Fishing & Boating News
Wikoff wins co-angler title
(Mar. 04, 2014 - EUFAULA, AL.) Michael Smith of Laurel Hill, Fla., won the March 1 Bama Division event on Lake Eufaula with a 24-pound limit of bass. For his efforts, Smith walked away with a check for over $4,300.
(Mar. 03, 2014 - Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs, Ar) The Second tournament of the year for Super Team opened with nasty rainy conditions with temperatures in the high 50's at take off and high 30's at weigh in. The 25 teams caught 78 fish weighing 229.98 lbs with 12/5 fish limits.
(Mar. 01, 2014 - APPLING, GA.) Auburn University team of Candler McCollum of Auburn, Ala., and William Bates of Suwanee, Ga., won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Clarks Hill Saturday with five bass weighing exactly 26 pounds. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Invitational on Lake Chickamauga.
(Feb. 28, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lowrance, the industry leader in marine electronics, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship. The championship event takes
(Feb. 28, 2014 - ) Today, NOAA Fisheries announced that $75 million appropriated by Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 federal budget will be allocated to six fisheries across the country that were declared fishery disasters by the Department of Commerce in 2012 and 2013.
Ram Truck Brand Continues Support of Association of Collegiate Anglers Growth of Collegiate Fishing Brings Big Opportunity for Sponsors
(Feb. 24, 2014 - San Antonio, TX) Chrysler Group LLC's Ram Truck brand has renewed its partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series as an official sponsor for 2014. The Auburn Hills, Michigan- based company is a leading manufacturer of rugged and durable trucks for anglers and outdoorsmen.The partnership with the ACA has only strengthened as the number of collegiate anglers participating in the sport has soared.
(Feb. 24, 2014 - ZWOLLE, LA.) The Lamar University team of Quinton Evans of Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden of Kountze, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Toledo Bend Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
(Feb. 21, 2014 - READING, PA.) EnerSys, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, continues to sponsor the ODYSSEYBattery Extreme Pro Team for the seventh consecutive year as they compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament. The ODYSSEY Battery Extreme Pro Team consists of nine pro anglers - Scott Ashmore, Brent Chapman, Shaw Grigsby, Randy Howell, Gary Klein, Mike McClelland, Gerald Swindle, Jason Williamson and 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion, Cliff Pace.
Organizations Mark Bassmaster Classic By Renewing Partnership
(Feb. 20, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Today at Regions Field, Alabama Power and B.A.S.S. signed a conservation partnership agreement at the Media Day of the
(Feb. 20, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Picking up where they left off in 2012, Booyah Baits and B.A.S.S. have reached a sponsorship agreement for 2014.
Shakespeare Presents Fishing Experiences for Youngsters
(Feb. 20, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Bassmaster Classic expo is prime location to get the kids out of the house to have some fun. The Bassmaster Classic tournament features the very best bass anglers in the world and the Classic expo hosts one of America's most recognizable fishing brands - Shakespeare. During the Expo, the legendary company will be conducting the Shakespeare Kids Challenge each day of the expo.
PowerBait Offers Chance for One Classic Weigh In Attendee to Cast for $100,000
(Feb. 20, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Berkley PowerBait will give one lucky fan attending the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Ala., the chance to win $100,000 by simply casting into a target. During the final weigh-in on February 23, one individual in the BJJC Complex will be randomly drawn from the crowd and allowed to cast to a target on the arena floor.
(Feb. 20, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Berkley produces baits that catch more fish. At the 44th Bassmaster Classic, HAVOC and PowerBait will roll out new baits that were specifically designed for this prestigious event.
(Feb. 20, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, Al.) [Embargoed until 6 p.m., February 20, 2014] - Two key players in the bass fishing world, Shimano and B.A.S.S., have joined forces to establish the B.A.S.S./Shimano Youth Conservation Initiative, benefitting fishery enhancement and youth education efforts by B.A.S.S. Nation chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) With Lew's back in its birth state of Alabama this week for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the rod and reel company has quite the reunion party planned in celebration.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The 2014 Bassmaster Classic will take place on Lake Guntersville, Ala., February 21st - 23rd and will host the most prolific anglers in the sport of bass fishing. Among those represented are three SpiderWire pros with championship aspirations.
2014 Bassmaster Classic features six Abu Garcia pros
(Feb. 19, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Ask any angler on the B.A.S.S. tour which single tournament they would rather win and each would tell you the Bassmaster Classic. There is no bigger title in the world of professional bass fishing. The Classic takes place on Lake Guntersville, Ala., February 21st - 23rd. Six Abu Garcia pros are vying for the title this year.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - ASHLAND CITY, TN.) Fourteen members of the Triton Boats Pro Staff will be among the pack of elite competitive anglers vying for the title of 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion. The annual bass tournament, hailed as the most prestigious event in the sport, will be held Feb. 21-23 at Lake Guntersville, Ala.
Team members includes Classic Champs, AOYs and ROY
(Feb. 19, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Bassmaster Classic is a title every angler wishes he could obtain. This year seven members of the Berkley pro staff will vie for the opportunity to make the ceremonial ride around the arena holding the Bassmaster Championship trophy. The Classic will take place on Lake Guntersville, Ala., February 21st - 23rd.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Full of energy and smiles, you would never have known that 13-year-old Chase Huelsey is sick, except for his missing hair. As he bounced from one professional bass fishing angler to another, collecting autographs on his T-shirt, he explained that he likes to go fishing at Bear Creek. It's a couple hours from here," Huelsey said, adding that "fishing can be really neat."
Cecil, Castledine beat out 250 teams, take home over $48,000 in cash and prizes
(Feb. 19, 2014 - NORMAN, OK.) Russell Cecil, of Willis, Texas, and Todd Castledine, of Nacogdoches, Texas, brought 35.14 pounds of bass to the scales to win the 2014 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) season-opening event at Sam Rayburn Lake on Feb. 15. The winning anglers took home a new, fully rigged Ranger Z119C with 225 horsepower Evinrude E-Tec valued at $46,000.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - Birmingham, AL.) Today, B.A.S.S. announced that Diet Mountain Dew has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic, the 2014 world championship of bass fishing.
(Feb. 19, 2014 - ? BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Watch him: Kevin VanDam says he is better prepared for the Feb. 21-23 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro than he's been for any of his other 23 Classic competitions.
(Feb. 18, 2014 - ZWOLLE, LA.) The Lamar University team of Quinton Evans of Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden of Kountze, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Toledo Bend Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Mud Hole adds fifth Orlando weekend class Anglers now have more dates across the U.S. in more cities in 2014
(Feb. 18, 2014 - OVIEDO, FL.) Orlando is already the site of four popular rod building classes for 2014 and Mud Hole Custom Tackle has added a fifth date there.
(Feb. 14, 2014 - STOW, OH) A leader in truck and off-road tire and wheel products since 1963, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today a title sponsorship of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season opener. The series begins March 13-16 at the 37,500-acre Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga.
(Feb. 14, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) For Josh Bertrand, the first challenge of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro came to him on his way to Alabama's Lake Guntersville, the fishery for the Feb. 21-23 world championship.
(Feb. 12, 2014 - Alexandria, VA) Last week the House of Representatives showed true bipartisanship when they passed the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, we thank those of you who sent messages supporting this bill. We ask that now the spirit of bipartisanship be activated in the Senate, please urge your Senators to support and cosponsor the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014.?
Fish could be new Lake Palestine record
(Feb. 11, 2014 - ATHENS, TX) Lake Palestine produced its second Toyota ShareLunker in less than a year Saturday when Casey Laughlin of Rowlett pulled in a 13.22-pound bass while fishing a Media Bass tournament.
(Feb. 05, 2014 - ORLANDO, FL) Van Soles of Haines City, Fla., started slowly in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmater Southern Open presented by Allstate, but in the frigid weather that marked the tournament on Lake Tohopekaliga, he was like a snowball. He gathered speed and eventually rolled over his competition.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW has announced the disqualification of two anglers for the Walmart FLW Tour season opener at Lake Okeechobee Feb. 6-9.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Guntersville, AL) The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries has granted permission to B.A.S.S. to close the Tom Jackson Public Boat Ramp on Lake Guntersville during the week of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic competition.
(Feb. 03, 2014 - Brainbridge, GA) The University of Tennessee team of Jackson Minnich and Parker Hurst, both of Knoxville, Tenn., won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 24 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Becky Humphries has joined the Berkley Conservation Institute's (BCI) Conservation Leaders Advisory Team (CLAT). Humphries replaces retiring CLAT member Noreen Clough and joins current CLAT members Dr. Bill Taylor of Michigan State University, Dr. Ian Cowx of the University of Hull, UK and Ken Haddad retired director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as advisors on strategy and emerging conservation issues.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and Lew's, maker of high-quality rods and reels, have announced a sponsorship agreement through the 2014 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - BROKEN ARROW, OK?) Falcon Rods has signed on as Title Sponsor for Oklahoma native Jason Christie, perhaps the fastest rising competitor on the national bass tournament scene.
(Jan. 23, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and Lowrance, a leader in marine electronics, have announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement that will extend through the 2015 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Athens, TX) Zebra mussels have now been confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Lake Lavon. The presence of live zebra mussels or veligers, their larvae, has now been confirmed in six Texas water bodies: Lakes Texoma, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Bridgeport, Belton, and Lavon.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Four times a Bassmaster Classic bridesmaid means only that the odds are with Aaron Martens to finally be the bride.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Guatemala) We are pleased to announce an expanded relationship with The Billfish Foundation (TBF), as a 2014 Official Tag and Release Sponsor.
(Jan. 22, 2014 - Austin, TX) TPWD to begin Live-Tweeting during Parks and Wildlife Commission meetings.
Be an Asset, Not a Liability
(Jan. 21, 2014 - Forestville, WI) When seeking advice on how to secure and maintain sponsorships in the fishing and marine industry, look for someone who has worn the hats and been behind the desks.
(Jan. 20, 2014 - Fort Worth, TX) Biobor has agreed to continue support of Bass Champs team tournament trail and the incentive program for Biobor EB Ethanol Buster users through 2014 .
Triton owners can register online now for 2014
(Jan. 20, 2014 - ASHLAND CITY, TN.) Triton Boats, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, is announcing that registration is open for the 2014 Triton Gold angler contingency program.
New format emphasizes savvy roster construction
(Jan. 19, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) FLW Fantasy Fishing is back in 2014 with the largest prizes in bass fishing, improved game play and updated rules. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive access to fantasy tools that greatly aid in angler selection.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - PONCA CITY, OK.) Since the national introduction of High School Fishing by The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW under the Student Angler Federation (SAF) umbrella in 2011, participation has more than doubled each year and three states (Kentucky, New Hampshire and Missouri) have joined Illinois in sanctioning bass fishing as an official high school sport.
(Jan. 17, 2014 - Athens, TX) Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was fishing by himself in 15 feet of water in the east arm of the lake when the 13.86-pound bass took his jig-and-craw lure about 11:20 p.m.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Ponca City, OK.) The National Bass Angler's Association, (NBAA) is excited to announce the sponsor renewal of Minn Kota/Humminbird for the 2014 season.? 2014 marks Minn Kota's 80th year in the industry and NBAA is proud to be sponsored by the time-tested leader in trolling motor development.?
(Jan. 15, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, today announced that Straight Talk Wireless?, a leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider, will return as a sponsor for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Of note, Straight Talk Wireless will again be represented on Tour by veteran anglers Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., and J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Fla.
(Jan. 15, 2014 - Washington, DC) Today, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, acting NOAA administrator, appointed Eileen Sobeck as assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries. She assumes her new position on January 27 taking the helm from Samuel Rauch, who has served as acting assistant administrator since 2012. Rauch will return to his previous position as deputy assistant administrator for Regulatory Programs.
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