Fishing & Boating News
(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.
Under-the-radar underwater cameras proving their value, on and off the tourney trail
(Aug 3, 2016 - ) “No doubt, quite a few of us are using these cool little devices on the tour,” says Bassmaster Elite Series Pro, Brandon Lester, with a nod and a knowing grin. “But almost no one’s talking about it.”
(Aug 3, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Each year anglers anticipate the new gear launched at the ICAST trade show so they can test out the latest offerings. For the month of August, anglers can sign up for the opportunity to win the newly announced PENN Slammer III spinning reel. The PENN Fish It First giveaway ends August 31 and entering is simple. Just visit the PENN Fishing webpage.
(Jul 14, 2016 - ORLANDO, FL.) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour regular-season schedule Thursday in a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The 2017 season will feature six tournaments, broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, which will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the most competitive circuit in the sport.
(Jul 11, 2016 - Orlando, FL) Lew's opens ICAST 2016 this week with what the company says is its most exciting and innovative new product lineup ever, anchored by SLP Super Low Profile baitcast reels and new rod technology.
(Jun 30, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Mike Daley of Taylorville, Illinois, correctly picked five of the top 10 finishers at last week’s Walmart Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour event on Lake Champlain presented by General Tire.
(Jun 23, 2016 - UNION SPRINGS, N.Y.) Louisiana angler Greg Hackney came into this week’s Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with a commanding lead in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race — and it seemed for a while on Day 1 like he had maintained that lead.
(Jun 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Matt Bates of Pineville, Louisiana, correctly picked four of the top 10 finishers at last week’s Walmart Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour event on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine. For his picks, Bates won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, held in conjunction with the FLW Tour fishing tournament.
Teammates Harville, Maner will face qualifiers from FLW College Fishing National Championship
(Jun 15, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Colby Harville and John Maner, collegiate anglers from the University of North Alabama, qualified for the 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge with a fourth-place finish in the recent BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's at Lake Pickwick.
Arkansas angler qualifies for 2017 Elite Series
(Jun 8, 2016 - Floppin,AR) Ranger Boats Pro Mark Rose won the Bassmaster Southern Open Angler of the Year title. The angler's 579 points accrued from competing in the three Southern Open events gave him the title and qualifies Rose for the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is proud to announce the first five awards as part of the FLW Foundation Florida High School Fishing grant program.
(Jun 8, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) After winning the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, Auburn University won a wealth of prizes, including a $5,000 check for their 44lb limit. Thanks to the great incentive programs that the Association of Collegiate Anglers offers competitors, the Auburn University team of Mitchell Jennings and Cole Burdeshaw were able to pocket an additional $2,000 in contingency money.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Durant, OK) The plan going into the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort was to have the 108 anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series launch at the Spillway Ramp on the Texas side of the lake and motor across to East Burns Run in Oklahoma for traditional morning takeoffs.
Big Bass Earns Power-Pole Award at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's
(Jun 7, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's is known for its big payouts, and when the event is held on a big bass factory such as Pickwick Lake, this event is also known for its big bags of fish. University of Dubuque's Austin Brimeyer was able to cash in on both aspects as he brought in the biggest bass of the event to the scales on Day 2.
(Jun 7, 2016 - Kingsport, TN) Knife manufacturer Taylor Brands announces its Old Timer Father's Day 2016 "Fish with Tommy Biffle" Sweepstakes.
(Jun 6, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Polaris Industries Inc., a leading powersports manufacturer. The partnership will offer the Minnesota-based brand the opportunity to directly connect with the millions of outdoor and fishing fanatics that FLW reaches through their tournaments and promotional platforms.
(May 26, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) With the last day of practice in the books for the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, anglers headed over to the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Alabama for a night full of camaraderie, free gear from the industry's top companies and manufacturers, seminars from the legends of the sport, and a free meal presented by Ranger Boats!
(May 25, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Berkeley Springs High School recently won the 2016 High School Fishing Club Challenge. The Berkley challenge saw over 3,200 active participants (double over last year) and 239 high schools across 38 states represented. As the newly crowned champions, Berkeley Springs High School in Berkeley, W.V., will receive $4,500 in prizes for the entire club.
Fishing League Worldwide to give away Quaker State® Designed, Jimmy Houston-Inspired 50th Anniversary Truck
(May 25, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, announced today that they have partnered with premier sponsor Quaker State® to give away a Jimmy Houston-inspired Quaker State Truck customized by Tommy Pike Customs. The truck winner will be selected on Oct. 31, 2016 and the sweepstakes is open to all FLW fans who are 21 years of age or older that sign up before the drawing date.
(May 18, 2016 - Many, LA) During Sunday’s final round of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend, Hank Cherry of Maiden, N.C., landed a 14-inch bass that was easily one of his smallest fish of the week to that point.
(May 17, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Mike Shurley, a police officer from Diboll, Texas, will get to share a boat with the reigning Bassmaster Classic champion next month as the winner of the Fish with Edwin Evers Sweepstakes.
Great Lakes bass angler honored for his decades of contributions
(May 14, 2016 - Flippin. AR) The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame recently selected longtime Ranger Pro Steve Clapper for enshrinement into the hall. Clapper is a legend among big-water anglers and his influence on bass anglers in the North still resonates today. The awards committee selected Clapper for his lasting impact and contributions to the sport of freshwater fishing.
(May 14, 2016 - Danridge, TN) Douglas Lake won’t be like its old self when the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open is held May 19-21. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
(May 2, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Entering its fifth season, the Fenwick "Earn Your Wings" program has been wildly popular among collegiate anglers. Fenwick is alleviating the rising cost of tuition by giving anglers the opportunity to fish Fenwick and Pflueger products without spending money that is better used toward an angler's education.
Top 36 anglers in the world to compete at Lake Ray Roberts
(Apr 7, 2016 - Frisco, TX) As part of the 2016 Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF), the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will feature 36 of the world’s best professional anglers from May 20 – 22, 2016 at Lake Ray Roberts in Denton, TX. The field for the tenth anniversary of TTBC is highlighted by defending champion Brent Ehrler and 2016 Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers.
(Apr 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High school students from across the country have been named to the 2016 class of Bassmaster High School All-State anglers. Students are selected for the honor based on their competition success, academics, leadership and community service.
(Apr 7, 2016 - Jacksonville, TX) Here are two topics for your information. First, there is a paddling opportunity this weekend with the opening of the Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail. We were asked to give comments related to recreational use of certain waters in East Texas to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
(Apr 6, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) With less than three months left in the 2016 Cabela's School of the Year 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, the University of Alabama currently sits in first place with a total of 1481 points, followed by Mississippi State in second with 1466 points, and Bryan College in third with 1452 points.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
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