Fishing & Boating News
(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.
Future Angler Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser at National Professional Anglers Association Conference
(Jan 28, 2016 - Forestville, WI) Anglers and the sportfishing community recently gathered in the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and kicked off the major annual fundraiser for the Future Angler Foundation (FAF). This benefit banquet was sponsored by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats for the fourth consecutive year.
Proceeds from highly rated novel goes to wounded veterans’ program
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) One of the world’s most successful businessmen, avid fishermen, sports team owners and five-time author is making another stop on his book tour, Friday afternoon, January 29, in Morgantown, West Virginia.
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) FLW anglers are already seeing the benefits of the company’s partnership with Costa Del Mar. FLW is pleased to announce today the details of the Costa FLW Rewards program, a contingency program designed to support the enthusiasm and brand loyalty of FLW anglers across the country.
Management Broad representation of recreational fishing community interests strategize on key management issues
(Jan 19, 2016 - New Orleans, LA) Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.
(Jan 19, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce that G2 Gemini will continue the long standing partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series through the 2016 season.
The Answers are Close to Home New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
(Jan 11, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?
(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lew’s, an industry-leading designer of fishing rods, reels, apparel and accessories, have renewed their sponsorship for 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2016 will mark the third consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered.
Over $2,000 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualified models
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) With the start of boat show season just a few weeks away, Stratos Boats announces the 2016 Performance Made Practical promotion, which offers up to $2,050 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases.
Bonus cash at all team events
(Jan 4, 2016 - Haslet, T) Bass Champs announced that Lowrance will be a new sponsor of the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament trail for 2016-2017.
Premier Sunglass Manufacturer Agrees To Multi-Year Deal
(Jan 4, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have reached a sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar, a leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses. Effective immediately, Costa will assume title sponsorship of the FLW Series, which recently published increased paybacks at the no-entry fee championship and an impressive schedule of lakes for 2016.
(Dec 23, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) – FLW announced today the complete professional angler roster of 171 for the upcoming 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, the 21st season of the FLW Tour. The 2016 FLW Tour will feature six regular-season tournaments, along with the addition of two fall Invitational tournaments, with competition kicking off Feb. 4-7 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.
The incentive program returns for 2016
(Dec 22, 2015 - Springfield, Mo) Lew's announces that Missouri's Dennis Berhorst is the first to win the company's new Speed Fishing Angler of the Year title, and also that it will be offering the awards incentive program again for 2016.
For the 14th year in a row, Skeeter Boats remains the title sponsor of Bass Champs tournament trail and television show.
(Dec 19, 2015 - Halet, TX) Bass Champs announced today that Skeeter Boats will remain the title sponsor of the number one team tournament trail and television show.
(Dec 16, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Today’s Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill includes several actions important to recreational fishing championed by Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). The bill includes a number of provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery mismanagement that has resulted in an abbreviated ten-day season for private sector recreational anglers.
Evinrude to Launch Lucrative Contingency Program for BFL Anglers
(Dec 16, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that BRP’s Evinrude brand has re-signed a multi-year agreement to remain an official outboard engine sponsor, marking their 15th consecutive year as a sponsor of FLW. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Accomplishments Significant progress made in several key areas for recreational fishing’s future
(Dec 16, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Over the course of 2015, numerous legislative, public policy and advocacy activities occurred that will have a lasting impact on recreational fishing’s future. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today recounted seven of the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2015.
2016 season begins January 30 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Dec 16, 2015 - 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 Texas Team Trail (TXTT) at all 2016 events. The popular bass fishing circuit kicks off Jan. 30 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and promises a strong mix of venues and exceptional payout for the year ahead.
Phone:903-882-8877 or 903-882-8878 — Fax: 972-619-8776