Fishing & Boating News
$120,000 top prize, coveted spot in 2016 Forrest Wood Cup on the line
(May 26, 2016 - CADIZ, Ky.) Now in its 33rd year, the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will visit Lake Barkley in Cadiz, Kentucky, June 9-11, and will host the nation’s top 49 boaters and top 49 co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit. Anglers will cast for cash prizes of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division, plus an opportunity to compete for bass fishing’s top prize – the Forrest Wood Cup – Aug. 4-7 on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama.
(May 26, 2016 - Muskogee, OK) Several areas on the Arkansas River are likely to produce bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open June 2-4, but the best spots could be wherever the competitors find spawning shad.
(May 26, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) With the last day of practice in the books for the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, anglers headed over to the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Alabama for a night full of camaraderie, free gear from the industry's top companies and manufacturers, seminars from the legends of the sport, and a free meal presented by Ranger Boats!
(May 25, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Berkeley Springs High School recently won the 2016 High School Fishing Club Challenge. The Berkley challenge saw over 3,200 active participants (double over last year) and 239 high schools across 38 states represented. As the newly crowned champions, Berkeley Springs High School in Berkeley, W.V., will receive $4,500 in prizes for the entire club.
Fishing League Worldwide to give away Quaker State® Designed, Jimmy Houston-Inspired 50th Anniversary Truck
(May 25, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, announced today that they have partnered with premier sponsor Quaker State® to give away a Jimmy Houston-inspired Quaker State Truck customized by Tommy Pike Customs. The truck winner will be selected on Oct. 31, 2016 and the sweepstakes is open to all FLW fans who are 21 years of age or older that sign up before the drawing date.
(May 24, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Unveils 2017 Schedule!
Matt Herren’s TTBC victory closes out great week at Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL
(May 24, 2016 - Frisco, TX) Matt Herren, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Alabama, won the 10th annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which was an integral part of the Toyota Texas Fest (TTF) presented by JBL, held May 20-22 in Frisco with fishing on Lake Ray Roberts north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
(May 24, 2016 - MARBURY, Md) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Potomac River June 4 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Northern 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.
Strong mix of popular venues for upcoming season
(May 24, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2017 schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament bass lakes in the country.
Nashville’s McKinney wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - SPARTA, TN.) Randy Walden of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Center Hill Lake, presented by Power-Pole.
Tennessee’s Jones wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Ron Smith of Walton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament of 2016 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.
Edmond’s Edwards wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - Eufaula, OK.) Kyle Kitts of Joplin, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament of 2016 on Eufaula Lake, presented by Navionics.
Indiana’s Wilkinson wins FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Tourney on Ohio River Continental’s
Weisenburger wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - Lawranceburg, IN) Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament of 2016 on the Ohio River, presented by Power-Pole.
Pennsylvania’s Janerella wins FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Chesapeake Bay
Virginia’s Naron wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - North East, MD) Adam Janerella of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament of 2016 on the Chesapeake Bay.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Billings, MT.
(May 23, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Scheels store in Billings, MT.
Kuyrkendall & Wilson win AOY honors
(May 23, 2016 - Lake Amistad, TX) Bass Champs 2016 season is quickly wrapping up, as the South Region held their final event on Amistad, May 21st. There were 145 teams fishing this final round for a portion of the purse valued at $46,400 a whopping 107% payback! Chris Smith & Brad Barrington pulled out the win with over 20 pounds, taking home over $25,000.
(May 23, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) While some collegiate anglers have already made the trip to Florence, Alabama, others are still traveling from around the nation, and even internationally. Thanks to Cabela's, competitors who qualified to fish in this year's national championship have the chance to stop by any Cabela's retail store along the way to and from the event to purchase any last minute items or to restock on the way home with an exclusive employee-pricing offer.
(May 22, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) The Fish are biting on lake Houston!!!! We had 18 boats show up that caught 16 limits, 80 fish, that totaled 199.68 lbs making the average fish weigh 2.49 lbs.
(May 22, 2016 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA) The Chico State University duo of Sean Huber and Travis Strain, both of Chico, California, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and qualified the team for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 22, 2016 - ) Charley Almassey of Oakley, California, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on the California Delta presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds, 1 ounce. For his win, Almassey earned $32,880.
(May 22, 2016 - Richmond, VA) Maurice Hudson and Sean Cummins of Penn State University lead wire-to-wire to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the James River with a four-day total of 42 pounds, 14 ounces.
University of North Alabama Wins FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Event on Lake Guntersville
(May 22, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) The University of North Alabama duo of Lake Blasingame of Killen, Alabama, and Triston Crowder of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Guntersville Saturday with five bass weighing 27 pounds, 6 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and qualified the team for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 22, 2016 - Danridge, TN) After consecutive runner-up finishes at Douglas Lake, David Mullins now knows what it feels like to be a champion. Mullins stayed in first place all three days to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open.
(May 20, 2016 - Richmond, VA) Maurice Hudson and Sean Cummins of Penn State University maintain the lead Friday at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the James River after landing four fish worth 11 pounds, 8 ounces.
(May 20, 2016 - Danridge, TN) Obviously, David Mullins is sick of finishing second at Douglas Lake. The Mount Carmel, Tenn., angler, who finished second in 2014 and 2013 Bassmaster Opens here, will take a 7-pound, 7-ounce lead into Saturday’s Top 12 final of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Douglas Lake.
(May 20, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) Now known as one of the most popular events in college fishing, The Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night, a night full of activities and prizes, will be held on May 24th.
(May 19, 2016 - Danridge, TN) David Mullins knows the significance of catching a 20-pounds-plus, five-bass limit at Douglas Lake. In recent history, it has taken at least 20-plus per day to win here. So Mullins was happy to have 21 pounds, 5 ounces Thursday at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Douglas Lake. And he was even happier to be the only angler to top 20 pounds the first day.
Fin-Wing gets new state-of-the-art glow-in-the-dark for after-hours and dark water fishing
(May 19, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) The sundial ticks. Mere days remain and the first day of summer will be upon us. The few weeks leading up to the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—are glorious for anglers. There's more time to cast, troll and jig, even after putting in a full eight at the daily grind.
Funds help establish new or expand existing High School Fishing clubs
(May 19, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Foundation has announced the availability of grants to Student Angler Federation (SAF)-affiliated high school fishing clubs in Florida of up to $500 per school to establish new or expand existing clubs. The grants are offered via a two-year initiative with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Tuesday Series #9
(May 19, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) Tommy Brooks & Lance Lyles win with 5 fish that weighed 10.69 lbs. They also caught the biggest bass of the evening a nice 2.76 lb'er. Tommy & Lance won a total of $460.00 for just 3 hours of fishing.
How Humminbird pro Kevin VanDam cracked Toledo Bend’s big bass code
(May 18, 2016 - Eufaula, AL.) Bass fishing is a lot like any sport. Fall into a slump and critics crawl out of the woodwork. And with today’s multitude of media, there are way too many opinions flying around – most of all the realm of social media, where everyone’s an expert.
(May 18, 2016 - Many, LA) During Sunday’s final round of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend, Hank Cherry of Maiden, N.C., landed a 14-inch bass that was easily one of his smallest fish of the week to that point.
Murray State University and the University of Alabama Bass Teams Grasp Second and Third Respectively
(May 18, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) Heading into the final stretch of the Cabela's School of the Year race, it is McKendree University sitting on top of the rankings, closely followed by Murray State University in second and the University of Alabama in third.
(May 18, 2016 - Paris Landing, TN) Predicted near-perfect conditions turned into anything but. However, that didn’t deter the husband/wife team of Frank and Connie Fisher, of Clarksville, from braving the cool, windy conditions and choppy water to capture the 22nd Annual Governors Bass Tournament, held Saturday, at Kentucky Lake.
(May 18, 2016 - Decatur, AL) The Fort Payne High School duo of Brody and Grant Robison brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Alabama State Championship on Wheeler Lake.
Lawrence County High School wins Kentucky High School Athletic Association Championship on Kentucky Lake
(May 18, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Lawrence County team of Eric Price and Noah West brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale last weekend, beating out 63 other teams to win the 2016 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake.
(May 18, 2016 - Stevens Point. WI) Clair and Raffe Hulce and the rest of the field battled heavy wind and frigid temps at the Wisconsin River Series presented by Minnkota, Humminbird and the Stevens Point Brewery opening Series qualifier on the Stevens Point Flowage!
(May 17, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Mike Shurley, a police officer from Diboll, Texas, will get to share a boat with the reigning Bassmaster Classic champion next month as the winner of the Fish with Edwin Evers Sweepstakes.
Cecil/Clandestine claim second Team of the Year title
(May 17, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Ricky Campbell and Donnie Robinson walked away with a prize package worth more than $51,000 for winning the championship event of the 2016 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's on May 15 on Lake Ray Roberts. The anglers' winnings included a fully rigged Ranger Z519 with a 225HP outboard, an additional $1,650 of Anglers Advantage cash and the $635 Big Bass Award for a total prize package worth $51,785.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Minot, N.D.
(May 16, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Scheels store in Minot, N.D.
McCoy wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - KODAK, TN.) Travis Lilly of Bluff City, TN, weighed a 5-bass limit totaling 20 lbs, 13 ozs, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake.
Forsee wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - SALISBURY, N.C) Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake presented by Navionics.
(May 16, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces its Lew's Ozarks Fishing Museum will open Thursday, May 19, with a public ceremony scheduled and several fishing celebrities confirmed to attend. The museum is located in Lew's corporate headquarters, 3031 N. Martin Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Nicely wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Columbus, OH) Eddie Armstrong of West Point, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division of 2016 on Columbus Pool.
Delong wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Grove,OK.) Jeffrey Smith of Knob Noster, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Grand Lake presented by Navionics.
Thomas wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Bloomington, IN) James Pickett of Trafalgar, Indiana, weighed four bass totaling 14 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe presented by Navionics.
Pettit wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - ) Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River presented by Power-Pole.
(May 15, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) Thankful that the rains held off till after weigh-in. The 15 Anglers took off at 6:00 am and caught a total of 10 limits, 65 fish and a total of 140.63 pounds.
(May 15, 2016 - Lake Livingston, TX) Congradulations to Jeff Stanley & Jimmy Emmons Jr. on their first place win on Lake Livingston, Saturday May 14, 2016. Jeff & Jimmy brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed 16.18 lbs. They recived the first place check of $1,420.00.
(May 15, 2016 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series.
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