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Day One leader Justin Atkins and Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi Less Than 3 Pounds Back
(Aug 12, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) FLW Tour pro Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, South Carolina, continued his momentum Saturday at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray, the world championship of professional bass fishing, weighing in a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces – his second straight day with a 19-plus pound limit.
(Aug 12, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces.
(Aug 12, 2017 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the State of Arkansas, announced Saturday that Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been named the location and host of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, Aug. 10-12, 2018, on Lake Ouachita.
(Aug 11, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) Jake Lee and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College not only held the top spot, but extended their lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji. They caught a two-day total of 34 pounds, 10 ounces of bass and hold a 4-13 lead over their nearest pursuer.
Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi just 4 Ounces Behind in Second Place
(Aug 11, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The world’s best bass anglers convened on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday to kick off the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the victor, featured a full field of 53 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on championship Sunday.
(Aug 10, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Ranger Boats, America’s most iconic boat brand, announced Thursday that Ranger has signed an extension of its exclusive boat sponsorship of FLW and its premier tournament trails, highlighting a lengthy relationship that continues to emphasize the rewards of fishing while opening doors of opportunity for all anglers.
(Aug 10, 2017 - BEMIDJI, Minn.) The first day of the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji started under gloomy conditions as storms pushed through the region, but it didn't seem to hurt the fishing.
Pennsylvania’s Gorrell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Event on Lake Champlain
New Jersey’s Tracy Earns Co-angler Title
(Aug 8, 2017 - TICONDEROGA, N.Y.) Dale Gorrell of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. Gorrell pocketed $6,852 for his catch.
Sportfishing industry disputed claims by environmental groups that sought to shut down U.S. Bluefin Fishery
(Aug 8, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) approves the decision made today by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) to turn down a proposal to list Pacific Bluefin Tuna under the Endangered Species Act.
Sall Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 7, 2017 - (Aug. 7, 2017) – Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, O) Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his efforts, Bissonett took home $3,918.
(Aug 6, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) It was a fight until this last tournament, but Danny StAndrie won, not only the tournament but solidified Angler of the Year for him and his team mate Kary Essl. Danny weighed in a limit of bass for 12.50 lbs., and won $1,505.00 for his day on the water....
(Aug 5, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Thirty years of fishing the James River paid off for Virginia pro Rick Morris, who won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 on Saturday.
(Aug 4, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Armed with a lucky penny, touring pro Pete Gluszek jumped into the lead of the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open Friday at the James River.
(Aug 3, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Aug 3, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) Ninety of the best collegiate student/angler teams representing 59 of the nation’s universities will meet for the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, August 10-12 on Minnesota’s Lake Bemidji.
(Aug 3, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Shin Fukae, a Texas angler who is originally from Japan, learned some quick lessons on the James River Thursday as he moved into the lead in the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open. His five-bass limit weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
(Jul 31, 2017 - ) Musky activity peaks in late summer, as warm water temperatures drive these apex predators to feed opportunistically on abundant natural forage, and to aggressively chase anglers’ baits. Full-time musky devotees frequently drop their paychecks on custom topwaters and giant multi-blade bucktails, study the moon and sun charts, and target trophy waters to get their summer musky fix.
Bloomington’s Albertson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Patoka Lake
Greendale’s Burns Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 31, 2017 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Eighteen-year-old Blake Albertson of Bloomington, Indiana, caught five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Patoka Lake. For his efforts, Albertson took home $6,126.
(Jul 30, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Nobody thought it was possible, Aaron Martens least of all. But on the final day of competition at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Martens massed a 23-pound, 5-ounce sack of bass and stunned the crowd, and the field, who all thought such a feat was impossible. He edged second-place finisher Seth Feider of Bloomington, Minn., by a little less than a pound.
AQ Individual #7-Rayburn
(Aug 3, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Every fishermen entered in Sundays Individual tournament on Rayburn weighed fish....the summertime bite was on !!!!
FRABILL PARTNERS WITH MILLE LACS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE DONATION SUPPORTS MLSA'S MISSION TO "FREE THE FIGHTER"
(Jul 29, 2017 - Plano, IL) The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) has received a significant donation from Frabill, makers of trusted fishing gear since 1938. MSLA will use the gift of 10 Frabill Weigh-Bag Systems and 10 Conservation Series Landing Nets to minimize mortality of trophy smallmouth bass on Mille Lacs.
Recreation Leaders Ask Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Help Grow Recreation Industry and Participa
(Jul 29, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Outdoor recreation and its impact on the American economy took center stage at the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 27. Members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other administration officials to discuss outdoor recreation’s importance to the American economy, how increased partnerships can grow jobs, and how trade agreements impact the outdoor recreation industry.
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The second round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels dawned with clear, high skies and still-as-glass conditions. Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Ind., took advantage and boated a 20-pound, 12-ounce limit of smallmouth bass, which catapulted him 29 spots up the leaderboard to first place with one day left to fish. His two-day, 10-fish total is 38-8.
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The eighth of nine regular-season events began today at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, and Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas, leads after the first day of competition on the strength of a 21-pound, 1-ounce limit of bass. He is also leading in the Phoenix Boats Big Bass of the tournament with a 6-1 largemouth bass — that is a rarity in this northern New York inland sea.
New legislation benefiting fisheries conservation and management advances in the U.S. Senate
(Jul 27, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation Act, or HELP for Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill, which includes a range of provisions designed to improve the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and outdoor recreation, passed by a 14-7 margin.
B.A.S.S. Nation Chapters Keeping Waters Free of Old Soft Baits – Jackall Lures On Board to Assist with Their Efforts
Shimano adds Jackall Lures to its Keep America Fishing sponsorship
(Jul 27, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Keep America Fishing, Jackall Lures and numerous B.A.S.S. Nation chapters around the country have joined forces to expand the ‘Pledge to Pitch It’ campaign.
Bass Anglers Should Find Typically Tough Summertime Fishing In The Bassmaster Open On The James River
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open
(Jul 27, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Ed Loughran doesn’t necessarily consider himself a “cerebral” angler. He says he’s more of a “grinder” whose work ethic has helped him collect a check in 13 of the 25 B.A.S.S. tournaments he’s fished dating back to 1993.
AQ Tuesday #18
(Jul 27, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) The heat has held off quite a few fishermen, but there are still some diehards left.......There were 14 teams that came out this Tuesday evening to battle the heat.
(Jul 27, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The first day of the much-anticipated Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has been canceled because of rough-water conditions.
PLANO PRO POSTS 24TH B.A.S.S. WIN AT HUK BASSMASTER ELITE EVENT
(Jul 25, 2017 - WADDINGTON, NY) Plano Pro Kevin VanDam won his 24th B.A.S.S tournament this past Sunday along the US/Canadian border at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.
Coastal Marine and Endeavour Catamaran Corporation become Endeavour Corporation and Relocate All Manufacturing to Florida
Company to Unveil New Model this fall and Bring Jobs to the Tampa Bay Area
(Jul 25, 2017 - Clearwater, FL) Coastal Marine, parent company of ArrowCat Catamarans, and Endeavour Catamaran Corporation, both industry leaders in the design, manufacture and sales of power catamarans, announced today that as a result of recent successful, collaborative projects, the companies have merged to form Endeavour Corporation.
Bonnie’s Brookman Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Chad Diedrich of Nashville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces.
Sparta’s Gann Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River
Ettrick’s Anderson Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wisconsin, caught three bass weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. For his win, Gann pocketed $5,401.
North Chesterfield’s Jacobi Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Event on James River
Newport News’ Riveras Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - HENRICO, Va.) Ben Jacobi of North Chesterfield, Virginia, brought five bass weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the James River. For his win, Jacobi earned $3,426.
(Jul 24, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) There’s nothing like the adventure of saltwater fishing. The adrenaline rush of hooking into a billfish, a big striper, or hard-fighting redfish is second to none. That thrill is undoubtedly what attracts over 11 million Americans to the sport.
Old Town is back on tour with brand-new Castine and Sorrento Series
(Jul 24, 2017 - Old Town, ME) For 120 years, expert craftsmen from Old Town Canoes & Kayaks in Old Town, Maine have built some of the world’s finest watercraft. Now, the veteran watercraft engineers at Old Town are once again leading the way in forward-thinking design with two new touring kayaks debuting at Outdoor Retailer.
(Jul 24, 2017 - CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.) The Adrian College duo of Jarrett Martin and Zachary Graham, both of Gallipolis, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament at Lake Chautauqua presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces.
(Jul 24, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 21 individuals that came out to fish the 7th AQ Individual Event on the Lake for 2017. It was hot and humid with a promise of rain....
AQ Houston Team #7
(Jul 23, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Craig Morris & Cody Swann won the Saturday Team Tournament on Lake Houston....Craig reported "We had an early bite on Spinnerbaits fishing laydowns. When the clouds rolled in about 11:30 am we were able to cull a few fish on docks before we had to take cover from the storm.... Thanks to Bimini Bay, Saltlife Optics & Tsunami." Craig & Cody won $1,760.00 for their five fish limit that weighed 15.14 lbs. Way to go guys !!!!!
AQ Livingston team #7
(Jul 23, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) Someone said that the water temp was a searing 95 degrees, but that didn't stop the team of Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell from catching them..... These guys are all about the summertime bite. They brought five fish to the scales that weighed an awesome 20.01 lbs... They also had the bigges bass of the day, a nice 4.37 lb'er.... They won a total of $1235.00... Way to catch 'em guys !!!!
(Jul 23, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) By noon Sunday, Kevin VanDam was already working his way back to toward Whittaker Park, where the weigh-in would be held about three hours later. He knew it was over — and so did most everyone else.
(Jul 22, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) It’s been every pro fisherman’s nightmare for more than 25 years. Superstar Kevin VanDam — a Michigan native and arguably the best smallmouth angler in the history of the sport — is hammering the smallies with no sign of slowing down.
(Jul 21, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) One the biggest names in professional bass fishing history managed to hold his ground at the top of the leaderboard during Friday’s Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.
(Jul 20, 2017 - If you are unable to see the message or images be) Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other senior federal officials met with representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at the U.S. Department of the Interior yesterday to discuss how the use of public-private partnerships can help improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters.
(Jul 20, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The world’s best bass fishermen will be catching mixed bags of fat largemouth and smallmouth while surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful scenery in upstate New York at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels out of Plattsburgh, July 27-30.
(Jul 20, 2017 - July 20, 2017 Kevin VanDam Takes Early Lead At Ba) After one round of the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence presented by Go RVing, a familiar storyline has emerged.
(Jul 20, 2017 - CLAYTON, N.Y.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are ready to compete July 27-29 in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on 1000 Islands. The tournament, presented by Evinrude, is the second regular-season event of 2017 scheduled in the Northern Division. Pros will be casting for a top award of up to $44,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
World’s Best Anglers Eye $300,000 Title in Historic 22nd-Annual Championship
(Jul 20, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray Country, Aug. 11-13, to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2017. Hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, the tournament will feature 53 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.
Pennsylvania’s Buck Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Oneida Lake
Dubernas Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 20, 2017 - BREWERTON, N.Y.) Pro Grae Buck of Harleysville, Pennsylvania, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds even Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Oneida Lake. For his win, Buck pocketed $5,303.
BOTE wins “Best of Show” during the world’s largest sportfishing trade show
(Jul 14, 2017 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL) The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is now in full swing (July 11 – 14), at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.
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