Fishing & Boating News
Wisconsin’s St. Croix Rod awarded ICAST 2018 Best of Show Trifecta
(Aug 1, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) Over 32 pairs of hands are required to complete three dozen different steps in the manufacturing, assembly and finishing of a St. Croix rod. Whether that takes place at the company’s headquarters in Park Falls, Wisconsin – or their state-of-the-art factory in Fresnillo, Mexico – each St. Croix rod is a product of the passion and attention to detail of the engineers who design them and artisans who craft them.
Galesville’s Trim Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse
Whitehall’s Pollard Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jul 30, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Boater Nick Trim of Galesville, Wisconsin, brought a three-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse.
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship on Gull Lake
(Jul 30, 2018 - KALAMAZOO, MI.) The Wyandotte Roosevelt High School fishing duo of Nicolas Buindo and Brady Stuart, both of Wyandotte, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship on Gull Lake.
(Jul 30, 2018 - WABASHA, MN.) The Southeast Missouri State University duo of Jacob Harris of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and Nick Moore of De Soto, Missouri, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on the Mississippi River presented by Costa Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Redhawks’ bass club $2,400 and a slot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Canada’s Farlow Declared Winner at Weather-Shortened Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on Lake Erie
(Jul 28, 2018 - Buffalo, New York) Pro Neil Farlow of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, won the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie presented by Polaris with a single-day catch of five bass weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces, after high winds forced tournament officials to shorten the three-day event to one day of competition.
(Jul 28, 2018 - Buffalo, New York) Day Three of Costa FLW Series on Lake Erie Presented by Polaris Cancelled Due to High Winds
(Jul 27, 2018 - Buffalo, New York) The second day of competition at the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Erie presented by Polaris has been cancelled due to high winds.
AQ Rayburn Team #7
(Jul 26, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) What a day to be on the water !!! It was HOT ! But that didn’t stop the fish from biting if you were in the right spot.
(Jul 26, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Due to recent heavy rainfall and increasingly dangerous water conditions, B.A.S.S. officials decided to postpone the Huk Bassmaster Elite at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing that was originally scheduled for July 26-29 out of Harford County, Md.
World’s Best Anglers Eye $300,000 Title in Historic 23rd-Annual Championship
(Jul 26, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Ouachita, Aug. 10-12, to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2018. Hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs, the tournament will feature 56 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.
(Jul 25, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The Bassmaster Opens circuit will make its northernmost trip of the season with next week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3 at Lake Champlain.
South Florida Water Crisis; reason Hell’s Bay Boatworks Joined Captains For Clean Water as a Legacy Partner
(Jul 25, 2018 - FT. MYERS, FL.) Foul smelling and toxic algae blooms, polluted water, declining fisheries on Florida’s East and West Coasts; all are a result of massive, unnatural discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.
Adrian College Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Event on Lake Cayuga Presented by Bass Pro Shops
(Jul 23, 2018 - SENECA FALLS, N.Y.) The Adrian College team of Myles Jackman of White Lake, Michigan, and Zachary Graham of Gallipolis, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Cayuga presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Bulldogs’ bass club $2,400 and a slot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Richmond’s Jacobi Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Tournament on James River
Maryland’s Reid Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 23, 2018 - HENRICO, VA.) Boater Ben Jacobi of Richmond, Virginia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the James River. For his win, Jacobi earned $4,009.
Chad Grigsby calls on St. Croix Legend Xtreme and spybait combo for FLW Majors Win
(Jul 23, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) There are players on the bench that wait their entire careers to get called into the game. Often those players have a very specific skillset that only requires being tapped every once in a while. And when it’s their time to lace up, they better perform. Chad Grigsby has one of those players in his boat.
Ohio’s White Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Tournament on Ohio River at Maysville
Aldridge Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 23, 2018 - Maysville,KY) Boater Pat White of Batavia, Ohio, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Maysville. For his efforts, White brought home $3,337.
Indiana’s Quinlin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Illini Division Tournament on Ohio River at Golconda
(Jul 23, 2018 - Golconda, IL) Boater Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Indiana, caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River at Golconda. Quinlin pocketed $6,255 for his win.
(Jul 21, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK.) One spot, two anglers, one giant lead, and an incredibly short period of time. That’s what the final day of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops could come down to Saturday.
(Jul 20, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK.) One spot, two anglers, one giant lead, and an incredibly short period of time. That’s what the final day of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops could come down to Saturday.
(Jul 19, 2018 - HARFORD COUNTY, Md.) Hot summer temperatures, fluctuating tidal waters and big bass will make for an exciting pro-level tournament along the Eastern Seaboard at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, July 26-29.
(Jul 19, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK.) A stingy Tenkiller Lake was just generous enough to put Garrett Enders and Cody Huff of Bethel University on top with 16 pounds, 10 ounces during Thursday’s opening round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Jul 18, 2018 - WABASHA, MN.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event July 28 on the Mississippi River in Wabasha presented by Costa.
(Jul 18, 2018 - SENECA FALLS, N.Y.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue with an event July 21 on Lake Cayuga presented by Bass Pro Shops. The tournament, hosted by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, is the second of three regular-season events for anglers in the Northern Conference, and will feature a top prize of a $2,000 club scholarship and an invitation to compete in the 2019 College Fishing National Championship.
An Important Year for the Everglades. For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations.
2018 – A Critical Year for Everglades Restoration
(Jul 18, 2018 - Florida Everglades) For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations. Nowhere else in the world offers so many unique fishing opportunities in a vibrant and diverse ecosystem.
Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Awards Buyers and Media choose 25 Best of Category winners
(Jul 18, 2018 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL) July 12, 2018 – Last night, the 25 New Product Showcase Best of Category awards were presented during the New Product Showcase Awards reception held during ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades.
Delaware’s Mandes Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Oneida Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Pennsylvania’s Bahnweg
(Jul 18, 2018 - BREWERTON, N.Y.) Boater Jeff Mandes of Smyrna, Delaware, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Oneida Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces. Mandes pocketed $6,996 for his win.
Z518 and Z519 adopt new L Series design and styling
(Jul 18, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats continues the legacy of leading the industry in design and innovation with the extension its popular L Series line of tournament bass boats to include the all-new Z518L Comanche and Z519L Comanche. The L Series of boats are built upon a celebrated hull design that delivers unmatched quality and fishability. The budget-friendly and venerable Z518 and Z519 boats have also adopted the design and styling of the L Series.
North Carolina’s Walters Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Tournament on James River
Co-angler Title Goes to Danville’s Howerton
(Jul 18, 2018 - HENRICO, VA.) Boater Todd Walters of Kernersville, North Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on the James River. For his efforts, Walters pocketed $3,592.
Ballwin’s Meyer Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - Warsaw, MO) Boater Darin Lankford of Clinton, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake Truman. For his efforts, Lankford netted $4,553.
Tennessee’s Suggs Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
Murray’s Bucy Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - Cadiz,KY) Boater Andrew Suggs of Cunningham, Tennessee, caught five bass weighing 24 pounds, 6 ounces, to win Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his win, Suggs took home $3,945.
Rainbow City’s Brown Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Tournament on Lake Neely Henry
Florida’s Garrett Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 16, 2018 - GADSEN,AL) Boater Adam Brown of Rainbow City, Alabama, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lake Neely Henry. For his efforts, Brown pocketed $3,917.
(Jul 16, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK) One hundred thirty-six of the top student/angler teams in the nation, representing 78 universities, will face a tough test on Oklahoma’s Tenkiller Lake for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, July 19-21.
(Jul 15, 2018 - ) Lindy® Fishing Tackle's revolutionary Glow Spoon gives hardwater anglers a new secret weapon for attracting fish and triggering strikes with the most appealing combination of color, light, sound and action to ever hit the ice.
Bandit Rack-It deflects and makes noise
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Picture the elusive largemouth hunkering down in a brush pile. From a distance the bass hears the rattle before the bait can be seen, putting the fish on full alert. The Bandit® Rack-It hits a limb in the pile and deflects at an angle, catching the predator's eye. The strike is sudden and vicious. The Rack-It has done its job.
BOOYAH introduces a slow retrieve buzz bait
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) The nature of buzz baits is a big bait with a big blade that has to scream across the surface, or sink. The bait raises such a commotion that bass simply can't resist but the angler is forced to practically blaze the bait across the water, often to the detriment of the presentation. The new BOOYAH® Squelcher™ is a typical size buzz bait that is designed to be "buzzed" slower without sinking.
Iconic topwater returns with smaller size
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Anglers in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf all know the Cotton Cordell® Pencil Popper™ is an automatic bite enticer for stripers, bluefish, tuna, amberjack and redfish. Freshwater anglers too have enjoyed Pencil Popper success on largemouth bass, pike plus inland and saltwater stripers.
YUM Pulse proves swim baits have multiple rigging options
(Jul 15, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) The original 4.5-inch solid body YUM® Pulse proves that a swimbait is not simply just a bait that swims. With a hard thumping tail and over-exaggerated backward slanting ribs, the bait is popular for rigging on swimbait hooks, finesse presentations, YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. rigs, jigheads, belly weighted hooks, weightless hooks, Texas Rigs or as a trailer. Now the Pulse is offered in the 3.5-inch version for expanded capabilities.
(Jul 15, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today its schedule and a key rule change for the 2019 FLW Tour season at a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST).
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) Some say working a toad bait is an art form, reserved only for the elite anglers. But the new YUM® Tip Toad simplifies the presentation and entices more bites for all anglers.
New lip design adds to baits action
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) For more than six decades anglers have trusted Cotton Cordell® lures to catch their favorite fish. Keeping with this tradition, the new Cotton Cordell Minnow promises continued angler success for bass, walleye, snook, speckled trout and other game fish.
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, ARk.) The 5 3/8-inch Jointed Wake Minnow from Bomber® has been ruling saltwater and freshwater shallow bite action from the day it was introduced. Now anglers have an option when pressured fish refuse to react or the baitfish are simply smaller in size.
Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
(Jul 11, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
"America's Favorite Fisherman” and Quaker State Ambassador, Jimmy Houston Named Quaker State 400 Grand Marshal.
(Jul 11, 2018 - Sparta, Ky.) The popular Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) angler and Quaker State® ambassador Jimmy Houston, will give the command to start engines Saturday night July 14.
(Jul 10, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL) Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Gene Larew bass lures, announces two new product series at the 2018 ICAST fishing tackle trade show being held this week.
(Jul 10, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Since the Bassmaster Elite Series made a two-week trip to the West Coast back in 2015, fans of the sport have been clamoring for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit to return to that region.
(Jul 8, 2018 - Southwest Florida) In case you didn’t know it, dogs and boats go together like shoes and socks or gin and tonic. Dogs love boats! There is a freedom that being on a boat not only favors the operator and the crew, but also your pet crew.
Aqua-Vu’s Multi-Vu XD™ Camera supplements sonar with live underwater imagery
(Jul 8, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Among the ever-expanding array of fish-finding technology, a definitive piece of underwater intel has fallen perfectly into place: Add live Aqua-Vu underwater video to your sonar display and suddenly, your lake-wide perspective is complete.
(Jul 6, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors features a field as diverse as any you’ll find in bass fishing.
(Jul 3, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir finally takes the crown for being the best bass lake in the nation for 2018.
$30,000 Donation Serves as Catalyst for Ongoing Sustainability Measures in SportsFishing Industry
(Jul 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Forty Creek®, an award-winning Canadian whisky distiller based in Ontario, has signed on as a Conservation Partner of B.A.S.S. and sponsor of former Bassmaster Classic champion Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin announced today.
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