Fishing & Boating News
Virginia’s Baker Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Tournament on Kerr Lake
Maryland’s Kyte Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Boater Ronnie Baker of Providence Forge, Virginia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Baker earned $4,479 for his win.
Osage Beach’s Sykora Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks
Dixon’s Fierce Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - WARSAW, Mo.) Boater Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake of the Ozarks – his 11th career BFL victory, third-most all-time.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Washington, D.C.) On June 27, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2018 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreational fishing community thanks the Administration for considering and appointing many of their preferred candidates.
Minnesota Pro Earns Second Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000D
(Jul 1, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit of smallmouth weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury and the top prize of $125,000 – his second-career FLW Tour win.
(Jul 1, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who vaulted to the lead in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia Saturday, distanced himself from the rest of the field today. The second-year Elite Series pro brought 17 pounds, 6 ounces to the scales for a three-day total of 56-6, which gives him a nearly 5 1/2-pound cushion going into Championship Monday.
Final Day Showdown Looms at Smallmouth Smackdown
(Jun 30, 2018 - Detroit, MI) After catching the heaviest limit of what has already been a record-breaking event on Friday, Costa pro Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Arkansas, added another limit of smallmouth bass weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to move into the lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 30, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who was sitting in second place after the opening round Friday, vaulted to the lead on the strength of a monster 20-pound, 4-ounce limit today in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia.
Fishery Sets New FLW Record – Two-Day Pro Total of 6,045 Pounds of Bass Shatters Previous Tour Record of 5,938
(Jun 29, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought another limit of smallmouth bass to the scale Friday – this one weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces – to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 29, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) At the recent BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's, six teams qualified to win Cabela's gear packages based on their finishes on Lake Pickwick.
(Jun 29, 2018 - Pierre, S.D.) The mystery of South Dakota’s smallmouth was solved by Elite Series pro David Fritts during the first day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia. The 1993 Bassmaster Classic champion caught a 19-pound, 7-ounce limit of smallmouth to best the 107-angler field on a body of water that he had never seen before, while battling 4-foot waves.
Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system
(Jun 28, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) The sportfishing industry applauded the U.S House of Representatives passage of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wash.) Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (H.R. 2083) by a vote of 288-115. This bipartisan bill will address the growing threat posed to salmon by the presence and predation of sea lions at migratory bottlenecks in the lower Columbia River system in Oregon and Washington.
Lure designers create unmatched profile, balance, swimming action, and hook-up ratios in stunning new Juvenile Pike Swimbait designs
(Jun 28, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) Like Russian Matryoshka dolls—the small wooden figurines that fit one in the other, decreasing in size from large to minuscule—it’s not uncommon to find pike within pike within pike—a predatory procession of giant pike on down to large fish to juvenile and so forth.
Puerto Rican Woman Wins Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament, Islamorada June 22-23, 2018
Wrapup Release: Ladies, Let' Go Fishing Screamin' Reels Islamorada Tournament June 22-23
(Jun 28, 2018 - ) Dr. Aracely Llanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico clinched First Place Offshore at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 22-23 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on Caribsea, Llannos landed a 10.7 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall combo valued at $199.00. Second place offshore went to Kim Livingston, Key West, FL on the FinFreak for a 9.4 lb. mahi. Jill Whitcombe, Naples, FL won the Inshore division with a 15 inch blue runner.
Pros Catch More Than 3,030 pounds of Bass – Shattering Previous 2018 High of 2,200 Pounds
(Jun 28, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, crossed the stage with a limit of smallmouth bass weighing 25 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in his 15-year FLW Tour career – to lead Day One of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Eagle River, WI) Sunny skies and calm winds greeted the Professional Musky Tournament Trail anglers to the scenic musky filled waters of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Eagle River, WI on June 23rd and 24th for the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was a push for pounds at the 4th annual Techron TX tournament presented by Bass Champs on Sam Rayburn Jun 23rd, 2018. Push came to shove as 203 teams didn’t disappoint at the scales. $50,000 was guaranteed to the 1st place team and over $100,000 was paid out overall.
(Jun 26, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) The entire state of South Dakota has a population about equal to that of the city of Indianapolis. On June 29-July 2, however, the population around Pierre will expand by 107 of the world’s best bass anglers, as the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia will be contested on the massive fishery.
Ohio’s Wilkens Takes Co-angler Title
(Jun 26, 2018 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN) Boater Adam Hock of Independence, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his win, Hock earned $4,000.
Oklahoma City’s Bradford Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 26, 2018 - WAGONER, Okla.) Boater Russ Warner of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, weighed five bass Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Fort Gibson Lake. Warner took home $5,165 for his win.
Co-angler title goes to Walnut Hill’s Arning
(Jun 26, 2018 - WHITTINGTON,IL.) Boater Travis Wilson of La Harpe, Illinois, weighed a 16-pound, 5-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. For his efforts, Wilson netted $5,705.
Sea Ray sale process ended; Company will restructure Sea Ray to focus on growth opportunities in sport boat and cruiser; Discontinue Sea Ray sport yacht and yacht models and wind down production in 2018
(Jun 26, 2018 - METTAWAI IL) "Over the last several months, we have engaged in a thorough sale process for the Sea Ray business, which we believed would generate the highest value for our shareholders," Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero explained.
Tennessee’s Huff Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Barren River
Tennessee’s Goss Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 25, 2018 - GLASGOW, Ky.) Boater Rod Huff of Monterey, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River. Huff earned $7,552 for his win.
Debuts at EFTTEX 2018 Exclusive components and features fashion Europe’s best-ever swimbait collection
(Jun 25, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) Roach are an important coarse fish that are widely distributed throughout Europe, and have a veritable body double - the golden shiner - in North America.
(Jun 25, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The serious among them call it their “boat”. Because saying “kayak” might insinuate their mindfully chosen means of travel plays second fiddle to something motorized. Nada. This growing army – some wielding paddles, others advanced pedals – prefers the people-powered approach to fishing.
(Jun 24, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Notching his fifth Bassmaster victory, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., produced a solid limit of largemouth bass that weighed 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win his first victory in six years at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 23, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Pro Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener on Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole. Nelson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds even was enough to earn him the top prize of $96,700 including a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.
(Jun 23, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., scrapped his fish catching game plan because floodwaters washed out his primary hot spot and forced him to find a place to catch bass on the upper Mississippi River.
(Jun 22, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) With this tournament being his fourth visit to the legendary Upper Mississippi River, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., is now eyeballing the $100,000 payday as he took the lead at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 22, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) After winning a team title Thursday as a member of Team Delaware, Mark Hogan made it a clean sweep for “The First State” when individual championships were decided Friday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
New upgrades, great value highlight hand-sized Aqua-Vu® micro 4.3 Stealth
(Jun 21, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Now nearly eight years ago—about the time Apple® unveiled its fourth iPhone—fishing’s first handheld underwater viewer landed in anglers’ hands. The original Aqua-Vu micro Underwater Viewing System opened the lines of communication between humans and fish.
(Jun 21, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Delaware’s nickname is “The First State,” and its anglers won first place on Thursday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Jun 21, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) Nonstop soaking rain, increasing river levels and heavy limits of big smallmouth and largemouth bass were of hot discussion after Thursday’s opening round of competition at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 20, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Dave Turner only caught seven bass in Winyah Bay on the first day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors, but five of those fish were the right ones.
A Pair of Perfect Bass Jigs
(Jun 20, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Like Mikey and his cereal, or the other Mike and his basketball, Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker knows jigs. Colleagues and qualified observers call Walker a master at his craft—one of the most potent anglers out there when armed with that all-time great bass lure. So when Z-Man Fishing tapped Walker to design the perfect line of jigs to his own exacting specs, the task immediately turned into a labor of love.
Versatile new spinning model brings popular 70MXF 1-piece performance to the feature-rich, made-in-the-USA Avid X lineup
(Jun 20, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The heart of St. Croix’s Avid X Series is its stellar SCIII graphite blank with IPC mandrel technology. Its soul banks on the advanced micro-guide platform and efficiently comfortable handle design. Together they create unrivaled performance and value in a USA-crafted rod.
Salisbury’s Hedrick Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Event at High Rock Lake
Timberlake’s Hinger Wins Co-angler Title
(Jun 20, 2018 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Local boater Phillip Hedrick of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division event at High Rock Lake. For his victory, Hedrick earned $3,804.
South Carolina’s Spradley Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
South Carolina’s Lyko Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 20, 2018 - APPLING, Ga.) Boater Joey Spradley of Gloverville, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. Spradley earned $3,377 for his win.
Hot Springs’ Brown Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Tournament on Lake Dardanelle
Fulton’s Crider Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Russellville, AR) Boater Kevin Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle presented by GEARED. Brown earned $6,256 for his win.
Vermont’s Judd Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Lake Champlain
Co-angler Title Goes to Pennsylvania’s Fenstermaker
(Jun 18, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Boater J.J. Judd of Saint Albans, Vermont, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. Judd earned $5,138 for his win.
Iuka’s Whipple Earns Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Greencille,MS) Local boater Terry Bates of Greenville weighed a 22-pound, 15-ounce limit of bass to win Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on Lake Ferguson. Bates pocketed $4,559 for his catch.
Tennessee’s McClure Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
Campbellsville’s Pillow Takes Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Gilbertsville, KY) Boater Brad McClure of Brentwood, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, McClure took home $4,963.
(Jun 18, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Berkley has signed on as title sponsor of the upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at South Dakota’s Lake Oahe, and sister company Abu Garcia has been named presenting sponsor, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Minnetonka High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Lake Mille Lacs
(Jun 18, 2018 - ISLE, MN) The Minnetonka High School duo of Mitchell McGannon of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Jon Olmsted of Deephaven, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Lake Mille Lacs.
(Jun 16, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) While many anglers leave the launch site and drive as far as time and gasoline allow to reach areas where other fishermen aren’t “pressuring” schools of fish.
(Jun 15, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) Japanese angler Kenta Kimura has two solid reasons to be excited about bass fishing competition on Saturday in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
(Jun 15, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Anglers who have fished the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa portions of the Mississippi River will tell you that the so-called “postspawn funk” is a very real thing.
(Jun 14, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) Japanese angler Kenta Kimura has a good problem to have at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open underway on the Red River.
2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship will be held Oct. 18-20 on Table Rock Lake out of Springfield, Mo.
(Jun 13, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Missouri’s Table Rock Lake has been selected as the site of the new Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship, set for October 18-20, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Jun 12, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) More than 400 pros and co-anglers are set to open the Northern Division next week, June 21-23, at the Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole.
(Jun 12, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S is pleased to announce the launch of a revamped Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC) advocacy website, www.BassForSalt.com. First introduced in 2015, the new site will continue to focus on federal marine fishing issues, relying on the voices of freshwater and saltwater anglers to preserve and grow recreational fishing.
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