Fishing & Boating News
Letter calls for including the recreational fishing community's priorities in the MSA reauthorization
(Apr 25, 2016 - Alexandria, Va.) The recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to recognize the significant economic, social and conservation benefits that saltwater recreational fishing provides to the nation.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Washington, D.C.) Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol Hill in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation that established a framework to manage domestic, federal saltwater fisheries.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Unilever to showcase the Lipton tea brand. The partnership will offer the world’s No. 1 tea brand the opportunity to directly connect with the millions of outdoor and fishing fanatics that FLW reaches through their tournaments and promotional platforms.
Current stop for interactive learning trailer is Mountain Home, Ark.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Columbia) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the BASS Elite Series event in Mountain Home, Ark. The interactive trailer and four highly trained Berkley specialists are on hand to answer angler questions and showcase the innovation and technology that goes into all Berkley products. Seminars are held throughout the day including knot tying, line selection and how to select the best baits to Catch More Fish.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Washington, D.C.) A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures like what recently occurred at Biscayne National Park. Led by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),
(Apr 20, 2016 - ) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Duracell, the No. 1 battery brand trusted by consumers all over the world, has signed a sponsorship agreement to become the official battery sponsor of FLW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Apr 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High school students from across the country have been named to the 2016 class of Bassmaster High School All-State anglers. Students are selected for the honor based on their competition success, academics, leadership and community service.
(Apr 6, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Locations of the final two events in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series schedule — the Wild Card tournament and the national championship — have been decided, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Many ways to win this unique contest that starts now
(Apr 4, 2016 - Columbia, SC) It doesn't matter if it's friendly or for a check, Berkley anglers are always looking for ways to catch more fish. Berkley is offering all anglers a chance to live out the dream of competitive fishing through the Berkley Fantasy Fish Camp contest that is currently underway.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 1, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Lowrance, a world leader in marine electronics and GPS navigational systems, and B.A.S.S. will continue their long-standing relationship after striking a deal on a multiyear sponsorship agreement.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Tackle storage magnate Plano Molding Co., Inc., has secured the title sponsorship of the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series season finale.
(Mar 23, 2016 - Rhinelander, WI) Beckie Joki, of Rhinelander Wisconsin has assumed the role of Sponsorship Director for the Wisconsin River Series. She has tremendous experience in working with both local and regional/national sponsors and will work seamlessly with all our existing sponsors.
(Mar 19, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Rapala, maker of premium lures and other fishing tackle and accessories, will sponsor the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series, the world’s premier professional bass fishing tournaments, as well as other major B.A.S.S. tournament circuits, B.A.S.S., LLC announced today.
(Mar 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a partnership with Proctor & Gamble to feature Old Spice, the quintessential men’s grooming brand.
(Mar 15, 2016 - ISLAMORADA, FL‹) They say the family that fishes together stays together, and for South Florida ąs Davis family that tradition also includes supporting the Blazing Mako Tournament & a Festival, a June event that will combine fishing, conservation, research and marine science scholarships.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today that Jack Link’s®, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand, is the newest member of the FLW partnership team. The partnership offers FLW and Jack Link’s fans the exciting opportunity to bring together their passion for fishing and love of jerky.
(Mar 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pro Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, informed FLW today that he is withdrawing from next week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Hartwell due to severe neck and back pain caused by a compressed disc in his back.
Professional angler Mike Kernan to Represent GoPro on Walmart FLW Tour
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that GoPro cameras have signed a sponsorship agreement with the company and are now the “Official Camera of FLW.” Professional angler Mike Kernan will represent GoPro on the Walmart FLW Tour in 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) “Because of unsafe conditions on Toledo and upon the advice of local authorities Thursday morning, we have decided to postpone the Costa Bassmaster High School Series Central Open on Toledo Bend,” said Hank Weldon, senior tournament manager at B.A.S.S.
A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
(Mar 7, 2016 - Washington, DC) A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
New Mexico Club Wins $2000
(Mar 7, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI), part of Berkley Fishing, announced the 2015 BCI Conservation Awards during ceremonies at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. Jim Martin, BCI Conservation Director, presented the awards March 5 at the 2016 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit.
(Mar 4, 2016 - Eufaula, AL) Once again, Humminbird’s wings are fluttering at hypersonic speed! Concurrent with the opening of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic today, Humminbird is proud to announce a giveaway of truly epic proportions. And yes, the word “epic” fits.
St. Croix sports serious mojo; demos new Mojo rods and kicks-off contest at the Classic
(Mar 3, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) There isn’t a singular trait that propels a tournament angler to victory. Knowledge of the lake? Yep. Adaptability? Sure thing. Mastery of multiple techniques? No brainer. Luck? It plays a role, too…
(Mar 2, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Big Bite Baits will continue to support collegiate anglers and the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Mar 2, 2016 - Knoxville, TN) Brandon Coulter likes sand, sun, and a cold Corona as much as the next guy. However his “beach” is the front deck of his bass boat, especially when the fish are biting.
(Mar 2, 2016 - ) Walmart FLW Tour pro Colby Schrumpf of Highland, Illinois, informed FLW this morning that he is withdrawing from the remainder of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season.
FREE Software Update Allows CHIRP Capability on Humminbird® ONIX® Units Latest version 2.700 software update gives anglers CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more!
(Mar 2, 2016 - Eaufaula, AL.) Humminbird® is proud to announce Version 2.700 Software, a free download through the Humminbird Select Program that brings ONIX users CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more. The free software update allows existing ONIX units and transducers to use CHIRP technology.
Kevin VanDam and Plano Pony Up Unique Opportunities For Fans At Bassmaster Classic Expo
(Mar 2, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) The 2016 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo is bigger and better than ever, offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with their favorite pros. And, as is often the case, Plano pro Kevin VanDam – the bionic basser himself – is leading the charge in fan interaction with the latest installment of his wildly popular KVD Fan to Fame Challenge.
(Mar 1, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) Bass fishing fanatics will have a chance to meet many top pros on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series trail at the Triton Boats booth at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, March 4-6. The Expo, which takes place in the Cox Business Center, is an annual event held in conjunction with the world's most prestigious bass tournament, the Bassmaster Classic, which will take place on nearby Grand Lake O' the Cherokees.
(Feb 29, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Gene Larew Lures has fishing fun of its own kind planned for those attending the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic activities later this week in hometown Tulsa.
Official title sponsor returns for 2016 season
(Feb 29, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will once again be featured as title sponsor of the National Walleye Tour (NWT) for 2016. The renewal comes as the popular pro walleye tour prepares for the season opener, scheduled April 21-22 on Lake Erie.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) A package of legislative provisions that will benefit recreational fishing and hunting, and have a positive impact on natural resource conservation, today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 242-161. Passage of H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, represents another major milestone for the recreational fishing community.
Event runs February 25-28 with exclusive retail sales promotions available
(Feb 25, 2016 - FLIPPIN,AR) Legendary marine manufacturer Ranger Boats brings its acclaimed line of performance saltwater fishing boats and industry-best sales incentives to the 27th annual Bonita Springs Boat Show, February 25-28 at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs, Florida.
(Feb 24, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 15 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2016 Bassmaster Classic is contested on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees on March 4-6.
(Feb 22, 2016 - Forestville, WI) LEER truck caps and tonneau covers provide dry and secure storage, protecting thousands of dollars' worth of fishing tackle, tools and marine equipment.
Highly-rated book’s proceeds go to wounded veterans’ fly fishing programs
(Feb 22, 2016 - ) He’s the long-time Chairman of the Board of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, is one of the world’s most successful businessmen, and is an avid world class fisherman who for decades has hosted dozens of fishing tournaments raising millions of dollars for cystic fibrosis cure research.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Washington,DC) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports efforts being made on the federal and state levels to address Florida’s water quality issues that can have an impact on fisheries habitat and management. A record-breaking amount of rainfall this past January required that a large amount of water be released from Lake Okeechobee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sending fresh water both west and east to coastal areas that are adversely impacted by such an action.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) For the eighth-straight year, DICK’S Sporting Goods will be the presenting sponsor for the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, set for March 4-6 in conjunction with the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro in Tulsa, Okla.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) Denali Rods is announcing the formation of a new Walleye Team to design and promote new rods for walleye techniques. Dean Arnoldussen, John Gillman, Kevan Kokkonen, Casey Holte, Rob Ruckman and Bill Osterman will make up this newly formed Denali Walleye Team.
2016 season scheduled to kick off April 21 on Lake Erie
(Feb 13, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Minn Kota, the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, has renewed its partnership with the Cabela's National Walleye Tour for 2016. The agreement comes as the NWT prepares for the season to kick off April 21-22 on Lake Erie.
(Feb 11, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Shimano To Extend Supporting Sponsorship Of All B.A.S.S. Tournament Circuits
(Feb 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that JL Marine Systems, manufacturer of Power-Pole shallow-water anchor systems, has signed an extension and will return as a sponsor for the 2016 season. 2016 marks the sixth consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.for the 2016 season.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Two of the best known brands in bass fishing, Minn Kota and Humminbird, will continue their prominence at Bassmaster events in 2016, as Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics has entered a multi-year agreement with B.A.S.S. to continue as a premier-level sponsor.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) A.R.E. Accessories, the Ohio-based maker of truck caps and tonneau covers, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Elite tournament May 12-15 on Toledo Bend, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Feb 4, 2016 - ) The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO will renew its sponsorship of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Agreement includes contingency at all events
(Feb 2, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Cabela's National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2016 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 21 on Lake Erie.
(Feb 2, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. today announced the expansion of its partnership with Huk Performance Fishing, as the company that makes high-performance fishing apparel is now the title sponsor for the Elite event April 7-10 at Winyah Bay out of Georgetown, S.C., as well as a premier sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro and all B.A.S.S. tournament circuits.
(Feb 2, 2016 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has been named a top retailer in customer satisfaction by ForeSee, the pioneering leader in Voice of Customer solutions, for its excellence in mobile, web, and in-store customer experience.
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