Fishing & Boating News
(Mar 3, 2017 - Branson,MO) Randy Sullivan avoided making another emergency run and made a move instead into first place at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Table Rock Lake.
Sportfishing Industry Applauds Interior’s Efforts to Expand Public Access Secretary Zinke recognizes the outdoor industry’s impact on our economy
(Mar 2, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Today, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued two Secretarial orders to expand access and recognize the impact that sportsmen and women have on the nation’s economy. The first order advances conservation stewardship by directing Interior agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded.
NPAA members, Brian Bashore, Brent Henriksen & Ted Takasaki are hosting Walleye workshop in Ashland, NE.
(Mar 2, 2017 - Ashland, NE) Some of the areas top tournament anglers sharing their knowledge of the hottest walleye fishing techniques and tournament strategies.
Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
(Mar 2, 2017 - ) Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
(Mar 2, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) The start of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay offered a shift in weather as rain and high winds handed the 77 teams different conditions from what they experienced in practice.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Mar 2, 2017 - Branson,MO) Fishing for the first time on Table Rock in his first ever Bassmaster Opens tournament, Stumpf moved into first place in the pro division with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Bassmaster Radio, a new weekly program focusing on professional bass fishing, debuts Saturday, March 4, on more than 100 radio stations nationwide, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces the introduction of the Lew's Mach Product Grant (Lew's MPG) high school program that is designed to provide product support to organized high school fishing efforts throughout the United States.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Yesterday, the United States Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Wilbur Ross, investor and former banker, as the Secretary of Commerce.
(Mar 1, 2017 - PALATKA, Fla.) The Osceola High School duo of Bailey Chisholm and Cole DePuy, both of St. Cloud, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Florida State Championship tournament on the St. Johns River in Putnam County, Florida.
Alabama bass pro emerges triumphant, adds a notch in his flippin’ stick with fifth career Bassmaster Elite win
(Mar 1, 2017 - WILSONVILLE, OR) Raymarine pro Tim Horton fell to his knees when emcee Dave Mercer announced his five-fish weight on Sunday afternoon at the A.R.E. Truck Caps B.A.S.S. Elite event on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.
(Mar 1, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Engel Coolers has partnered with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2017 season. As a new sponsor of the Series, Engel Coolers will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events.
Rogersville’s Hammond Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Opener on Table Rock Lake
Cuba’s Fey tops Co-angler field
(Feb 27, 2017 - Branson,MO) Eric Hammond of Rogersville, Missouri, weighed a 17-pound, 6-ounce-limit of bass Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2017 on Table Rock Lake. For his victory, Hammond took home $5,457.
FLW Shatters Record for Largest Collegiate Fishing Tournament - Tusculum College Tops 248-Boat Field at Guntersville
(Feb 27, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) The Tusculum College duo of Nick Hatfield of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Corey Neece of Bristol, Tennessee, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Guntersville Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 13 ounces, topping the largest field ever assembled for a collegiate bass fishing tournament – 248 teams.
(Feb 27, 2017 - Lake Amistad, TX) Bass Champs teams keep cashing in the winnings as the South Region had their second event of the year on Lake Amistad February 25. Temperatures aren't the only thing heating up already this year, the competition and paybacks are too as there were 173 teams fishing for a portion of the $48,000 payback in this event with the top 23 teams going home with a payday. Lee Leonard & Scott Bronder won over $20,000 guaranteed 1st place check and more by qualifying for great sponsor bonuses!
South Carolina’s Taylor Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
Grovetown’s Deufel claims Co-angler title
(Feb 27, 2017 - APPLING, Ga.) Brock Taylor of Pendleton, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division event on Clarks Hill Lake. Taylor pocketed $5,565 for his win.
China Grove’s Wike claims Co-angler title
(Feb 27, 2017 - MOORESVILLE, N.C.) Jeff Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to claim top honors at the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Norman, presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Queen took home $4,279.
AQ Lake Livingston Team #2
(Feb 26, 2017 - :Lake Livingston, TX) With the temperature in the low 40's, it was a bit chilly at take-off. The wind was blowing at a brisk 9 miles an hour straight out of the north, but that didn't hinder the team of James Chandler of Chandler Law Firm, and his partner Travis Hudnall from catching the winning stringer of 18.31 lbs.
(Feb 26, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) After starting Championship Sunday more than 8 pounds ahead of his nearest competitor, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., struggled throughout the day, but held on tight to win his first championship in a decade at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee.
(Feb 25, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) After losing a 9-pound bass to start his morning, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., kept his composure and weighed 15 pounds, 11 ounces to keep a tight grip on the lead at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee.
Texas Angler Bests 207-boat Field to Earn Fifth Career Victory, $50,500
(Feb 25, 2017 - Jasper, TX) Texas pro Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds even Saturday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after starting the day in ninth place and claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn presented by YETI.
(Feb 24, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) After weighing the second limit of the tournament that crested 30 pounds, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., took control on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee. Today’s 30-pound, 4-ounce limit pushed his two-day total to an impressive 56 pounds, 3 ounces.
(Feb 24, 2017 - Branson,MO) Table Rock Lake will offer the rare chance to catch a grand slam of black bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open, March 2-4.
The Best Little Walleye Jigs You’ve Never Heard Of FISKAS ‘Gets Heavy’ with New XL Walleye Series Jigs
(Feb 23, 2017 - Saline, MI) You can’t fully appreciate the need to sink your lure like a stone until you’ve got a big red sonar fish staring you in the face at 32 feet and you’re sitting there over a hole in the ice with a tiny jig at the end of your line. Ditto for vertically jigging a deep swift river for walleyes. Or when you’ve found fish hovering in heavy cover.
Reaction Baits Expected to Be Key Factor in Internationally-Televised Tournament featuring 330 Anglers
(Feb 23, 2017 - ) The third tournament of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off March 9-12 with the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by Lake County, Florida, the tournament will feature 330 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
(Feb 23, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) Florida’s famous big-bass factory showed off during the first day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, as Tennessee native Ott DeFoe caught a huge five-bass limit that weighed 31 pounds, 3 ounces.
Plano pro, Mark Rose, matches diverse presentations to evolving patterns en route to Lake Travis tournament title; earns unprecedented back-to-back FLW Tour wins
(Feb 22, 2017 - Plano,IL) Mark Rose is on fire. A scant two weeks after his win a the 2017 FLW Tour kickoff event at Lake Guntersville, the West Memphis pro made professional bass fishing history by besting the field at last weekend’s FLW Tour presented by Quaker State event on Lake Travis, Texas. The veteran angler’s back-to-back FLW wins represent a feat that has never before been accomplished in the FLW Tour’s 20-year history.
(Feb 22, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) The world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), announced today a groundbreaking partnership with Columbia Sportswear, a brand known for their innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Columbia is now the official apparel outfitter of FLW, and anglers will have full access to Columbia’s technical line of Performance Fishing Gear (PFG), including the collection of award-winning OutDry™ Extreme Rainwear.
(Feb 22, 2017 - Richland, MI) From attracting fish to creating the perfect dockside mood, TecNiq's new M50 and M51 Water Dragon Underwater Lighting illuminates the world aquatic. They're the brightest surface-mounted LED underwater lights available, yet are competitively priced. And with a lifetime warranty, a long and reliable service life is guaranteed.
Anglers head deep to avoid pressured areas
(Feb 22, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fl.) T.J. Goodwyn and Philip Crelia, both of Center, Texas, weighed 30.09 pounds to win the second regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on Feb. 18 on Toledo Bend Reservoir. The winning anglers took home a brand new Triton boat and Mercury outboard, valued at $35,495.
(Feb 22, 2017 - Springfield, MO) While Lew's has been busy getting production started on the new Mark Rose "Ledge" rods after months of developing the unique series, Rose has been feverishly putting a stamp of approval on his signature models with back-to-back wins along the FLW Tour.
(Feb 22, 2017 - Oklahoma City, OK) Scholarship Awarded In Honor Of Former B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough
(Feb 21, 2017 - ) As many as 450 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Seminole, March 2-4. The tournament, which is presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $54,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Feb 21, 2017 - Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Bass Champs teams are on a roll, kicking off the North Regions 2017 season on Cedar Creek with 252 teams participating in a $71,880 payback tournament. Charles Buck and his son Mitch reeled in the winnings topping them all with a 23.49 lb sack!
AQ Houston Individual #2
(Feb 21, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) What a beautiful day it turned out to be. Take off was a little bit early at 6:30am, with a little bit of light fog. But none of that hindered Curtis Jordan who took home the win in the second Individual Tournament on Lake Houston for the 2017 season. He brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed $16.04 lbs. He also caught the biggest bass of the day, a nice 5.21 lb'er.... Curtis took home a total of $680.00. Not bad for a $75.00 entry fee.
(Feb 21, 2017 - Jacksonville, TX) I was having a ball, fishing – in my element – standing on sandbar along the Sabine River in far East Texas. Downstream from our fishing location – the 32nd parallel north, the Sabine River becomes the means of boundary between eastern Texas and western Louisiana. But here, it is Texas on both sides of the River.
Drilling down to each congressional district illustrates recreational fishing’s impact
(Feb 21, 2017 - ) Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates have released the 2017 update of Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a new series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states.
(Feb 21, 2017 - Norman, OK) Blue Heron Communications (BHC), a full service, outdoor-specialty marketing and public relations agency, announces a strategic partnership with PRADCO-Fishing, the legendary and popular manufacturer of anglers' favorite fishing tackle.
(Feb 21, 2017 - ) Whether it was cabin fever among bass fishing fans, pent-up anticipation of the new Bassmaster Elite Series season or simply continued growth in popularity, audience sizes for videos and other content achieved record numbers for the first Elite event of 2017.
St. Croix Eyecon trolling rods let anglers see, feel and CATCH what they’ve been missing
(Feb 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Unpredictable? Oh yeah. Fickle? Goes without saying. Heck, why don’t we just simply call ‘em plain ol’ picky and be done with it. And if you target what is arguably North America’s choosiest (and tastiest) freshwater fish, it’s obvious, we’re talking walleyes.
Gainesville’s Grizzle tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - GAINESVILLE, Ga.) Tyler Morgan of Columbus, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds,15 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Lanier. For his win, Morgan took home $5,214.
Fulton’s Crider tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Matt Wood of Jessieville, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Dardanelle. For his win, Wood took home $4,046.
Indiana’s Wilson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Opener on Lake Guntersville
Virginia’s Bryant tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - Scottsboro. AL) Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Guntersville.
Arkansas Pro Makes History – Becomes First Angler to Win Consecutive FLW Tour Events
(Feb 19, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 59-2 was enough to edge second-place angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, by a mere 12 ounces. ￼
(Feb 19, 2017 - KNOXVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN.) At only 26 years of age, Jacob Wheeler has already won more than his share of big-money bass tournaments. But he’s never won one under the same set of circumstances he faced this week during the Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake — and he’s quick to admit that he may never do it again.
North Carolina Pro Brings 1-pound Lead into Final Day
(Feb 18, 2017 - JONESTOWN, TX) Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces to the scale Saturday to reclaim the lead after day three of the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Thrift’s three-day total of 45-9 makes him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to the final 10 anglers in the event that featured 164 of the top bass anglers in the world casting for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Minnesota’s Larson Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,350
(Feb 17, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) Pro Stephen Patek of Garland, Texas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce, to the scale Friday to take the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 34-6. Patek will bring a slim 4-ounce lead over Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, into day three of the four-day event that features 164 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
St. Croix goes off the grid with new Premier Musky Spinning Rod
(Feb 17, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) This isn’t about the poor sap caught on camera with his spinning rod upside down. What matters is that the dude’s heart’s in the right place. He’s fishing. Not golfing, bowling or sitting in his mom’s basement shooting zombies with a joystick.
(Feb 17, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) The last time B.A.S.S. visited the south Florida big-bass factory was in 2012, when Hughson, Calif., pro Ish Monroe weighed one of the heaviest four-day limits in Elite Series history. Fans can expect much of the same at the 2017 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, Feb. 23-26.
Legislation clarifies intent of Pacific billfish conservation measures
(Feb 17, 2017 - WASHINGTON, DC) Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filed Wednesday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish.
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