Fishing & Boating News
(Jul 19, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK.) A stingy Tenkiller Lake was just generous enough to put Garrett Enders and Cody Huff of Bethel University on top with 16 pounds, 10 ounces during Thursday’s opening round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Jul 18, 2018 - WABASHA, MN.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event July 28 on the Mississippi River in Wabasha presented by Costa.
(Jul 18, 2018 - SENECA FALLS, N.Y.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue with an event July 21 on Lake Cayuga presented by Bass Pro Shops. The tournament, hosted by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, is the second of three regular-season events for anglers in the Northern Conference, and will feature a top prize of a $2,000 club scholarship and an invitation to compete in the 2019 College Fishing National Championship.
An Important Year for the Everglades. For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations.
2018 – A Critical Year for Everglades Restoration
(Jul 18, 2018 - Florida Everglades) For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations. Nowhere else in the world offers so many unique fishing opportunities in a vibrant and diverse ecosystem.
Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Awards Buyers and Media choose 25 Best of Category winners
(Jul 18, 2018 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL) July 12, 2018 – Last night, the 25 New Product Showcase Best of Category awards were presented during the New Product Showcase Awards reception held during ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades.
Delaware’s Mandes Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Oneida Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Pennsylvania’s Bahnweg
(Jul 18, 2018 - BREWERTON, N.Y.) Boater Jeff Mandes of Smyrna, Delaware, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Oneida Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces. Mandes pocketed $6,996 for his win.
Z518 and Z519 adopt new L Series design and styling
(Jul 18, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats continues the legacy of leading the industry in design and innovation with the extension its popular L Series line of tournament bass boats to include the all-new Z518L Comanche and Z519L Comanche. The L Series of boats are built upon a celebrated hull design that delivers unmatched quality and fishability. The budget-friendly and venerable Z518 and Z519 boats have also adopted the design and styling of the L Series.
North Carolina’s Walters Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Tournament on James River
Co-angler Title Goes to Danville’s Howerton
(Jul 18, 2018 - HENRICO, VA.) Boater Todd Walters of Kernersville, North Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on the James River. For his efforts, Walters pocketed $3,592.
Ballwin’s Meyer Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - Warsaw, MO) Boater Darin Lankford of Clinton, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake Truman. For his efforts, Lankford netted $4,553.
Tennessee’s Suggs Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
Murray’s Bucy Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - Cadiz,KY) Boater Andrew Suggs of Cunningham, Tennessee, caught five bass weighing 24 pounds, 6 ounces, to win Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his win, Suggs took home $3,945.
Rainbow City’s Brown Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Tournament on Lake Neely Henry
Florida’s Garrett Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - GADSEN,AL) Boater Adam Brown of Rainbow City, Alabama, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lake Neely Henry. For his efforts, Brown pocketed $3,917.
(Jul 16, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK) One hundred thirty-six of the top student/angler teams in the nation, representing 78 universities, will face a tough test on Oklahoma’s Tenkiller Lake for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, July 19-21.
(Jul 15, 2018 - ) Lindy® Fishing Tackle's revolutionary Glow Spoon gives hardwater anglers a new secret weapon for attracting fish and triggering strikes with the most appealing combination of color, light, sound and action to ever hit the ice.
Bandit Rack-It deflects and makes noise
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Picture the elusive largemouth hunkering down in a brush pile. From a distance the bass hears the rattle before the bait can be seen, putting the fish on full alert. The Bandit® Rack-It hits a limb in the pile and deflects at an angle, catching the predator's eye. The strike is sudden and vicious. The Rack-It has done its job.
BOOYAH introduces a slow retrieve buzz bait
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) The nature of buzz baits is a big bait with a big blade that has to scream across the surface, or sink. The bait raises such a commotion that bass simply can't resist but the angler is forced to practically blaze the bait across the water, often to the detriment of the presentation. The new BOOYAH® Squelcher™ is a typical size buzz bait that is designed to be "buzzed" slower without sinking.
Iconic topwater returns with smaller size
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Anglers in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf all know the Cotton Cordell® Pencil Popper™ is an automatic bite enticer for stripers, bluefish, tuna, amberjack and redfish. Freshwater anglers too have enjoyed Pencil Popper success on largemouth bass, pike plus inland and saltwater stripers.
YUM Pulse proves swim baits have multiple rigging options
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) The original 4.5-inch solid body YUM® Pulse proves that a swimbait is not simply just a bait that swims. With a hard thumping tail and over-exaggerated backward slanting ribs, the bait is popular for rigging on swimbait hooks, finesse presentations, YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. rigs, jigheads, belly weighted hooks, weightless hooks, Texas Rigs or as a trailer. Now the Pulse is offered in the 3.5-inch version for expanded capabilities.
(Jul 15, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today its schedule and a key rule change for the 2019 FLW Tour season at a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST).
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Some say working a toad bait is an art form, reserved only for the elite anglers. But the new YUM® Tip Toad simplifies the presentation and entices more bites for all anglers.
New lip design adds to baits action
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) For more than six decades anglers have trusted Cotton Cordell® lures to catch their favorite fish. Keeping with this tradition, the new Cotton Cordell Minnow promises continued angler success for bass, walleye, snook, speckled trout and other game fish.
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, ARk.) The 5 3/8-inch Jointed Wake Minnow from Bomber® has been ruling saltwater and freshwater shallow bite action from the day it was introduced. Now anglers have an option when pressured fish refuse to react or the baitfish are simply smaller in size.
Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
(Jul 11, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
"America's Favorite Fisherman” and Quaker State Ambassador, Jimmy Houston Named Quaker State 400 Grand Marshal.
(Jul 11, 2018 - Sparta, Ky.) The popular Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) angler and Quaker State® ambassador Jimmy Houston, will give the command to start engines Saturday night July 14.
(Jul 10, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL) Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Gene Larew bass lures, announces two new product series at the 2018 ICAST fishing tackle trade show being held this week.
(Jul 10, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Since the Bassmaster Elite Series made a two-week trip to the West Coast back in 2015, fans of the sport have been clamoring for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit to return to that region.
(Jul 8, 2018 - Southwest Florida) In case you didn’t know it, dogs and boats go together like shoes and socks or gin and tonic. Dogs love boats! There is a freedom that being on a boat not only favors the operator and the crew, but also your pet crew.
Aqua-Vu’s Multi-Vu XD™ Camera supplements sonar with live underwater imagery
(Jul 8, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Among the ever-expanding array of fish-finding technology, a definitive piece of underwater intel has fallen perfectly into place: Add live Aqua-Vu underwater video to your sonar display and suddenly, your lake-wide perspective is complete.
(Jul 6, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors features a field as diverse as any you’ll find in bass fishing.
(Jul 3, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir finally takes the crown for being the best bass lake in the nation for 2018.
$30,000 Donation Serves as Catalyst for Ongoing Sustainability Measures in SportsFishing Industry
(Jul 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Forty Creek®, an award-winning Canadian whisky distiller based in Ontario, has signed on as a Conservation Partner of B.A.S.S. and sponsor of former Bassmaster Classic champion Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin announced today.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Mark Daniels Jr. Cashes In At Bassmaster Elite At) For the first time in four days, the wind and waves were calm on mighty Lake Oahe. Mark Daniels Jr. was not. The Alabama pro started Championship Monday with a lead of more than 6 pounds over the rest of the field.
South Carolina’s North Augusta Fishing Team Wins 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick LakeF
(Jul 2, 2018 - FLORENCE, AL) The North Augusta Fishing Team duo of Kyler McKie and Chad Champy, both of North Augusta, South Carolina, entered the final day of the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake with a slim lead of just 3 ounces, but after catching a limit of 19 pounds, 12 ounces the duo sealed the deal Saturday with a three-day total of 57-10.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Florence, AL) Oklahoma’s Kiefer High School duo of Jeremy Tolle and Garrett Hale, both of Kiefer, Oklahoma, dominated the final round of the 2018 TBF Student Angler Federation High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake, Saturday, with a five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 9 ounces.
Virginia’s Baker Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Tournament on Kerr Lake
Maryland’s Kyte Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Boater Ronnie Baker of Providence Forge, Virginia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Baker earned $4,479 for his win.
Osage Beach’s Sykora Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks
Dixon’s Fierce Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - WARSAW, Mo.) Boater Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake of the Ozarks – his 11th career BFL victory, third-most all-time.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Washington, D.C.) On June 27, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2018 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreational fishing community thanks the Administration for considering and appointing many of their preferred candidates.
Minnesota Pro Earns Second Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000D
(Jul 1, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit of smallmouth weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury and the top prize of $125,000 – his second-career FLW Tour win.
(Jul 1, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who vaulted to the lead in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia Saturday, distanced himself from the rest of the field today. The second-year Elite Series pro brought 17 pounds, 6 ounces to the scales for a three-day total of 56-6, which gives him a nearly 5 1/2-pound cushion going into Championship Monday.
Final Day Showdown Looms at Smallmouth Smackdown
(Jun 30, 2018 - Detroit, MI) After catching the heaviest limit of what has already been a record-breaking event on Friday, Costa pro Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Arkansas, added another limit of smallmouth bass weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to move into the lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 30, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who was sitting in second place after the opening round Friday, vaulted to the lead on the strength of a monster 20-pound, 4-ounce limit today in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia.
Fishery Sets New FLW Record – Two-Day Pro Total of 6,045 Pounds of Bass Shatters Previous Tour Record of 5,938
(Jun 29, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought another limit of smallmouth bass to the scale Friday – this one weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces – to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 29, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) At the recent BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's, six teams qualified to win Cabela's gear packages based on their finishes on Lake Pickwick.
(Jun 29, 2018 - Pierre, S.D.) The mystery of South Dakota’s smallmouth was solved by Elite Series pro David Fritts during the first day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia. The 1993 Bassmaster Classic champion caught a 19-pound, 7-ounce limit of smallmouth to best the 107-angler field on a body of water that he had never seen before, while battling 4-foot waves.
Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system
(Jun 28, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) The sportfishing industry applauded the U.S House of Representatives passage of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wash.) Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (H.R. 2083) by a vote of 288-115. This bipartisan bill will address the growing threat posed to salmon by the presence and predation of sea lions at migratory bottlenecks in the lower Columbia River system in Oregon and Washington.
Lure designers create unmatched profile, balance, swimming action, and hook-up ratios in stunning new Juvenile Pike Swimbait designs
(Jun 28, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) Like Russian Matryoshka dolls—the small wooden figurines that fit one in the other, decreasing in size from large to minuscule—it’s not uncommon to find pike within pike within pike—a predatory procession of giant pike on down to large fish to juvenile and so forth.
Puerto Rican Woman Wins Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament, Islamorada June 22-23, 2018
Wrapup Release: Ladies, Let' Go Fishing Screamin' Reels Islamorada Tournament June 22-23
(Jun 28, 2018 - ) Dr. Aracely Llanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico clinched First Place Offshore at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 22-23 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on Caribsea, Llannos landed a 10.7 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall combo valued at $199.00. Second place offshore went to Kim Livingston, Key West, FL on the FinFreak for a 9.4 lb. mahi. Jill Whitcombe, Naples, FL won the Inshore division with a 15 inch blue runner.
Pros Catch More Than 3,030 pounds of Bass – Shattering Previous 2018 High of 2,200 Pounds
(Jun 28, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, crossed the stage with a limit of smallmouth bass weighing 25 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in his 15-year FLW Tour career – to lead Day One of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Eagle River, WI) Sunny skies and calm winds greeted the Professional Musky Tournament Trail anglers to the scenic musky filled waters of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Eagle River, WI on June 23rd and 24th for the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was a push for pounds at the 4th annual Techron TX tournament presented by Bass Champs on Sam Rayburn Jun 23rd, 2018. Push came to shove as 203 teams didn’t disappoint at the scales. $50,000 was guaranteed to the 1st place team and over $100,000 was paid out overall.
(Jun 26, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) The entire state of South Dakota has a population about equal to that of the city of Indianapolis. On June 29-July 2, however, the population around Pierre will expand by 107 of the world’s best bass anglers, as the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia will be contested on the massive fishery.
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