Fishing & Boating News

Thanks to All Who Make It Happen!

1998 Wrap Up ....Countdown to 1999

by: Fishingworld staff,

(Wednesday, December 30,1998 - Lindale, TX)

During 1998 has almost daily experienced an upward growth spiral, reaching over 2 million hits per month during its peak periods. Along with the rapid growth in use, many businesses have joined the community greatly increasing the information and services that are available for the fishing enthusiast.

It is the support that we receive from these advertising sponsors that enable the community to offer the top quality, up to the minute news and information. Their support has been overwhelming, in that many of the businesses are increasing their activity on the web, and adding more information and activities to their web pages, all which just makes the community bigger and better.

We are definitely excited about the up-coming year, and are working late into the night getting all the new and interesting features added to the web sites. Plus we will be adding many more new businesses during 1999 along with other features that we feel the fishermen will enjoy.

While we are greatful for the tremendous support that our advertising partners have given us, we really appreciate the support and enthusiasm that you the fishermen have given Your input is very important to the success of the web site, and we encourage each of you to let those that you share fishing information with know what offers.

Some of the comments we have received from you really bolsters our resolve to make the "very best" information source for fishermen. It is so rewarding to know that the visitors to are utilizing the services and products that are offered.

We are proud to be able to present tournament information and results on a timely basis, along with product releases and industry news, all this helps to establish the sport of fishing as the popular and exciting sport that it is.

1998 certainly has been a year for the internet, but we can tell already that "we ain't seen nothing yet!".... the past couple of weeks our phones have been ringing off the walls with clients wanting to up grade their existing sites, or add new sites to the really makes you wonder what this time next year will be like???

But for 1998 we would like to take this opportunity to say a Big Thanks to all our advertising sponsors, both BIG and small!

Thanks - Skeeter Boats, GIII Boats, Thunder Bullets, Charlie Brewer Slider Lures, Action Marine, Webster, MA; AllStar Electronics, BassCat Boats, Big Sams Tackle, Jasper, TX; Bait Insurance; Boaters Insurance;Best Western Trail Dust Inn, Sulphur Springs, TX; Best Western Inn & Suites, Greenville, TX; Brannans Bass Shop -Powderly, TX; Dawson Marine, Beaumont, TX; Easy Retriever; Fair Jewelers, Jasper, TX; Fall Farm, Mineola, TX; Fish N Stuff, Sherwood, AR; Hamby's Protector; Hide-A-Hook; Holiday Inn - Sulphur Springs, TX; Hooked Up Lures; Joe Thomas Tournament Tested Products; Kayco-Composites; Lake Fork Trophy Bait and Tackle, Emory, TX; Nixon Marine, Walla Walla, Washington; Professional Angler Newsletter; Rayburn Country, Jasper, TX;ReAction Lures; Scales & Tales Merchandise; Spanish Trace Inn, Athens, TX; Super 21 Additive; Team ProFish Screen Saver; The Fishing Store, Garland,TX; TideCraft Boats, Towner Motel, Quitman,TX; Tryco Realty, Hemphill, TX. Also thanks to our Guides, Outfitters and Tournament Organizations - Duck's Guide Service -Sam Rayburn & Toledo Bend; Brandon Shumake, Professional Fishing Guide Sam Rayburn & Toledo Bend; Larry Barnes Lake Fork Guide Service; Angler's Choice Tournament Trails; Big Bucks Bass; Five Star Bass Tournaments; Northland Bass Tournaments; Pro Team Tournament Trails; Tri State Bass Tournaments; Texas State Bass Tournament; KCKL/KLVQ BIG BASS Tournament; Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail; Bass N Bucks Tournament Trails; Sun Country Bass Assn; 100% Bass Tournaments; INBass Tournaments; Ron Speed's Adventures, Inc.; Outdoor Adventure Series - Big Bass Championship.