLUMBIANA, Ala.) Thanks to a morning flurry, McKendree University senior Trevor McKinney caught 11 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lay Lake, defeating McKendree teammate Blake Jackson by just over a pound.
(Nov 12, 2020 - FLORENCE, Ala.) Blake Sylvester was a bit worried the spot he pounded to grab the Day 1 lead in the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Pickwick Lake might not be as productive a day later. It wasn’t, but it didn’t matter.
MISSOURI’S LIPPE LEADS PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE PRESENTED BY T-H MARINE ALL-AMERICAN ON LAKE HARTWELL PRESENTED BY TINCUP
(Nov 11, 2020 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Boater Dustin Lippe of Lampe, Missouri, took the early lead Wednesday at the 37th annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American on Lake Hartwell presented by TINCUP with a 5 bass limit weighing 12 pounds even. Right behind Lippe in second place is Leesburg, Ohio’s Cole Floyd, who brought 5 bass to the scale good for 11 pounds, 10 ounces.
(Nov 11, 2020 - FLORENCE, Ala) Blake Sylvester only caught five keeper bass during Wednesday’s first round of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, but he made each bite count.
(Nov 8, 2020 - QUITMAN, Texas) A late-day decision turned victory into a double-dip of tournament stardom, as Patrick Walters of Summerville, S.C., notched a dominant win at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department with a four-day total weight of 104 pounds, 12 ounces.
(Nov 5, 2020 - QUITMAN, Texas) A highly specific presentation plus one key bite gave Rick Clunn of Ava, Mo., the Day 1 lead at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Fork with 29 pounds, 4 ounces.
(Oct 26, 2020 - PressRelease-header.png Cherokee Lake.jpegTenn) Smallmouth and largemouth bass both abound on Cherokee Lake, but Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Mullins believes it’ll take a mix of both to excel when the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open visits this Holston River reservoir.
Missouri’s Fitzpatrick Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship by Four Ounces on Table Rock Lake
Co-angler Victory Goes to Arkansas’ Hays, First Woman to Win a Regional Championship
(Oct 26, 2020 - BRANSON, Mo.) Boater Roger Fitzpatrick of Eldon, Missouri, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 38 pounds, 4 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Regional Championship at Table Rock Lake.
Co-angler Victory Goes to South Carolina’s Henderson
(Oct 26, 2020 - GAINESVILLE, Ga.) Boater Chris Nelson of Social Circle, Georgia, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 50 pounds, 13 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Regional Championship at Lake Lanier.
Z-Man® resurrects an all-time favorite finesse jig
(Oct 26, 2020 - Ladson, SC) Call it the keystone of the original Ned Rig; the yin to the yang of ElaZtech®. The world’s best finesse anglers have forever considered it the foundation of bass fishing’s now-trendy technique.
Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Glo-Shot Fire-Belly Spoon provides the spotlight and demands attention
(Oct 26, 2020 - Bemidji, Minn.) Biochemical luminescence. That crazy catalyzing action in an earthly critter that produces its own light source. The best and simplest example is the firefly…which is actually a beetle (Coleoptera).
Takahiro Omori Wins Day 3 Elimination Round at General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops
Japanese pro Catches Two-Day total of 98 Pounds, 7 Ounces to Win Elimination Round, Joins Montgomery, Lee and Ashley in Sudden Death Round
(Oct 26, 2020 - GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.) Pro Takahiro Omori of Tokyo, Japan, caught 55 largemouth totaling 84 pounds, 3 ounces, on Lake Pokegama to win the Elimination Round 1 at the General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
New communications partnership paves way for innovative product releases to help anglers catch like the pros.
(Oct 23, 2020 - East Dorset, VT) Following a year filled with successes despite a world-wide pandemic in 2020, the SteelShad Fishing Company has partnered with outdoors industry strategic marketing and communications leader, Traditions Media, to get the word out on their innovative, easy-to-use and fish-catching bladebaits.
(Oct 23, 2020 - TULSA, Okla.) Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the 2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule, which will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing on many of the top fisheries in the United States.
(Oct 23, 2020 - GADSDEN, Ala.) Playing the fall game the way it needed to be played allowed Darold Gleason of Many, La., to take the Day 1 lead of the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open at Neely Henry Lake with 13 pounds, 12 ounces.
(Oct 23, 2020 - GADSDEN, Ala.) Perseverance was the key element of Cody Bird’s day, as the Granbury, Texas, pro moved into the Day 2 lead of the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open on Neely Henry Lake with a two-day total of 24 pounds, 10 ounces.
(Oct 23, 2020 - October 23, 2020 Briarwood Christian Increases) Briarwood Christian’s Tucker Smith and Hayden Marbut increased their lead on Day 2 of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship at Kentucky Lake presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.
MLF Announces 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Schedule, Entry Dates and Advancement Opportunities
Qualification Opportunity for the Toyota Series Championship and Potential to Win $235,000, Including a $35,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
(Oct 21, 2020 - BENTON, Ky.) Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, offering weekend anglers the best payouts and advancement
(Oct 21, 2020 - MONROE, Tenn.) The 2020 Toyota Series Central Division will wrap up its season in Monroe, Tennessee next week (Oct. 29-31) with the Toyota Series at Dale Hollow Lake. Hosted by the Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce, the three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus a $35,000 bonus if the winner is a qualified Phoenix Boat owner.
Managers vote to reduce Atlantic menhaden quota by 10%
(Oct 21, 2020 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports yesterday’s vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board to reduce the Atlantic menhaden quota by 10 percent, establishing a quota of 194,400 metric tons for the 2021 and 2022 fishing seasons. Atlantic menhaden are a primary food source for numerous sportfish populations, especially striped bass.
Angler of the year title up for grabs
(Oct 20, 2020 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's will host its championship event on October 24-25 at Choke Canyon Reservoir. The two-day event wraps up the 2020 season and will determine the 2020 Lucas Oil Team of the Year.
(Oct 20, 2020 - HUNTINGDON, Tenn.) Thanks in part to an afternoon flurry, Rhea County (Tenn.) seventh graders Turner Tharpe and Blake James caught 8 pounds, 2 ounces on Championship Tuesday to claim the Mossy Oak Fishing Junior Bassmaster National Championship on the Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with a two-day total of 13-15. They earned a $2,500 scholarship.
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