Fishing & Boating News
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.
Women learned and practiced fishing, then caught fish on Day 2.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) More than 40 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 12-13 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Some came from as far away as Canada, Illinois, Michigan and Oregon.
(Mar 15, 2016 - ISLAMORADA, FL‹) They say the family that fishes together stays together, and for South Florida ąs Davis family that tradition also includes supporting the Blazing Mako Tournament & a Festival, a June event that will combine fishing, conservation, research and marine science scholarships.
(Mar 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pro Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, informed FLW today that he is withdrawing from next week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Hartwell due to severe neck and back pain caused by a compressed disc in his back.
Professional angler Mike Kernan to Represent GoPro on Walmart FLW Tour
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that GoPro cameras have signed a sponsorship agreement with the company and are now the “Official Camera of FLW.” Professional angler Mike Kernan will represent GoPro on the Walmart FLW Tour in 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) “Because of unsafe conditions on Toledo and upon the advice of local authorities Thursday morning, we have decided to postpone the Costa Bassmaster High School Series Central Open on Toledo Bend,” said Hank Weldon, senior tournament manager at B.A.S.S.
A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
(Mar 7, 2016 - Washington, DC) A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
New Mexico Club Wins $2000
(Mar 7, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI), part of Berkley Fishing, announced the 2015 BCI Conservation Awards during ceremonies at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. Jim Martin, BCI Conservation Director, presented the awards March 5 at the 2016 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit.
(Mar 2, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Big Bite Baits will continue to support collegiate anglers and the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Mar 2, 2016 - Knoxville, TN) Brandon Coulter likes sand, sun, and a cold Corona as much as the next guy. However his “beach” is the front deck of his bass boat, especially when the fish are biting.
FREE Software Update Allows CHIRP Capability on Humminbird® ONIX® Units Latest version 2.700 software update gives anglers CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more!
(Mar 2, 2016 - Eaufaula, AL.) Humminbird® is proud to announce Version 2.700 Software, a free download through the Humminbird Select Program that brings ONIX users CHIRP 2D SONAR functionality and more. The free software update allows existing ONIX units and transducers to use CHIRP technology.
(Mar 2, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) Six members of the Triton Boats Pro Staff will be among the pack of elite competitive anglers vying to be the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic Champion. The annual bass tournament, the most prestigious event in the sport, will be held March 4-6 at Grand Lake O' the Cherokees, Oklahoma.
(Feb 26, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) A package of legislative provisions that will benefit recreational fishing and hunting, and have a positive impact on natural resource conservation, today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 242-161. Passage of H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, represents another major milestone for the recreational fishing community.
(Feb 24, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 15 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2016 Bassmaster Classic is contested on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees on March 4-6.
(Feb 22, 2016 - Forestville, WI) LEER truck caps and tonneau covers provide dry and secure storage, protecting thousands of dollars' worth of fishing tackle, tools and marine equipment.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Washington,DC) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports efforts being made on the federal and state levels to address Florida’s water quality issues that can have an impact on fisheries habitat and management. A record-breaking amount of rainfall this past January required that a large amount of water be released from Lake Okeechobee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sending fresh water both west and east to coastal areas that are adversely impacted by such an action.
(Feb 18, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Ryan Thornton of Harwood, Ontario, Canada, accumulated the most points of any player in FLW Fantasy Fishing after last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee. Thornton selected a team of 10 anglers who competed in the actual tournament and earned his points based on their performance.
Sporting Classics Magazine selects St. Croix Rod’s classic Legend Elite for prestigious award
(Feb 16, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Close your eyes and visualize the elements of a masterpiece painting. Consider American artist Winslow Homer’s epic nautical work The Herring Net.
Toyota Texas Bass Classic, benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, expands to include a three-day festival of events at Toyota Stadium
(Feb 15, 2016 - Frisco, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is proud to announce that it is now part of Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL, a three-day festival of events to be held May 20-22 at Toyota Stadium.
(Feb 15, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass fishing fans get a taste of competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail, without having to qualify or pay entry fees, by playing Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing.
(Feb 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that JL Marine Systems, manufacturer of Power-Pole shallow-water anchor systems, has signed an extension and will return as a sponsor for the 2016 season. 2016 marks the sixth consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.for the 2016 season.
2016 Season Underway for Popular Bass Fishing Trail
(Feb 11, 2016 - ) Minn Kota, the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, will remain an official sponsor of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's in 2016. The renewal comes as the Texas Team Trail builds on record participation coming out of the first regular-season event, which featured 352 boats on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for second TXTT event of 2016
(Feb 11, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its second regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The fishery straddles the Texas/Louisiana border and is one of the world's premier bass fishing destinations.
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