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purpose-built for special breed of catfish angler
(Jan 27, 2015 - Springfield, MO) Catfish anglers are a special breed.  They seek their prey in places, conditions, and hours of the night that send lesser anglers seeking a warm bunk and the coffee pot.  They need equipment purpose-built for their rough and tumble sort of fishing. The Bass Pro Shops® CatMaxx Casting Rods and CatMaxx Spinning Rods are exactly that kind of gear.

(Jan 29, 2015 - Norman, OK) Title sponsor of the Texas Team Trail (TXTT), has renewed its partnership with the popular bass fishing circuit. The multiyear extension was finalized as the TXTT heads toward its first event of the 2015 season on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jan. 31.

Purchase individual HD lake maps – all with full access to exclusive LakeMaster features
(Jan 27, 2015 - EUFAULA, AL.) ChartSelect™ is the latest digital cartography product available from Humminbird. With ChartSelect you can now select, purchase, and download your favorite individual HD lake map to an SD card for use on select Humminbird fishfinders. Currently, over 1300 High Definition lake maps are available to choose from. Learn more below and start downloading your own lakes today!

Clewiston’s Wilson wins co-angler title
(Jan 24, 2015 - Clewiston, FL) Val Osinski of Pompano Beach, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 70 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Osinski earned $40,000.

Season Opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Jan 24, 2015 - Brookeland, TX) The University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Tyler Craig of Frierson, La., and Brian Eaton of Monroe, La., won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Saturday with five bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest one-day five-bass limit ever weighed in FLW College Fishing history.

Bull in a Bass Closet
(Jan 23, 2015 - ) Patrick Sebile designs award-winning baits. That tradition of Sebile quality continues in their new Action FirstTM line of hard baits. The Sebile Bull CrankTM is the “go to” fat- bodied crankbait in any shallow to medium water situation. It is the perfect option when bass are aggressively seeking food to nourish before the spawn and through pre-summer periods.

(Jan 21, 2015 - Guatemala) The 2015 Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge was held January 6-8, 2015 and set a new tournament record for fly fishing this year with seven boats of two-angler teams releasing 141 Sailfish and a Blue Marlin, all caught on the 20lb test class tippet on the Fly! Congrats to Team Decisive capturing First Place!

Hardcore fishing goodies, meet amazing economy in Lund’s progressive 1750 Rebel XS
(Jan 19, 2015 - New York Mills, Mn) Boosting its already enduring status as the leading American builder of premium fishing boats, Lund recently announced news of another exceptional model introduction, the all new 1750 Rebel XS. At 17 feet, 6 inches in length and with an ample 85-inch beam, Lund’s newest Rebel offers exceptional engineering at a truly tremendous price.

(Jan 21, 2015 - Austin, TX) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has named Craig Bonds as the new division director for Inland Fisheries.

Southern Open #1
(Jan 17, 2015 - KISSIMMEE, FL) Standard opinion among the anglers fishing the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate was that the tournament couldn’t be won on Toho. If you wanted big bass, Kissimmee was the place to fish.

Angler's Quest Team
(Jan 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) Ok Guys and Gals.... The first tournament at Big Sam Rayburn started off cold and rainy with take off at 6:55 am and a temp of 37 degrees. Twenty-eight fishermen and one fisherwoman braved to cold and rain.

(Jan 9, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart announced the members of its professional angling team that will hit the water in 2015. The Walmart team will be comprised of pros Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, David Dudley of Lynchburg, Virginia, and co-angler Nicole Jacobs of New Brighton, Minnesota.

Sward Wins Co-angler Title
(Jun. 07, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) Fishing in his second BFL All-American, boater Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., went wire-to-wire to win the 2014 Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy on Wilson Lake after bringing five bass weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces to the scale Saturday.

Alabama's Setzer Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
(Jun. 07, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) Pro angler Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 22 pounds, 4 ounces, giving him a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass for 75 pounds, 14 ounces and extending his lead heading into the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Straight Talk Wireless.

(Jun. 06, 2014 - DAYTON, TN.) In bass fishing, BASSfest is the new black. June 11-15 in Dayton, Tenn., BASSfest will be the latest innovation in pro fishing. Part competition, part festival, the five-day event will feature 140 of the best anglers in the game.

(Jun. 06, 2014 - EUFAULA, OK.) Seeking shelter from the storm proved key to Josh Wray's B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional win Friday on Oklahoma's Lake Eufaula. On many parts of the 100,000-plus acre lake, heavy rain and persistent lightning prompted several competitors to seek shelter for an hour or more. But while they were waiting it out, Wray was filling out his limit ? without getting wet.

Alabama's Jacobs Leads Co-Anglers
(Jun. 06, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) Veteran pro Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., brought a five-bass limit to the scale on Friday weighing 31 pounds, 12 ounces to grab the lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Straight Talk Wireless. The four-day event, hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, features 165 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.

Jordan wins co-angler title
(Jun. 05, 2014 - MARBURY, Md.) "My day started good," said Stiefel. "I caught two quality fish in the first 15 minutes. A few minutes later I lost my third fish. It jumped three or four times, and I estimated it to be about five pounds.

Tennessee's Maynard Paces Co-Anglers
(Jun. 05, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., took the early lead at the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy on Wilson Lake with a five-bass limit that weighed 26 pounds, 11 ounces. He now holds a comfortable 5-pound, 6-ounce lead over second place angler Timothy Feller of Coral Springs, Fla., in one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing.

Arkansas' Kelley Leads Co-Anglers
(Jun. 05, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) Pro angler Jeff Gustafson of Keewatin, Ontario, Canada, caught the biggest bass of his life Thursday - a huge 10-pound, 12-ounce monster - to anchor his five-bass limit and grab the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Straight Talk Wireless.

(Jun. 05, 2014 - Eufaula, OK.) Preston Frazell was too polite to mention it when he weighed the 7-pound, 1-ounce kicker largemouth that gave him the Day 2 lead in the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Lake Eufaula, but his co-angler Teb Jones fessed up when he weighed in moments later ? Frazell had caught the biggun from the back of the boat, on one of Jones' spots.

Sims wins co-angler title
(Jun. 05, 2014 - SCOTTSVILLE, KY) Fox said that he caught around 30 bass and at least nine keepers on a day he described as "picture perfect." "I fished deep pockets up in the river in about 4 to 8 feet of water," said Fox. "I won a BFL here in 2011 doing the same thing, but in a different part of the lake."

Sims wins co-angler title
(Jun. 05, 2014 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Scott Beattie of Lincolnton, N.C., and Scott Tate of Marion, N.C., each weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to tie for the win at the third Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament of 2014 on Kerr Lake. For their victories, each earned $2,659, with Beattie taking home an extra $2,300 in sponsor contingency bonuses.

(May. 31, 2014 - Dandridge, TN) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe got the monkey off his back by finally winning a major tournament on his home waters. The Knoxville, Tenn., competitor clinched his first victory at Douglas Lake by catching the biggest limit of the tournament - a 24-pound, 1-ounce bag - to finish with a three-day total weight of 62-5 in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate.

(May. 30, 2014 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Consistency has put Ott DeFoe in position to win his first Bassmaster event on his home waters of Douglas Lake. "Every big tournament we've had here I have done well, but I have yet to win one," said DeFoe, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Knoxville, Tenn. "I have made the Top 12 in every one of them, so I want to close the dang deal one time.

(May. 30, 2014 - DAYTON, TN.) Thousands of fishing fans are expected to gather in Dayton, Tenn., to celebrate summer during the first BASSfest June 11-15. In addition to cheering on their favorite professional anglers competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Chickamauga Lake, BASSfest visitors will be able to enjoy an outdoors expo, where the newest boats, motors, fishing tackle, lures and other sporting goods will be on display and for sale.

(May. 29, 2014 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Dewayne Wilson put his custom-built rods to the ultimate test by catching a heavyweight limit and claiming the lead in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate at Douglas Lake.

Will face qualifiers from FLW College Fishing National Championship
(May. 28, 2014 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Landon Anderson and Tyler Arms, collegiate anglers from Tennessee Tech University, qualified for the 2014 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge with their second-place finish in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on May 23 at Alabama's Lake Pickwick.

Former AOY Suffers Heart Attack
(May. 27, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) Three-time FLW Angler of the Year winner Clark Wendlandt from Leander, Texas has withdrawn from next week's Walmart FLW Tour event at Pickwick Lake after suffering a heart attack on Monday. Wendlandt is currently at St. Mary's Hospital in downtown Knoxville and anticipates being released Thursday evening or Friday morning.

(May. 24, 2014 - TROUT CREEK, MT) While everyone else was heading toward the popular flats of Noxon Reservoir at launch each day, Montana's Tim Johnston was going in the completely opposite direction upriver. It proved to be key to his win at the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional.

(May. 24, 2014 - San Antonio, TX) Florence, Alabama, The 9th annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship has wrapped up with the University of Georgia taking the title in convincing fashion. Finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively were the teams from Tennessee Tech University and The University of North Alabama.

(May. 22, 2014 - TROUT CREEK, MT.) Some anglers in the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional worked all day to eke out a limit on Montana's Noxon Reservoir. But not Tim Johnston. He did it in an hour and a half.

Sykes wins co-angler title
(May. 21, 2014 - ST. MARYS, Ohio) "I went out Wednesday and started prefishing and I went a lot of places," said Nutter. "I started in the southwest corner of the lake and checked in pretty much every cut and I found one stretch of bank that held quality fish.

Seaton wins co-angler title
(May. 21, 2014 - LA CROSSE, WI.) "I was pitching to laydowns right on the edge of a current seam," said Mazurek, who earned his first win after fishing in BFL events since 1995. "The key was that the shoreline I targeted was adjacent to the mouth of a large spawning flat."

Larson wins co-angler title
(May. 21, 2014 - KIMBERLING CITY, MO) "I caught all of my fish off of beds," said Jones, who had two previous top-10 finishes on Table Rock Lake in FLW competition before earning his victory. "After takeoff I made a 15 minute run to the dam area. I went there during my pre-fish on Friday and had found quite a few bass on beds. I'm glad I looked on Friday, because the conditions were cloudy on Saturday and you couldn't see them anymore. That probably helped me, though, because I knew where they were but they couldn't see me."

Lederman wins co-angler title
(May. 20, 2014 - HENDERSON, N.C.) "I started out my day by failing," said Hammack, who earned his second BFL win. "I tried to fish the shad spawn. The shad were spawning really well, but I fished for an hour and a half and didn't catch anything.

Frye wins co-angler title
(May. 20, 2014 - KISSIMMEE, FL.) "I was on a pretty decent bite in practice but I didn't really have a good morning bite," said Clark, a seasoned veteran of Florida competition. "As I was running down the lake the morning of the tournament I was hitting a bunch of bugs. Finally one hit me in the chest and I saw it was a mayfly.

McGinnis wins co-angler title
(May. 20, 2014 - HARDIN, KY.) "I fished ledges with a sexy chartreuse-colored Strike King Pro Model 6XD in 15 to 18 feet of water," said Boss. "I located six schools of fish in practice on Friday and I was able to get on three of them in the tournament. There were boats on the other three. I basically caught all my fish on two of those spots.

Potter wins co-angler title
(May. 20, 2014 - EUFAULA, OK.) "This one was a long time coming," said Barton, who earned the first BFL victory of his career. "I've been fishing BFL events for a long time.

(May. 19, 2014 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Jason Christie pulled off a 4-ounce "wonder" win Sunday in the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle. It wasn't a case of anyone thinking that a Christie victory would be a wonder. After all, the pro from Park Hill, Okla., was already an Elite champ from the 2013 season and has a very successful career going. It was Christie himself who was kept guessing.

(May. 17, 2014 - LAKEPORT, CA.) The teammates from New Mexico State University got to choose to compete on California's Clear Lake for the Western Regional because their regional, the Central, was on the Ouachita River in Louisiana, more than 12 hours from home.

(May. 17, 2014 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Saturday, after holding on to the lead in the May 15-18 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle by 13 ounces, Greg Hackney said he might be left with too many choices for Sunday's final round.

(May. 16, 2014 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Patience certainly does have its virtues. Just ask Greg Hackney, the new leader in the Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Dardanelle. After landing a 4-pound largemouth soon after competition began Friday, Hackney stuck it out in the same area the rest of the day, working through a series of dry spells without a bite.

(May. 15, 2014 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) "Steady" was the first word John Crews came up with when asked about his first day of competition in the May 15-18 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle.

A Fun-Filled Lake Party to Help our Furry Friends Growing every year, this much anticipated annual Lake Party will kick-off Memorial Day Weekend with a huge bang!
(May. 15, 2014 - Lake Palestine, TX) H&W Marine & 95.3/102.3 The Breeze presents the 7th annual Lake Palestine PALOOZA to benefit Pets Fur People, a local no-kill animal shelter. This year's PALOOZA will be at the Marina in the Villages Resort on May 24th, the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Villages Marina is located on Lake Palestine, off of Hwy 2661 west of Hwy 155.

ASA Vice President Gordon Robertson to retire after decades of dedicated service
(May. 14, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) After decades of dedicated service to the recreational fishing industry; fisheries resource conservation and management; and advocating on behalf of both, American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Vice President Gordon Robertson has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2014.

Curtis wins co-angler title
(May. 13, 2014 - BRISTOL, TN.) "I started out fishing fast with crankbaits, spinnerbaits and swimbaits," said Henard, who earned the second BFL win of his career. "Then I picked up a worm and caught two keepers. I went back and forth between the crankbait and a worm. Then the fishing got pretty slow so I just stuck with the worm.

Morgan wins co-angler title
(May. 13, 2014 - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.) Carver earned the sixth BFL win of his career using a pearl-colored Bass Hound Main Event Prop Bait, a lure made by local angler and BFL stick Kip Carter, who was also in the field and finished in fourth place.

Wheeler wins co-angler title
(May. 13, 2014 - MARBURY, Md.) "I'm from the area and I've been catching them pretty good lately on reaction baits,- said Caffi, who earned his first BFL victory. "I sat on one of my best spots for about three hours in the morning, but I didn't get one keeper. So, at about 10 o'clock I made a move to a little area I know where I thought the bass might be coming in to spawn.

Burgess wins co-angler title
(May. 13, 2014 - BLOOMINGTON, IN.) "This win was special," Wilkinson said of his third career BFL victory. "I pride myself on being consistent. Now, I can say I've won at the Ohio River, Lake Monroe and Lake Patoka - the three main places in Indiana the BFL series goes to.

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