Fishing & Boating News
(Sep 3, 2015 - Wagoner, OK) Every angler who fishes all three tournaments in any of the three Bassmaster Open divisions shares the same dream. That dream is to win one of the events and qualify for the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
â€¨Recruiting anglers isnâ€™t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
(Sep 2, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) When it comes to anglers dropping in and out of the sport from year-to-year: thereâ€™s good news and bad news, and both are surprising.Â The bad news is anglers arenâ€™t nearly as avid as we like to think. The good news is thereâ€™s far more opportunities to engage people in fishing than one would believe.
(Sep 2, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the worldâ€™s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 High School Fishing Central Conference Championship tournament. The tournament is open to High School Fishing teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin that finished in the top 10-percent from their State Championship tournament.
(Sep 2, 2015 - NORTH EAST, Md.) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Chesapeake Bay September 12-13 for the Northern Conference Championship tournament. Forty-five college teams have qualified for this event will be competing for a top award of $4,000 and a berth in the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Jimmy Bass of Ocala, Florida, won the $10,000 grand prize playing FLW Fantasy Fishing and being named the top-scoring player in the seven-event Walmart FLW Tour season.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Tom Barry of Oak Forest, Illinois, correctly picked eight of the top 10 anglers in professional bass fishingâ€™s world championship â€“ the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart. For his picks, Barry won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, beating out thousands of players from around the world to win the top prize.
(Sep 1, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six two-day BFL Super Tournaments on Saturday, September 12, as the Bama division heads to Lake Mitchell, the Cowboy division competes on Toledo Bend Lake, the Great Lakes division stops at the Mississippi River, the Hoosier division tackles the Ohio River, the Mountain division fishes the Barren River, and the North Carolina division takes on Lake Norman.
Throwback event features free games, prizes, food samples and big bargains on outdoor gear.
(Aug 31, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Bass Pro Shops throwback event to bid summer goodbye, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada.* Hometown Festival family activities include free games, craft, prizes, face painting, food samples, and the chance to win a vintage Bass Tracker package during the Throwback Sweepstakes.
(Aug 31, 2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) Collegiate bass fishing fanatics will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 when the 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's is set to air on the NBC Sports Network at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Birr wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Brandon Gray of Bullock, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 14 ounces. For his victory, Gray earned $5,886.
Glouse wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - LAKE WYLIE, S.C.) Michael Webster of Gastonia, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Webster earned $4,476.
Foutz wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - Gallatin,TN) Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, brought five bass totaling 13 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division Super Tournament on Old Hickory Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Boggs earned $4,257.
(Aug 31, 2015 - Shelbyville, IL) Shawn Hemken of Walshville, Illinois, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 11 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Hemken earned $6,882.
Clift wins co-angler title
(Aug 31, 2015 - Lawrenceburg, IN) Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Martinkovic earned $6,244.
(Aug 31, 2015 - OKeechobee, FL) Thadeus Ragan of West Park, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 47 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Ragan earned $6,922.
(Aug 30, 2015 - Lake Livingston, TX) Jeff & Jimmy fished out of Jeff's Phoenix/Mercury rig.Â Jeff reported catching their fish mid lakeÂ flipping in 5 feet of water. They led the first day with an awesome limit that weighed 19.10 lbs. And had they weighedÂ the biggest bass of the weekend for 5.91 lbs.Â Day 2 they came in with 5 bass that went 17.88 lbs. For a two day total of 36.98 lbs. They took home a total of $3,250.00.... CongradulationsÂ guys!!!!
(Aug 30, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Aaron Martens slept through his alarm clock Sunday morning, got on the water 30 minutes late and still clinched the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title three weeks early.
(Aug 30, 2015 - DETROIT, MI) A thrilling and unprecedented conclusion to the 2015 Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair brought a new level of anticipation to the professional bass-fishing world.
Central Wisconsin River Series Championship, September 26 and 27.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Lake Mohawksin, WI) 72 tested anglers will descend on the Tomahawk area on September 26 and 27 to compete in the Central Wisconsin River Series Championship presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery. 36 two-person teams will compete for over $9,800 in cash and prizes over two days on the beautiful Lake Mohawksin System.
(Aug 29, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Following the first day of competition, Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, claimed that paying attention to the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings was negatively affecting how he approached each day. He hasnâ€™t checked the points in a couple of months. Heâ€™s been swinging for the fence ever since. Â
Hicks wins co-angler title
(Aug 29, 2015 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) David Matual of Chicago, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division finale on Lake Erie presented by Evinrude with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 65 pounds even.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Tower, MN) Applying local knowledge on unfamiliar tournament water is a risk sometimes worth taking. Doing just that paid off for Wisconsinâ€™s Gary Adkins, winner of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional on Lake Vermilion.
(Aug 28, 2015 - Detroit, MI) There was ample position shifting taking place on Fridayâ€™s leaderboard that kept things very interesting. Day 2 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair proved that some dreams never die, and persistence can pay off big time!
(Aug 27, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Weather is always a dynamic element in competitive bass fishing, but it is the biggest factor when the tournament is taking place on big lakes. Â
(Aug 27, 2015 - ) Recreational anglers have scored a small but significant victory towards correcting Gulf red snapper allocation.
Bearhug Outerwear offers surrounded warmth that's replenished by your body's core resulting in possibly the highest warmth to weight ratio ever.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Chicago, IL) Today, Bearhug Outerwear LLC announced the launch date of their new line of outerwear that offers instant relief from the cold. Their patent pending "double loft front" is a direct response to the clear limitations of current options â€“ namely kangaroo pockets, which offer little warmth and coverage.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, August 29. The Hoosier division will take on the Ohio River in an event that was rescheduled from July as up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for the top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.
Sportfishing Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiativeâ€¨
Policy veteran will focus on fishery policy for this important new program in the number one fishing state
(Aug 26, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Kellie Ralston, a fifth generation Floridian and an expert in Floridaâ€™s marine fisheries management, has joined the ASA staff as Fishery Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. She joins Gary Jennings who is the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiativeâ€™s coalition building efforts. Ralstonâ€™s tenure began on Monday, August 24, 2015. She will be based in Tallahassee, Floridaâ€™s state capitol.
The benchmark for quality fish 'n' play boats adds 175-horsepower model to its lineup.Â
(Aug 26, 2015 - Flippin, AR) The Ranger 212LS ReataÂ®, introduced for the 2014 model year, continues to set the benchmark for quality and performance in family-oriented fish 'n' play boats. Based on the success and popularity of that introduction, Ranger is adding a more compact model to its acclaimed ReataÂ® line, delivering a true family boat that can fish all morning and pull skiers all day.
(Aug 26, 2015 - TOWER, MN.) Corey Brant wants much more than continuing to lead the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional. Thatâ€™s not asking much, either.
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
(Aug 23, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) Professional angler Brad Knight of Lancing, Tennessee, crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita.
(Aug 23, 2015 - Huntsville, AL) FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
Dean Coleman & Jimmy Emmons Jr.- Anglers of the Year.
(Aug 23, 2015 - Lake Houston, TX) Kary & Chris won it today by 0.02 lbs. They weighed in 5 bass that went 13.95 lbs., and won $1,510.00. Chris reported that theyÂ "Covered a lot of water from the north end to the south end of the lake, caught several limits and all our fish were caughtÂ flippin' shallow cover with Texas rigged Bass Kandi Speed Bugs and Sweet Sticks.
Indianapolis Pro Takes Narrow 12-Ounce Lead Into Final Day
(Aug 23, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Professional angler Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds even to regain the lead after day three of the four-day Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart.
Salt Lake Cityâ€™s Hawk Wins Co-angler Title, $50,000
(Aug 21, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world continued their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Friday.
(Aug 21, 2015 - Jacksonville, TX) Folks, We have not put in together for some time.Â Last time we put in was when I came back from Devils River in April.Â I have had some great adventures since then.
Ranger quality and performance, best-in-class interior space for less than $26,000 MSRP.Â Â Â
(Aug 20, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Recreational anglers eager to experience Ranger quality and performance without the need for a 20-plus-foot, professional-tournament-ready platform have a new fiberglass boat that easily fits into virtually anyone's lifestyle and budget.
(Aug 21, 2015 - Mt. Pleasant, SC) A great sound system not only delivers crisp, clear tunes, but also adds sophisticated flair to a boat. Prospec Electronics' INFMC30 weatherproof wired remote helps make the company's INFPRV350 and INFMBB3030 radios easy to control, while providing style.
(Aug 20, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Thursday.
Uncompromising comfort and performance for big, demanding watersÂ
(Aug 20, 2015 - Flippin, AR) From Lake Erie to Sam Rayburn and places in between, some of the country's biggest fish make their homes in some of the nation's biggest and most demanding waters. Cranking offshore ledges, dropshotting deep rock piles or even making check-in time while conditions are rough is no place for undersized -Â or underpowered -Â boats.
Tournament-proven performance for less than $60,000 MSRP.Â Â
(Aug 20, 2015 - Â Flippin, AR) Ranger's reputation for building the industry's best boats centers on the brand's insistence on quality components, innovation, fit, finish and unmatched resale values.
(Aug 20, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) With the seventh stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series tour complete, total attendance records have already been shattered before the tourâ€™s final events.
(Aug 20, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long. Over the past two weeks, all but one Boat Bling pro has announced via social media that they will not be competing against the winning amateur challenger.
Tuesday Night Tournament
(Aug 20, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Sandro Alfaro & James Chandler came in with one of two limits caught tonight that weighed 12.05 lbs. They also had the biggest bass of the evening that weighed 3.61 lbs.Â Sandro and James won a total of $515.00.
THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - Islamorada, FL.) THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Erie August 27-29 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final regular-season stop of 2015 in the Northern Division. Â
Rusty Clark and Cory Rambo Claim Anglers of the Year.
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) The fish were biting this weekend.. Anglers Quest last regular seasonÂ Team Tournament was AWESOME!!! There were 23 teams that came out to fish, and 20 of those caught limits. There were 8 limits that weighed over 20 lbs.!!!Â
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) Clayton Boulware runs away with the Angler of the Year title once again! Clayton came in first place today with five fish that weighed 15.90 lbs.
StructureScan 3D offers sonar perspective like never before
(Aug 17, 2015 - Tulsa, OK) Sonar has been opening anglers' eyes to the underwater world ever since Lowrance first made waves with its iconic "little green box" back in 1957.Â In the years since, fishermen have enjoyed a steady stream of technological advancements that have enhanced our view beneath the surface, while improving our understanding of fish location and behavior.Â
â€¨Grant will sponsor research for summer flounder stock assessments â€¨that help benefit anglers
(Aug 17, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The FishAmerica Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve fishing access to summer flounder.
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