Fishing & Boating News
Top 2 Pros from Each U.S. Division and 2019 Co-angler Champion Advance to the 2020 Forrest Wood Cup
(Oct 3, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Wednesday the Costa FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2019 season, including new Forrest Wood Cup advancement opportunities and larger first-place awards.
Beat Five Anglers From Your Regional at the All-American and Advance to the FLW Series Championship
(Oct 3, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today the schedule, rules and increased regional payouts for the 2019 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL), which includes the opportunity to fish 10 no-entry-fee championships awarding more than $3 million.
Decision Delivers Victory for Conservation and Anglers
(Sep 7, 2018 - Decision Delivers Victory for Conservation and Ang) The recreational fishing and boating community is applauding the decision by NOAA Fisheries to deny an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) that would have allowed pelagic longline (PLL) vessels into the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area.
(Sep 7, 2018 - DANDRIDGE, TN.) When it comes to the lakes operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, timing is usually vital to the quality of fishing.
(Sep 7, 2018 - ISLAMORADA, FL) Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament to Salute War Heroes/Tournament inspired by 41st US President George Bush set for Nov. 8-10, 2018 includes war heroes and benefits Florida Keys Fishing Guides in Need.
Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Hosts Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish
(Sep 5, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Ladies are invited to the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ for a day of fishing fun and networking on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Conducted by Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, the “Learn to Fish” day features instruction on fishing strategy and techniques, as well as hands-on skill practice with guides.
Illinois’ Haake Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Michigan Division Tournament on Detroit River
(Sep 4, 2018 - Trenton, MI) 23 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Haake took home $3,956 for his win.
Indianapolis’ Moyer Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Lake Monroe
Co-angler Title Goes to Madison’s Bennett
(Sep 4, 2018 - BLOOMINGTON. IN) Boater Stu Moyer of Indianapolis, Indiana, caught four bass Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe. For his win, Moyer earned $6,311.
(Sep 4, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) When Walt Warren started entering B.A.S.S. sweepstakes in 2013, he thought he haNorth Carolina Man Wins Fish With Randy Howell Sweepstakes After 125 Entriesd a chance to win, but it took five years of persistence for it to come to fruition. After 125 entries, Warren won a brand-new bass boat and a chance to fish with 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion Randy Howell.
(Sep 4, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today FLW Tour Marshal VIP Experience details for the 2019 FLW Tour season. The FLW Tour Marshal Experience is the opportunity of a lifetime for serious anglers, and is only available to FLW members who are at least 16 years old. Fans can apply to be a Marshal beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5.
LIVETARGET Reveals the Hollow Body Shiner at ICAST 2018
(Sep 4, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) “Shiner” is the common name for one of the most widely distributed, and certainly one of the most important, freshwater forage groups. Supporting gamefish populations throughout North America, the slender, silvery shiner is found in both lakes and rivers, and frequently
Z-Man Jerk ShadZ in Shiner
(Sep 4, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Legendary inshore guide, Captain C.A. Richardson calls it a nearly failsafe trick for fussy redfish on the shallow flats. Three thousand miles to the northwest, Bassmaster pro Luke Clausen says it’s a devastating dropshot bait for bass, with exceptional attributes not found in traditional soft plastics.
(Aug 26, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) After what he claimed was a tough day, Josh Bertrand of San Tan Valley, Ariz., mastered the New York smallmouth bass and produced a giant five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 1 ounce to take home his first Bassmaster Elite Series championship today.
(Aug 25, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.
(Aug 25, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) For the third day in a row, David Walker of Sevierville, Tenn., stayed consistent with huge smallmouth bass to take the top spot heading into the final round of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 24, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) In dramatic Bassmaster fashion, a new leader took the helm during the second round of official competition at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 23, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) The highly acclaimed "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) educational series is pleased to welcome Scout Boats and Seven Seas Yacht Sales as major partners. The relationship furthers efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming. LLGF is anticipating a new Scout 251 XSS in January of 2019, a quality bay boat that can take anglers fishing inshore as well as offshore.
(Aug 23, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Giant limits of smallmouth bass exceeded expectations during Thursday’s opening round of competition as Matt Lee of Guntersville, Ala., weighed a tremendous 27-pound, 12-ounce limit of smallmouth bass to take an early lead at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
McWha Named New Director
(Aug 23, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2019 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 Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky.
Bryan’s Vetter Wins Co-angler Title
(Aug 20, 2018 - CORTLAND, Ohio) Boater Steve Hatfield of Ashland, Ohio, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division event at Mosquito Lake. Hatfield earned $3,426 for his victory.
Onalaska’s Ruh Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien
Illinois’ Duffy Earns Co-angler Title
(Aug 20, 2018 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) Boater Kevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. For the win, Ruh earned the top prize of $5,594.
Iowa’s Mohn Earns Win at Rescheduled T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien
(Aug 20, 2018 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) Boater Dan Mohn of Lansing, Iowa, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday to win the rescheduled T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien.
(Aug 17, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) “You’re talking to the happiest second place finisher in the world,” said Niggemeyer. “Clent Davis literally had a career day in the biggest FLW tournament you can fish. Kuddos to him. I wasn’t even close to first. The conditions were tough, and I did the best with what I had.”
(Aug 17, 2018 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Giant smallmouth bass worth $100,000 to the top finisher will be the centerpiece of the final regular-season tournament stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.
(Aug 16, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Giant bass and record-breaking limits are predicted for the third Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to be held next spring on the legendary Lake Fork near Emory, Texas, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Aug 14, 2018 - JUNCTION CITY,KS.) Only two of the eight competitors in Tuesday’s opening round of the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops on Milford Lake near Junction City, Kan., caught double-digit limits of bass today. And one of those two will be sent packing after Wednesday’s semi-final session.
AQ Houston Individual #8
(Aug 13, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Once again, Curtis Jordan proves why he is Angler of the Year for the second time. With Lake Houston throwing all kinds of obstacles at the fishermen, Curtis Jordan still seems to be able to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Curtis brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed 10.22 lbs.
2012 FLW Rookie of the Year Weighs Largest Limit in Forrest Wood Cup to Clinch First FLW Tour Victory
(Aug 12, 2018 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) FLW Tour pro Clent Davis of Montevallo, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces – the heaviest limit weighed in the three-day event – to earn the win at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita.
Day One leader Nick LeBrun Just 1 Pound Back
(Aug 11, 2018 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) Fifty-six of the best professional bass anglers in the world continued their three-day competition for a top cash award of $300,000 at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Saturday.
AQ Rayburn Team #8
(Aug 10, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The final regular season team event was held on Saturday August 4, 2018 and the winners were Jeff Wise & John Maddox (both from Lufkin, Texas).
BFL All-American Champion LeBrun just 5 Ounces Behind in Second Place
(Aug 10, 2018 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) The world’s best bass anglers launched on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Friday to kick off the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing.
Flagship RT198P receives significant feature upgrades
(Aug 8, 2018 - FLIPPIN, AR) Since the initial venture into the aluminum boat market in 2013, Ranger Boats quickly became the industry's fastest growing aluminum boat brand. Value-packed and feature-laden, the lineup of the 2019 RT Aluminum Series brings a fresh, new look along with additional features built specifically for bass and multi species anglers.
Hudson’s Culler Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Michigan’s Muskegon Lake
Metamora’s Joyner Grabs Co-angler Title
(Aug 6, 2018 - MUSKEGON, MI.) Boater Eric Culler of Hudson, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Muskegon Lake.
LeClere Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Ohio River at Rocky Point
Co-angler Title Goes to Fort Wayne’s Bennett
(Aug 6, 2018 - CANNELTON, IN.) Local angler Chris LeClere of Cannelton caught five bass Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River at Rocky Point. LeClere took home $5,632 for his win.
event will be held on October 11-13, 2018 and will behosted by Russellville Tourism and Visitor Center in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Aug 6, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open on Lake Dardanelle. As the first stop of the 2018-2019 season for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the event will be held on October 11-13, 2018 and will be once again hosted by Russellville Tourism and Visitor Center in Russellville, Arkansas.
Sample BBQ from Award-Winning BBQ teams to benefit local Arkansas Charities
(Aug 6, 2018 - Hot Springs, AR) No summertime gathering of fishing enthusiasts is complete without barbeque, and there is no better barbeque on earth than in Arkansas. FLW has partnered with some local BBQ teams to add some Arkansas flavor to the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ Festival as part of the FLW Expo outside the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas, August 10-12.
(Aug 5, 2018 - Paris,TN) Keying on the coolest water they could find made winners of Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith during the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at Kentucky Lake.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3
(Aug 5, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y) Bryan Labelle of Hinesburg, Vt., began today’s final round of competition at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3 at Lake Champlain with the firm belief that he could catch 18 to 19 pounds.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3
(Aug 3, 2018 - PLATTSBURG, N.Y.) Round 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3 on Lake Champlain was all about the 20-pound mark, and only two anglers in the massive 194-boat field caught limits of bass weighing 20 pounds or more both days. One was the new tournament leader Bryan Labelle of Hinesburg, Vt., who backed up his Day 1 catch with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 10 ounces today. The other was Thursday’s leader Bobby Lane, who brought in 20-4 today.
(Aug 3, 2018 - Paris,TN) The Pickens High School team of Spencer Childers and Owen Moss fell short of a limit today but still took over the lead of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at Kentucky Lake.
(Aug 2, 2018 - Paris,TN) Cutting short their fishing time proved beneficial to Natchitoches Central High School anglers Hunter Owens and Wes Rollo during Thursday’s opening round of the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at Kentucky Lake.
(Aug 2, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The first day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 3 on Lake Champlain delivered three bags of 21 pounds or better, and Bobby Lane’s 21-pound, 13-ounce sack was the stoutest of the three.
(Aug 2, 2018 - Huntingdon, TN) By the smallest of margins, Trey McKinney and Carter Wijangco of the Bluegrass Jr. Bassmasters outlasted the 54-team field to win the 2018 Bassmaster Junior Championship on Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake. Their two-day total of 17 pounds, 6 ounces, gave them a 1-ounce advantage over first-round leaders Jeremy Monda and Will Boyd of Florida.
(Aug 1, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill to address the devastation of Columbia River salmon by sea lions. The Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act, S. 3143 passed the
Hit the salad bar for consistent summer walleye action
(Aug 1, 2018 - ) Conventional wisdom calls for walleyes to be found in cool, shallow water during spring and fall, and lurking in deeper water during the heat of summer and the dead of winter. However, this binary distribution of walleye locations is far too simplistic; indeed, modern electronics and contemporary presentations have worked in tandem to reveal walleyes living in unexpected places, as well as untapped opportunities to target and catch them.
(Aug 1, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) For the second time in the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season, B.A.S.S. was forced to postpone an Elite event because of massive flooding and unsafe boating conditions. And for the first time in Elite Series history, one of those events has been canceled altogether, the organization announced today.
(Aug 1, 2018 - HUNTINGTON, TN.) Jeremy Monda and Will Boyd of the Quincy Junior Bassmasters in Florida claimed the first-day lead of the Bassmaster Junior National Championship with 10 pounds, 3 ounces on Carroll County’s 1,000 Acre
Wisconsin’s St. Croix Rod awarded ICAST 2018 Best of Show Trifecta
(Aug 1, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) Over 32 pairs of hands are required to complete three dozen different steps in the manufacturing, assembly and finishing of a St. Croix rod. Whether that takes place at the company’s headquarters in Park Falls, Wisconsin – or their state-of-the-art factory in Fresnillo, Mexico – each St. Croix rod is a product of the passion and attention to detail of the engineers who design them and artisans who craft them.
Galesville’s Trim Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse
Whitehall’s Pollard Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jul 30, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Boater Nick Trim of Galesville, Wisconsin, brought a three-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse.
Wyandotte Roosevelt High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship on Gull Lake
(Jul 30, 2018 - KALAMAZOO, MI.) The Wyandotte Roosevelt High School fishing duo of Nicolas Buindo and Brady Stuart, both of Wyandotte, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship on Gull Lake.
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