Fishing & Boating News
(Jul 14, 2017 - Orange County Convention Center) From exhibitors to buyers to media, representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., July 11-14, for the 60th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Orlando, FL) The new-for-2018 Lew's Mach Crush Speed Spool SLP baitcast combo was voted best rod and reel combo by attending buyers and media in ICAST 2017's New Product Showcase competition, making it four in a row for Lew's in that category. The award was presented during yesterday evening's ASA Chairman's Reception held immediately following the close of the show's first day.
(Jul 14, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) After visiting the St. Lawrence River two of the past four years, many of the anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Series were starting to feel like they knew the remote fishery fairly well.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Gurnee IL) For tournament anglers, keeping their catch alive means avoiding point deductions and potential loss of a trophy. Pro Fisherman Kyle Weisenburger uses Iosso Products' Live Well Cleaner before an event. It safety removes stains and algae, and keep his wells fresh and odor-free.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Richland, MI) When bright, clear light is needed for walkway, task and general ambience use, but space is tight, TecNiq's new M90 Accent Light is the perfect choice. This accessory is completely waterproof and less than 1" in diameter.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Plano,IL) Plano invented the first molded plastic tackle box in 1952. The pioneers of tackle management have dominated the category they created in the 65 years since – engineering and building innovative tackle storage solutions that help anglers protect their passion and focus on the simple joys of fishing. No matter where or how you fish, Plano products make sure you can fish clean.
Elite Gloves debut in ICAST’s New Product Showcase, Technical Apparel
(Jul 13, 2017 - Santa Rosa, CA.) Gnarly rapids, mosquitoes clouding the launch ramp, crafty fish that don’t fight fair; there’s no lack of challenges for those pursuing their passions afloat. BUFF® just doesn’t want hand protection to be one of them.
(Jul 11, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) PRADCO-Fishing has announced changes in its internal organization structure. Bruce Stanton, Vice President and General Manager for PRADCO-Fishing, made the announcement today from the company's Fort Smith offices.
Recreational Fishermen Laud Wicker, Nelson and Colleagues
(Jul 11, 2017 - Recreational Fishermen Laud Wicker, Nelson and Col) Yesterday, the recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the Modern Fish Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America’s federal waters, promote conservation of our natural marine resources and spur economic growth.
$14,000 Raised for KeepAmerica Fishing™ Foundation
(Jul 11, 2017 - KISSIMMEE, FL.) The U.S.A. Bassin-sponsored duo of Richard Patterson, Dave Smith along with media representative Glen Cabezas from AnglerGear.net, won the third annual ICAST Cup presented by FLW bass-fishing tournament on Lake Toho Tuesday morning after bringing a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 20 pounds, 7 ounces. For their victory, the duo each earned trophies to take home and the title of ICAST Cup Champions. ￼
Pile Diver, Wheeler Hammer Craw, Rock Banger and Big Hunk take soft plastic designs from small to hefty at Larew
(Jul 10, 2017 - Orlando, FL) Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Larew bass lures, announces several new product introductions at this week's ICAST fishing tackle trade show in Orlando.
(Jul 10, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The Bassmaster Elite Series has a rich history that always seems to lead it back to venues where special moments have taken place in the past.
New High-Performance Multifunction Displays Offer Superior 1kW CHIRP Sonar Technology, Intuitive HybridTouch Control, and RealVision 3D™
(Jul 10, 2017 - Wilsonville,OR.) FLIR Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the expansion of its Raymarine Axiom™ Multifunction Display (MFD) line with the introduction of the Axiom Pro.
Lexington’s Wright Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Tournament on Falls Lake
Virginia’s Cooke Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 10, 2017 - CREEDMOOR, N.C.) David Wright of Lexington, North Carolina, caught five bass weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Falls Lake presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Wright pocketed $5,122.
Lebanon’s Johnson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Tournament on Old Hickory Lake
Culleoka’s Andrews Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 10, 2017 - GALLATIN, TN.) Daniel Johnson of Lebanon, Tennessee, brought five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake presented by Navionics. Johnson took home $3,418 for his victory.
CHRIS RUSSELL JOINS PLANO SYNERGY MARKETING TEAM INDUSTRY VETERAN TO LEAD MARKETING FUNCTIONS FOR ICONIC FRABILL AND PLANO FISHING BRANDS
(Jul 7, 2017 - Grand Prairie, TX) Plano Synergy, a leading outdoor company providing thousands of individual hunting and fishing products across 14 major brands, has announced the hiring of Chris Russell in the position of Marketing Manager - Fish.
(Jul 7, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) From the earliest days of professional fishing a half-century ago, the most important skill an angler could have is the ability to find the biggest schools of bass. That, more than casting ability or lure selection and presentation, sets the greats in the sport, men like Roland Martin, Rick Clunn and Kevin VanDam, apart from the rest.
(Jul 6, 2017 - Coralville, IA) One of the best kept secrets in multi-species fishing is housed in a state-of-the-art warehouse on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa. It’s the home of one man’s dream to create, manufacture, and market baits that simply catch fish.
(Jul 6, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA, La.) Bill Lewis Outdoors announces the introduction of StutterStep 4.0, a smaller version of the innovative StutterStep 5.0 topwater lure that brought new features and actions to surfa
(Jul 6, 2017 - Jacksonville, TX) Wouldn’t you like to put in and paddle the beautiful Neches River? Here’s your opportunity! We are having the Cherokee Neches FLOAT on the morning of Saturday, September 16, 2017.
(Jul 6, 2017 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Lew's officials have announced that Chris York will be joining the company this month as chief operating officer, and that employee Dave Hinke has been promoted to vice president product development.
(Jul 5, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Mount Ida High School duo of Hunter Davis and Tyler Allenbrand, both of Mount Ida, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 23 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2017 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama with a three-day total of 53-6. The win earned the team trophies, the title of national champions and each angler a $5,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
(Jul 2, 2017 - AUBURN, N.Y.) The smallmouth bass bite on Oneida Lake was incredible this week. The smallies already were fat, and yet they still were hungry. Just about every angler in the field was hammering them, and it was that bite that figured to make or break an angler’s chances of winning the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 1. Stanley Sypeck Jr. had other plans, though.
(Jun 30, 2017 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) The 198 anglers competing on the boater side of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 1 hammered the smallmouth on Oneida Lake during Thursday’s opening round. But Steve York wanted more.
(Jun 29, 2017 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL ) The highly acclaimed "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) educational series announces new partnerships with ACR Electronics and Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA). The relationship will serve to further efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming.
(Jun 29, 2017 - Springfield, MO) Do Outdoors, LLC, also known as Lew's Fishing ("Lew's" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of branded fishing reels, rods, and related accessories, announced today that Gary Remensnyder has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Lynn Reeves will remain actively involved in the business as Chairman, continuing to provide strategy and product leadership to the Company.
(Jun 29, 2017 - ) Boat lifts are perhaps the ultimate accessory. Out of the water, the hull stays cleaner, which in turn boosts speed and mileage—not to mentioning saving the owner from back-breaking scrubbing.
Industry leaders bring a wide-range of talent and experience to address the issues that impact the recreational fishing industry
(Jun 29, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2017, and they will serve three-year terms. Last October, the membership voted to amend the by-laws and now ASA’s board members may serve two, three-year consecutive terms instead of three, two-year terms.
St. Croix wows recreational and professional anglers with technologically advanced and handcrafted Legend Tournament Inshore
(Jun 29, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Work… There’s a saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” And it gets infinite likes and shares on social media, despite its tiredness.
(Jun 29, 2017 - Plano,IL) Over the course of the past 48 hours, Plano Synergy became aware of a situation which required swift and decisive action.
(Jun 29, 2017 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) The weather turned foul on Thursday during the opening round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 1 on Oneida Lake. But the fishing was nothing short of spectacular.
(Jun 29, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Minnesota’s state motto is “Star of the North,” which seems appropriate seeing Bassmaster Magazine has crowned the state’s second largest lake as the best bass fishery in the nation based
(Jun 28, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments and has shown that recreational fishing and boating are important to the Trump Administration.
(Jun 28, 2017 - TulsA, OK) Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris' name appears on numerous prestigious awards, many bestowed for his conservation efforts including the Teddy Roosevelt Conservationist Award. However, the Johnny Morris Award, to be presented to the winner of the inaugural Major League Fishing General Tire World Championship 2017, is the first time a bass trophy has been named in his honor.
(Jun 28, 2017 - Eagle River Chain of Lakes) The Eagle River Chain of Lakes lived up to its reputation of being a musky fishery known for having large numbers of fish on June 24th & 25th as the Professional Musky Tournament Trail converged on the chain of lake for the Mercury Marine’s Summer Challenge Some of the best anglers in North America took part in the annual tournament hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce.
Best-Selling Aqua-Vu 715c receives XD Camera upgrade, retains low price
(Jun 27, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Video tech today has opened the pursuit of capturing cool stuff on camera to a whole new generation of would-be Woody Allens. Point, shoot, edit, upload. Blink . . . you’re an overnight internet sensation.
(Jun 26, 2017 - Washimngton, D.C.) America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry.
Fourth-Year Boater Bests 195-boat Field – Largest in Northern Division History – to Earn Second Career Victory, $93,200
(Jun 26, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Pro Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, who started the day in third place, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces to jump to the top of the leaderboard and win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole.
(Jun 26, 2017 - Paris, TN) Despite fishing a man short the first competition day, the South Florence High School team of Tommy Floyd Jr. and James Gibbons won the abbreviated Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at Kentucky Lake.
(Jun 22, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Steven Swann and Logan Henderson picked up where they left off back in April when they won the Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open.
(Jun 22, 2017 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Some of Jamie Hartman’s earliest memories date back to time spent at his grandparents’ lake house on Oneida Lake in upstate New York.
(Jun 22, 2017 - HUNTINGDON,TN) Heading into the second day of the Bassmaster Junior Championship, Miller Dowling and Chandlar Hollingsworth knew they needed a couple of bites from big bass.
(Jun 22, 2017 - HUNTINGDON,TN) The Bassmaster Junior National Championship is a team bass tournament, and all but one of the 51 teams are made up of two anglers between the ages of 7 and 13.
(Jun 22, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) Cappelli, Williams Win Cabela's National Team Championship on Lake Erie
(Jun 22, 2017 - Islamorada, FL) Sienna Megna, Pompano Beach, FL clinched First Place at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Anyone Can Win Tournament June 17-18 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on LegaSea, Megna landed a 15.5 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall rod and reel combo valued at $199.00.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, capped off an incredible season this weekend, winning his second FLW Tour Angler of the Year (AOY) title and the $100,000 prize Saturday at the FLW Tour's final 2017 regular-season event on the Potomac River.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, finished the 2017 FLW Tour regular-season in 18th place overall – the highest of any Tour rookie – with 1,087 points, earning him the prestigious FLW Tour Rookie of the Year (ROY) title.
(Jun 20, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2018 schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament bass lakes in the country.
Angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard
(Jun 19, 2017 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Mark Courts brought in a two-day total of 41.97 pounds to win the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on June 16. The angler won $15,000 and, by participating in the Ranger and Evinrude contingency programs, was upgraded to a new fully rigged Ranger 620FS with a 250 horsepower Evinrude G2 outboard for a total of $81,266 in winnings.
El Reno’s Ezell tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - WAGONER, Okla.) Boater Brett Brumnett of Wagoner, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division event on Fort Gibson Lake. Brumnett took home $4,507 for his victory.
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