Fishing & Boating News
(Sep 7, 2018 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) When it comes to the lakes operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, timing is usually vital to the quality of fishing.
(Sep 7, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament to Salute War Heroes/Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush set for Nov. 8-10, 2018 includes war heroes and benefits Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need.
Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Hosts Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish
(Sep 5, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Ladies are invited to the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ for a day of fishing fun and networking on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Conducted by Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, the “Learn to Fish” day features instruction on fishing strategy and techniques, as well as hands-on skill practice with guides.
(Sep 4, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today FLW Tour Marshal VIP Experience details for the 2019 FLW Tour season. The FLW Tour Marshal Experience is the opportunity of a lifetime for serious anglers, and is only available to FLW members who are at least 16 years old. Fans can apply to be a Marshal beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5.
(Aug 25, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.
McWha Named New Director
(Aug 23, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2019 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky.
(Aug 17, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Giant smallmouth bass worth $100,000 to the top finisher will be the centerpiece of the final regular-season tournament stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 16, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Giant bass and record-breaking limits are predicted for the third Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be held next spring on the legendary Lake Fork near Emory, Texas, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Aug 8, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) This week marks the start of August and summer break is nearing the end for many college students. With a new school year on the horizon, that means it's time to get new books for your courses, memorize class schedules, and prepare to watch some college football. As students begin to return to campus, many bass fishing clubs and teams will be holding their first meetings of the year to prepare for the upcoming season.
event will be held on October 11-13, 2018 and will behosted by Russellville Tourism and Visitor Center in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Aug 6, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open on Lake Dardanelle. As the first stop of the 2018-2019 season for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the event will be held on October 11-13, 2018 and will be once again hosted by Russellville Tourism and Visitor Center in Russellville, Arkansas.
Sample BBQ from Award-Winning BBQ teams to benefit local Arkansas Charities
(Aug 6, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) No summertime gathering of fishing enthusiasts is complete without barbeque, and there is no better barbeque on earth than in Arkansas. FLW has partnered with some local BBQ teams to add some Arkansas flavor to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas, August 10-12.
World’s Best Anglers Eye $300,000 Title in Historic 23rd-Annual Championship
(Jul 26, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Ouachita, Aug. 10-12, to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2018. Hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs, the tournament will feature 56 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.
(Jul 25, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The Bassmaster Opens circuit will make its northernmost trip of the season with next week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3 at Lake Champlain.
(Jul 19, 2018 - HARFORD COUNTY, Md.) Hot summer temperatures, fluctuating tidal waters and big bass will make for an exciting pro-level tournament along the Eastern Seaboard at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, July 26-29.
(Jul 18, 2018 - WABASHA, MN.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event July 28 on the Mississippi River in Wabasha presented by Costa.
(Jul 18, 2018 - SENECA FALLS, N.Y.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue with an event July 21 on Lake Cayuga presented by Bass Pro Shops. The tournament, hosted by the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, is the second of three regular-season events for anglers in the Northern 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.
(Jul 16, 2018 - TAHLEQUAH, OK) One hundred thirty-six of the top student/angler teams in the nation, representing 78 universities, will face a tough test on Oklahoma’s Tenkiller Lake for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, July 19-21.
(Jul 10, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Since the Bassmaster Elite Series made a two-week trip to the West Coast back in 2015, fans of the sport have been clamoring for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit to return to that region.
(Jun 26, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) The entire state of South Dakota has a population about equal to that of the city of Indianapolis. On June 29-July 2, however, the population around Pierre will expand by 107 of the world’s best bass anglers, as the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia will be contested on the massive fishery.
(Jun 15, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Anglers who have fished the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa portions of the Mississippi River will tell you that the so-called “postspawn funk” is a very real thing.
2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship will be held Oct. 18-20 on Table Rock Lake out of Springfield, Mo.
(Jun 13, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Missouri’s Table Rock Lake has been selected as the site of the new Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Championship, set for October 18-20, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Jun 12, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) More than 400 pros and co-anglers are set to open the Northern Division next week, June 21-23, at the Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole.
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(Jun 9, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will be returning to Kentucky Lake and Paris, Tennessee for the 6th year, in March 2019.
(Jun 7, 2018 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) The third stop of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Opens is anything but a tournament to determine who wins on the Red River. The river is fishing tough, and the high-stakes prizes up for grabs will be well earned.
(Jun 6, 2018 - Little Rock, AR) They’ll pour in by the thousands — tiny largemouth bass, no bigger than a human finger, making their way from plastic sacks to freedom. Altogether, some 100,000 black bass fingerlings will be released into the Arkansas River from anglers competing in the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza, helping the fabled fishery bounce back from what biologists call a dramatic decline in spawning habitat.
FLW Teams with Walmart and Take Me Fishing™ to Kick Off National Fishing and Boating Week with #REELFUN Fishing Events at 2,000 Walmart Locations
(Jun 6, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has teamed with Walmart, The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns,
(May 30, 2018 - CADIZ, Ky.) More than 360 pros and co-anglers are set to compete next week, June 7-9, at the Costa FLW Series at Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine. The tournament, hosted by the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist and Convention Commission, is the second of three regular-season tournaments scheduled in the FLW Series Central Division. The event will feature anglers competing for a top award of up to $91,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
Moore To Perform Concert Presented by Realtree and KSSN 96 Prior to Forrest Wood Cup – Bass Fishing’s World Championship
(May 23, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) Country sensation Justin Moore will captivate the crowd with a free concert on the weigh-in stage at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs on Sunday, August 12, beginning at 4 p.m. before the world’s premier bass anglers weigh their final-day limits at the 2018 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Forrest Wood Cup – professional bass fishing’s world championship.
(May 22, 2018 - FLORENCE, AL.) Ranger Boats Pro and reigning Forrest Wood Cup Champion Justin Atkins is set to be the guest speaker for Wednesday's angler and sponsor banquet night.
FLW Teams with Walmart and Take Me Fishing™ to Kick Off National Fishing and Boating Week with #REELFUN Fishing Events at 2,000 Walmart Locations
(May 22, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has teamed with Walmart, The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns, Jack Link’s, Pringles and Zip Firestarters to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week June 2-10.
(May 22, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to a non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education June 22-23 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a class on offshore fishing and conservation conducted by Capt. Skip Bradeen, plus an appetizer contest from 6-8 pm at Seaside Glass Works, Islamorada, FL.
Ranger Cup University's Team of the Year Challenge Heads to Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers on board
Ranger pros Jordan and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery
(May 16, 2018 - Flippin, AR) The "Big G" in north Alabama will play host to the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year championship, but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself, to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.
Ranger Cup University's Team of the Year Challenge Heads to Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers on Board
Ranger pros Jordan Lee and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery
(May 10, 2018 - FLIPPIN, AR) The "Big G" in north Alabama will play host to this year's Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt Lee and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.
(May 3, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) In just two short weeks, thousands of fans will gather in Jonestown, Texas, just outside of Austin, for the first time to watch the world’s best bass anglers weigh in their biggest fish of the day at Jones Brothers Park May 17-20 at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.U
The Sixth Stop of the 2018 FLW Tour Season Brings Four Days of Tournament-Fishing Action, Community Events to Gilbertsville Area
(May 3, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s largest and most lucrative tournament circuit, is set to fish Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 17-20 for the FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Costa Sunglasses.
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) The FLW College Fishing season will continue next week as college anglers prepare to compete May 12 at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Clear Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) As many as 350 boaters and co-anglers are set to compete on Clear Lake May 10-12 for the Costa FLW Series Western Division event at Clear Lake presented by Evinrude. The three-day tournament, hosted by the Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina, will feature a top prize of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard engine.
(May 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Steeped in bass fishing history, Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to host the 2018 Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 5-8, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Apr 27, 2018 - PARIS, TN.) Suffice it to say that hopes will run high when the world’s best bass anglers visit Kentucky Lake for the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia May 4-7, but hope won’t be the only high measure on this Tennessee River impoundment. According to local pro Mark Menendez, the big lake’s going to be bigger.
(Apr 25, 2018 - Dayton, TN) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue next week when college teams from the Southeastern Conference gather to compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Chickamauga presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, May 5.
(Apr 19, 2018 - Grove, OK) The world’s top 109 bass anglers will go toe-to-toe for the second stop of the season at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, April 26-29.
College Anglers set to Compete at YETI FLW College Fishing at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes presented by Berkley
(Apr 18, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue next week when college teams from around the country gather to compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Berkley on Saturday, April 28.
(Apr 16, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla.
(Apr 16, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) For the fourth consecutive year, 12 standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Bass Pro Shops /Bassmaster Central Open
(Apr 12, 2018 - Muskogee, OK) The “fun fishing” Jason Christie experiences on his home waters could be in full swing during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2 April 19-21 on the Arkansas River.
(Apr 11, 2018 - BEDFORD, Va.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event April 21 on Smith Mountain Lake.
Benton’s Kirkpatrick Co-angler Title
(Apr 11, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Boater Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, caught a 23-pound, 8-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Boggs earned $4,244.
(Apr 11, 2018 - BRANSON, Mo.) The top bass anglers from around the region will converge on Table Rock Lake April 19-21 for the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener at Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance.
Advisory for Friday, April 6, 2018
(Apr 6, 2018 - LAKE TEXOMA, TX/OK) WHAT: The YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Texoma scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, has been postponed until Sunday, April 8, due to inclement weather. With high winds and sustained wind gusts, conditions on the lake have been deemed unsafe by Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing's Director of Tournament Operations.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, which was postponed last week because of heavy rains and unsafe boating conditions in the Sabine River watershed, has been rescheduled for June 7-10 at Orange, Texas.
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