Fishing & Boating News
(Feb. 21, 2011 - Athens, TX) Toyota ShareLunker program manager David Campbell might well be putting new words to the song "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" before the current season ends.
(Feb. 20, 2011 - Austin, TX) Preliminary assessments by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department coastal fisheries biologists suggest the damage from back-to-back freeze events that impacted marine life from Galveston to Brownsville could have been much worse.
Salute to Kerchal: The young B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifier blew a whistle on the Bassmaster Classic stage.
(Feb. 20, 2011 - New Orleans, LA) Deja vu. The young man with the whistle was 23-year-old Brandon Palaniuk, and he was at the 2011 Classic in New Orleans. But those who remember the 1994 Classic could have closed their eyes and imagined that the angler was Bryan Kerchal.
(Feb. 20, 2011 - New Orleans, LA) The Fishing Tigers of Louisiana State University met the Alabama Crimson tide this morning on Lake Verret, which lies roughly 90 miles west of New Orleans. The Tide came into the event as reigning champs thanks to their win at the inaugural Bassmaster College Classic last year. However, the Tide proved to be a bit low this year as the Tigers won by more than 8 pounds.
Program open to both FLW- and Boat US-affiliated college teams
(Feb. 20, 2011 - Flippin, AR) Collegiate anglers don't have to wait any longer to cash in on pro-style incentives. In a recent announcement, Ranger Boats unveiled its newest contingency program, Ranger Cup University, designed to support the enthusiasm and dedication of competitive college anglers across the country.
(Feb. 20, 2011 - New Orleans, LA) Brandon Palaniuk, a 23-year old B.A.S.S. Federation angler from Rathdrum, Idaho, moved into fourth place Saturday after two days of competition in the Bassmaster Classic, while fellow Yamaha pros Todd Faircloth and Bobby Lane hold down 8th and 10th, respectively.
(Feb. 19, 2011 - Payson, AZ) Staff Sgt. Lloyd Stenglein of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Pfc. Reno Goodwin of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the National Guard FLW Soldier Appreciation Tournament held on Lake Roosevelt Saturday.
B.A.S.S. Joins National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited and more than 350 other Businesses and Organizations in Urging Congress to Restore Louisiana's Coast
(Feb. 19, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) B.A.S.S. LLC, the "Worldwide Leader in Bass Fishing," today added its name to a growing list of businesses and sportsmen's organizations nationwide to sign a letter to Congress urging it to dedicate the resources and implement policies needed to restore Louisiana's imperiled coastal wetlands.
Mike Rychard wins co-angler title
(Feb. 19, 2011 - Payson, AZ) Ken Howden of Mesa, Ariz., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on Lake Roosevelt with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 56 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Howden earned $32,913.
The Couples Association of Sport Tournaments/C.A.S.T. has announced a partnership between Colmic Champion Quality Fishing Tackle
(Feb. 15, 2011 - ) The Couples Association of Sport Tournaments/C.A.S.T. has announced a partnership between Colmic Champion Quality Fishing Tackle and the couple's tournament fishing organization. Through this agreement, Colmic Champion Quality Fishing Tackle will market its technology and superior quality to tournament fishermen, their families, and friends.
(Feb. 15, 2011 - Waycross, GA) After five years of development, Carolina Skiff is proud to introduce Fun Chaser, a revolutionary line of fiberglass deck and pontoon boats that will forever change the definition of family fun on the water.
Classic attendees to receive free gear, rub shoulders with Skeet Reese, Mike McClelland and Larry Nixon
(Feb. 15, 2011 - Flippin, AR) In conjunction with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, Stratos Boats is calling all Stratos enthusiasts and avid anglers to visit the Stratos booth and receive limited-edition free gear while taking in one of the industry's most exciting displays.
(Feb. 14, 2011 - BENTON, Ky.) OPTIMA Batteries, manufacturer of high-performance marine and automotive batteries, known among anglers worldwide for its Blue Top batteries, has joined the Professional Anglers Association as a Premier Sponsor.
(Feb. 15, 2011 - Union Springs, AL) BASS Elite Series pro Keith Poche, of Troy, Alabama, has joined forces with Bonnie Plants, the leading provider of vegetable and herb plants in North America. Poche is thrilled to join the company's "Going Greener for You" nationwide initiative and will proudly and prominently display the Bonnie Plants logo on his tournament boat, truck and jersey.
(Feb. 14, 2011 - ) Sunline America is proud to announce that it has formed a partnership with the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.
(Feb. 15, 2011 - Athens, TX) O.H. Ivie Reservoir moved into striking distance of becoming the second-highest producer of 13-pound-plus bass with the catch of Toyota ShareLunker 511 on February 13.
(Feb. 14, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) A tough Friday-Sunday practice finally behind them, Bassmaster Classic anglers are bone-tired. But that feeling is almost incidental to their relief about the end of frigid air over the Louisiana Delta. In the nick of time, milder weather is on its way.
(Feb. 14, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The patients at Tulane Hospital for Children received a special surprise this Valentine's Day when they were visited by celebrity anglers Kevin VanDam, Aaron Martens, Brian LaClair, Ryan Said, Shaw Grigsby, Stephen Browning and Edwin Evers.
Brass N' Blades Lures announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series angler Bill Lowen
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Brownsboro, TX) Brass N' Blades Lures announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series angler Bill Lowen to promote its new line of lures.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Benton, KY) T-H Marine Supplies, makers of the rugged Atlas Jackplate, has renewed its partnership with the PAA for the 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix.
Walleye is only regularly published periodical magazine dedicated to walleye fishing
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, has rebranded the Walleye edition of FLW Outdoors magazine to just Walleye. FLW Outdoors produces FLW Outdoors magazine and Walleye magazine, each the world's leading authority on their species.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Providing 25 years of experience in the tackle industry, Z-Man has joined the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, FLW Outdoors, as a sponsor.
Long-time Bassmaster sponsor Triton Boats, LLC has expanded its commitment to the premier level, B.A.S.S. LLC announced today.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Under a new sponsorship agreement, Triton becomes an Official Sponsor of all Bassmaster tournament trails and events: the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens, and B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Modern research and development pioneer 3M has joined forces with FLW Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, to highlight its ScotchBluePainter's Tape, Command Brand adhesive strips, Scotchgard and Scientific Anglers brands.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - MARATHON, Florida Keys) For a group of New York buddies, a late January Florida Keys fishing trip will be remembered for the celebration of a victory over cancer, the bonds of friendship and an 82.7-pound wahoo catch.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The rich outdoor heritage of Louisiana blends perfectly with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, which is just as much a celebration of the outdoors as it is a world-class competition.
(Feb. 11, 2011 - Jasper, TX) Bert Thompson of Benton, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 13 ounces Friday to lead day one of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Evinrude on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Thompson holds a 5-pound, 15-ounce lead going into the final day of competition.
Just as the Bassmaster Classic is the angling event to be in, the Bassmaster Classic is the angling event to be at.
(Feb. 10, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the State of Louisiana will host the 41st Classic, Feb. 18-20 out of New Orleans. The Classic pits 50 of the world's best anglers against each other and the bass of the Louisiana Delta. The qualifiers fought all last year for the right to compete. Likewise, being there to watch is the dream of many fishing fans.
Record Largemouth Bass to be on Display at Bassmaster Classic
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Kennesaw, GA.) Yamaha Marine Group announced today Manabu Kurita, who officially tied the world record for the largest bass ever caught, has joined the Yamaha/Skeeter professional fishing staff and will display his catch at the Yamaha booth during the Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, Feb. 17-20, 2011.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - Benton, KY) Lazer TroKar premium fishing hooks has renewed its commitment to the Professional Anglers Association as an Associate Sponsor for 2011.
Popular fishing guide calls on special training to save the day
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) Bret Alexander has made a career of being in the right place at the right time.. Apparently, it's a talent that applies both to guiding clients and rescuing people on the ice.
Free Bass Pro Shops Event Features Fishing University, Pro Anglers, Seminars, and More
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Springfield, MO) Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to ensuring families continue to have fun outdoors through their exciting, educational events such as the Spring Fishing Classic. Last year, more than 5 million people attended this event at Bass Pro Shops stores across America and Canada and this year promises to be even bigger.
A Classic birthday bash; The vow of Ryan McMurtury; Poche and Crews sign new sponsors; Clunn to be at New Orleans Classic show; More 'Pro News'; and .... Did you know? (about Louisiana Classic champs)
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) A Classic birthday bash: Looking back, Victoria Centak says she pretty much knew without asking that her husband would choose to celebrate his 40th birthday by taking a trip to the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) Lew's proudly announces that Bassmaster Elite Series angler and former BASS Angler of the Year Tim Horton has picked Lew's for his choice of reels, starting immediately. The popular Muscle Shoals, Ala., angler's decision to join Team Lew's places him among other high profile anglers who have recently signed with the brand that is turning heads in the fishing industry.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - ALEXANDRIA, Va.) With the EPA's recent decision to allow the use of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol (E15) in 2001 and newer model cars and trucks, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that trailerboaters will need to remain extra vigilant when filling up their truck and trailered boat at the local gas station.
Anglers Blaylock, Christie to represent famous brands
(Feb. 08, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) PepsiCo, which offers the world's largest collection of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, is enhancing FLW Outdoors' sponsor portfolio in 2011 with two key brands: Diet Mountain Dew and AMP Energy. Both brands will be highlighted nationally across the promotional platforms supported by the world's largest tournament-fishing organization.
AIM announced today that the top 50 Pro Anglers will compete for a total payout of 167% of entry fees in the special artificial lure only 2011 invitational tournament.
(Feb. 08, 2011 - ) The 2011 AIM Bay Mills Invitational Walleye Tournament has been scheduled for June 2 - 4. The host location and major sponsor is the Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley, Michigan. Pro Anglers qualified for entry to this special event in the 2011 AIM schedule by their participation in the 2010 AIM Pro Walleye Series tournament season and 2011 registrations.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - ) SPRO is proud to announce it has become involved with the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. This is a great step to insure that the future of fishing will be around for years to come.
(Feb. 07, 2011 - West Palm Beach, FL) Reins Fishing announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Bill Lowen, Ott Defoe and Cliff Crochet to promote its line of tungsten products. Reins is Japan's top tungsten supplier.
Freezing Weather Hard on Fisheries
(Feb. 06, 2011 - Temple, TX) If you think it's been cold for you, then ponder what it must be like being a warm water coastal fish or turtle. Sure you're "cold blooded" but when you're accustomed to the balmy waters of the Texas coast, freezing conditions must seem like Hell has frozen over.
(Feb. 04, 2011 - Magnolia, TX) The Couples Association of Sport Tournaments/C.A.S.T. has announced a partnership between U.S. Reel and the couple's tournament-fishing organization. Through this agreement, U.S. Reel will market its innovation-leading and well respected products to a loyal segment of tournament fishermen.
(Feb. 05, 2011 - Cl;ewiston, FL.) Staff Sgt. Gorie of Tampa, Fla., and Sgt. 1st Class Alfonso of Val Rico, Fla., won the National Guard FLW Soldier Appreciation Tournament held on Lake Okeechobee Saturday. The team, fishing with Pickens Plan pro Randy Blaukat of Joplin, Mo., caught three bass for a total of 14 pounds, 15 ounces to take the title and bragging rights amongst their peers.
Chris Edmonston Appointed President
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Alexandria, VA.) After 28 years with the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, most recently serving as the 501(c)(3) non-profit's President for the last five years, Ruth Wood has announced her retirement.
BCI, ASA and Big Rock Provide Major Assistance in Decision Making Process
(Feb. 03, 2011 - COLUMBIA, SC) The Secretary of Commerce has agreed with recommendations of NOAA Fisheries Services and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to suspend consideration of the potential large bottom fishing closure in the Southeast.
The Big Chill: A Game-Changing Cold Snap Could Freeze Out the Unprepared Bassmaster Classic Competitor
(Feb. 03, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) By most accounts, Louisiana Delta conditions are ripe for a slugfest in the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic. The overall good health of the fishery strongly hints at the possibility of hefty bag weights ? record weights, even, for five-fish limits in three days.
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Athens, TX) The Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the availability of a seven-minute video detailing the results of a two-year study to determine the best method of treating largemouth bass suffering from barotrauma.
(Feb. 03, 2011 - Austin, TX) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is concerned about the vulnerability of coastal fisheries during the freeze and remind the public that it is illegal to harvest fish by means other than rod and reel.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - ) NOAA tomorrow will reopen 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to royal red shrimping. The area was closed to this type of deep water fishing on Nov. 24 as a precautionary measure after a commercial shrimper discovered tar balls in his net.
(Feb. 01, 2011 - Auburn, NY) Jerry McKinnis, fishing legend from the nationally syndicated TV show "The Fishing Hole" and new co-owner of the Bass Anglers Sportsman?s Society (B.A.S.S.) joined the members of the NY BASS Chapter Federation (NYBCF) for their annual banquet held at The Point at Sand Beach.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - Clewiston, FL) GEICO bass angler Robert Pearson has practiced on Lake Okeechobee and has been studying weather charts ahead of this weekend's FLW Tour Open. Now all he needs to do is formulate a game plan - or two.
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