Fishing & Boating News
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.
(Oct 20, 2020 - Golden Valley, Minn.) Omnia Fishing® today announces the addition of Ralph Castner to its advisory board. Castner previously served as Cabela's Chief Financial Officer for 17 years and was instrumental in helping the company navigate rapid expansion and ultimately its acquisition by Bass Pro Shops in 2017.
Shreveport’s Johnson Wins By 11-Ounce Margin Over Whitehouse’s Schroeder
(Oct 19, 2020 - BROOKELAND, Texas) Aaron Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the three-day Toyota Series at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir tournament in Brookeland, Texas. Johnson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 54-14 earned him the win by an 11-ounce margin over second-place angler Blake Schroeder of Whitehouse, Texas, and earned Johnson the top payout of $31,751 in the third and final tournament of the 2020 Toyota Series Southwestern Division.
Meyer Coasts to Victory after Shattering Records on Day 2 Shotgun Round at General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops
California pro Catches 68 Largemouth Totaling 123-12 on Minnesota’s Lake Pokegama to Advance Directly to Sudden Death Round
(Oct 19, 2020 - GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.) Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, had a pretty special day on Lake Pokegama that premiered Saturday morning on Discovery.
Przekurat, Sebastian Win National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Championship at Huron, Ohio
Korey Sprengel wins NWT Angler of the Year
(Oct 19, 2020 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Jason Przekurat, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, weighed a combined total of 73.25 pounds to win the National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Championship at Huron, Ohio, on October 17. The two-day championship paid out more than $289,000 in total winnings.
(Oct 19, 2020 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the nation’s leading hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation organizations released a statement on the Thirty by Thirty Initiative (30 by 30 Initiative) to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030.
Co-angler Victory Goes to Tennessee’s Bible
(Oct 19, 2020 - JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.) Boater Josh Butler of Hayden, Alabama, brought a three-day total of 12 bass to the scale weighing 29 pounds, 3 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Regional Championship at Lake Cherokee.
(Oct 19, 2020 - DAYTON, Tenn.) Lee Livesay had options, but he committed to a singular game plan based on patience and execution to win the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake with a four-day total of 58 pounds, 2 ounces.
(Oct 19, 2020 - HUNTINGTON, Tenn.) Despite losing an hour of fishing with boat problems early in the day, the team of Jack Myers and Lucas Gerlach from Colorado secured four fish for 9 pounds, 1 ounce to take the Day 1 lead at the 2020 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Junior National Championship on the Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake.
(Oct 18, 2020 - DAYTON, Tenn.) The tournament’s shortest fishing day yielded Lee Livesay’s biggest bag, which allowed the angler from Longview, Texas, to take the Day 3 lead of the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake with a three-day total of 43 pounds.
(Oct 15, 2020 - MANY, La.) Albert Collins “didn’t change a thing” on Thursday after staking himself to the Day 1 lead in the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The repeat performance paid dividends.
(Oct 14, 2020 - MANY, La.) Albert Collins thought an average weight of 12 or 13 pounds per day could put him in contention at the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional at Toledo Bend Reservoir. After Day 1, he’s right on target.
(Oct 13, 2020 - Mt Home, AR) Arkansas angler Quincy Houchin may not be a household name on a national level, but chances are if you live in the vicinity he has likely taken some of your money during tournament competition.
(Oct 13, 2020 - DAYTON, Tenn.) Buddy Gross is hoping everything’s cool at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake; but not for any concern over camaraderie or sportsmanship. Rather, the Elite Series rookie from Chickamauga, Ga., is eager for a healthy dose of the seasonal chill.
Co-angler Victory Goes to Hiawassee’s McClure
(Oct 13, 2020 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Boater Troy Morrow of Eastanollee, Georgia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 32 pounds even, to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Savannah River Division Super-Tournament at Lake Hartwell image003.jpgpresented by Fish-Intel. For his victory, Morrow earned $6,415.
South Carolina pro Advances Directly to Sudden Death Round, Remaining Seven Anglers to Compete in Elimination Round
(Oct 12, 2020 - GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.) Pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, South Carolina, caught 19 bass totaling 42 pounds, 6 ounces to win the opening Shotgun Round of competition at the General Tire World Championship in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Co-angler Victory Goes to Vonore’s Lemons
(Oct 12, 2020 - DAYTON, Tenn.) Boater Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 40 pounds, 11 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Regional Championship at Lake Chickamauga.
Co-angler Victory Goes to Maryland’s Bae
(Oct 12, 2020 - HENRICO, Va.) Pro Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 50 pounds, 1 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Regional Championship on the James River.
October 23, 24 & 25
(Oct 12, 2020 - Morehead,KY) On October 23, 24 & 25 beautiful Cave Run Lake near Morehead, Kentucky will be the host of the Professional Musky Tournament Trails Ranger Boats World Championship.
Ultra-soft and resilient, ever-lively Z-Man® Long ShotZ™ is catching bass right out of the gate
(Oct 12, 2020 - Ladson, SC) nglers occasionally liken dropshot fishing to dunking a wild minnow or a lively leech. It’s actually a pretty fair analogy when supernatural ElaZtech® baits enter the scene.
(Oct 12, 2020 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has signed on as the title sponsor when the Bassmaster Elite Series takes on Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake Oct. 16-19.
(Oct 6, 2020 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will continue with a tournament this weekend in Osage Beach, Missouri, with the Toyota Series at Lake of the Ozarks. Hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association, 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.
One-two Chatterbait® and ElaZtech® punch wins big at Hobie Bass Open Series Tourney
(Oct 4, 2020 - Ladson, SC) On super-busy bass lakes, kayak anglers continue to prove the value of stealthy vessels and select Z-Man baits that simply get the job done. Again and again, the Z-Man centric bait choices of these resourceful, aerobic anglers continue garnering eye-raising attention, even from the big-boat bass wo
(Oct 4, 2020 - October 1, 2020 Hicks Maintains Slim Margin At) Knowing when to shift gears allowed Justin Hicks, who’s competing for the Utah B.A.S.S. Nation Team, to fill his five-fish limit with 6 pounds, 2 ounces and retain the lead on Day 2 of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional at Lake Mead.
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