Fishing & Boating News
(Apr 22, 2017 - East Ridge, TN) John Cox is one of the more laid-back professional anglers you’ll find. But from the start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 2, he was confused.
Ohio Angler Tops Pro Field, Wins $42,400 and New Ranger Boat
(Apr 22, 2017 - Grove, OK) Pro Nick Prvonozac of Warren, Ohio, won the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats Saturday after weighing a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces. Prvonozac’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 36 pounds, 6 ounces was enough to earn him $42,400 and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Apr 22, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Today, the Chico State team of Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. Their five-bass limit of 10 pounds, 14 ounces, brought their three-day total to 36-5.
(Apr 22, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Building contractor Nick Wood of Yreka, Calif., lead the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Lake Shasta, California, from start to finish. A day after Wood helped the California B.A.S.S. Nation team claim a victory, he earned the individual title for himself with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 1 ounce.
Southern Open #2
(Apr 21, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Friday is “Moving Day” in each of the nine Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens held throughout the year. When an angler makes a mark on the first day, continued success on Friday almost always is the difference in surviving the cut to 12 or heading home.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Edgewater,FL.) There's a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. Unrivaled Boston Whaler hull construction combines with innovative, purpose-driven design to satisfy the needs of serious anglers, without sacrificing comfort or style.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Loud screams echoed across Lake Shasta today during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. The reason for the elation was the enormous 9-pound, 10-ounce, spotted bass boated by the Chico State team of Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Redding, CA.) The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Lake Shasta may be the most closely contested B.A.S.S. Nation tournament ever. After 11 teams battled for two days on Lake Shasta, the California B.A.S.S. Nation team claimed first place with 293 pounds, 12 ounces, besting second place Utah by a mere 7 ounces.
(Apr 21, 2017 - GROVE, OK.) Four anglers are recovering today after a boating accident on Thursday at the Costa FLW Series at Grand Lake sent three of them to the hospital.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Grove, OK) Day Two of the Costa FLW Series event on Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms and lightning.
(Apr 20, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 44 fishermen, (22 Boats) that showed up to fish the 5th Anglers Quest Tuesday Night Series Tournament !!!!
(Apr 20, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Hunter Shryock did a lot of waiting on Thursday during the opening day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Chickamauga Lake.
Enjoy All-Season Success from Shore
(Apr 20, 2017 - ) Let’s face the facts: nearly everyone gets their start in fishing by casting a line from shore. These outings find us anxious to tangle with “whatever bites” and happy to steal a few moments near the water to wash away life’s trials and tribulations.
(Apr 20, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Sixteen teams showed up today at Lake Shasta to test their bass fishing skills by competing in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. Jacob Wall from the University of Oregon stormed to the lead with a five-bass limit of spotted bass that weighed 15 pounds, 1 ounce.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for fourth TXTT event of 2017
(Apr 19, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its final regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, April 29, at Lake Texoma. The event wraps up the regular season and sets up the TXTT Championship where the race for the Lucas Oil Team of the Year will be determined.
(Apr 19, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MSs.) As 110 of the world’s best bass anglers converge on the central Mississippi fishery, thick-shouldered largemouth bass will be the center of attention at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett, April 27-30, out of Ridgeland.
(Apr 18, 2017 - BEDFORD, Va.) YETI FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake April 29 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Northern Conference. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for $2,000 and an invitation to the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 17, 2017 - Crystal Lake, IL) Torqeedo, long-time supporter of small boat fishing and leader in clean, zero-emission marine propulsion, returned to the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship as a main title sponsor.
(Apr 16, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan will be held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, Oct. 19-21, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Apr 16, 2017 - Dayton, TN) How good is the fishing on Chickamauga Lake right now? Ask Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Coulter, who lives in Knoxville, Tenn., which is about an hour away from the northern end of the 38,000-acre Tennessee River impoundment. Coulter was only minutes removed from missing the cut in an Elite Series event at Toledo Bend earlier this month when he fired off a quick note to Chris Bowes, tournament director for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series.
AQ Tuesday #4
(Apr 12, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 18 teams that came out to fish in the rain. With the storm that came through earlier in the day and the light rain that was falling just before take-off, I didn't think there would be many Anglers show up. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Angler wins Z518 with top finish in Ranger Cup program
(Apr 12, 2017 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Allen Boyd beat a field of 253 anglers to win The Bass Federation 2017 National Championship at Table Rock Lake on April 7. The angler fought through a tough bite for five days to win the "Living the Dream" package. The angler also participated in the Ranger Cup program and took home a brand new Ranger Z518.
Hobart’s McBrayer tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 11, 2017 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Boater Craig Carns of Noblesville, Indiana, weighed four bass totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Lake Patoka presented by Navionics. Carns took home $4,872 for his victory.
Oklahoma’s Torkleson tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 11, 2017 - Iuka, MS) Boater Dustin Lippe of Lampe, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division event on Table Rock Lake. Lippe took home $4,948 for his victory.
(Apr 11, 2017 - GROVE, OK.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event on Grand Lake, April 20-22. The tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southwestern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $40,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
Tennessee’s Armstrong tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 10, 2017 - Gunter) Boater Dennis Barnes of Boaz, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville presented by Navionics.
(Apr 10, 2017 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) The third major televised event of the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is now only weeks away. College anglers from around the country will be heading to Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas for the Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia.
(Apr 10, 2017 - Lake Belton, TX) Lake Belton has been pumping out some big ones this month, and 193 Bass Champs teams were after them April 8th. Excitement was high as a week prior, Belton produced a new lake record nearly 14 pounds! Bass Champs staff and crew were ready with a 102% payback tournament. Randy Hibler & Randy Christian dominated the pack to win over $20,000.
(Apr 10, 2017 - ) There’s nothing like the adventure of saltwater fishing. The adrenaline rush of hooking into a billfish, a big striper, or hard-fighting redfish is second to none. That thrill is undoubtedly what attracts over 11 million Americans to the sport.
University Of Tennessee-Martin Wins Third Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
(Apr 10, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The University of Tennessee-Martin team of Matthew Lamastus of Hornbeak, Tennessee, and Dylan True of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, won the third annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Saturday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 44 pounds, 4 ounces.
(Apr 9, 2017 - Many,LA) After spending 11 seasons on the Bassmaster Elite Series without a victory, John Murray was starting to think his window of opportunity might have already closed. Now, he knows better.
Scott Martin Earns Record Eighth Tour Win, Pockets $125,000
(Apr 9, 2017 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds , 12 ounces, to win the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. Martin’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 60 pounds, 1 ounce, gave him a 1-pound, 11-ounce edge over second-place pro Barry Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama, and earned him $125,400 in the internationally-televised tournament that featured 164 of the world’s best bass anglers.
(Apr 9, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Brothers Michael and Daniel Streeter brought in the winning stringer that weighed an amazing 18.17lbs. (unfortunately they had one fish die on them). they ended up with a total of 17.67lbs. and won the first place check for $1,960.00.....Not to bad for a day on the water doing what you love....Congratulations guys !!!!!
(Apr 9, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Last Tuesday night at Lake Houston there were 14 teams that came out to fish and what a beautiful evening to be on the water..... Fishing was tough, but James Chandler & Sandro Alfaro came in with the winning stringer of 5 fish weighing in at 10.57lbs. They took home $675.00 for 3 hours of fishing....WOW !!! Good job guys !!!
Texas Pro Will Begin Fourth and Final Day With 3-pound, 11-ounce Advantage
(Apr 8, 2017 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, padded his lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine after bringing a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 10 ounces to the weigh-in stage. Wendlandt’s three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 50 pounds even is enough for him to hold the No. 1 seed heading into championship Sunday when the final 10 pros will cast for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(Apr 8, 2017 - Many, LA.) For three days, Jamie Hartman has made southern fishing look easy. Now, he needs one more good day to make his dreams come true.
Arkansas’ Clark Wins Co-angler Title, $20,100
(Apr 8, 2017 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, grabbed the lead Friday at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine after bringing a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces to the scale. Wendlandt’s two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 6 ounces, is enough to give him a thin 2-ounce advantage heading into day three of the four-day event that features 164 of the world’s premier bass anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Missouri Angler Wins B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional Bass Tournament Date: April 7, 2017 at 7:09:48 PM CDT
(Apr 7, 2017 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) The host state continued its dominance of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors at Lake of the Ozarks with Missouri angler Beau Govreau winning the tournament overall title today.
(Apr 7, 2017 - Many, LA.) Where Jamie Hartman comes from, the largemouth bass spawn only lasts about two weeks. So, when the New York resident pre-fished Toledo Bend Reservoir back in February and saw lots of bass already on the beds, he just assumed the spawn would be long done by the time he returned for this week’s Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend presented by Econo Lodge.
Gordon Schluter inducted into the 2017 Class of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
(Apr 7, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) One of the many programs of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisconsin, is recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing.
(Apr 7, 2017 - Shelton, CT) As onboard power demands increase, Hubbell Marine answers the call with high-quality 50 amp cable sets that feature safety indicator LED lights. They notify users when electricity is flowing and, more importantly, when there are wiring problems at the power source.
(Apr 7, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO will renew its sponsorship of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a 2017 series sponsor, SPRO will receive extensive promotion with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events and television series.
Arkansas’ Divis Leads Co-angler Field
(Apr 6, 2017 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 7 ounces, Thursday to grab the early lead at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. Martin will begin day two with a slim 10-ounce edge over Cody Bird of Granbury, Texas, in the four-day event that features 164 of the world’s best bass anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(Apr 6, 2017 - Many,LA) For the second time in three tournaments this season, Jacob Wheeler is sitting atop the leaderboard. The Indiana pro caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 1 ounce during Thursday’s first round of the Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend presented by Econo Lodge.
(Apr 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Recreation leaders from state and federal government agencies, as well as private-sector partners – including a member of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) – helped Members of Congress better understand how to improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters during a Congressional hearing on April 5.
(Apr 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) The recreational fishing and boating community praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level.
New lake record of 13.97-pound largemouth caught during event
(Apr 5, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Matt Cannon, of Troy, Texas and Jared Siegeler, of Belton, Texas, weighed 25.20 pounds to win the third regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on April 1 on Belton Lake. The winning anglers took home a brand new Stratos 189VLO powered by a 150HP Evinrude, valued at $32,395.
(Apr 5, 2017 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Kentucky angler Drew Sadler fished his strengths rather than a pattern to take over the lead in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the first tournament of the 2017 season
(Apr 5, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Erie at Huron, Ohio, April 12-13, for the season-opening event of the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
Madison Southern High School wins TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship at Lake Cumberland
(Apr 4, 2017 - BURNSIDE, Ky.) The Madison Southern High School duo of Brandon Turner and Ricky Seth Hembree, both of Berea, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Kentucky State Championship tournament on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky.
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