Fishing & Boating News
(Jan 26, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has established a new partnership between its nonprofit arm, the FLW Foundation, and Keep America Fishing, the sport’s leading grassroots advocacy group, to implement Keep America Fishing’s Pitch It soft-plastic disposal and recycling program at FLW tournaments.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with the Forrest Wood Cup post-season championship.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Feb. 4 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southern 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 Championship.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) On the day before President Barack Obama left office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued an edict to ban lead fishing tackle and ammunition from hundreds of thousands of acres of land and water managed by that agency. Executed without stakeholder input, the controversial action has sparked outrage from fishing and hunting communities.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for first TXTT event of 2017
(Jan 25, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fl) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Known by tournament fishermen as "Big Sam," the sprawling Angelina River impoundment has hosted the opener each year, typically with impressive results.
Oak Mountain High School Fishing Team Puts St. Croix’s BASS X to the Test
(Jan 23, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Yes, football is still king of High School sports, at least in the South. However, many students who play under the Friday night lights are standing on the deck of a bass boat early the next morning, their school colors splattered across a bass fishing jersey instead of a helmet, casting for school pride instead of tackling for it.
(Jan 23, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. is seeking nominations for the best and brightest high school bass anglers in the country.
WHITEHOUSE’S SCHROEDER WINS T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE COWBOY DIVISION OPENER ON SAM RAYBURN RESERVOIR
Duckworth tops co-angler field
(Jan 23, 2017 - Brookeland, TX) Former Stephen F. Austin College Fishing angler Blake Schroeder of Whitehouse, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2017 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Navionics. For finishing atop the massive field of 230 boats, Schroeder took home the top award of $9,000 for his win.
(Jan 23, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) And then came the fog........... Livingston was nice and clear at take off, It was still a little dark, but that didn't stop the 20 boats from fishing, then Around 9am the fog rolled in and lasted till the sun came up good.....
(Jan 21, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Jesse Wiggins is going to keep winning fishing tournaments, someone is going to have to put a rush order on his pro fishing jersey. While most professional anglers are outfitted in fishing jerseys adorned with more patches than you can count, the Bassmaster Elite Series rookie sported a plain red T-shirt Saturday when he climbed from fourth place to the top spot in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a final-day catch of 21 pounds, 5 ounces.
(Jan 20, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) The sun was about to slip below the horizon by the time Justin Lucas came to the stage for Friday's weigh-in of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1.
(Jan 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) DICK’S Sporting Goods today announced an expanded partnership with B.A.S.S., as the retailer became the presenting sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic through 2019. This year’s Classic is to be held on Lake Conroe, outside of Houston, Texas, March 24-26. DICK’S has sponsored the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo for nine consecutive years, and will continue to do so for the 2017-2019 championships.
Trapper Tackle reins in a trifecta of bass fishing talent to spread the gospel of Trapper
(Jan 19, 2017 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Fresh off a whirlwind introduction in 2016, including best-in-show accolades at ICAST 2016 and the Pitman Creek Wholesale Show, and rounding out an award trifecta with terminal tackle best-in show honors at Big Rock West, the industry barnstormers at Trapper Tackle have stocked their pro team shelves with established anglers and up-and-comers from coast to coast.
(Jan 19, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Florida bills itself as the “Fishing Capital of the World,” and the Harris Chain of Lakes is one of its crown jewels.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. member and avid angler, Rhonda Conway of Star, N.C., will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bobby Lane, next month, after winning the Bassmaster Fish In Florida With Bobby Lane Sweepstakes presented by Visit Florida.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) With more than $74,000 on the line for 2017, including a Triton bass boat, Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota is now officially open for team selection. It all kicks off with the season opener Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, Feb. 9-12.
(Jan 17, 2017 - Clewiston, FL) As many as 500 pros and co-anglers are expected to compete in the 2017 season-opening Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 26-28. The tournament, presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $60,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Jan 17, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) T-H Marine, a leading manufacturer of boat parts and marine accessories, has re-signed with the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as an official sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The renewed partnership was finalized as the TXTT prepares for the upcoming season, which is set to kick off Jan. 28 on Sam Rayburn.
(Jan 17, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Sunline will continue its partnership support of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and collegiate anglers nationwide. In addition to extensive promotion of the complete lineup of Sunline products, the 2017 sponsorship includes special discounted Sunline pricing offered solely to anglers competing in any of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events during 2017.
Iles & Shook top a record field at Bass Champs 2017 season kick-off on Sam Rayburn winning over $20,000
(Jan 17, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) January 14, 2017 marked the season kick-off for Bass Champs, and a record field of 397 teams ponied up to win a portion of the $106,900 paid back to the top 56 teams. Sixteen sacks breached the 20 pound mark, with John Iles and Brian Shook topping them all with a 30.75 pound limit to take home the guaranteed $20,000 1st place check plus even more with sponsor bonuses!
Philosophies borrowed from the boat prove highly effective on the ice
(Jan 17, 2017 - St Louis Park, MN) Open water anglers have long recognized the importance of a two-pronged approach to mobility. First, we burn untold gallons of gasoline motoring around the lake in search of active fish. Then, once we find evidence of our quarry, we churn the water to a fine froth with both vertical and horizontal presentations.
(Jan 17, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The University of Alabama team of Anderson Aldag of Birmingham, Alabama, and Lee Mattox of Bremen, Alabama, won the YETI College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces.
Chadwick tops co-angler field
(Jan 17, 2017 - Clewiston, FL.) Robert Beatty of Clermont, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his victory, Beatty took home $8,200.
(Jan 13, 2017 - Seattle, WA) Emerald Marine Products announces the release of the ALERT418™ Man-Overboard Transmitter. Made in the USA, the enhanced unit is based on the company's proven ALERT2 Transmitter, and is compatible with its MOB alarm system receiver and portable direction finder.
(Jan 11, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Cabela's is one of college bass fishing's largest supporters and has been supporting college fishing since the very first major event held on Lake Lewisville in 2006.
(Jan 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the complete professional angler roster of 165 for the upcoming 2017 FLW Tour season, the 22nd season of the FLW Tour. The 2017 FLW Tour will feature seven regular-season tournaments with competition kicking off Feb. 2-5 at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team #1
(Jan 10, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Burrrrrr..... It was a cold cold day in January, but a total of 56 amazing fishermen came out to brave the weather, the cold, the ice, and fished the first of eight Anglers Quest Team Events on Sam Rayburn.
AQ Individual #1 Rayburn
(Jan 10, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Eighteen individuals came out to fish the First of eight Rayburn Individual Tournaments on Big Sam Rayburn. It was a little chilly, but the fish were biting for some.
(Jan 10, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) T-H Marine, a leading manufacturer of boat parts and marine accessories, has re-signed with the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) as an official sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The agreement was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick-off April 12 on Lake Erie.
Top Ice Fishing Tournaments
(Jan 6, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) It’s easily the most underrated region in the ice fishing belt. But this territory’s crystalline waters, scenic terrain and underwater monsters have nothing to do with the Canadian Shield, the Dakotas or Northern Minnesota.
The Inside Story Behind Custom Jigs & Spins’ Classic Ratfinkee
(Jan 4, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Funny thing about the best fishing lures ever created. They’re often the least extravagant, most humble baits in the bunch. But like actual works of art, they have a way of transcending the space-time continuum. Not just in the sense that these classic lures “hold up” across many seasons, but that they’re virtually immune to the dreaded fishing-pressure factor; that fish never really turn wise to these all-time greats.
(Jan 4, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 4, 2017 - Houston, TX) Last year, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., won the GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma, becoming the third angler in a row to win a Classic in his home state.
Hardcore “Kayak Kevin” Whitley to paddle from Florida Keys to Chesapeake Bay
(Jan 2, 2017 - Old Town, ME) The state motto “Virginia is for lovers” fits Norfolk resident and Ocean Kayak pro Kayak Kevin Whitley to a T. He’s a man of many passions—in his early life, skateboarding, snowboarding, and playing guitar in several hardcore bands—and for the past decade and a half, kayak fishing.
The No Yelling School of Fishing
(Dec 29, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The popular "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University returns to the Gulf Coast March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation and networking with other anglers on Saturday, followed by fishing opportunities on Sunday, March 12 out of Matlacha.
The incentive program expands to more trails in 2017
(Dec 29, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces that Ohio angler Brett Warrick is the Lew's Speed Fishing Awards (SFA) Angler of the Year, and that the incentive program responsible for the distinction is expanding to include more tournaments in 2017.
Legendary Ranger quality with unmatched features
(Dec 22, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, announces an all-new line of pontoon boats for 2017-Reata® by Ranger®. The line pulls inspiration from Ranger's acclaimed Reata series of fish-and-play designs and features the same quality and unmatched features that consumers have come to expect from a Ranger boat.
A living slice of fishing Americana, Dan Johnston embraces new title at St. Croix Rod
(Dec 22, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) He’s been designated a franchise player and bestowed a new title – making him essentially unrecruitable to the competition. St. Croix Rod road-warrior Dan Johnston’s rank has been raised to National Accounts Manager, and the position fits him like a rod in a travel sleeve.
Premium Cooler and Drinkware Brand Agrees To Multi-Year Deal, Becomes Title Sponsor of FLW College Fishing
(Dec 22, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and YETI®, a leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement, including title sponsorship of the FLW College Fishing series. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Award Winning Trapper Hooks Arrive in Time for the Holidays
(Dec 22, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Following back-to-back Best in Show awards in terminal tackle at ICAST and the Pitman Creek Fall Dealer Show, the anticipated Trapper Hooks are now available at designated sporting goods retailers across the U.S. and Canada.
(Dec 22, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The United States Senate recently passed a comprehensive new water infrastructure bill, containing language that will likely be alarming to be many bass anglers — especially those who value the incredible fishery on the California Delta.
Murray State, Auburn University and University of North Alabama Hold Top Three Spots in the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Race
(Dec 13, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has released the first rankings of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass
(Dec 13, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Bobby Garland Crappie Baits is the first official sponsor of Crappie University, as the second-year continuing education program with three schools participating in 2016 grows to 15 colleges and universities in 10 states for 2017.
Congress Approves Major Water Projects Bill Bill contains both good and bad elements for the recreational fishing industry
(Dec 13, 2016 - ALEXANDRIA. VA) Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry. By a 78-21 vote, the Senate passed the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN),”
Berkley Dredger ready to find deep fish
(Dec 7, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Legendary pro angler David Fritts knows a thing or two about what makes a deep diving crankbait so effective. Combining the technology and innovation of Berkley with the expertise of Fritts and the Dredger was born. The Dredger is a smaller profile bait that dives deeper, faster than any other bait on the market.
(Dec 7, 2016 - Paris, TN) Saturday’s wintry weather, combined with a slack bite and a hard charge by his closest competitor, threatened what only a day earlier appeared to be Scott Clift’s imminent victory in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.
Another Fishing Legend Lost
(Dec 7, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) Ron Pierce, the founder of Bass Cat Boats, died Sunday, of natural causes. He was 81. Pierce, who'd suffered several strokes in recent years, leaves behind a legacy of innovation and a devoted legion of Bass Cat owners that he lovingly referred to as family.
(Dec 2, 2016 - Paris, TN) Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish that really counts.”
Advanced optics endow HD700i with spectacular low light vision
(Dec 1, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) What was once dark and mysterious within a water body’s inky depths has recently taken a turn toward the light.
St. Croix young gun is making his tournament bass-fishing mark
(Dec 1, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Test time… Are you smarter than a college student? Start by answering the following question:
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