Fishing & Boating News
(Jun. 25, 2013 - KEY WEST, Florida Keys) The Miss Ivory team from Fort Myers, Fla., skippered by Captain Jason Johnson, caught two dolphin fish totaling 68.2 pounds to win the Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby that ended June 23.
Anglers Quest Livingston Individual Series #6
(Jun. 24, 2013 - Livingston, Onalaska, TX) Anglers Quest 2012 Livingston Individual Series #6 out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle in Onalaska, Tx began this event with 9 anglers showing up to fish for the $525.00 purse. This 6th event of 2013 was started as a trailoring event at 6:00 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm. Any Individual entering 6 of the 8 Livingston Individual Series events will automatically qualify for the 2-day Livingston Championship.
(Jun. 20, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) fishing team has ascended to the top of the 2013 Cabela's School of the Year rankings for the second, and final, time this season. The Warhawks of ULM jumped out to an early lead approximately one third of the way through the season, and they've remained in the top five since that time.
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(Jun. 20, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) Seven members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected or re-elected to fill three regional seats and three at-large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2013, and they will serve two-year terms. ASA's board members may serve three, consecutive two-year terms.
(Jun. 20, 2013 - ) The Two of Us Couples Central region has ended it?s 2013 regular season and we have quite a few of you teams that will be at the Belton Championship in October!! Melanie and I wish to say thank you to all of the teams that competed this year and especially to Tom and JoAnn and Wayne and Marilyn for all their help this season.
(Jun. 20, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) B.A.S.S. LLC announced today the launch of a new B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Fund in the FishAmerica Foundation (FAF) at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and will be seeking proposals in early July.
Chautauqua Lake Tournament With 16.39 Lbs.
(Jun. 19, 2013 - Calcium, NY) The NY BASS Chapter Federation (NYBCF) held their annual Susan B Johnson season opener on Chautauqua Lake June 16th with the base of operations out of Long Point State Park. The tournament drew 208 anglers all vying for their share of the $20,000 prize money along with a $5,000 bonus paid to the highest finishing registered Skeeter boat owner sponsored by Towne Marine.
Sportfishing industry sees opportunity for National Park Service to restore reasonable recreational fishing access
(Jun. 18, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources unanimously advanced a bill that opens the door to reexamining the onerous beach access closures at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina.
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(Jun. 12, 2013 - Spring Creek, S.D.) Colorado's Mark Schoning and Chad Kiefer led wire-to-wire to win the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit's Lake Oahe qualifying tournament out of Spring Creek, South Dakota.
Umbrella Rig Results Announced
(Jun. 11, 2013 - BENTON, Ky.) Two former Board members and one newcomer have been elected to serve on the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) Board of Directors.
Ranger Pro Korey Sprengel Looking For Third Consecutive Tour-Level Tournament Win As NWT Heads To Lake Erie.
(Jun. 12, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Pro Korey Sprengel will try to extend his winning streak to three consecutive tour-level walleye tournament wins as the Cabela's National Walleye Tour stops at Port Clinton this week.
Plattsburgh Fishing Team Sweeps Co-Angler Division
(Jun. 12, 2013 - Calcium, NY) The Bass Federation (NYTBF) held their season opener on Lake Champlain June 9th. The conditions were reasonable with a morning drizzle and light westerly that gave way to sunny skies and air temps in the mid-70s for 2 PM weigh-in. Point Au Rouche state park just north of Plattsburgh served as the base of operations for the day.
(Jun. 11, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Rand Holstead of Houston, Texas, released 13 tarpon to earn the title of overall champion at the 39th annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament that ended June 7.
Collins wins co-angler title
(Jun. 11, 2013 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) Johnny Patterson of Grant, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Patterson earned $4,082.
Bass Pro Shops Selected As Lead Retailer For The Largest New Retail Development In North America 200,000 Square Foot Outdoors Store To Anchor Luxury Point Development In Sayreville, New Jersey
With over 15 million people within a 50 mile radius, company predicts this will be its highest sales volume store ever!
(Jun. 11, 2013 - Springfield, MO.) Bass Pro Shops, America's most popular outdoor retailer, will open a store at Luxury Point, one of the largest new mixed-use developments in the United States, in Sayreville, New Jersey. The new 200,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will be located at Garden State Parkway and Chevalier Avenue and is scheduled to open in 2015.
(Jun. 11, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Two leaders of B.A.S.S.'s grass-roots membership and conservation programs today announced plans to retire from their positions.
(Jun. 11, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Kimberly Furness of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Casey Jeffries of Key Largo, Fla., were named overall team champions at the Ladies Dolphin Tournament that ended June 8.
(Jun. 10, 2013 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Dardanelle State Park Weigh in Center Russellville Ar. The fourth tournament for Arkansas's Couples opened with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the high 60's. The 24 couples caught 91 fish weighing 223.64 lbs with 14/5 fish limits.
Gnewikow and Sain Claim First Place Honors
(Jun. 10, 2013 - MURFREESBORO, TN.) The 14th annual Triton Owners Tournament is in the books. Held on Kentucky Lake, the Triton Owners Tournament took place out of Paris Landing State Park, yielding one of the largest turnouts in tournament history.
(Jun. 06, 2013 - RICHMOND, Va.) A sudden, intense heatwave in Virginia would be a boon to Josh Wagy. The 2013 Bassmaster Classic contender, set to compete on the James River during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open, believes a dramatic temperature rise would make the bass a bit more predictable in Richmond, Va.
(Jun. 04, 2013 - KEY WEST, Florida Keys) The High Class Hooker team captured three dolphin (mahi-mahi) whose aggregate weight totaled 76.7 pounds to win first place in the 12th annual Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational that took place June 1.
Texas Team Trail Presented By Cabela's Wraps Up Final Regular-Season Event Of 2013 At Cedar Creek Lake
Winning team takes home over $26,000 in cash and prizes
(Jun. 04, 2013 - ) Jason Bonds, of Lufkin, Texas, and Billy Howell, of Galveston, Texas, brought 24.82 pounds of bass to the scales to win the final regular-season event of the 2013 season of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on June 1 at Cedar Creek Lake. The winning anglers took home a new Stratos 189VLO boat powered by an Evinrude 150 HO, valued at $25,000.
(Jun. 03, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) The Murray State Bass Anglers Club was founded in 2004 and they've certainly had their share of accomplishments over their first nine years, which now includes the distinction of the current Cabela's School of the Year.
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(Jun. 03, 2013 - Oconto, WI.) Wisconsin's Dan Zwick and Tony Kobriger finished strong to score a comeback victory the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit's Green Bay qualifying tournament out of Oconto, Wisconsin, May 31-June 2.
(Jun. 02, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Florida native Chris Lane, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champ, waved goodbye to the Sunshine State in favor of living near the fine fishing in his current hometown, Guntersville, Ala. Bassmaster Elite Series angler Aaron Martens bade farewell to California and put down roots in Leeds, Ala., to enjoy the proximity to some of the country's finest fisheries.
(Jun. 02, 2013 - Lake Palestine, TX) Big Money sums up what took place at The C&R Service and Repair Invitational on Lake Palestine. Ronnie Durrett Jr. & Paul Ferguson walked away with $7996.00.
Legendary Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is the ICAST 2013 Keynote Speaker Don't Wait - Get Your Tickets Now!
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(May. 31, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) Johnny Bench, National Baseball Hall of Fame member, is the ICAST 2013 State of the Industry Breakfast keynote speaker. The breakfast is the annual event that kicks off the show's opening and is being held on Wednesday morning, July 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
(May. 31, 2013 - Lake Ouacita, AR) Jeff Wade and Cody Burke topped 39 teams fishing the first Super Team of 2013 by catching 5 bass that weighed 20.88 pounds. Although the weather was beautiful, the anglers were greeted by a tough bite and only 13 limits crossed the scales.
Tennessee Tech Anglers Qualify For Ranger Cup Univerity Team Of The Year Event Through BoatUS Championship
Slagle, Dye will face off against qualifiers from FLW College championship event
(May. 30, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Joe Slagle and Cliff Dye, collegiate anglers from Tennessee Tech University, became the second team to qualify for the 2013 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year finals with their runner-up finish at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Alabamas Lake Pickwick.
(May. 29, 2013 - KEY WEST, Florida Keys) A Key West angler caught a 44-pound dolphin fish that earned his Ware's the Fish team first place overall and $20,700 in the inaugural Florida Keys Dolphin Championship. The innovative Memorial Day Weekend challenge, whose rules allowed fishing anywhere in Keys waters, ended May 26.
(May. 29, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) Fly angler Julian Robertson of Kerikeri, New Zealand, took top honors in the three-day Outback Golden Fly Tarpon Tournament that ended May 22 in Islamorada.
Anglers Quest Livingston Individual Series #5
(May. 27, 2013 - Livingston, Onalaska, TX) Anglers Quest 2012 Livingston Individual Series #5 out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle in Onalaska, Tx began this event with 7 anglers showing up to fish for the $395.00 purse. This 5th event of 2013 was started as a trailoring event at 5:55 am. The weigh in time was conducted at 4:00 pm.
(May. 26, 2013 - Lake Shelbyville, IL) On May 18 the Lake Shelbyville hosted an Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail event on Lake Shelbyville. The weather was beautiful for the anglers to attempt catching these elusive fish. And that they were.
(May. 22, 2013 - Austin, TX) Revitalization efforts on two ranches in two different ecological regions of the state have earned a Houston couple the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, Texas's highest honor for private land conservation.
(May. 24, 2013 - AUSTIN, TX) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Law Enforcement Division has formed a new Marine Investigations Unit made up of Texas game wardens who will work to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud.
ICAST 2012 Earns Accolades from Top Trade Show Industry Watchdog Recreational fishing trade show is one of the fastest growing in the U.S.
(May. 22, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by Trade Show Executive and the Trade Show News Network as one of the fastest-growing trade shows by attendance in the U.S. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), ICAST is the world's largest sportfishing trade show annually drawing close to 10,000 representatives from the global sportfishing community.
Bipartisan Support Passes Legislation to Keep Fishing Access Open on the Cumberland River The Freedom to Fish Act Will Remove Access Restrictions on 10 Dams
(May. 22, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) In a bipartisan move applauded by the sportfishing industry and the broader sportfishing community, both Houses of Congress passed the Freedom to Fish Act which will remove unnecessary access restrictions to recreational fishing along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky. The bill passed on May 21, and now awaits the President's signature.
(May. 22, 2013 - North River Landing North Little Rock Ar.) On the 4TH Fish'N Stuff Tuesday Nite Tournament of the year 35 teams battled Thunder Storms to catch 122 fish weighing 258.16 lbs with 15/5 fish limits.
(May. 21, 2013 - BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys) Shane Curry of Key West, Fla., caught a 42.6-pound dolphin fish to take first place in the 20th annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament that ended May 19.
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(May. 20, 2013 - Huron, Ohio) The father-and-son team of Gary and Nicholas Zart, of Brunswick, Ohio, put together two solid catches to win the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit's Lake Erie qualifying tournament at Huron, Ohio, May 17-19.
Browning wins co-angler title
(May. 20, 2013 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA.) Jim Moulton of Merced, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 13 ounces. For his victory Moulton earned $34,636 plus a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinurde or Mercury outboard motor.
(May. 20, 2013 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA.) The Chico State team of Andrew Loberg of Rocklin, Calif., and Nick Carrico of Oroville, Calif., won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 1 ounce.
(May. 16, 2013 - Tallahassee, FL) Anglers of all ages enjoy showing off their catch and recalling the memories. In fact, that's pretty much been the case for all historical "ages" as well. For instance, Chinese anglers used bamboo rods, reels and silk lines in 3,000 B.C., and one can imagine their pride in a big catch.
(May. 15, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Bassmaster Elite Series angler Skeet Reese caught his first bass at 8 years old, an experience that set him on a course to be a top bass fishing pro. The California angler is on a winning streak during the 2013 season, already securing a victory in the May 2-5 Elite Series West Point Lake Battle and earning a $100,000 payday, plus a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Redbone's 25th "Fruits of our Labors" BBQ May 25th; celebrates eighth $1 million + year for CF research funding
Huge impact made helping "to catch the cure" for CF by small Keys tournament
(May. 15, 2013 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys) The Redbone is celebrating its 25th annual "Fruits of our Labors" BBQ cookout with live entertainment for the hard work and money raised from its 2012 series of fishing tournaments for cystic fibrosis medical research efforts. It takes place Saturday, May 25th, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Lorelei beach near mile marker 82 bayside.
(May. 15, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Continuing a long tradition of supporting America's servicemen and servicewomen, B.A.S.S. has signed an agreement with Oklahoma-based Folds of Honor Foundation to assist in its mission to provide educational scholarships to the dependents of soldiers killed or disabled while serving our country.
Recreational fishing is an economic powerhouse despite overall lower impact on fisheries.
(May. 13, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) A report released today by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) makes a powerful case that from an economic perspective, recreational fishing is just as important as commercial fishing, despite a much lower overall impact on the resource. According to the report, anglers landed just two percent of the total saltwater landings compared to ninety-eight percent caught by the commercial fishing industry.
(May. 11, 2013 - PARIS LANDING, TN.) The team of Larry Etheredge and Steve Richerson, of Clarksville, were declared the winners of the 19th Annual Governors Bass Tournament, held Saturday, at Kentucky Lake, with launching occurring from Paris Landing State Park.
(May. 09, 2013 - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) For Kevin Politte of Silver Springs and his two sons Kevin and Kyle, a $2 Florida Lottery Scratch Off ticket landed them a chance to meet and fish with the man who designed the lottery ticket series? legendary marine wildlife artist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey.
(May. 08, 2013 - TAVERNIER, Florida Keys) Jim Daniels of Mason, Ohio, took top honors at the sixth annual Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo that concluded Sunday, May 5.
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