Fishing & Boating News
(Feb. 19, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Full of energy and smiles, you would never have known that 13-year-old Chase Huelsey is sick, except for his missing hair. As he bounced from one professional bass fishing angler to another, collecting autographs on his T-shirt, he explained that he likes to go fishing at Bear Creek. It's a couple hours from here," Huelsey said, adding that "fishing can be really neat."
Cecil, Castledine beat out 250 teams, take home over $48,000 in cash and prizes
(Feb. 19, 2014 - NORMAN, OK.) Russell Cecil, of Willis, Texas, and Todd Castledine, of Nacogdoches, Texas, brought 35.14 pounds of bass to the scales to win the 2014 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) season-opening event at Sam Rayburn Lake on Feb. 15. The winning anglers took home a new, fully rigged Ranger Z119C with 225 horsepower Evinrude E-Tec valued at $46,000.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Today, B.A.S.S. announced that Diet Mountain Dew has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic, the 2014 world championship of bass fishing.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - ? BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Watch him: Kevin VanDam says he is better prepared for the Feb. 21-23 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro than he's been for any of his other 23 Classic competitions.
(Feb. 18, 2014 - ZWOLLE, LA.) The Lamar University team of Quinton Evans of Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden of Kountze, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Toledo Bend Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Mud Hole adds fifth Orlando weekend class Anglers now have more dates across the U.S. in more cities in 2014
(Feb. 18, 2014 - OVIEDO, FL.) Orlando is already the site of four popular rod building classes for 2014 and Mud Hole Custom Tackle has added a fifth date there.
(Feb. 14, 2014 - STOW, OH) A leader in truck and off-road tire and wheel products since 1963, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today a title sponsorship of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season opener. The series begins March 13-16 at the 37,500-acre Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga.
(Feb. 14, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) For Josh Bertrand, the first challenge of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro came to him on his way to Alabama's Lake Guntersville, the fishery for the Feb. 21-23 world championship.
(Feb. 12, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) Last week the House of Representatives showed true bipartisanship when they passed the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, we thank those of you who sent messages supporting this bill. We ask that now the spirit of bipartisanship be activated in the Senate, please urge your Senators to support and cosponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014.?
Fish could be new Lake Palestine record
(Feb. 11, 2014 - ATHENS, TX) Lake Palestine produced its second Toyota ShareLunker in less than a year Saturday when Casey Laughlin of Rowlett pulled in a 13.22-pound bass while fishing a Media Bass tournament.
(Feb. 05, 2014 - ORLANDO, FL) Van Soles of Haines City, Fla., started slowly in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmater Southern Open presented by Allstate, but in the frigid weather that marked the tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, he was like a snowball. He gathered speed and eventually rolled over his competition.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW has announced the disqualification of two anglers for the Walmart FLW Tour season opener at Lake Okeechobee Feb. 6-9.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Guntersville, AL) The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries has granted permission to B.A.S.S. to close the Tom Jackson Public Boat Ramp on Lake Guntersville during the week of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic competition.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Brainbridge, GA) The University of Tennessee team of Jackson Minnich and Parker Hurst, both of Knoxville, Tenn., won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 24 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Becky Humphries has joined the Berkley Conservation Institute's (BCI) Conservation Leaders Advisory Team (CLAT). Humphries replaces retiring CLAT member Noreen Clough and joins current CLAT members Dr. Bill Taylor of Michigan State University, Dr. Ian Cowx of the University of Hull, UK and Ken Haddad retired director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as advisors on strategy and emerging conservation issues.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and Lew's, maker of high-quality rods and reels, have announced a sponsorship agreement through the 2014 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - BROKEN ARROW, OK?) Falcon Rods has signed on as Title Sponsor for Oklahoma native Jason Christie, perhaps the fastest rising competitor on the national bass tournament scene.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and Lowrance, a leader in marine electronics, have announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement that will extend through the 2015 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Athens, TX) Zebra mussels have now been confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Lake Lavon. The presence of live zebra mussels or veligers, their larvae, has now been confirmed in six Texas water bodies: Lakes Texoma, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Bridgeport, Belton, and Lavon.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Four times a Bassmaster Classic bridesmaid means only that the odds are with Aaron Martens to finally be the bride.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Guatemala) We are pleased to announce an expanded relationship with The Billfish Foundation (TBF), as a 2014 Official Tag and Release Sponsor.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Austin, TX) TPWD to begin Live-Tweeting during Parks and Wildlife Commission meetings.
Be an Asset, Not a Liability
(Jan. 21, 2014 - Forestville, WI) When seeking advice on how to secure and maintain sponsorships in the fishing and marine industry, look for someone who has worn the hats and been behind the desks.
(Jan. 20, 2014 - Fort Worth, TX) Biobor has agreed to continue support of Bass Champs team tournament trail and the incentive program for Biobor EB Ethanol Buster users through 2014 .
Triton owners can register online now for 2014
(Jan. 20, 2014 - ASHLAND CITY, TN.) Triton Boats, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, is announcing that registration is open for the 2014 Triton Gold angler contingency program.
New format emphasizes savvy roster construction
(Jan. 19, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) FLW Fantasy Fishing is back in 2014 with the largest prizes in bass fishing, improved game play and updated rules. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive access to fantasy tools that greatly aid in angler selection.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - PONCA CITY, OK.) Since the national introduction of High School Fishing by The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW under the Student Angler Federation (SAF) umbrella in 2011, participation has more than doubled each year and three states (Kentucky, New Hampshire and Missouri) have joined Illinois in sanctioning bass fishing as an official high school sport.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - Athens, TX) Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was fishing by himself in 15 feet of water in the east arm of the lake when the 13.86-pound bass took his jig-and-craw lure about 11:20 p.m.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The National Bass Angler's Association, (NBAA) is excited to announce the sponsor renewal of Minn Kota/Humminbird for the 2014 season.? 2014 marks Minn Kota's 80th year in the industry and NBAA is proud to be sponsored by the time-tested leader in trolling motor development.?
(Jan. 15, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, today announced that Straight Talk Wireless?, a leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider, will return as a sponsor for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Of note, Straight Talk Wireless will again be represented on Tour by veteran anglers Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., and J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Fla.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Washington, DC) Today, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, acting NOAA administrator, appointed Eileen Sobeck as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. She assumes her new position on January 27 taking the helm from Samuel Rauch, who has served as acting assistant administrator since 2012. Rauch will return to his previous position as deputy assistant administrator for Regulatory Programs.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit, (MWC) is excited to announce the continued support of the world's leading fishing tackle company, Berkley, a registered trademark of Pure Fishing, Inc. Berkley is driven by a passion for fishing and fueling that passion in its consumers. Berkley's main goal is to keep fishing fun and help anglers everywhere, "Catch More Fish."
(Jan. 14, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) A spin-off of the successful Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program, the new Elite Experience offers intense instruction and personal coaching by Elite pros - and the opportunity for fans to actually go fishing with one.
Humminbird brings anglers even more intuitive, fish-finding power with SmartStrike
(Jan. 13, 2014 - ) Following the recent Humminbird ONIX and ION Series product launch at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Humminbird is launching yet another new technology.
Limited Time Offer for Special Boat Show Promotions
(Jan. 10, 2014 - ASHLAND CITY, TN.) Triton's new promotion "Catch of the Season" is a limited-time promotion that designed to enhance the buying experience this boat show season for purchasers of Triton's fiberglass and carpeted aluminum models. The Catch of the Season promotion runs from January 1 to March 31, 2014.
Receive incentives valued up to $1,650 with qualifying purchase
(Jan. 08, 2014 - FLIPPIN, AR.) In recognition of the company's 30th Anniversary year, Stratos Boats announces the 30th Anniversary Promotion, a package of sales incentives valued at up to $1,650 for the buyers of qualifying Stratos models.
(Jan. 09, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) Help Stop Unnecessary Bluefin Tuna Mortality Management changes could significantly reduce waste of this iconic sport fish. For almost a century, bluefin tuna have been one of the most important big-game species sought by recreational fishermen.
(Jan. 09, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The Student Angler Federation, (SAF) is excited to announce, Fishidy, is its newest sponsor partner for 2014. Fishidy is a map-based, fishing social network unlike any other fishing resource. Fishidy owners and anglers are avid fishermen and women looking to learn and share their experiences on the water. The partnership brings a valuable asset to SAF's high school anglers, as well as, their friends and family.
LOWE Equipment Manufacturing Renews Sponsor Partnership of the 2014 Cabela's Master's Walleye Circuit
(Jan. 08, 2014 - PONCA CITY, OK.) The Cabela's Master's Walleye Circuit, (MWC) is excited to announce the continued support of LOWE Equipment Manufacturing for the 2014 season.? LOWE, a leader in the auger, trenching and grapple attachments industry, is a valued partner that puts costumers first. LOWE is focused on delivering the highest value in product and performance, and the Cabela's MWC and its anglers look forward to another year of fishing with its support.
Up to $2,600 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualifying models
(Jan. 08, 2014 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Boats announces the start of its 2014 Gear Up & Go retail sales promotion, which includes special, limited-time-only incentives totaling up to $2,600 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases. It?s Ranger?s most lucrative sales promotion in years and just in time for the winter boat shows that will begin this month across the country.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - SIDNEY,NE.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers Mike McClelland and Dave Walker will charge into the 2014 season with title sponsorship from two of the most respected companies in the country: Cabela's and GEICO For Your Boat.
(Jan. 07, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Chris Lane's dream of winning the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic is different than the dreams of the other 55 anglers in the game. Sure, every qualifier hopes to win the world championship of professional bass fishing. A win molds a pro career and changes your life, and not just because of the $300,000 first prize.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) The 2 of Us Couples Trail had it's first tournament Sunday the 5th on Toledo Bend Lake going out and having weigh in at Fin & Feather Resort. The tournament was held as a success by the couples, considering the weather!!!
Crappie anglers enjoy a happy new year.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - Tallahassee, FL) Welcome to 2014. Black crappie are favorite cool weather targets, so join the fun, check your license (License.MyFWC.com) and the list of top sites and tips below and go fishing. What better way to start off a new year then with some healthy outdoor activity and a mess of fresh fish?
(Jan. 02, 2014 - Athens, TX) Lake Fork produced its second Toyota ShareLunker of the season December 27. The fish is also the second entry into the program during the current season.
(Jan. 02, 2014 - Austin, TX) In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved for public comment a proposal to add 30 counties in North and Central Texas to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use.
Big bags expected on the Big O
(Jan. 02, 2014 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee January 9-11 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Southeast Division. The Lake Okeechobee event is presented by Power-Pole.
(Jan. 01, 2014 - Austin, TX) In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels,the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has created new rules to halt the spread of the species. Effective December 10th, all boats operating on public water in 17 Northeast Texas counties must be drained after use or face legal consequences.
(Dec. 31, 2013 - Ausin, TX) The T.L.L. Temple Foundation, International Paper and The Conservation Fund closed a deal Monday to protect 19,000 acres of hardwood forest along the Neches River in East Texas.
(Dec. 31, 2013 - Brainerd, MN) It has been said, "The only constant is change," and as usual, our TV crew are busy keeping their finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving ancient art of angling.
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