Fishing & Boating News
(Aug 20, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long. Over the past two weeks, all but one Boat Bling pro has announced via social media that they will not be competing against the winning amateur challenger.
Tuesday Night Tournament
(Aug 20, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Sandro Alfaro & James Chandler came in with one of two limits caught tonight that weighed 12.05 lbs. They also had the biggest bass of the evening that weighed 3.61 lbs. Sandro and James won a total of $515.00.
THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - Islamorada, FL.) THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Erie August 27-29 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final regular-season stop of 2015 in the Northern Division.
Rusty Clark and Cory Rambo Claim Anglers of the Year.
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) The fish were biting this weekend.. Anglers Quest last regular season Team Tournament was AWESOME!!! There were 23 teams that came out to fish, and 20 of those caught limits. There were 8 limits that weighed over 20 lbs.!!!
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) Clayton Boulware runs away with the Angler of the Year title once again! Clayton came in first place today with five fish that weighed 15.90 lbs.
StructureScan 3D offers sonar perspective like never before
(Aug 17, 2015 - Tulsa, OK) Sonar has been opening anglers' eyes to the underwater world ever since Lowrance first made waves with its iconic "little green box" back in 1957. In the years since, fishermen have enjoyed a steady stream of technological advancements that have enhanced our view beneath the surface, while improving our understanding of fish location and behavior.
Grant will sponsor research for summer flounder stock assessments that help benefit anglers
(Aug 17, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The FishAmerica Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve fishing access to summer flounder.
Clark wins co-angler title
(Aug 17, 2015 - MAYSVILLE, Ky.) Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, weighed four bass totaling 8 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Manson earned
Witt wins co-angler title
(Aug 17, 2015 - Trenton, MI) Matt Elkins of Spencerville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. For his victory, Elkins earned $5,337.
(Aug 16, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) After starting Sunday’s final round of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay with a 5-pound lead, he was struggling as the clock ticked toward noon. And to make matters worse, Bill Lowen, his closest competition coming into the day, was off to a red-hot start.
(Aug 16, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The Bassmaster Elite Series will once again return to the renowned fishery Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border. B.A.S.S. announced the selection today in conjunction with the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission’s celebration of the lake earning the top spot on Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list.
Smith wins co-angler title
(Aug 15, 2015 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces. For his win, Lieblong earned $39,733 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
(Aug 15, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) Aaron Martens said he’s exhausted after averaging only four hours of sleep a night since the tournament began, and he’s lost at least four good-size bass this week.
(Aug 14, 2015 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with Mexico to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the United States’ southern neighbor as part of the international division of the Rayovac FLW Series.
New partnership, contingency program will add even more ways to win in 2016
(Aug 14, 2015 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) While the 2016 season is still months away, the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) continues to make headlines. Coming off a record year with boat counts on the rise, the popular bass fishing trail has officially joined forces with the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.).
(Aug 14, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) The weight pushed Martens’ two-day total to 32-8 and kept him in the lead for a second straight day. But two young anglers, Michigan’s Chad Pipkens (31-13) and Australian Carl Jocumsen (31-12), are less than a pound back, and reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney (30-5) is within easy-striking distance.
(Aug 13, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
(Aug 13, 2015 - NORTH EAST, Md.) Some fishermen like to play it safe when they’re leading the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race late in the season.
(Aug 13, 2015 - Woodbury, MN) Subtleties make all the difference when it comes to catching walleyes on the Great Lakes or even big bodies of water like Mille Lacs and Lake of the Woods.
(Aug 12, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative — have joined B.A.S.S. in hosting the Huk Performance Fishing
(Aug 12, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. has acquired three new local partners for the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay — the Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).
(Aug 10, 2015 - Tomahawk, WI) 45 teams converged on the beautiful Tomahawk area for the last of 4 Central Wisconsin River Series Qualifiers presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery.
Lingle wins co-angler title
(Aug 10, 2015 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Dan Shoraga of West Frankfort, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Shoraga earned $6,505.
(Aug 10, 2015 - PLATTSBURG, N.Y.) Ed Casey of Whiteford, Maryland, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. For his victory, Casey earned $5,917.
Houston Individual #8
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Tansley Bynog Sr. WINS with 14.50lbs !!!! It was HOT!!!!! Tansley Bynog Sr. weighed in 5 fish that weighed 14.50lbs., enough to take first place and a check for $540.00.
Claim Anglers of the year for Livingston Team Series
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Livigston, TX) Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell finish it up with Anglers of the Year !!! Not only did the Sewells win the last regular season tournament, but they also came out on top for Anglers of the year.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Hayward, CA) Trolling does not have to be a drag. Ideal for salt and freshwater fishing with a 6-25 lb. test line, Davis Instruments' Fish Seeker enables users to choose their trolling depth from 5' to 80' when at a speed of 2 mph.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI ) Generator cords are required to provide secure electrical connections. This ensures safe and steady power is supplied even when the cord is unintentionally pulled or stepped on. Conntek's 25' four-prong Generator Extension Cord is reliable and convenient in many transfer switch and generator applications.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Benton Parrott, of Daphne, Alabama, measured a combined limit of 64.50 inches to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on Aug. 2 at Houma, Louisiana. The angler won a total of $2,791, including a Power-Pole Micro Anchor for his first-place finish.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Chad Dufrene, of Purvis, Mississippi, and Barnie White, of Brewton, Alabama, weighed a two-redfish limit that totaled 17.65 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's on Aug. 1 at Houma, Louisiana. The team won a total of $28,679 in winnings.
(Aug 9, 2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) With the 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's marked in the books, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series looks to the week of May 23, 2016 to be back on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for the 11th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
To benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
(Aug 8, 2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Saddle up for the Angler Wrangler HoeDown, an Action-Packed Western-Style Fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 3 To Benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Saturday, Oct. 3, 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Alligator Ron Bergeron's Green Glades Ranch
St. Croix Rod Avid Inshore wins ICAST 2015 Best New Saltwater Rod
(Aug 8, 2015 - Park Falls, WI) “Game Changer.” The phrase echoed through the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST “On the Water” event and carried over to the tradeshow floor the following day. With a radically different look, the reborn Avid Inshore sports a seafoam green metallic skin that tempted buyers and members of the media to hold it.
(Aug 8, 2015 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Ten minutes. That’s how long it took Randy Howell to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate. Howell, of Springville, Ala., desperately wanted to win at Oneida Lake after losing a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament here by 6 ounces to Boyd Duckett. Settling the score seemed impossible.
Keweenaw Tackle’s Fin-Wing rises to the top when the bite is looking up
(Aug 7, 2015 - Traverse City, MI) The late summer bite is quite distinctive. Most notably, the major bug hatches and shallow-kept young-of-the-year that filled fish earlier are gone. Fish of all stripes are on the prowl, attempting to pack away provisions before the water cools.
(Aug 7, 2015 - CECIL COUNTY, Md.) Twenty-four years after Ken Cook won the Bassmaster Classic there, the nation’s best bass anglers will return to the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay for the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay on Aug. 13-16 out of Cecil County, Md. This will be the seventh of nine events in the prestigious tournament trail for 2015.
(Aug 7, 2015 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Kraig Kettlekamp faces daily pressure as a salesman in the medical industry. Saturday, he faces closing a deal that requires defending his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate.
(Aug 5, 2015 - DAYTON, TN.) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga,
(Aug 5, 2015 - Lake Houston TX) Yep they did !!!! Chris Eaves & George Fowler won it again tonight! They weighed in 4 fish for 10.35 lbs. That was enough to win the Tuesday Night Tournament. Chris & George took home the first place check for $520.00.
(Aug 4, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, today announced its corporate sponsorship of the Center for Coastal Conservation. The sponsorship underscores the commitment of B.A.S.S. to the preservation of recreational angling and conservation of U.S. waterways.
(Aug 4, 2015 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Dardanelle August 13-15 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2015 in the Central Division.
(Aug 4, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Park Service’s recent decision to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to recreational fishing.
One-of-a-kind attraction earns Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris national recognition for Shaping Retail’s Future
(Aug 4, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) More than one million visitors have experienced Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a new national destination attraction in downtown Memphis. Located inside a massive transformed sports arena, the dynamic, immersive adventure contains restaurants, retail, a hotel and attractions designed to appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts as well as families looking to have fun.
LeClere wins co-angler title
(Aug 3, 2015 - CANNELTON, IN.) Gary Edwards of Milton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River.
(Aug 2, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y. ) Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year.
Christopher Newport University Wins FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Event On Lake Chautauqua
(Aug 2, 2015 - CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.) The Christopher Newport University (CNU) team of Cody Griffey of Smithfield, Virginia, and Peter Kenny of Ashburn, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Lake Chautauqua Saturday with five bass weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship tournament.
(Aug 1, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) With several distinct patterns still in play and nine anglers within 6 pounds of the lead, the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is setting up perfectly for a dramatic finish on Championship Sunday.
Shafer wins co-angler title
(Aug 1, 2015 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Glenn Browne of Ocala, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division event on the Lake Champlain presented by Plano with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 63 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Browne earned $34,097 and a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.
(Jul 31, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) With the bass still scattered after a late spawn, anglers haven’t gotten a lot of bites during the first two rounds of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
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