Fishing & Boating News
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.
(Mar 18, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) With most of the field sight fishing for spawning bass, Louisiana pro Greg Hackney took a slightly different approach during Friday’s second round of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels.
California’s Kavros Leads Co-Anglers
(Mar 17, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Oklahoma pro Darrel Robertson, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces Thursday to grab the early lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
(Mar 17, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) During the final round of practice for the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Tennessee angler Brandon Lester found a giant largemouth bass on a spawning bed.
(Mar 16, 2016 - Mt. Pleasant, SC) Expanding its line of high-quality marine stereos, Prospec Electronics adds the state-of-the-art, all-environment Milennia MIL-PRV22. This AM/FM multimedia receiver combines the convenience and versatility of a wide range of playback options, with the superior audio quality that Milennia is known for.
(Mar 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a partnership with Proctor & Gamble to feature Old Spice, the quintessential men’s grooming brand.
Women learned and practiced fishing, then caught fish on Day 2.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) More than 40 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 12-13 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Some came from as far away as Canada, Illinois, Michigan and Oregon.
(Mar 15, 2016 - AUGUSTA, Ga.) The Greenbrier High School duo of Jacob Blumling and Coleman Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 23 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Georgia State Championship on Clarks Hill Reservoir. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky on September 16-17.
Old Town reinvents Loon, creates most comfortable sit-inside angling kayak yet
(Mar 15, 2016 - Old Town, ME) The loon’s trademark breeding yodel, laugh-like tremolo, and winter “whale call” have played accompaniment to many of our best times on the water. Their music triggers memories of paddles dipped into steaming, early-morning waters, rods bent by brilliantly-mottled trout, and majestic sky tapestries at the close of each day.
Calloway County High School Wins 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Murray State Open On Kentucky Lake
(Mar 15, 2016 - MURRAY, Ky.) The Calloway County High School duo of Allen Mullins of Murray and Colton Noel from Kirksey, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 27 pounds even to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Murray State Open on Kentucky Lake.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today that Jack Link’s®, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand, is the newest member of the FLW partnership team. The partnership offers FLW and Jack Link’s fans the exciting opportunity to bring together their passion for fishing and love of jerky.
(Mar 14, 2016 - Palm City, FL) Polishing boats can be an arduous, expensive, and time-consuming task. Typically, buffing a boat requires several products for the best results. Shurhold's Buff Magic is an easier, more effective solution compared to other multi-step methods.
Humphrey wins co-angler title
(Mar 14, 2016 - BYRDSTOWN, TN) Local angler Robert Reagan of Byrdstown, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Dale Hollow Lake.
Pullins wins co-angler title
(Mar 14, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Local angler Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2016 on Lake of the Ozarks.
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs East Region held their third tournament of the year at Sam Rayburn on March 12, 2016. Challenging conditions on and off the lake did not daunt 307 teams to fish for a portion of the total purse worth more than $83,000. Richard Bacon of Basile, LA and Shannon Thibodeaux of Diboll, TX topped the field taking home over $20,000.
(Mar 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The start of Day 2 of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley once again yielded slightly less than desirable fishing conditions. Rain greeted the anglers as they picked up their breakfast on the way to the launch ramp at Paris Landing State Park, but many anglers were in high hopes, believing that today's bite would be better than Day 1.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Twenty-three teams came out to fish the AQ team event Saturday, March 12th. Nine limits, and a total of 167.82 lbs of fish were brought to the scales.
AQ Rayburn Ind #3
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Glen Kimble fought the high water and winds along with 24 others on Sam Rayburn, Sunday March 13th, to come out in first place with five bass weighing 21.75lbs.
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