Fishing & Boating News
(Nov. 20, 2013 - Birmingham, AL.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2012 Toyota Angler of the Year Brent Chapman once said, "I fish to pay for my hunting habit." It seems only fitting that during the hiatus between the 2013 Elite Series tournament season and the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, fans will have an opportunity to see the bass pro perform on land rather than on water.
(Nov. 20, 2013 - OVIEDO, FL.) Mud Hole Rod Building & Tackle Crafting Corp. has signed a sponsorship agreement with Fins Media Group, one of North America's largest outdoor media companies.
(Nov. 18, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) KeepAmericaFishing is offering an exclusive holiday deal to our supporters, courtesy of our friends at Plano! For just $85 you can choose from either the Kevin VanDam Signature Series or the 787 StowAway System tackle boxes, a savings of $25. Your $85 donation also includes a one-year membership in Keep America Fishing.
(Nov. 19, 2013 - PALM BAY, FL.) Palm Bay, located midway between Jacksonville and Miami on Florida's east central coast, offers some of South Florida's most beautiful natural resources--freshwater springs, saltwater marshes, pristine beaches and nature reserves. Residents and visitors can swim, dive or go boating in Gulf Stream-warmed Atlantic waters, enjoy freshwater or saltwater fishing, hunt turkey, deer and other wildlife, or hike, camp and bird-watch in the area's many recreational areas.
Not any old spoon works wonders when the bite...bites
(Nov. 19, 2013 - Michigan) Flip, flash, flutter and fall; jigging spoons have it all. Whether tipped with livebait, fake or sporting nothing but a plain Jane hook, jigging with spoons is one of the deadliest tactics for taking fish through the ice.
(Nov. 15, 2013 - AUSTIN,TX) Texas Parks and Wildlife's game warden force has become only the fourth state conservation law enforcement agency to be accredited by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Boat Operations and Training (BOAT) Program.
(Nov. 15, 2013 - Athens, TX) Low water levels at some Central Texas reservoirs have seemed to improve anglers' chances of catching fish.
Sportfishing industry outlines priorities for improving federal recreational saltwater fisheries management
(Nov. 15, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) With much of the controversy surrounding federal management of saltwater recreational fishing centered in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard held a hearing to gather perspectives regarding the nation's federal fisheries management law.
Projects funded as a part of criminal settlement with BP and Transocean
(Nov. 15, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $8.8 million for five Texas projects that address high priority conservation needs. The projects, developed in consultation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas General Land Office and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm or reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources that were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
(Nov. 15, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) It might be difficult for Santa to squeeze a bass boat down the chimney, but with the Bassmaster Holiday Boat Giveaway, it won't be necessary for St. Nick to face that obstacle.
NOAA announces regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
(Nov. 15, 2013 - ) NOAA Fisheries announced today final regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico to reduce effects on marine mammals.
(Nov. 15, 2013 - Austin, TX) Recent electrofishing surveys conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologists turned up a surprising number of big largemouth bass in Lake Ray Hubbard.
(Nov. 12, 2013 - Spingfield, MO) Christmas gift guide for the outdoor adventurer
Priced Right for Anglers on the Go
(Nov. 11, 2013 - Columbia, SC) Gulp! Alive! is a mainstay for salt and freshwater fishing. Anglers will notice a change when cruising their sporting shops coming this fall. Gulp! Alive! is changing things up a touch with new 1/2 pint packaging.
Industry veteran Glenn Hughes joins the American Sportfishing Association staff
(Nov. 08, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Glenn Hughes, a sportfishing industry veteran and long-time ASA member, will be the new Vice President of Industry Relations. His tenure begins on December 1, 2013.
Continued partnership with the ACA has tremendous benefits to collegiate anglers
(Nov. 08, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) Pure Fishing and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have renewed their partnership and continue to support collegiate anglers through a variety of bonus and contingency programs, including recognition of the top twelve schools in the 2013 Cabela's School of the Year program and theFenwick Earn Your Wings program.
Sportsmen's Bills Reemerge in the Senate Sportfishing industry urges Congress to advance bipartisan legislation to benefit fisheries conservation and access
(Nov. 07, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. Senate that includes numerous legislative measures beneficial to anglers and hunters across the nation. In large part they pick up the measures contained in the Sportsmen's Act that failed to pass at the end of the 112th Congress.
Berkley keeps stakes high throughout inaugural year
(Nov. 07, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) When Berkley Fishing decided to launch the first International High School Fishing Club Challenge they didn't know how well it would be received. High schoolers and fishing coaches around the country have rallied to vie for rewards, product samples, prizes and the title of Berkley High School Cup Champions.
(Nov. 04, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) It's an often heard refrain among bass anglers: "I've dreamed of going to the Bassmaster Classic since I was a kid." Only a select group achieve the objective of seeing their names on the roster for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, but with the field for the world championship of bass fishing close to completion, many of those anglers rest easy knowing they've made it.
(Nov. 03, 2013 - TAllahassee, FL) Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many represents the only four-day holiday on their calendar. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, which will immediately be followed by a saltwater license-free day Nov. 30.
(Nov. 03, 2013 - FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH, FL) Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts officially welcomed the first three South Florida members to its newly announced Expedition Outfitters program at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?Captains Ray Rosher of Miami, Billy Black of Stuart and Randy Towe of Islamorada.
(Nov. 01, 2013 - Birmingham, AL.) B.A.S.S. hit a major milestone on Oct. 29 when its Facebook page, reached 500,000 fans. ? The company's Facebook audience has grown more than tenfold in only two years, since October 2011 when the page had only 48,000 fans.
NOAA Fisheries provides assurance that outdated allocations will be reviewed
(Oct. 31, 2013 - Washington, D.C.) Senator David Vitter (R-La.) championed recreational fishing this week by securing assurances from Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., Acting Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that NOAA would implement their own policies by pushing for a review of the outdated fishery allocations currently in place.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and New Bedford, Mass., remain top fishing ports Contact
(Oct. 31, 2013 - ) U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion, according to Fisheries of the United States 2012, an annual report released by NOAA today.
Sponsor list continues to grow for popular bass fishing trail
(Oct. 31, 2013 - Mountain Home, AR.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's continues to build on an impressive sponsor list with the recent addition of Valley Fashions, a leading manufacturer of dye-sublimation graphics.
Legendary Hall of Fame angler, author, video and TV show host lends expertise answering fishing questions at the Ft. Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show
(Oct. 30, 2013 - TITUSVILLE, FL.) Legendary Hall of Fame angler Stu Apte, has been named to the pro staff of Hell's Bay Boatworks, officially joining the HB team at the Ft. Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show.
Anglers Quest Tournament of Champions
(Oct. 29, 2013 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The 2013 Anglers Quest Tournament of Champions is now in the books, and all but the Rayburn Individual Series are complete for 2013. This event was made up from the 148 qualifiers from each of Anglers Quest 7 Series of events. The event began on Wednesday with 2 days of official practice and on Wednesday the attending qualified 27 teams came together for a meeting and dinner at 7:00 pm at the Big Mamma's Restraunt.
$33,000 Lake-Ready Bass Boat To Be Awarded Complements of Berkley Trilene Fishing Line
(Oct. 29, 2013 - COLUMBIA, SC) The clock is winding down on a chance to win the Berkley Super Strong Trilene Tournament Boat Sweepstakes. Entries will be received until 11:59 pm (EDT) on November 1, 2013. There's nothing to buy, no hoops to jump through; simply enter.
Over $16,000 in Prize Money and $6,000 Donated to Mariners Hospital!
(Oct. 23, 2013 - ) Growing year after year, the 6th Annual Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic in Islamorada proved to be the most successful Mad Dog tournament to date. With 163 anglers on 36 boats, and another 150 guests that converged from all over South Florida, everyone enjoyed a weekend filled with fishing, fantastic food, drinks, gifts and prizes.
(Oct. 21, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) In February 2013, fishing fans hailed a new hero as Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., won the Bassmaster Classic, the "Super Bowl" of bass fishing, after bringing the heaviest bass to the scales during three days of competition in Tulsa, Okla. This year, as those same fans of Bassmaster's highly skilled anglers look on, a new field of 50-plus fishermen will vie for the top prize in bass fishing, and two lucky fans will be there in person to see a new champion crowned.
(Oct. 19, 2013 - EL PASO, TX) ne of Texas' most unique cultural resources will soon reap the benefits of environmentally friendly landscaping, thanks to support from Boeing, which recently awarded Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation a grant in support of native landscape restoration at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site.
Keynote Speaker Ron Lindner to Examine Industry and Pro " Adjustments"
(Oct. 16, 2013 - Forestville, WI) The National Professional Anglers Association kicks off each New Year with their Annual Conference. This popular gathering of marine and fishing tackle industry leaders, anglers from all passions and skill levels, and expert presenters will take place Jan. 3rd-5th, at the Crowne Plaza near the Minneapolis airport.
Plano Molding Company and Synergy Outdoors to form leading outdoor sports platform through strategic merger
(Oct. 15, 2013 - ) Plano Molding Company (Plano) and Synergy Outdoors are pleased to announce a newly formed strategic merger called Plano Synergy Holdings. Plano is a leading brand in the fishing accessories market, and is the premier supplier of outdoor sports storage systems.
(Oct. 15, 2013 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) Guy Harvey, Chairman of Guy Harvey Outpost LTD. announced today the company's entry into Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a favorite resort destination for divers and fishermen located just offshore of Cancun.
(Oct. 10, 2013 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Lew's announces that sales group Wellman Sports Marketing and sales representative Butch Williams have received the company's top sales awards for the 2012 - 2013 tackle year.
(Oct. 10, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Kenneth Wiley suspected he was being pranked when he got the Oct. 2 call telling him he was the grand-prize winner in the Fish With G-Man Sweepstakes on the Bassmaster website.
Pro- and co-angler win Lucas Oil AOY Rings and paid entry fees for 2014 season
(Oct. 10, 2013 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) After the dust settled on the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) Championship event at Devils Lake, N.D., pro-angler Robert Blosser and co-angler J.D. Knight emerged as the Lucas Oil Angler of the Year Award (AOY) winners. Along with custom Lucas Oil AOY rings, both anglers earned paid entry fees for the 2014 NWT season.
(Oct. 06, 2013 - JASPER, TX) The Hardin-Simmons University team of Randy Sullivan of Breckenridge, Texas, and Hubbell Allen of Abilene, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Their two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30-13 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Leading Florida-based tackle company acquires respected 54-year-old NY global wholesaler
(Oct. 01, 2013 - Oviedo, FL) Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc., the world's largest supplier of fishing rod building and tackle crafting products, has completed its acquisition of Catskills-based Merrick Tackle Center of Shandaken, N.Y., a 54-year-old global tackle distributor and fishing components supplier.
Iowa duo win Crappie Masters event with 27.83 pounds of Crappie
(Oct. 01, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Diversity is key to any fishermen, but Tommy Skarlis is taking it to another level, adding 2013 Crappie Master National Champion to his resume. The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters National Championship took place this past weekend Grenada Lake and featured two Iowa residents that claimed the title. Weighing in 27.83 of crappie, Skarlis and teammate Kyle Steinfeldt took home the top honors, beating the nearest competitors by over two pounds.
(Sep. 28, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) "It's like deja vu all over again" to borrow a phrase from baseball great Yogi Berra. During Saturday's weigh-in of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket, the competition eliminated two anglers, leaving two anglers from Auburn University, garbed in orange and blue jerseys, to face off on the final competition day on Michigan's Grand River.
(Sep. 28, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) Jordan Lee is on the road to redemption. The Auburn University senior brought in 15 pounds, 2 ounces of bass Friday to lead the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket by almost 6 pounds over his closest competitor.
(Sep. 27, 2013 - ) The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC when "FLW" airs Sept. 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.
(Sep. 26, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Jason Hill has never owned a bass boat, but he didn't let that stop him from pursuing his favorite hobby of bass fishing. Instead, he strapped his canoe to the top of whatever vehicle he owned at the time- from an old sedan to an SUV- and fished the ponds and smaller bodies of water near his home in Holderness, N.H.
(Sep. 26, 2013 - Toyota All-Star Week A Test Of Bassmaster's Best) Aaron Martens is in an enviable position. He's the newly minted Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year. The angler from Leeds, Ala., is also the defending champion in the 2013 Evan William Bourbon Championship, the main event of Friday-Sunday's Toyota All-Star Week.
Anglers took home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
(Sep. 23, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Paul Clark and Brett Preuett, collegiate anglers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, won the Ranger Cup University Fish-Off in impressive fashion over anglers from Tennessee Tech.
(Sep. 22, 2013 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) The University of Arkansas team of Kenneth Anderson and Drew Porto, both of Fayetteville, Ark., won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Lake Hamilton Sunday with five bass weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament.
(Sep. 21, 2013 - NAcogdoches, Tx) Faith Angler Network wrapped up the 2013 season on Choke Canyon Reservoirs with a 2 day event September 14th and 15th. Sponsored by Phoenix Boats and Marine Outlet The reservoirs, as so many Texas lakes have suffered from severe draught this year and are 33 feet low. Known for its abundant largemouth bass population the outcome of a tournament can change in one bite, or in this case four bites.
(Sep. 19, 2013 - ) Take 14 of the best and most popular Bassmaster Elite Series pros of 2013 and challenge them to catch bass from lakes most of them have never seen, let alone competed on, and what happens?
(Sep. 12, 2013 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Jason Christie often fishes Oklahoma's Arkansas River, a short drive from his home on Lake Tenkiller. Despite his familiarity with the river, Christie doesn't want to be considered a local favorite in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournament slated for Sept. 19-21 on the Arkansas River.
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