Fishing & Boating News
(Aug 12, 2016 - CHARLES COUNTY, Md.) Throughout his young professional fishing career, Alabama angler Justin Lucas says he’s never found a spot quite like the one he’s fished the first two days of the Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge.
(Aug 11, 2016 - Racine, WI) Forever leading the way in trolling motor development, the Minn Kota® Ulterra® with fully automated stow and deploy and power trim, now features Bluetooth® wireless communication.
Wisconsin walleye pro utilizes Humminbird® and Minn Kota® technologies to take top finish on South Dakota’s Lake Oahe
(Aug 11, 2016 - Racine, WI) Anglers pre-fishing for the 2016 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) Championship in Mobridge, South Dakota, struggled with strong winds. Even hail.
PREMIER TACKLE STORAGE BRAND TO SPONSOR ONE OF TELEVISION'S MOST POPULAR FISHING SHOWS IN 2017
(Aug 11, 2016 - Plano, IL) Major League Fishing (MLF), the unique, televised bass fishing competition showcasing the nation's top professional anglers in real-time format, has quickly grown to become one of the most popular fishing show on TV.
(Aug 11, 2016 - BREWERTON, N.Y.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Oneida Lake Aug. 18 to 20 for a tournament presented by Ranger Boats when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2016 in the Northern Division.
(Aug 11, 2016 - CHARLES COUNTY, Md.) There has been a lot of talk the past few years about the declining quality of bass fishing on the Potomac River.
(Aug 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Lajos Draviczki of Plainfield, Illinois, correctly picked seven of the top 10 finishers at last week’s Forrest Wood Cup championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Walmart. For his picks, Draviczki won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, held in conjunction with the tournament.
(Aug 9, 2016 - Merrill, WI) The Central Wisconsin River series presented by Minn Kota, Humminbird and Stevens Point Brewery made their last of four stops on the circuit on Sunday, August 7 at Lake Mohawksin in Tomahawk.
(Aug 8, 2016 - Jacksonville, TX) Folks, I’ve seen the Big Trees. I’ve see the largest, tallest trees East Texas and the Neches River has to offer. I’ve seen “virgin” pine trees with a perimeter taking three grown men with outstretched arms to surround. These trees are magnificent!
(Aug 8, 2016 - ) Muskie activity peaks in late summer, as warm water temperatures drive these apex predators to feed opportunistically on abundant natural forage, and to aggressively chase anglers’ baits.
Big-time performance at a small-time price
(Aug 8, 2016 - FLIPPIN, AR.) New for 2017, Ranger® Boats delivers a tournament-inspired fiberglass boat at an incredible value with the introduction of the all-new Z185. The Z185 delivers unparalleled fit and finish for recreational anglers and sets itself apart from other entry-level boats with a long list of premium, factory-installed standard equipment.
Berkley Flicker Minnow and Flicker Shad Winning Baits
(Aug 8, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C) It was a great weekend to be on the water fishing, especially for Berkley pro angler Jason Przekurat. The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, native took home $88,000 in cash and prizes for his three days of fishing on South Dakota's Lake Oahe in the Cabela's National Walleye Tour Championship.
Florida Angler Amasses 54 Pounds of Bass, Wins $300,000
(Aug 7, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) Professional angler John Cox of DeBary, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 11 pounds, 8 ounces – enough to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Wheeler presented by Walmart. Cox went wire-to-wire with a four-day total of 20 bass for 54-13, winning by 4-pounds, 3-ounces over second-place angler Michael Neal of Dayton, Tennessee, and won the $300,000 top cash prize.
(Aug 7, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) It was horribly HOT & HUMID on the water today. But that didn't stop 15 lake Houston diehards form fishing.
Lake Livingston Team Trail
(Aug 7, 2016 - Lake Livingston, TX) Brian Sewell and Chip Sewell brought five (5) fish to the scales weighing an awesome 22.88 lbs. They also had a 7.05 lb kicker fish that took the big bass honors for the day. Brian & Chip won a total of $1,315.00 for their day on the water. Congratulations to Brian & Chip for winning Angler of the Year two years in a row.
(Aug 7, 2016 - Columbua,SC) FLW and Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board announced Saturday that Columbia, South Carolina, would once again be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 11-13, 2017, on Lake Murray
(Aug 7, 2016 - Paris, TN) Redemption. That sums up the week on Kentucky Lake for Turner Mason and Ryan Wood, winners of the Costa Bassmaster High School Championship.
(Aug 7, 2016 - Paris, TN) Some of John Garrett’s earliest bass fishing memories come from days spent on Kentucky Lake. He remembers frequent weekend trips with his grandad — driving up from Union City, Tenn., to the fabled fishery about an hour away.
(Aug 7, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) Pro angler John Cox of DeBary, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds even Saturday to hold his lead after Day Three of the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama.
(Aug 5, 2016 - Paris, TN) It was a bad day for Kansas State. But the Wildcats’ loss was the gain of Bethel University’s John Garrett and Texas State’s Evan Coleman, who both reached the final of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Aug 5, 2016 - Paris, TN) When all else fails, “junk fishing” often prevails. Fishing both shallow and deep paid off for Ean Davis and Grayson Hanson, giving them the second-round lead in the Costa Bassmaster High School Championship.
(Aug 4, 2016 - Paris Landing, TN) Bethel University’s John Garrett already had a limit of fish in his livewell early on Thursday morning before he decided to head to another of his favorite spots on Kentucky Lake.
(Aug 4, 2016 - Paris, TN) Aaron Reed and Austin Hamner were among the last boats to leave the dock this morning, and the Alabama teens returned with the heaviest catch of the first round of the Costa Bassmaster High School Championship.
(Aug 4, 2016 - Huntsvi) Fifty of the best bass anglers in the world converged on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama, this morning for the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world-championship of professional bass fishing. The four-day competition, which awards a top cash prize of $300,000, will feature a full field of anglers Friday before cutting to the top 20 on Saturday, and to the final 10 on championship Sunday.
(Aug 4, 2016 - RACINE, WI) Minn Kota® unveils an “all new” Terrova® and Riptide® Terrova. The award-winning motors are now smarter, tougher, and better. These improvements deliver anglers increased functionality and performance when it’s needed most—redefining the industry’s best-in-class electric steer trolling moto
(Aug 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) A new proposal to liberalize limits on largemouth bass and striped bass in the California Delta is a misguided attempt to conceal real threats to salmon fisheries, said B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Gene Gilliland.
St. Croix’s SOLE earns Best of Show in Fly Rod Category
(Aug 3, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Each year, in the sweltering core of summer, fishing industry insiders gather at ICAST – an international trade show and exposition that highlights the products and the people that help anglers find and catch more fish.
Under-the-radar underwater cameras proving their value, on and off the tourney trail
(Aug 3, 2016 - ) “No doubt, quite a few of us are using these cool little devices on the tour,” says Bassmaster Elite Series Pro, Brandon Lester, with a nod and a knowing grin. “But almost no one’s talking about it.”
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(Aug 3, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Starting August 1st, 2016, consumers can visit www.abugarcia.com to enter for a chance to win a new Revo Low Profile reel before they are available for purchase. Those lucky enough to win are awarded either a brand new Revo MGXtreme, Revo MGX or Revo ALX. Winners will be randomly selected on the following dates: August 12 August 19 August 25 September 2
Lake Guntersville to Host Season Opener, Feb. 2-5Huntsville,
(Aug 3, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the addition of a seventh Walmart FLW Tour event to the 2017 schedule. The 2017 season will now open at Lake Guntersville, Feb. 2-5, in Guntersville, Alabama.
Humminbird® technologies help young Wildcats take top spot at Bassmaster College Final on Kentucky’s Green River Lake
(Aug 3, 2016 - RACINE, WI) This past weekend, 89 college teams competed in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Green River Lake, Kentucky.
(Aug 3, 2016 - HUNTINGDON, TN.) Beau Browning and McCoy Vereen remember what it felt like a year ago when they didn’t catch a fish in the Costa Bassmaster Junior Championship.
(Aug 3, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Each year anglers anticipate the new gear launched at the ICAST trade show so they can test out the latest offerings. For the month of August, anglers can sign up for the opportunity to win the newly announced PENN Slammer III spinning reel. The PENN Fish It First giveaway ends August 31 and entering is simple. Just visit the PENN Fishing webpage.
Houston Tuesday Nite #20
(Aug 3, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) But that didn't stop 12 teams from showing up for the Tuesday night tournament on Lake Houston tonight.
(Aug 3, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces the hiring of longtime fishing industry veteran Terry Pederson to serve as vice president of sales responsible for the company's western United States sales efforts.
Recreational fishing community still sees the need for legislative action to require allocation reviews
(Aug 3, 2016 - Washington, D.C.) In response to decades of criticism over not examining how the nation’s public marine fisheries resources are divided among fishing stakeholders, NOAA Fisheries released a Fisheries Allocation Review Policy that describes potential criteria for reviewing fisheries allocations.
(Aug 2, 2016 - HUNTINGDON, TN.) Beau Browning and McCoy Vereen came into last year’s inaugural Costa Bassmaster Junior Championship with high hopes, but they didn’t catch a single legal-size bass in two days of competition.
Houston Team #7
(Aug 1, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 24 boats that came out to fish the 7th Anglers Quest Team event on Lake Houston. The team of Larry Cotton & Chris Diberardino came in with the winning stringer of 14.20 lbs., and took home $1,840.00 for their day on the water. Chris reported that they "caught all fish today in 6 to 12 ft. of water on Texas rigged plastics." He says "The Key to our bites was using a 3/16 oz. Tungston weight, dragging it very slowly."
Jenkins wins co-angler title
(Aug 1, 2016 - CANNELTON, IN.) Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament of 2016 on the Ohio River. For his win, Wilkinson took home $4,309.
Kopczyk wins co-angler title
(Aug 1, 2016 - Trenton) Michael Sitko of Pinckney, Michigan, weighed a five bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament of 2016 on the Detroit River presented by Power-Pole. Sitko took home $6,463 for his win.
Riveras wins co-angler title
(Aug 1, 2016 - HENRICO, Va.) Randy Gillespie of Sanford, North Carolina, weighed a five bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament of 2016 on the James River presented by Navionics. For his win, Gillespie earned $4,247.
(Aug 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High School Championship And College Series Classic Bracket Head to Tennessee
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Redding, Calif.
(Aug 1, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Redding, Calif.
(Jul 30, 2016 - CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.) Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky’s Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
(Jul 29, 2016 - CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.) Sam Stone and Evan Coleman of Texas State University managed only 8 pounds, 5 ounces on Day 2 of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, but they maintained their lead on Kentucky’s Green River Lake.
(Jul 28, 2016 - Lake Livingston, TX) Ok guys.... The Championships are just around the corner. Check the standings to see if you need the last tournament to qualify......
(Jul 28, 2016 - CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.) Sam Stone and Evan Coleman of Texas State University took the Day 1 lead of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops with an impressive 20 pounds, 13 ounces, despite the fact they were soaked the whole day.
(Jul 28, 2016 - Tulsa,OK) Brandon Fulgham and Brad Chappell are guides on Mississippi's famed crappie waters like Grenada, Ross Barnett, Sardis and Washington, but they're traveling to Oklahoma this weekend to try their long-lining skills where the technique is little known.
Sample BBQ from Champion BBQ teams to benefit local Alabama Charities
(Jul 27, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) FLW is adding some Alabama flavor to the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, August 6 and 7.
(Jul 27, 2016 - Boom Lake, WI) The Central Wisconsin River Series presented by Minn Kota, Humminbird and the Stevens Point Brewery held the third of four qualifying tournaments on Boom Lake in Rhinelander last weekend. Forty-four teams, 88 anglers, took off from Hodag Park Boat Landing shortly before 7 a.m. in search of their five-fish limit.
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