Fishing & Boating News
(Mar. 13, 2011 - Celebration,m FL.) JVD vs. KVD: Rookie Jonathon VanDam, who made the final-day cut in his first Bassmaster Elite Series event, says he isn't rattled by the fact that his famous uncle is two places ahead of him on the leaderboard.
AIM announced today that Yamaha will provide major support to the 2011 AIM Pro Walleye Series.
(Mar. 11, 2011 - Plymouth, WI) AIM has partnered with Yamaha (Kennesaw, Georgia) to sponsor the AIM Pro Walleye Series. AIM will promote the Yamaha brand at each of the 2011 tournaments, as well as through the online representation at the aimfishing website.
(Mar. 12, 2011 - Tavares, FL) Adaptation: Kevin VanDam had 17-9 on Day 1, then 18-3 on Day 2. Almost the same result, but accomplished on the Harris Chain in very different ways, according to the four-time Bassmaster Classic champ.
(Mar. 10, 2011 - San Antonio, TX) Careco TV announced today that Onyx, a leading brand of outdoor recreation products, will be the official Personal Flotation Device (PFD) of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. Onyx will provide a PFD for every angler competing in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship event and the student anglers will wear the devices throughout both days of competition.
(Mar. 11, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The 2011 season of "FLW Outdoors" original programming begins Sunday, March 13, from 1-2 p.m. ET on VERSUS. The show will feature 48 weeks of the best coverage of competitive bass and walleye fishing from across the country including coverage of championship events such as the Forrest Wood Cup, Walmart BFL All-American, the EverStart Series Championship and the National Guard FLW College Fishing Championships.
(Mar. 11, 2011 - Tavares, FL) Howell the gator wrestler: Within one charged hour of fishing Thursday, Randy Howell fought an alligator to retrieve a pricey lure, and lost out on a 6-plus-pound fish that he said probably weighed more than the gator.
Reservoir fishing "wide open; anglers will enjoy versatility
(Mar. 10, 2011 - ) The EverStart Series is headed to Toledo Bend March 17-19 for the third of four stops in the Texas Division. The tournament will feature as many as 300 pros and co-anglers competing for top awards up to $35,000 plus a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard for the pro and a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus $5,000 for the co-angler.
Submit your video tips for a chance to win new gear
(Mar. 10, 2011 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Abu Garcia is announcing a "Tips4Tackle" contest that allows anglers to submit short video fishing tips for a chance to win a Grand Prize that includes Top Secret new Abu Garcia products before they ever hit the market.
America's Leader in Outdoor TV Brings Another Hit Fishing Series to Growing Lineup
(Mar. 10, 2011 - TEMECULA, CA.) Outdoor Channel, America's Leader in Outdoor TV, and B.A.S.S., the authority on bass fishing, today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement that brings "The Bassmasters," one of the highest-rated outdoor programs on television, to Outdoor Channel.
(Mar. 10, 2011 - Athens, TX) Falcon International Reservoir continued to solidify its status as one of the prime big-bass lakes in Texas March 9 with a 13.56-pound largemouth that became Toyota ShareLunker 517.
On the Dock with Rick Smith
(Mar. 08, 2011 - Temple, TX) The 2011 bass tournament schedules are out and the calendar is filling up fast. Some tournament trails have already started and more will begin this month. For bass fishermen, there are several opportunities to fish competitively wit
(Mar. 10, 2011 - OSAGE BEACH, MO.) Roy Hawk of Salt Lake City, Utah, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Thursday to lead day one of the EverStart Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks.
Partnership with NOAA Restoration Center invests in community efforts to restore coastal and marine fish habitat
(Mar. 09, 2011 - Alexandria, VA) The FishAmerica Foundation, through its partnership with the NOAA Restoration Center, has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 18 projects in coastal communities across the United States. The foundation's grants will leverage $9 million in cash, in-kind services and approximately 11,000 hours of volunteer hours to help restore coastal and marine habitat.
(Mar. 08, 2011 - Milam, TX) Talon Series Custom Lures, the manufacturer of custom quality bass lures from Milam, Tex. is proud to announce the addition of Pete Pond to their National Pro Staff. Ponds, the 51-year-old angler from Madison, Miss. will join Billy McCaghren on Talon's national fishing team.
No strings attached, Mass Bass man catches top prize
(Mar. 09, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Steven Luce of Dracut, Mass., couldn't believe it when he was told that he won $15,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk held in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour. Luce correctly picked his favorite, Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., to win the Walmart FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake.
Hearing highlights serious problems with agency implementation of federal marine fisheries law
(Mar. 08, 2011 - Alexandria, VA) A dearth of marine fisheries data is on a collision course with the primary federal law that oversees federal marine fisheries management. To address this impending train wreck, today the U.S. Senate's Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard held an oversight hearing regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service's (NOAA Fisheries) management of the nation's federal marine fisheries.
(Mar. 07, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Owner of several of the tackle industry's most venerable lure names and creator of some of its newest designs, Luck "E" Strike USA has become a supporting sponsor of B.A.S.S. LLC's premier tournament trails.
(Mar. 09, 2011 - Tavares, FL) Chris Lane moved from Lakeland, Fla., to Guntersville, Ala., more than a year ago. Back in Florida this week for the Bassmaster Elite Series 2011 opener on the Harris Chain of Lakes, Lane couldn't feel more at home.
(Mar. 07, 2011 - ) As the leading manufacturer of the next generation of outboard motors, Yamaha continues to support the next generation of anglers as a result of its partnership with the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.
(Mar. 07, 2011 - Benton, KY.) Nominations are being accepted for three positions on the Professional Anglers Association Board of Directors.
(Mar. 07, 2011 - Lake Martin, AL.) Boater Garry Hicks of Cullman, Ala., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces March 5 to win $6,163 in the BFL Bama Division tournament on Lake Martin.
(Mar. 07, 2011 - Lake Lanier, GA.) Boater Dustin Ray of Ball Ground, Ga., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces March 5 to win $4,830 in the BFL Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier.
(Mar. 06, 2011 - Grand River, KY.) As the 2011 Lady Bass Anglers (LBAA) Tournament Trail nears its first stop, the LBAA is gaining momentum in the sponsorship realm as well. The LBAA is pleased to announce the inking of two brand new 2011 Tour Sponsors - FINS Superlines and Red Dirt Bait Company, and an increased commitment from an existing sponsor - Todali Tackle.
(Mar. 03, 2011 - Alexandria, VA) Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions coming to them when filing their 2010 federal income tax return, says a national boat owners group, BoatUS.
(Mar. 05, 2011 - Rogers, AR.) Pfc. Kyle Lowdermilk of Greenwood, Ark., and Pfc. Tyler Bacon of Conway, Ark., won the National Guard FLW Soldier Appreciation Tournament held on Beaver Lake Saturday.
(Mar. 03, 2011 - San Antonio, TX) As a long-time sponsor of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, frogg toggs has renewed its commitment to continue supporting the efforts of competitive collegiate anglers.
Dudley, Robertson, Surman highlight Castrol team
(Mar. 02, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Castrol, widely acknowledged as the world's leading provider of motor oils and lubricants, will continue its long-standing partnership entering its 10th season with FLW Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization.
(Mar. 01, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) KVD in the car wash: Last week Kevin VanDam completed a flurry of ESPN show appearances. Called the "car wash," it's something every Bassmaster Classic winner in recent years has been through.
(Feb. 28, 2011 - New Orleans, LA) Moments after he held court in the Bassmaster Classic press conference, Kevin VanDam held a jumbo-sized BoatUS Angler "Weigh-to-Win" check made out to him in the amount of $1,500, and he was genuinely excited about it, stating, "Sweet, I won!" as representatives handed him the cash bonus.
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Lake Ouachita, AR) Boater Joey Brannon of Benton, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces Feb. 26 to win $5,842 in the BFL Arkie Division tournament on Lake Ouachita.
The March 10-13 Sunshine Showdown in Florida launches a hot new season for the Bassmaster Elite Series
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Tavares, FL) Brian Snowden's fall at the finish line of the 2008 Sunshine Showdown still stands as one of the most dramatic moments of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Lake Norman, NC) Boaters Keith Kirby of Gaffney, S.C., and David Williams of Maiden, N.C., each caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to tie for the win on Feb. 26 at the BFL North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Norman.
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Lake Belton, TX) The date of April 9th has been set for the 2nd annual Texas High School Bass Championship according to Justin Rackley, professional angler and event coordinator. He commented that "Due to the overwhelming response and hospitality of the local communities and central location of Lake Belton, we decided to come back again this year."
25th Anniversary membership drive features three levels of billfish adventures as prizes
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL.) To celebrate its 25th anniversary, and the spirit of pelagic fisheries conservation, The Billfish Foundation has launched an exciting membership drive -- for new members and those renewing, to experience some of the best of what billfishing has to offer -- an event aptly named the TBF Experience.
(Feb. 28, 2011 - Athens, TX) Just when you thought this Toyota ShareLunker season was going to be all about O.H. Ivie, along comes Lake Austin.
(Feb. 25, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL.) Thousands of sea turtles, a rejuvenated island and cleaner seas took the limelight for the Angels of the Seas conservation honors, Feb. 19 at the Miami Boat Show's Big Game Room. Celebrated marine artist Guy Harvey presented framed prints and certificates and Justin Gould of Star Brite presented buckets of Sea Safe boat cleaning products to the honored groups.
Fishermen call for delay in rules until outcome of lawsuit is determined
(Feb. 25, 2011 - Sacramento, CA.) Today, the California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) announced its opposition to new regulations being unveiled at the March 3rd California Fish and Game Commission hearing being held in Los Angeles.
(Feb. 24, 2011 - Benton, KY.) Positions are available for PAA Tour member participation in the three events of this season's 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix.
Pro-Designed Bass Baits that Unleash The Action
(Feb. 24, 2011 - Columbia, SC) There have been thousands of new introductions of soft plastics over the years, but none bigger or more anticipated than Berkley HAVOC soft plastics.
(Feb. 24, 2011 - Key West, Florida Keys) An American space pioneer fished in the Florida Keys Wednesday, catching and releasing a nice array of gamefish including grouper, cero mackerel and kingfish.
(Feb. 24, 2011 - Ponca City, OK) The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF), the nation's oldest and largest organized grass-roots fishing, youth and conservation organization, announced today a new TBF sponsor partnership with Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoors gear since 1961.
(Feb. 23, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Every angler knows the value of a boat. Poseidon Boat Alarm has joined FLW Outdoors as a sponsor in recognition of the importance of boat security.
(Feb. 23, 2011 - Athens, TX) The first signs of spring have arrived at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, and they are not what you might expect.
(Feb. 23, 2011 - St. Petersburg, FL.) Thousands of commercial and recreational fishermen are headed to St. Petersburg, FL, the Southeast Regional Headquarters of the National Marine Fisheries Service, for the first ever "Fishing Matters to Me" rally which kicks off at 9 am on Friday, February 25, 2011.
(Feb. 22, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced Tuesday that veteran Walmart FLW Tour pro Terry Bolton has been named to the OFF! fishing team.
(Feb. 22, 2011 - Washington, DC) NOAA is again surveying saltwater anglers across the nation to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the U.S. economy.
(Feb. 22, 2011 - San Antonio, TX) Collegiate anglers throughout the country may begin registering online for the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. Registration will close on May 1 and the final field will be announced on May 5. Due to the incredible growth in the number of contestants since 2006, the 2011 championship field will be capped at 150 two-person teams. Register now.
New Sites Needed for BoatUS Foundation Reel In and Recycle Program
(Feb. 20, 2011 - Annapolis, MD) Ready for a roadtrip? If you packed your bags - and tacklebox - and drove from Washington, DC to San Diego, California, you would travel nearly 2,700 miles. That's also the amount of fishing line that was recycled through the BoatUS Foundation's Reel In and Recycle Program last year, which gives anglers an easy way to recycle fishing line at over a thousand locations across the country.
Anglers Quest Livingston Individual 1st Series #2
(Feb. 21, 2011 - Onalaska, TX) Anglers Quest 2011 Livingston Individual 1st Series #2 out of Kickapoo Bait & Tackle in Onalaska, Tx began this event with 12 anglers showing up to fish for the $1150.00 purse.
General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Program celebrates 25 years with $50,000 from Shell and Motiva
(Feb. 20, 2011 - Austin, TX) Ronald Reagan was president, Top Gun was the top draw at the box office and 2,800 Texans volunteered for the inaugural General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup in 1986.
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