Fishing & Boating News
(Jun 23, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., scrapped his fish catching game plan because floodwaters washed out his primary hot spot and forced him to find a place to catch bass on the upper Mississippi River.
(Jun 22, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) With this tournament being his fourth visit to the legendary Upper Mississippi River, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., is now eyeballing the $100,000 payday as he took the lead at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 22, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) After winning a team title Thursday as a member of Team Delaware, Mark Hogan made it a clean sweep for “The First State” when individual championships were decided Friday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
New upgrades, great value highlight hand-sized Aqua-Vu® micro 4.3 Stealth
(Jun 21, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Now nearly eight years ago—about the time Apple® unveiled its fourth iPhone—fishing’s first handheld underwater viewer landed in anglers’ hands. The original Aqua-Vu micro Underwater Viewing System opened the lines of communication between humans and fish.
(Jun 21, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Delaware’s nickname is “The First State,” and its anglers won first place on Thursday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Jun 21, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) Nonstop soaking rain, increasing river levels and heavy limits of big smallmouth and largemouth bass were of hot discussion after Thursday’s opening round of competition at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 20, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Dave Turner only caught seven bass in Winyah Bay on the first day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors, but five of those fish were the right ones.
A Pair of Perfect Bass Jigs
(Jun 20, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Like Mikey and his cereal, or the other Mike and his basketball, Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker knows jigs. Colleagues and qualified observers call Walker a master at his craft—one of the most potent anglers out there when armed with that all-time great bass lure. So when Z-Man Fishing tapped Walker to design the perfect line of jigs to his own exacting specs, the task immediately turned into a labor of love.
Versatile new spinning model brings popular 70MXF 1-piece performance to the feature-rich, made-in-the-USA Avid X lineup
(Jun 20, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The heart of St. Croix’s Avid X Series is its stellar SCIII graphite blank with IPC mandrel technology. Its soul banks on the advanced micro-guide platform and efficiently comfortable handle design. Together they create unrivaled performance and value in a USA-crafted rod.
Salisbury’s Hedrick Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Event at High Rock Lake
Timberlake’s Hinger Wins Co-angler Title
(Jun 20, 2018 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Local boater Phillip Hedrick of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division event at High Rock Lake. For his victory, Hedrick earned $3,804.
South Carolina’s Spradley Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
South Carolina’s Lyko Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 20, 2018 - APPLING, Ga.) Boater Joey Spradley of Gloverville, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake. Spradley earned $3,377 for his win.
Hot Springs’ Brown Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Tournament on Lake Dardanelle
Fulton’s Crider Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Russellville, AR) Boater Kevin Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle presented by GEARED. Brown earned $6,256 for his win.
Vermont’s Judd Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Lake Champlain
Co-angler Title Goes to Pennsylvania’s Fenstermaker
(Jun 18, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Boater J.J. Judd of Saint Albans, Vermont, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. Judd earned $5,138 for his win.
Iuka’s Whipple Earns Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Greencille,MS) Local boater Terry Bates of Greenville weighed a 22-pound, 15-ounce limit of bass to win Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on Lake Ferguson. Bates pocketed $4,559 for his catch.
Tennessee’s McClure Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
Campbellsville’s Pillow Takes Co-angler Title
(Jun 18, 2018 - Gilbertsville, KY) Boater Brad McClure of Brentwood, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, McClure took home $4,963.
(Jun 18, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Berkley has signed on as title sponsor of the upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at South Dakota’s Lake Oahe, and sister company Abu Garcia has been named presenting sponsor, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Minnetonka High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Lake Mille Lacs
(Jun 18, 2018 - ISLE, MN) The Minnetonka High School duo of Mitchell McGannon of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Jon Olmsted of Deephaven, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Lake Mille Lacs.
(Jun 16, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) While many anglers leave the launch site and drive as far as time and gasoline allow to reach areas where other fishermen aren’t “pressuring” schools of fish.
(Jun 15, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) Japanese angler Kenta Kimura has two solid reasons to be excited about bass fishing competition on Saturday in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
(Jun 15, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Anglers who have fished the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa portions of the Mississippi River will tell you that the so-called “postspawn funk” is a very real thing.
(Jun 14, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) Japanese angler Kenta Kimura has a good problem to have at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open underway on the Red River.
2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship will be held Oct. 18-20 on Table Rock Lake out of Springfield, Mo.
(Jun 13, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Missouri’s Table Rock Lake has been selected as the site of the new Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship, set for October 18-20, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Jun 12, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) More than 400 pros and co-anglers are set to open the Northern Division next week, June 21-23, at the Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole.
(Jun 12, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S is pleased to announce the launch of a revamped Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC) advocacy website, www.BassForSalt.com. First introduced in 2015, the new site will continue to focus on federal marine fishing issues, relying on the voices of freshwater and saltwater anglers to preserve and grow recreational fishing.
Piney Flats’ Neal Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Tournament on Douglas Lake
Kentucky’s Moore Claims Co-angler Title
(Jun 11, 2018 - KODAK, TN.) Boater Larry Neal of Piney Flats, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake.
Lexington’s Wright Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Tournament on High Rock Lake
Charlotte’s Lyles Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 11, 2018 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Boater David Wright of Lexington, North Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake.
Alexandria’s Stanley Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Tournament on Center Hill Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Smyrna’s Saling
(Jun 11, 2018 - SPARTA, TN.) Boater Matt Stanley of Alexandria, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division
Jasper’s Uebelhor Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Patoka Lake
Bargersville’s Knight Takes Co-angler Division
(Jun 11, 2018 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Boater Nick Uebelhor of Jasper, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Patoka Lake presented by Navionics Saturday with four bass weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces. Uebelhor pocketed $4,637 for his win. “I fished the Costa (FLW Series) event on Kent
Wathen, Mitchell Tie for Co-angler Title
(Jun 11, 2018 - CHEBOYGAN, MI.) Boater Matt Belletini of Troy, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Burt and Mullet lakes Saturday with five bass weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces. Belletini took home $4,601 for his efforts.
Walled Lake Central High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing River Raisin Open in Michigan
(Jun 11, 2018 - MONROE, MI.) The Walled Lake Central High School duo of Reid Oblak of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Jarrod Willbur of Wolverine Lake, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing River Raisin Open. The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship, held June 26-30, on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
(Jun 10, 2018 - ORANGE, Texas) If the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge had been a five-day tournament, the outcome might have been different.
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(Jun 9, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will be returning to Kentucky Lake and Paris, Tennessee for the 6th year, in March 2019.
(Jun 9, 2018 - ORANGE, TX) Hackney Extends His Lead At The Bassmaster Elite Series Event On The Sabine River ORANGE, Texas — Before the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, Greg Hackney had a total weight in mind that he thought an angler would need to win the $100,000 first-place prize.
(Jun 9, 2018 - CADIZ, Ky.) Boater Jake Lawrence of Paris, Tennessee, won the Costa FLW Series at Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine Saturday after bringing a limit of bass weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale. Lawrence’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 72-4 gave him the win by a 7-pound, 5-ounce margin and earned him the top prize of $48,300.
(Jun 8, 2018 - ORANGE, TX) After catching a big limit of bass in his first spot during Thursday’s opening round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, Greg Hackney promptly left the area in hopes of saving it for later in the tournament.
(Jun 7, 2018 - ORANGE, TX) Greg Hackney came into this week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge fully expecting the fishing to be tough. He said he wouldn’t have been surprised if he had caught no more than 5 pounds, 14 ounces of bass during Thursday’s entire opening round.
Match the hatch and fill the ‘well
(Jun 7, 2018 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON) For years, it was a secret shared only by select guides and pros, largely borrowed from the wheelhouse of European pike and zander anglers. Domestically, In-Fisherman Editor In Chief, Doug Stange, was one of the first to demonstrate how lethal soft plastic swimbaits could be on walleye and pike in all kinds of habitat.
(Jun 7, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) The third stop of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Opens is anything but a tournament to determine who wins on the Red River. The river is fishing tough, and the high-stakes prizes up for grabs will be well earned.
(Jun 6, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) Last month, Bethel University was crowned the 2017-2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, joining Bryan College, University of North Alabama, and a long list of other teams in the exclusive club of Cabela's School of the Year winners.
(Jun 6, 2018 - Little Rock, AR) They’ll pour in by the thousands — tiny largemouth bass, no bigger than a human finger, making their way from plastic sacks to freedom. Altogether, some 100,000 black bass fingerlings will be released into the Arkansas River from anglers competing in the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza, helping the fabled fishery bounce back from what biologists call a dramatic decline in spawning habitat.
FLW Teams with Walmart and Take Me Fishing™ to Kick Off National Fishing and Boating Week with #REELFUN Fishing Events at 2,000 Walmart Locations
(Jun 6, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has teamed with Walmart, The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns,
(Jun 4, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) High school bass fishing is spreading like wildfire, and, each summer, the best teams in the nation duke it out at the High School Fishing National Championship. Qualifying for the event is an accomplishment in itself, as only the top ten percent of anglers at state qualifiers make the big show.
(Jun 4, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) On May 30, the Department of the Interior announced a plan designating 19 new National Recreation Trails in 17 states, many of which will enhance public space for recreational fishing.
(Jun 4, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) The Elk Mound High School duo of Cole Steinhorst and Blaze Todd, both of Elk Mound, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Whitefish Chain Open presented by YETI tournament.
11th Annual Chris Lane Kids Fishing Camp Held Memorial Day Weekend Coincides with Fourth Foodland Bass Team Tournament at Lake Guntersville
(Jun 4, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) Each year, on Memorial Day weekend, when the whole country turns its focus on remembering the men and women of the U.S. Military, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion Chris Lane along with his family and friends at Mitchell Foods / Foodland Grocery Stores add giving back into the equation.
(Jun 2, 2018 - SHREVEPORT, La.) For the third time in YETI FLW College Fishing history, the National Championship winners Hunter Freeman and Thomas Soileau from the University of Louisiana-Monroe faced off Saturday in a one-day fish-off on the Red River to decide which team member would represent their school at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
Nick LeBrun tops Boater Division, wins $100,000 and invitation to Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 2, 2018 - SHREVEPORT, La.) Local boater Nick LeBrun of Bossier City, Louisiana, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 35th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Cross Lake with a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 62-8.
(Jun 1, 2018 - SHREVEPORT, La.) Local boater Randy Deaver of Blanchard, Louisiana, grabbed the lead at the 35th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Cross Lake Friday with five bass weighing 25 pounds, 3 ounces, bringing his two-day cumulative total to 10 bass weighing 46-3.
(Jun 1, 2018 - SHREVEPORT, La.) The University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) duo of Thomas Soileau and Hunter Freeman, both of Monroe, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit Friday totaling 15 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest limit weighed in the three-day tournament – to win the 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Red River presented by Lowrance C-MAP Genesis.
Abundant and aggressive, the sheepshead is one of the sea’s tastiest fish. Savvy sonar operation helps to pinpoint "the other white meat"
(May 31, 2018 - ) Bucktooth bandits with a frustrating habit of stealing ill-presented baits. That’s one way to describe sheepshead; but you might also call them sporty, abundant and oh, so tasty.
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