Fishing & Boating News
(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.
Broken Bow Records Artist Set To Perform at 2016 Forrest Wood Cup
(Jul 25, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) Country music superstar Dustin Lynch will perform a free concert on the Walmart weigh-in stage at the Propst Arena in the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on Sunday, August 7, starting at 4 p.m., prior to the final weigh-in of the world championship of professional bass fishing, the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart.
Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup set to visit Wheeler Lake
(Jul 21, 2016 - Huntsville, AL) The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will visit Wheeler Lake and the Huntsville, Alabama, area August 4-7 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2016. Hosted by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 50 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for the sport’s biggest award – $300,000 cash.
Cabela's National Walleye Tour Wraps Up Season with Championship Event on Lake Oahe at Mobridge, South Dakota, Aug. 3-5
Over 100 percent payback plus significant boat and engine contingency available
(Jul 21, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Oahe at Mobridge, South Dakota, for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour championship event on Aug. 3-5. The championship event will feature some of the country's best walleye anglers in a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback, including two-fully rigged Ranger boats.
(Jul 15, 2016 - Clayton, NY) The Costa FLW Series is headed to 1000 Islands on July 21-23 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Northern Division.
(Jul 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Favorite Fishing LLC has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the final regular-season Bassmaster Elite Series event of 2016.
(Jul 1, 2016 - Buffalo,NY) In nearly three decades of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam thought he’d experienced every kind of competitive format the Bassmaster Tournament Trail could possibly throw at him.
(Jun 28, 2016 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Mississippi River July 9 for the final stop of 2016 in the Central 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.
(Jun 27, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) The full 50-angler field for the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup is set. The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart will visit Wheeler Lake and the Huntsville, Alabama, area August 4-7 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2016.
(Jun 25, 2016 - Paris, TN) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Kentucky Lake on April 28-30 for a tournament presented by Lowrance when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Central Division.
(Jun 25, 2016 - UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. —) Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Bassmaster Elite Series will return to one of its most popular venues in history — Waddington, N.Y. — in 2017.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Fingerlake, N.Y.
(Jun 22, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the BASS Elite Series event in Fingerlake, N.Y.
Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the third tournament of the 2016 season
(Jun 10, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Green Bay, June 23-24, at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for the third tournament of the 2016 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Durant, OK) The plan going into the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort was to have the 108 anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series launch at the Spillway Ramp on the Texas side of the lake and motor across to East Burns Run in Oklahoma for traditional morning takeoffs.
(Jun 7, 2016 - Marbury, MD) The Costa FLW Series is headed to the Potomac River June 16-18 for a tournament presented by Plano when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Northern Division.
(Jun 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers is teaming up once again with OPTIMA Batteries and a new partner, B.A.S.S., with live coverage on Bassmaster.com, to give deserving Purple Heart veterans a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in the OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour presented by General Tire.
(May 27, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) After Day 1 of the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, it is clear that the SEC came to play for keeps.
(May 27, 2016 - Durant, OK) Thousands of fishing fans are expected to gather in Durant, Okla., to celebrate summer during the third annual GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort June 8-12.
(May 26, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The fifth tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, returns to Kentucky Lake June 9-12 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine.
$120,000 top prize, coveted spot in 2016 Forrest Wood Cup on the line
(May 26, 2016 - CADIZ, Ky.) Now in its 33rd year, the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will visit Lake Barkley in Cadiz, Kentucky, June 9-11, and will host the nation’s top 49 boaters and top 49 co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit. Anglers will cast for cash prizes of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division, plus an opportunity to compete for bass fishing’s top prize – the Forrest Wood Cup – Aug. 4-7 on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama.
(May 26, 2016 - Muskogee, OK) Several areas on the Arkansas River are likely to produce bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open June 2-4, but the best spots could be wherever the competitors find spawning shad.
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