Fishing & Boating News
(Sep 11, 2017 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) The Adrian College duo of Chase Serafin of Highland, Michigan, and Cody Batterson, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament at Lake Erie presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Adrian bass club $2,000 and the team will now advance to compete at the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for May 30-June 2 on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana.
(Sep 9, 2017 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe sealed the deal today with a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open victory on Douglas Lake.
(Sep 8, 2017 - Danridge, TN) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe has been the model of consistency as he retained his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 3 on Douglas Lake.
(Sep 7, 2017 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe proved there is no place like home on the first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 3 at Douglas Lake.
(Aug 29, 2017 - Cass Lake, MN.) This past weekend August 25 & 26 marked the final qualifying event of the exciting Pro Musky Tournament Trail season for 2017, Musky Hunter Magazine Fall Meltdown. Held on one of northern Minnesota’s prime muskie lakes, Cass Lake which is known for the larger than average size of muskies within its depths. Cass lived up to it`s potential with several muskie far above 45 inches in size.
Kentucky’s Napier Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 28, 2017 - CANNELTON, IN.) Todd Hensley of New Albany, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Hensley pocketed $3,842.
(Aug 27, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) Catching a drum isn’t usually much of a reason for a bass fisherman to get excited. They don’t count in a bass tournament, and they can waste valuable fishing time while the angler fights and lands them.
Goochland Angler Outlasts 159 Boaters in Three-Day Tournament, Pockets $42,200
(Aug 26, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Boater Mike Hicks of Goochland, Virginia, weighed five bass totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division finale on the Potomac River presented by Plano. Hick’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48 pounds, 10 ounces, was enough to earn the win and $42,200.
(Aug 26, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) The only certainty after three days of the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair is that no lead is safe. Jordan Lee, the reigning champion of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to push his three-day total to 69-13. That moved him from fifth to first place and made him the third leader in as many days.
(Aug 25, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) Brock Mosley caught five bass Friday that weighed 25 pounds, 8 ounces, pushing his two-day total to 45-13 and taking the lead in the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.
ASA provides testimony during U.S. Senate field hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization
(Aug 24, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) called on Congress to address the unique challenges of federal saltwater recreational fisheries management as it considers reauthorizing the nation’s primary law governing federal saltwater fisheries management.
(Aug 24, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) On a day when all eyes were on the most experienced anglers in the sport, a 26-year-old pro from Kentucky stole the show.
West Virginia and North Alabama sit in 2nd and 3rd
(Aug 23, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The 2017-2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is off to a hot start with Bethel University out to an early lead. Bethel University has fished three events so far in the 2017-2018 Season.
AQ Individual #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Tommy Hill is on a Rayburn Roll !!! Not only did he win the last regular season Individual tournament, but he has won the last FIVE regular season Individual tournaments. It's no wonder he's the 2018 AQ Rayburn Individual Angler of the Year !!!
AQ Rayburn Team #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Harold Moore of Caldwell & Bryan Lorh of Lumberton had what most would say was an "AMAZING DAY " on the waters of Lake Sam Rayburn. Fishing out of their Phoenix / Yamaha rig they reported catching their fish in 25 - 27 feet of water off structure.
Ranger Boats Continues Partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2018 Season
(Aug 21, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long-standing partnership of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As part of the relationship Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.
Chatham’s Mull Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Illini Division Tournament on Lake Shelbyville
Walnut Hill’s Arning Claims Co-angler Title
(Aug 21, 2017 - SHELBYVILLE, IL.) Jeremy Mull of Chatham, Illinois, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics. Mull took home $5,745 for his victory.
Indiana’s Raber Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 21, 2017 - TRENTON, MI.) Cody Kelley of Portage, Michigan, caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River presented by Navionics. Kelley pocketed $4,316 for his win.
(Aug 16, 2017 - DEERWOOD, Mn.) Since the 2017 season started on January 26, thousands of college anglers began battling for a chance at a single berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. The dust settled today, two anglers stand atop the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series and will compete for seven final hours to determine a bracket champion.
(Aug 14, 2017 - DEERWOOD, Mn.) Just two days ago the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops concluded and Bryan College was crowned team champion. On Monday, the Top 4 teams were split into eight individual anglers and battled head-to-head in the first leg of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops.
AQ Houston Individual #8
(Aug 13, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Danny StAndrie came in first place with his limit weighing 11.44 lbs. Danny won a total of $495.00 for his win today !! Way to go Danny !!!
Alabama Rookie Justin Atkins Weighs Second-Largest Limit in Forrest Wood Cup History to Clinch Victory
(Aug 13, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C) FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray.
AQ Livingston #8
(Aug 13, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) There were only 11 teams that came out to Lake Livingston to fish the last regular season Anglers Quest tournament.... And it was hot !!! But that didn't stop the father & son team of Brian Sewell and Chip Sewell from bringing in 5 bass that weighed 16.21 lbs., and clinching the Angler of the Year Status. Brian & Chip also had the biggest bass of the tournament a nice 5.18 lb'er..... They won a total of $1,205.00 for their day on the water. Congratulations guys !!!!
Day One leader Justin Atkins and Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi Less Than 3 Pounds Back
(Aug 12, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) FLW Tour pro Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, South Carolina, continued his momentum Saturday at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray, the world championship of professional bass fishing, weighing in a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces – his second straight day with a 19-plus pound limit.
(Aug 12, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces.
(Aug 11, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) Jake Lee and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College not only held the top spot, but extended their lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji. They caught a two-day total of 34 pounds, 10 ounces of bass and hold a 4-13 lead over their nearest pursuer.
Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi just 4 Ounces Behind in Second Place
(Aug 11, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The world’s best bass anglers convened on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday to kick off the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the victor, featured a full field of 53 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on championship Sunday.
(Aug 10, 2017 - BEMIDJI, Minn.) The first day of the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji started under gloomy conditions as storms pushed through the region, but it didn't seem to hurt the fishing.
Pennsylvania’s Gorrell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Event on Lake Champlain
New Jersey’s Tracy Earns Co-angler Title
(Aug 8, 2017 - TICONDEROGA, N.Y.) Dale Gorrell of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. Gorrell pocketed $6,852 for his catch.
Sall Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 7, 2017 - (Aug. 7, 2017) – Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, O) Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his efforts, Bissonett took home $3,918.
(Aug 6, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) It was a fight until this last tournament, but Danny StAndrie won, not only the tournament but solidified Angler of the Year for him and his team mate Kary Essl. Danny weighed in a limit of bass for 12.50 lbs., and won $1,505.00 for his day on the water....
(Aug 5, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Thirty years of fishing the James River paid off for Virginia pro Rick Morris, who won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 on Saturday.
(Aug 4, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Armed with a lucky penny, touring pro Pete Gluszek jumped into the lead of the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open Friday at the James River.
(Aug 3, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Shin Fukae, a Texas angler who is originally from Japan, learned some quick lessons on the James River Thursday as he moved into the lead in the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open. His five-bass limit weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
Bloomington’s Albertson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Patoka Lake
Greendale’s Burns Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 31, 2017 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Eighteen-year-old Blake Albertson of Bloomington, Indiana, caught five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Patoka Lake. For his efforts, Albertson took home $6,126.
(Jul 30, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Nobody thought it was possible, Aaron Martens least of all. But on the final day of competition at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Martens massed a 23-pound, 5-ounce sack of bass and stunned the crowd, and the field, who all thought such a feat was impossible. He edged second-place finisher Seth Feider of Bloomington, Minn., by a little less than a pound.
AQ Individual #7-Rayburn
(Aug 3, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Every fishermen entered in Sundays Individual tournament on Rayburn weighed fish....the summertime bite was on !!!!
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The second round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels dawned with clear, high skies and still-as-glass conditions. Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Ind., took advantage and boated a 20-pound, 12-ounce limit of smallmouth bass, which catapulted him 29 spots up the leaderboard to first place with one day left to fish. His two-day, 10-fish total is 38-8.
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The eighth of nine regular-season events began today at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, and Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas, leads after the first day of competition on the strength of a 21-pound, 1-ounce limit of bass. He is also leading in the Phoenix Boats Big Bass of the tournament with a 6-1 largemouth bass — that is a rarity in this northern New York inland sea.
AQ Tuesday #18
(Jul 27, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) The heat has held off quite a few fishermen, but there are still some diehards left.......There were 14 teams that came out this Tuesday evening to battle the heat.
PLANO PRO POSTS 24TH B.A.S.S. WIN AT HUK BASSMASTER ELITE EVENT
(Jul 25, 2017 - WADDINGTON, NY) Plano Pro Kevin VanDam won his 24th B.A.S.S tournament this past Sunday along the US/Canadian border at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.
Bonnie’s Brookman Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Chad Diedrich of Nashville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces.
Sparta’s Gann Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River
Ettrick’s Anderson Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wisconsin, caught three bass weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. For his win, Gann pocketed $5,401.
North Chesterfield’s Jacobi Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Event on James River
Newport News’ Riveras Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - HENRICO, Va.) Ben Jacobi of North Chesterfield, Virginia, brought five bass weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the James River. For his win, Jacobi earned $3,426.
(Jul 24, 2017 - CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.) The Adrian College duo of Jarrett Martin and Zachary Graham, both of Gallipolis, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament at Lake Chautauqua presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces.
(Jul 24, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 21 individuals that came out to fish the 7th AQ Individual Event on the Lake for 2017. It was hot and humid with a promise of rain....
AQ Houston Team #7
(Jul 23, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Craig Morris & Cody Swann won the Saturday Team Tournament on Lake Houston....Craig reported "We had an early bite on Spinnerbaits fishing laydowns. When the clouds rolled in about 11:30 am we were able to cull a few fish on docks before we had to take cover from the storm.... Thanks to Bimini Bay, Saltlife Optics & Tsunami." Craig & Cody won $1,760.00 for their five fish limit that weighed 15.14 lbs. Way to go guys !!!!!
AQ Livingston team #7
(Jul 23, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) Someone said that the water temp was a searing 95 degrees, but that didn't stop the team of Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell from catching them..... These guys are all about the summertime bite. They brought five fish to the scales that weighed an awesome 20.01 lbs... They also had the bigges bass of the day, a nice 4.37 lb'er.... They won a total of $1235.00... Way to catch 'em guys !!!!
(Jul 23, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) By noon Sunday, Kevin VanDam was already working his way back to toward Whittaker Park, where the weigh-in would be held about three hours later. He knew it was over — and so did most everyone else.
(Jul 22, 2017 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) It’s been every pro fisherman’s nightmare for more than 25 years. Superstar Kevin VanDam — a Michigan native and arguably the best smallmouth angler in the history of the sport — is hammering the smallies with no sign of slowing down.
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