Fishing & Boating News
(Sep. 10, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) As summer winds down and students settle into their annual academic routine, a race is underway. The 2014 Cabela's School of the Year program runs July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Although full 2014 schedules aren't available yet, several of the major events have been identified and listed on the Collegiate Bass Championship website.
(Sep. 08, 2013 - North River Landing, North Little Rock Ar.) The Fish'N Stuff Tuesday Nite Tournament Championship 33 teams caught 151 fish weighing 301.92 lbs with 27/5 fish limits.
(Sep. 07, 2013 - Table Rock Lake, MO) Trolling motor batteries may be the most important type of equipment on some of the top 16 finalist's boats tomorrow during the conclusion of the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series event on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.
(Aug. 30, 2013 - Springfield, MO.) Bass Pro Shops' free apps mean shoppers can access catalogs and play hunting and fishing games on their iPad and iPhone. Outdoor enthusiasts around the world have looked forward to getting their favorite Bass Pro Shops catalog in the mail since 1974. Now they can experience convenient navigation and a wealth of features by using Bass Pro Shops' new interactive digital catalog for the iPad. The interactive catalog app is available for free at the App Store.
(Aug. 30, 2013 - ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, BAHAMAS) The endangered and elusive Great Hammerheads?the second largest predatory shark in the ocean? will be returning to the sand banks off the tiny Bahamas out-island of Bimini starting in January.
(Aug. 29, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Nobody touches Hank Cherry's favorite hat. It's old and ragged - frayed and fragrant with odors of fish, dog slobber and sweat - but it's always, always in the North Carolina pro's blue and black Livingston Lures-wrapped Skeeter.
(Aug. 28, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Aaron Martens is no stranger to professional bass fishing success. The six-time B.A.S.S. winner was the 2005 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, the 2012 Toyota Trucks All-Star Week champion, and he's finished second in a record four Bassmaster Classics. But when he accepted the trophy for the 2013 Toyota Angler of the Year award, Martens called it the highlight of his career.
(Aug. 28, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) A licensing agreement that grants American Bass Anglers Inc. (ABA) the use of B.A.S.S. marks with respect to the Weekend Series will not be renewed after 2013, ABA and B.A.S.S. LLC announced in a joint statement today.
(Aug. 28, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) FLW has announced the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour rules and a restructuring of the payouts, which includes $10,000 to the 60th-place finisher for the Tour's 19th season.
(Aug. 27, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) With the conclusion of the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series, the majority of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic field is now set. Forty-four of the 56 eventual competitors in the "Super Bowl" of bass fishing have been identified.
The grand opening will kick off with a special "Evening for Conservation" that is free and open to the public.
(Aug. 27, 2013 - TALLAHASSEE, FL.) Bass Pro Shops, recently named as one of the "Top 10 Hottest Brands in America" by Advertising Age magazine, will celebrate its 59th store's grand opening Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8. The store will open at 8 a.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. (normal opening hours) Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. The new Bass Pro Shops Outpost is located at 4059 Lagniappe Way in the Fallschase develpment.
Waldo's Win Arkansas Couples Tournament on Arkansas River at N. Little Rock and Capture Anglers of Year Crown
(Aug. 26, 2013 - North River Landing NLR, AR.) The sixth tournament for Arkansas's Couples opened with clear skies and temps in mid 90's'. The 19 couples caught 53 fish weighing 116.17lbs with 7/5 fish limits.
(Aug. 23, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Gene Gilliland, a widely respected bass biologist and conservation advocate from Oklahoma, has been named B.A.S.S. National Conservation Director. Gilliland replaces Noreen Clough, the longtime conservation director who retired earlier this month.
(Aug. 20, 2013 - Lafayette, LA) Today "The Cajun Baby" Cliff Crochet announced a new series of coolers called the Summit Series from his home-state sponsor K2 Coolers. Dealers are now stocking the coolers and limited quantities are available at the K2-Coolers website. K2 is offering fans a chance to win Cliff Crochet's cooler stocked with gear.
Redesign highlighted by even more versatility, must-have fishing features
(Aug. 15, 2013 - FlIPPIN, AR.) With lots of room for family and friends and built to take on a variety of activities, the new Ranger 2050LS Reata is geared to make the most of your time by delivering the performance and features necessary for water sports in a boat designed for serious multispecies angling.
New standard in water sports boats is loaded with tournament-fishing features
(Aug. 15, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Living the boating lifestyle with your family is a great way to spend time together and build lasting memories. Sharing all those moments often means you'll need to navigate between water sports and fishing. Sometimes, just making the transition from early morning fishing excursions to an afternoon of tubing or an evening pleasure cruise can be a challenge. Enter the all-new Ranger 212LS Reata.
Size, open layout make new 1880 Angler suited for any freshwater fishing pursuit
(Aug. 15, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) The new Ranger 1880 Angler brings a longer, deeper and wider all-around fishing platform to families who want a versatile vessel that's as suited for largemouth bass and crappie in the South as it is for walleye and yellow perch in the Great Lakes and upper Midwest.
Multitude of new boat models, pro staff appearing in Ranger booth at FLW Expo
(Aug. 15, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Anglers and boaters attending the Forrest Wood Cup can be among the first to see Ranger Boats' expansive lineup of 2014 models as the legendary boat brand brings several new designs and a host of bass-fishing luminaries to its booth during the FLW Expo.
(Aug. 15, 2013 - DETROIT, MI) Lake St. Clair promises another big smallmouth fest for the field of 99 Bassmaster Elite Series pros at next week's regular-season finale out of Detroit. The Aug. 22-25 event, the Plano Championship Chase, will be the pros' last chance to make headway in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points race. They're sprinting toward the prestigious Angler of the Year title and the $100,000 that comes with it.
(Aug. 14, 2013 - Birmingham, AL.) B.A.S.S. and Yamaha Marine Group have signed an agreement for Yamaha to continue to sponsor Bassmaster events through 2016. Yamaha is an Official Premier Engine Sponsor of all B.A.S.S.-owned events. These include the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster Wild Card and the grass-roots B.A.S.S. Nation regional tournaments.
New NRA National Sporting Arms Museum now open at Bass Pro Shops' national headquarters store in Springfield, Mo.
Visitors can see this remarkable sporting arms collection for free.
(Aug. 12, 2013 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Hunters, conservationists and sporting arms enthusiasts from across the country gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum on Aug. 2 at the Bass Pro Shops flagship superstore in Springfield, Mo. The museum, home to more than a thousand firearms, focuses on the history of hunting, conservation and freedom.?
(Aug. 11, 2013 - Mountain Home, AR.) Bass Cat Boats is pleased to announce that Paul Rossi has rejoined Bass Cat to handle the duties of sales representative covering Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, most of Virginia and a portion of Tennessee.
Humminbird, LakeMaster and Minn Kota Sponsor CBI
(Aug. 08, 2013 - ELK RIVER, MN) A trio of pioneers in electronics, mapping and boat positioning are joining forces with the Classic Bass Invitational tournament. Humminbird, LakeMaster and Minn Kota have pledged their support of the team-format event, which is set for August 29-30 on Pokegama Lake at Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Evan Williams Bourbon Continues Partnership With Bassmaster And Announces Sponsorship Of Two Anglers
Second largest selling Kentucky Bourbon in the nation and the world strengthens tie in with professional bass fishing
(Aug. 06, 2013 - BARDSTOWN, KY.) Evan Williams Bourbon, the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey both in the US and globally, and one of the top non-endemic sponsors of the Bassmaster Elite Series, announces that top anglers John Crews and Hank Cherry have joined Team Evan Williams for the 2013-2014 season.
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Mountain Home, AR.) Bass Cat and Yar-Craft production facilities expand an additional 30,000 sq. ft. in building space, allowing an additional 75% in space and adding 50% in manufacturing capacity.
Kenora's Jeff Gustafson and Bemidji, Minnesota's John Peterson Take First Place at Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Fort Frances, Ontario) Like the weather-beaten parchment of some maritime legend, the map of Rainy Lake should read "Here Be Dragons." Straddling the border between Minnesota and Ontario, Rainy is a multi-species playground teeming with monsters: fat walleyes, giant crappies, big pike and linebacker smallmouth bass. With an expansive 220,000 acres of world-class fishing, it should be on every angler's bucket list.
Anglers Quest Houston Individual #8
(Aug. 06, 2013 - Lake Houston, Huffman, TX) Anglers Quest 2013 Lake Houston Individual #8 out of Lake Houston Marina in Huffman, Tx began this final event with 16 anglers showing up to fish for the $980.00 purse. This 8th & final event of 2013 was started at 6:20 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm.
(Aug. 05, 2013 - HOLLYWOOD, FL.) Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) will help shark enthusiasts take their "Shark Week 2013" to the next level with an interactive website that tracks ?four shark species (mako, tiger, oceanic white tip and sand tiger) around the world. Users can interface with the technology to see where and how far the sharks travel over time.
(Jul. 28, 2013 - TRENTON, MI.) The Indiana University team of Sean Gillenwater of Bloomington, Ind., and Josh Collier of Ellettsville, Ind,, won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational on the Detroit River Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 7 ounces. Their two-day total of 10 bass weighing 31-10 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
New Berkley prototype bait proves valuable
(Jul. 27, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Berkley pro Gary Parsons isn't a stranger to winning big tournaments, but winning one on a prototype bait isn't something he's accustomed to. Parsons did just that, claiming the title to the AIM Pro Walleye Series Tournament in Oconto, Wis., this past weekend.
(Jul. 25, 2013 - ERIE, PA.) Retired West Virginia State Trooper Bill Pioch relied on his patrolling skills to uncover schools of Lake Erie smallmouth and seize the lead at the B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional.
(Jul. 24, 2013 - ) In appreciation for the tremendous on-going support thousands of avid bass anglers have shown for Toyota Trucks and their Bonus Bucks program, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. announced today that it will host a no entry fee team tournament on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 on northern Alabama's Lake Wheeler in Decatur.
National TV outdoor adventure show this summer; bringing a fresh, youthful female perspective to international fishing, hunting and more
(Jul. 24, 2013 - ) Larysa Switlyk is a 28-year-old charismatic woman from Sarasota with more outdoor adventures on six continents than most sportsmen and sportswomen experience in a lifetime.
FLW announces 2013 winners
(Jul. 23, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Things just got a little hotter in Texas today when FLW announced that Abel Lozano of Midland, Texas, was the 2013 FLW Fantasy Fishing grand-prize winner and the recipient of $100,000.
Anglers Quest Livingston Individual Series #7
(Jul. 23, 2013 - Livingston, Onalaska, TX) Anglers Quest 2012 Livingston Individual Series #7 out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle in Onalaska, Tx began this event with 9 anglers showing up to fish for the $525.00 purse. This 7th event of 2013 was started as a trailoring event at 6:05 am.
Energized host of Addictive Fishing TV on Fox Sun Sports and The Sportsman Channel
(Jul. 22, 2013 - TITUSVILLE, FL) If there was ever a perfect match of a popular TV fishing celebrity to a local boat company it's Capt. Blair Wiggins and Hell's Bay Boatworks. Raised in nearby Cocoa Beach, the 47-yr.-old Wiggins who hosts Addictive Fishing, has joined Hell's Bay's pro staff.
Plano's 3700 Guide Series Tackle Bag Wins Best Of Show In Tackle Management
(Jul. 22, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV) Existence in the Mohave Desert can be short lived, especially in July. It's the land of thermal extremes: cool (even cold) by night, scorching hot by day. The air temperature can rise so quickly thermometers nearly shatter. Water and food is scarce. It's survival of the fittest for each member of the food chain, even top predators.
(Jul. 21, 2013 - Decatur, AL.) Mitchell Gowen and Brianna Tucker of Decatur Heritage outfished 65 other high school teams to win the 2013 B.A.S.S. High School Invitational on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., Saturday by bringing in 16 pounds, 15 ounces of largemouth bass.This was the first event of its kind and netted the team a spot in the 2014 B.A.S.S. High School Classic, which will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
(Jul. 19, 2013 - KEY WEST, Florida Keys) Greg Vincent of Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, caught and released two permit, measuring a total of 56.75 inches, to win the 2013 Del Brown Permit Tournament that ended July 17.
(Jul. 19, 2013 - MOORE, OK.) Organizers of the Moore Fishing Derby hope to enable children in their community, located on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, to replace nightmares of killer tornadoes with fond memories of fishing.
(Jul. 17, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Team A-Salt Weapon took first place and the $5,000 first prize at the fifth annual Islamorada Dolphin Tournament that ended July 14 at Smuggler's Cove Marina.
Up to Its Reputation The global sportfishing industry convened July 9-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada
(Jul. 12, 2013 - Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV) From every corner of the globe, exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the world's largest recreational fishing trade show.
Additions include Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series engines, 90 H.O. and fresh graphics package
(Jul. 12, 2013 - Sturtevant, WI.) BRP today unveiled four new Evinrude E-TEC engines and showcased its updated look of the entire Evinrude E-TEC engine line-up, including new graphics and additional graphite color models.
(Jul. 12, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The scene last summer on Beaverfork Lake in Arkansas was a worst-case scenario. After 10 grueling days of fishing, the Bassmaster Carhartt College Series pitted brother against brother as Matt and Jordan Lee of Auburn University faced off in triple digit temperatures, vying to win a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
(Jul. 12, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL) When Douglas Oswald received a message to call B.A.S.S. Membership Director Mitch Frank, he got his hopes up, and rightfully so. The Allentown, Pa., bass angler entered the Bassmaster website "Fish With Skeet" sweepstakes close to 40 times.
Sportfishing Industry Awards 2013 New Products "Best of Show" Honors JL Marine Systems, Inc. named overall "Best of Show" product winner in the world's largest sportfishing trade show
(Jul. 12, 2013 - Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV) The world's largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 9 - 12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry's trade association, ICAST - in its 56th year as the industry's trade show - is the catalyst that drives the global recreational fishing industry year-round.
(Jul. 10, 2013 - LAS VEGAS, NV) Today Koppers Fishing and Tackle Corp. introduces a radical new fishing lure design as well as a new brand called 'BaitBall'. The unique design implementation spotlights one of nature's underwater survival events: the schooling formation of baitfish being ambushed by predator game fish. The new brand is defined by three elements; BaitBall is a concept, a lure, and a series of lures.
Team Evinrude rookie Casey Martin cruises to first FLW Tour win
(Jul. 10, 2013 - Sturtevant, WI) Team Evinrude had an unforgettable performance at this past weekend's FLW Tour event at Lake Chickamauga. Rookie Casey Martin won his first career FLW tournament in dominating fashion, while four other Team Evinrude anglers finished in the top ten. But the weekend belonged to 18-year pro Andy Morgan, who not only finished in fifth place but secured the coveted Angler of the Year trophy.
(Jul. 02, 2013 - Oshkosh, WI.) Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit veterans Jim Hughes and Matt Jacobson led wire-to-wire to win the trail's Lake Winnebago Chain qualifier out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, June 28-29.
(Jun. 28, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Rand Holstead of Houston, Texas, guided by veteran Captain Brian Helms of Islamorada, won the 50th annual Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament that ended June 21 in Islamorada.
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