Fishing & Boating News
Louisiana Limelight: Greg Hackney carries the flag high for Louisiana in 2011 Classic out of New Orleans
(Jan. 27, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) In 2007, Alabama angler Boyd Duckett busted the myth that a Bassmaster Classic can't be won at home. So, thanks to Duckett, no one can hang that old "home-state curse"on 2011 Classic qualifier Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) Gary Klein tells the story of cutting a crab trap off his prop during a Bassmaster tournament on the Louisiana Delta.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Goodwill Industries International announced it will continue to build upon its successful partnership with FLW Outdoors by collecting donations at each Walmart FLW Tour event in 2011. Sales in those local Goodwill stores will help fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who need them most.
The very interesting rookie year of Ott DeFoe; Elite Series pros scout first fisheries; Big bass stories - Charlie Hartley's 10-10; Combs debuts wrap; Crochet adds sponsors; and .... Trevor's triplets
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) The very interesting rookie year of Ott DeFoe: "First" things you may not know about Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Ott DeFoe: He fished his first tournament at the age of 9; now age 25, he entered his first FLW event at 16; he aspired to the Elite Series and made it on his first try; his first name is Arthur (but don't call him that).
(Jan. 25, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The revered competition will be held on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans, La.?the first Classic on those waters since Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The fishery is reportedly in excellent condition, but adapting to the impacts of those events presents additional challenges for the competitors.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Islamorada, Florida Keys) Fishing aboard the Bodacious, Islamorada skipper Taylor Walsh guided anglers Henry Danzig, Nick Stanczyk, Topher "Chris" Wightman and Allen Wood to eight sailfish releases to win the two-day Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament that ended Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Florida Keys.
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Mountain Home, AR) Denali Rods has added another quality angler to its prostaff, professional fisherman Pete Gluszek. Gluszek will join Terry Bolton, Ray Scheide, Michael Murphy, Preston Clark, and Mark Tyler on the Denali Rods Pro Staff
(Jan. 25, 2011 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces that seasoned outdoor industry executive Gary Remensnyder has joined the company and will assume the role of president, effective immediately.
Giant Saskatchewan Walleye Caught, Captured on Film, Released
(Jan. 22, 2011 - Regina, Saskatchewan) In recent years, Canada's central prairie province has perhaps grown more gargantuan walleyes than any other region on earth. Beneath the surface on fisheries such as Tobin and Last Mountain lakes, bountiful 12 to 15-pound fish eat the lures of anglers every season.
(Jan. 21, 2011 - Springfield, MO) His canvas ranges in size from 50,000 to 330,000 square feet, his palette is as colorful as Mother Nature and his inspiration comes from all outdoors.
EverStart Series Texas Division
(Jan. 21, 2011 - CALLIHAM, TX) Kevin Owens of Crowley, La. weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 2 ounces Friday to lead day two of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Mercury on Choke Canyon. Owens holds a massive 12-pound, 1-ounce lead going into the final day of competition.
EverStart Series Texas Division
(Jan. 21, 2011 - CALLIHAM, TX) Kelly Owens of Cowley, La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday to lead day one of the EverStart Series Texas Division event presented by Mercury on Choke Canyon.
Raw to well-seasoned, 15 Bassmaster Classic rookies get set for the Feb. 18-20 world-class challenge
(Jan. 21, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Fifteen anglers will go into the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta as first-time qualifiers ? Classic rookies, they're called. Some of those anglers, however, have a lot more rookie in them than do others with the same label.
(Jan. 20, 2011 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Bluewater fishing boat manufacturer Hydra-Sports will offer its models with security, monitoring & tracking systems from Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST), formerly Paradox Marine.
(Jan. 19, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) With the New Year comes new challenges to fish in our world's oceans and one of the major concerns is the expansion of hypoxic zones. That's the scientific name but more recreational anglers are becoming aware of them as "dead zones."
(Jan. 19, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) B.A.S.S., in conjunction with Toyota, announces exciting changes in the format of the 2011 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year program and the popular postseason event of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Lure Built to the Precise Specifications of Bassmaster Elite Pro Bill Lowen
(Jan. 18, 2011 - ) After 18 months of collaboration between three-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bill Lowen and the engineers at IMA Lures in Japan, IMA will release the Square Bill at the upcoming Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, where Lowen will compete.
Scroggins, Peter T and Fritts now on board
(Jan. 18, 2011 - Springfield, MO) While many fishing tackle companies have been trimming their pro staffs, the Lew's team continues to get stronger.? Lew's, a great tradition in American bass fishing equipment, has been busily assembling a group of high-profile anglers to help launch their new lineup of baitcast and spinning reels and rods for 2011.
Program delivers cash discount or down payment allowance, apparel to buyers
(Jan. 18, 2011 - Flippin, AR) In a competitive marketplace, sometimes it pays to be aggressive. That's the mindset at Stratos Boats. It's the concept behind so many of the finely-tuned, high performance designs. It's also the philosophy that inspired the new "Step Up or Step Back" retail sales promotion.
(Jan. 18, 2011 - Fort Worth, TX) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sam Rayburn Lake will close RR255 on different nights over the next several months in order to perform routine maintenance on their flood gates.? Closing RR255 is necessary for the removal and replacement of the gates. The highway will be closed between the Twin Dikes Public Boat Ramp and the entrance of Ebenezer Park with the second closure scheduled February 2 at 10 p.m. for approximately four hours.
(Jan. 17, 2011 - San Antonio, TX) As a sanctioned event within the BoatUS Angler Weigh-to-Win incentive program, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship event will provide eligible collegiate anglers the opportunity to substantially increase their winnings. The highest placing eligible team, finishing in the top 50% of the field, will win $1,000!
Classic KVD; Ashley sings; The promise of this week's Toho Open; and ... The newest sponsor deals
(Jan. 18, 2011 - Celebration, FL.) Special Bassmaster tournament announcement: Visit the Bassmaster website Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. EST for a special video announcement by Jerry McKinnis, an owner of B.A.S.S., concerning 2011 Bassmaster tournaments.
(Jan. 16, 2011 - Athens, TX) Christopher Wright proved again Saturday, January 15, what has become obvious to anglers: O.H. Ivie is the hottest bass lake in Texas right now. Wright caught Toyota ShareLunker 507 from the lake while fishing in a tournament. Using a swim bait, Wright was fishing in 75 feet of water when the 13.83-pound bass took the lure at about 37 feet deep. The surface water temperature was 46 degrees.
Pat Neu Talks NPAA Business:
(Jan. 14, 2011 - ) A record number of National Professional Anglers Association members attended the annual conference Jan. 7-9, and heard Executive Director Pat Neu say, "Our base is stronger than ever, the industry is embracing us and the future is bright." Supporting Partners increased to 37 from 21 in 2010, a 76 percent increase.
Ram Truck will sponsor professional angler Ryan Said in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series.
Said to conduct four bass-fishing seminars during the Ultimate Fishing Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., Jan. 13-16 January 13, 2011, Auburn Hills, Mich.
(Jan. 14, 2011 - ) The Ram Truck Brand today announced that has reached an agreement in principle to sponsor professional tournament bass angler Ryan Said. Said, the 2010 Bassmaster Northern Open points champion, will compete in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series under prominent Ram Truck colors; his boat featuring Ram Truck graphics, pulled behind a Ram Outdoorsman tow vehicle and Said wearing a Ram Truck jersey.
TBF "No Entry Fee" Divisional Championship Series Back in 2011 Oregon, Utah, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Maine and Virginia to host the events.
(Jan. 14, 2011 - Ponca City, OK) The Bass Federation (TBF), announced the dates and locations of the 2011 TBF "No Entry Free" Divisional Championship Series. The series consists of seven no-cost tournaments that lead grassroots anglers to the biggest events in fishing!
(Jan. 15, 2011 - Redding, CA.) The University of Oregon team of Kyle Schneider and William Crowl, won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Division on Lake Shasta Saturday with five bass weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The victory earned the team $10,000 to be split between the university and the university's bass-fishing club; $7,500 for the bass club and $2,500 for their school.
FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk to award more than $500,000 in cash and prizes
(Jan. 14, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) FLW Fantasy Fishing permanently changed the landscape by awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. Presented by Straight Talk in 2011, FLW Fantasy Fishing is set for another record year as play begins today. Fans can visit the FantasyFishing website immediately to get set up for the season and to select their teams for a shot at winning some of the greatest prizes in all of fantasy sports.
(Jan. 14, 2011 - PANAMA CITY, Panama and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL.) After banning commercial purse seining from its waters in July, the Republic of Panama has taken further steps adding restrictions on longlining for the conservation of its marine life and its socio-economic growth.
(Jan. 14, 2011 - San Antonio, TX) As a long time supporter of collegiate bass fishing, Pure Fishing brands Berkley, Abu Garcia and All Star, is proud tannounce that it will greatly increase support for collegiate anglers throughout the country. The future of competitive bass fishing and the development of the next generation of industry leaders will be strengthened through this program.
(Jan. 14, 2011 - Kissimmee, FL) On Jan. 17, 2001, Dean Rojas pulled 45 pounds and 2 ounces of bass from Lake Tohopekaliga to set the Bassmaster tournament record for heaviest one-day catch. The record still stands.
Back by popular demand, promotion will run until March 31.
(Jan. 12, 2011 - Flippin, AR) Across much of the United States, January not only signals the arrival of a new year but also the beginning of boat show season. With spring fishing just around the corner, many manufacturers are busy introducing consumers to new products and innovations to increase the pleasure of boat ownership and time on the water.
(Jan. 12, 2011 - Athens, TX) Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through February 28 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
Chevy Pro Nights offer fans an opportunity to interact with some of the sport's best anglers
(Jan. 11, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced an extension of their partnership with Chevy, one of America's most iconic brands, through a multiyear sponsorship. Chevy, a longtime partner and supporter of tournament fishing, has supported FLW Outdoors since its inception in 1996, making this their 16th year as the official vehicle of FLW Outdoors.
(Jan. 11, 2011 - ) "On behalf of those with the original dream, the NPAA has arrived and is making a difference," said founding member Gary Parsons.? Another original board member, Scott Glorvigen said, "I was in the room where the NPAA was birthed, and the growth shown by the record attendance at this conference is great to see."?
Barone is back; Ike the ice man; Ashmore's Kershaw truck wrap; Rook hooks Jewel; Roy goes with Rugged; Palaniuk aligns with two giants; and ? Other Elite pros pick up new sponsors
(Jan. 11, 2011 - Celebration, FL) Barone is back: Award-winning writer Don Barone will be providing his unique perspective on the Bassmaster Elite Series again in 2011.
(Jan. 11, 2011 - Celebration, FL) The field of competitors for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series has been set. The 101 most talented anglers in bass fishing will be competing for the coveted 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.
(Jan. 10, 2011 - Columbia, SC) The Center for Coastal Conservation has elected Jim Martin, Director of the Berkley Conservation Institute, to its board of directors.
(Jan. 10, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced that Shop-VacCorporation, the world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners, has joined the world's largest tournament-fishing organization as a new sponsor. Through FLW Outdoors' lucrative bass and walleye tournaments, Shop-Vacwill showcase its extensive line of vacuums and accessories.
New BoatUS Angler "Weigh-to-Win" Program offers Peace of Mind and Cash Tournament Bonuses
(Jan. 10, 2011 - ALEXANDRIA, Va.) By purchasing a very affordable BoatUS Angler towing membership you can find "peace of mind" to all of boat ownership's "what ifs" - plus you'll be eligible to win BoatUS Angler "Weigh-to-Win" cash bonuses to complement your sense of ease.
BassTalkLive is Nation's Only Daily Live Webcast Covering Bass Fishing
(Jan. 10, 2011 - Norman, OK) Z3 Media LLC is proud to introduce the only daily live webcast that highlights the sport of bass fishing. Bass Talk Live (BTL) airs weekdays beginning at 1 pm CST, and features the faces of competitive bass fishing. Through BTL, the viewing public has instant access to bass fishing's elite anglers and chances to win great prize packs that are provided by the shows sponsors.
(Jan. 10, 2011 - Hackensack, NJ) Rugged Shark is proud to announce the signing of tournament bass fishing prodigy Bradley Roy, the youngest angler to enter the professional ranks of the Bassmaster Elite Tournament Series and the 2010 Rookie of the Year!
(Jan. 10, 2011 - Bakersfield, MO) Jewel Bait Co. announces the addition of Bassmaster Elite Series angler Scott Rook to its pro staff. The Little Rock, Ark.-based angler is considered one of the top jig fishermen in the country and has a long list of successes over his fishing career that he is quick to attribute to Jewel products.
Treadaway wins co-angler title
(Jan. 09, 2011 - Okeechobee, FL) Pro Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart SeriesSoutheast Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 63 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Medlock earned $35,000.
(Jan. 07, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Mix one part north-woods sportsman and fishing guide, one part outdoors educator and one part media personality, and what do you get? A great host for a professional walleye-fishing circuit. That's why the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour will have legendary outdoorsman Chip Leer serving as the stage host for the 2011 season.
(Jan. 07, 2011 - Benton, KY) Registration is underway for PAA Member Observers, who will have the opportunity to learn from some of the nation's best pros bass anglers during the 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix.
(Jan. 07, 2011 - Okeechoebee, FL) Brandon McMillan of Belle Glade, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit of 21-5 Friday for a total weight of 47 pounds, 6 ounces to take the lead day two at the EverStart Series on Lake Okeechobee. McMillan holds a 3 pound lead going into the final day of competition where only the top-10 advance.
(Jan. 06, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The 2011 Bassmaster Classic, to be held Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans, will showcase more than 50 of the world's best bass anglers. It will also draw attention to important efforts to revitalize what the National Wildlife Federation calls a "Vanishing Paradise."
(Jan. 06, 2011 - Forestville, WI?) "Our organization is extremely enthusiastic about Yamaha becoming a Supporting Partner," said NPAA Executive Director Pat Neu, "The ranks of Supporting Partners have grown significantly as industry leaders recognize the value of professionalizing the sport and working hard to introduce youngsters to fishing."
(Jan. 05, 2011 - Mountain Home, AR) Denali Rods would like to announce the newest member of the Denali Pro Staff, professional fisherman Terry Bolton.
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