Fishing & Boating News
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 1
(Mar 2, 2018 - Ridgeline, MS.) While most everyone else focused on catching bass in various spawning stages, the opposite held true for Clark Reehm. On Ross Barnett Reservoir, he intentionally avoided spawning bass and took the lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
(Feb 28, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced a sponsorship agreement with Abu Garcia and Berkley to feature fishing tackle, rods, reels and apparel at all FLW-sanctioned bass fishing tournaments in 2018. The deal reestablishes a partnership between the two outdoors-industry leaders, who also partnered in the 2000 to 2009 seasons.
AQ Houston Team #2
(Feb 28, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) THIRTY-ONE Teams came out to Lake Houston Marina to fish the 2nd Anglers Quest Team Event of 2018. With the winds blowing 10 to 25 out of the south, it made for some pretty rough waters on Saturday.
(Feb 28, 2018 - Lake Conroe, TX) There were 82 teamed Anglers that came out to fish the second Anglers Quest Team Event on Lake Conroe.
Pro Anglers Set To Compete For $125K at FLW Tour on Lake Lanier
(Feb 27, 2018 - GAINESVILLE, GA.) The FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, returns to the water next week, March 8-11, with the FLW Tour at Lake Lanier presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 368 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
(Feb 27, 2018 - Grove, OK) The 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will open Saturday, March 10, for Ozark Division anglers with an event on Grand Lake presented by Navionics. 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 tournament Saturday, March 10, 2018
(Feb 27, 2018 - Columbiana, AL.) The 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, March 10, for Bama Division anglers with an event on Lay Lake. 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 tournament Saturday, March 10, 2018
(Feb 27, 2018 - ) The 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will open Saturday, March 10, for Music City Division anglers with an event on Dale Hollow Lake. 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 tournament. WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Plano’s zipperless, weather-resistant Z-Series Tackle Bags have an all new look
(Feb 27, 2018 - Plano,IL) Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless.
Kentucky’s Taylor Earns Co-angler Title
(Feb 27, 2018 - SCOTTSBORO, AL) Boater Derek Remitz of Grant, Alabama, caught a massive five-bass limit weighing 30 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division opener on Lake Guntersville pressented by Navionics.
ROGERSVILLE’S LINKOUS WINS T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE VOLUNTEER DIVISION OPENER ON NORRIS LAKE
Harriman’s Brown Wins Co-angler Title
(Feb 27, 2018 - Andersonville, TN) Boater Rob Linkous of Rogersville, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division opener on Norris Lake presented by Navionics.
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(Feb 27, 2018 - Andersonville, TN) The Peoria High School duo of Connor Jacob of Peoria, Illinois, and Samuel Smith of Dunlap, Illinois, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces to win the rescheduled 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Tennessee Open tournament on Norris Lake.
Ontario angler earns first career win on the FLW Tour, takes home $125,000
(Feb 25, 2018 - Leesburg. FL) Canadian pro angler Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, brought a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 6 ounces, to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance with a four-day total of 20 bass weighing 79 pounds, 6 ounces.
(Feb 24, 2018 - Leesburg. FL) Canadian pro angler Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, held his lead after Day Three of the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance after bringing a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale.
Okeechobee’s Eckman Wins Co-angler Title, $20k
(Feb 23, 2018 - Leesburg. FL) Canadian pro Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, brought a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Friday to top the pro standings after Day Two of the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Okeechobee’s Eckman leads Co-anglers
(Feb 22, 2018 - Leesbirg. FL) Pro Jamie Horton of Centreville, Alabama, grabbed the early lead at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance Thursday with five bass weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces.
Northwestern State University stays in 2nd and LSU-Shreveport moves to 3rd
(Feb 22, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) With spring just around the corner, the race to win the most prestigious title in collegiate bass fishing has begun to warm up just as the water temperatures have. This year’s race for Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia has turned to be one of the biggest and hardest one to win thanks in large part to a new points system designed to provide more points earning opportunities than ever before for college anglers nationwide.
(Feb 21, 2018 - Guntersville, AL) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the season with an event March 3 on Lake Guntersville presented by Berkley. The tournament, hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the second of three regular-season events for anglers in the Southeastern Conference, and will feature a top prize of a $2,000 club scholarship and an invitation to compete in the 2019 College Fishing National Championship.
(Feb 21, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, March 6-7 for the fourth annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open. The no-entry fee tournament, hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, allows registration from any eligible college team from across the United States, regardless of division.
Birmingham’s Wiggins Takes Co-angler Title
(Feb 19, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Boater David Gaston of Sylacauga, Alabama, caught five bass weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event on Lake Martin presented by Navionics.
Gravelly’s Rhoades Grabs Co-angler Title
(Feb 19, 2018 - MOUNT IDA, AR.) Boater Teddy Bogard of Rison, Arkansas, caught five bass weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division season-opening event on Lake Ouachita presented by Navionics.
(Feb 19, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) The Union County High School duo of Cole Davis and Dillan Snow, both of Blairsville, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Early Bird Challenge.
(Feb 19, 2018 - Toledo Bed, TX/LA) Tough crowds, savvy anglers, Mother Nature and ticking clocks were just a few of the elements in the air February 17, 2018 at Cypress Bend Marina on Toledo Bend. Bass Champs held the second East Region event with over 500 anglers, making 279 teams and a total tournament purse of more than $76,000.
Fog Cancels Day Three, Louisiana’s Lasyone Declared Winner at Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division Opener on Sam Rayburn
Dense Fog Forces Organizers to Cancel Final Day, Prizes and Points Awarded after Two Days of Competition
(Feb 17, 2018 - Jasper, TX) A dense fog on Sam Rayburn Reservoir forced the cancellation of the final day of competition Saturday at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by YETI. Dry Prong, Louisiana boater Kevin Lasyone, who led the first two days of competition and was set to start Day Three with a 10½-pound lead, was declared the winner.
(Feb 15, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements proved to be more than just a big bass event - this was also a battle against the elements. This past Sunday, February 11th, 200+ anglers descended upon Sam Rayburn Reservoir with temperatures in the low 40's and one goal in mind - find the biggest bass and head to the scales.
(Feb 15, 2018 - Miami, FL) Boston Whaler's new 380 Realm is designed to take boaters beyond the horizon and back, combining incredible capability and performance with outstanding comfort, a purposeful array of amenities, and clever design choices throughout. Making its World Premiere at February's Miami International Boat Show, the 380 Realm joins the 350 Realm as the first models in a new family of boats from the Unsinkable Legend.
(Feb 15, 2018 - Miami, FL) Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to introduce its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The new engine family, which builds on the success of Mercury's 75-150hp FourStroke outboards, features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.
Lowrance® Renews FLW Sponsorship with Multi-Year Agreement, Remains Exclusive Marine Electronics Sponsor of FLW
(Feb 15, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since it invented the first consumer sonar device in 1957, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement that will extend through the 2020 FLW tournament season.
Anglers win Ranger Z518C with 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard
(Feb 14, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Phil Marks, of Dallas, Texas, and Tim Reneau, of Richland Springs, Texas, weighed 37.04 pounds to win the second regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) February 10 on Sam Rayburn.
(Feb 13, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The national championship locations and dates for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods have been released, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Feb 12, 2018 - LAGRANGE, Ga.) The Gilmer High School fishing club duo of Thomas Chastain and Carter Ott, both of Ellijay, Ga, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Georgia State Championship on West Point Lake.
(Feb 12, 2018 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.) The Oregon State University team of Eric Kennedy, of Woodland, California, and William Eschliman, of Eugene, Oregon, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Havasu presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with four bass weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces.
(Feb 12, 2018 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The Bethel University team of Cole Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, and Carter McNeil of Abbeville, South Carolina, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole presented by Bass Pro Shops tournament Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce – the third-largest five-bass limit ever weighed in the 10-year history of FLW College Fishing.
(Feb 12, 2018 - Lake Falcon, TX) 164 teams hit it hard on Lake Falcon for Bass Champs’ South Regions second event of the 2018 season. Hitting it hard after a weather delay, many teams found hungry big bass, resulting in phenomenal catches paired up with astounding paydays.
Bartow’s Malys Takes Co-angler Title
(Feb 12, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Boater Ronnie Buck of Miami, Florida, caught five bass weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Buck took home $5,504.
Liberty’s Rampey Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Hartwell
Edgefield’s Carroll Earns Co-angler Title
(Feb 12, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Boater Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division opener on Lake Hartwell. Rampey pocketed $5,886 for his win.
(Feb 11, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Before this week, it had been more than 15 years since Takahiro Omori fished a major professional bass tournament on Lake Martin.
Local Pro Tops Field at Costa FLW Series Event, Takes Home $40,200
(Feb 10, 2018 - Lake Havasu City, AZ) Local angler Shaun Bailey of Lake Havasu City weighed five bass totaling 15 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Havasu presented by Ranger Boats. Bailey’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 49 pounds, 5 ounces, was enough to earn him top honors and $40,200.
(Feb 10, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) While fishing Saturday’s semifinal round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge, Takahiro Omori caught a bass that had two crankbaits in its mouth.
(Feb 9, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Since the Bassmaster Tournament Trail hasn’t visited Lake Martin for a major event in more than 15 years, the belief coming into this week’s Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge was that veteran local anglers with recent experience on the fishery had a chance to dominate.
(Feb 8, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) Conventional wisdom says one big bass per day will give you a good shot at winning a tournament on Lake Martin.
(Feb 7, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-25, 2018 for their saltwater fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing.
(Feb 6, 2018 - Tulsa,OK) Major League Fishing (MLF) and General Tire formally announced today that General Tire will be the title sponsor and official tire of MLF beginning in 2018. The multi-year agreement kicks off with the General Tire Major League Fishing Summit Cup's first event airing on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2 - 4 p.m. ET, on Outdoor Channel.
(Feb 6, 2018 - Jasper, TX) More than 440 pros and co-anglers are set to open the Southwestern Division next week, Feb. 15-17, at the Costa FLW Series at Sam Rayburn Reservoir – the largest FLW Series event ever held on the fishery. The tournament, presented by YETI, is the first regular-season event scheduled in the FLW Series Southwestern Division.
(Feb 5, 2018 - Lake Travis, TX) Bass Champs Central Region kicked off their 2018 season February 3rd on Lake Travis. Chilly and windy weather conditions set the scene for 193 teams to compete for a portion of this 106% payback event. Gary Weimer and Jeremiah Wafford reeled in the winnings taking 1st place and the guaranteed $20,000 purse.
How one globe-trotting angler taps winter smallmouth bass in the Gopher State
(Feb 5, 2018 - ) The vast majority of northern bass anglers hang up their open-water gear for the winter. With most lakes under inches (if not feet) of ice by January, most fishing involves an eight-inch hole in the ice.
Georgia’s McCay Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee
Williamston’s Lesley Earns Co-angler Title
(Feb 5, 2018 - SENECA, S.C.) Boater J.R. McCay of Helen, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division opener on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. For his efforts, McCay took home $4,004.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open
(Feb 3, 2018 - Kissimmee, FL) Mobility and versatility were the keys ingredients for Lakeland, Fla., pro Bobby Lane who completed the wire-to-wire win at the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open at Big Lake Toho Marina with a three-day total weight of 60 pounds.
(Feb 2, 2018 - Kissimmee, FL) Bobby Lane has seen both ends of the weigh-in order, but after Friday’s second round of competition on Florida’s Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, he remains atop the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open with a two-day total of 42 pounds.
(Feb 2, 2018 - ALEXANDER CITY, AL.) It’s been almost four months since Brandon Palaniuk raised the trophy at the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of 2017, but the long countdown to a new season is nearly done.
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