Fishing & Boating News
Popular fishing guide calls on special training to save the day
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) Bret Alexander has made a career of being in the right place at the right time.. Apparently, it's a talent that applies both to guiding clients and rescuing people on the ice.
Free Bass Pro Shops Event Features Fishing University, Pro Anglers, Seminars, and More
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Springfield, MO) Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to ensuring families continue to have fun outdoors through their exciting, educational events such as the Spring Fishing Classic. Last year, more than 5 million people attended this event at Bass Pro Shops stores across America and Canada and this year promises to be even bigger.
A Classic birthday bash; The vow of Ryan McMurtury; Poche and Crews sign new sponsors; Clunn to be at New Orleans Classic show; More 'Pro News'; and .... Did you know? (about Louisiana Classic champs)
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) A Classic birthday bash: Looking back, Victoria Centak says she pretty much knew without asking that her husband would choose to celebrate his 40th birthday by taking a trip to the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Lew's proudly announces that Bassmaster Elite Series angler and former BASS Angler of the Year Tim Horton has picked Lew's for his choice of reels, starting immediately. The popular Muscle Shoals, Ala., angler's decision to join Team Lew's places him among other high profile anglers who have recently signed with the brand that is turning heads in the fishing industry.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - ALEXANDRIA, Va.) With the EPA's recent decision to allow the use of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol (E15) in 2001 and newer model cars and trucks, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that trailerboaters will need to remain extra vigilant when filling up their truck and trailered boat at the local gas station.
Anglers Blaylock, Christie to represent famous brands
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) PepsiCo, which offers the world's largest collection of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, is enhancing FLW Outdoors' sponsor portfolio in 2011 with two key brands: Diet Mountain Dew and AMP Energy. Both brands will be highlighted nationally across the promotional platforms supported by the world's largest tournament-fishing organization.
AIM announced today that the top 50 Pro Anglers will compete for a total payout of 167% of entry fees in the special artificial lure only 2011 invitational tournament.
(Feb. 08, 2011 - ) The 2011 AIM Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament has been scheduled for June 2 - 4. The host location and major sponsor is the Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, Michigan. Pro Anglers qualified for entry to this special event in the 2011 AIM schedule by their participation in the 2010 AIM Pro Walleye Series tournament season and 2011 registrations.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - ) SPRO is proud to announce it has become involved with the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. This is a great step to insure that the future of fishing will be around for years to come.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - West Palm Beach, FL) Reins Fishing announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Bill Lowen, Ott Defoe and Cliff Crochet to promote its line of tungsten products. Reins is Japan's top tungsten supplier.
Freezing Weather Hard on Fisheries
(Feb. 06, 2011 - Temple, TX) If you think it's been cold for you, then ponder what it must be like being a warm water coastal fish or turtle. Sure you're "cold blooded" but when you're accustomed to the balmy waters of the Texas coast, freezing conditions must seem like Hell has frozen over.
(Feb. 04, 2011 - Magnolia, TX) The Couples Association of Sport Tournaments/C.A.S.T. has announced a partnership between U.S. Reel and the couple's tournament-fishing organization. Through this agreement, U.S. Reel will market its innovation-leading and well respected products to a loyal segment of tournament fishermen.
(Feb. 05, 2011 - Cl;ewiston, FL.) Staff Sgt. Gorie of Tampa, Fla., and Sgt. 1st Class Alfonso of Val Rico, Fla., won the National Guard FLW Soldier Appreciation Tournament held on Lake Okeechobee Saturday. The team, fishing with Pickens Plan pro Randy Blaukat of Joplin, Mo., caught three bass for a total of 14 pounds, 15 ounces to take the title and bragging rights amongst their peers.
Chris Edmonston Appointed President
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Alexandria, VA.) After 28 years with the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, most recently serving as the 501(c)(3) non-profit's President for the last five years, Ruth Wood has announced her retirement.
BCI, ASA and Big Rock Provide Major Assistance in Decision Making Process
(Feb. 03, 2011 - COLUMBIA, SC) The Secretary of Commerce has agreed with recommendations of NOAA Fisheries Services and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to suspend consideration of the potential large bottom fishing closure in the Southeast.
The Big Chill: A Game-Changing Cold Snap Could Freeze Out the Unprepared Bassmaster Classic Competitor
(Feb. 03, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) By most accounts, Louisiana Delta conditions are ripe for a slugfest in the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic. The overall good health of the fishery strongly hints at the possibility of hefty bag weights ? record weights, even, for five-fish limits in three days.
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Athens, TX) The Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the availability of a seven-minute video detailing the results of a two-year study to determine the best method of treating largemouth bass suffering from barotrauma.
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Austin, TX) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is concerned about the vulnerability of coastal fisheries during the freeze and remind the public that it is illegal to harvest fish by means other than rod and reel.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - ) NOAA tomorrow will reopen 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to royal red shrimping. The area was closed to this type of deep water fishing on Nov. 24 as a precautionary measure after a commercial shrimper discovered tar balls in his net.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - Auburn, NY) Jerry McKinnis, fishing legend from the nationally syndicated TV show "The Fishing Hole" and new co-owner of the Bass Anglers Sportsman?s Society (B.A.S.S.) joined the members of the NY BASS Chapter Federation (NYBCF) for their annual banquet held at The Point at Sand Beach.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - Clewiston, FL) GEICO bass angler Robert Pearson has practiced on Lake Okeechobee and has been studying weather charts ahead of this weekend's FLW Tour Open. Now all he needs to do is formulate a game plan - or two.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - MINNETONKA, MN) With the assistance and support of anglers across its three divisions, the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit has revised its system for qualifying for the prestigious $100,000 Cabela's World Walleye Championship.
Swindle's big mo; Classic TV; Fantasy Fishing kicks off today; Dog talk and big air; Goldbeck on the move; More Bassmaster pros line up 2011 sponsors; Did you know? (about Greg Hackney)
(Feb. 01, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Swindle's big mo: In the 10 days since his first Bassmaster event victory, Gerald Swindle has been in demand. Every major Internet site has featured him, major newspapers have run pieces on him, radio interviewers are calling him.
Largest online Fishing Sweepstakes of its kind goes live on February 1, 2011 ?
(Feb. 01, 2011 - Little Rock, AR) The only thing better than wetting a line in one of Arkansas's Diamond Lakes is doing it in style, fully outfitted with the hottest fishing gear on earth. Oh, and then there's the chance of winning the trip and all the gear by simply entering The Natural State's Family Fishing Sweepstakes.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - Athens, TX) Falcon International Reservoir kicked in its 12th entry ever into the Toyota ShareLunker program January 31, a 13.22-pound fish caught by Ky Martin of Grandview, Texas. The fish was 25 inches long and 20.5 inches in girth.
Longtime SEC football rivals Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama will meet Feb. 20 not on the field, but on the water.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The LSU and Alabama bass fishing teams will compete that Sunday in the Bassmaster College Classic on Louisiana's Lake Verret. At the same time, the world's top anglers will be competing elsewhere on the Louisiana Delta on the final day of the 41st Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing, out of New Orleans.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - ) Big Bite Baits is proud to announce it has renewed its contract to support the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. This commitment is a big step to ensure that the future of fishing will be enhanced for years to come.
Legendary boat manufacturer re-signs with progressive walleye tournament circuit
(Jan. 31, 2011 - New York Mills, MN.) Competitive anglers have been captaining Lund Boats ever since the first wager for "most" or "biggest" walleye was made across a poker table in the late 1940s.. Decades later, competitive, professional anglers continue to reap cash rewards from modern day Lund boats.
More Than $10,000 in Scholarships on the Line
(Jan. 31, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced Murray State University will host the Murray State High School Fishing Open April 10 in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on campus April 7-9.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - Bakersfield, MO) Jewel Bait Co. announces the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley to its pro staff. ?
Toyota ShareLunker 509 Caught Sunday
(Jan. 31, 2011 - Athens, TX) O.H. Ivie produced its fourth Toyota ShareLunker of the season Sunday. Wimberley angler Terry Capps caught the 13.01-pounder about 9:45 a.m. from 10 feet of 48-degree water.
Tennessee lure company to back EverStart Series Angler of the Year award
(Jan. 27, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that Strike King Lure Company has joined forces with the world's largest tournament-fishing organization. Strike Kinghas been gearing up fishermen for over 40 years with a wide selection of fresh and saltwater fishing lures as well as polarized sunglasses. Through the new agreement, Strike King will market its industry-leading and well respected products to a loyal segment of tournament fishermen.
Quick Rising Waters Doesn't Stop Anglers Inn International
(Jan. 26, 2011 - Mazatlan, Mexico) Anglers Inn International at famed Lake El Salto has become famous for its phenomenal service and giving anglers a once-in-a-lifetime experience never to be forgotten.
16.03-pound bass ranks 22 in Top 50 list of big bass caught in Texas
(Jan. 29, 2011 - Athens, TX) T.J. Nissen of Austin holds the new record for Lake Austin after catching a 16.03-pound bass late in the day on January 27.
(Jan. 26, 2011 - Kissimmee, FL) GEICO bass angler Christiana Bradley knew last weekend's Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga in central Florida was going to be an uphill battle from the very start.
(Jan. 27, 2011 - Kennesaw, GA.) Yamaha Marine Group today announced the 2011 schedule for the Discover VMAX SHO Demo tour, a national program consisting of high-performance demo rides in 15 markets designed to show the benefits of Yamaha's VMAX SHO, an outboard motor that is becoming known as the most capable in the realm of bass fishing.
Winner gets two round-trip Continental Airline tickets, Royal Caribbean Cruise and a class trip at Schlitterbahn
(Jan. 26, 2011 - Austin, TX) Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is calling on Texas students to participate in the 15th annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
TBF, FLW Outdooors Introduce National High School Fishing Program
(Jan. 27, 2011 - Ponca City, OK) The Bass Federation's (TBF) Student Angler Federation (SAF) and FLW Outdoors announced today the formation of the largest student angler program in history.
Louisiana Limelight: Greg Hackney carries the flag high for Louisiana in 2011 Classic out of New Orleans
(Jan. 27, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) In 2007, Alabama angler Boyd Duckett busted the myth that a Bassmaster Classic can't be won at home. So, thanks to Duckett, no one can hang that old "home-state curse"on 2011 Classic qualifier Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) Gary Klein tells the story of cutting a crab trap off his prop during a Bassmaster tournament on the Louisiana Delta.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Goodwill Industries International announced it will continue to build upon its successful partnership with FLW Outdoors by collecting donations at each Walmart FLW Tour event in 2011. Sales in those local Goodwill stores will help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who need them most.
The very interesting rookie year of Ott DeFoe; Elite Series pros scout first fisheries; Big bass stories - Charlie Hartley's 10-10; Combs debuts wrap; Crochet adds sponsors; and .... Trevor's triplets
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) The very interesting rookie year of Ott DeFoe: "First" things you may not know about Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Ott DeFoe: He fished his first tournament at the age of 9; now age 25, he entered his first FLW event at 16; he aspired to the Elite Series and made it on his first try; his first name is Arthur (but don't call him that).
(Jan. 25, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The revered competition will be held on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans, La.?the first Classic on those waters since Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The fishery is reportedly in excellent condition, but adapting to the impacts of those events presents additional challenges for the competitors.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Islamorada, Florida Keys) Fishing aboard the Bodacious, Islamorada skipper Taylor Walsh guided anglers Henry Danzig, Nick Stanczyk, Topher "Chris" Wightman and Allen Wood to eight sailfish releases to win the two-day Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament that ended Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Florida Keys.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Mountain Home, AR) Denali Rods has added another quality angler to its prostaff, professional fisherman Pete Gluszek. Gluszek will join Terry Bolton, Ray Scheide, Michael Murphy, Preston Clark, and Mark Tyler on the Denali Rods Pro Staff
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces that seasoned outdoor industry executive Gary Remensnyder has joined the company and will assume the role of president, effective immediately.
Giant Saskatchewan Walleye Caught, Captured on Film, Released
(Jan. 22, 2011 - Regina, Saskatchewan) In recent years, Canada's central prairie province has perhaps grown more gargantuan walleyes than any other region on earth. Beneath the surface on fisheries such as Tobin and Last Mountain lakes, bountiful 12 to 15-pound fish eat the lures of anglers every season.
(Jan. 21, 2011 - Springfield, MO) His canvas ranges in size from 50,000 to 330,000 square feet, his palette is as colorful as Mother Nature and his inspiration comes from all outdoors.
EverStart Series Texas Division
(Jan. 21, 2011 - CALLIHAM, TX) Kevin Owens of Crowley, La. weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 2 ounces Friday to lead day two of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Mercury on Choke Canyon. Owens holds a massive 12-pound, 1-ounce lead going into the final day of competition.
EverStart Series Texas Division
(Jan. 21, 2011 - CALLIHAM, TX) Kelly Owens of Cowley, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday to lead day one of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Mercury on Choke Canyon.
Raw to well-seasoned, 15 Bassmaster Classic rookies get set for the Feb. 18-20 world-class challenge
(Jan. 21, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Fifteen anglers will go into the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta as first-time qualifiers ? Classic rookies, they're called. Some of those anglers, however, have a lot more rookie in them than do others with the same label.
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