Fishing & Boating News
(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.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. member and avid angler, Rhonda Conway of Star, N.C., will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bobby Lane, next month, after winning the Bassmaster Fish In Florida With Bobby Lane Sweepstakes presented by Visit Florida.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) With more than $74,000 on the line for 2017, including a Triton bass boat, Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota is now officially open for team selection. It all kicks off with the season opener Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, Feb. 9-12.
(Jan 11, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Cabela's is one of college bass fishing's largest supporters and has been supporting college fishing since the very first major event held on Lake Lewisville in 2006.
(Jan 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the complete professional angler roster of 165 for the upcoming 2017 FLW Tour season, the 22nd season of the FLW Tour. The 2017 FLW Tour will feature seven regular-season tournaments with competition kicking off Feb. 2-5 at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
Hardcore “Kayak Kevin” Whitley to paddle from Florida Keys to Chesapeake Bay
(Jan 2, 2017 - Old Town, ME) The state motto “Virginia is for lovers” fits Norfolk resident and Ocean Kayak pro Kayak Kevin Whitley to a T. He’s a man of many passions—in his early life, skateboarding, snowboarding, and playing guitar in several hardcore bands—and for the past decade and a half, kayak fishing.
The No Yelling School of Fishing
(Dec 29, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The popular "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University returns to the Gulf Coast March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation and networking with other anglers on Saturday, followed by fishing opportunities on Sunday, March 12 out of Matlacha.
The incentive program expands to more trails in 2017
(Dec 29, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces that Ohio angler Brett Warrick is the Lew's Speed Fishing Awards (SFA) Angler of the Year, and that the incentive program responsible for the distinction is expanding to include more tournaments in 2017.
Murray State, Auburn University and University of North Alabama Hold Top Three Spots in the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Race
(Dec 13, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has released the first rankings of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass
(Dec 2, 2016 - Paris, TN) Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish that really counts.”
St. Croix young gun is making his tournament bass-fishing mark
(Dec 1, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Test time… Are you smarter than a college student? Start by answering the following question:
(Dec 1, 2016 - ) Torqeedo, leader in the growing electric marine propulsion market, worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to power its natural history documentary team's boat on the Amazon River.
(Dec 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series roster has been set at 111 and will include at least 13 newcomers to the prestigious bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today. The new tournament year, which begins in February, also marks the return of legendary angler David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., to B.A.S.S. competition.
(Nov 3, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) After entering the contest every day for 43 days, Glenn Van Iderstine of Elma, N.Y., finally won the grand prize in the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Giveaway Sweepstakes.
(Oct 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High school and college anglers will be competing during prime fishing times on some of the premier bass fisheries in the country during the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops tournaments.
Crucial Everglades restoration bills now go to conference
(Sep 29, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Keep Florida Fishing® congratulate the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week by an overwhelming 399-25 vote.
(Sep 16, 2016 - ONAMIA, MN.) Another impressive day of hefty smallmouth astonished fans during the second round of the $1 million Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Minnesota’s famed Mille Lacs Lake.
Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument
(Sep 15, 2016 - Alexandria, Va.) With the recent announcement that President Obama is creating the first marine monument on the east coast – the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – many anglers are probably wondering, “how do we fit in?”
(Sep 15, 2016 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) A hot, dry summer is likely to alter the shallow-water bite at Lake Champlain during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open Sept. 21-23.
Coach Chad LaChance tells what it took for Wood and Masson to win 2016’s Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship
(Sep 8, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) We’ve all heard the adage “think outside the box”. And then there’s the axiom when anglers talk about their “confidence bait”. Combine the two and you know what you get? What it took for Ryan Wood and Turner Masson to win the 2016 Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake, near Paris, Tennessee, in early August.
(Sep 3, 2016 - Cape Vincent, New York) Patrick Hildenbrand, age 37 from Red Hook, New York, ties the New York Smallmouth record while participating in a NYTBF bass fishing tournament at Cape Vincent, New York sponsored by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce. Patrick’s smallmouth was initially reported as 8.15 pounds.
Angler's consistency and 620FS Ranger boat keys to title
(Aug 19, 2016 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Boats Pro Ed Stachowski proved to be the most consistent angler for the 2016 season of the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) by winning the Lucas Oil Angler of the Year title. Along with a custom Lucas Oil ring, Stachowski will receive paid entries for all 2017 NWT events.
(Aug 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Lajos Draviczki of Plainfield, Illinois, correctly picked seven of the top 10 finishers at last week’s Forrest Wood Cup championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Walmart. For his picks, Draviczki won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, held in conjunction with the tournament.
(Aug 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) A new proposal to liberalize limits on largemouth bass and striped bass in the California Delta is a misguided attempt to conceal real threats to salmon fisheries, said B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Gene Gilliland.
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