Fishing & Boating News
Weisenburger wins co-angler title
(Sep 14, 2015 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Brad Baldwin of Waynesville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 8 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Baldwin earned $5,690.
Smelser wins co-angler title
(Sep 14, 2015 - MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2015) – Jason Wilson) Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 4 ounces. For his victory, Wilson earned $6,817.
(Sep 14, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Do you believe that the only way to conserve our public lands and waters is to lock recreational fishermen out? Do you view recreational fishing as an extractive activity on par with oil drilling and commercial bottom
Cross wins co-angler title
(Sep 14, 2015 - SCOTTSVILLE, KY.) Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on the Barren River with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 7 ounces. For his victory, Fox earned $5,886.
Weiss wins co-angler title
(Sep 14, 2015 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Travis Brueggen of Cashton, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Super Tournament on the Mississippi River with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Brueggen earned $6,362.
(Sep 14, 2015 - Clanton, AL) David Lowery of Phenix City, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Super Tournament on Lake Mitchell with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Lowery earned $5,257.
(Sep 14, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) The Ramapo College team of Andy Zapf of Whippany, New Jersey, and Andrew Annuzzi of Old Bridge, New Jersey, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship on the Chesapeake Bay Sunday with a two-day total of eight bass weighing 19 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Sep 12, 2015 - Wagoner, OK) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Okla., was the favorite to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open presented by Allstate at Fort Gibson Lake. Biffle’s home rests on the shores of Fort Gibson, and he won a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament here in 2010.
(Sep 11, 2015 - WAGONER, OK.) Consistency is everything in the sport of tournament bass fishing. If you slam a heavy limit one day and bomb the next, you have no chance of winning a multi-day Bassmaster Opens tournament.
The 2016 Anglers of the Year for the Lake Houston Tuesday night Series is..... SANDRO ALFARO & JAMES CHANDLER
(Sep 10, 2015 - Lake Houston, TX) Coming in to this last regular season Tuesday night, Sandro Alfaro & James Chandler were leading by just 2.51 lbs. for AOY. They knew they had to catch a good limit with John Surrey & Chris DiBerardino so close behind them. Both teams fished hard all 23 weeks but Sandro and James weighed in a limit for 11.38 lbs and John & Chris brought in a limit that weighed 9.04 lbs. What a close race!!!! Congratulations to both teams on an outstanding 2015 season !!!!
(Sep 10, 2015 - Springfield. MO.) It is the fourth and largest location that the fast growing Lew's rod and reel company has occupied in the area since a change in ownership back in 2009.
(Sep 10, 2015 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) The "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" No-Yelling school returns to the Sport Fishing Capital of the World for their Florida Keys event Nov. 13-15. The weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill fishing activities and optional charter fishing trips. Classes will be held at the BPOE Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL with fishing out of Islamorada.
(Sep 10, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) Some of America’s top-ranked bass fisheries — plus a new wrinkle in tournament formats and an extra event — await the nation’s top professional bass anglers competing in the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series.
(Sep 10, 2015 - Wagoner, OK) When hometown angler Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Okla., snatched the lead with 17 pounds, 10 ounces of largemouth bass Thursday, it appeared that the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open presented by Allstate at Fort Gibson Lake was his tournament to lose.
The Lake Houston Individual Championship Winner is : Sandro Alfaro !!!!
(Sep 8, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) With only 11 qualifiers and only 9 that actually fished, the total payout was still $3,550.00. Sandro Alfaro led both days and finished with a 2 day total weight of 26.12 lbs and took home $2,320.00 for his win.
(Sep 8, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six two-day BFL Super Tournaments on Saturday, September 19, as the Arkie division heads to Lake Hamilton, the Buckeye division competes on Indian Lake, the Michigan division stops at the Detroit River, the Mississippi division tackles Pickwick Lake, the Northeast division fishes Chesapeake Bay, and the Ozark division takes on Lake of the Ozarks.
(Sep 8, 2015 - NATCHITOCHES, LA.) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Red River September 19 for the third and final regular-season tournament 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 Southern Conference Championship tournament.
(Sep 8, 2015 - Laconia, N.H.) The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 High School Fishing Northern Conference Championship tournament. The tournament is open to High School Fishing teams from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Ontario, Canada, that finished in the top 10 percent from their State Championship tournament.
(Sep 5, 2015 - Athens, TX) Booming populations of largemouth bass and alligator gar give anglers two good reasons to fish Falcon Reservoir. Above average rainfall in spring 2014 and 2015 following very low water levels for several years prior is sparking a resurgence of the bass population, said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologist Randy Myers.
(Sep 3, 2015 - Wagoner, OK) Every angler who fishes all three tournaments in any of the three Bassmaster Open divisions shares the same dream. That dream is to win one of the events and qualify for the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
Recruiting anglers isn’t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
(Sep 2, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) When it comes to anglers dropping in and out of the sport from year-to-year: there’s good news and bad news, and both are surprising. The bad news is anglers aren’t nearly as avid as we like to think. The good news is there’s far more opportunities to engage people in fishing than one would believe.
(Sep 2, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 High School Fishing Central Conference Championship tournament. The tournament is open to High School Fishing teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin that finished in the top 10-percent from their State Championship tournament.
(Sep 2, 2015 - NORTH EAST, Md.) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Chesapeake Bay September 12-13 for the Northern Conference Championship tournament. Forty-five college teams have qualified for this event will be competing for a top award of $4,000 and a berth in the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Jimmy Bass of Ocala, Florida, won the $10,000 grand prize playing FLW Fantasy Fishing and being named the top-scoring player in the seven-event Walmart FLW Tour season.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Tom Barry of Oak Forest, Illinois, correctly picked eight of the top 10 anglers in professional bass fishing’s world championship – the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart. For his picks, Barry won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, beating out thousands of players from around the world to win the top prize.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six two-day BFL Super Tournaments on Saturday, September 12, as the Bama division heads to Lake Mitchell, the Cowboy division competes on Toledo Bend Lake, the Great Lakes division stops at the Mississippi River, the Hoosier division tackles the Ohio River, the Mountain division fishes the Barren River, and the North Carolina division takes on Lake Norman.
Throwback event features free games, prizes, food samples and big bargains on outdoor gear.
(Aug 31, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.* Hometown Festival family activities include free games, craft, prizes, face painting, food samples, and the chance to win a vintage Bass Tracker package during the Throwback Sweepstakes.
(Aug 31, 2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) Collegiate bass fishing fanatics will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 when the 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's is set to air on the NBC Sports Network at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Birr wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.
Glouse wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - LAKE WYLIE, S.C.) Michael Webster of Gastonia, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Webster earned $4,476.
Foutz wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - Gallatin,TN) Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, brought five bass totaling 13 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division Super Tournament on Old Hickory Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Boggs earned $4,257.
(Aug 31, 2015 - Shelbyville, IL) Shawn Hemken of Walshville, Illinois, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Hemken earned $6,882.
Clift wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - Lawrenceburg, IN) Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Martinkovic earned $6,244.
(Aug 31, 2015 - OKeechobee, FL) Thadeus Ragan of West Park, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 47 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Ragan earned $6,922.
(Aug 30, 2015 - Lake Livingston, TX) Jeff & Jimmy fished out of Jeff's Phoenix/Mercury rig. Jeff reported catching their fish mid lake flipping in 5 feet of water. They led the first day with an awesome limit that weighed 19.10 lbs. And had they weighed the biggest bass of the weekend for 5.91 lbs. Day 2 they came in with 5 bass that went 17.88 lbs. For a two day total of 36.98 lbs. They took home a total of $3,250.00.... Congradulations guys!!!!
(Aug 30, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Aaron Martens slept through his alarm clock Sunday morning, got on the water 30 minutes late and still clinched the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title three weeks early.
(Aug 30, 2015 - DETROIT, MI) A thrilling and unprecedented conclusion to the 2015 Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair brought a new level of anticipation to the professional bass-fishing world.
Central Wisconsin River Series Championship, September 26 and 27.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Lake Mohawksin, WI) 72 tested anglers will descend on the Tomahawk area on September 26 and 27 to compete in the Central Wisconsin River Series Championship presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery. 36 two-person teams will compete for over $9,800 in cash and prizes over two days on the beautiful Lake Mohawksin System.
(Aug 29, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Following the first day of competition, Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, claimed that paying attention to the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings was negatively affecting how he approached each day. He hasn’t checked the points in a couple of months. He’s been swinging for the fence ever since.
Hicks wins co-angler title
(Aug 29, 2015 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) David Matual of Chicago, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division finale on Lake Erie presented by Evinrude with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 65 pounds even.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Tower, MN) Applying local knowledge on unfamiliar tournament water is a risk sometimes worth taking. Doing just that paid off for Wisconsin’s Gary Adkins, winner of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional on Lake Vermilion.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Detroit, MI) There was ample position shifting taking place on Friday’s leaderboard that kept things very interesting. Day 2 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair proved that some dreams never die, and persistence can pay off big time!
(Aug 27, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Weather is always a dynamic element in competitive bass fishing, but it is the biggest factor when the tournament is taking place on big lakes.
(Aug 27, 2015 - ) Recreational anglers have scored a small but significant victory towards correcting Gulf red snapper allocation.
Bearhug Outerwear offers surrounded warmth that's replenished by your body's core resulting in possibly the highest warmth to weight ratio ever.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Chicago, IL) Today, Bearhug Outerwear LLC announced the launch date of their new line of outerwear that offers instant relief from the cold. Their patent pending "double loft front" is a direct response to the clear limitations of current options – namely kangaroo pockets, which offer little warmth and coverage.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, August 29. The Hoosier division will take on the Ohio River in an event that was rescheduled from July as up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for the top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.
Sportfishing Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative
Policy veteran will focus on fishery policy for this important new program in the number one fishing state
(Aug 26, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Kellie Ralston, a fifth generation Floridian and an expert in Florida’s marine fisheries management, has joined the ASA staff as Fishery Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. She joins Gary Jennings who is the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative’s coalition building efforts. Ralston’s tenure began on Monday, August 24, 2015. She will be based in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capitol.
The benchmark for quality fish 'n' play boats adds 175-horsepower model to its lineup.
(Aug 26, 2015 - Flippin, AR) The Ranger 212LS Reata®, introduced for the 2014 model year, continues to set the benchmark for quality and performance in family-oriented fish 'n' play boats. Based on the success and popularity of that introduction, Ranger is adding a more compact model to its acclaimed Reata® line, delivering a true family boat that can fish all morning and pull skiers all day.
(Aug 26, 2015 - TOWER, MN.) Corey Brant wants much more than continuing to lead the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional. That’s not asking much, either.
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
(Aug 23, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) Professional angler Brad Knight of Lancing, Tennessee, crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita.
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