Fishing & Boating News
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.
(Feb 5, 2016 - CLEWISTON, Fla.) Pro angler Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces to the scale Friday to extend his lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Two of the best known brands in bass fishing, Minn Kota and Humminbird, will continue their prominence at Bassmaster events in 2016, as Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics has entered a multi-year agreement with B.A.S.S. to continue as a premier-level sponsor.
(Feb 4, 2016 - ) The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO will renew its sponsorship of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Feb 2, 2016 - ) This week, the series brings its Southern Conference Regional to Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre fishery on the Tallapoosa River, with a gigantic field of 225 boats already pre-registered. With two anglers fishing per boat, it’ll make for one of the larger fields in B.A.S.S. history and the largest ever for a college event.
Agreement includes contingency at all events
(Feb 2, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Cabela's National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2016 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 21 on Lake Erie.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Nominations for the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team opened today. Coaches, officials and others can nominate top high school anglers for the honor until Feb. 15.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
Management Broad representation of recreational fishing community interests strategize on key management issues
(Jan 19, 2016 - New Orleans, LA) Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) FLW College Fishing is headed to Crescent Lake Jan. 30 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 16, 2016 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula,TX.) Landing and releasing two nice speckled trout made my early morning fishing a plus factor with major adrenalin rushes. Flipping out another cast and retrieving my awake was suddenly jolted by a violent “TIC” !!
(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.
The Answers are Close to Home New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
(Jan 11, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?
(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Henderson, NY) The Bass Federation (TBF) in coordination with NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) and the town of Ticonderoga NY will host the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Regional Championship on Lake Champlain. The morning launch and afternoon weigh-ins will be out of the Ticonderoga Boat Ramp.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lew’s, an industry-leading designer of fishing rods, reels, apparel and accessories, have renewed their sponsorship for 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2016 will mark the third consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered.
Thursday, January 14- Sunday, January 17
(Jan 5, 2016 - Sunday, January 17) Attracting attendees from throughout Colorado and surrounding states, ISE Denver is the region’s annual outdoor showpiece. The ISE fills a 300,000-sq.-ft. space with 500+ companies featuring hunting and fishing products and destinations.
(Jan 4, 2016 - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is pleased to announce the completion and final approval of the Management Profile for the Gulf and Southern Flounder Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The Management Profile is a cooperative effort to describe the flounder populations throughout the territorial seas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the fisheries they support.
Over $2,000 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualified models
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) With the start of boat show season just a few weeks away, Stratos Boats announces the 2016 Performance Made Practical promotion, which offers up to $2,050 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases.
Bonus cash at all team events
(Jan 4, 2016 - Haslet, T) Bass Champs announced that Lowrance will be a new sponsor of the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament trail for 2016-2017.
Retail incentives available for a limited time to buyers of qualified models
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats is providing additional incentives to potential boat buyers this year with the announcement of its 2016 retail sales promotions. With limited-time-only offers geared for both freshwater and saltwater customers, qualifying purchases of eligible models will receive benefits totaling up to $6,200 in combined retail value.
Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24
(Jan 4, 2016 - Sacramento, CA) Five buildings and 600+ exhibiting companies strong, ISE Sacramento is California’s largest presentation of fishing and hunting products, sportfishing boats, offroad vehicles and travel destinations. A dozen theaters, special features and demo areas host 200+ seminars, clinics and contests at this vast ISE.
Premier Sunglass Manufacturer Agrees To Multi-Year Deal
(Jan 4, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have reached a sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar, a leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses. Effective immediately, Costa will assume title sponsorship of the FLW Series, which recently published increased paybacks at the no-entry fee championship and an impressive schedule of lakes for 2016.
(Dec 23, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) – FLW announced today the complete professional angler roster of 171 for the upcoming 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, the 21st season of the FLW Tour. The 2016 FLW Tour will feature six regular-season tournaments, along with the addition of two fall Invitational tournaments, with competition kicking off Feb. 4-7 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.
The incentive program returns for 2016
(Dec 22, 2015 - Springfield, Mo) Lew's announces that Missouri's Dennis Berhorst is the first to win the company's new Speed Fishing Angler of the Year title, and also that it will be offering the awards incentive program again for 2016.
Conference & Events: July 12–15, 2016 • Exhibition: July 13–15, 2016 • Orlando, Fl
(Dec 22, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.
Over-engineered, problem-solving products from YETI sure to please
(Dec 19, 2015 - ) Just yesterday, I headed to a local river to fish winter smallmouths. It was 34 degrees and raining when I left, but the forecast called for clearing skies and a slight increase in temps.
One-of-a-kind attraction reaches new milestone after opening, solidifying reputation as a “must-see” destination and a catalyst for redevelopment
(Dec 17, 2015 - Memphis, TN) Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a new destination retail attraction in downtown Memphis, has welcomed more than two million visitors in its first year of operation. Located inside a massive transformed sports arena, the dynamic, immersive adventure contains restaurants, retail, a hotel and attractions designed to appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts as well as families looking to have fun.
(Dec 16, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Today’s Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill includes several actions important to recreational fishing championed by Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). The bill includes a number of provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery mismanagement that has resulted in an abbreviated ten-day season for private sector recreational anglers.
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