Fishing & Boating News
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.
Rock Hill’s Jennings Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Event on Lake Wylie.
Grover’s Ward tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - ROCK HILL, S.C.) Boater Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie. Jennings took home $5,945 for his victory.
Hamilton’s Sykes tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - BLOOMINGTON, Ind) Boater Chris Myers of Madison, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Lake Monroe presented by Navionics. Myers took home $6,394 for his victory.
(Jun 18, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, won the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses Sunday after bringing a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2
(Jun 17, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) Carl Svebek III has been a professional angler for most of his life. He cut his teeth fishing tournaments on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and he went on to fish in several major series as an adult. Eight years ago, Svebek dropped out of sight. He stopped fishing professionally. He had lost his title sponsor and was going through a divorce. So he decided to give up the sport he loved to spend more time with his children who hadn’t seen much of dad while he was on the road fishing.
(Jun 17, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought five bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to the scale Saturday to retain his lead at the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses with a three-day cumulative of 15 bass weighing 51-9. Monsoor will begin the fourth and final day of competition with a slim 2-ounce edge over Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Florida, who improved from 15th to 2nd in after weighing a five-bass limit totaling 19-7.
(Jun 17, 2017 - Austin, TX) Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer.
Bryan Thrift Clinches 2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year title, $100,000
(Jun 16, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces, to the scale Friday to grab the lead at the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses. Monsoor’s two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 36-4 gives him a 1-pound, 2-ounce advantage heading into Day Three of the four-day event that features the best bass anglers from across the globe competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
T-Roy Broussard hunts alligators for a living.
(Jun 16, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) On Saturday, he’ll hunt for an even more elusive prize — a berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Broussard, who lives 30 minutes away in Port Arthur, Texas, maintained his lead on Friday at the Bass Pro Shops Central Open No. 2 on the Sabine River.
(Jun 16, 2017 - Hayward, CA ) Some species of fish, especially after spawning, won't chase fast-moving bait. The problem is, many outboard engines won't run at the low RPMs needed to entice a bite.
(Jun 16, 2017 - Pueblo, CO) The Roaring Fork High School duo of Josey Morford and Alec Sloan, both of Carbondale, Colorado, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 12.04 pounds to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Colorado State Championship tournament on Lake Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado.
(Jun 15, 2017 - OLD TOWN, MAINE) Johnson Outdoors, a global leader in innovative outdoor recreation equipment products, today announced plans to expand product offerings under its flagship Old Town brand, maker of award-winning, market-leading canoes and kayaks.
(Jun 15, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to expand the 2017 private recreational fishing season for Gulf of Mexico red snapper.
B-Fish-N Tackle’s MasterFlash Jig taps into key predator-prey interactions
(Jun 15, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, often unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. All that’s left is an explosion of scales and flesh and violence— a flashy feast for the eyes that triggers primal responses from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.
Minnesota’s Larson Leads Co-angler Field
(Jun 15, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Pro Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, grabbed the early lead Thursday after Day One of the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Jun 15, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) As one of the alligator-hunting stars of the History Channel’s “Swamp People” show, T-Roy Broussard should know a thing or two about backwaters, bayous and brackish-water fisheries like the Sabine River.
(Jun 14, 2017 - Paris, TN) When hundreds of high school anglers spread out across sprawling Kentucky Lake for the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods next week, they are likely to find highly educated bass, warns John Garrett, the 2016 Carhartt College Classic Bracket champion.
(Jun 13, 2017 - ) For the second time in the four-year history of the event, the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship is headed to Arkansas.
(Jun 13, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event at Lake Champlain, June 22-24. The tournament, which is presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Northern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $46,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Don’t be surprised when your smartphone goes full A.I., 3D and solar powered—all at once. Or when your device lets you interact with lifelike holographic images. Or when something called ‘augmented reality’ endows your phone with Star Trek Tricorder powers, scanning, analyzing and enhancing anything in your world.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Monroe, MI) The Roosevelt High School duo of Nicolas Biundo and Joey Deichelbohrer, both of Wyandotte, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Michigan Open tournament on the River Raisin.
Bills will support science and management to support the region’s fisheries
(Jun 12, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA. VA) The sportfishing industry offered its full support for two bills introduced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to manage and conserve the Great Lakes’ fisheries. Recreational fishing in the Great Lakes helps support a $7 billion economy and 75,000 jobs.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Take-off was at 5:45 am on Saturday, June 11, 2017.....It was a beautiful morning and turned out to be a great day to fish Ole Sam.
(Jun 10, 2017 - MONTEVALLO, AL.) Joshua Butts and Reid Conner of Wallace State-Hanceville rose to the top of the leaderboard once again as they took the title of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lay Lake with a three-day total of 40 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Jun 9, 2017 - SHELBY COUNTY,AL.) Conditions changed once again at Lay Lake as the full field of teams battled to not only take the top spot, but also to make the cut and fish on the final day.
(Jun 9, 2017 - SHELBY COUNTY,AL.) Lay Lake is changing day by day as storms passed through the area earlier in the week, making fishing tough. When the dust settled after Thursday’s weigh-in, JP Kimbrough and Jared Rascoe of Louisiana State University-Shreveport took the lead with 17 pounds, 1 ounce, on the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops donating 40,000 rods and reels in nationwide effort to get more kids outside
Gone Fishing movement aims to introduce fishing to families everywhere with free activities, donations and partnerships
(Jun 8, 2017 - Springfield, MO) Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families everywhere to get off the couch and head outdoors to discover the fun of fishing this summer.
(Jun 8, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) T-Roy Broussard got his first taste of professional bass fishing when the Bassmaster Elite Series made a stop in Orange, Texas, back in 2013.
(Jun 5, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Ala., wasn’t dominating the event until he weighed 16 pounds, 9 ounces of bass during the final weigh-in to take home $100,000 and the third championship of his career at the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle presented by Econo Lodge.
Reynolds/Thompson claim Team of the Year title
(Jun 5, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Kyle Rowe and Ted Pate walked away with a prize package worth $64,000 for winning the championship event of the 2017 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's on June 3-4 on Lake Livingston. The anglers' winnings included a fully rigged Ranger Z519C with a 225HP Evinrude G2 outboard and $1,605 of Anglers Advantage cash.
Grant Hopson and Wes Ward Win Third Annual Foodland Bass Team Tournament
(Jun 5, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) On Memorial Day weekend each year, Chris Lane, a Bassmaster Elite Series professional angler, his family and the folks from Mitchell Grocery, make it a point to honor those who have given their lives for this country, and to also create new memories for everyone involved in the Reeling In Future Pros Kids Camp and Foodland Bass Team Tournament.
North Alabama and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Finish 2nd and 3rd Respectively
(Jun 5, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Bryan College has won the 2017 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title! Widely regarded as the hardest and most sought after college fishing title in the nation, this is the first time that Bryan College has earned this prestigious award. In only their programs third year out on the circuit, Bryan College has managed to accomplish this amazing feat and garner the attention of the entire fishing community.
(Jun 5, 2017 - Lake Tawakoni, TX) Bass Champs North Region rocked and rolled on Lake Tawakoni June 3rd for the final regular team event of 2017. Challenging weather conditions gave 177 teams a run for their money in this 106% payback tournament.
Tennessee’s Deakins Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins T-H Marine BFL All-American Tournament on Pickwick Lake
Marshall Deakins tops Boater Division, wins $125,000 and invitation to Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 4, 2017 - Florence, AL) Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake. Deakins’ three-day cumulative catch of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds, 6 ounces was enough to earn him $125,000 and a berth into the world championship of bass fishing – the Forrest Wood Cup.
(Jun 3, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Mark Davis of Mount Ida, Ark., is no stranger to tough tournaments, and during Saturday’s second round of competition, he caught 19 pounds, 4 ounces of bass to take the lead at the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle presented by Econo Lodge. His two-day total is 33-9.
KSU's Alsop Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship Fish-Off on Wilson Lake, Entry to Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 3, 2017 - Florence, AL) For just the second time in YETI FLW College Fishing history, the National Championship winners Travis Blenn and Kyle Alsop from Kansas State University faced off Saturday in a one-day fish-off on Wilson Lake in North Alabama to decide which team member would represent their school at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
(Jun 3, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Mabank High School duo of Justin Shelton of Seven Points, Texas, and Dakota Pfoh, of Eustace, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2017 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake in Florence, Alabama. The win earned the team trophies, the title of national champions and each angler a $5,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Onboard power management is a concern, particularly on larger yachts where multiple light sources can represent a continuous drain. The Hella marine EuroLED 75 downlight provides bright, glare-free illumination yet draws less than 3W. Its superior design also enables both interior and exterior use aboard for a cohesive look.
Tennessee’s Deakins Extends Lead on Day Two of T-H Marine BFL All-American Tournament on Pickwick Lake
(Jun 2, 2017 - Florence, AL) Boater Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, extended his lead at the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake Friday with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces, bringing his two-day cumulative total to 10 bass weighing 45 pounds, 1 ounce.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Kansas State University team of Travis Blenn of Westmoreland, Kansas, and Kyle Alsop of Overland Park, Kansas, weighed a five-bass limit Friday totaling 11 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Bass-fishing superstar Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., is in an early position to win a record-breaking 24th Bassmaster title. After weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces, the four-time Classic champion is leading the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Dardanelle presented by Econo Lodge.
Kansas State University Takes Lead After Day Two of YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake
(Jun 1, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Kansas State University team of Travis Blenn of Westmoreland, Kansas, and Kyle Alsop of Overland Park, Kansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces to grab the lead Thursday at Day Two of the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis.
Kentucky’s Taylor Leads Co-anglers
(Jun 1, 2017 - Florence, AL) Boater Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, took the early lead at the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 6 ounces. Deakins will begin Day Two of the three-day competition with a 2-pound, 14-ounce lead over second-place angler Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, who weighed in five bass totaling 21 pounds, 8 ounces.
(Jun 1, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Kentucky Lake, June 8-10. The tournament, which is presented by Lowrance, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Central Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $50,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
Angler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Forrest Wood Cup Field to all be Decided
(Jun 1, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) The seventh and final regular-season event of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass fishing, is coming to Marbury June 15-18 for the FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Costa Del Mar. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners, the tournament will feature 320 pros and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the Pro Division and up to $25,000 cash in the Co-angler Division.
AQ Rayburn Individual #4
(May 29, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Tommy Hill is on them at Rayburn !!!! What's his secret you ask? He says it those Santone Swim baits..... You'll have to ask him for more details.... Tommy says all his fish bit the Santone Swim Jigs.
AQ Rayburn Team #4
(May 29, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The Memorial day weekend isn't just about fishing or Bar-B-Que or even relaxing.... it's about all this and more. But it's about all this because of all the men & women who have protected our Freedom.
Auburn University and Tusculum College take 2nd and 3rd Respectively
(May 27, 2017 - Florence, AL) Day Two of the 2017 BoatUS Colligate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's on Pickwick Lake began with calm and cool conditions. How would another weather change affect the fishing conditions was on the minds of the top five teams all of whom had weighed in more than 20 pounds on day one.
A controversial two-year pilot program could lead to a private recreational limited access program for red snapper
(May 26, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently announced a controversial two-year pilot program for Gulf of Mexico red snapper management. Expected to begin in 2018, the program will allow 150 randomly-selected offshore anglers in the state access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. These anglers must agree to take part in a mandatory reporting program via smartphones in order to participate in the pilot program.
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