Fishing & Boating News
Kevin VanDam and Plano Pony Up Unique Opportunities For Fans At Bassmaster Classic Expo
(Mar 2, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) The 2016 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo is bigger and better than ever, offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with their favorite pros. And, as is often the case, Plano pro Kevin VanDam – the bionic basser himself – is leading the charge in fan interaction with the latest installment of his wildly popular KVD Fan to Fame Challenge.
Show set to feature Arkansas area anglers that compete in FLW BFL and Costa Series
(Mar 2, 2016 - Little Rock, AR) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have partnered with Wing Media Group to debut a new television program, “FLW Arkansas”, which will premiere this fall in the Little Rock television market.
Public event features appearances by Top Touring Pros and free food
(Mar 2, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Each year a host marine is selected to host a party to officially launch the largest bass fishing tournament in the world.
Albert White claims win in Individual #2
(Mar 2, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Twenty-five Individuals came out to fish the muddy waters of Lake Houston. There were 10 limits, 76 fish, a total of 171.17 pounds with a 2.25 pound average fish weight.
(Mar 2, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) Six members of the Triton Boats Pro Staff will be among the pack of elite competitive anglers vying to be the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic Champion. The annual bass tournament, the most prestigious event in the sport, will be held March 4-6 at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Oklahoma.
(Mar 1, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) Bass fishing fanatics will have a chance to meet many top pros on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series trail at the Triton Boats booth at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, March 4-6. The Expo, which takes place in the Cox Business Center, is an annual event held in conjunction with the world's most prestigious bass tournament, the Bassmaster Classic, which will take place on nearby Grand Lake O' the Cherokees.
(Mar 1, 2016 - MANNING, S.C.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Santee Cooper March 10-12 for a tournament presented by Frabill when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Southeastern Division.
(Feb 29, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Gene Larew Lures has fishing fun of its own kind planned for those attending the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic activities later this week in hometown Tulsa.
Classic fans vie for $100,000 for a simple cast
(Feb 29, 2016 - ) Fans that attend the Classic have a unique opportunity to win $100,000 for a simple cast. During the final weigh-in on March 6th, some lucky fan has the chance to win it all in the Berkley PowerBait Cast for Cash.
New records were set as Bass Champs North Region kicked off their 2016 season
(Feb 29, 2016 - Lake Fork, TX) New records were set as Bass Champs North Region kicked off their 2016 season February 27, 2016 on beautiful Lake Fork. A phenomenal record setting field of 337 teams competed on a picture perfect day to win a portion of the pot worth over $97,000.
(Feb 29, 2016 - ) Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Punta Gorda, Florida, March 4-5, for the season-opening events for the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's.
Official title sponsor returns for 2016 season
(Feb 29, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will once again be featured as title sponsor of the National Walleye Tour (NWT) for 2016. The renewal comes as the popular pro walleye tour prepares for the season opener, scheduled April 21-22 on Lake Erie.
Meet top pros, get free stuff and learn the science behind the products
(Feb 29, 2016 - Colum) The Berkley booth (#455) is one of the most exciting destinations each year for visitors to the Bassmaster Classic Expo. The brand highlights the science behind the products and offers lots of fun and engaging activities for anglers of all skill levels.
Harris wins co-angler title
(Feb 29, 2016 - ) Byron Kenney of Griffin, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Kenney took home $4,763.
Foley wins co-angler title
(Feb 29, 2016 - MOORESVILLE, N.C.) David Wright of Lexington, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Norman. For his victory, Wright took home $5,905.
(Feb 28, 2016 - Houma, LA.) Tyler Stewart and Nick Joiner from the University of Louisiana-Monroe led wire-to-wire to take the title at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the Atchafalaya Basin with a three-day total of 42 pounds even.
(Feb 27, 2016 - Jasper, TX) Ricky Guy of Humble, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 61 pounds, 3 ounces. For his win, Guy earned a prize package worth $95,300, which includes a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard engine.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Houma, LA.) Tyler Stewart and Nick Joiner from the University of Louisiana-Monroe managed a solid five-bass limit during Friday’s second round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the Atchafalaya Basin.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Of the 55 boats that blast off from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Oklahoma, on March 4 – the first day of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees – 31 will be powered by 250 Mercury OptiMax ProXS outboards. Driving some of those boats will be multiple previous Classic winners (Kevin Vandam, Skeet Reese, Boyd Duckett, Randy Howell, Casey Ashley and Chris Lane), and a handful of other major-award winners (Aaron Martens, Jacob Powroznik, Greg Hackney, Edwin Evers, Brent Ehrler).
Berkley hooks are engineered to be sharpest on the market
(Feb 26, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Bass anglers understand the importance of sharp hooks, though most don't practice their hook sharpening skills often enough. The new Berkley® Fusion19™ hooks give novice and avid anglers the sharpest hooks that stay sharper longer than any other on the market.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) A package of legislative provisions that will benefit recreational fishing and hunting, and have a positive impact on natural resource conservation, today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 242-161. Passage of H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, represents another major milestone for the recreational fishing community.
NEW A-SERIES TACKLE DUFFEL TOTES TACKLE TONNAGE WITH DEPENDABLE PLANO PERFORMANCE
(Feb 25, 2016 - Plano, IL) Plano Molding Company has been making hardworking and innovative products to help anglers store, organize and transport their tackle and gear since 1952. Protecting your passion is our passion. It’s who we are and what we do.
Event runs February 25-28 with exclusive retail sales promotions available
(Feb 25, 2016 - FLIPPIN,AR) Legendary marine manufacturer Ranger Boats brings its acclaimed line of performance saltwater fishing boats and industry-best sales incentives to the 27th annual Bonita Springs Boat Show, February 25-28 at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs, Florida.
(Feb 25, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Continental AG to showcase the General Tire brand. Per terms of the agreement, General Tire is now the exclusive tire of FLW.
(Feb 24, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 15 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2016 Bassmaster Classic is contested on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees on March 4-6.
Individual -Sam Rayburn
(Feb 24, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Twenty-six Individuals came out to fish on Big Sam Sunday, they caught 14 limits and 82 fish that weighed a total of 221.65 lbs.
(Feb 24, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Saturday February 21,2016 was a beautiful day on Lake Houston. The fish were biting and 24 teams came out to participate in the 2nd Team event of the year.
Local marina owner and partner win big with 32 pounds of pre-spawn bass
(Feb 24, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Alan Fitts and James Dutton, both of Hemphill, Texas, brought 32.01 pounds of bass to the scales to win the second regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT), Feb. 20 on Toledo Bend Reservoir. The winning anglers took home a brand new Stratos 189VLO powered by a 150 HP Evinrude outboard.
(Feb 22, 2016 - Forestville, WI) LEER truck caps and tonneau covers provide dry and secure storage, protecting thousands of dollars' worth of fishing tackle, tools and marine equipment.
South Carolina’s Chesnee High School Wins 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Carolina Open On Lake Hartwell
(Feb 22, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) “I threw a Berkley Bad Shad No. 7 crankbait almost all day,” said Botts, a junior at Chesnee. “I slow-rolled it over the rocks to catch most of my fish.”
Poore wins co-angler title
(Feb 22, 2016 - Appling, GA.) Charles Story of Evans, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Story took home $6,244.
(Feb 22, 2016 - Columbia, SC) An angler needs to be comfortable while on the water in order to maintain focus. In order to do so, anglers can now purchase the Hodgman® Aesis™ Sonic WadeLite jacket. These jackets are keen on features that give anglers staying power in any situation.
North Region teams starts this weekend on Lake Fork - $20,000 Guaranteed for 1st place
(Feb 22, 2016 - Lake Amistad, TX) Bass Champs South Region anglers competed in their 2nd tournament of the season February 20, 2016 at Lake Amistad with 142 teams fishing for a portion of $41,500 being paid back in cash and prizes.
Highly-rated book’s proceeds go to wounded veterans’ fly fishing programs
(Feb 22, 2016 - ) He’s the long-time Chairman of the Board of the renowned Cleveland Clinic, is one of the world’s most successful businessmen, and is an avid world class fisherman who for decades has hosted dozens of fishing tournaments raising millions of dollars for cystic fibrosis cure research.
(Feb 22, 2016 - Redding, CA) Greg Gutierrez of Red Bluff, California, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Shasta presented by Minn Kota with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 7 ounces. For his win, Gutierrez earned $36,376.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Washington,DC) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports efforts being made on the federal and state levels to address Florida’s water quality issues that can have an impact on fisheries habitat and management. A record-breaking amount of rainfall this past January required that a large amount of water be released from Lake Okeechobee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sending fresh water both west and east to coastal areas that are adversely impacted by such an action.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Ryan Thornton of Harwood, Ontario, Canada, accumulated the most points of any player in FLW Fantasy Fishing after last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee. Thornton selected a team of 10 anglers who competed in the actual tournament and earned his points based on their performance.
(Feb 18, 2016 - St Louis Park,MN) From its interchangeable XL Consoles, to its innovative Element seating system, to its dazzling array of integrated conveniences for the multi-species angler, the Old Town Predator XL Minn Kota is truly designed to be the Ultimate Fishing Machine.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Tulsa. OK) Pro draws near. They want the Classic hat trick — a record-setting catch, record-setting attendance and, of course, a local champion.
Sporting Classics Magazine selects St. Croix Rod’s classic Legend Elite for prestigious award
(Feb 16, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Close your eyes and visualize the elements of a masterpiece painting. Consider American artist Winslow Homer’s epic nautical work The Herring Net.
SAM RAYBURN RESERVOIR SET TO HOST COSTA FLW SERIES SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION OPENER PRESENTED BY MERCURY
(Feb 16, 2016 - Jasper, TX) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Feb. 25-27 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 Southwestern Division.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) For the eighth-straight year, DICK’S Sporting Goods will be the presenting sponsor for the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, set for March 4-6 in conjunction with the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro in Tulsa, Okla.
Toyota Texas Bass Classic, benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, expands to include a three-day festival of events at Toyota Stadium
(Feb 15, 2016 - Frisco, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is proud to announce that it is now part of Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL, a three-day festival of events to be held May 20-22 at Toyota Stadium.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) Denali Rods is announcing the formation of a new Walleye Team to design and promote new rods for walleye techniques. Dean Arnoldussen, John Gillman, Kevan Kokkonen, Casey Holte, Rob Ruckman and Bill Osterman will make up this newly formed Denali Walleye Team.
Tapp wins co-angler title
(Feb 15, 2016 - PROSPERITY, S.C.) Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Murray. For his victory, Anderson took home $3,641.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) Bass Champs second tournament of the year for the East Region was held February 13th, 2016 at the #1 ranked lake in the nation Toledo Bend. The first tournament was held January 16, 2016 at Sam Rayburn with Louisiana anglers Dean and Joshua Sikes taking first place with a bag of bass that weighed 25.80 pounds.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass fishing fans get a taste of competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail, without having to qualify or pay entry fees, by playing Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing.
Corbett wins co-angler title
(Feb 15, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) Derek Hicks of Rocky Face, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Hicks took home $6,133.
Bozeman wins co-angler title
(Feb 15, 2016 - Clewiston, FL.) Tim Celesti of Margate, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds even Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Celesti took home $6,300.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Miami, FL) Webasto, one of the largest suppliers of heating, cooling and ventilation systems to the marine industry, introduces the new BlueSky electric sliding hatch. It will be on display in Webasto booth E546 at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. Owners of smaller hardtop boats can now enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that a modern electric sliding hatch provides.
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