Fishing & Boating News
Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush honored war heroes and benefitted Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need
(Nov 14, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge & Spa announced results of its 6th Annual All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament held Nov.8-10 in Islamorada, FL
Existing model lineup also receives new design and styling
(Nov 12, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger's popular Deep V Aluminum line of boats is expanding with the introduction of the all-new VX1888, VX1788 and VS1660 models. Ranger Boats' aluminum line has seen explosive growth due to an unrelenting commitment to delivering innovative designs, feature-packed interiors and unrivaled styling.
Gustafson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Nov 12, 2018 - Gallatin, TN) Boater Toby Corn of Calvert City, Kentucky, caught a two-day cumulative total of seven bass weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card tournament on Old Hickory Lake.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florida Panhandle, FL) When Randall Tharp returned home at 3 a.m. Saturday, October 6, from an eight-day fishing exhibition in China, the tropical depression that would soon become the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Florida Gulf Coast did not appear to be a threat at all. To help recover from jetlag, the Yamaha Pro and some friends even spent Saturday evening watching a college football game on television.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florence, AL) Randy Pierson’s scouting trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake paved the way to victory for the Californian at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Nov 9, 2018 - Florence, AL) Californian Randy Pierson has found much to like about his first trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake — Pierson took the lead today in the second round of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Nov 8, 2018 - Florence, AL) Mark Pierce is fishing what he describes as a “hero or zero” strategy on Pickwick Lake that put him in the lead after weighing-in 22-4 on Day 1 of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
Tips for locating and catching crappies in the waning weeks of autumn
(Nov 7, 2018 - Wolf River (Wisconsin)) Fall is feeding time for predators of every flavor, and crappies are in full-on gorging mode; keenly aware of winter’s lurking. Knowing this, Seaguar and Raymarine pro Troy Peterson knows that finding the food means finding crappies.
(Nov 7, 2018 - MANY, La.) The Haughton High School duo of Jase White of Haughton, Louisiana, and Cole Golden of Adner, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Lake Open.
South Carolina's D.W. Daniel High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Dale Hollow Lake Open in Kentucky
(Nov 6, 2018 - BURKESVILLE, Ky.) The D.W. Daniel High School duo of Levi Popham and Colt Popham, both of Central, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Dale Hollow Lake Open.
(Nov 3, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) Pro Kyle Walters of Grant-Valkaria, Florida, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday – the largest limit of the event – to win the weather-shortened Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville with a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 44 pounds, 3 ounces.
Alternative Ned Rigs Elevate Your Finesse Game
(Nov 3, 2018 - ) The legendary Ned Kehde isn’t likely to utter the phrase that’s made him famous; the term for the rig that’s forever transformed the bass fishing landscape. Actually, the chances of Kehde going third-person like some Prima donna wide receiver are roughly the same as his odds of playing in the NFL.
Texas’ West Leads Co-angler Division
(Nov 3, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) Pro Carl Jocumsen of Queensland, Australia, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces Friday – the only 20-plus-pound limit of the day – to grab the lead after Day One of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville. Jocumsen will bring a slim 3-ounce advantage into the final day of the event, which was shortened to two days after inclement weather moved through the area Thursday.
(Nov 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Polaris Industries Inc., the leading global powersports manufacturer, announced today a strategic partnership that will extend and expand the outdoor brands’ complementary relationship.
Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville Cancelled due to High Winds, Strong Storms in the Area
(Nov 1, 2018 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The first day of competition at the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville was cancelled by FLW officials Thursday due to high winds and strong storms in the area. Competition will resume Friday, Nov. 2, and conclude Saturday, Nov. 3.
(Oct 31, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Aspiring anglers came from as far away as California, Arizona and Virginia to learn from the pros at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, October 19-21 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL.
(Oct 31, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Just when it seemed B.A.S.S. couldn’t possibly provide more competitive opportunities for anglers, the organization announced today that it will be adding a Junior Bassmaster Division to its annual slate of events in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series.
(Oct 24, 2018 - ELIJAY, Ga.) Twelve anglers took part in six head-to-head matchups during Wednesday’s semifinal round of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Classic Bracket on Carters Lake.
The event, which was originally scheduled to take place on Cross Lake Saturday, Nov. 10, was moved to Sunday, Nov. 4, to avoid overlapping with the duck season opener.
(Oct 24, 2018 - Many,LA) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) High School Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with the upcoming Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Lake Open bass-fishing tournament presented by Costa.
(Oct 24, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) After a one-year experiment with a Bassmaster Opens Championship, B.A.S.S. is returning to the popular “win-and-you’re-in” qualifying system from the Opens to the Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
(Oct 24, 2018 - MANY, La.) The YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue with an event next week, Nov. 3, at the YETI FLW College Fishing on Toledo Bend Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Norman Presented by Costa Sunglasses
Virginia’s Smelser Grabs Co-angler Title
(Oct 22, 2018 - HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.) Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 35 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional championship on Lake Norman presented by Costa Sunglasses.
Lake Guntersville Set to Host Costa FLW Series Championship Date: October 18, 2018 at 11:25:38 AM CDT
(Oct 21, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) More than 200 of the top semi-professional bass anglers from both the United States and around the world will visit the Guntersville area Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship at Lake Guntersville.
(Oct 21, 2018 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Dialing into the details was the ticket to victory for Jared Lintner, winner of the 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship on Table Rock Lake.
(Oct 19, 2018 - RIDGEDALE, Mo.) Caleb Sumrall is turning a handicap in his favor, and today it earned him the lead at the Bass
Pennsylvania’s Thompson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Chesapeake Bay
Bahnweg Takes Co-angler Title
(Oct 15, 2018 - North East, MD) Boater Joseph Thompson of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, caught a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the weather-shortened T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional championship on the Chesapeake Bay presented by Lowrance.
Sarasota’s Paquette Grabs Co-angler Title
(Oct 15, 2018 - PALATKA, Fla.) FLW Tour pro Troy Morrow of Eastanollee, Georgia, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 57 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional championship on the St. Johns River presented by Ranger. Morrow earned $65,000 for his efforts, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and automatic entry into the 2019 BFL All-American Championship.
Spring Hill High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Murray Open Presented by Berkley
(Oct 15, 2018 - PROSPERITY, S.C.) The Spring Hill High School duo of Aaron Weed and Robert Wise, both of Columbia, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Murray Open presented by Berkley.
Sarcoxie’s Lawyer wraps up 2018 Costa FLW Series Central Division season with win, earns $88,500
(Oct 14, 2018 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) FLW Tour pro Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude.
(Oct 12, 2018 - Columbus OH) Realtree and Frogg Toggs announce the signing of an agreement to strengthen the partnership between their two brands, as well as enhance their presence in the market place.
(Oct 12, 2018 - Springfield, Mo) A year-long tournament circuit that included eight events in eight states and thousands of anglers from across the country will reach its conclusion next week with the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship on Table Rock Lake.
Tommy Dickerson wraps up 2018 Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division season with win, earns $80,503
(Oct 7, 2018 - WAGONER, OK.) Pro Tommy Dickerson of Orange, Texas, brought three bass weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale on Fort Gibson Lake presented by Mercury. Dickerson’s three-day total of 13 bass weighing 32 pounds, 6 ounces, was enough to earn him the top prize of $80,503, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates For 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing, Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing
(Oct 4, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates For 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing, Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing
Top 2 Pros from Each U.S. Division and 2019 Co-angler Champion Advance to the 2020 Forrest Wood Cup
(Oct 3, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Wednesday the Costa FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2019 season, including new Forrest Wood Cup advancement opportunities and larger first-place awards.
Beat Five Anglers From Your Regional at the All-American and Advance to the FLW Series Championship
(Oct 3, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today the schedule, rules and increased regional payouts for the 2019 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL), which includes the opportunity to fish 10 no-entry-fee championships awarding more than $3 million.
Decision Delivers Victory for Conservation and Anglers
(Sep 7, 2018 - Decision Delivers Victory for Conservation and Ang) The recreational fishing and boating community is applauding the decision by NOAA Fisheries to deny an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) that would have allowed pelagic longline (PLL) vessels into the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area.
(Sep 7, 2018 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) When it comes to the lakes operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, timing is usually vital to the quality of fishing.
(Sep 7, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament to Salute War Heroes/Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush set for Nov. 8-10, 2018 includes war heroes and benefits Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need.
Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Hosts Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish
(Sep 5, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Ladies are invited to the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ for a day of fishing fun and networking on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Conducted by Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, the “Learn to Fish” day features instruction on fishing strategy and techniques, as well as hands-on skill practice with guides.
Illinois’ Haake Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Michigan Division Tournament on Detroit River
(Sep 4, 2018 - Trenton, MI) 23 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Haake took home $3,956 for his win.
Indianapolis’ Moyer Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Lake Monroe
Co-angler Title Goes to Madison’s Bennett
(Sep 4, 2018 - BLOOMINGTON. IN) Boater Stu Moyer of Indianapolis, Indiana, caught four bass Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe. For his win, Moyer earned $6,311.
(Sep 4, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) When Walt Warren started entering B.A.S.S. sweepstakes in 2013, he thought he haNorth Carolina Man Wins Fish With Randy Howell Sweepstakes After 125 Entriesd a chance to win, but it took five years of persistence for it to come to fruition. After 125 entries, Warren won a brand-new bass boat and a chance to fish with 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion Randy Howell.
(Sep 4, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today FLW Tour Marshal VIP Experience details for the 2019 FLW Tour season. The FLW Tour Marshal Experience is the opportunity of a lifetime for serious anglers, and is only available to FLW members who are at least 16 years old. Fans can apply to be a Marshal beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5.
LIVETARGET Reveals the Hollow Body Shiner at ICAST 2018
(Sep 4, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) “Shiner” is the common name for one of the most widely distributed, and certainly one of the most important, freshwater forage groups. Supporting gamefish populations throughout North America, the slender, silvery shiner is found in both lakes and rivers, and frequently
Z-Man Jerk ShadZ in Shiner
(Sep 4, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Legendary inshore guide, Captain C.A. Richardson calls it a nearly failsafe trick for fussy redfish on the shallow flats. Three thousand miles to the northwest, Bassmaster pro Luke Clausen says it’s a devastating dropshot bait for bass, with exceptional attributes not found in traditional soft plastics.
(Aug 26, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) After what he claimed was a tough day, Josh Bertrand of San Tan Valley, Ariz., mastered the New York smallmouth bass and produced a giant five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 1 ounce to take home his first Bassmaster Elite Series championship today.
(Aug 25, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.
(Aug 25, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) For the third day in a row, David Walker of Sevierville, Tenn., stayed consistent with huge smallmouth bass to take the top spot heading into the final round of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 24, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) In dramatic Bassmaster fashion, a new leader took the helm during the second round of official competition at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 23, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) The highly acclaimed "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) educational series is pleased to welcome Scout Boats and Seven Seas Yacht Sales as major partners. The relationship furthers efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming. LLGF is anticipating a new Scout 251 XSS in January of 2019, a quality bay boat that can take anglers fishing inshore as well as offshore.
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