Fishing & Boating News
(Mar 12, 2016 - ) FLW Tour star Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, weighed a monster five-bass limit totaling 30 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper presented by Frabill with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 79 pounds, 15 ounces. For his win, Thrift earned $48,200 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard engine.
NEW PLANO M-SERIES TACKLE BAGS FEATURE MAXIMUM CAPACITY, MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
(Mar 11, 2016 - ) Whoever coined the phrase, “less is more” was probably ashamed of his undersized and underperforming tackle bag. Less storage capacity? No thanks. Fewer features? Um… no. Less functionality? Okay, as long as it’s your bag, not mine.
(Mar 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pro Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, informed FLW today that he is withdrawing from next week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Hartwell due to severe neck and back pain caused by a compressed disc in his back.
Professional angler Mike Kernan to Represent GoPro on Walmart FLW Tour
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that GoPro cameras have signed a sponsorship agreement with the company and are now the “Official Camera of FLW.” Professional angler Mike Kernan will represent GoPro on the Walmart FLW Tour in 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for third TXTT event of 2016
(Mar 10, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its third regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, March 19, at Richland Chambers Reservoir. The 41,000-acre fishery is one of the youngest yet most productive lakes in Texas.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Thirty-four teams came out to fish Big Sam on Saturday March 5th, bringing 129 fish to the scales totaling 410.45lbs. WOW !!!! What a day to be on the water.
(Mar 10, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) Big shallow-water bass will be targeted by 111 anglers at the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels in Palatka, Fla., March 17-20.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) “Because of unsafe conditions on Toledo and upon the advice of local authorities Thursday morning, we have decided to postpone the Costa Bassmaster High School Series Central Open on Toledo Bend,” said Hank Weldon, senior tournament manager at B.A.S.S.
On “The River of Cypress" - Betwixt- Logansport LA, and Joaquin TX.
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) After busting through a jungle of trees, briers, and buck-brush, my buddy Tom yipped, “Boy we got it whupped now! As we pulled, pushed, and clawed our way through the flooded entanglement, dodging tree-limbs, and "barbed-wire" brush, he further stated that the hidden lake should be just around the next creek-bend fer-sure!
(Mar 10, 2016 - Kissimmee, FL.) The Fort Pierce Central High School duo of Griffin White and Kyle Vericella brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida State Championship on Lake Toho.
HELIX anglers gain revolutionary fish-patterning power; free software download available this month
(Mar 7, 2016 - EUFAULA, AL ) Previously compatible with Humminbird® ONIX® units only, revolutionary fish-patterning program SmartStrike® will soon be compatible with HELIX® 9, 10, and 12 CHIRP. That’s big news for any angler who wants to eliminate unnecessary searching and wasted casts.
A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
(Mar 7, 2016 - Washington, DC) A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
Chavis wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - MCCORMICK, S.C.) Joey Spradley of Gloverville, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Spradley took home $3,990.
Willins wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Flowood, MS) Mitch Crane of Columbus, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament of 2016 on Ross Barnett Reservoir. For his victory, Crane took home $5,582.
(Mar 7, 2016 - Kissimmee, FL.) Don Eady of Orlando, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Toho. For his victory, Eady took home $8,668.
Conway wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Hot Springs, AR) Quincy Houchin of Mabelvale, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Ouachita presented by Navionics. For his victory, Houchin took home $4,359.
Hurd wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) David Young of Mayfield, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament of 2016 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Young took home $9,235.
Wade wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) Terry Mann of Warrior, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Mann took home $7,337.
New Mexico Club Wins $2000
(Mar 7, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI), part of Berkley Fishing, announced the 2015 BCI Conservation Awards during ceremonies at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. Jim Martin, BCI Conservation Director, presented the awards March 5 at the 2016 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit.
(Mar 7, 2016 - Lake Belton, TX) Repola & Roach reeled in 1st place on Belton and won over $25,000 at Bass Champs Central Region who had their second event of the season on Lake Belton March 5, 2016 with 215 participating teams fishing for a total pot of $66,100 in cash and prizes.
(Mar 7, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) The best anglers in the world fishing the Walmart FLW Tour won’t be the only anglers competing in South Carolina next week.
(Mar 6, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) For the first two days of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, the buzz centered around local sensation Jason Christie of nearby Park Hill, Okla.
(Mar 6, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Matt Allen and Caden Watson overcame a major handicap while scoring a runaway win at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Mar 5, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) For the first 43 years of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, only one angler managed to win the event in his home state. Now, there’s a chance it could happen for the third year in a row.
(Mar 4, 2016 - Eufaula, AL) Once again, Humminbird’s wings are fluttering at hypersonic speed! Concurrent with the opening of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic today, Humminbird is proud to announce a giveaway of truly epic proportions. And yes, the word “epic” fits.
(Mar 4, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) The bass on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees are in transition, and all of the 55 anglers in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro are doing a decent job staying ahead of them.
Multiple patterns in play for World’s Best Bass Anglers at 150th FLW Tour Event
(Mar 3, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) The second tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, continues March 17-20 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude. Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 170 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.
St. Croix sports serious mojo; demos new Mojo rods and kicks-off contest at the Classic
(Mar 3, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) There isn’t a singular trait that propels a tournament angler to victory. Knowledge of the lake? Yep. Adaptability? Sure thing. Mastery of multiple techniques? No brainer. Luck? It plays a role, too…
(Mar 2, 2016 - Jacksonville,TX) The white bass (Morone chrysops) is an abundant and popular sport fish in Texas reservoirs. These lively fish, also known as “sand bass,” provide action throughout the year and especially during their spring spawning run up rivers and stream tributaries.
Toyota Texas Fest brings star-studded concert lineup and two-day food festival to Toyota Stadium
(Mar 2, 2016 - Frisco, TX) The Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF) has released the star-studded concert lineup for the 2016 event at Toyota Stadium, May 20–22, 2016. Daily concert lineups will be headlined by Lee Brice, Kip Moore and Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy. To further enhance spectator entertainment, TTF has announced the Lone Star Food Fest hosted by Dean Fearing.
(Mar 2, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Big Bite Baits will continue to support collegiate anglers and the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Mar 2, 2016 - Knoxville, TN) Brandon Coulter likes sand, sun, and a cold Corona as much as the next guy. However his “beach” is the front deck of his bass boat, especially when the fish are biting.
FREE Software Update Allows CHIRP Capability on Humminbird® ONIX® Units Latest version 2.700 software update gives anglers CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more!
(Mar 2, 2016 - Eaufaula, AL.) Humminbird® is proud to announce Version 2.700 Software, a free download through the Humminbird Select Program that brings ONIX users CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more. The free software update allows existing ONIX units and transducers to use CHIRP technology.
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.
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