Fishing & Boating News
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11, 2015
(Mar 12, 2015 - Quitman, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) has announced the concert lineup for the 2015 event, returning to Lake Fork on Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 25, 2015. Concerts will be headlined by Billy Currington on Saturday, May 23; Lee Brice on Sunday, May 24 and Rodney Atkins and Joe Nichols finishing out the weekend on Monday, May 25.
(Mar 10, 2015 - GILBERTSVILLE, KY.) FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky Lake March 20-21 for the inaugural FLW College Fishing Open tournament. This is the first time FLW has hosted a college tournament that allows open registration from any eligible college teams, regardless of division or location. Anglers who finish within the top 10 automatically qualify for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship while the champions take home a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard.
(Mar 4, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Boat Bling, creator of high-quality premium boat detailing products, have announced a sponsorship agreement for the 2015 season. Boat Bling will receive exposure across multiple FLW platforms including its websites, tournament trails, Expos, social media outlets and FLW Bass Fishing magazine. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
(Mar 2, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) The Sabine River Challenge, kickoff to the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season, will again be title sponsored by STARK Cultural Venues, B.A.S.S. announced today. The 2013 event held in Orange, Texas, shattered all previous Elite Series attendance records with 33,650 fans attending the four-day event. And, the venue is poised to break records again.
Generous donation will further fisheries conservation and habitat restoration
(Mar 1, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The FishAmerica Foundation (FAF) is, once again, the recipient of a generous donation from the American Snuff Company (ASC). For the second year, the company has made a generous donation to the foundation to further the foundation's mission of fisheries conservation and habitat restoration.
(Feb 25, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, and the Ram Truck brand announced today a strategic marketing agreement that names Ram the official tow vehicle of FLW.
(Feb 24, 2015 - Gainesville, GA.) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its season with three tournaments the weekend of Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015. The Bulldog Division tournament opens its season on Lake Lanier, the Choo Choo Division heads to Lake Guntersville and the Ozark Division kicks off their season on Grand Lake.
(Feb 24, 2015 - GREENVILLE, S.C.) Never in the 45-year history of the Bassmaster classic had an angler won the championship tournament on his home water, turning the perceived "home field advantage" into a "home field jinx."
(Feb 20, 2015 - Greenville, SC) The amount of bass caught by Cabela's/GEICO For Your Boat angler David Walker was secondary on the first day of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic.
Top sticks talk staying warm, finding fish at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic
(Feb 20, 2015 - Greenville, SC) If fishing at the very highest level of bass fishing competition wasn’t challenging enough, today’s event on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell marks the coldest Day 1 in Bassmaster Classic history.
(Feb 18, 2015 - EUFAULA, AL.) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its tournament season with three tournaments the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Bama Division tournament will open their season on Lake Eufala, the Cowboy Division kicks off on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the North Carolina division makes their first stop of the year at Lake Norman.
(Feb 17, 2015 - Doral, Florida) When Edwin Evers hits the water in the Bassmaster Elite Series this year he will be fishing as a member of Team Mustad.
(Feb 17, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Bassmaster Elite Series angler Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., is the newest member of the Team Lew's pro staff. Lew's officials made the announcement today, citing this week's 2015 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the addition of Pace who joins several other Lew's anglers who qualified for the event.
$5000 Easy Money.... $100,000 If You Can Handle the Pressure
(Feb 17, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) There's always a buzz in the arena at the final Bassmaster Classic weigh-in. Hoards of fans come to see the nations very best anglers compete for the Classic title and $300,000 winner's purse.
Meet top pros, get free stuff and learn about the science behind the products
(Feb 16, 2015 - Columbia, SC) Berkley is rolling out the "red carpet" at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Greenville, SC in the TD Convention Center. The brand highlights the science behind the products and has a lot of fun and engaging activities for anglers of all skill levels. The expo is scheduled to take place February 20-22.
Classic Expo to feature newest Ranger models, sales incentives and pro appearances
(Feb 16, 2015 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 16 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is contested on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell on February 20-22.
The Association of Collegiate Anglers and Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Announce Gill as New Sponsor to 2015 Season
(Feb 15, 2015 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of College Fishing and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce Gill North America rainwear as the newest sponsor of the 2015 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Feb 13, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro next week on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, is expected to become the most widely watched and thoroughly covered fishing event in history, B.A.S.S. officials predict.
(Feb 13, 2015 - Doral,FL) Mustad, the world’s leading hook manufacturer since 1877, is proud to announce the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Kevin Short to its pro staff.
(Feb 12, 2015 - Norman, OK) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as part of a multiyear agreement announced today.
(Feb 11, 2015 - Miami, FL) Mastry's years of experience in marine power applications combined with Nor-Tech's interest in taking advantage of the latest outboard technology led to the installation of the Suzuki 300 hp quad power. Suzuki's 2.08:1 gear ratio enables the use of larger diameter propellers, improving the overall handling, maneuverability and performance of this center console boat.
(Feb 11, 2015 - DENISON, TX) FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Texoma Feb. 21 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southern Conference Championship tournament.
Event Runs February 12-16; Includes Exclusive Retail Sales Promotions
(Feb 10, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Boat show season is the time of the year when boat buyers often find the best deals on the newest boats. For legendary manufacturer Ranger Boats, 2015 is no exception.
(Feb 8, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest bass fishing tournament organization, has announced today a continued partnership with Plano, an industry leader in outdoor equipment protection and storage solutions, and Frabill, providers of the most trusted gear in the fishing industry.
Sportfishing industry is optimistic about chances for passage
(Feb 5, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) applauds the introduction of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, which includes numerous legislative measures beneficial to anglers and hunters across the nation.
Eric Clements will lead a team of more than 200 when the store opens in April.
(Feb 4, 2015 - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) Bass Pro Shops has named Eric Clements, an avid outdoorsman with over 40 years of retail experience, as manager of the new Atlantic City Bass Pro Shops Outpost. New Jersey’s first Bass Pro Shops store will open in April and is located at 30 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Atlantic City.
(Feb 4, 2015 - ) T-H Marine, an industry-leading manufacturer of thousands of boat parts and accessories, has renewed its sponsorship with FLW, the world’s largest bass-fishing tournament organization, for the 2015 tournament season.
(Feb 3, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Bass fishing fans may not have the opportunity to walk across the stage at the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, but they do have the chance to compete for prizes of their own as part of Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota. Fantasy Fishing launches Feb. 2 at 12:01 p.m. ET
(Feb 3, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its tournament season the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 14 with two events. An Arkie Division tournament will be held on Lake Ouachita in Mount Ida, Arkansas, while the South Carolina Division will compete on Lake Murray in Prosperity, South Carolina. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day events.
(Feb 2, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. is excited to announce the return of Allstate as the presenting sponsor of one of bass fishing’s most popular competitive circuits in 2015, the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series.
(Jan 27, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Igloo Products Corp., the industry leader in cooler manufacturing, has renewed its partnership with FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization.
(Jan 22, 2015 - Ponca City, OK) The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2015 Student Angler Federation (SAF) NEW YORK and VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday, July 12th 2015 at the St. Johnsville, Marina located at 12 Marina Drive in St. Johnsville, NY.
Great Advice from St. Croix Rod Company
(Jan 22, 2015 - Forestville, WI) This northern Wisconsin fishing rod company has been handcrafting rods for over 65 years. The advice offered, “Fish Now. Do Everything Else Later,” is one they follow in most situations. However, because anglers depend on their fishing rods, the St. Croix company also lives by their motto: “Best Rods on Earth.”
(Jan 22, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that the annual FLW Will Fish For Kids charity bass-fishing tournament held each year on Beaver Lake in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour has been renamed the FLW Will Fish for Kids – Bill Kerr Memorial Charity Tournament to honor northwest Arkansas luminary Bill Kerr.
Canterbury, Arey and Houston Selected As Brand Ambassadors, Aggressive Marketing Programs in Store For Inaugural Season
(Jan 21, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Quaker State® motor oil announced today a multi-year agreement that will showcase the motor oil brand to millions of outdoor and fishing enthusiasts. The tremendous marketing benefits offered by FLW in digital advertising, social media, promotions on-site at the events and connections with top anglers in the world makes the organization a perfect fit for Quaker State.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for first TXTT event of 2015
(Jan 21, 2015 - Norman, OK) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2015 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The iconic Texas fishery is situated between Beaumont and Longview and remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for competitive bass fishermen.
SAVE THE DATE, MARCH 21, 2015
(Jan 15, 2015 - Neches River, Jacksonville, TX) Have you ever thought of paddling down the Neches River? Here is your opportunity. The public is invited to help launch the new Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail at a Launch Event Saturday, March 21, 2015!
(Jan 9, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart announced the members of its professional angling team that will hit the water in 2015. The Walmart team will be comprised of pros Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, David Dudley of Lynchburg, Virginia, and co-angler Nicole Jacobs of New Brighton, Minnesota.
(Jan 9, 2015 - Kissimmee,FL) Anglers competing in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate on Lake Tohopekaliga are going to find a different body of water than they experienced in last season’s event.
Go fishing on June 7, and you just might win one of many exciting prizes
(Jun. 06, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) Saturday, June 7, 2014 is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. This is a day for avid and novice anglers alike to show their support of recreational fishing by getting out on the water. Anglers are asked to come to www.KeepAmericaFishing.org/fishing-day and share their experiences including photos and other highlights. Just by sharing, anglers are eligible to win prizes from KeepAmericaFishing and its partners.
(Jun. 06, 2014 - DAYTON, TN) College anglers preparing for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional June 12-13 might have to spend a little more time researching the remote Watts Bar Reservoir.
(Jun. 06, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, June 14. The Cowboy division will fish on the Red River, the Ozark division is headed to Lake Truman, the Shenandoah division will take on the Potomac River, the South Carolina division will meet on Lake Wateree and the Volunteer division will continue their season on Cherokee Lake.
(Jun. 02, 2014 - FORT MADISON, IA) The Murray State University team of Seth Brock of Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament on the Mississippi River Saturday with five bass weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.
The Expo returns to The Plantation on Crystal River with fly casting and fly tying workshops for men, women, and children of all skill levels
(May. 28, 2014 - Crystal River, FL) Organizers for the fifth annual Florida Fly Fishing Expo have selected world renowned fly fishing experts Bob Clouser of Pennsylvania and Wanda Taylor of Georgia as special guest instructors at the Oct. 10-11, 2014 Expo at The Plantation on Crystal River.
Webb wins co-angler title
(May. 31, 2014 - ) Randy Haynes of Counce, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division event on Kentucky Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 75 pounds, 5 ounces. For his victory, Haynes earned $40,000 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horespower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
(May. 30, 2014 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Consistency has put Ott DeFoe in position to win his first Bassmaster event on his home waters of Douglas Lake. "Every big tournament we've had here I have done well, but I have yet to win one," said DeFoe, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Knoxville, Tenn. "I have made the Top 12 in every one of them, so I want to close the dang deal one time.
(May. 30, 2014 - DAYTON, TN.) Thousands of fishing fans are expected to gather in Dayton, Tenn., to celebrate summer during the first BASSfest June 11-15. In addition to cheering on their favorite professional anglers competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Chickamauga Lake, BASSfest visitors will be able to enjoy an outdoors expo, where the newest boats, motors, fishing tackle, lures and other sporting goods will be on display and for sale.
Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Underwhelmed By House Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization Bill
Despite some improvements, many of the community's top priorities are not addressed
(May. 29, 2014 - Washington, D.C.) As Congress continues exploring reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the primary law governing U.S. marine fisheries management, the recreational fishing and boating community continues to seek substantive legislative changes that will improve saltwater recreational fisheries management.
Increased contingency payouts offer multiple opportunities to win cash and prizes
(May. 28, 2014 - NORMAN, OK.) The Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's will host its championship event of the 2014 tournament season at Toledo Bend Reservoir, June 7-8. The two-day championship will feature over 100% payout including two fully-rigged Ranger boats guaranteed.
Top weekend anglers competing for $120,000 and spot in Forrest Wood Cup
(May. 28, 2014 - FLORENCE, AL.) One of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing, the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, will visit Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala., June 5-7.
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