Fishing & Boating News
(Mar 24, 2017 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to Lake of the Ozarks April 1 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Central Conference. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for the top award of a $2,000 club scholarship and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championshi
Features Seven of Top Ten Ranked Bass Fishing Schools This Weekend
(Mar 24, 2017 - Lake Dardanelle, AR) The 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open is finally here! This event format in the past has proven to be one of the more popular college bass fishing events of the year. And for the second year in a row, it will be hosted by the Russellville Arkansas Tourism & Visitor’s Center on Lake Dardanelle.
(Mar 24, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle, March 30-April 1. The tournament, which is presented by T-H Marine, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Central Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $46,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
FIRST ALL-FEMALE BASS FISHING TEAM QUALIFIES FOR YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAKE HARTWELL
Savannah College duo of Jaci Skipper and Ryleigh Tyson make Bass-Fishing History, Bryan College Wins Event
(Mar 24, 2017 - Hartwell,GA) History was made this past weekend at the YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Hartwell as the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) bass-fishing team of Jaci Skipper of Taylor, Alabama, and Ryleigh Tyson of Savannah, Georgia, became the first all-female team to ever qualify for the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Mar 24, 2017 - LAKE FOREST, IL) Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced it will immediately begin to wind down boat manufacturing operations in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, as it prepares to close the facility. The operation manufactures certain Bayliner and Sea Ray boat models for the South American market. Moving forward, this demand will be fulfilled through Brunswick's remaining global boat manufacturing footprint.
Livingston Team #3
(Mar 24, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) The FOG was nasty, but that didn't stop Curtis Jordan & Brandon Flowers. They reported having their 22.19 lb. limit of bass by 9:00am Saturday morning on Lake Livingston.
(Mar 24, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 13 teams that came out to fish the first of 23 Tuesday night events on Lake Houston and the Team of Tommy Brooks & Lance Lyles took first place with a limit of bass the weighed 15.40 lbs. The also caught the biggest bass of the evening tipping the scales for 4.03 lbs. They won a total of $685.00 for their evening on the water.
AQ Houston Individual # 3
(Mar 24, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Twenty-nine individuals showed up to fish the Third Anglers Quest Individual Tournament of the 2017 season on Lake Houston Sunday and what a beautiful day to be on the water.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for third event of 2017
(Mar 24, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its third regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, April 1 at Belton Lake. The lake is home to some of the best spring bass fishing in Texas.
FLW CANCELS SATURDAY’S T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE LBL DIVISION EVENT ON KENTUCKY/BARKLEY LAKES
Advisory for Friday, March 24, 2017
(Mar 24, 2017 - Kentucky/Barkley Lakes) FLW CANCELS SATURDAY’S T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE LBL DIVISION EVENT ON KENTUCKY/BARKLEY LAKES
(Mar 21, 2017 - Lake Fork, TX) Mega bass, mega fun, mega wins at the 9th annual Mega Bass tournament on Lake Fork hosted by Bass Champs & the Sportsmans Auto Network on March 19, 2017. Anglers from over 24 states came to fish for their chance to win a portion of over $200,000 given away in cash and prizes at this world's richest one-day big bass hourly event.
(Mar 21, 2017 - Houston, TX) The 47th world championship of bass fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is less than a week away. With larger venues and expected turnouts, new this year, B.A.S.S. has partnered with local organizations in Houston to bring a unique activity for kids to the event.
(Mar 21, 2017 - KENNESAW, Ga.-) Yamaha Marine Group announced today that it was named recipient of the Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellors Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.
(Mar 21, 2017 - OTSEGO, Mn.) Expanding on its incredibly popular PT line, Crestliner introduces the new PT 18, a premium bass boat with abundant onboard space and impressive fishing features that will continue to set the standard in bass fishing. This tournament-quality boat will make its official debut at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Houston, March 24-26.
ASA Government Affairs Committee Hosts Successful Spring Meeting
(Mar 21, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) During its spring meeting, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Government Affairs Committee discussed a variety of pressing policy issues that impact the recreational fishing industry.
Georgia’s Dickens tops Co-angler field
(Mar 20, 2017 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Santee Cooper. Beavers took home $3,514 for his victory.
(Mar 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
(Mar 16, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association and its Florida advocacy arm, Keep Florida Fishing®, today praised Florida Governor Rick Scott for his recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce for appointments to both the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC).
Bryan College Jumps Four Places to Take the Top Spot with the University of North Alabama in 2nd and Mississippi State University in 3rd
(Mar 16, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia has seen a shakeup in the Top Five after the completion of the first major Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event for this season.
(Mar 16, 2017 - FORT MYERS, FL) Nearly 60 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge.
Lightweight and lightning fast, Tenzing’s new TX 14 is grab-and-go hunting daypack perfection
(Mar 16, 2017 - Plano,IL) Great hunting is where you find it, and sometimes, it’s just a short distance from the house, camp or truck. Hunters headed for the stand, blind or back 40 don’t always want or need a large hunting pack. They need a secure place to keep essential hunting gear and supplies meticulously organized and ready for action – a sturdy, svelte and lightweight hunting pack that won’t slow them down.
(Mar 15, 2017 - Kentucky Lake, KY) As the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series kicked off its lineup of four major televised events season on Kentucky Lake this past week, there was only one constant and that was changing conditions. During the official week of the event collegiate anglers saw everything from violent thunderstorms and bright sunny days with temps in the 60’s, to blinding snow and freezing temperatures.
(Mar 14, 2017 - Peachtree City, GA) Bright white light is great when working or performing a specific task but often a softer tone or secondary color is desired. Owners can now benefit from two alternating LED hues with the new Dual Color Sea Hawk-XL lamps from Hella marine.
Kevin VanDam’s Secret
(Mar 14, 2017 - Plano,IL) Kevin VanDam was focused. I could hear it in his voice. “I’ve never been more organized. I know everything that’s in my boat.”
Brunswick Corporation: Crestliner Receives Tenth Consecutive NMMA Customer Satisfaction Award Amid Exciting New Model Launches
(Mar 14, 2017 - OTSEGO, MN.) Crestliner received its tenth-straight Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) at the recent Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.
Funding directed toward conducting a census of the Gulf red snapper population
(Mar 14, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) Due to an effort by Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide a competitive grant toward innovative Gulf of Mexico reef fish survey assessments and technologies.
(Mar 14, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Costa renewed its title sponsorship for the 2017 Bassmaster High School tournament series, B.A.S.S. announced today. The company will also continue its supporting sponsorship of the Bassmaster College Series. This will be the third consecutive year that Costa has partnered with B.A.S.S.
(Mar 13, 2017 - Mt. Pleasant, SC ) With the Milennia MILAMP200BT from Prospec Electronics, the ability to stream music without a traditional stereo becomes a reality.
(Mar 13, 2017 - Columbus, MS) The West Point High School duo of Jordan Camp and Matthew Bagwell, both of West Point, Mississippi, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2017 FLW High School Fishing Mississippi Open tournament at Columbus Pool in Columbus, Mississippi. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
Marlow’s Spence tops Co-angler field
(Mar 13, 2017 - Grove, OK) Derek Fulps of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division event of 2017 on Grand Lake. For his win, Fulps took home $5,996.
(Mar 12, 2017 - Kentucky Lake, KY) Brrrrrrrrrr!! That was the feeling for the first 2017 event of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. With a chance of snow showers expected late in the day, and seven to ten mile an hour winds forecasted, no one figured that by 7:00am there would be a solid covering of snow plus strong winds out of the north.
Alabama Pro Catches 22-pound, 2-ounce Final Day Limit, Wins $100,000
(Mar 12, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Rookie pro Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 2 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats. Dortch’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 73-9 gave him the win by a narrow 1-pound, 12-ounce margin over second-place pro J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Florida, and earned him $100,000 in a dramatic finale to the four-day tournament that featured 163 of the best bass anglers in the world.
(Mar 11, 2017 - ) Folks, I’ve never caught the quality bass in my lifetime I have caught the past thirty-one days. For full disclosure I have never in my lifetime fished as much as I have the past thirty-one days. The connection has to be – the more one fishes, the more opportunity one has to catch quality bass. Another aspect to catching quality fish is one must fish where quality fish are located.
FLW bass pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson connects with Aqua-Vu Underwater Cameras
(Mar 11, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Anyone who’s fished North America’s big bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters; schools of trophy bass shifting deeper and deeper; tournament game plans evolving to spot-lock, sweet-spot fests—anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Just because something is the most utilitarian tool on board doesn't mean it can't be attractive. Shurhold's premium Fishing Series Handles fit over 40 attachments available for the One Handle Does It All system, and are sure to turn heads in any marina.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Outdoor recreation took center stage on Capitol Hill March 7. The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) held briefings for staffers from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, introducing the newly formed organization itself and detailing the tremendous economic impact of outdoor recreation within the United States.
St. Croix’s Jesse Wiggins fishes with an open-mind and...The Best Rods on Earth
(Mar 11, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) A great football coach once said, “The more you know the better you play.” Makes perfect sense... Picture a quarterback pouring over film, banking to memory the formations and tendencies of a formidable defensive secondary. Heck, the field general will be able to take snaps and throw from his studied mind’s eye without making any game-time assessments. Right?
(Mar 11, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Mix the technology of Bassmaster LIVE with the zaniness of Mark Zona and you get the latest Bassmaster.com offering — “Zona Live.” “Think fun and interactive,” Zona said. “A 4-hour fishing funhouse.”
Hometown Favorite Brings 2-pound, 2-ounce Lead into Final Day
(Mar 11, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Mud Hole Custom Tackle pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, retained control of the leaderboard Saturday at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats for the third straight day with five largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces. If he retains his lead Sunday, Cox will earn his fourth career FLW Tour win and best 163 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Many LA) Hunter Courvelle and Alex Erickson had spent so much time in the hot seat their legs may have fallen asleep. After being among the first few dozen of 181 duos to weigh in for the Costa Bassmaster High School Central Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, they occupied the top of the leaderboard for nearly two hours. Team after team came to the stage to weigh their bass, but none could knock the Sam Houston (La.) High School tandem from their perch.
Over 500 College Anglers to Compete this Week on Kentucky Lake at Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley
(Mar 6, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Kentucky Lake one of the most well know bass fisheries in the nation will play to host to over 500 college anglers this coming week. Those angler will be competing in the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley.
Casey Martin Weighs 40-11, Third-Largest Limit in FLW History
(Mar 6, 2017 - Scottsboro. AL) Casey Martin of New Hope, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 40 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event of 2017 on Lake Guntersville. Martin’s catch was the second-largest single-day limit to ever be weighed in at a BFL event, and the third-largest all-time across all FLW tournament circuits.
Lufkin’s Bonds Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
The Woodlands’ Cosculluela claims Co-angler title
(Mar 6, 2017 - Brookeland, TX) Jason Bonds of Lufkin, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Bonds took home $8,941 for his win.
(Mar 6, 2017 - Lebanon, MO) New for 2017, G3 is proud to introduce the new Sportsman 18 bass boat, a complete package designed to fulfill experienced anglers’ “wish list” of features and benefits for their next boat.
2017 Central Region
(Mar 6, 2017 - Lake LBJ, Texas) Bass Champs paid back 107% for the second Central Region tournament of the year on Lake LBJ March 4, 2017. The rain could not squelch these avid anglers from catching loads of big bass and bringing multiple double digit kickers to the scales. Weights of the top teams were stacked so tight merely drops of water separated them. Father and son Rick & Adam Clark came out on top winning over $25,000.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 6, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) James Chandler & Sandro Alfaro brought five bass to the scales Saturday, that weighed 15.08 lbs. That was enough to take 1st place out of the 22 boats that chose to fish the third Anglers Quest Team Tournament on Lake Houston this year.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Mar 4, 2017 - BRANSON, Mo.) There is just no place like home for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike McClelland.
Chickamauga Pro Tops 215-boat Field, Wins $52,200
(Mar 4, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament on Lake Seminole presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. Gross’ three-day total of 15 bass weighing 64 pounds, 11 ounces, was enough to earn him $52,200. ￼
(Mar 4, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Patrick Walters and Tyler All of the University of South Carolina claimed the title of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay with a three-day total of 47 pounds, 14 ounces of bass.
(Mar 3, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Patrick Walters and Tyler All of the University of South Carolina stayed consistent and caught 13 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay, bringing a total weight of 27-3 on Friday.
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