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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.

Learn from the best; How stockbroker Ben Parker became an Elite Series pro; Swindle's new venture; Classic show gears up; and ... Inclined to be excited
(Jan. 04, 2011 - Celebration, FL) Learn from the best: Jerry McKinnis, one of the new owners of B.A.S.S., is scheduled to speak Jan. 8 during the Shreveport-Bossier City, La., stop of The Bass University.

(Jan. 03, 2011 - Marathon, Florida Keys) As a facet of a holiday vacation in the Florida Keys that wrapped up Sunday, former President Jimmy Carter fished offshore of Marathon.

(Jan. 03, 2011 - Athens,TX) O.H. Ivie Reservoir continues to pump out Toyota ShareLunkers. The West Texas lake produced Toyota ShareLunker 506 on January 1.

Longtime SEC football rivals Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama will meet Feb. 20 not on the field, but on the water.
(Jan. 31, 2011 - New Orleans, LA.) The LSU and Alabama bass fishing teams will compete that Sunday in the Bassmaster College Classic on Louisiana's Lake Verret. At the same time, the world's top anglers will be competing elsewhere on the Louisiana Delta on the final day of the 41st Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing, out of New Orleans.

(Dec. 29, 2010 - Benton, KY) "FishPAA Television," highlighting the exciting action and skills of the nation's best professional anglers competing on the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix, will begin additional coverage from the 2010 season on Sportsman Channel.

(Dec. 29, 2010 - Wahington, DC) NOAA today unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public information used by emergency responders, fishermen, mariners and local officials during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The NOAA Deepwater Horizon Library can be accessed via

Sunglasses firm steps up as title sponsor of a hot new angling show broadcast nationally on the Versus Channel. Host Dave Maynard chases Baja's amazing fish with lures, bait and flies.
(Dec. 27, 2010 - Mobile, AL) Ono's Trading Company announced it is title sponsor of Fish the Baja Presented By Ono's an all-new weekly sportfishing show from Mexico's Baja Peninsula premiering nationally on the Versus channel Dec. 28.

(Dec. 20, 2010 - Dania Beach, FL) Two bright red-colored fish species kickoff the December Hot Catches report for IGFA world records. Jack Vitek, the IGFA's World Records Coordinator has included pending records from South Africa, Canada, Costa Rica, several from the U.S. and one from the small Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.

(Dec. 23, 2010 - Corpus Christi, TX) Due to continued public interest in overall spotted seatrout population health, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division staff will host a series of coastwide scoping meetings in January to obtain public input on potential conservation measures for spotted seatrout as part of the annual statewide proclamation process.

(Dec. 22, 2010 - ) Fishers of Men Announces Agreement with Skeeter-Yamaha
The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail today announced a Sponsorship Agreement between the organization and Skeeter/Yamaha. Effective Jan 1st Skeeter and Yamaha will become the Official exclusive Boat and Motor Sponsors of both the Fishers of Men Team and Legacy Tournament Series.

(Dec. 20, 2010 - Dania Beach, FL) It's been described as "the most comprehensive piece of fishing information available anywhere," a statement made often by serious fishermen and fishing writers alike.

Paybacks will extend through 70th place
(Dec. 21, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW Outdoors announced that the field for the 2011 Walmart FLW Tour Majors will have 160 professional anglers participating. With the field set at 160, paybacks will be paid through 70th place.

ORV management plan ignores economic impact on local community by closing large areas to recreational fishing and other outdoor activities
(Dec. 21, 2010 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with Cape Hatteras (NC) civic and business organizations, denounce the National Park Service's (NPS) decision to adopt an off-road vehicle (ORV) management plan for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area (CHNSRA) that closes extensive areas of the seashore to the public and severely limits ORV access to one of the premier surf fishing locations on the East coast.

Have Mercer; Top Bassmaster stories of 2010; 45 seasons and counting; Special treatment; Bradley Roy's newest sponsor; and ... Happy Holidays!
(Dec. 21, 2010 - Celebration, FL) Have Mercer: Think of a boy anticipating Christmas morning, a boy who knows that the biggest package under the tree has his name on it. That's how Dave Mercer says he feels about getting started in his new job as Bassmaster emcee, beginning with the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic.

(Dec. 21, 2010 - Ponca City, OK) The Bass Federation, (TBF) announced today Kimball City, Tenn., and Nickajack Lake will host the widely anticipated 2011 Federation National Championship, presented by the National Guard. Anglers from seven TBF divisions competed locally to qualify for the no-entry fee 2010 TBF Division Championship Series.

(Dec. 20, 2010 - Dania Beach, FL) Catch-and-release anglers and conservationists; you asked for it and you got it. The International Game Fish Association has added a new 100% release category to its world records section beginning in 2011.

(Dec. 20, 2010 - Reidsville, NC) Today Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year Bradley Roy contracted to endorse Taylor Man's Custom Lures line of premium, US-made custom lures.

Self-proclaimed expert offers ideas on items for under $50
(Dec. 18, 2010 - ) Last minute Christmas gift shopping can be pressure packed even when you share the exact same interests of the loved one, but it becomes much more challenging when trying to buy for a hunter or angler and you're not.

(Dec. 17, 2010 - Athens, TX) Bobbie Gayle of Millersview joined a very exclusive club December 15 when she caught Toyota ShareLunker 505 from O.H. Ivie Reservoir.

Decade-long relationship continues to grow
(Dec. 15, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN) Minn Kota, the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, has renewed its longstanding partnership with FLW Outdoors, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

(Dec. 15, 2010 - Belton, TX) The rumor on Lake Stillhouse Hollow is that all the big bass are dead. After several years of fishermen catching 7 plus pounders, all the big fish seemed to have disappeared.

(Dec. 14, 2010 - Key Largo, Florida Keys) Key Largo Celebration Ends for America's First Underwater Preserve. The day before, noted divers descended on an iconic underwater statue to mark the 50th anniversary of America's first underwater preserve.

(Dec. 14, 2010 - Austin, TX) Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, is calling on Texas students to participate in the 15th annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

G-man meets fireman; Andy Montgomery, uncommon Elite Series rookie; It's still big (a Classic scouting report); For singles only; and ... A trim for the tree
(Dec. 14, 2010 - Celebration, FL) G-man meets fireman: After spending the night in a downtown New Orleans firehouse, pro angler Gerald "G-man" Swindle has a deeper regard for firefighters, and especially for what they went through during Hurricane Katrina.

PENN International Reel Brings in Giant 405.2-Pound Yellowfin
(Dec. 13, 2010 - Columbia, SC) Few world-fishing records have been as elusive as the yellowfin tuna, standing since 1977 - until now. Fishing on December 6th, Mike Livingston of Sunland, Calif., never thought it possible to hoist up a yellowfin that would potentially topple the previous 33-year old world record of 388 pounds, 12 ounces.

(Dec. 13, 2010 - Fond du Lac, WI) Mercury Marine was named favorite outboard manufacturer and favorite sterndrive manufacturer by Trailer Boats magazine readers in the first-ever Readers Choice Awards this November.

(Dec. 13, 2010 - Key Largo, Florida Keys) Formal ceremonies and a weekend environmental expo ended an 11-day celebration of America's first underwater preserve.

Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau honors FLW Outdoors
(Dec. 13, 2010 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB) presented FLW Outdoors with the prestigious Event of the Year award for the Forrest Wood Cup and FLW Outdoors Expo during its Annual Tourism Awards and Holiday Luncheon. The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, was held on Lake Lanier Aug. 5-8, 2010, and included the FLW Outdoors Expo, which was held at the Gwinnett Convention Center and Arena.

(Dec. 11, 2010 - Cicero, NY) New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA), and Marathon Boat Group have announced that clean and safe boating and how boaters, anglers and other water recreation users can prevent and slow the spread of aquatic invasive species in New York waters will be the focus of the 2011 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign. The announcement was made at the BIA's December 9th meeting in Cicero, NY.

(Dec. 09, 2010 - Tyler, TX) The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host two special fishing events in January 2010. Two thousand rainbow trout will be stocked into The Nature Center pond to provide a free fishing opportunity for area youth and their adult fishing mentors. Event dates are January 8 and 15, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

(Dec. 09, 2010 - New Bern, NC) Hatteras Yachts and CABO Yachts are pleased to announce that John Ward has accepted the position of senior vice president, global sales & marketing. Ward was most recently president of Boston Whaler.

(Dec. 09, 2010 - Lake Forest, IL) Brunswick Boat Group today announced that Tim Schiek has been named president of Boston Whaler and Brunswick Commercial Government Products (BCGP), effective immediately. Schiek, a 15-year Brunswick veteran, will report to Andy Graves, president - Brunswick Boat Group (BBG).

(Dec. 09, 2010 - Washington, DC) Texas officials and coastal managers will now receive early notice of outbreaks of toxic algae that threaten public health and affect beach and fishing activities along the coast. Weekly bulletins generated by the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System are based on observations from state partners, coupled with models, imagery and data from NOAA's powerful tide and current and weather systems.

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