Fishing & Boating News
(Jan 15, 2018 - LAKE AMISTAD, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 19th year of honoring the sport of competitive bass fishing and the anglers who love it on lake Amistad January 13, 2018. What started out to be a very cold day ended with hot paychecks to the top twenty-one teams enjoying an incredible 109% payback event. Michael and Armando Flores topped the field of 160 teams taking home over $25,000!
(Jan 15, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Mercury Marine across all FLW tournament circuits. The Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based marine propulsion manufacturer, will serve as one of two official outboard-engine sponsors in 2018. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Jan 12, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Mossy Oak, the Official Camo Pattern of B.A.S.S., has signed on as the title sponsor of the organization’s fast-growing high school bass fishing program, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Jan 11, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Berkley and Abu Garcia, two of Pure Fishing’s global family of quality fishing tackle brands, have signed on as premier sponsors of the Bassmaster Classic and other bass fishing series and events, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Lake Amistad -Diablo East Ramp
(Jan 8, 2018 - Haslet, TX) 2018 Bass Champs Season starts this weekend. Lake Amistad -Diablo East Ramp On-site registration: Friday (1/12) from 6-8 PM and Saturday morning starting at 5:00 AM $20,000 Guaranteed for 1st Place - Regardless of Entries
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for first TXTT event of 2018
(Jan 8, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will open its regular season on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The fishery straddles the Texas/Louisiana border and is one of the world's premier bass fishing destinations.
Advisory for Friday, January 5, 2018
(Jan 5, 2018 - Okeechobee, FL) In order to concentrate all efforts on the ongoing search for co-angler Nik Kayler, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) officials have decided to cancel the remaining competition day at the Costa FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee.
(Dec 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Bass club anglers qualifying for three B.A.S.S. Nation Regional tournaments in 2018 will have an unusual opportunity at the host fisheries — they might encounter a “10” during the competition.
(Dec 20, 2017 - ) A star-studded field of 111 professional bass anglers — including a mix of rookies, legends and veterans from other tournament circuits — will make up the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series field when competition gets underway on Lake Martin, Alabama, in February.
(Dec 10, 2017 - ANN ARBOR, MI.) B.A.S.S., along with other hunting, angling, conservation and outdoor industry organizations, today submitted public comments in support of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.
(Dec 10, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Ryan Butler said on Friday that he was sore from casting so many times during that round of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.
“Panfish” Phil Laube’s finesse plays for bigger pans on pressured waters
(Dec 8, 2017 - Coralville, IA) We’ve all seen it happen—a crappie bite starts and word gets out. Like bums on bologna sandwiches, the ice turns into a free-for-all. Common sense would tell us to find fresh ice or try another lake, but depending on where you live or ice conditions, that’s not always easy. And it might be your favorite lake or home waters—so then what do you do?
Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championshi
(Dec 8, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Given the 15-degree temperatures on Norfork Lake Friday morning, it sounds ridiculous that five of the six remaining anglers in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship are pleading for more wind.
(Dec 7, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Freezing temperatures made catching bass extremely difficult Thursday during the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship.
Despite Engine Problems, Father/Son Team Takes Early Lead In National Team Bass Fishing Championship
(Dec 6, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) Some bass tournament anglers like to run and gun, and others like to methodically work a spot looking for the right bites.
Bassmaster Team Championship
(Dec 1, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) Many anglers got their start in competitive fishing by teaming with a partner in local weekend events on their home lakes.
St. Croix Mojo Salt series blends durability and design consistency for top performance
(Nov 19, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Florida Keys guide and co-host of Saltwater Experience, Capt. Tom Rowland knows that hosting clients with varying degrees of angling skill is the ultimate testing ground for new products like St. Croix’s Mojo Salt series. After extensive field experience, Rowland grades this lineup of conventional and spinning rods a solid A+.
(Nov 19, 2017 - Tulsa, OK) Major League Fishing (MLF) officials announce that Gene Larew Lures is the new presenting sponsor of the MLF All Angles television show for the program's upcoming 2018 season.
New Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal earning accolades with dealers and tough critics alike
(Nov 16, 2017 - Old Town, ME) Introduced this past July at Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ocean Kayak is proud to announce that the revolutionary Malibu Pedal is now shipping.
(Nov 16, 2017 - ) Mention redfishing and a lot of folks will envision technical poling skiffs or a kayak sneaking up on skittish tailers. If that’s not your jam, maybe you like Chatterbaits to marsh pumpkins; or launching topwater baits toward schools of bull reds rumbling across a coastal bay.
JOSÉ NEVES SIGNS EXCLUSIVE LICENSING AGREEMENT TO RUN FLW BASS-FISHING TOURNAMENTS IN PORTUGAL
(Nov 16, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Wednesday that Portugal has become the latest country to sign an exclusive licensing agreement and will begin offering Portuguese anglers the opportunity to compete in FLW-sanctioned bass fishing tournaments in 2018. The agreement was signed by FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel and José Neves, CEO and President of FLW Portugal.
(Nov 16, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Out of more than 325,000 entries, the chance to fish with the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic winner, Jordan Lee, is becoming a reality for one lucky sweepstakes winner.
Inducts 2017 class at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
(Nov 13, 2017 - Springfield, MO) The all-new Bass Fishing Hall of Fame celebrated its grand opening and honored the 2017 inductees last evening at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.
(Nov 13, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power, the companies announced today.
(Nov 13, 2017 - Ft. Gibson Lake, OK) The Bassin’ Magazine Lucky Tackle Box Big Bass World Championship (BBWC) is in the books as 48 anglers from across the nation paired up for a day on the water at Ft. Gibson Lake located in Oklahoma.
(Nov 13, 2017 - Oswego, N.Y) New York Sea Grant has released a video highlighting the value of king salmon to the Lake Ontario ecosystem and local economies, and how Cornell University researchers and Sea Grant personnel are using pop-off satellite archival tags developed to work in freshwater to collect unprecedented data about salmon movement and behavior. Free access to the video is posted at https://youtu.be/pb4wJQc-O7A.
Tennessee’s Powers Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Wild Card Tournament on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
Oklahoma’s Stallings Takes Co-angler Title
(Nov 13, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Boater Kevin Powers of Unicoi, Tennessee, caught a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, Powers earned $4,373 and one of the final entries into the 2018 BFL All-American Championship.
(Nov 10, 2017 - Columbus, GA ) The Realtree Fishing camouflage pattern and brand follow the parent company tradition, partnering with conservation groups to ensure the continuation of our outdoor heritage and habitat for generations to come.
(Nov 9, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation (TBF) announced Thursday the 2018 High School Fishing schedule, including 29 Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing State Championships, 24 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Opens, seven state high school athletic association sanctioned tournaments and three SAF High School Fishing Challenge tournaments, plus the most anticipated events of the year,
Appointment of “Recreation Czar”
(Nov 9, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Department of the Interior is devoting important new resources to outdoor recreation on America’s public lands and waters. Secretary Ryan Zinke today announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences through expanded public-private partnerships.
International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame inducts 2017 class at all-new Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
(Nov 9, 2017 - Springfield, Mo) The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame honored its 2017 inductees at a ceremony held on October 28, 2017, the first event of its kind to be hosted at its all-new home within Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.
(Nov 5, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Boater Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday – the only limit of the day – to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake with a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 12 ounces. Beaver’s efforts earned him $50,200 and a slot in the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup - the world championship of professional bass fishing.
Virginia’s Hicks Retains Lead in Co-angler Division
(Nov 3, 2017 - Paris, TN) Boater Chad Foster of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, brought four bass weighing 13 pounds, 9 ounces, to the scale Friday to jump from third into the lead after Day Two of a very tough Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Foster’s two-day total of nine bass weighing 33-6 gives him a slim 1-pound, 13-ounce, advantage over second-place boater Larry Stoafer of Leavenworth, Kansas, heading into the third and final day of competition.
Virginia’s Hicks Leads Co-angler Division
(Nov 2, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 8 ounces, Thursday to grab the early lead after Day One of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake.
(Nov 2, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The inaugural Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was held in May on one of the best-known and most popular tournament fisheries in the United States: Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Lufkin, Texas.
Voluntary reporting and use of best fishing practices will help ensure a robust fishery
(Nov 2, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) praised NOAA Fisheries’ decision to allow a South Atlantic red snapper fishery season for the first time since 2014. Anglers may harvest one red snapper per day November 3-5, and November 10-12, in federal waters from North Carolina through the entire East Coast of Florida.
Truly Innovative - Square Bill is as Tough as They Come
(Oct 27, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) A Square Bait crankbait is known for three things, deflection, deflection, deflection, and is one of the most versatile crankbaits an angler can have in their arsenal of baits.
(Oct 27, 2017 - Crystal River, FL) Crystal River, Florida – Plantation on Crystal River on Florida’s Central Gulf Coast has been selected to host the 2018 Florida Fly Fishing Expo Feb. 9-10.
(Oct 27, 2017 - ILINOIS) The Shawnee Muskie Hunters Chapter of Muskies Incorporated sponsored the Fourth Annual I.H.S.A Muskie Tournament on October 14. The weather was beautiful for a day of young muskie hunters to fish on a lake.
(Oct 25, 2017 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Aspiring anglers came from as far away as Ohio and Washington, DC to learn from the pros at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, October 20-22 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL.
(Oct 24, 2017 - GREENVILLE/ANDERSON, S.C.) A star-studded field of 51 bass anglers has qualified to compete for more than $1 million in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Only one spot remains to be filled in the world championship of bass fishing. It will go to the individual winner of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship, to be held in December.
Indiana’s Stone Grabs Co-angler Title
(Oct 24, 2017 - GLASGOW, Ky.) Boater Eric Sanders of Lexington, Kentucky, caught a three-day cumulative total of 12 bass weighing 33 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on the Barren River presented by Lowrance. Sanders earned $65,000 for his efforts, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and automatic entry into the 2018 BFL All-American Championship.
Oklahoma’s Colwell Tops Co-angler Division
(Oct 23, 2017 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) Boater Jason Sandidge of Centerton, Arkansas, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 31 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on the Red River presented by Quaker State. Sandidge netted $65,000 for his win, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and an automatic berth into the 2018 BFL All-American Championship.
Houston Ind Championship
(Oct 23, 2017 - ) It was a beautiful weekend to be on the water. The fish were biting for most and the weather was as close to perfect as it could be. Sunny skies and temps in the high 80's. Take off both Saturday and Sunday was 6:50am. We played the National Anthem just before take off both days and no surprise that EVERY fishermen was standing with their hands over their hearts, proud to be Americans.
Grizzle Takes Home Co-angler Title
(Oct 23, 2017 - GAINESVILLE, Ga.) Boater Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 41 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Lake Lanier presented by General Tire. Rampey pocketed $65,200 for his win, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and automatic entry into the 2018 BFL All-American Championship.
12th Annual Berkley Big Bass event on Lake Fork awards many winners Athens TX angler tops them all to win fully loaded Skeeter boat!
(Oct 23, 2017 - LAKE FORK, TX) More than 1100 anglers from multiple states have made the annual trek to Lake Fork for the richest two-day hourly big bass event in the country – the Berkley Big Bass tournament. $150,000 in cash and prizes were awarded, including two fully rigged Skeeter boats! Allen Teague of Athens, TX caught the biggest bass of the event to win the mother load.
(Oct 22, 2017 - ANDERSON, S.C.) A rogue cloud formed the beginning of a winning pattern for Caleb Sumrall at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Oct 20, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) The 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship, which will feature more than 200 of the best regional anglers from around the world, kicks off on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Nov. 2-4. The event is highlighted by a top prize of $95,000 in the Pro Division, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and an automatic qualification to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup – the world championship of bass fishing. Competitors qualified for the Costa FLW Series Championship throu
(Oct 20, 2017 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Tray Huddleston is playing a waiting game with the bass on Lake Hartwell and so far he is winning. Saturday, he hopes to seal the deal by winning the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Oct 19, 2017 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Marty Giddens was so frustrated with his bad luck after practice fishing on Lake Hartwell that he was almost ready to throw in the towel.
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