Fishing & Boating News
(Sep 17, 2017 - ONAMIA, Mn.) As the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series season progressed, Brandon Palaniuk always had a sense that he was in contention for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year crown.
(Sep 16, 2017 - ) After two days of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, Brandon Palaniuk is still clinging to his lead in the race for the AOY season title.
Iowa-based ice tackle pioneers release 2018 catalog featuring new MVP baits
(Sep 14, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Always ahead of the curve, Iowa’s Custom Jigs & Spins is proud to release a 2018 catalog refreshed with many brand-new lure designs and added colors for proven performers like the Chekai Tungsten Ice Jig.
Preliminary findings by the USFWS also reveal increase in fishing expenditures
(Sep 14, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA, VA) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its initial report of the 2016 National Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation national survey. The survey, conducted every five years in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, shows that fishing participation is up nearly 20 percent over the last 10 years. Anglers also increased their overall spend by 2.4 percent during the past five years.
(Sep 14, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Game wardens, fisheries biologists and other personnel in the fish and game departments of Texas and Florida were among the first responders in the back-to-back catastrophic hurricanes that slammed those two states.
Power-Pole Continues Support of Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
(Sep 14, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) As the 2017-2018 college fishing season gets underway, Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole shallow water anchors will continue their support of the series and will offer a rebate to all collegiate anglers.
(Sep 14, 2017 - BOSSIER CITY, La.) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to the Red River on Sept. 23 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southern Conference for a tournament presented by Bass Pro Shops. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for the top award of a $2,000 club scholarship and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship, which will also be hosted on the Red River next May.
(Sep 14, 2017 - ONAMIA, Mn.) It’s rare for an angler to finish 19th in the first round of a major tournament and end up totally setting the buzz for the event.
(Sep 13, 2017 - DENISON, Texas) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event at Lake Texoma, Sept. 21-23. The tournament, which is presented by Frabill, is the third and final regular-season event scheduled in the FLW Series Southwestern Division.
Pennsylvania’s Manson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Finale on 1000 Islands
Hudson’s Tiano Claims Co-angler Title
(Sep 13, 2017 - CLAYTON, N.Y.) Travis Manson of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on 1000 Islands Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 44 pounds, 2 ounces. Manson pocketed $6,437 for his win.
North Vernon’s Krider Claims Co-angler Title
(Sep 13, 2017 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Clyde McNaron of Trenton, Ohio, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 18 pounds even. For his efforts, McNaron took home $8,143.
Brandenburg’s Dowell Takes Co-angler Title
(Sep 12, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Cole Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 40 pounds, 10 ounces. For his efforts, Floyd took home $5,504.
Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Finale on Lake Norman
Raleigh’s Lawson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Sep 12, 2017 - MOORESVILLE, N.C.) Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Lake Norman Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 25 pounds, 6 ounces. For his efforts, Walser pocketed $6,014.
Warner Robins’ Sato Takes Co-angler Title
(Sep 12, 2017 - GAINESVILLE, GA.) Brad Wiley of Alto, Georgia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament on Lake Lanier Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 2 ounces. For his efforts, Wiley took home $5,942.
Rose’s Warren Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Okie Division Finale on Grand Lake
(Sep 12, 2017 - GROVE, OKa.) Curt Warren of Rose, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 15 ounces. For his win, Warren earned $6,534.
(Sep 11, 2017 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) The Adrian College duo of Chase Serafin of Highland, Michigan, and Cody Batterson, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament at Lake Erie presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Adrian bass club $2,000 and the team will now advance to compete at the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for May 30-June 2 on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana.
(Sep 8, 2017 - ) As you scan through your fondest fishing memories, they are likely derived from those trips when the fish were, “jumping in the boat,” or “biting everything we threw at them.” These were the days when you, “caught so many, we ran out of bait,” or the bites when you were, “shaking off three-pounders so we could catch the fives.”
(Sep 9, 2017 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe sealed the deal today with a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open victory on Douglas Lake.
Find the Right Spot and Multiple Methods Tempt These Offshore Bullies
(Sep 8, 2017 - ) They’re not the most complicated fish in the sea, they rarely jump and there’s not much hope for a modeling career; but if you’re looking for a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-on street fight kinda deal, the amberjack will give you all you want.
One slick trick takes it easy on fish lips and your favorite lures
(Sep 8, 2017 - Saline, MI) Dentists and anglers agree on exactly one thing: Work around jaws and teeth is serious, sensitive business. It’s why practitioners of both trades wield instruments of precision extraction.
Ingenious new optics accessories compatible with modular Quick Attachment™ System
(Sep 8, 2017 - Crosslake, Mn) Key in a single YouTube search for “underwater strikes,” and your device quickly kicks out over a hundred thousand hits. Even after filtering out the usual riff-raff of YouTube weirdness, you’re still left with hundreds of hours of spectacular underwater footage—and the undeniable impression that anglers today can’t wait to see what it really looks like when big bass, muskies and other fish attack.
(Sep 8, 2017 - Danridge, TN) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe has been the model of consistency as he retained his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 3 on Douglas Lake.
(Sep 8, 2017 - ) Spinning gear or Casting gear? Live bait or artificial? Walk a stream bank or launch a boat in a lake? These are common considerations before venturing out fishing for the day.
(Sep 8, 2017 - Biloxi,MS) Shaggy's wraps up the Summer with 3 successful "Shaggy's Angler Camps" in a partnership with USM Gulf Coast Research Lab. "We were able to add a third camp this year," says Shaggy's Founder Ron Ladner. "We had more kids interested and just wanted to make sure nobody missed out."
(Sep 7, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series will again include nine tournaments on prime bass fishing waters, but the series format will be markedly different from recent seasons, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Sep 7, 2017 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ott DeFoe proved there is no place like home on the first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 3 at Douglas Lake.
(Sep 7, 2017 - ONAMIA, Mn.) Referring to the $1 million Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship as simply a “fishing tournament” almost seems a little shortsighted.
(Aug 31, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) National Hunting and Fishing (NHF) Day is always a great occasion.
(Aug 31, 2017 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, Oct. 20-22 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the program offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice and more.
(Aug 31, 2017 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) Dropping water levels will make it difficult to pattern Douglas Lake bass in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open season finale.
(Aug 31, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series will again include nine tournaments on prime bass fishing waters, but the series format will be markedly different from recent seasons, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Aug 29, 2017 - Cass Lake, MN.) This past weekend August 25 & 26 marked the final qualifying event of the exciting Pro Musky Tournament Trail season for 2017, Musky Hunter Magazine Fall Meltdown. Held on one of northern Minnesota’s prime muskie lakes, Cass Lake which is known for the larger than average size of muskies within its depths. Cass lived up to it`s potential with several muskie far above 45 inches in size.
(Aug 29, 2017 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to Lake Erie on Sept. 9 for the third and final regular-season stop in the Northern Conference. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for the top award of a $2,000 club scholarship and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
Kentucky’s Napier Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 28, 2017 - CANNELTON, IN.) Todd Hensley of New Albany, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Hensley pocketed $3,842.
(Aug 27, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) Catching a drum isn’t usually much of a reason for a bass fisherman to get excited. They don’t count in a bass tournament, and they can waste valuable fishing time while the angler fights and lands them.
Goochland Angler Outlasts 159 Boaters in Three-Day Tournament, Pockets $42,200
(Aug 26, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Boater Mike Hicks of Goochland, Virginia, weighed five bass totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division finale on the Potomac River presented by Plano. Hick’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48 pounds, 10 ounces, was enough to earn the win and $42,200.
(Aug 26, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) The only certainty after three days of the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair is that no lead is safe. Jordan Lee, the reigning champion of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to push his three-day total to 69-13. That moved him from fifth to first place and made him the third leader in as many days.
(Aug 25, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Already known as one of the largest and longest supporters of competitive collegiate bass fishing, Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is once again boosting their support and long-standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
(Aug 25, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) Brock Mosley caught five bass Friday that weighed 25 pounds, 8 ounces, pushing his two-day total to 45-13 and taking the lead in the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair.
(Aug 25, 2017 - ) There’s one reason anglers crave tarpon engagements; but there are multiple ways of making it happen. The first part of that equation is easy — it’s the fight.
ASA provides testimony during U.S. Senate field hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization
(Aug 24, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) called on Congress to address the unique challenges of federal saltwater recreational fisheries management as it considers reauthorizing the nation’s primary law governing federal saltwater fisheries management.
(Aug 24, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) On a day when all eyes were on the most experienced anglers in the sport, a 26-year-old pro from Kentucky stole the show.
West Virginia and North Alabama sit in 2nd and 3rd
(Aug 23, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The 2017-2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is off to a hot start with Bethel University out to an early lead. Bethel University has fished three events so far in the 2017-2018 Season.
(Aug 23, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Kelly (Flinn) Oettinger has returned to the company as the Vice President of Marketing. Oettinger will be responsible for providing strategic direction and engagement for all of FLW’s marketing initiatives.
AQ Individual #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Tommy Hill is on a Rayburn Roll !!! Not only did he win the last regular season Individual tournament, but he has won the last FIVE regular season Individual tournaments. It's no wonder he's the 2018 AQ Rayburn Individual Angler of the Year !!!
AQ Rayburn Team #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Harold Moore of Caldwell & Bryan Lorh of Lumberton had what most would say was an "AMAZING DAY " on the waters of Lake Sam Rayburn. Fishing out of their Phoenix / Yamaha rig they reported catching their fish in 25 - 27 feet of water off structure.
Lake Guntersville to host 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship in November
(Aug 22, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2018 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
(Aug 22, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical school in the state of Alabama.
Versatile fishing star embodies “Best Rods on Earth”
(Aug 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) In seeking out the ideal individual to represent your fishing rod company, it probably doesn’t hurt to hire an angler who, you know, fishes a lot. Might be the understatement of the year relative to St. Croix Rod’s elite roster of professionals, its newest ambassador, Tony
Ranger Boats Continues Partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2018 Season
(Aug 21, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long-standing partnership of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As part of the relationship Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.
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