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Tight weights and big wins at Bass Champs on Ray Roberts – Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski takes the cake topping over 200 teams
2018 North Region
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lakr Ray Roberts, TX) Blustery conditions greeted 212 teams to fish the second Bass Champs North Region tournament on Ray Roberts April 7, 2018. Nearly $64,000 was up for grabs and the fight for the bite was on. Weights were stacked up tight, but in the end it was Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski who came out on top – by only 4/100ths of a pound!
(Apr 11, 2018 - BRANSON, Mo.) The top bass anglers from around the region will converge on Table Rock Lake April 19-21 for the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener at Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance.
AQ Tuesday Night #4
(Apr 7, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) With some bad weather pending, only 10 teams showed up to fish the Anglers Quest Tuesday night tournament and Wesley Bennett along with his partner Robert Willis brought a limit to the scales that weighed 13.13 lbs. Wesley & Robert won $465.00 for their 3 hours on the water…..
Lamar’s Ronnie McCoy Tops 196-Boat Field, Takes Home $93,500 Prize Package
(Apr 7, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Pro Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, to the weigh-in stage Saturday – his second 26+ pound limit of the tournament – to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament
Advisory for Friday, April 6, 2018
(Apr 6, 2018 - LAKE TEXOMA, TX/OK) WHAT: The YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Texoma scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, has been postponed until Sunday, April 8, due to inclement weather. With high winds and sustained wind gusts, conditions on the lake have been deemed unsafe by Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing's Director of Tournament Operations.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, which was postponed last week because of heavy rains and unsafe boating conditions in the Sabine River watershed, has been rescheduled for June 7-10 at Orange, Texas.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Fond Du Lac, WI.) Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac. The two-story NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) facility's first chamber, and the office space is scheduled to be completed by October 2018 while the second chamber is targeted to be completed by the end of the year.
A one-two punch of cold-water bass tips from a Bassmaster Elite Series Champion
(Apr 4, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) – As evidenced by the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, early spring is a challenging season to consistently find bass fishing success. Fluctuating water levels, variable temperatures and clarity, and even a subtle wind shift can turn feast into famine, demanding that even the most experienced professionals shift on the fly to remain dialed into the spring bass bite.
Bladed Bass Jigs continue their prominence at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic
(Apr 4, 2018 - ) After the last sack of bass hit the scales at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, a final tally of another sort emerged: Seven out of the top ten finishers had cast some type of bladed jig.
PLANO'S ONE-OF-A-KIND V-CRATE HELPS KAYAK ANGLERS ORGANIZE AND FISH FASTER
(Apr 4, 2018 - Plano,IL) Anyone who’s been dragged around a pond by a mule of a largemouth or drenched by the explosive topwater take of a bull redfish, ‘yak-side in just a couple feet of water, understands the appeal of kayak fishing. Simply put, there is no better way to get closer to the action in spots that are essentially inaccessible by any other means, and still remain dry.
(Apr 4, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Black Velvet Canadian Whisky has signed on as an Elite Partner of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for third TXTT event of 2018
(Apr 4, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its third regular-season event on Saturday, April 14, at Amistad Reservoir. The TXTT previously visited the Rio Grande impoundment for the 2012 TXTT championship.
(Mar 30, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Citing recent heavy rains and high water in the Sabine River watershed, B.A.S.S. has decided to postpone the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite presented by Econo Lodge that had been scheduled to begin in Orange, Texas, next week.
AQ Conroe Team #3
(Mar 30, 2018 - Conroe, TX) The fish were on the beds on beautiful Lake Conroe !!! With a light breeze and sunshine pretty much all day, it was an awesome day for fishing.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 30, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 28 teams that came out to fish the third Anglers Quest event of the year on Lake Houston this past Saturday. With the wind out of the southeast at 10 mph and cloudy skies, it made it tough on some and really good for others.
ASA Government Affairs committee outlines industry agenda for coming months
(Mar 30, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) During its annual spring meeting, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Government Affairs committee discussed a variety of sportfishing policy positions and outlined its agenda for the coming months. Over the course of the two-day meeting – held March 26-27, in Washington, D.C. – the committee held briefings with three federal agencies, hosted a panel of key Congressional staff and met with several Congressional offices.
(Mar 28, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Eelpout are in. Burbot are a big deal. Lawyers are likeable. Really?
New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Gulf Coast University March 23-25
(Mar 28, 2018 - FORT MYERS, FL) Women came to learn fishing skills and nailed the fish at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 23-25 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL.
Huntsville’s Salzman Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Event on Wheeler Lake
(Mar 28, 2018 - Rogersville, AL) Boater Ryan Salzman of Huntsville, Alabama, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Wheeler Lake. Salzman earned $5,810 for his win.
Kentucky’s Bays Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Boater Jeremy Knepp of Montgomery, Indiana, caught three bass weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Patoka Lake presented by Navionics. For his win, Knepp pocketed $4,741.
Morrilton’s Dixon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Tournament on Lake Millwood
Mountain Home’s Johnson Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - ASHDOWN, AR.) Boater Wayne Dixon of Morrilton, Arkansas, weighed a 19-pound, 10-ounce, limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division event on Lake Millwood presented by GEARED. For his win, Dixon pocketed $5,866.
Jackson’s Thomas Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division Tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir
Diberville’s Petras Grabs Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - Brandon, MS) Boater Anthony Thomas of Jackson, Mississippi, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division event on Ross Barnett Reservoir. For his win, Thomas earned $5,475.
Stanley, Trobaugh Tie for Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Dale Hollow Lake
Kentucky’s Bennington Takes Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - Byrdstown, TN) Boaters Matt Stanley of Alexandria, Tennessee, and Greg Trobaugh of Rickman, Tennessee, each caught five bass weighing 20 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to tie for the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow Lake presented by Navionics. For their efforts, each boater took home $3,573.
North Carolina’s Chandler Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake
Shawsville’s Jones Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - HUDDLESTON, Va.) Boater Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 12 ounces. For his efforts, Chandler pocketed $7,327.
Rock Hill’s Jennings Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Event on Lake Murray
Cerv Claims Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Boater Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray presented by Navionics.
When Bassmaster Elite Series anglers return to the Sabine River system April 6-9, Louisiana waters will be off-limits. B.A.S.S. is urging Louisiana lawmakers to restore public access to tidal waters closed off by landowners.
(Mar 28, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) When Bassmaster Elite Series anglers return to the Sabine River system April 6-9, Louisiana waters will be off-limits. B.A.S.S. is urging Louisiana lawmakers to restore public access to tidal waters closed off by landowners.
(Mar 28, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) More than 340 pros and co-anglers are set to compete next week, April 5-7, at the Costa FLW Series at Santee Cooper Lakes presented by Bass Pro Shops. The tournament is the third and final regular-season tournament scheduled in the FLW Series Southeastern Division.
(Mar 28, 2018 - Denison, TX) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event April 7 on Lake Texoma. The tournament, hosted by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, is the second of three regular-season events for anglers in the Southern 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.
(Mar 28, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Denali Rods will continue its support of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and collegiate anglers nationwide. As a sponsor of the series, Denali Rods will support collegiate anglers at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing events.
(Mar 26, 2018 - Lake Amistad, TX) The weather conditions on Amistad were more than alluring as Bass Champs hosted the South Regions third event of the season on March 24, 2018. Nearly $53,000 was up for grabs for 175 participating teams in this 103% payback tournament. Lee Leonard and Scott Bronder dominated the win, with plans on sharing their winnings with the family of a fallen comrad.
Louisiana's Parkway High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Louisiana State Championship on Cross Lake
(Mar 26, 2018 - Shreveport, LA) The Parkway High School fishing duo of Ethan Tasche and Hunter Cheney, both of Bossier City, Louisiana., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Louisiana State Championship on Cross Lake.
(Mar 24, 2018 - Grove, OK) Pro Christopher Jones of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, won the Costa FLW Series at Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats Saturday after bringing a limit of bass weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces to the scale. \
(Mar 24, 2018 - Shelby, AL) Since they live just over an hour away, Gardendale High School anglers Jaxon Brown and Jordan McCaleb have always considered Lay Lake their favorite fishery.
(Mar 23, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Sixty-four outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
AQ Tuesday #2
(Mar 22, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) With the winds out of the northwest at 15 mph and a air temp of 62, Lake Houston was choppy and a bit chilly….
(Mar 21, 2018 - LAKE FORK, TX) t was a sight to be seen on Lake Fork March 17, 2018 as Bass Champs hosted their 10th annual Sportsman’s Auto Network Mega Bass tournament – the worlds’ richest one day hourly big bass event.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team #3
(Mar 21, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) What a beautiful day to be on the water. The temperature started out in the mid 60’s Saturday morning and ended up in the 80’s around weigh-in time with a slight breeze out of the southwest about 5-10 mph….
Anglers Quest Rayburn Individual #3
(Mar 21, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Scattered showers on the lake early Sunday morning with the sun coming out to make it a hot afternoon ….
PLANO PRO JORDAN LEE WINS THE BASSMASTER CLASSIC FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
(Mar 21, 2018 - PLANO PRO JORDAN LEE WINS THE BASSMASTER CLASSIC) Long before sunrise last Sunday, Bassmaster Elite angler Jordan Lee woke up as an outstanding professional bass fisherman. No doubt, his 2017 Bassmaster Classic win solidified his place within a select group of pros that are now household names in the world of fishing.
(Mar 19, 2018 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) After three magical days on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, Jordan Lee now belongs to one of the most exclusive fraternities in professional bass fishing.
Coming to life at the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, St. Croix’s New Legend Tournament Bass Dock Sniper fills the void in the heavy lure in tight quarter’s situation
(Mar 18, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) very angler has their own arena. Some are known for their crankbait casting skills; some for their Carolina- or Texas-rigging competency; others, perhaps, a finesse prowess like no other. But if there’s one method for landing even more bass than ones go-to system may be able to produce, it’s fishing docks.
NEW PLANO KVD WORMFILE SPEEDBAGS DELIVER KVD-LEVEL PERFORMANCE AT AN ASTONISHINGLY FAIR PRICE
(Mar 18, 2018 - Plano, IL) Kevin VanDam knows a thing or two about bass fishing. Need proof? VanDam has won the Super Bowl of bass tournaments, the Bassmaster Classic, an unprecedented four times. And he has been named the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year, seven times. Any questions?
(Mar 18, 2018 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) Having found favorable clarity and appealing water temperatures during practice on Lake Keowee’s south end, Kansas State’s Zack Vielhauer and Will Andrie sacked a limit of 13 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Mar 14, 2018 - Paris, TN) The 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash – presented by Berkley was a true test from start to finish for 479 of the best collegiate anglers in the country. Held on Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN, there were three main variables in play over the two days of competition.
(Mar 13, 2018 - Paris, TN) The final day of the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley is in the books. Paris, TN once again has been a warm and welcoming host for the past several days to the college anglers, however the weather didn’t get the same memo on this final day of tournament competition.
(Mar 13, 2018 - ) The Bullard High School duo of Will Carlile and Zachary Hastings, both of Flint, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 15 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Texas State Championship on Lake Palestine.
(Mar 13, 2018 - Grove, OK) More than 280 pros and co-anglers are set to compete next week, March 22-24, at the Costa FLW Series at Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats. The tournament is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Southwestern Division. Hosted by the City of Grove, the event will feature anglers competing for a top award of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
Danny & Michael Bennett conquers over 640 anglers at Bass Champs
(Mar 12, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Sam Rayburn didn’t disappoint Bass Champs East Region on March 10. The massive field of well over 600 contenders were ready to hit it hard, with anticipated rain in the forecast. Big bass were on the prowl, and avid anglers were on their heels.
Missouri’s Fey Jr. Grabs Co-angler Title
(Mar 12, 2018 - Grove, OK) Boater Kevin Miller of Andover, Kansas, caught a 25-pound, 3-ounce, limit Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division season opener on Grand Lake presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Miller pocketed $4,796.
Monterey’s Huff Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Opener on Dale Hollow Lake
Kentucky’s Morrison Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 12, 2018 - Byrdstown, TN) Boater Rod Huff of Monterey, Tennessee, caught five bass Saturday weighing a total of 19 pounds, 5 ounces, to take top honors at the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music Division season opener on Dale Hollow Lake. Huff earned $6,586 for his win.
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