Fishing & Boating News
(Feb 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro competitors Andy Young of Mound, Minnesota, and William Campbell of Middlesboro, Kentucky, were involved in a boat collision on opening day of the FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee last week.
(Dec 10, 2017 - ANN ARBOR, MI.) B.A.S.S., along with other hunting, angling, conservation and outdoor industry organizations, today submitted public comments in support of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.
(Nov 13, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Two Alabama students were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power, the companies announced today.
Bethel University Slips to 2nd as West Virginia Moves to 3rd
(Oct 10, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Adrian College has overtaken Bethel University for the lead in the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race after earning back to back victories at FLW Northern events on Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake. The Adrian College team has been well represented this season and is poised to make a run at this year's title.
(Sep 27, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation, a grassroots advocacy effort developed by B.A.S.S., achieved a major milestone this month: Since its inception, more than 75,000 advocacy letters have been sent to Congress by anglers nationwide through its website, BassforSalt.com.
Hint of autumn in the air spurs catfish activity…and St. Croix Mojo Cat promo
(Sep 19, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Warm sun-filled days coupled with crisp, cool nighttime temperatures start bringing tempertures down on Arkansas’s Lake Ouachita. With it, leaves begin turning, imparting the annual telltale sign that catfish are going on the prowl.
New legislation benefiting fisheries conservation and management advances in the U.S. Senate
(Jul 27, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation Act, or HELP for Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill, which includes a range of provisions designed to improve the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and outdoor recreation, passed by a 14-7 margin.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Orange County Convention Center) From exhibitors to buyers to media, representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., July 11-14, for the 60th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST.
(Jul 10, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The Bassmaster Elite Series has a rich history that always seems to lead it back to venues where special moments have taken place in the past.
(Jul 7, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) From the earliest days of professional fishing a half-century ago, the most important skill an angler could have is the ability to find the biggest schools of bass. That, more than casting ability or lure selection and presentation, sets the greats in the sport, men like Roland Martin, Rick Clunn and Kevin VanDam, apart from the rest.
(Jun 22, 2017 - Islamorada, FL) Sienna Megna, Pompano Beach, FL clinched First Place at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Anyone Can Win Tournament June 17-18 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on LegaSea, Megna landed a 15.5 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall rod and reel combo valued at $199.00.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, capped off an incredible season this weekend, winning his second FLW Tour Angler of the Year (AOY) title and the $100,000 prize Saturday at the FLW Tour's final 2017 regular-season event on the Potomac River.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, finished the 2017 FLW Tour regular-season in 18th place overall – the highest of any Tour rookie – with 1,087 points, earning him the prestigious FLW Tour Rookie of the Year (ROY) title.
(Jun 20, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2018 schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament bass lakes in the country.
(Jun 17, 2017 - Austin, TX) Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer.
(May 5, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Sam Rayburn Reservoir is on a very short list of the all-time best fisheries to host a major bass tournament. Not surprisingly, more professional Bassmaster tournaments have been held on the 111,400-acre impoundment in east Texas — 31 — than on any other fishery in the United States.
(May 5, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Rick Whitt of Ashland, Kentucky, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player worldwide to win $5,000 after last week’s FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire in Rogers, Arkansas. Whitt won by assembling a team of anglers and earning points based on their performance in the FLW Tour fishing tournament.
Multi-Year Partnership Will Engage Kids in Nationwide Fishing Tournaments
(May 5, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, announced today a partnership supporting nationwide high school fishing tournaments in an effort to promote both organizations and grow the sport. Effective immediately, Bass Pro Shops will assume title sponsorship of the FLW High School Fishing Opens.
FLW Will Fish For Kids Charity Tournament Crosses $1 Million Donation Mark to Arkansas Children's Hospital
Honorary Chairperson FLW Tour pro James Watson Leads Charge To Raise More Than $60,000 in 2017 Event
(May 2, 2017 - ROGERS, AR.) Every year the FLW Tour makes an annual trek to northwest Arkansas to visit Beaver Lake. However, the action doesn’t stop after the tournament is finished. The FLW Will Fish for Kids (WFFK) Bill Kerr Memorial Charity Tournament Lake, presented by Quaker State, took place on Beaver Lake Monday following the conclusion of the Beaver Lake Tour stop.
(May 1, 2017 - Wagoner, OK) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today that the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament scheduled for Fort Gibson Lake on Saturday, May 6 has been rescheduled for Oct. 14, 2017 due to the flooding and dangerous conditions currently wreaking havoc in the Ozark region.
Livingston Team #4
(Apr 24, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) Kyle Nitschke & Tyler Goetzman from Willis Tx., had no idea that their 12.40 lb limit would not only hold a money spot, but actually win.....lol.... They won $1,130.00......
(Apr 22, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Building contractor Nick Wood of Yreka, Calif., lead the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Lake Shasta, California, from start to finish. A day after Wood helped the California B.A.S.S. Nation team claim a victory, he earned the individual title for himself with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 1 ounce.
(Apr 21, 2017 - GROVE, OK.) Four anglers are recovering today after a boating accident on Thursday at the Costa FLW Series at Grand Lake sent three of them to the hospital.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Grove, OK) Day Two of the Costa FLW Series event on Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms and lightning.
Angler wins Z518 with top finish in Ranger Cup program
(Apr 12, 2017 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Allen Boyd beat a field of 253 anglers to win The Bass Federation 2017 National Championship at Table Rock Lake on April 7. The angler fought through a tough bite for five days to win the "Living the Dream" package. The angler also participated in the Ranger Cup program and took home a brand new Ranger Z518.
Gordon Schluter inducted into the 2017 Class of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
(Apr 7, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) One of the many programs of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisconsin, is recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing.
(Apr 7, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO will renew its sponsorship of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a 2017 series sponsor, SPRO will receive extensive promotion with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events and television series.
(Apr 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Recreation leaders from state and federal government agencies, as well as private-sector partners – including a member of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) – helped Members of Congress better understand how to improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters during a Congressional hearing on April 5.
(Apr 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) The recreational fishing and boating community praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level.
(Mar 30, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) With just two months left in the 2017 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, schools from across the nation are in pure competition mode, searching for every possible point they can earn to add to their total. As it stands right now, Bryan College remains in first place with a total of 1942 points, followed by University of North Alabama in second with 1878 points, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in third with 1800 points.
PLANO PRO ENGINEERS MID-TOURNAMENT CHARGE TO EARN PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS TITLE
(Mar 27, 2017 - Plano,IL) Sitting on a scant total of just 8 pounds, 9 ounces of bass at noon on day two of the three-day 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic at Lake Conroe, Texas, 25-year-old Bassmaster Elite angler Jordan Lee had no idea where he’d be standing just 28 hours later. As it turned out, he’d be living his dream of holding high the most coveted trophy in professional angling on competitive fishing’s grandest stage.
FLW CANCELS SATURDAY’S T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE LBL DIVISION EVENT ON KENTUCKY/BARKLEY LAKES
Advisory for Friday, March 24, 2017
(Mar 24, 2017 - Kentucky/Barkley Lakes) FLW CANCELS SATURDAY’S T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE LBL DIVISION EVENT ON KENTUCKY/BARKLEY LAKES
(Mar 21, 2017 - Houston, TX) The 47th world championship of bass fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is less than a week away. With larger venues and expected turnouts, new this year, B.A.S.S. has partnered with local organizations in Houston to bring a unique activity for kids to the event.
(Mar 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Sixty-nine outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2017 class of Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
(Mar 16, 2017 - FORT MYERS, FL) Nearly 60 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge.
Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
(Mar 2, 2017 - ) Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
Alabama bass pro emerges triumphant, adds a notch in his flippin’ stick with fifth career Bassmaster Elite win
(Mar 1, 2017 - WILSONVILLE, OR) Raymarine pro Tim Horton fell to his knees when emcee Dave Mercer announced his five-fish weight on Sunday afternoon at the A.R.E. Truck Caps B.A.S.S. Elite event on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.
(Mar 1, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Engel Coolers has partnered with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2017 season. As a new sponsor of the Series, Engel Coolers will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events.
(Feb 17, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) The last time B.A.S.S. visited the south Florida big-bass factory was in 2012, when Hughson, Calif., pro Ish Monroe weighed one of the heaviest four-day limits in Elite Series history. Fans can expect much of the same at the 2017 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, Feb. 23-26.
(Feb 16, 2017 - Houston, TX) Will crowds at Minute Maid Park witness a double-digit bass weighed in during the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods? Considering the trophy potential of nearby Lake Conroe, where 52 of the nation’s best bass anglers will compete March 24-26, they might be treated to more than just a 10- or 11-pound bass — or two or three.
(Feb 13, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship extension with Procter & Gamble to continue to feature the Old Spice brand and products in 2017. Financial terms were not available.
(Feb 13, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to welcome Bob’s Machine to the growing list of sponsors supporting the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a result of this partnership, Bob’s Machine will become the exclusive jack plate sponsor of the series. Additionally, Bob’s Machine will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events in 2017 in a variety of ways.
(Feb 10, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it.
(Feb 10, 2017 - HOUSTON, TX) When an angler grabs the lead toward the end of the final day of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, he’ll take a rest in a special chair known as the “hot seat” until someone bumps him from the top.
Legendary rod builder St Croix builds relationships with student anglers
(Feb 7, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) College sports are big business. Once a junior-league for the pros, many college athletic programs have surpassed the popularity and fan base of neighboring professional teams. In fact, some parts of the country are devoid of professional sports franchises due, in part, to the inability to compete with college.
Auburn University takes the Top Spot with Arkansas Tech University and Murray State University in Second and Third
(Feb 7, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) As the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race continues into the 2017 season, there has been a shake up in the standings after the first three events of the year.
(Feb 1, 2017 - Conroe. TX) Kelly Jordon is not a weatherman. He can’t say for sure what the conditions will be when 52 of the world’s best anglers descend on Lake Conroe, an hour outside of Houston, for the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, March 24-26.
(Jan 31, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Costa Sunglasses and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have renewed their partnership for the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Through their continued partnership, Costa Sunglasses will enjoy national exposure among collegiate anglers throughout the televised Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with the Forrest Wood Cup post-season championship.
(Jan 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) DICK’S Sporting Goods today announced an expanded partnership with B.A.S.S., as the retailer became the presenting sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic through 2019. This year’s Classic is to be held on Lake Conroe, outside of Houston, Texas, March 24-26. DICK’S has sponsored the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo for nine consecutive years, and will continue to do so for the 2017-2019 championships.
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