Fishing & Boating News
(Sep. 20, 2013 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Local television celebrity Mark Goines put on a show Friday featuring a limit of bass and boat rescues by a couple of his competitors during the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Sep. 20, 2013 - CASCO, ME) Paul Mueller really didn't want to fish for largemouth on Maine's Sebago Lake. It's not his strength. He's much better at targeting smallmouth.
Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Sep. 20, 2013 - Muskogee, OK.) Knowing those tight little places to flip his lures into made the difference for Dale Hightower today at the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Sep. 19, 2013 - Casco, ME) A Connecticut B.A.S.S. Nation team member leads the 2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional after Thursday's competition. This time, it's Connecticut's Paul Mueller, who overtook the top spot from his teammate, Al Gambardella, on Maine's Sebago Lake.
Goetsch wins co-angler title
(Sep. 16, 2013 - TRENTON, MI.) Trevor Jancasz of White Pigeon, Mich., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 38 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division super tournament on the Detroit River. For his victory, Jancasz earned $6,324.
(Sep. 15, 2013 - Calcium NY) On September 11-13th The Bass Federation (TBF) held the Eastern Divisional Championship on the Connecticut River, Middletown CT. At this bass tournament eight states send a 12 angler team to compete for top honors with the top two anglers on each team qualifying for the 2014 TBF National Championship.
(Sep. 14, 2013 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) In his last best chance at qualifying for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, Elite Series pro Mike Iaconelli capitalized in a big way as he sacked 24-9 today on Lake Erie, giving him a two-day total of 48-8, nearly four pounds better than runner-up and Erie ringer Joe Balog.
(Sep. 12, 2013 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) Mike Iaconelli admittedly had a terrible season on the Bassmaster Elite Series. He finished 44th in Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points, well outside of qualifying for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Seifert wins co-angler title
(Sep. 09, 2013 - OSAGE BEACH, MO.) Joe Brantley of Willard, Mo., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division super tournament on Lake of the Ozarks on Sunday. For his victory, Brantley earned $5,632.
Collins wins co-angler title
(Sep. 09, 2013 - CLAYTON, N.Y.) Brian Bylotas of Scott Township, Pa., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 48 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division super tournament at 1000 Islands on Sunday. For his victory, Bylotas earned $5,817.
Aucoin wins co-angler title
(Sep. 09, 2013 - SALISBURY, N.C.) James Blankenship of Lexington, N.C., weighed a 10-bass limit totaling 33 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division event on High Rock Lake. For his victory, Blankenship earned $5,196.
Gates wins co-angler title
(Sep. 09, 2013 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Ind., weighed a 10-bass limit totaling 16 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River at Tanner's Creek. For his victory, Wilkinson earned $4,540.
Mayo wins co-angler title
(Sep. 09, 2013 - IUKA, MS.) Michael Wooley of Collierville, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 45 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division event on Pickwick Lake. For his victory, Wooley earned $8,230.
Winning anglers weigh trophy walleye toward a trip to Disney World
(Sep. 09, 2013 - New York Mills, MN.) Make no mistake, fishing tournaments these days are no longer reserved for "adults only," those grown-up anglers who consider competitively chasing fish serious business. Nowadays, even at elementary to high school levels, young anglers are battling big bass and waging walleye wars?to some as important as the big game under Friday night lights.
(Sep. 09, 2013 - DECATUR, AL.) It was a twist of fate that brought the winning team of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament to the stage at Alabama's Wheeler Lake on Sunday. Jimmy Carruth of Athens, Ala., was supposed to compete in the event with his friend and fishing partner, Greg Buie.
(Sep. 08, 2013 - North River Landing, North Little Rock Ar.) The Fish'N Stuff Tuesday Nite Tournament Championship 33 teams caught 151 fish weighing 301.92 lbs with 27/5 fish limits.
(Sep. 08, 2013 - Branson, Mo.) In the highlight of his pro fishing career, James Watson of Waynesville, Missouri won the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series tournament on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri today. Watson, who qualified for his first FLW Forrest Wood Cup championship this year, has been on the FLW Tour four years. He's also been fishing the PAA Series for four years.
(Aug. 30, 2013 - OACOMA, S.D.) South Dakota angler Monty Fralick took an unexpected swim in Lake Francis Case en route to winning his first B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional. "I had dropped my [brand new] sunglasses, and I saw them going down, and I thought I could catch them," the 60-year-old Fralick said. "I caught them, and I learned that I could still swim. My partner just pulled me back over the side, and we just kept fishing."
(Aug. 29, 2013 - Oacoma, S.D.) An "active pod" of smallmouth bass yielded 27 pounds, 13 ounces for Monty Fralick and his nonboater partner Ron Eicher today during the B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional at Lake Francis Case out of Chamberlain/Oacoma, S.D.
(Aug. 28, 2013 - Oacoma, S.D.) Wisconsin angler Bob Downey recalls the only other time he had been on Lake Francis Case was when he was about 8 years old and had fished off the pier at Cedar Shores Resort while on a family vacation.
Witt wins co-angler title
(Aug. 27, 2013 - TRENTON, MI.) Jared Rhode of Port Clinton, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on the Detroit River. For his victory, Rhode earned $5,071.
Barnard, Brenic tie for co-angler title
(Aug. 27, 2013 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) Rick Miller of Eastman, Wis., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien. For his victory, Miller earned $3,963.
Lyon wins co-angler title
(Aug. 27, 2013 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Kyle Weisenburger of Ottawa, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 9 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River at Tanner's Creek. For his victory, Weisenburger earned $3,418.
Waldo's Win Arkansas Couples Tournament on Arkansas River at N. Little Rock and Capture Anglers of Year Crown
(Aug. 26, 2013 - North River Landing NLR, AR.) The sixth tournament for Arkansas's Couples opened with clear skies and temps in mid 90's'. The 19 couples caught 53 fish weighing 116.17lbs with 7/5 fish limits.
(Aug. 25, 2013 - DETROIT, MI.) After leading the first day, then falling into Mark Davis' wake on the second and third days, Chris Lane kicked it into high gear Sunday to win the Bassmaster Elite Series Plano Championship Chase.
Mark Davis Dominates In Bassmaster Elite Series Event In Michigan; Aaron Martens Wins Toyota Bassmaster Angler Of The Year Title
(Aug. 24, 2013 - DETROIT, MI.) Mark Davis came to Michigan for the Aug. 22-25 Bassmaster Elite Series Plano Championship Chase ready to risk all to bag his 17th Bassmaster Classic qualification.
(Aug. 23, 2013 - DETROIT, MI) Mullygrubs? Yup. Mark Davis said he had them on Thursday, the first day of the Bassmaster Elite Series Plano Championship Chase out of Detroit, Mich. He said he caught the mullygrubs after not boating two big smallmouth bass he hooked. He settled for second place.
Driven By Classic Desire, Alabama's Chris Lane Takes First-Day Lead In Bassmaster Elite Series Season Finale
(Aug. 22, 2013 - DETROIT, MI.) Make no mistake, Chris Lane is driven. The 2012 Bassmaster Classic champ wants to qualify for the 2014 Classic because it's on his adopted home water, Alabama's Lake Guntersville. Winning the Aug. 22-25 Plano Championship Chase and the Classic berth that comes with the event title is his best chance to get on the list for Guntersville.
Tharp becomes third straight Evinrude angler to capture bass fishing's top prize
(Aug. 20, 2013 - Sturtevant, WI.) After losing his lead on day three of the tournament, Team Evinrude angler Randall Tharp came roaring back on Sunday to capture his first FLW Forrest Wood Cup on the Red River in Shreveport, La. Tharp led the way for Team Evinrude, whose anglers swept the top five spots, making the 2013 tournament the most successful ever for bass pros running the Evinrude E-TEC engine.
Florida Angler Amasses 53 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
(Aug. 18, 2013 - SHREVEPORT, LA.) EverStart pro Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds even Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River presented by Walmart.
North Carolina Angler Takes 4-Ounce Lead In To Final Day
(Aug. 17, 2013 - SHREVEPORT, LA.) Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., brought a five-bass limit to the scales weighing 9 pounds, 15 ounces to lead day three of the Forrest Wood Cup at the Red River presented by Walmart. Thrift, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 39-6, holds a 4-ounce lead over previous leader EverStart pro Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., who weighed five bass weighing 9-7 for a three-day total of 15 bass for 39-2.
Missouri's Corcoran Wins Co-Angler Title, $50,000
(Aug. 16, 2013 - SHREVEPORT, LA.) Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from across the country continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of professional bass fishing, at the Red River in Shreveport/Bossier City on Friday.
Corcoran Leads Co-Anglers
(Aug. 15, 2013 - SHREVEPORT, LA.) Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from across the county began their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at the Red River in Shreveport/Bossier City on Thursday.
(Aug. 14, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) It happened a few days ago in the village of Waddington, N.Y., population 972, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River: The Bassmaster Elite Series all-time attendance record was cracked once again.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Individual #8
(Aug. 13, 2013 - The Umphrey Pavilion, Sam Rayburn, TX) Anglers Quest 2012 Sam Rayburn Individual #8 out of The Umphrey Pavilion in Sam Rayburn, Tx began this event with 20 anglers showing up to fish for the $1240.00 purse. This 8th event of 2013 was started as a trailoring event at 6:15 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm. Any Individual that entered 6 of the 8 Rayburn Individual Series events automatically qualified for the 2-day Rayburn Individual Championship.
N Dee Williams & Jeff Wise WIN AOY!!
(Aug. 13, 2013 - Sam Rayburn, TX) Anglers Quest 2013 Sam Rayburn Saturday Team Series #8 out of The Umphrey Pavilion at Sam Rayburn, Tx began this event with 68 teamed anglers showing up to fish for the $5970.00 purse. Any team that entered a minimum of 6 of the Sam Rayburn Saturday Series events automatically qualified for the 2-day Rayburn Championship.
Marvel wins co-angler title
(Aug. 12, 2013 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division event on the Ohio River at Golconda. For his victory, Sykora earned $4,756.
(Aug. 11, 2013 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Brandon Palaniuk wanted - needed, in his mind - to find a way into the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing. "I don't care about the money, just give me the Classic berth," Palaniuk said after he led on the first day of the Aug. 8-11 Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River out of Waddington, N.Y.
(Aug. 10, 2013 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Who or what can stop Brandon Palaniuk? Not wind and 6-foot waves. Not a daily trip by water of 200-plus miles. Not a 2-pound penalty. But maybe Jonathon VanDam can.
(Aug. 09, 2013 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) One mistake in the excitement of zeroing in on a school of big smallmouth could have cost Brandon Palaniuk his lead in the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River.
Cole wins co-angler title
(Aug. 06, 2013 - MAYSVILLE, Ky.) Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River at Maysville. For his victory, Martinkovic earned $5,205.
Nega wins co-angler title
(Aug. 06, 2013 - HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI.) Mark Flick of Delton, Mich., won the Aug.3 Michigan Division event on Lake St. Clair with a 19-pound, 14-ounce limit. For his efforts, Flick walked away with over $5,400 in tournament winnings.
Kenora's Jeff Gustafson and Bemidji, Minnesota's John Peterson Take First Place at Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Fort Frances, Ontario) Like the weather-beaten parchment of some maritime legend, the map of Rainy Lake should read "Here Be Dragons." Straddling the border between Minnesota and Ontario, Rainy is a multi-species playground teeming with monsters: fat walleyes, giant crappies, big pike and linebacker smallmouth bass. With an expansive 220,000 acres of world-class fishing, it should be on every angler's bucket list.
Anglers Quest Livingston Saturday Series #8
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Lake Livingston Onalaska, Tx) Anglers Quest 2013 Livingston Saturday Team Series #8 out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle in Onalaska, Tx began this event with 58 teamed anglers showing up to fish for the $4700.00 purse.
Klaips wins co-angler title
(Aug. 06, 2013 - PLATTSBUGH, N.Y.) Tim Aldrich of Shutesbury, Mass., won the Aug. 3 Northeast Division event on Lake Champlain with a limit weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces. Aldrich earned over $3,500 for his victory
Anglers Quest Houston Individual #8
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Lake Houston, Huffman, TX) Anglers Quest 2013 Lake Houston Individual #8 out of Lake Houston Marina in Huffman, Tx began this final event with 16 anglers showing up to fish for the $980.00 purse. This 8th & final event of 2013 was started at 6:20 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm.
(Aug. 03, 2013 - YOUNG HARRIS, GA.) Winning the title in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Georgia's Lake Chatuge, Auburn University at Montgomery's Tom Frink gets to go out on top, and Jacob Nummy gets to see his creation rise to the highest possible high. AUM tallied a three-day total of 43-3, winning by 6-11.
(Aug. 03, 2013 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) On Day 2 of the Bass Pros Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake, New York pro Jim Bianchi landed the largest limit of the tournament, 19 pounds 4 ounces, to build a lead of more than 2 pounds over his closest competitor.
(Aug. 02, 2013 - YOUNG HARRIS, GA.) Tom Frink has got a secret, and he unleashed it on the field at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship today en route to amassing an eye-popping 20-pound, 15-ounce five-fish limit with partner Jacob Nummy. His secret is in the form of the bait, and he might be the only angler in north Georgia who has one.
(Aug. 02, 2013 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) At the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open, New York pro Jim Bianchi hit his largemouth bass spots hard on Day 1 to amass a catch of 15 pounds, 12 ounces. He thought he may have burned them up, but on Day 2, he had more than 19 pounds of Oneida Lake green fish in the livewell by 9:30 a.m. and was able to relax the rest of the day.
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