Fishing & Boating News
$5,640 donation to pay for bass-tagging study on Potomac River
(Jul. 05, 2005 - LA PLATA, Md.) Anglers and fishing fans have teamed up with FLW Outdoors and its sponsors to help preserve and enhance the largemouth bass population on the Potomac River near La Plata, Md. Over $5,600 was donated for a bass-tagging project that will help to maximize stocking efficiency.
The International Game Fish Association announces the imminent release of its long-awaited history book
(Jul. 03, 2005 - DANIA BEACH, FL.) After years of anticipation, the IGFA has announced that it will release a special first edition of its history book Big Game Fishing Headquarters:
Fourth event held in Trondheim, Norway
(Jul. 01, 2005 - DANIA BEACH, FL.) Focusing on the multiple challenges facing the recreational fishing community, representatives from across the globe including the International Game Fish Association participated in the fourth World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC) held in Trondheim, Norway on June 12-16.
(Jul. 01, 2005 - CHICAGO, IL) National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) have announced the judges for the NMMA Innovation Awards, being presented at the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS). MAATS is being held July 20-22 at the Las Vegas Hilton & Convention Center.
(Jun. 24, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Yamaha Marine has promoted John Corlett, Joe Maniscalco and Tim Smith to Senior District Service Representatives, according to Yamaha Marine National Service Manager James Mills.
12th Annual Skeeter Boats Owner’s Tournament Still Largest Gathering of Any Single Boat Brand in the World
(Jun. 21, 2005 - LAKE FORK, Texas) The action was non-stop at the 12th annual Skeeter Boats Owner’s Tournament this past weekend. No lake record was broken, but during the two-days of competition the tournament committee had quite a time keeping track of all of the winning fish.
(Jun. 21, 2005 - AUSTIN, Texas) Texas state parks and historic sites are seeking retirees, vacationing educators and any others looking for something interesting to do this summer.
(Jun. 20, 2005 - Veracruz, Mexico) May 28, 2005 proved to be a significant day for the tarpon fishery in Veracruz, Mexico, marking the first ever catch and release tarpon tournament held in the country. After witnessing many years of kill tournaments IGFA International Committee member, Angel Requejo, realized that things had to change and created a tournament where all tarpon were released.
(Jun. 17, 2005 - Walker, MN) When Mike Finé was introduced to the Fishing the WildSide staff on Wednesday, there was electricity in the air. The sparks flying about were ideas of how this new partnership will provide numerous opportunities for anglers and the outdoor industry.
(Jun. 15, 2005 - Edgewater, FL) EdgeWater Power Boats announced today the appointment of Brewer Yacht Sales as the boat line’s exclusive dealer for the state of Connecticut. “EdgeWater is very excited about its dealer-partnership with Brewer Yacht Sales”, says EdgeWater President Peter Truslow.
(Jun. 15, 2005 - Edgewater, FL) EdgeWater Power Boats announced today the appointment of Erickson Marine as EdgeWater’s exclusive dealer for the state of Minnesota. “We are thrilled about Erickson Marine joining our dealer-partner family, says EdgeWater President Peter Truslow.
(Jun. 15, 2005 - Auburn, AL) The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will hold its second quarterly meeting on June 23, 2005, at the Governor's Room in the Dixon Hotel and Conference Center on College Street, just across from the Ralph Draughon Library, Auburn, Alabama.
(Jun. 15, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Jonathan McEntyre, Kennesaw, Ga., has joined the dealer sales division of Yamaha Marine as a Regional Sales Coordinator,
(Jun. 09, 2005 - KNOXVILLE, TN.) The Brunswick Boat Group (BBG) announced today that Mike Rosberg has joined the group as its vice president -- supply chain, reporting to Dustan E. McCoy, president of BBG. In this role, Mike will be responsible for BBG's strategic sourcing organization and its logistics operations.
(Jun. 10, 2005 - ) Grand National Walleye Cup (GNWC) Executive Director Bernie Barringer announced today the signing of the FoodSource Lure Corporation as a National Regional and Championship Sponsor. FoodSource Lures are the world's first and only molded fishing lures made entirely out of edible ingredients. They are not plastic; instead, they are 100 percent protein-and nutrient-rich fish food.
Seventh annual Rolex sponsored event honors contributions to the sport of fishing
(Jun. 09, 2005 - DANIA BEACH, FL.) Five men will be inducted into the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame, this fall. The class of 2005 includes Stuart "Stu" C. Apte, John L. Morris, George Parker, Donald J. Tyson and Edward vom Hofe
(Jun. 09, 2005 - LAKE FOREST, IL) Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it has promoted Katie Krasnewich to vice president - mergers and acquisitions, reporting to Peter G. Leemputte, senior vice president and chief financial officer.
(Jun. 09, 2005 - Little Rock, AR.) It has been a transition more than a year in the making, but this week long-time Little Rock television production group JM Associates completed its move of all corporate offices and studio facilities to the new Fish Factory building at 1200 Scott Street.
(Jun. 07, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Yamaha Marine has recognized four outstanding students of Yamaha Outboard dealers and their employees with a $3,000 college scholarship each in its Dealership Scholarship Program.
South Carolina Division
(Jun. 06, 2005 - SENECA, S.C.) Boater Woody Parks of Lincolnton, Ga., earned $3,711 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division event on Lake Keowee. The tournament was the fourth of five regular-season South Carolina Division events and featured 114 boaters vying for the win, which earned Parks 200 points in the Boater Division.
(Jun. 07, 2005 - Tulsa, OK) Hooked On Fishing International announces a new program to recognize and reward exemplary young anglers each year. Selection will be based on how well applicants articulate their passion for fishing and how well they represent today’s youth as role models for all America to see.
(Jun. 05, 2005 - Austin, TX) With the arrival of National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27), Boating While Intoxicated arrests are up statewide. Statewide, there were 193 BWI arrests in 2003 and in 2004, there were 279.
(Jun. 06, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Greg Matson, Roswell, Ga., has joined Yamaha Marine Parts and Accessories as a Product Sales Coordinator, according to John Tomsche, Marine Parts and Accessories Manager.
Governor Douglas, Lt. Governor Dubie celebrate the LCI Father's Day Fishing Derby along with over 50,000 other anglers
(Jun. 03, 2005 - ) On June 13, 2005, Governor Douglas and Lt. Governor Dubie will be joined by Vermont families, local business people, Yamaha bass fishing guides and Friendly's restaurants at 10 a.m. at the Champlain Marina in Malletts Bay to kick off America's oldest largest freshwater derby, the LCI Father's Day Fishing Derby, being held June 18-20, 2005 and the LCI Little Anglers Derby presented by Friendly's on June 18.
(Jun. 02, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Bill Craft, Murfreesboro, Tenn., has joined the OEM Division of Yamaha Marine as an OEM Regional Application Engineer, according to OEM Technical Support Manager Chuck Butler.
(Jun. 02, 2005 - ROGERSVILLE, AL.) Anglers and fishing fans have teamed up with FLW Outdoors and its sponsors to boost bank-fishing opportunities at Wheeler Lake in Joe Wheeler State Park near Rogersville, Ala. About $5,500 was donated for a project that will place fish habitat within casting distance of an area of the park popular among shoreline anglers.
(May. 31, 2005 - ATHENS, Texas) A man described as a “fishing icon” and 24 anglers who caught 13-pound-plus largemouth bass this past year were honored at a banquet in Athens Saturday night.
(Jun. 01, 2005 - ) In the early days of modern bass fishing, there was Bill Dance. The spectacled furniture salesman from Memphis with the ubiquitous orange “T” on his fishing cap was the sport’s first superstar and has parlayed that success into a television empire with “Bill Dance Outdoors.”
(May. 31, 2005 - LAKE FOREST, IL.) Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it has acquired Triton Boat Company, L.P., a leading producer of fiberglass bass and saltwater and aluminum fishing boats. Triton will remain based in Ashland City, Tenn. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
(May. 27, 2005 - ) Beginning June 1, 2005, the slot limit for black bass (spotted and largemouth bass) on Lewis Smith Reservoir will be modified from the current limit of 13 to 16-inches to 13 to 15-inches. This change, announced by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is intended to improve the quality of the black bass population.
(May. 26, 2005 - Austin, TX) With classes letting out for the summer, many young Texans will turn their attention to schools of a different sort: fish. Some will make the grade by adding their name to the state angling record books.
(May. 24, 2005 - Athens, TX) Texas—Three Budweiser ShareLunkers returned to Lake Alan Henry May 20, and they brought a few friends with them.
(May. 24, 2005 - KENNESAW, Ga.,) Daniel Osborne, Acworth, Ga., has been promoted to assistant regional sales manager for Yamaha’s OEM division, according to Yamaha Outboard Sales General Manager Tim Fernandez.
(May. 18, 2005 - Pine Bluff, AR) In 1984, bass fishing legend Rick Clunn rewrote Bassmaster Classic history by winning his third Classic on the Arkansas River. Clunn stunned the rest of the tournament field and the audience by bringing in a three-day catch weighing better than 75 pounds and besting his nearest competitor by more than 25 pounds!
(May. 04, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ.) Not since 1984 has there been a larger gathering of researchers, scientists, biologists and fisheries managers from the United States and Canada. The Esocid Technical Committee of the American Fisheries Society has put out a call for papers that will be presented on muskellunge related topics.
(May. 14, 2005 - Hawks Cay, Florida Keys) The 2nd annual World Cat Owners Cat'n to the Keys Rendezvous, April 15th – 18th. The annual conclave of World Cat Owners began at Tampa Bayside Marina at 6:30 AM on April 15th led by Capt. Red Henson in a 330TE and World Cat's VP of Marketing Pete Peterson in his 270EC, meeting with Dan Howe in his 270SF outside of the Skyway Bridge.
(May. 13, 2005 - Celebration, FL.) Roaring ATV engines, leaping dogs and intense timber action highlight the five new sports to debut at this year’s ESPN Great Outdoor Games. Four Wheel Frenzy, Terracross, The Launch, Hot Zone and SuperJack will thrill fans as they hit the stage at Disney’s Wide World of Sports ® Complex, July 7-10.
(May. 10, 2005 - Lebanon, MO) G3 Boats was recently notified that it had been chosen from over 5,000 entries worldwide as the winner of four Crystal Awards of Excellence and three Awards of Distinction by the International Communicator Awards Competition.
Conservation wristbands to be sold at FLW Tour event
(May. 11, 2005 - DECATUR, AL.) At 67,100 acres, Wheeler Lake is located in north central Alabama between Birmingham and Nashville and is one of Alabama’s most popular fishing lakes, due to its ever-growing ability to produce big largemouth bass. In addition to trophy largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, white bass, crappie, catfish and sauger also call Wheeler Lake home.
(May. 10, 2005 - Dallas, TX) David J. Sams, founder and publisher of the newspaper, said GMC trucks are a good fit for Lone Star Outdoor News. Men and women who love the outdoors need dependable, rugged vehicles to get them to the best hunting and fishing spots in Texas.
The Professional Musky Tournament Trail & "North Country Adventures" Television Announce Exciting Partnership
(May. 04, 2005 - ) The Professional Musky Tournament Trail announced a new and exciting media partnership with "North Country Adventures" television that will bring the nation's fastest growing, most competitive, action-packed competitive fishing venue's coverage to an estimated 3 million homes plus ... starting with the PMTT Qualifier on Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri, May 21st & 22nd, 2005.
(May. 09, 2005 - Athens, TX) The Budweiser ShareLunker 2004-2005 season closed April 30 with 24 fish entered, the highest total since 1996. A large measure of credit for that performance goes to Lake Alan Henry. The 2,880-acre lake southeast of Lubbock produced nine ShareLunkers, largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more. Lake Fork contributed seven, Sam Rayburn Reservoir two, and Lakes Falcon, Ray Roberts, Austin and Choke Canyon one each. Two lunkers came from private waters.
(May. 06, 2005 - DECATUR, AL.) On May 13 at 9 a.m. select members of Fujifilm’s pro-fishing team will visit Chestnut Grove Elementary School in Decatur to meet with an assembly of fifth-grade students. The anglers will talk about the family-friendly sport of fishing and the importance of conservation. The team will be in Decatur for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Wheeler Lake that takes place May 11-14.
Back to back! For the second year in a row ESPN Outdoors has won the Emmy for its achievement in Live Audio for coverage of The ESPN Great Outdoor Games.
(May. 03, 2005 - ) "The Great Outdoor Games generated record viewership and attendance in 2004,” added Tina Thornton, Coordinating Producer of the Great Outdoor Games. “This latest accolade is a tremendous credit to the collective efforts of the hundreds of staff members whose creativity and commitment drive this event's success."
Other top names join in to support national youth program
(May. 03, 2005 - Tulsa, OK) Hooked On Fishing International (HOFI), organizer of the country's largest youth/family fishing partnership program, announces an elevated level of involvement by one sponsor and the addition of several other top consumer products companies for 2005.
(Apr. 29, 2005 - Lindale, Texas) FishingWorld.com, Inc. earned multiple top honors in the 2005 International Communicator Awards competition taking home two Crystal Awards of Excellence, the highest level of achievement possible, and two Awards of Distinction for Web site design.
(Apr. 29, 2005 - Kennesaw, GA.,) Yamaha Marine’s NewsDrive, a content-rich Internet news service developed for Yamaha marine dealers which streams non-stop fishing, boating and outdoor news to dealer Web sites, has been awarded the Crystal Award of Excellence, the highest honors in the 2005 international Communicator Awards competition.
(Apr. 28, 2005 - ) Cabela's, the world's foremost outfitter and the largest mail order, retail and internet outfitter in the world, recently joined the Grand National Walleye Cup's (GNWC) growing list of national sponsors.
(Apr. 28, 2005 - Washington, DC) The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) today hailed the announcement in today's Science Express that a thought-to-be extinct ivory-billed woodpecker has been discovered at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, but expressed concern about its chances for survival.
(Apr. 27, 2005 - ) Don’t let a few of the numbers fool you, Hank Parker is one of bass fishing’s all-time greats despite the fact that he “only” won a little more than $400,000 in his 13 year career on the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament Trail. A closer look tells you all you need know about why Parker is a semifinalist in the Greatest Angler Debate. Before he left to focus his attentions on a television career, Parker was one of the brightest stars in the sport.
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