Fishing & Boating News
One-of-a-kind attraction sees visitors from all 50 states, more than a dozen countries in its first year
(Apr 29, 2016 - Memphis, TN) Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a destination retail attraction in downtown Memphis, is celebrating its first anniversary since opening its doors on April 29, 2015. Located inside a massive transformed sports arena, the dynamic, immersive adventure contains restaurants, shopping, a hotel and attractions designed to appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and families.
(Apr 29, 2016 - Decatur, AL) Erie, Pa., angler and Bassmaster newcomer Dave Lefebre is the second-day leader after catching an impressive limit of bass that weighed 21 pounds, 3 ounces.
(Apr 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL) Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, is launching the first Mercury Marine technician career training certification program at its Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) campus in Orlando.
(Apr 29, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Phoenix Boats, a young, fast-growing bass boat company based in Winchester, Tenn., has signed a multi-year deal to be a supporting level sponsor of 2016 Bassmaster tournament circuits.
Berkley Lightning Rod combos offer performance and value
(Apr 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley® Lightning Rod® is a staple among all anglers whether just starting out or at the top of their game. The new Berkley Lightning rod combo gives anglers the rod they've trusted for decades in a combo they can count on for many years to come.
(Apr 29, 2016 - Benton, KY) The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, partnered with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to present the 2016 KHSAA bass fishing regional tournaments on Saturday. More than 292 teams across Kentucky competed in four different regional tournaments with the goal of advancing to the KHSAA State competition.
Tournament pays out over $402,000 to competitors
(Apr 29, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Pro-angler Tom Keenan, of Hatley, Wisconsin, brought in a two-day total of 91.46 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Lake Erie event for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) at Sandusky, Ohio, on April 22.
(Apr 28, 2016 - Deatur, AL) By nature, fishermen can be storytellers, and the top-shelf professional anglers who make up the Bassmaster Elite Series are no exception. Before the tournament began, the vast majority of the 108-angler field claimed the three official practice days were very unproductive — if not downright difficult.
(Apr 28, 2016 - Aberdeen, MS) The Caledonia High School duo of Parker Humble and Kody White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Mississippi State Championship on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
(Apr 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. is pleased to announce that Shell Rotella heavy duty diesel engine oils will be a supporting level sponsor of the 2016 Bassmaster tournament circuits. This includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series,Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation events presented by Magellan outdoors, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and Costa Bassmaster High School Series.
(Apr 28, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Spring is already approaching summer in the south while the mild northern winter is almost ready to be in full warm-up mode. This opens the door for just about any species from bass to walleye.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Decatur, Ala.
(Apr 28, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the BASS Elite Series event in Decatur, Ala.
Letter calls for including the recreational fishing community's priorities in the MSA reauthorization
(Apr 25, 2016 - Alexandria, Va.) The recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to recognize the significant economic, social and conservation benefits that saltwater recreational fishing provides to the nation.
(Apr 25, 2016 - ) The fourth tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off May 5-8 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, the tournament will feature 169 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.
One of the best in the business credits continuing education
(Apr 25, 2016 - ) “Electronics always play a huge role, at every tournament.” Brent Ehrler was trying to convince me that, despite spending the entire first day of the 2016 Bassmaster fishing shallow, visible targets, electronics were vital to his approach.
Foutz wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - SMYRNA, TN.) William Merrick of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Percy Priest presented by Navionics. For his victory, Merrick took home $3,648.
Rogers wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Pro angler Troy Morrow of Eastanollee, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell.
Mut wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - Okeechobnee, FL) Jessie Mizell of Sarasota, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Minn Kota.
(Apr 25, 2016 - CELINA, Ohio) Gary Ginter of Maplewood, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament of 2016 on Grand Lake.
Maurer wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - MARBURY, Md.) Matt Stasiak of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament of 2016 on the Potomac River.
Rossi wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - WHITTINGTON,IL.) Michael Black of Toledo, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament of 2016 on Rend Lake.
Day wins co-angler title
(Apr 25, 2016 - ARKADELPHIA, AR.) Jeremiah Kindy of Benton, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament of 2016 on DeGray Lake.
(Apr 24, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) The tournament format was complicated. It was one event on two lakes over the course of four days. But through all of the shifting and changing, Florida pro Randall Tharp decided to keep things simple — and that stay-the-course approach ultimately led to a victory in the Bassmaster Elite at Bull Shoals/Norfork.
(Apr 23, 2016 - ) Randall Tharp suffered through one of the toughest seasons of his professional career in 2015, but it seems to have given him some extra motivation for this year’s campaign.
(Apr 24, 2016 - Lakeport. CA) The University of Oregon team of Ryan Habenicht of Creswell, Oregon, and Daniel Marshall of Eugene, Oregon, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on Clear Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces.
(Apr 24, 2016 - Lakeport. CA) Todd Woods of San Dimas, California, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on Clear Lake presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 77 pounds even. For his win, Woods took home $33,002.
(Apr 24, 2016 - Huddleston, VA) The Virginia Tech team of Kile Quick of Lyndhurst, Virginia, and Mark Adams of Aylett, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference opener on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces.
(Apr 22, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) The format for the Bassmaster Elite at Bull Shoals/Norfork is one of the more complex in the trail’s 11-year history. A full field of 108 Elite Series anglers began on Norfork Lake Thursday and moved to Bull Shoals Lake for Friday’s second round. The remaining Top 50 will fish Bull Shoals again Saturday, with the final Top 12 moving back to Norfork for Sunday’s final round.
(Apr 22, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) Arkansas scored big as its team and home state angler Josh Ray took top honors at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) Matt Herren came into this week’s Bassmaster Elite at Bull Shoals/Norfork, with a free-wheeling attitude.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Washington, D.C.) Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol Hill in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation that established a framework to manage domestic, federal saltwater fisheries.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. has set the date for the third annual Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship, as well as the Junior Bassmaster Championship.
(Apr 21, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Unilever to showcase the Lipton tea brand. The partnership will offer the world’s No. 1 tea brand the opportunity to directly connect with the millions of outdoor and fishing fanatics that FLW reaches through their tournaments and promotional platforms.
PLANO'S NEW T-SERIES TACKLE TOTES BRING THE BLING BUT WON'T BREAK THE BANK
(Apr 20, 2016 - Plano,IL) Competitive bassers to weekend casters, each angler works the water with his or her own brand of fishing flair; flat bill hat and Chuck Taylor Cons’ to skull cap with flip-flops. Dudes and dames each want statement-making gear that reflects their own ruggedly individualized attitude. So much the better if the stuff saves time and adds convenience.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Paris, TN) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Kentucky Lake on April 28-30 for a tournament presented by Lowrance when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Central Division.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) Jin Nguyen turned around a bad practice session on Lake Guntersville by taking the lead at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
Current stop for interactive learning trailer is Mountain Home, Ark.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Columbia) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the BASS Elite Series event in Mountain Home, Ark. The interactive trailer and four highly trained Berkley specialists are on hand to answer angler questions and showcase the innovation and technology that goes into all Berkley products. Seminars are held throughout the day including knot tying, line selection and how to select the best baits to Catch More Fish.
"Ladies Only" trip taking place January 11 - 15, 2017
(Apr 20, 2016 - MAZATLAN, Mexico) Anglers Inn International is putting together an El Salto bass fishing trip that won't soon be forgotten. This "ladies only" trip takes place January 11 - 15, 2017. Now is the time to book the trip-of-a-lifetime at a greatly reduced price of $1,495, which is $500 off the regular price.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Washington, D.C.) A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bill, S.2807, that will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures like what recently occurred at Biscayne National Park. Led by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),
(Apr 20, 2016 - Wagoner, OK) FLW College Fishing is headed to Fort Gibson Lake on April 30 for the second of three regular-season bass-fishing tournaments in the Southern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the FLW College Fishing National Championship.
FLW Will Fish For Kids Charity Tournament Raises More Than $203,000 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital
(Apr 20, 2016 - Rogers, AR) The Walmart FLW Tour anglers weren’t the only big winners on Beaver Lake last weekend – A record-breaking total of $203,894.60 was raised for the Dental Clinic at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Monday at the Will Fish for Kids Bill Kerr Memorial Charity Tournament on Beaver Lake presented by Quaker State.
(Apr 20, 2016 - ) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Duracell, the No. 1 battery brand trusted by consumers all over the world, has signed a sponsorship agreement to become the official battery sponsor of FLW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Aromatic Answers Kick Catfishing into High Gear
(Apr 20, 2016 - ) As catfish approach prospective prey, taste kicks in. It’s well documented that a catfish’s entire body is covered with taste buds, although the special structures are most densely concentrated around the mouth and barbels. Cats can taste food without mouthing it, simply tickling it with their whiskers.
4th Anglers Quest Individual Event
(Apr 20, 2016 - ) THE RAIN HELD OFF, until after weigh-in....... There were 19 Individuals who entered the 4th Anglers Quest Individual Event of the year on Sam Rayburn.
Livingston Team #4
(Apr 20, 2016 - Onalaska, TX) 24 Teams fished the 4th Anglers Quest Event on Lake Livingston, held out of Cunninghams Kickapoo Bait & Tackle Shop.
(Apr 20, 2016 - Lake Texoma, TX/OK) Jeff Jerome, of McPherson, Kansas, and Darrell Copeland, of Bismarck, Arkansas, brought 21.47 pounds of bass to the scales to win the final regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) April 16 on Lake Texoma. The winning anglers took home a brand new Stratos 189VLO powered by a 150 HP Evinrude outboard, valued at $30,000.
Presented by Cabela's
(Apr 18, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce that Buff, Inc. will be attending the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's during the week of May 23.
(Apr 18, 2016 - Rogers, AR) Georgia’s Evans High School duo of Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Table Rock Lake. The win earned the team trophies, the title of national champions and a $10,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
Robertson wins co-angler title
(Apr 18, 2016 - Bracey, VA) Ryan Powroznik of Prince George, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Gaston. For his victory, Powroznik took home $6,665.
Tapp wins co-angler title
(Apr 18, 2016 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament on Santee Cooper presented by Navionics. For his win, McCoy took home $5,756.
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