Fishing & Boating News
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Apr 19, 2018 - Miskogee, OK) Thinking ahead has put Harvey Horne ahead of the pack in the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Apr 19, 2018 - Grove, OK) The world’s top 109 bass anglers will go toe-to-toe for the second stop of the season at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, April 26-29.
College Anglers set to Compete at YETI FLW College Fishing at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes presented by Berkley
(Apr 18, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue next week when college teams from around the country gather to compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Berkley on Saturday, April 28.
Anglers win Triton 189TRX with 225-horsepower Mercury outboard
(Apr 18, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Kelly Owens and Brent Broussard weighed 32.18 pounds to win the third regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) April 14 on Lake Amistad. The anglers won a fully rigged Triton 189TRX with a 225-horsepower Mercury outboard valued at $31,495.
BUFF® renews sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series
(Apr 18, 2018 - Santa Rosa, CA) BUFF® recently demonstrated a genuine commitment to encouraging young bass anglers by confirming its continued support of the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series. The governing body for college fishing, the ACA is sanctioned by The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF), a grassroots organization dedicated to youth, conservation and fishing.
A trifecta of tips from a Bassmaster Elite Pro
(Apr 16, 2018 - ) The bass pre-spawn period is a time of anticipation and transition. Largemouth and spotted bass slide out of their deeper'n thermally-stable wintering holes and begin a systematic movement toward the warming shallows, where they will binge feed in preparation for the rigors of spawning.
Hendersonville’s Hopkins Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Event on Percy Priest Lake
Brinson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Smyrna, TN) Boater John Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division event on Percy Priest Lake presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Hopkins took home $4,177.
Miami’s Mut Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Boater Jason Reed of Hollister, Florida, caught five bass Saturday weighing 28 pounds, 2 ounces, to take top honors at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee. Reed earned $4,246 for his win.
Lieblong, Layton Tie for Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Event on Greers Ferry Lake
Little Rock’s Pinter Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Gerrys Ferry, AR) Boaters Chris Layton of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, each caught five bass Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 15 ounces, to tie for the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division event on Greers Ferry Lake presented by GEARED. After contingency bonuses Layton earned $5,207, while Lieblong took home $4,672.
Mount Pleasant’s Simmons Tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 16, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Boater Mark Hutson of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 30 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Santee Cooper Lakes. For his win, Hutson netted $5,536.
(Apr 16, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla.
(Apr 16, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) The FLW Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, is returning to Jasper, April 26-29, for the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
(Apr 16, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) For the fourth consecutive year, 12 standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
North Carolina Pro Earns Sixth Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000
(Apr 15, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, added to his ever-growing list of accolades Sunday, bringing another five-bass limit of smallmouth to the scale, this one weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire and the top prize of $125,000 – his sixth career FLW Tour win.
(Apr 14, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Nearly one month after the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods was held on Lake Hartwell, a youthful generation of anglers launched from Green Pond Landing for a chance to compete in a championship of their own.
Final-Day Showdown Looms for Championship Sunday
(Apr 14, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Reigning Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year (AOY) Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought an 18-pound, 11-ounce limit of smallmouth bass to the weigh-in stage Saturday to overtake Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, and vault to the top of the leaderboard at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
Minnesota’s Willert Wins Co-angler Title, $20K
(Apr 13, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, brought a 15-pound, 12-ounce limit of bass to the scale Friday to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
AQ Tuesday Night #5
(Apr 12, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Blue skies and a light breeze for take off on Tuesday at lake Houston. There were 15 boats that showed up to fish for three hours and $1,190.00…….. There were 3 limits caught, 44 total fish, 106.47 pounds and that made for a 2.42 average bass….
Bass Pro Shops /Bassmaster Central Open
(Apr 12, 2018 - Muskogee, OK) The “fun fishing” Jason Christie experiences on his home waters could be in full swing during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2 April 19-21 on the Arkansas River.
Three-Time Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year Catches 18-5 of Lake Cumberland Largemouth
(Apr 12, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, weighed an 18-pound, 5-ounce limit of largemouth bass to take the lead on Day One of the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
Abu Garcia Renews with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers
(Apr 11, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) Abu Garcia and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have announced the renewal of their partnership for the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a Series partner, Abu Garcia will enjoy a wide range of promotions with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at each of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events including being the presenting sponsor of the Cabela’s School of the Year.
AQ Rayburn Team #4
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Bad weather was imminent, but there were 16 teams that decided to chance it and fish the Anglers Quest 4th team tournament of the year on Sam Rayburn. There were 9 limits, 48 fish, and 148.69 lbs., with a 3.10 lb average bass.
AQ Rayburn Ind #4
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was 39 degrees this morning for take off at the 4th Anglers Quest Individual Tournament this year on Sam Rayburn.
(Apr 11, 2018 - Denison, TX) Northeastern State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Event on Lake Texoma
Guntersville’s Summerlin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Event on Lewis Smith Lake
Jasper’s Stephenson Takes Co-angler Title
(Apr 11, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) Boater Gil Summerlin of Guntersville, Alabama, caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Lewis Smith Lake. For his win, Summerlin earned $4,652.
(Apr 11, 2018 - ) Boater Chip Chambers of Elizabethton, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division event on South Holston Reservoir Saturday after catching five bass weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces. Chambers earned $6,718 for his win.
Sheets Memorial Christian School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Open in North Carolina
(Apr 11, 2018 - LEXINGTON, N.C.) The Sheets Memorial Christian School duo of Brody McCullogh, of Lexington, North Carolina, and Ryan Bame, of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Open.
(Apr 11, 2018 - BEDFORD, Va.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event April 21 on Smith Mountain Lake.
Benton’s Kirkpatrick Co-angler Title
(Apr 11, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Boater Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, caught a 23-pound, 8-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Boggs earned $4,244.
Tight weights and big wins at Bass Champs on Ray Roberts – Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski takes the cake topping over 200 teams
2018 North Region
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lakr Ray Roberts, TX) Blustery conditions greeted 212 teams to fish the second Bass Champs North Region tournament on Ray Roberts April 7, 2018. Nearly $64,000 was up for grabs and the fight for the bite was on. Weights were stacked up tight, but in the end it was Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski who came out on top – by only 4/100ths of a pound!
(Apr 11, 2018 - BRANSON, Mo.) The top bass anglers from around the region will converge on Table Rock Lake April 19-21 for the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener at Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance.
AQ Tuesday Night #4
(Apr 7, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) With some bad weather pending, only 10 teams showed up to fish the Anglers Quest Tuesday night tournament and Wesley Bennett along with his partner Robert Willis brought a limit to the scales that weighed 13.13 lbs. Wesley & Robert won $465.00 for their 3 hours on the water…..
Lamar’s Ronnie McCoy Tops 196-Boat Field, Takes Home $93,500 Prize Package
(Apr 7, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Pro Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, to the weigh-in stage Saturday – his second 26+ pound limit of the tournament – to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament
Advisory for Friday, April 6, 2018
(Apr 6, 2018 - LAKE TEXOMA, TX/OK) WHAT: The YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Texoma scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, has been postponed until Sunday, April 8, due to inclement weather. With high winds and sustained wind gusts, conditions on the lake have been deemed unsafe by Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing's Director of Tournament Operations.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, which was postponed last week because of heavy rains and unsafe boating conditions in the Sabine River watershed, has been rescheduled for June 7-10 at Orange, Texas.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Fond Du Lac, WI.) Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac. The two-story NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) facility's first chamber, and the office space is scheduled to be completed by October 2018 while the second chamber is targeted to be completed by the end of the year.
A one-two punch of cold-water bass tips from a Bassmaster Elite Series Champion
(Apr 4, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) – As evidenced by the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, early spring is a challenging season to consistently find bass fishing success. Fluctuating water levels, variable temperatures and clarity, and even a subtle wind shift can turn feast into famine, demanding that even the most experienced professionals shift on the fly to remain dialed into the spring bass bite.
Bladed Bass Jigs continue their prominence at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic
(Apr 4, 2018 - ) After the last sack of bass hit the scales at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, a final tally of another sort emerged: Seven out of the top ten finishers had cast some type of bladed jig.
PLANO'S ONE-OF-A-KIND V-CRATE HELPS KAYAK ANGLERS ORGANIZE AND FISH FASTER
(Apr 4, 2018 - Plano,IL) Anyone who’s been dragged around a pond by a mule of a largemouth or drenched by the explosive topwater take of a bull redfish, ‘yak-side in just a couple feet of water, understands the appeal of kayak fishing. Simply put, there is no better way to get closer to the action in spots that are essentially inaccessible by any other means, and still remain dry.
(Apr 4, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Black Velvet Canadian Whisky has signed on as an Elite Partner of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for third TXTT event of 2018
(Apr 4, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its third regular-season event on Saturday, April 14, at Amistad Reservoir. The TXTT previously visited the Rio Grande impoundment for the 2012 TXTT championship.
(Mar 30, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Citing recent heavy rains and high water in the Sabine River watershed, B.A.S.S. has decided to postpone the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite presented by Econo Lodge that had been scheduled to begin in Orange, Texas, next week.
AQ Conroe Team #3
(Mar 30, 2018 - Conroe, TX) The fish were on the beds on beautiful Lake Conroe !!! With a light breeze and sunshine pretty much all day, it was an awesome day for fishing.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 30, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 28 teams that came out to fish the third Anglers Quest event of the year on Lake Houston this past Saturday. With the wind out of the southeast at 10 mph and cloudy skies, it made it tough on some and really good for others.
ASA Government Affairs committee outlines industry agenda for coming months
(Mar 30, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) During its annual spring meeting, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Government Affairs committee discussed a variety of sportfishing policy positions and outlined its agenda for the coming months. Over the course of the two-day meeting – held March 26-27, in Washington, D.C. – the committee held briefings with three federal agencies, hosted a panel of key Congressional staff and met with several Congressional offices.
(Mar 28, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Eelpout are in. Burbot are a big deal. Lawyers are likeable. Really?
New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Gulf Coast University March 23-25
(Mar 28, 2018 - FORT MYERS, FL) Women came to learn fishing skills and nailed the fish at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 23-25 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL.
Huntsville’s Salzman Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Event on Wheeler Lake
(Mar 28, 2018 - Rogersville, AL) Boater Ryan Salzman of Huntsville, Alabama, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Wheeler Lake. Salzman earned $5,810 for his win.
Kentucky’s Bays Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Boater Jeremy Knepp of Montgomery, Indiana, caught three bass weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Patoka Lake presented by Navionics. For his win, Knepp pocketed $4,741.
Morrilton’s Dixon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Tournament on Lake Millwood
Mountain Home’s Johnson Wins Co-angler Title
(Mar 28, 2018 - ASHDOWN, AR.) Boater Wayne Dixon of Morrilton, Arkansas, weighed a 19-pound, 10-ounce, limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division event on Lake Millwood presented by GEARED. For his win, Dixon pocketed $5,866.
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