Fishing & Boating News
Bassmaster Central Open of the season on Louisiana's Toledo Bend Reservoir Feb. 20-22.
(Feb 15, 2019 - MANY, La.) Giant Bass Will Greet Anglers At Bassmaster Central Open On Toledo Bend Reservoir MANY, La. — Fireworks. That’s what anglers competing in the 2019 Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open at Toledo Bend can expect next week. Less than 75 days into the year, the lake has already given up 22 largemouth over 10 pounds, with the biggest weighing 11.49 pounds.
Numerous industry priorities reflected in final measure
(Feb 15, 2019 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) expressed its strong support for the passage of the 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act which provides funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2019 for nine federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce and the Interior.
The MOA is intended to promote sustainable recreational fishing and boating in federal waters
(Feb 15, 2019 - Alexandria, VA) This morning, representatives from the recreational fishing and boating community, NOAA Fisheries and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to develop and expand a framework of cooperation for planning and implementing mutually beneficial projects and activities to promote sustainable recreational fishing and boating conducted within federal marine waters, including national marine sanctuaries.
(Feb 15, 2019 - GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.) With each day that passes, Tennessee angler David Mullins sounds more and more confident about his current situation.
Staff additions expand industry’s ability to address more state and federal fisheries issues
(Feb 13, 2019 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Danielle Cloutier, a seasoned fisheries policy veteran, has joined the ASA staff as its new Pacific Fisheries Policy Director.
YETI FLW College Fishing tournament set for Friday, Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Open tournament to follow Saturday
(Feb 13, 2019 - Lufkin, TX) YETI FLW College Fishing tournament set for Friday, Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Open tournament to follow Saturday
Easley's Anders Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics
Hiawassee’s McClure Wins Co-angler Division
(Feb 11, 2019 - SENECA, S.C.) Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts.
University of Montevallo Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Lake Seminole
(Feb 11, 2019 - BAINBRIDGE, GA.) The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce.
(Feb 10, 2019 - PALATKA, Fl.) Clunn Repeats His Magic Winning Power-Pole Bassmaster Elite At St. Johns
Chickamauga’s Buddy Gross Milks Key Area on Lake Toho to Earn Second Career FLW Tour Victory, $100,000
(Feb 10, 2019 - KISSIMMEE, Fl) Pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats.
Georgia Pro Drops 19-Pound Limit on the Scale to Grab Lead Heading into Championship Sunday
(Feb 9, 2019 - KISSIMMEE, Fl) After an exciting day of movement atop the leaderboard, FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, took the lead Saturday after the final bass had been weighed at the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats with a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 12 ounces.
(Feb 8, 2019 - PALATKA, Fl.) During the weeks leading up to the Power-Pole Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River, brothers Chris and Cory Johnston insisted the Florida fishery reminded them a lot of the waters they grew up fishing back home in Canada.
Florida Pro Grabs Day One Lead with Largest Limit Ever Weighed at Lake Toho in FLW Tour Competition
(Feb 7, 2019 - KISSIMMEE, Fl) Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, hauled in a massive five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 9 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in FLW Tour competition at Lake Toho – to grab the lead after day one of the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 7, 2019 - PALATKA, Fl.) After a tough practice, Robbie Latuso said he only had one area that he felt confident about heading into Thursday’s opening round of the Power-Pole Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
(Feb 7, 2019 - ) The quick report of kayak Sand Bass fishing the Sabine River this week to McFadden’s Landing is the trip was fantastic! Thirty-four sand bass, each weighing close to three pounds, were caught using light spinning tackle with Road Runner lures.
appoints Partner, General Manager, establishes new operations
(Feb 4, 2019 - Norman, OK) Today, Blue Heron Communications, a full-service, outdoor-specialty marketing agency announces strategic organizational changes designed to ensure the agency's continued thought leadership, exceptional client marketing, and eye on the future of outdoor public relations.
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(Feb 3, 2019 - CLEWISTON, Fl.) Florida boater Nick Thliveros of Saint Augustine, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces – enough to win the 2019 Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Thliveros, son of legendary bass angler Peter Thliveros, weighed in 15 bass over three days of competition totaling 46 pounds, 1 ounce, besting second-place angler Cody Nichols of Fayette, Alabama, by more than 4 pounds.
(Feb 3, 2019 - PALATKA, Fl.) The St. Johns River has been a familiar destination for the Bassmaster Elite Series since the circuit first visited there in 2011.
(Feb 3, 2019 - KEY LARGO, Florida Keys) Organizers of the Jimmy Johnson Fishing Championship Week, scheduled March 2-9, are offering what is believed to be the largest guaranteed purse winnings in Florida tournament history — $1.75 million.
Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley To Be Held on Kentucky Lake in March
(Jan 28, 2019 - San Antonio, TX) Starting today, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. The event, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority, will include an angler appreciation banquet in Paris, Tennessee the night before the event, as well as two days of fishing on Kentucky Lake.
Pitt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Opener on Toledo Bend Reservoir Presented by Navionics
Thibodaux’s Fussell Wins Co-angler Division
(Jan 28, 2019 - Thibodaux’s Fussell Wins Co-angler Division) Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, caught five bass Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) season opener on Toledo Bend Reservoir presented by Navionics.
Fort Myers’ Anderson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Opener on Lake Okeechobee
Co-angler Title Goes to Bradenton’s Hibbs
(Jan 28, 2019 - CLEWISTON, Fl.) Boater David Anderson of Fort Myers, Florida, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) season opener on Lake Okeechobee.
AQ Conroe Team #1
(Jan 27, 2019 - Lake Conroe, TX) The team of Cody Hall & Ross Johnston Win The 1st Anglers Quest Team Tournament On Lake Conroe in 2019 with 2 fish.
(Jan 27, 2019 - Houston County Lake, TX) Fishing was tough on Lake Houston !!!! With just 16 teams fishing for over $2,600.00, there were only 2 limits caught Saturday.
Second Stop of 2019 Tour Season Brings Bass Fishing Action and Family Fun to Kissimmee Area
(Jan 27, 2019 - KISSIMMEE, Fl) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, heads to Lake Toho, Feb. 7-10, for the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats.
(Jan 27, 2019 - Leesburg, FL) The shortened schedule amplified Stephens’ performance; specifically, Jesse Wiggins won the 2017 Open event on the Harris Chain with a three-day total of 59-4 — only 1-12 heavier than Stephens’ two-day total.
(Jan 20, 2019 - Lebnon, MO) G3 Boats is pleased to announce that Pam Wells, a well-known and accomplished guide & tournament angler, will be joining the G3 Sportsman sponsored field staff for 2019.
*Urgent Notice*. Due to expected high winds, the Amistad Bass Champs event this Saturday- Rescheduled to June 1st.
(Jan 16, 2019 - Lake Amistad,TX) **URGENT NOTICE** Due to forecast of winds Up to 50 mph for this Saturday (1/19) the event on Amistad has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 1st on Lake Amistad, Diablo East ramp. Our first event of the South region will now kick-off at Lake Falcon, February 23rd.
Collegiate anglers take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge Collegiate anglers take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge
(Jan 16, 2019 - Flippin, AR) Jack Hippe and Nick Czajka, collegiate anglers from Adrian College, won the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge in a winner-take-all, made-for-TV event on Texas' Fayette County Reservoir, a power plant lake located in south central Texas
23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Earns First FLW Tour Win of Career, Earns $125,000
(Jan 16, 2019 - Brookland,TX) 23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Earns First FLW Tour Win of Career, Earns $125,000
The sportfishing industry’s fisheries conservation foundation seeks to ensure fishing’s future
(Jan 11, 2019 - Alexandria, VA) Through an ongoing partnership between the sportfishing habitat conservation and research foundation, the FishAmerica Foundation, and the Brunswick Public Foundation, $61,000 was awarded to four grassroots projects to enhance water quality and improve fisheries resources in local communities in Minnesota, Indiana, Florida and Wisconsin.
Kentucky’s Bolton Vaults into Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris
23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Catches 33-pound Limit on Rapala Crankbait
(Jan 11, 2019 - BROOKELAND, Texas) Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris after starting the day in 10th place. 25,000.
Rookie LeBrun Catches 29-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris
Reigning BFL All-American Champion Smacks 29-2 in First Career FLW Tour Event
(Jan 10, 2019 - Brookland,TX) Louisiana pro Nick LeBrun – fishing in his first career regular-season FLW Tour event – brought a massive 29-pound, 2-ounce five-bass limit to the scale Thursday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after Day One of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris.
(Dec 27, 2018 - Clewiston,FL) The Harmony High School duo of Grady Johnson and Dawson Turner, both of St. Cloud, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Okeechobee Open.
(Dec 27, 2018 - Athens, AL) Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country.
High Water Levels and Wintertime Temperatures to Keep Pros Guessing at Tournament presented by Polaris
(Dec 27, 2018 - Brookland,TX) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, is set to launch the 2019 FLW Tour season – the 24th season of the competitive Tour – Jan. 10-13, with the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris.
(Dec 10, 2018 - Leesburg, FL) Anglers Choice Team Goes From Alternates To Winners In Bassmaster Team Championship
(Dec 4, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce their new partnership with Bass Pro Shops. Under the agreement, Bass Pros Shops will become the title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, as well as the title sponsor of the Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley event and the prestigious School of the Year program.
(Dec 2, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce their new partnership with Bass Pro Shops. Under the agreement, Bass Pros Shops will become the title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, as well as the title sponsor of the Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley event and the prestigious School of the Year program.
(Dec 2, 2018 - Bainbridge, Ga.) The Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at FLWFishing.com. Takeoff will be at Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin at 7:30 a.m. EST and the weigh-in will also be held at the access, beginning at 3:30 p.m. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
(Dec 2, 2018 - Leesburg, FL) The 2018 B.A.S.S. tournament schedule that began in January and crisscrossed the country through 17 states over 10 months will reach its conclusion with the Bassmaster Team Championship on Dec. 5-8 at Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes.
(Nov 19, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) The Trumann High School duo of Jay Morgan and Jackson Darr, both of Trumann, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hamilton Open by a near 5-pound margin.
Seaguar continues its support of Gray FishTrag Research roosterfish study
(Nov 16, 2018 - New York, NY) Seaguar continues its support of Gray FishTrag Research roosterfish study
(Nov 16, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization announced today a greatly expanded FLW Live schedule for the 2019 season as part of its commitment to growing the sport of tournament bass fishing and bringing more publicity to the anglers who fish its circuits.
Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush honored war heroes and benefitted Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need
(Nov 14, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge & Spa announced results of its 6th Annual All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament held Nov.8-10 in Islamorada, FL
Existing model lineup also receives new design and styling
(Nov 12, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger's popular Deep V Aluminum line of boats is expanding with the introduction of the all-new VX1888, VX1788 and VS1660 models. Ranger Boats' aluminum line has seen explosive growth due to an unrelenting commitment to delivering innovative designs, feature-packed interiors and unrivaled styling.
Gustafson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Nov 12, 2018 - Gallatin, TN) Boater Toby Corn of Calvert City, Kentucky, caught a two-day cumulative total of seven bass weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card tournament on Old Hickory Lake.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florida Panhandle, FL) When Randall Tharp returned home at 3 a.m. Saturday, October 6, from an eight-day fishing exhibition in China, the tropical depression that would soon become the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Florida Gulf Coast did not appear to be a threat at all. To help recover from jetlag, the Yamaha Pro and some friends even spent Saturday evening watching a college football game on television.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florence, AL) Randy Pierson’s scouting trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake paved the way to victory for the Californian at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
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