Fishing & Boating News
(Jan 20, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Nominations for the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team opened today. Coaches, officials and others can nominate top high school anglers for the honor until Feb. 15.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Caleb Ramsey won the very first Rayburn Individual Tournament of 2016 with 21.74 lbs. His Big bass weighed 6.76 lbs. Caleb took home $530.00 for his day on the water at "Big Sam".
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Livigston, TX) There were 21 teams that came to fish the first Anglers Quest Livingston team Tournament of 2016. Donnie Luker & Jason Stovall brought 5 fish to the scales that went 19.67lbs., with the Biggest bass wieghing 8.34 lbs. they took home a total of $1,800.00 for their day on the water.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
Management Broad representation of recreational fishing community interests strategize on key management issues
(Jan 19, 2016 - New Orleans, LA) Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.
(Jan 19, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce that G2 Gemini will continue the long standing partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series through the 2016 season.
South Carolina’s Travelers Rest High School Wins 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida Open On Lake Okeechobee
12-pound, 1-ounce Lunker Anchors Huge Limit
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) The Travelers Rest High School duo of Jacob Smith and Daniel Clark from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 26 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida Open on Lake Okeechobee. The win earned the team the title and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky on September 16-17.
The Fin-Wing fools the weariest of fish with its unique vertical turn-and-swim action
(Jan 19, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) Fish are smarter than we give them credit for. Calculus and geometry being processed within those little pea-sized brains, you ask? Well… no. To be clear, they’re not that clever. But it’s been proven time and time again they have the ability of recollection.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) FLW College Fishing is headed to Crescent Lake Jan. 30 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern 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.
New HELIX 9 & 10 units offer loads of functionality .. like multiple-unit networking and user-generated mapping via one-of-a-kind AutoChart Live
(Jan 18, 2016 - EUFAULA, AL) Looking back to the release of the HELIX 5 and the ICAST 2015 “Best of Electronics” award-winning HELIX 7, it’s hard to believe that HELIXTM could be made even better …
(Jan 18, 2016 - Clearwater, FL) A challenge when installing hardware is that desirable flush-mounted cleats can't always be positioned where they're needed.
Record setting day at Skeeter Bass Champs season Kick-off. Father & Son team top a field of 319 Teams!
(Jan 18, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 2016 season on Sam Rayburn, with a near record field. $87,750 was awarded to the top 42 teams January 16 at the Umphrey Pavilion. Eleven sacks over 20 pounds were weighed in, and the big bass of the day weighed over ten pounds!
(Jan 17, 2016 - Brenham, TX) The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 16, 2016 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula,TX.) Landing and releasing two nice speckled trout made my early morning fishing a plus factor with major adrenalin rushes. Flipping out another cast and retrieving my awake was suddenly jolted by a violent “TIC” !!
(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.
(Jan 16, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The iconic Texas fishery is situated between Beaumont and Longview and remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for competitive bass fishermen.
Lambert Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Opener on Lake Okeechobee Presented By Power-Pole
2014 FLW Tour Rookie of the Year Tops Record Field of 250 Boaters
(Jan 16, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Pro angler Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 44 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Lambert earned $60,000 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.
(Jan 14, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) For years, active families seeking an ideal boat for both fishing and water skiing have been forced to compromise for a boat that really didn't handle either assignment sufficiently well.
(Jan 14, 2016 - ) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open s on Lake Dardanelle.
(Jan 14, 2016 - ) CarecoTV, producers of the IFA Redfish Tour television series, is proud to announce the launch of a new dedicated hunting and fishing Roku Channel, Outdoor Action TV. The channel, which went live in December of 2015, hosts a wide variety of recent programming for the avid outdoorsmen and women with an emphasis on hunting and fishing.
Bobby Garland's new 1.25 inch Itty Bit Slab Slay'R imitates a variety of preferred crappie meals,ranging from insects to minnows.
(Jan 14, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) While it was American rock band the Eagles who recorded "Take It To The Limit" years ago, Bobby Garland's Itty Bit Slab Slay'R is likely going to have another group, crappie anglers, singing a modified version along the lines of "take it for a limit".
(Jan 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) As the 2016 semester is underway, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series fast approaching, the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole ®shallow water anchors will continue to support the series and will offer a 20% rebate to all collegiate anglers.
The Answers are Close to Home New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
(Jan 11, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?
(Jan 11, 2016 - Palm City, FL) Boat owners often struggle placing a mooring line's loop over a piling or cleat, especially from a moving deck. Too often, it slips off the pole and into the water, possibly leading to a dangerous situation. Shurhold's Dock-A-Reni holds the rope securely against any standard boat hook shaft, turning a challenging chore into an easy task.
(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) HAPPY NEW YEAR YA' LL !!!!! It was CHILLY on Big Sam Rayburn Sunday morning January 10, 2016 !!! With the temp in the mid to low 30's and the wind gusting to 25 MPH, it made it feel like it was freezing.
Kapiton Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Opener On Lake Okeechobee Presented By Navionics
Event ties record for second-largest field in FLW Bass Fishing League History
(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Professional angler George Kapiton of Inverness, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds even Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Navionics. For his victory, Kapiton earned $9,000.
(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Henderson, NY) The Bass Federation (TBF) in coordination with NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) and the town of Ticonderoga NY will host the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Regional Championship on Lake Champlain. The morning launch and afternoon weigh-ins will be out of the Ticonderoga Boat Ramp.
(Jan 7, 2016 - ) The 17 ACE Flyfisher's Qui-Dry hull allows water to roll off the bow, rather than slapping it—essential when stealthily poling in the shallows. It also keeps the ride smooth, dry and comfortable when running in the chop.
VIEW FROM THE MARINA
(Jan 7, 2016 - ) Have you noticed how many books about Heaven have become bestsellers in the past few years? There was “Heaven for Real,” “Proof of Heaven,” and some others.
Back by popular demand, the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Foundation will offer its Gulf Coast educational event to the Ft. Myers area
(Jan 7, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL) March 12-13, 2016 at the Matlacha Community Center. Last year, sixty women and families traveled from several states for education, hands-on fishing activities, habitat conservation and to meet other anglers.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lew’s, an industry-leading designer of fishing rods, reels, apparel and accessories, have renewed their sponsorship for 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2016 will mark the third consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered.
Award-winning Hydro-Flo design applied to hanging bait storage in all-new Plano® M-Series Hydro-Flo™ Tackle Bag
(Jan 7, 2016 - Plano, IL) In 2011, Plano’s original Guide Series 4674 Hydro-Flo™ Tackle Bag earned an ICAST “Best of Show” for an ingenious design that allowed water to flow right through the base of the bag, an industry first. Since then, the Hydro-Flo has become a favorite with anglers the world over.
(Jan 5, 2016 - Breham, TX) FLW College Fishing is headed to Somerville Lake Jan. 16 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southern 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.
Record Field of 250 Boaters Set to Compete for Second Consecutive Season
(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 14-16 for a tournament presented by Power Pole when 500 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Southeastern Division. The field of 250 boats will tie the record set last season for the largest FLW Series field of all-time.
(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The 2016 Tournament Series Schedule
Thursday, January 14- Sunday, January 17
(Jan 5, 2016 - Sunday, January 17) Attracting attendees from throughout Colorado and surrounding states, ISE Denver is the region’s annual outdoor showpiece. The ISE fills a 300,000-sq.-ft. space with 500+ companies featuring hunting and fishing products and destinations.
(Jan 4, 2016 - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is pleased to announce the completion and final approval of the Management Profile for the Gulf and Southern Flounder Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The Management Profile is a cooperative effort to describe the flounder populations throughout the territorial seas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the fisheries they support.
Over $2,000 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualified models
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) With the start of boat show season just a few weeks away, Stratos Boats announces the 2016 Performance Made Practical promotion, which offers up to $2,050 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases.
Bonus cash at all team events
(Jan 4, 2016 - Haslet, T) Bass Champs announced that Lowrance will be a new sponsor of the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament trail for 2016-2017.
Retail incentives available for a limited time to buyers of qualified models
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats is providing additional incentives to potential boat buyers this year with the announcement of its 2016 retail sales promotions. With limited-time-only offers geared for both freshwater and saltwater customers, qualifying purchases of eligible models will receive benefits totaling up to $6,200 in combined retail value.
Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24
(Jan 4, 2016 - Sacramento, CA) Five buildings and 600+ exhibiting companies strong, ISE Sacramento is California’s largest presentation of fishing and hunting products, sportfishing boats, offroad vehicles and travel destinations. A dozen theaters, special features and demo areas host 200+ seminars, clinics and contests at this vast ISE.
Premier Sunglass Manufacturer Agrees To Multi-Year Deal
(Jan 4, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have reached a sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar, a leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses. Effective immediately, Costa will assume title sponsorship of the FLW Series, which recently published increased paybacks at the no-entry fee championship and an impressive schedule of lakes for 2016.
(Jan 1, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will begin Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Gator division opens the season on Lake Okeechobee.
(Dec 23, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) – FLW announced today the complete professional angler roster of 171 for the upcoming 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, the 21st season of the FLW Tour. The 2016 FLW Tour will feature six regular-season tournaments, along with the addition of two fall Invitational tournaments, with competition kicking off Feb. 4-7 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.
(Dec 22, 2015 - Maderia Beach, FL) A sponsor of Old Salt Fishing Foundation's King of the Beach tournament, Suzuki Repower by Mastry congratulates the first place winner in the Single Engine Division. The Boaters' Republic team consisted of Captain Scotty Gramling, Gavin McClay, Jordan Hallsted and Anthony Boggini.
The incentive program returns for 2016
(Dec 22, 2015 - Springfield, Mo) Lew's announces that Missouri's Dennis Berhorst is the first to win the company's new Speed Fishing Angler of the Year title, and also that it will be offering the awards incentive program again for 2016.
Conference & Events: July 12–15, 2016 • Exhibition: July 13–15, 2016 • Orlando, Fl
(Dec 22, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.
Where you catch fish at first ice will depend on when, exactly, it formed
(Dec 19, 2015 - Michigan) Seasonal depression… Disregard the claim it’s a lack of daylight triggering this disorder. Anglers who live in the Ice Belt know what really generates despondency: The absence of ice.
Over-engineered, problem-solving products from YETI sure to please
(Dec 19, 2015 - ) Just yesterday, I headed to a local river to fish winter smallmouths. It was 34 degrees and raining when I left, but the forecast called for clearing skies and a slight increase in temps.
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