Fishing & Boating News
Okeechobee’s Eckman Wins Co-angler Title, $20k
(Feb 23, 2018 - Leesburg. FL) Canadian pro Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, brought a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Friday to top the pro standings after Day Two of the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Okeechobee’s Eckman leads Co-anglers
(Feb 22, 2018 - Leesbirg. FL) Pro Jamie Horton of Centreville, Alabama, grabbed the early lead at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance Thursday with five bass weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces.
Birmingham’s Wiggins Takes Co-angler Title
(Feb 19, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Boater David Gaston of Sylacauga, Alabama, caught five bass weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event on Lake Martin presented by Navionics.
Gravelly’s Rhoades Grabs Co-angler Title
(Feb 19, 2018 - MOUNT IDA, AR.) Boater Teddy Bogard of Rison, Arkansas, caught five bass weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division season-opening event on Lake Ouachita presented by Navionics.
(Feb 19, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) The Union County High School duo of Cole Davis and Dillan Snow, both of Blairsville, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Early Bird Challenge.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
: 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…
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.
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.
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.
Arkansas’ Roberts Leads Co-Anglers
(Jan 25, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Maryland Pro Bryan Schmitt surprised even himself on Thursday. The six-year FLW Tour veteran caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 11 ounces, to take the lead on opening day of the 2018 season at the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee. The event, presented by Evinrude, features a field of 376 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
Kissimmee’s Branch Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jan 15, 2018 - Lake Wales, FL) Boater Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Florida, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division opener on the Kissimmee River. Crosnoe pocketed $4,920 for his victory.
Anglers win Triton 189TRX with 150-horsepower Mercury outboard
(Jan 15, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Harold Allen, of Shelbyville, Texas, and Matt Loetscher, of Many, Louisiana, weighed 28.74 pounds to win the first regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on January 13 on Toledo Bend Reservoir. The winning anglers won a brand-new Triton 189TRX with a 150-horsepower Mercury outboard, valued at $31,495.
(Jan 15, 2018 - LAKE AMISTAD, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 19th year of honoring the sport of competitive bass fishing and the anglers who love it on lake Amistad January 13, 2018. What started out to be a very cold day ended with hot paychecks to the top twenty-one teams enjoying an incredible 109% payback event. Michael and Armando Flores topped the field of 160 teams taking home over $25,000!
(Dec 10, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Ryan Butler said on Friday that he was sore from casting so many times during that round of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.
Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championshi
(Dec 8, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Given the 15-degree temperatures on Norfork Lake Friday morning, it sounds ridiculous that five of the six remaining anglers in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship are pleading for more wind.
(Dec 7, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Freezing temperatures made catching bass extremely difficult Thursday during the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship.
Despite Engine Problems, Father/Son Team Takes Early Lead In National Team Bass Fishing Championship
(Dec 6, 2017 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) Some bass tournament anglers like to run and gun, and others like to methodically work a spot looking for the right bites.
(Nov 13, 2017 - Ft. Gibson Lake, OK) The Bassin’ Magazine Lucky Tackle Box Big Bass World Championship (BBWC) is in the books as 48 anglers from across the nation paired up for a day on the water at Ft. Gibson Lake located in Oklahoma.
Tennessee’s Powers Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Wild Card Tournament on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
Oklahoma’s Stallings Takes Co-angler Title
(Nov 13, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Boater Kevin Powers of Unicoi, Tennessee, caught a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, Powers earned $4,373 and one of the final entries into the 2018 BFL All-American Championship.
(Nov 5, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Boater Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday – the only limit of the day – to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake with a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 12 ounces. Beaver’s efforts earned him $50,200 and a slot in the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup - the world championship of professional bass fishing.
Virginia’s Hicks Retains Lead in Co-angler Division
(Nov 3, 2017 - Paris, TN) Boater Chad Foster of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, brought four bass weighing 13 pounds, 9 ounces, to the scale Friday to jump from third into the lead after Day Two of a very tough Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Foster’s two-day total of nine bass weighing 33-6 gives him a slim 1-pound, 13-ounce, advantage over second-place boater Larry Stoafer of Leavenworth, Kansas, heading into the third and final day of competition.
Virginia’s Hicks Leads Co-angler Division
(Nov 2, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 8 ounces, Thursday to grab the early lead after Day One of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake.
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