Fishing & Boating News
Sam Houston State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
(Feb 6, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) The Sam Houston State University team of Dillon Harrell of New Caney, Texas, and Dustin Moreno of Shepherd, Texas, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Saturday with five bass weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club a $2,000 club scholarship and advanced the team to the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Georgia’s Wheeler Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee
Parton tops co-angler field
(Feb 6, 2017 - SENECA, S.C.) Ken Wheeler of Martin, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. For his win, Wheeler took home the top award of $5,889.
(Feb 6, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) After a very exciting finish to the 2016 season on Minnesota’s famed Mille Lacs Lake, the 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship will return to the world-class smallmouth bass factory, Sept. 14-17.
Arkansas Pro Catches 18-pound, 3-ounce Final Day Limit, Wins $125,000
(Feb 5, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught five bass Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 79-11 gave him a 15-ounce margin of victory of second-place angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina.
Arkansas Pro takes 4-pound, 12-ounce Lead into Final Day
(Feb 4, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 19 pounds even to extend his lead at the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Rose’s three-day total of 61-8 gives him a 4-pound, 12-ounce lead heading into the fourth and final day of competition. The field is now cut to the final 10 anglers in the event that featured 165 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Legendary rod builder St Croix builds relationships with student anglers
(Feb 3, 2017 - Park Fall, WI) College sports are big business. Once a junior-league for the pros, many college athletic programs have surpassed the popularity and fan base of neighboring professional teams. In fact, some parts of the country are devoid of professional sports franchises due, in part, to the inability to compete with college.
NEW Plano Plastic Worm StowAways provide efficient, dimensional and transparent storage for bulky soft plastics
(Feb 3, 2017 - Plano, IL) Soft plastic baits come in an ever-expanding array of styles, shapes and colors. What’s more, these affordable and versatile artificials can be rigged and presented to nearly every species that swims in seemingly endless ways. It’s no wonder they’re so popular with anglers.
Alabama’s Ragsdale Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(Feb 3, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces Friday to capture the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 42-8. Rose will bring a 3-pound lead into day two of the four-day season-opening event that features 165 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Tennessee’s Huff Leads Co-Anglers
(Feb 2, 2017 - Gunte) Hometown favorite Jay Kendrick of Grant, Alabama, drew cheers from an appreciative crowd Thursday when he crossed the weigh-in stage at Guntersville City Harbor with a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 12 ounces to lead day one of the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Kendrick now brings a 3-pound, 8-ounce lead into day two of the four-day season-opening event that features 165 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(Feb 2, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) The second tournament of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass fishing, is coming to Jonestown Feb. 16-19 with the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. The event, hosted by the City of Jonestown and the Austin Sports Commission, will feature 330 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.
Cooler weather drives bite deep
(Feb 2, 2017 - Jan 28,2017) Ben Matsubu, of Hemphill, Texas, and Brannon Mire, of Youngsville, Louisiana, weighed 28.73 pounds to win the season opener for the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on Jan. 28 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The winning anglers took home a brand new Stratos 189VLO with 225 hp Evinrude outboard, valued at $32,395.
(Feb 1, 2017 - Conroe. TX) Kelly Jordon is not a weatherman. He can’t say for sure what the conditions will be when 52 of the world’s best anglers descend on Lake Conroe, an hour outside of Houston, for the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, March 24-26.
(Jan 31, 2017 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, Az.) As many as 300 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Havasu, Feb. 9-11. The tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Western Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $40,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
Multiple sizes, configurations offered for a variety of angling needs
(Jan 31, 2017 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, today announced an all-new line of aluminum Deep V models designed for multi-species anglers across the country. The new designs, available in 16-, 17- and 18-foot models offering multiple configurations, will begin shipping to dealerships later this month.
(Jan 31, 2017 - Minnetonka,MN) Stingy fish staying hidden? Tie on a search party. Throw'em the Storm 360GT Searchbait, an ultra-versatile new bait the world's most respected professional anglers trust to deliver strike after strike in nearly any scenario.
(Jan 31, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Costa Sunglasses and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have renewed their partnership for the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Through their continued partnership, Costa Sunglasses will enjoy national exposure among collegiate anglers throughout the televised Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Hardwater Lake Trout Hammer Sweet Stuff from Custom Jigs & Spins
(Jan 30, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, mostly unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. In the wake of a strike, an explosion of scales and flesh and violence triggers something primal from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.
(Jan 30, 2017 - Jasper, TX) The John B. Connally High School duo of Jeffrey Padavick of Austin, and Matthew McMillan of Pflugerville, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the 2017 FLW/TBF High School Fishing Texas State Championship tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
(Jan 28, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Travis McGuire and Layne Bynum of Texas Tech University caught their second consecutive 28-pound limit to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
(Jan 27, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Travis McGuire and Layne Bynum of Texas Tech University brought a huge limit of five bass weighing 28 pounds, 10 ounces to the scales today and jumped into the lead of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
(Jan 26, 2017 - Luifkin, TX) Bass fishing teams from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Sam Houston State University are tied after the first day of competition in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Offers over $9000 in bonus cash.
(Jan 26, 2017 - Haslett, TX) Bass Champs announced that Power-Pole shallow water anchors will once again be a sponsor of the largest team trail in the nation.
(Jan 26, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has established a new partnership between its nonprofit arm, the FLW Foundation, and Keep America Fishing, the sport’s leading grassroots advocacy group, to implement Keep America Fishing’s Pitch It soft-plastic disposal and recycling program at FLW tournaments.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with the Forrest Wood Cup post-season championship.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Feb. 4 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southern 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.
(Jan 25, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) On the day before President Barack Obama left office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued an edict to ban lead fishing tackle and ammunition from hundreds of thousands of acres of land and water managed by that agency. Executed without stakeholder input, the controversial action has sparked outrage from fishing and hunting communities.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for first TXTT event of 2017
(Jan 25, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fl) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Known by tournament fishermen as "Big Sam," the sprawling Angelina River impoundment has hosted the opener each year, typically with impressive results.
Oak Mountain High School Fishing Team Puts St. Croix’s BASS X to the Test
(Jan 23, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Yes, football is still king of High School sports, at least in the South. However, many students who play under the Friday night lights are standing on the deck of a bass boat early the next morning, their school colors splattered across a bass fishing jersey instead of a helmet, casting for school pride instead of tackling for it.
(Jan 23, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. is seeking nominations for the best and brightest high school bass anglers in the country.
WHITEHOUSE’S SCHROEDER WINS T-H MARINE FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE COWBOY DIVISION OPENER ON SAM RAYBURN RESERVOIR
Duckworth tops co-angler field
(Jan 23, 2017 - Brookeland, TX) Former Stephen F. Austin College Fishing angler Blake Schroeder of Whitehouse, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2017 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Navionics. For finishing atop the massive field of 230 boats, Schroeder took home the top award of $9,000 for his win.
(Jan 23, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) And then came the fog........... Livingston was nice and clear at take off, It was still a little dark, but that didn't stop the 20 boats from fishing, then Around 9am the fog rolled in and lasted till the sun came up good.....
(Jan 21, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Jesse Wiggins is going to keep winning fishing tournaments, someone is going to have to put a rush order on his pro fishing jersey. While most professional anglers are outfitted in fishing jerseys adorned with more patches than you can count, the Bassmaster Elite Series rookie sported a plain red T-shirt Saturday when he climbed from fourth place to the top spot in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1 on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a final-day catch of 21 pounds, 5 ounces.
(Jan 20, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) The sun was about to slip below the horizon by the time Justin Lucas came to the stage for Friday's weigh-in of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 1.
(Jan 20, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) DICK’S Sporting Goods today announced an expanded partnership with B.A.S.S., as the retailer became the presenting sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic through 2019. This year’s Classic is to be held on Lake Conroe, outside of Houston, Texas, March 24-26. DICK’S has sponsored the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo for nine consecutive years, and will continue to do so for the 2017-2019 championships.
Trapper Tackle reins in a trifecta of bass fishing talent to spread the gospel of Trapper
(Jan 19, 2017 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Fresh off a whirlwind introduction in 2016, including best-in-show accolades at ICAST 2016 and the Pitman Creek Wholesale Show, and rounding out an award trifecta with terminal tackle best-in show honors at Big Rock West, the industry barnstormers at Trapper Tackle have stocked their pro team shelves with established anglers and up-and-comers from coast to coast.
(Jan 19, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Florida bills itself as the “Fishing Capital of the World,” and the Harris Chain of Lakes is one of its crown jewels.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. member and avid angler, Rhonda Conway of Star, N.C., will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fish with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bobby Lane, next month, after winning the Bassmaster Fish In Florida With Bobby Lane Sweepstakes presented by Visit Florida.
(Jan 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) With more than $74,000 on the line for 2017, including a Triton bass boat, Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota is now officially open for team selection. It all kicks off with the season opener Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake, Feb. 9-12.
(Jan 17, 2017 - Clewiston, FL) As many as 500 pros and co-anglers are expected to compete in the 2017 season-opening Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 26-28. The tournament, presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $60,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Jan 17, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) T-H Marine, a leading manufacturer of boat parts and marine accessories, has re-signed with the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as an official sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The renewed partnership was finalized as the TXTT prepares for the upcoming season, which is set to kick off Jan. 28 on Sam Rayburn.
(Jan 17, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Sunline will continue its partnership support of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and collegiate anglers nationwide. In addition to extensive promotion of the complete lineup of Sunline products, the 2017 sponsorship includes special discounted Sunline pricing offered solely to anglers competing in any of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events during 2017.
Iles & Shook top a record field at Bass Champs 2017 season kick-off on Sam Rayburn winning over $20,000
(Jan 17, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) January 14, 2017 marked the season kick-off for Bass Champs, and a record field of 397 teams ponied up to win a portion of the $106,900 paid back to the top 56 teams. Sixteen sacks breached the 20 pound mark, with John Iles and Brian Shook topping them all with a 30.75 pound limit to take home the guaranteed $20,000 1st place check plus even more with sponsor bonuses!
Philosophies borrowed from the boat prove highly effective on the ice
(Jan 17, 2017 - St Louis Park, MN) Open water anglers have long recognized the importance of a two-pronged approach to mobility. First, we burn untold gallons of gasoline motoring around the lake in search of active fish. Then, once we find evidence of our quarry, we churn the water to a fine froth with both vertical and horizontal presentations.
(Jan 17, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The University of Alabama team of Anderson Aldag of Birmingham, Alabama, and Lee Mattox of Bremen, Alabama, won the YETI College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces.
Chadwick tops co-angler field
(Jan 17, 2017 - Clewiston, FL.) Robert Beatty of Clermont, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his victory, Beatty took home $8,200.
(Jan 13, 2017 - Seattle, WA) Emerald Marine Products announces the release of the ALERT418™ Man-Overboard Transmitter. Made in the USA, the enhanced unit is based on the company's proven ALERT2 Transmitter, and is compatible with its MOB alarm system receiver and portable direction finder.
(Jan 11, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Cabela's is one of college bass fishing's largest supporters and has been supporting college fishing since the very first major event held on Lake Lewisville in 2006.
(Jan 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the complete professional angler roster of 165 for the upcoming 2017 FLW Tour season, the 22nd season of the FLW Tour. The 2017 FLW Tour will feature seven regular-season tournaments with competition kicking off Feb. 2-5 at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team #1
(Jan 10, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Burrrrrr..... It was a cold cold day in January, but a total of 56 amazing fishermen came out to brave the weather, the cold, the ice, and fished the first of eight Anglers Quest Team Events on Sam Rayburn.
AQ Individual #1 Rayburn
(Jan 10, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Eighteen individuals came out to fish the First of eight Rayburn Individual Tournaments on Big Sam Rayburn. It was a little chilly, but the fish were biting for some.
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