Fishing & Boating News
(Apr 2, 2016 - Henderson,NV) Gunnar Stanton and Gunner Campbell of the Northern Arizona University bass fishing team claimed a hefty first-round lead over their nearest rivals Saturday in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional on Lake Mead.
(Apr 2, 2016 - JASPER,AL.) During the past two years Jesse Wiggins taught first round leader Jordan Lee a lot about fishing Smith Lake. But Wiggins didn’t share every trick in his book.
203 teams compete, shattering record as largest collegiate fishing tournament ever held for second year in a row
(Apr 2, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville team of Dalton Wesley of Worden, Illinois, and Zach Hartnagel of Edwardsville, Illinois, won the second annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake Saturday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory earned the club a $27,000 prize package which includes a Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 2, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) Jeff Fitts of Keystone Heights, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 48 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Fitts took home $48,000.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 1, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
(Apr 1, 2016 - Jasper, AL) Jordan Lee was so certain the big largemouth bass he’d found in practice Tuesday wouldn’t be there today that he’d didn’t even look for it until 1:30 p.m. on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open at Smith Lake.
Berkley Launches Next Evolution Crankbait Bad Shad lives up to name
(Mar 31, 2016 - Columbia, SC) To give an angler confidence is to give them the greatest chance to succeed on the water. The new floating Bad Shad offerings from Berkley® are a confidence builder when anglers are down to the wire and looking for a limit or a payday.
(Apr 1, 2016 - Georgetown,SC) Long boat rides for bigger river bass will likely set the pace for the second stop of 2016 season at the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay in Georgetown, S.C., April 7-10.
The versatile, double-barreled Dubuque Rig targets river walleye and sauger in the lowest portions of the water column.
(Mar 31, 2016 - ) River anglers are renowned for developing unique rigs and bait presentation methods to help them tackle their ever-changing, current-driven environment.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Rogers, AR) The third tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off April 14-17 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Jack Link’s. Hosted by Visit Rogers, the tournament will feature 167 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.
Southern Open at Smith Lake
(Mar 31, 2016 - Jasper, AL) It came as no surprise to the anglers early this morning when B.A.S.S. Opens Tournament Director Chris Bowes canceled Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Smith Lake.
AQ Tuesday Series #2
(Mar 31, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Dillon Harrell & Matthew McArdle win with the only limit tonight that weighed 14.64 lbs. They also had big bass that weighed 6.54 lbs. They won a total of $745.00 for their evening on the water.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Grove,OK.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Grand Lake April 7-9 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Southwestern Division.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Paris, TN) Kayak angling is the second fastest-growing outdoor sport, and is now generating competitions on a national level. The inaugural Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship was held March 19–20 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Sponsored by Torqeedo, a long-time advocate of small boat fishing, the winner of the event took home $32K.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Norman, OK) Get on the water for the first "Rippin Lips for Vets" Bass Tournament, on Sat., April 2, 2016, at the Whippernock Marina and Campground in Sutherland, Va. The tournament starts at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in at 2 p.m.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Kimberling Ciry, Mo) FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake April 9 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Central Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Gonzales, La.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Gonzales, La.
South Carolina Anglers Win FLW Championship, Qualify for 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Event
Anderson, Blanchette will face qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
(Mar 28, 2016 - Flippin, AR) University of South Carolina's Hampton Anderson and Chris Blanchette became the first team to qualify for the 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge after winning the FLW College Fishing National Championship on March 19. The anglers' swing-for-the-fence approach on Lake Keowee paid dividends with the team bringing in a three-day total of 38 pounds, 15 ounces.
New Aqua-Vu HD cam displaying dynamic fish movements for real-time river viewer
(Mar 28, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) In a virtual sense, a mere mouseclick is enough to pretty much teleport yourself to any locale on Earth. Unmentionables aside, Googling “live cams” pulls up a plethora of cool real-time video streams. On a sliding scale of time-killers, you can take a peek at the Statue of Liberty at 3am; check live surf conditions at the Banzai Pipeline; or even eavesdrop on the Pyramid of Giza—just in case something’s changed in the past millennia . . . Major snoozefest.
ICAST is the venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends
(Mar 25, 2016 - Alexandria, Va.) With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 59th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest showcase of fishing tackle, apparel and accessories, is taking place July 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center.
University of North Alabama Strengthens Lead to Win the 2016 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's
Tarleton State University and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge Take Second and Third Respectively
(Mar 27, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) With the start of Day 2 of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's almost mirroring the morning of Day 1, the general consensus from anglers across the field was that today's fishing conditions would just be getting better for those targeting pre-spawn bass. The University of North Alabama encountered ideal conditions for their pre-spawn pattern as they were able to weigh in a total of 42.76lbs to take home the win on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Clarksville, TN) The 22nd annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is less than two months away. This year’s edition will be held Saturday, May 14, at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing, Tenn., State Park.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) They’re probably the most versatile lures that any angler can have in their tackle packs, as you can jig it, swim it, slow roll it, pop-it, or just crank-it to entice some very aggressive bass bites. And anyone who doesn’t fish with them on Rayburn or Toledo is an idiot?
(Mar 25, 2016 - Memphis, TN) The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, a new breed of fishing tournament and the largest event of its kind, is expanding and relocating to a new home in 2016, the iconic Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis.
Louisiana Tech University and University of Wisconsin - Platteville Trail in Second and Third Respectively
(Mar 25, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) Day 1 of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's started as a clear, chilly morning with fog rolling across the dead calm Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Lowrance, a world leader in marine electronics and GPS navigational systems, and B.A.S.S. will continue their long-standing relationship after striking a deal on a multiyear sponsorship agreement.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Tackle storage magnate Plano Molding Co., Inc., has secured the title sponsorship of the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series season finale.
(Mar 23, 2016 - Rhinelander, WI) Beckie Joki, of Rhinelander Wisconsin has assumed the role of Sponsorship Director for the Wisconsin River Series. She has tremendous experience in working with both local and regional/national sponsors and will work seamlessly with all our existing sponsors.
(Mar 23, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky Lake April 1-2 for the second annual FLW College Fishing Open.
(Mar 22, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Dardanelle March 31 to April 2 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Central Division.
Woodlands College Park High School Wins Texas State High School Fishing Championship On Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Mar 22, 2016 - ) Woodlands College Park High School Wins Texas State High School Fishing Championship On Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Mar 22, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Dennis Matlock of Collinsville, Texas, and Don McFarlin of Gordonville, Texas, brought 25.15 pounds of bass to the scales to win the third regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) March 19 on Richland Chambers Reservoir.
FRABILL REDESIGNS THE CLASSIC DRAINER BAIT BUCKET TO KEEP BAIT FRISKY, TOES DRY AND TERMINAL OR LIVE BAIT ORGANIZED
(Mar 21, 2016 - Plano,IL) Your dad probably had one; grandpa, more than likely; great grandfather, for sure. And they’ve always worked without fail. Well, sort of...
Madison Heights’ Coleman Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Opener On Smith Mountain Lake
Boones Mill’s McRoy wins co-angler title
(Mar 21, 2016 - BEDFORD, Va.) Steven Coleman of Madison Heights, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament of 2016 on Smith Mountain Lake. For his victory, Coleman took home $5,565.
Locust Grove’s Bowling wins co-angler title
(Mar 21, 2016 - Grove,OK.) Kyle Kitts of Joplin, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament of 2016 on Grand Lake. For his victory, Kitts took home $6,975.
Sensabaugh wins co-angler title
(Mar 21, 2016 - BYRDSTOWN, TN.) Billy Joe Johnson of Byrdstown, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament of 2016 on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Johnson took home $5,582.
Crane Hill’s Johnson wins co-angler title
(Mar 21, 2016 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Scott Daughtry of Abbeville, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Martin presented by Navionics. For his victory, Daughtry took home $4,866.
22 yr old Arkansas angler, Gary Green tops a record field of over 1900 anglers with a 10.02 & wins a Skeeter ZX 200- Yamaha SHO plus $15,000 cash at the Mega Bass on Lake Fork.
(Mar 21, 2016 - Lake Fork, Tx) Skeeter Bass Champs hosted their annual Mega Bass tournament, presented by the Sportsmans Auto Network on Lake Fork March 21, 2016 - the largest one day Bass tournament in the world that keeps getting bigger.
Houston Ind #3
(Mar 20, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) And the wind BLEW !!!!! It was a ROUGH day on the waters of Lake Houston. Twenty-two Individuals came out to fight the wind.
Lake Livingston -3rd Team
(Mar 20, 2016 - Lake Livingston, TX) It was a chilly day out on the water. But there were 31 Teams that braved the winds to fish the 3rd Anglers Quest team event of the year on Lake Livingston.
(Mar 20, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) For the first time in FLW College Fishing history, the National Championship winners from the University of South Carolina faced off Sunday morning in a one-day fish-off on Lake Russell to decide which team member would represent their school at the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
University Of South Carolina Wins FLW College Fishing National Championship For Second Straight Year
(Mar 20, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The University of South Carolina team of Chris Blanchette of Irmo, South Carolina, and Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.
Florida pro edges Clark Wendlandt by mere 7 ounces, wins $100,000
(Mar 20, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C) Florida pro John Cox, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude. Cox’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 67 pounds, 6 ounces earned him the win by a slim 7-ounce margin over second place angler Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, and $100,000 in the second FLW Tour event of 2016.
(Mar 20, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) On Nov. 5, 1976, Missouri angler Rick Clunn claimed his first B.A.S.S. victory in the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville. It was his first giant step toward becoming a true legend in the sport of professional fishing. On Sunday, he won for the 15th time on the B.A.S.S. circuit — and in many ways, this step might have gone even further toward cementing his legacy.
Where to Fish (and How To Get There)
(Mar 19, 2016 - EAUFAUL) Most honest anglers would tell you that every great day on the water is offset by countless days of head-scratching and asking questions like: “Where are they?" and “Where should I fish?” And to be completely honest, these questions are often peppered with a few choice expletives, because let’s face it, the process can be frustrating.
(Mar 19, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Rapala, maker of premium lures and other fishing tackle and accessories, will sponsor the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series, the world’s premier professional bass fishing tournaments, as well as other major B.A.S.S. tournament circuits, B.A.S.S., LLC announced today.
(Mar 19, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) Dozens of anglers from the Bassmaster Elite Series joined an already-giant crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon to watch Rick Clunn weigh in his Day 3 catch. They sensed something special was about to happen — and they were right.
(Mar 18, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The Illinois State University team of Bryce Wegman of Normal, Illinois, and Taylor Umland of Gridley, Illinois, weighed in a limit of bass totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce, Friday to take the lead on day two of the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.
Texas Angler Tops Standings With 19-pound, 9-ounce Stringer
(Mar 19, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) ANDERSON, S.C. (March 19, 2016) – Texas pro Clark Wendlandt, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to take a 1-pound, 5-ounce lead into the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
California’s Kavros Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(Mar 18, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C) Florida pro John Cox, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 20 pounds, 5 ounces Friday to take the lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
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