Fishing & Boating News
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(Jan. 19, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) FLW Fantasy Fishing is back in 2014 with the largest prizes in bass fishing, improved game play and updated rules. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive access to fantasy tools that greatly aid in angler selection.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - PONCA CITY, OK.) Since the national introduction of High School Fishing by The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW under the Student Angler Federation (SAF) umbrella in 2011, participation has more than doubled each year and three states (Kentucky, New Hampshire and Missouri) have joined Illinois in sanctioning bass fishing as an official high school sport.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - Athens, TX) Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was fishing by himself in 15 feet of water in the east arm of the lake when the 13.86-pound bass took his jig-and-craw lure about 11:20 p.m.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The National Bass Angler's Association, (NBAA) is excited to announce the sponsor renewal of Minn Kota/Humminbird for the 2014 season.? 2014 marks Minn Kota's 80th year in the industry and NBAA is proud to be sponsored by the time-tested leader in trolling motor development.?
(Jan. 15, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, today announced that Straight Talk Wireless?, a leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider, will return as a sponsor for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Of note, Straight Talk Wireless will again be represented on Tour by veteran anglers Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., and J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Fla.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Washington, DC) Today, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, acting NOAA administrator, appointed Eileen Sobeck as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. She assumes her new position on January 27 taking the helm from Samuel Rauch, who has served as acting assistant administrator since 2012. Rauch will return to his previous position as deputy assistant administrator for Regulatory Programs.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit, (MWC) is excited to announce the continued support of the world's leading fishing tackle company, Berkley, a registered trademark of Pure Fishing, Inc. Berkley is driven by a passion for fishing and fueling that passion in its consumers. Berkley's main goal is to keep fishing fun and help anglers everywhere, "Catch More Fish."
(Jan. 14, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) A spin-off of the successful Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program, the new Elite Experience offers intense instruction and personal coaching by Elite pros - and the opportunity for fans to actually go fishing with one.
Humminbird brings anglers even more intuitive, fish-finding power with SmartStrike
(Jan. 13, 2014 - ) Following the recent Humminbird ONIX and ION Series product launch at the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Humminbird is launching yet another new technology.
Limited Time Offer for Special Boat Show Promotions
(Jan. 10, 2014 - ASHLAND CITY, TN.) Triton's new promotion "Catch of the Season" is a limited-time promotion that designed to enhance the buying experience this boat show season for purchasers of Triton's fiberglass and carpeted aluminum models. The Catch of the Season promotion runs from January 1 to March 31, 2014.
Receive incentives valued up to $1,650 with qualifying purchase
(Jan. 08, 2014 - FLIPPIN, AR.) In recognition of the company's 30th Anniversary year, Stratos Boats announces the 30th Anniversary Promotion, a package of sales incentives valued at up to $1,650 for the buyers of qualifying Stratos models.
(Jan. 09, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) Help Stop Unnecessary Bluefin Tuna Mortality Management changes could significantly reduce waste of this iconic sport fish. For almost a century, bluefin tuna have been one of the most important big-game species sought by recreational fishermen.
(Jan. 09, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The Student Angler Federation, (SAF) is excited to announce, Fishidy, is its newest sponsor partner for 2014. Fishidy is a map-based, fishing social network unlike any other fishing resource. Fishidy owners and anglers are avid fishermen and women looking to learn and share their experiences on the water. The partnership brings a valuable asset to SAF's high school anglers, as well as, their friends and family.
LOWE Equipment Manufacturing Renews Sponsor Partnership of the 2014 Cabela's Master's Walleye Circuit
(Jan. 08, 2014 - PONCA CITY, OK.) The Cabela's Master's Walleye Circuit, (MWC) is excited to announce the continued support of LOWE Equipment Manufacturing for the 2014 season.? LOWE, a leader in the auger, trenching and grapple attachments industry, is a valued partner that puts costumers first. LOWE is focused on delivering the highest value in product and performance, and the Cabela's MWC and its anglers look forward to another year of fishing with its support.
Up to $2,600 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualifying models
(Jan. 08, 2014 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Boats announces the start of its 2014 Gear Up & Go retail sales promotion, which includes special, limited-time-only incentives totaling up to $2,600 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases. It?s Ranger?s most lucrative sales promotion in years and just in time for the winter boat shows that will begin this month across the country.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - SIDNEY,NE.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers Mike McClelland and Dave Walker will charge into the 2014 season with title sponsorship from two of the most respected companies in the country: Cabela's and GEICO For Your Boat.
(Jan. 07, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Chris Lane's dream of winning the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic is different than the dreams of the other 55 anglers in the game. Sure, every qualifier hopes to win the world championship of professional bass fishing. A win molds a pro career and changes your life, and not just because of the $300,000 first prize.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) The 2 of Us Couples Trail had it's first tournament Sunday the 5th on Toledo Bend Lake going out and having weigh in at Fin & Feather Resort. The tournament was held as a success by the couples, considering the weather!!!
Crappie anglers enjoy a happy new year.
(Jan. 06, 2014 - Tallahassee, FL) Welcome to 2014. Black crappie are favorite cool weather targets, so join the fun, check your license (License.MyFWC.com) and the list of top sites and tips below and go fishing. What better way to start off a new year then with some healthy outdoor activity and a mess of fresh fish?
(Jan. 02, 2014 - Athens, TX) Lake Fork produced its second Toyota ShareLunker of the season December 27. The fish is also the second entry into the program during the current season.
(Jan. 02, 2014 - Austin, TX) In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved for public comment a proposal to add 30 counties in North and Central Texas to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use.
Big bags expected on the Big O
(Jan. 02, 2014 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee January 9-11 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Southeast Division. The Lake Okeechobee event is presented by Power-Pole.
(Jan. 01, 2014 - Austin, TX) In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels,the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has created new rules to halt the spread of the species. Effective December 10th, all boats operating on public water in 17 Northeast Texas counties must be drained after use or face legal consequences.
(Dec. 31, 2013 - Ausin, TX) The T.L.L. Temple Foundation, International Paper and The Conservation Fund closed a deal Monday to protect 19,000 acres of hardwood forest along the Neches River in East Texas.
(Dec. 31, 2013 - Brainerd, MN) It has been said, "The only constant is change," and as usual, our TV crew are busy keeping their finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving ancient art of angling.
Mustang Survival Continues Support of the ACA as Sponsor of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
(Dec. 30, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of CarecoTV?and The Bass Federation, is pleased to announce the continued support received from Mustang Survival. Mustang Survival recently agreed to a two year partnership for the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Dec. 29, 2013 - ) Want to earn a living doing something you love in the great outdoors? Now there's a university just for you. The new University of Outdoors will be opening its doors summer 2014 in two locations -- Altoona, Ala., and Mesa, Colo.,
(Dec. 19, 2013 - Tyler, TX) The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host two special fishing events in January 2014. Two thousand rainbow trout will be stocked into The Nature Center pond to provide a free fishing opportunity for area youth and their adult fishing mentors.
Australia's Marine Waters Will Reman Open To Recreational Fishing
(Dec. 22, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) In a move lauded by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), newly elected leadership in Australia's government announced that it will repeal the management plans that proposed to close more than 500,000 square miles of marine waters to recreational fishing. Australia's government will redraft management plans that established the world's largest system of marine reserve parks.
Meyer, Morehead, Vatalaro, Wheeler selected as brand ambassadors
(Dec. 22, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced Spectrum Brands Holdings has expanded their sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2014 season. Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands featured by FLW since 2012, will be joined by Repel, Dingo and George Foreman as leading sponsor brands across all of FLW's media platforms.
(Dec. 19, 2013 - Birmingham, AL.) B.A.S.S. LLC, the recognized authority on bass fishing, today announced Allstate Insurance Company as the presenting sponsor of one of B.A.S.S.'s most popular competitive fishing circuits. The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Allstate is a three-division package of high-stakes tournaments.
(Dec. 19, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN.) FLW has announced the tournament trail formerly known as the EverStart Series has been renamed the Rayovac FLW Series.
H&W Marine, Louisiana's premier Skeeter Boat dealer, announces the 2014 schedule for their popular H&W Team Trail.
(Dec. 18, 2013 - Shreveport/Bossier City, LA) H&W Marine of Bossier City and Skeeter Boats is proud to present the 2014 H&W Team Trail. This trail will be a weekend series of tournaments that kicks-off on Saturday, January 11th at Black Lake Campti.
(Dec. 18, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) When Chad Morgenthaler won the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron earlier this month, his victory finalized the field for the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville, Ala., Feb. 21-23. The 44th annual Super Bowl of bass fishing will feature 56 highly accomplished anglers from 23 states in what promises to be one of the most hotly contested championships in history.
Four men rescued from icy waters
(Dec. 18, 2013 - Columbia, SC) Quick thinking and years of experience by two charter captains saved the lives of four fishermen angling in near-freezing waters east of Picton, Ontario.
(Dec. 18, 2013 - ) BRP Announces Evinrude E-TEC "Experience Even More Boat Dhow Sales Event" For U.S. Consumers
Light tackle reel features smooth, gutsy drag; specially priced at $39.95
(Dec. 18, 2013 - ) WaveSpin is back with tangle-free reel holiday special Light tackle reel features smooth, gutsy drag; specially priced at $39.95
(Dec. 15, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Johnson, a company known for its legendary Beetle Spin lure, has announced their sponsorship of the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters Tournament Trail for the upcoming year. Johnson has partnered with pro anglers Scott and Billy Williams to tackle the tour.
(Dec. 15, 2013 - TAMPA, FL) The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) announced today it will pledge a portion of its revenues from 2014 Outback Bowl t-shirt sales to help rebuild critical oyster populations in coastal areas of Tampa Bay.
(Dec. 12, 2013 - Cincinnati, OH) Ice Fishing Magazine, the leading publication for dedicated hard-water anglers, is back and on newsstands now.
(Dec. 13, 2013 - New York, NY) Bassmaster Magazine and the Bassmaster website both won prestigious Eddie awards from Folio, an organization that recognizes editorial excellence within the magazine industry.
(Dec. 05, 2013 - Austin, TX) Parks and Wildlife Department has signed temporary leased access agreements with four Guadalupe River property owners to expand public access to the trout fishery downstream of Canyon Lake.
Mud Hole Rod Building Supply displays winners' photos of worldwide contest
(Nov. 28, 2013 - Oviedo, FL) Anglers from countries on four continents including the Ukraine, Serbia, New South Wales, Brazil and across the U.S, were among the winners of an international photo contest showing off custom fishing rods they crafted.
(Nov. 26, 2013 - WASHINGTON, DC) The Institute of Caribbean Studies has presented Dr. Guy Harvey with the CARAH Luminary Award in recognition of his career as a marine wildlife artist, diver, angler, filmmaker and marine biologist/conservationist.
Keys University Nov. 15-17, 2013
(Nov. 27, 2013 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. USA) More than fifty women came by boat, air and car to learn from the pros at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing" Keys weekend University, November15-17 at BPOE Elks, Tavernier, FL.
Marine industry media veteran Gary Jennings takes the helm
(Nov. 27, 2013 - Titusville, FL.) Respected veteran fishing magazine publisher, avid angler and conservationist Gary Jennings has joined Hell's Bay Boatworks, taking the helm as its general manager.
(Nov. 26, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and The J.M. Smucker Company have announced a sponsorship agreement through the 2014 season. The sponsorship will include four of the Company's leading brands ? Folgers, Dunkin Donuts retail coffee, Jif and Smucker's. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mahogany Youth Corp. Hosts Outing on Biscayne Bay
(Nov. 26, 2013 - MIAMI BEACH, FL) For many of the two-dozen or so youngsters aboard the 70-foot charter boat, The Reward Fleet, it marked the first time they had stepped off solid ground and onto the sea, where reef fish, playful dolphins and new adventures awaited.
Legend 250 reel leaves lasting legacy to the late Hannon WaveSpin's newest high quality, tangle-free light-tackle reel makes winter 2013 debut
(Nov. 26, 2013 - Port Richey, FL) "This reel truly deserves the name 'legend' on its spool," said WaveSpin CEO Russ Riley of its newest offering the Legend 250. "In the eight years since WaveSpin's inception, this is the finest reel we've brought to market and a true legacy to its inventor Doug Hannon."
(Nov. 23, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Fierce competition, the biggest stars of professional bass fishing and all the newest techniques and tackle are on tap in 2014 on ESPN2.
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