Fishing & Boating News
(Feb 3, 2019 - PALATKA, Fl.) The St. Johns River has been a familiar destination for the Bassmaster Elite Series since the circuit first visited there in 2011.
(Feb 3, 2019 - KEY LARGO, Florida Keys) Organizers of the Jimmy Johnson Fishing Championship Week, scheduled March 2-9, are offering what is believed to be the largest guaranteed purse winnings in Florida tournament history — $1.75 million.
Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley To Be Held on Kentucky Lake in March
(Jan 28, 2019 - San Antonio, TX) Starting today, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. The event, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority, will include an angler appreciation banquet in Paris, Tennessee the night before the event, as well as two days of fishing on Kentucky Lake.
Pitt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Opener on Toledo Bend Reservoir Presented by Navionics
Thibodaux’s Fussell Wins Co-angler Division
(Jan 28, 2019 - Thibodaux’s Fussell Wins Co-angler Division) Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, caught five bass Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) season opener on Toledo Bend Reservoir presented by Navionics.
Fort Myers’ Anderson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Opener on Lake Okeechobee
Co-angler Title Goes to Bradenton’s Hibbs
(Jan 28, 2019 - CLEWISTON, Fl.) Boater David Anderson of Fort Myers, Florida, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) season opener on Lake Okeechobee.
AQ Conroe Team #1
(Jan 27, 2019 - Lake Conroe, TX) The team of Cody Hall & Ross Johnston Win The 1st Anglers Quest Team Tournament On Lake Conroe in 2019 with 2 fish.
(Jan 27, 2019 - Houston County Lake, TX) Fishing was tough on Lake Houston !!!! With just 16 teams fishing for over $2,600.00, there were only 2 limits caught Saturday.
Second Stop of 2019 Tour Season Brings Bass Fishing Action and Family Fun to Kissimmee Area
(Jan 27, 2019 - KISSIMMEE, Fl) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, heads to Lake Toho, Feb. 7-10, for the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats.
(Jan 27, 2019 - Leesburg, FL) The shortened schedule amplified Stephens’ performance; specifically, Jesse Wiggins won the 2017 Open event on the Harris Chain with a three-day total of 59-4 — only 1-12 heavier than Stephens’ two-day total.
(Jan 20, 2019 - Lebnon, MO) G3 Boats is pleased to announce that Pam Wells, a well-known and accomplished guide & tournament angler, will be joining the G3 Sportsman sponsored field staff for 2019.
*Urgent Notice*. Due to expected high winds, the Amistad Bass Champs event this Saturday- Rescheduled to June 1st.
(Jan 16, 2019 - Lake Amistad,TX) **URGENT NOTICE** Due to forecast of winds Up to 50 mph for this Saturday (1/19) the event on Amistad has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 1st on Lake Amistad, Diablo East ramp. Our first event of the South region will now kick-off at Lake Falcon, February 23rd.
Collegiate anglers take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge Collegiate anglers take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge
(Jan 16, 2019 - Flippin, AR) Jack Hippe and Nick Czajka, collegiate anglers from Adrian College, won the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge in a winner-take-all, made-for-TV event on Texas' Fayette County Reservoir, a power plant lake located in south central Texas
23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Earns First FLW Tour Win of Career, Earns $125,000
(Jan 16, 2019 - Brookland,TX) 23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Earns First FLW Tour Win of Career, Earns $125,000
The sportfishing industry’s fisheries conservation foundation seeks to ensure fishing’s future
(Jan 11, 2019 - Alexandria, VA) Through an ongoing partnership between the sportfishing habitat conservation and research foundation, the FishAmerica Foundation, and the Brunswick Public Foundation, $61,000 was awarded to four grassroots projects to enhance water quality and improve fisheries resources in local communities in Minnesota, Indiana, Florida and Wisconsin.
Kentucky’s Bolton Vaults into Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris
23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Catches 33-pound Limit on Rapala Crankbait
(Jan 11, 2019 - BROOKELAND, Texas) Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris after starting the day in 10th place. 25,000.
Rookie LeBrun Catches 29-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris
Reigning BFL All-American Champion Smacks 29-2 in First Career FLW Tour Event
(Jan 10, 2019 - Brookland,TX) Louisiana pro Nick LeBrun – fishing in his first career regular-season FLW Tour event – brought a massive 29-pound, 2-ounce five-bass limit to the scale Thursday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after Day One of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris.
(Dec 27, 2018 - Clewiston,FL) The Harmony High School duo of Grady Johnson and Dawson Turner, both of St. Cloud, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Okeechobee Open.
(Dec 27, 2018 - Athens, AL) Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country.
High Water Levels and Wintertime Temperatures to Keep Pros Guessing at Tournament presented by Polaris
(Dec 27, 2018 - Brookland,TX) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, is set to launch the 2019 FLW Tour season – the 24th season of the competitive Tour – Jan. 10-13, with the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris.
(Dec 10, 2018 - Leesburg, FL) Anglers Choice Team Goes From Alternates To Winners In Bassmaster Team Championship
(Dec 4, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce their new partnership with Bass Pro Shops. Under the agreement, Bass Pros Shops will become the title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, as well as the title sponsor of the Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley event and the prestigious School of the Year program.
(Dec 2, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce their new partnership with Bass Pro Shops. Under the agreement, Bass Pros Shops will become the title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, as well as the title sponsor of the Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley event and the prestigious School of the Year program.
(Dec 2, 2018 - Bainbridge, Ga.) The Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at FLWFishing.com. Takeoff will be at Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin at 7:30 a.m. EST and the weigh-in will also be held at the access, beginning at 3:30 p.m. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
(Dec 2, 2018 - Leesburg, FL) The 2018 B.A.S.S. tournament schedule that began in January and crisscrossed the country through 17 states over 10 months will reach its conclusion with the Bassmaster Team Championship on Dec. 5-8 at Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes.
(Nov 19, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) The Trumann High School duo of Jay Morgan and Jackson Darr, both of Trumann, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hamilton Open by a near 5-pound margin.
Seaguar continues its support of Gray FishTrag Research roosterfish study
(Nov 16, 2018 - New York, NY) Seaguar continues its support of Gray FishTrag Research roosterfish study
(Nov 16, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization announced today a greatly expanded FLW Live schedule for the 2019 season as part of its commitment to growing the sport of tournament bass fishing and bringing more publicity to the anglers who fish its circuits.
Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush honored war heroes and benefitted Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need
(Nov 14, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge & Spa announced results of its 6th Annual All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament held Nov.8-10 in Islamorada, FL
Existing model lineup also receives new design and styling
(Nov 12, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger's popular Deep V Aluminum line of boats is expanding with the introduction of the all-new VX1888, VX1788 and VS1660 models. Ranger Boats' aluminum line has seen explosive growth due to an unrelenting commitment to delivering innovative designs, feature-packed interiors and unrivaled styling.
Gustafson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Nov 12, 2018 - Gallatin, TN) Boater Toby Corn of Calvert City, Kentucky, caught a two-day cumulative total of seven bass weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card tournament on Old Hickory Lake.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florida Panhandle, FL) When Randall Tharp returned home at 3 a.m. Saturday, October 6, from an eight-day fishing exhibition in China, the tropical depression that would soon become the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Florida Gulf Coast did not appear to be a threat at all. To help recover from jetlag, the Yamaha Pro and some friends even spent Saturday evening watching a college football game on television.
(Nov 10, 2018 - Florence, AL) Randy Pierson’s scouting trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake paved the way to victory for the Californian at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Nov 9, 2018 - Florence, AL) Californian Randy Pierson has found much to like about his first trip to Alabama’s Pickwick Lake — Pierson took the lead today in the second round of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Nov 8, 2018 - Florence, AL) Mark Pierce is fishing what he describes as a “hero or zero” strategy on Pickwick Lake that put him in the lead after weighing-in 22-4 on Day 1 of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors.
Tips for locating and catching crappies in the waning weeks of autumn
(Nov 7, 2018 - Wolf River (Wisconsin)) Fall is feeding time for predators of every flavor, and crappies are in full-on gorging mode; keenly aware of winter’s lurking. Knowing this, Seaguar and Raymarine pro Troy Peterson knows that finding the food means finding crappies.
(Nov 7, 2018 - MANY, La.) The Haughton High School duo of Jase White of Haughton, Louisiana, and Cole Golden of Adner, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Lake Open.
South Carolina's D.W. Daniel High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Dale Hollow Lake Open in Kentucky
(Nov 6, 2018 - BURKESVILLE, Ky.) The D.W. Daniel High School duo of Levi Popham and Colt Popham, both of Central, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Dale Hollow Lake Open.
(Nov 3, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) Pro Kyle Walters of Grant-Valkaria, Florida, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday – the largest limit of the event – to win the weather-shortened Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville with a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 44 pounds, 3 ounces.
Alternative Ned Rigs Elevate Your Finesse Game
(Nov 3, 2018 - ) The legendary Ned Kehde isn’t likely to utter the phrase that’s made him famous; the term for the rig that’s forever transformed the bass fishing landscape. Actually, the chances of Kehde going third-person like some Prima donna wide receiver are roughly the same as his odds of playing in the NFL.
Texas’ West Leads Co-angler Division
(Nov 3, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) Pro Carl Jocumsen of Queensland, Australia, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces Friday – the only 20-plus-pound limit of the day – to grab the lead after Day One of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville. Jocumsen will bring a slim 3-ounce advantage into the final day of the event, which was shortened to two days after inclement weather moved through the area Thursday.
(Nov 1, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Polaris Industries Inc., the leading global powersports manufacturer, announced today a strategic partnership that will extend and expand the outdoor brands’ complementary relationship.
Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville Cancelled due to High Winds, Strong Storms in the Area
(Nov 1, 2018 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The first day of competition at the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville was cancelled by FLW officials Thursday due to high winds and strong storms in the area. Competition will resume Friday, Nov. 2, and conclude Saturday, Nov. 3.
(Oct 31, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Aspiring anglers came from as far away as California, Arizona and Virginia to learn from the pros at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, October 19-21 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL.
(Oct 31, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Just when it seemed B.A.S.S. couldn’t possibly provide more competitive opportunities for anglers, the organization announced today that it will be adding a Junior Bassmaster Division to its annual slate of events in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series.
(Oct 24, 2018 - ELIJAY, Ga.) Twelve anglers took part in six head-to-head matchups during Wednesday’s semifinal round of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster Classic Bracket on Carters Lake.
The event, which was originally scheduled to take place on Cross Lake Saturday, Nov. 10, was moved to Sunday, Nov. 4, to avoid overlapping with the duck season opener.
(Oct 24, 2018 - Many,LA) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) High School Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with the upcoming Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Lake Open bass-fishing tournament presented by Costa.
(Oct 24, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) After a one-year experiment with a Bassmaster Opens Championship, B.A.S.S. is returning to the popular “win-and-you’re-in” qualifying system from the Opens to the Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
(Oct 24, 2018 - MANY, La.) The YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue with an event next week, Nov. 3, at the YETI FLW College Fishing on Toledo Bend Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Norman Presented by Costa Sunglasses
Virginia’s Smelser Grabs Co-angler Title
(Oct 22, 2018 - HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.) Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 35 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional championship on Lake Norman presented by Costa Sunglasses.
Lake Guntersville Set to Host Costa FLW Series Championship Date: October 18, 2018 at 11:25:38 AM CDT
(Oct 21, 2018 - Guntersville, AL.) More than 200 of the top semi-professional bass anglers from both the United States and around the world will visit the Guntersville area Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship at Lake Guntersville.
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