Fishing & Boating News
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) With more than $74,000 on the line for 2017, including a Triton bass boat, Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota is now officially open for team selection. It all kicks off with the season opener Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, Feb. 9-12.
(Jan 17, 2017 - Clewiston, FL) As many as 500 pros and co-anglers are expected to compete in the 2017 season-opening Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 26-28. The tournament, presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $60,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Jan 4, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 4, 2017 - Houston, TX) Last year, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., won the GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma, becoming the third angler in a row to win a Classic in his home state.
The No Yelling School of Fishing
(Dec 29, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The popular "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University returns to the Gulf Coast March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation and networking with other anglers on Saturday, followed by fishing opportunities on Sunday, March 12 out of Matlacha.
(Dec 13, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Bobby Garland Crappie Baits is the first official sponsor of Crappie University, as the second-year continuing education program with three schools participating in 2016 grows to 15 colleges and universities in 10 states for 2017.
(Dec 1, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) recently announced the 2017 schedule, which includes three regular-season events and a championship, all nationally televised and taking place on some of the country's premier walleye fisheries.
(Nov 29, 2016 - Paris, TN) As a Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Mark Menendez fishes all over the United States, crisscrossing the continent in search of winning limits of bass.
(Nov 22, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic in Houston next March will feature a star-studded field of professional anglers, including nine former Classic champions and six Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title holders.
(Nov 2, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Three lakes in very different parts of the country — Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Shasta and Upper Chesapeake Bay — will host B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals in 2017.
Anglers say underwater scouting keyed victory at Canadian Bass Open
(Oct 24, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) Anyone who’s fished North America’s big bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters. Schools of trophy smallmouths shifting deeper and deeper. Tournament game plans evolving to spot-lock, sweet-spot fests—anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.
(Oct 23, 2016 - ) The NYTBF is proud to announce the 2017 tournament schedule. Events are included for adults both individual and teams of two, collegiate anglers, high school, and youth. Events are held throughout the state of New York at favorite lakes and rivers.
Anglers From Around the Globe Competing For $95K, Forrest Wood Cup Berth
(Oct 23, 2016 - BRANSON, Mo.) The Costa FLW Series will visit Table Rock Lake and the Branson, Missouri, area Nov. 3-5 to crown the 2016 FLW Series Champion.
(Oct 23, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Dardanelle Oct. 27-29 for the six and final BFL regional championship of the 2016 season. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Cowboy, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark BFL divisions.
(Oct 23, 2016 - MORGAN CITY, La.) Mother Nature disrupted the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open schedule this year by changing the circuit’s season opener into the season finale.
(Oct 18, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Hartwell Oct. 27-29 for the fifth of six BFL regional championships scheduled around the country. The three-day tournament, which is presented by GoPro, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Bama, Music City, North Carolina and Piedmont BFL divisions.
(Oct 18, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Dardanelle Oct. 27-29 for the six and final BFL regional championship of the 2016 season. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Cowboy, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark BFL divisions.
(Oct 18, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass anglers hoping for a spot in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournaments will soon be able to apply, B.A.S.S. announced today. Registration opens for members of the B.A.S.S. Nation and Lifetime members of B.A.S.S. beginning on November 8.
(Oct 4, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kentucky and Barkley lakes Oct. 13-15 for the third of six BFL regional championships scheduled around the country. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Mercury, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Buckeye, Great Lakes, Illini and Michigan divisions.
(Oct 4, 2016 - 11th Annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge with over $) The 11th annual Amateur Berkley Big Bass Challenge hosted by BassChamps will take place on Lake Fork, Texas and will continue the precedent started last year with bigger and deeper payouts totaling over $4,000 in cash and prizes awarded each hour!
(Sep 29, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Thursday the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2017 FLW College Fishing season, highlighted by the 2017 College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake in Rogersville, Alabama and the third annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake.
(Sep 28, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake of the Ozarks Oct. 6 to 8 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2016 in the Central Division.
(Sep 28, 2016 - Monroe, LA) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Ouachita River Oct. 8 for the third and final regular-season bass-fishing tournament in the Southern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
(Sep 28, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Wednesday the schedule, rules and payouts for the 2017 Bass Fishing League, which includes 128 tournaments in 24 divisions offering nearly $8 million in awards, including as much as $120,000 to the winning boater and $60,000 to the winning co-angler in the nationally-televised BFL All-American, plus advancement to the Forrest Wood Cup for a shot at winning the world championship of bass fishing.
(Sep 28, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Monday its rules and entry dates for the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour. The season will consist of a 160-boat field competing in seven-regular season events and culminating with the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, to be held on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.
(Sep 27, 2016 - HENDERSON, N.C.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kerr Lake Oct. 6-8 for the second of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Northeast, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer divisions.
(Sep 21, 2016 - Wagoner, OK) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Fort Gibson Lake Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 for a tournament presented by Lowrance when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2016 in the Southwestern Division.
(Sep 21, 2016 - Dayton, TN) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Chickamauga Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 for the first of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Mercury, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Hoosier, LBL, and Mountain divisions.
(Sep 15, 2016 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) A hot, dry summer is likely to alter the shallow-water bite at Lake Champlain during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open Sept. 21-23.
FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Readies for final regular-season tournament at Lake Chickamauga
(Sep 13, 2016 - Dayton, TN) FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Chickamauga on Sept. 24 for the third and final regular-season bass-fishing tournament in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Championship Set For November Showdown on Kentucky Lake
(Sep 13, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2017 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 Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.
(Sep 11, 2016 - Crystal River, FL) Organizers have announced that the 2016 Florida Fly Fishing Expo will be at The Plantation on Crystal River on Florida’s West Central coast. Organizers have announced that the 2016 Florida Fly Fishing Expo will be at The Plantation on Crystal River on Florida’s West Central coast.
(Sep 8, 2016 - ONAMIA, Mn.) With more than $1 million in payouts and coveted berths in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro on the line for 50 of the world’s best bass anglers, the 2016 season will come to an exciting conclusion next week in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Minnesota’s famed Mille Lacs Lake, Sept. 15-18.
2017 Bassmaster Opens Slated For Top-Ranked Bass Fisheries Date: September 7, 2016 at 10:29:33 AM CDT
(Sep 7, 2016 - ) From the lakes of central Florida in mid-January to the Ozark Plateau of Oklahoma in early October, bass tournament anglers will find a variety of dates, locations and fisheries to challenge them in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series schedule, which B.A.S.S. announced today.
Experience the Jurassic Park of Fishing! Deadline is Oct. 1 for overnight lodging
(Sep 7, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The award-winning Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing nonprofit series ventures to the Florida Everglades Nov. 19-20 for a wilderness fishing adventure. The Everglades program includes a Saturday class on specific fishing in 10,000 Islands, a home cooked potluck dinner and a full day of back country fishing on Sunday out of Chokoloskee Island park. An additional day of fishing or mothership kayak fishing is offered on Saturday for those who want to come a day early. Lodging is offered.
Multiple Patterns in Play for FLW Anglers
(Sep 3, 2016 - Huntersville, SC) The first Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournament of 2016 will visit North Carolina Sept. 15-17 for the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational at Lake Norman presented by Lowrance. Hosted by Visit Lake Norman, Visit Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation, the tournament will feature competitors casting for huge cash payouts and a coveted spot in the world championship of bass fishing – the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup.
September 30th & October 1st
(Sep 3, 2016 - Islamorada, FL) Reel in the Summer with the "Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic" featuring a weekend filled with Family Fun.
(Sep 1, 2016 - La Crosse , WI) The full field of 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers will be putting it all on the line for the final regular-season tournament of 2016 during the Plano Bassmaster Elite at the Mississippi River presented by Favorite Fishing out of La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 8-11.
(Sep 1, 2016 - Merrill, WI) 70 tested anglers will descend on the Rhinelander area on September 10 and 11 to compete in the Central Wisconsin River Series Championship presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery. 35 two-person teams will compete for over $9,800 in cash and prizes over two days on the beautiful Rhinelander Flowage System.
(Sep 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule features more exciting twists and changes than the world’s premier tournament circuit has seen in its storied 11-year history.
St. Croix pros offer perspectives on Mississippi River event
(Aug 29, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Soon, the cool winds of fall will begin to rumble down the Mississippi River valley at La Crosse, Wisconsin, decorating maple trees with crimson and yellow leaves, and trumpeting the arrival of the top bass anglers on the earth. Returning to a venue steeped in Midwestern river culture and an enduring competitive and recreational fishing tradition, The Bassmaster Elite circuit is set to pay a September visit to Old Man River from September 8-11.
NHFD set for September 24, 2016
(Aug 29, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Bass Pro Shops is more than just a store that is a gateway to the great outdoors. The industry leader in conservation efforts is once again leading the way and partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Each year, hunting contributes more than $38.3 billion to the economy and supports more than 680,000 jobs. Bass Pro Shops continues its legacy as an organization ready to support sportsmen and women by its sponsorship of NHF Day.
All-Star Speakers at Keys Ladies, Let's Go Fishing University Oct. 21-23
(Aug 12, 2016 - ) Aspiring anglers will learn skills from fishing champions at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, Oct. 21-23 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World.
(Aug 11, 2016 - BREWERTON, N.Y.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Oneida Lake Aug. 18 to 20 for a tournament presented by Ranger Boats when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2016 in the Northern Division.
Visit www.abugarcia.com to learn more
(Aug 3, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Starting August 1st, 2016, consumers can visit www.abugarcia.com to enter for a chance to win a new Revo Low Profile reel before they are available for purchase. Those lucky enough to win are awarded either a brand new Revo MGXtreme, Revo MGX or Revo ALX. Winners will be randomly selected on the following dates: August 12 August 19 August 25 September 2
Lake Guntersville to Host Season Opener, Feb. 2-5Huntsville,
(Aug 3, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the addition of a seventh Walmart FLW Tour event to the 2017 schedule. The 2017 season will now open at Lake Guntersville, Feb. 2-5, in Guntersville, Alabama.
(Aug 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High School Championship And College Series Classic Bracket Head to Tennessee
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Redding, Calif.
(Aug 1, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Sportsman's Warehouse in Redding, Calif.
(Jul 28, 2016 - Tulsa,OK) Brandon Fulgham and Brad Chappell are guides on Mississippi's famed crappie waters like Grenada, Ross Barnett, Sardis and Washington, but they're traveling to Oklahoma this weekend to try their long-lining skills where the technique is little known.
Sample BBQ from Champion BBQ teams to benefit local Alabama Charities
(Jul 27, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) FLW is adding some Alabama flavor to the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, August 6 and 7.
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