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Bass Champs kicks off 2013 with the South Region on Lake Falcon
(Jan. 14, 2013 - Falcon Lake, TX) It's Bass Champs 2013! Chad Potts and Jeff Welch have shaken it up a little, making this old game just a little more interesting. New year, new winners, more money - it just keeps getting better and better.
Poitevint wins co-angler title
(Jan. 12, 2013 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) Ben Todd of Pierson, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to lead wire-to-wire and win the EverStart Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 3 ounces. For his victory, Todd earned $40,000.
(Jan. 12, 2013 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) The Lincoln Memorial University team of Chris Hunt of Loudon, Tenn., and Kyle Warwick of Oak Ridge, Tenn. won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Okeechobee Saturday with four bass weighing 17 pounds even.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Individual #1
(Jan. 08, 2013 - Umphrey Pavilion, Sam Rayburn, TX) Anglers Quest 2012 Sam Rayburn Individual #1 out of The Umphrey Pavilion in Sam Rayburn, Tx began this event with 35 anglers showing up to fish for the $2220.00 purse. This 1st event of 2013 was started as a trailoring event at 6:55 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm. Any Individual entering 6 of the Sam Rayburn Individual Series events will automatically qualify for the 2-day Rayburn Individual Championship.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Saturday Team #1
(Jan. 08, 2013 - Umphrey Pavilion, Sam Rayburn, TX) Anglers Quest 2013 Sam Rayburn Saturday Team Series #1 out of The Umphrey Pavilion at Sam Rayburn, Tx began this event with 110 teamed anglers showing up to fish for the $9400.00 purse. Any team entering 6 of the Sam Rayburn Saturday Series events will automatically qualify for the 2-day Rayburn Championship. The top team in points after the series will be declared the Team Anglers of the Year and will be awarded free entries to all 2014 Rayburn Saturday Series events.
Cedar Creek Lake MARCH 24-25, 2012
(Jan. 08, 2013 - Cedar Creek Lake, TX) A weekend of great weather provided the stage for a record breaking catch at the 29th ANNUAL KCKL 95.9 FM Big Bass Tournament at Cedar Creek Lake. Each year, the Tournament's $10 Youth Entry Fee encourages youngsters to spend the day with a parent or guardian enjoying a day on the water while having the chance to win prizes in their own Division and in the Overall Final Standings awards.
Trudel wins co-angler title
(Jan. 07, 2013 - CLEWISTON, FL.) Steven Stinson of Pickering, Ontario, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 32 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla. For his victory, Stinson earned $6,011.
(Jan. 05, 2013 - TAVARES, FL.) Bethel University's team of Zach Parker and Matthew Roberts brought in another huge limit of bass on the second and final day of competition to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional bass tournament on the Harris Chain.
Bassmaster College Series
(Jan. 04, 2013 - TAVARES, FL.) Zach Parker and Matthew Roberts of Bethel University lapped the majority of the field on Day 1 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional on the Harris Chain. They brought in a monster catch of 29-2 anchored by the Carhartt Big Bass of 9-11.
Helping build awareness/funding for medical researchers "to catch the cure for CF"
(Dec. 15, 2012 - KEY LARGO, In the Florida Keys) With the lockout negotiations still dragging on, NHL Florida Panthers Head Coach Kevin Dineen shed his whistle and skates for some fly fishing, barefoot style at the Redbone@Large's The Tournament at the Legendary Ocean Reef Club.
(Dec. 10, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Teammates aboard the Viva la Vida are certainly "living the life"after earning top honors and a check for more than $11,000 at the 49th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament that ended Dec. 2.
(Nov. 27, 2012 - ALICE TOWN, BIMINI) You could say "The Wahoos" were running hard in Bimini in November. ?The Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown, hosted by the historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina on November 16-18, saw more than 60 anglers competing for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes and landing nearly a ton and a half fish in the process.
(Nov. 15, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Wade Davis from Pompano Beach, Fla., placed first among anglers who celebrated Veteran's Day weekend at the Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament that ended Nov 11.
(Nov. 14, 2012 - Chalmette, LA) Another season of the Presented by Hobie is officially in the books! The 2012 season concluded recently at the Tour Championship in Chalmette, Louisiana. The no-entry fee Championship proved to be a tremendous event, thanks in large part to the support of our sponsors. In addition to the deep overall payout, the grand prize included a brand new, Pro Angler Hobie Kayak!
(Nov. 14, 2012 - Chalmette, LA) The 2012 IFA Redfish Tour season is officially in the books. The highly acclaimed, no entry fee Championship took place Oct 26-27 in uisiana, with anglers from across the country vying to take home top honors in addition to the winning prize package which included a new, fully-rigged Ranger 173 Ghost.
(Nov. 13, 2012 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Albert Collins knew the water, knew the bass and knew what he wanted. Those three elements clinched a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic as he consistently brought in big bags - and big bass - during the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship, operated by American Bass Anglers, on Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Jasper, Texas, Nov. 7-10.
(Nov. 12, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys) With fantastic weather, a spot-on guide and a strong bite of redfish, Ross Reeder, of Miami, earned the grand champion title among other honors at the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Nov. 2 - 4, which also celebrated its silver anniversary as a major fundraiser for cystic fibrosis treatment and research.
2012 FOM STREN Team Series South East Regional Championship
(Nov. 11, 2012 - Satsuma, AL) Brewton, Alabama residents, Donnie and Brian Moye, netted an additional 11.72 lbs today and seized the win at the 2012 FOM STREN Team Series, Tensaw Delta, South East Regional Championship that launched out of Mobile County (Dead Lake) River Delta Marina. Donnie and son, Brian, easily bested all competitors by nearly 5-pounds for their tournament total of 26.61, which included the Day 2, 2nd Big Fish at 3.83 lbs.
(Nov. 06, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) For Miami resident Ross Reeder, earning grand champion honors at the Florida Keys' Redbone tournament that ended Sunday, Nov. 4, was especially significant as the tournament marked its silver anniversary.
Becomes first two-time EverStart Champion
(Nov. 04, 2012 - MONROE, LA.) For the second time in his career and for the first time in FLW history pro Koby Kreiger won the EverStart Championship presented by Castrol on the Ouachita River on Sunday with a five bass limit that weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., had a four-day total of 20 bass that weighed 38 pounds, 5 ounces that earned him $50,000 plus a Ranger Z518 with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor and a berth in the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup.
Leue wins Co-Angler Division, Ranger boat and motor
(Nov. 03, 2012 - Monroe, LA.) Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., held onto his lead by the narrowest of margins Saturday at the EverStart Championship presented by Castrol on the Ouachita River. Kreiger brought in a five-bass limit that weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces giving him a three-day total of 29-0, and an 8-ounce lead over second place Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla., who has a three-day total of 28-8.
Spinks jumps into lead in Co-Angler Division
(Nov. 02, 2012 - MONROE, LA.) Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., took the lead Friday at the EverStart Championship presented by Castrol on the Ouachita River. Kreiger brought a five-bass limit to the scale on Friday that weighed 9-2 giving him a two-day total of 21-7, and a 1-pound, 14-ounce lead over second place James Stricklin Jr. of Texarkana, Texas.
Sward Leads Co-Anglers
(Nov. 01, 2012 - MONROE, LA.) EverStart pro James Stricklin Jr., of Texarkana, Texas, took the early lead at the EverStart Championship presented by Castrol with a five-bass limit that weighed 12 pounds, 13 ounces. Stricklin Jr., leads second-place angler Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., by a mere 8 ounces in this four day tournament taking place on the Ouachita River.
(Feb. 01, 2013 - Toledo Bend, TX) We had a total of 13 couples fish the early bird on Lake Toledo Bend. It was a cold start and we were welcomed by Lowe's Creek Marina for our tournament.
(Oct. 30, 2012 - Falcon Lake, TX) It was a grueling tournament filled with challenges from high winds as well as competing against a covey of skilled anglers all converging on Lake Falcon October 27-28 in the final Bass Champs championship of the year.
2012 FOM STREN Team Series South Central Regional Championship
(Oct. 29, 2012 - Ridgeland, MS) The Stren Team Series South Central Regional Championship came to a close today as anglers endured brutal, blustery, post frontal, conditions in order to bring 406.10 lbs of fish to the scales that included 24, 5-fish limits.
(Oct. 29, 2012 - Lake Shafer, IN) TVA held their 2nd tournament of the 2013 season on Lake Shafer.? The morning started out with a very busy ramp with another club holding a tournament, it ended up being a challenge to be able to fish your spots.?
(Oct. 29, 2012 - Hot Springs, AR.) The Championship for Arkansas's Couples opened with Sunny cold conditions with temperatures in the low 40's'. The 10 couples caught 72 fish weighing 112.43lbs with 12/5 fish limits over two days of fishing.
Stephens wins co-angler title
(Oct. 29, 2012 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls, S.C., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Chevy Wild Card on Lake Guntersville with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 39 pounds, 11 ounces.
Wisconsin angler nets $85,000 payday after claiming his first walleye championship
(Oct. 28, 2012 - DAVENPORT, Iowa) Pro Danny Plautz of Madison, Wis., crossed the stage with three walleye weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces Sunday to claim the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship on the Mississippi River.
(Oct. 27, 2012 - DECATUR, AL) There may be no greater birthday present for a bass fisherman than to hoist a tournament trophy over his head, one that he's been wanting for at least 15 years. That was Mark Dove's gift today, when he won the 2012 Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship on Alabama's Wheeler Lake.
South Dakota's Wiehoff Wins Co-Angler Title, $8,000
(Oct. 27, 2012 - Davenport, Iowa) It was another tough day on the Mississippi River, as Chevy pro Jason Przekurat brought only one walleye to the scales at the National Guard FLW Walleye Championship. It was enough to maintain his lead, however, heading into the fourth and final day of competition for the richest prize in walleye fishing. The top cash award of $100,000 is still very much up for grabs as the best professional walleye anglers in the world continued their competition Saturday.
Minnesota's Lubbert Paces Co-Anglers
(Oct. 26, 2012 - DAVENPORT, Iowa) Forty-two of the top walleye pros in the world continued their four-day competition for a top cash award of $100,000, the richest prize in walleye fishing, at the National Guard FLW Walleye Championship on the Mississippi River on Friday.
Instinctive Change Pays Off For California?s Hemminger at Cabela?s Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship
(Oct. 26, 2012 - DECATUR, AL) That?s what happened for Jason Hemminger today at 10 a.m. He only had one keeper in the boat that he estimated at 1 pound, 3 ounces. ?I knew it wasn?t working, so I just scrapped it all and started over.? The California angler caught what he called a ?California-size bag? today when he abandoned everything he?d been doing on Wheeler Lake during the 2012 Cabela?s Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship and started fresh.
(Oct. 26, 2012 - DECATUR, AL.) Once you've made it to one Bassmaster Classic, you can't wait to go back. At least, that's what fans heard repeatedly on the stage at the 2012 Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship today during the weigh-in at Wheeler Lake.
Wisconsin's Erdmann Leads Co-Anglers
(Oct. 25, 2012 - DAVENPORT, Iowa) Forty-two of the top walleye pros in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $100,000, the richest prize in walleye fishing, at the National Guard FLW Walleye Championship on the Mississippi River on Thursday.
2013 Early Bird On Hudson River
(Oct. 25, 2012 - Catskill, NY) NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) kicked off their 2013 tournament campaign with an early bird event on the Hudson River where valuable Angler of the Year (AOY) and Ranger Cup points were at stake. The Hudson continues to challenge tournament anglers looking to exceed the 15" minimum length limit for bass, but as it is with many tough fisheries a few anglers will always figure it out and this event was no exception.
(Oct. 24, 2012 - Sting-a-ree Marina & Bait Camp, Bolivar Peninsula,) The East TX Chapter of the CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) held their Fall fishing tournament at the Sting-A-Ree Marina & Bait Camp on Saturday, October 20, 2012. A total of nineteen (19) individual entries participated by fishing for three species of sport fish which were Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish.
Lendell Martin and Jason Moore Claim Championship
(Oct. 24, 2012 - NORMAN, OK.) With two titles on the line this past weekend, The Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's ended its season on Lake Amistad this past weekend with an exciting finish. The much anticipated championship event featured 55 of the top teams of the season with the championship and Team of the Year titles on the line.
Anglers Quest Tournament of Champions
(Oct. 23, 2012 - Lake Falcon, TX) The 2012 Anglers Quest Tournament of Champions is now in the books, and all Series are complete for 2012. This event was made up from the 123 qualifiers from each of Anglers Quest 7 Series of events.
Terrell wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2012 - NATCHITOCHES, LA.) Pete Lowe of Woodworth, La., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on the Red River with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 40 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Lowe won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
Rupe wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2012 - FLORENCE, Al.) J.R. Henard of Rogersville, Tenn., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Pickwick Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 47 pounds, 3 ounces. For his victory, Henard won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
Dorris, Olivier Claim Victory at the Cabela's MWC World Walleye Championship -- Presented by Cabela's
(Oct. 23, 2012 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) South Dakotans Mike Dorris and Curt Olivier weighed a total of 43.99 pounds to capture top honors and more than $32,000 at the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit's 2012 World Walleye Championship.
Hosted by the City of Coffee City Economic Development Corporation and Lake Palestine Resort
(Oct. 19, 2012 - Coffee City/Lake Palestine, TX) A total of 28 couples fish the championship. It was a beautiful start to a two day tournament. Saturday a total of 80 fish caught weighing 177.44 pounds. First place Saturday was David and Katy Ginn who caught 5 fish weighing 18.21 pounds. Second Place Saturday was David and Tina Bozarth whose 5 fish weighed 12.11 pounds. Third place Saturday was Wayne and Marilyn Lilljedahl with 5 fish weighing of 12.00 pounds.
(Oct. 18, 2012 - Port Henry, NY) This past weekend NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) hit mighty Lake Champlain to close out the 2012 season and qualify their 2013 12-man Eastern Divisional Team. Predictions were 40 lbs. to win and a check weight around 30-35 lbs., but it turns out an extreme weather front hit the big lake the day before dropping the water temps by 5-8 degrees and it changed the bite completely.
Cook wins co-angler title
(Oct. 15, 2012 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Chris Marshall of Forest City, N.C., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Kerr Lake with a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 37 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Marshall won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
Burzynski wins co-angler title
(Oct. 15, 2012 - KUTTAWA, Ky.) Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Mo., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Lake Barkley with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 48 pounds, 4 ounces.
(Oct. 15, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Naples, Fla., resident Gary Parsons dominated the leader board at the 2012 Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish World Championship that ended Oct. 10.
(Oct. 15, 2012 - MOORESVILLE, N.C.) Todd Auten and Pat Tierney thought they had a good sack, 10 or 11 pounds maybe, but instead the pair had a solid 13 pounds, 1 ounce, enough to best the rest of the field at the Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament on Lake Norman by 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
Farris wins co-angler title, $25,000
(Oct. 14, 2012 - LUFKIN, TX) Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, marked his spot in the FLW record books by catching a 32-pound, 12-ounce sack on the final day of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury giving him a 16-pound, 5-ounce margin of victory, the third largest in FLW Tour Open history. EverStart pro Randall Tharp of Gardendale, Ala., holds the current record for largest margin of victory, 23-9, which he set at the 2012 season opener on Lake Okeechobee.
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