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Fog Cancels Day Three, Louisiana’s Lasyone Declared Winner at Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division Opener on Sam Rayburn
Dense Fog Forces Organizers to Cancel Final Day, Prizes and Points Awarded after Two Days of Competition
(Feb 17, 2018 - Jasper, TX) A dense fog on Sam Rayburn Reservoir forced the cancellation of the final day of competition Saturday at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by YETI. Dry Prong, Louisiana boater Kevin Lasyone, who led the first two days of competition and was set to start Day Three with a 10½-pound lead, was declared the winner.
(Feb 15, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements proved to be more than just a big bass event - this was also a battle against the elements. This past Sunday, February 11th, 200+ anglers descended upon Sam Rayburn Reservoir with temperatures in the low 40's and one goal in mind - find the biggest bass and head to the scales.
(Feb 15, 2018 - Miami, FL) Boston Whaler's new 380 Realm is designed to take boaters beyond the horizon and back, combining incredible capability and performance with outstanding comfort, a purposeful array of amenities, and clever design choices throughout. Making its World Premiere at February's Miami International Boat Show, the 380 Realm joins the 350 Realm as the first models in a new family of boats from the Unsinkable Legend.
(Feb 15, 2018 - Miami, FL) Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to introduce its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new engine family, which builds on the success of Mercury's 75-150hp FourStroke outboards, features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.
Lowrance® Renews FLW Sponsorship with Multi-Year Agreement, Remains Exclusive Marine Electronics Sponsor of FLW
(Feb 15, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since it invented the first consumer sonar device in 1957, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement that will extend through the 2020 FLW tournament season.
Anglers win Ranger Z518C with 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard
(Feb 14, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Phil Marks, of Dallas, Texas, and Tim Reneau, of Richland Springs, Texas, weighed 37.04 pounds to win the second regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) February 10 on Sam Rayburn.
(Feb 13, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The national championship locations and dates for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods have been released, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Feb 12, 2018 - LAGRANGE, Ga.) The Gilmer High School fishing club duo of Thomas Chastain and Carter Ott, both of Ellijay, Ga, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Georgia State Championship on West Point Lake.
(Feb 12, 2018 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.) The Oregon State University team of Eric Kennedy, of Woodland, California, and William Eschliman, of Eugene, Oregon, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Havasu presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with four bass weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces.
(Feb 12, 2018 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The Bethel University team of Cole Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, and Carter McNeil of Abbeville, South Carolina, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole presented by Bass Pro Shops tournament Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce – the third-largest five-bass limit ever weighed in the 10-year history of FLW College Fishing.
(Feb 12, 2018 - Lake Falcon, TX) 164 teams hit it hard on Lake Falcon for Bass Champs’ South Regions second event of the 2018 season. Hitting it hard after a weather delay, many teams found hungry big bass, resulting in phenomenal catches paired up with astounding paydays.
Bartow’s Malys Takes Co-angler Title
(Feb 12, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Boater Ronnie Buck of Miami, Florida, caught five bass weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Buck took home $5,504.
Liberty’s Rampey Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Hartwell
Edgefield’s Carroll Earns Co-angler Title
(Feb 12, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Boater Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division opener on Lake Hartwell. Rampey pocketed $5,886 for his win.
(Feb 11, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Before this week, it had been more than 15 years since Takahiro Omori fished a major professional bass tournament on Lake Martin.
Local Pro Tops Field at Costa FLW Series Event, Takes Home $40,200
(Feb 10, 2018 - Lake Havasu City, AZ) Local angler Shaun Bailey of Lake Havasu City weighed five bass totaling 15 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Havasu presented by Ranger Boats. Bailey’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 49 pounds, 5 ounces, was enough to earn him top honors and $40,200.
(Feb 10, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) While fishing Saturday’s semifinal round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge, Takahiro Omori caught a bass that had two crankbaits in its mouth.
(Feb 9, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Since the Bassmaster Tournament Trail hasn’t visited Lake Martin for a major event in more than 15 years, the belief coming into this week’s Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge was that veteran local anglers with recent experience on the fishery had a chance to dominate.
(Feb 8, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Conventional wisdom says one big bass per day will give you a good shot at winning a tournament on Lake Martin.
(Feb 7, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-25, 2018 for their saltwater fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing.
(Feb 6, 2018 - Tulsa,OK) Major League Fishing (MLF) and General Tire formally announced today that General Tire will be the title sponsor and official tire of MLF beginning in 2018. The multi-year agreement kicks off with the General Tire Major League Fishing Summit Cup's first event airing on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2 - 4 p.m. ET, on Outdoor Channel.
(Feb 6, 2018 - Jasper, TX) More than 440 pros and co-anglers are set to open the Southwestern Division next week, Feb. 15-17, at the Costa FLW Series at Sam Rayburn Reservoir – the largest FLW Series event ever held on the fishery. The tournament, presented by YETI, is the first regular-season event scheduled in the FLW Series Southwestern Division.
(Feb 5, 2018 - Lake Travis, TX) Bass Champs Central Region kicked off their 2018 season February 3rd on Lake Travis. Chilly and windy weather conditions set the scene for 193 teams to compete for a portion of this 106% payback event. Gary Weimer and Jeremiah Wafford reeled in the winnings taking 1st place and the guaranteed $20,000 purse.
How one globe-trotting angler taps winter smallmouth bass in the Gopher State
(Feb 5, 2018 - ) The vast majority of northern bass anglers hang up their open-water gear for the winter. With most lakes under inches (if not feet) of ice by January, most fishing involves an eight-inch hole in the ice.
Georgia’s McCay Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee
Williamston’s Lesley Earns Co-angler Title
(Feb 5, 2018 - SENECA, S.C.) Boater J.R. McCay of Helen, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division opener on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. For his efforts, McCay took home $4,004.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open
(Feb 3, 2018 - Kissimmee, FL) Mobility and versatility were the keys ingredients for Lakeland, Fla., pro Bobby Lane who completed the wire-to-wire win at the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open at Big Lake Toho Marina with a three-day total weight of 60 pounds.
(Feb 2, 2018 - Kissimmee, FL) Bobby Lane has seen both ends of the weigh-in order, but after Friday’s second round of competition on Florida’s Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, he remains atop the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open with a two-day total of 42 pounds.
(Feb 2, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) It’s been almost four months since Brandon Palaniuk raised the trophy at the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of 2017, but the long countdown to a new season is nearly done.
(Feb 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro competitors Andy Young of Mound, Minnesota, and William Campbell of Middlesboro, Kentucky, were involved in a boat collision on opening day of the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee last week.
(Feb 1, 2018 - Kissimmee, FL) Bobby Lane is no astrologist, but he threw some serious props to the heavenly bodies in the wake of his massive Day 1 limit that weighed 31 pounds, 7 ounces, and took the lead at the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open on Florida’s Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
(Jan 31, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) General Tire will sponsor Winning Ways, a popular spinoff of The Bassmasters TV show on ESPN2, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Jan 31, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Michael Ray of Elk River, Minn., is the lucky winner of the Fish with Kevin VanDam Sweepstakes, and he could not be happier about it.
(Jan 31, 2018 - Lake Havasu City, AZ) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the season with an event Feb. 10 on Lake Havasu. The tournament, hosted by the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the first of three regular-season events for anglers in the Western Conference, and will feature a top prize of a $2,000 club scholarship and an invitation to compete in the 2019 College Fishing National Championship.
: AQ Rayburn Team #1
(Jan 31, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The fog was thick !!!! But there were still 27 teams braved the fog to fish the first AQ Rayburn Team Event of 2018… There were a total of 18 limits weighed in, 102 fish, and 267.06 total lbs. weighed……WOW….Tommy & Paul from LakeView Motel, RV and Grocery took really good care of and released all of the fish caught today……we appreciate them !!!!
AQ Rayburn Individual #1
(Jan 31, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Thirty-eight Individuals came out to fish on Sunday January 29th, the first AQ Rayburn Individual Event of 2018…. And we had some amazing weights. AQ pays 1 place for every 5 entries, so we paid 7 places and one big bass…
(Jan 30, 2018 - Lake Havasu City, AZ) As many as 300 pros and co-anglers are set to compete Feb. 8-10 at the Costa FLW Series Wester Division opener at Lake Havasu presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event will feature anglers competing for a top award of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-h
(Jan 30, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) In the latest of a series of agreements with B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, Mossy Oak has become the presenting sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the upper Chesapeake Bay, B.A.S.S. announced today.
71 anglers fishing on 19 boats released 130 sailfish over the two-day gripping competition
(Jan 30, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Team Mdala clinched First Place at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa 28th Annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament, Jan. 26-28, 2018, in Islamorada, FL. The Overall Champions took the lead by releasing their 13th sailfish one-minute prior to Team Relentless. Mdala team members included Steve and Eric Pfeifer of Sturgeon Bay, WI; Cody Gunther of Tavernier, FL and Tyler Valles of Key Largo, FL.
(Jan 30, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) The Alabama Rig® (A-Rig) exploded onto the bass fishing scene in 2011. Downsized versions of umbrella rigs (aka spreader rigs) used for eons trolling pelagic saltwater and freshwater predators, these wire baits are designed to emulate a school of baitfish on-the-run. Their use sometimes controversial, A-Rigs have played dominant roles in many competitive bass fishing events.
(Jan 30, 2018 - Westlake Village, CA) Introducing the next generation of electric boats… ElectraCraft's all new TR Series Tri-Cat! This sleek and innovative design provides greater stability for superior maneuverability and performance. 3 sizes are available to fit every desire; 152TR, 162TR and 182TR, accommodating up to 12 adults comfortably.
Leesburg Pro Catches 19-pound, 14-ounce Final Day Limit, Wins $100,000
(Jan 28, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) When Leesburg, Florida, angler Tim Frederick turned pro and began competing on the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, the first event of his career was at Lake Okeechobee in February of 2016. Frederick managed to catch just one bass in two days of competition at that tournament and finished in 169th – last place. On Sunday, Frederick redeemed himself by catching a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 14 ounces, to earn the win the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Evinrude.
(Jan 28, 2018 - MANY, La.) Scott Springer and Trust Say, a pair of 17-year olds from the Chicago area, used a noontime flurry of big bass bites to power past the 241 other teams competing on Toledo Bend Reservoir on Sunday in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Central Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Leesburg Pro Brings 15-ounce Lead into Final Day
(Jan 27, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Pro Tim Frederick of Leesburg, Florida, caught two kicker largemouth Saturday – a 6- and 7-pounder – to anchor his 23-pound, 3-ounce limit and jump to the top of the leaderboard after Day Three of the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Evinrude. Frederick’s five-bass limit was the only bag Saturday that weighed in excess of 20 pounds, telling when you consider that the lake had pumped out 16, 20+ pound limits in the first two days of competition.
(Jan 27, 2018 - Many, LA.) The week has been full of twists and turns for Hunter DeSplinter and Conner Choate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend.
AQ Lake Conroe Team #1
(Jan 26, 2018 - Lake Conroe, TX) Anglers Quest is back on beautiful Lake Conroe….. The first of the 8 regular season events was held on January 7, 2018 at Stowaway Marina. It was a chilly morning but that didn’t stop the 35 boats from coming out to fish for a little over a $6,000.00 payout…….
AQ Lake Houston Team #1
(Jan 26, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Twenty-one boats came out to fish in the cold for just shy of $3,500.00… although the morning started out cold, the day turned into a really nice one….
AQ Lake Livingston Team #1
(Jan 26, 2018 - Lake Livingston, TX) There were only 13 teams that showed up to fish lake Livingston today. The Morning became dangerously foggy, but burnt off quickly to expose a beautiful day on the water.
Lake Houston Individual #1
(Jan 26, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Eighteen Individuals came out to Lake Houston Marina on Sunday January 21st. The morning started off a little chilly, but that didn’t stop the fish from biting.
Sam Rayburn Reservoir to Host Event February 11th $5000 in prizes awarded to biggest fish of the day
(Jan 26, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The excitement continues to build for the upcoming Texas Lunker Challenge Presented by Mossy Oak Elements being held on Sam Rayburn Reservoir on February 11, 2018. This will be both the first televised event of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series,
Florida’s Mathews Wins Co-angler Title, $20k
(Jan 26, 2018 - ) Day One leader Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 23 pounds, 8 ounces, to slightly extend his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Evinrude.
(Jan 26, 2018 - MANY, La.) Toledo Bend showed its true colors on Friday during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops. After only offering a single 20-pound bag on the first day of competition, nine teams met that mark or more on Friday.
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