Fishing & Boating News
Classic fans vie for $100,000 for a simple cast
(Feb 29, 2016 - ) Fans that attend the Classic have a unique opportunity to win $100,000 for a simple cast. During the final weigh-in on March 6th, some lucky fan has the chance to win it all in the Berkley PowerBait Cast for Cash.
(Feb 29, 2016 - ) Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Punta Gorda, Florida, March 4-5, for the season-opening events for the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's.
Meet top pros, get free stuff and learn the science behind the products
(Feb 29, 2016 - Colum) The Berkley booth (#455) is one of the most exciting destinations each year for visitors to the Bassmaster Classic Expo. The brand highlights the science behind the products and offers lots of fun and engaging activities for anglers of all skill levels.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Of the 55 boats that blast off from Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Oklahoma, on March 4 – the first day of the 2016 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees – 31 will be powered by 250 Mercury OptiMax ProXS outboards. Driving some of those boats will be multiple previous Classic winners (Kevin Vandam, Skeet Reese, Boyd Duckett, Randy Howell, Casey Ashley and Chris Lane), and a handful of other major-award winners (Aaron Martens, Jacob Powroznik, Greg Hackney, Edwin Evers, Brent Ehrler).
SAM RAYBURN RESERVOIR SET TO HOST COSTA FLW SERIES SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION OPENER PRESENTED BY MERCURY
(Feb 16, 2016 - Jasper, TX) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Feb. 25-27 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Southwestern Division.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) For the eighth-straight year, DICK’S Sporting Goods will be the presenting sponsor for the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, set for March 4-6 in conjunction with the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro in Tulsa, Okla.
Toyota Texas Bass Classic, benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, expands to include a three-day festival of events at Toyota Stadium
(Feb 15, 2016 - Frisco, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is proud to announce that it is now part of Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL, a three-day festival of events to be held May 20-22 at Toyota Stadium.
Miami Vice Boat and Series Star Olivia Brown to Headline the Miami International Boat Show Feb. 11 - 15
Appearance spurs rumors of Miami Vice TV series reunion and reboot
(Feb 11, 2016 - Miami, FL) For the first time in 30 years, the iconic Miami Vice boat will be in Miami waters, and aboard will be Miami Vice original cast member Olivia Brown. Amid the buzz of a possible Miami Vice reunion and series reboot, the Vice boat and Ms. Brown will be appearing at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 11 – 15.
(Feb 11, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) There are far more than 46 things to do and see at the March 4-6 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
Wahoo Weekend to Kickoff 2016 Series on March 3-6
(Feb 11, 2016 - ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS) The historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is continuing its tradition of hosting memorable fishing tournaments by announcing an expanded series in 2016 starting with the Wahoo Weekend on March 3-6.
(Feb 10, 2016 - Redding, CA) FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Shasta Feb. 20 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Western Conference.
(Feb 10, 2016 - Redding, CA) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Shasta Feb. 18-20 for a tournament presented by Minn Kota when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Western Division.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) A.R.E. Accessories, the Ohio-based maker of truck caps and tonneau covers, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Elite tournament May 12-15 on Toledo Bend, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Bass Pro Shops event offers free family-friendly activities, seminars, and Bassmaster University
(Feb 4, 2016 - ) Bass Pro Shops 2016 Spring Fishing Classic is a celebration of America’s real national pastime—fishing. This free event will be held Feb. 12 – 21 in 76 Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada except for Anchorage, Alaska, Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Moncton/Dieppe, New Brunswick, and Rocky View, Calgary, where the event will be hosted March 4 – 13.
(Feb 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels will be the presenting sponsor for the first Elite Series event of 2016, set for March 17-20 in Palatka on Florida’s St. Johns River, B.A.S.S. announced today.
LLGF University April 29-May 1
(Jan 29, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 29-May 1, 2016 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.
Proceeds from highly rated novel goes to wounded veterans’ program
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) One of the world’s most successful businessmen, avid fishermen, sports team owners and five-time author is making another stop on his book tour, Friday afternoon, January 29, in Morgantown, West Virginia.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic offers sportsmen and women, kids, and families interested in fishing the opportunity to enjoy 10 days filled with the latest fishing gear, tips, outdoor celebrities, giveaways, and more.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Nominations for the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team opened today. Coaches, officials and others can nominate top high school anglers for the honor until Feb. 15.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) FLW College Fishing is headed to Crescent Lake Jan. 30 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 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.
(Jan 16, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The iconic Texas fishery is situated between Beaumont and Longview and remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for competitive bass fishermen.
(Jan 14, 2016 - ) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open s on Lake Dardanelle.
(Jan 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) As the 2016 semester is underway, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series fast approaching, the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole ®shallow water anchors will continue to support the series and will offer a 20% rebate to all collegiate anglers.
(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Henderson, NY) The Bass Federation (TBF) in coordination with NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) and the town of Ticonderoga NY will host the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Regional Championship on Lake Champlain. The morning launch and afternoon weigh-ins will be out of the Ticonderoga Boat Ramp.
Back by popular demand, the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Foundation will offer its Gulf Coast educational event to the Ft. Myers area
(Jan 7, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL) March 12-13, 2016 at the Matlacha Community Center. Last year, sixty women and families traveled from several states for education, hands-on fishing activities, habitat conservation and to meet other anglers.
(Jan 5, 2016 - Breham, TX) FLW College Fishing is headed to Somerville Lake Jan. 16 for the first of three regular-season stops 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.
Record Field of 250 Boaters Set to Compete for Second Consecutive Season
(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 14-16 for a tournament presented by Power Pole when 500 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Southeastern Division. The field of 250 boats will tie the record set last season for the largest FLW Series field of all-time.
(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The 2016 Tournament Series Schedule
Thursday, January 14- Sunday, January 17
(Jan 5, 2016 - Sunday, January 17) Attracting attendees from throughout Colorado and surrounding states, ISE Denver is the region’s annual outdoor showpiece. The ISE fills a 300,000-sq.-ft. space with 500+ companies featuring hunting and fishing products and destinations.
Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24
(Jan 4, 2016 - Sacramento, CA) Five buildings and 600+ exhibiting companies strong, ISE Sacramento is California’s largest presentation of fishing and hunting products, sportfishing boats, offroad vehicles and travel destinations. A dozen theaters, special features and demo areas host 200+ seminars, clinics and contests at this vast ISE.
(Jan 1, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will begin Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Gator division opens the season on Lake Okeechobee.
Conference & Events: July 12–15, 2016 • Exhibition: July 13–15, 2016 • Orlando, Fl
(Dec 22, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.
For the 14th year in a row, Skeeter Boats remains the title sponsor of Bass Champs tournament trail and television show.
(Dec 19, 2015 - Halet, TX) Bass Champs announced today that Skeeter Boats will remain the title sponsor of the number one team tournament trail and television show.
2016 season begins January 30 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Dec 16, 2015 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will once again be featured as title sponsor of the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) at all 2016 events. The popular bass fishing circuit kicks off Jan. 30 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and promises a strong mix of venues and exceptional payout for the year ahead.
(Dec 4, 2015 - Guntersville, AL) When bass fishing enthusiasts hear mention of Lake Guntersville, many think right away of a lake that’s played host to some of the sport’s biggest moments.
Moving to Dallas, Texas Area in 2016
(Nov 17, 2015 - ) Today, officials announced the 2016 Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a debut in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on Lake Ray Roberts.
(Nov 5, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) Two special events of the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series will be held at new, or relatively new, venues for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Nov 4, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2016 FLW College Fishing season, highlighted by the 2016 College Fishing National Championship hosted by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau on Lake Keowee in Seneca, South Carolina and the second annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake.
Spotted Bass Bite Likely to Be Key
(Nov 4, 2015 - SENECA, S.C.) The Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Hartwell Nov. 13-14 for the no-entry-fee BFL Wild Card Tournament. The two-day tournament will feature anglers who entered all five regular-season events in one of the 24 BFL divisions and fished in at least two but did not advance to a Regional Championship.
(Nov 2, 2015 - ) This week, Nov. 5-7, anglers from all over the world will gather in Monroe to compete on the Ouachita River for the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
(Oct 30, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season. The season will again consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship to be held on the Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Missouri.
(Oct 27, 2015 - ) FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday. The 2016 season will feature six regular-season qualifier tournaments along with the introduction of the two Invitational tournaments.
(Oct 21, 2015 - Weston Wi) The Central Wisconsin River Series, presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and the Stevens Point Brewery, announces the 5 stops on the River Series Tour for 2016!
(Oct 19, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will make stops at all-new tournament destinations in 2016. The regular season will span five months, visit five regions of the country and challenge competitors in a three-day tournament format.
The final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open heads to Lake Seminole out of Bainbridge, Ga., Oct. 22-24
Presented by Allstate, anglers will compete for cash and prizes and also a berth in the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
(Oct 18, 2015 - BAINBRIDGE, GA.) The final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate of the 2015 season will be a challenge for the anglers who compete in this bass tournament. The event takes place on Georgia’s Lake Seminole Oct. 22-24.
(Oct 14, 2015 - Gadsden, AL) The Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Neely Henry Lake Oct. 22-24 for one of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Bulldog, Choo Choo, LBL and Mississippi divisions.
(Oct 14, 2015 - OSAGE BEACH, MO.) The Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake of the Ozarks Oct. 22-24 for one of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, presented by Mercury, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Cowboy, Illini and Okie divisions.
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