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(Jan 10, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) T-H Marine, a leading manufacturer of boat parts and marine accessories, has re-signed with the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) as an official sponsor for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The agreement was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick-off April 12 on Lake Erie.


Top Ice Fishing Tournaments
(Jan 6, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) It’s easily the most underrated region in the ice fishing belt. But this territory’s crystalline waters, scenic terrain and underwater monsters have nothing to do with the Canadian Shield, the Dakotas or Northern Minnesota.


The Inside Story Behind Custom Jigs & Spins’ Classic Ratfinkee
(Jan 4, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Funny thing about the best fishing lures ever created. They’re often the least extravagant, most humble baits in the bunch. But like actual works of art, they have a way of transcending the space-time continuum. Not just in the sense that these classic lures “hold up” across many seasons, but that they’re virtually immune to the dreaded fishing-pressure factor; that fish never really turn wise to these all-time greats.

(Jan 4, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing tournament season will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.


(Jan 4, 2017 - Houston, TX) Last year, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., won the GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma, becoming the third angler in a row to win a Classic in his home state.


Hardcore “Kayak Kevin” Whitley to paddle from Florida Keys to Chesapeake Bay  
(Jan 2, 2017 - Old Town, ME) The state motto “Virginia is for lovers” fits Norfolk resident and Ocean Kayak pro Kayak Kevin Whitley to a T. He’s a man of many passions—in his early life, skateboarding, snowboarding, and playing guitar in several hardcore bands—and for the past decade and a half, kayak fishing.


The No Yelling School of Fishing
(Dec 29, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The popular "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University returns to the Gulf Coast March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation and networking with other anglers on Saturday, followed by fishing opportunities on Sunday, March 12 out of Matlacha.


The incentive program expands to more trails in 2017 
(Dec 29, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces that Ohio angler Brett Warrick is the Lew's Speed Fishing Awards (SFA) Angler of the Year, and that the incentive program responsible for the distinction is expanding to include more tournaments in 2017.


Legendary Ranger quality with unmatched features 
(Dec 22, 2016 - Flippin, AR)  Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, announces an all-new line of pontoon boats for 2017-Reata® by Ranger®. The line pulls inspiration from Ranger's acclaimed Reata series of fish-and-play designs and features the same quality and unmatched features that consumers have come to expect from a Ranger boat.


A living slice of fishing Americana, Dan Johnston embraces new title at St. Croix Rod  
(Dec 22, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) He’s been designated a franchise player and bestowed a new title – making him essentially unrecruitable to the competition. St. Croix Rod road-warrior Dan Johnston’s rank has been raised to National Accounts Manager, and the position fits him like a rod in a travel sleeve.


Premium Cooler and Drinkware Brand Agrees To Multi-Year Deal, Becomes Title Sponsor of FLW College Fishing
(Dec 22, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and YETI®, a leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement, including title sponsorship of the FLW College Fishing series. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Award Winning Trapper Hooks Arrive in Time for the Holidays

(Dec 22, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Following back-to-back Best in Show awards in terminal tackle at ICAST and the Pitman Creek Fall Dealer Show, the anticipated Trapper Hooks are now available at designated sporting goods retailers across the U.S. and Canada.


(Dec 22, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The United States Senate recently passed a comprehensive new water infrastructure bill, containing language that will likely be alarming to be many bass anglers — especially those who value the incredible fishery on the California Delta.


(Dec 13, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has released the first rankings of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass


(Dec 13, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Bobby Garland Crappie Baits is the first official sponsor of Crappie University, as the second-year continuing education program with three schools participating in 2016 grows to 15 colleges and universities in 10 states for 2017.

(Dec 13, 2016 - ALEXANDRIA. VA) Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry. By a 78-21 vote, the Senate passed the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN),”


Berkley Dredger ready to find deep fish
(Dec 7, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Legendary pro angler David Fritts knows a thing or two about what makes a deep diving crankbait so effective. Combining the technology and innovation of Berkley with the expertise of Fritts and the Dredger was born. The Dredger is a smaller profile bait that dives deeper, faster than any other bait on the market.


(Dec 7, 2016 - Paris, TN) Saturday’s wintry weather, combined with a slack bite and a hard charge by his closest competitor, threatened what only a day earlier appeared to be Scott Clift’s imminent victory in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off.


Another Fishing Legend Lost
(Dec 7, 2016 - Mountain Home, AR) Ron Pierce, the founder of Bass Cat Boats, died Sunday, of natural causes. He was 81. Pierce, who'd suffered several strokes in recent years, leaves behind a legacy of innovation and a devoted legion of Bass Cat owners that he lovingly referred to as family. 


(Dec 2, 2016 - Paris, TN) Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish that really counts.”


Advanced optics endow HD700i with spectacular low light vision
(Dec 1, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) What was once dark and mysterious within a water body’s inky depths has recently taken a turn toward the light.


St. Croix young gun is making his tournament bass-fishing mark

(Dec 1, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Test time… Are you smarter than a college student? Start by answering the following question:


(Dec 1, 2016 - ) Torqeedo, leader in the growing electric marine propulsion market, worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to power its natural history documentary team's boat on the Amazon River.

(Dec 1, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) recently announced the 2017 schedule, which includes three regular-season events and a championship, all nationally televised and taking place on some of the country's premier walleye fisheries.  


(Dec 1, 2016 - Atlanta, GA) "If you could only hunt or fish one day of the month for a short period of time, wouldn't you want to go during a time when you could predict success?" asks John Lehman, President of DataSport, Inc. 


(Dec 1, 2016 - Paris, TN) Ty Faber and John Gardner expected to be deer hunting in Wisconsin by Friday. There’s been a change of plans.

(Dec 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series roster has been set at 111 and will include at least 13 newcomers to the prestigious bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today. The new tournament year, which begins in February, also marks the return of legendary angler David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., to B.A.S.S. competition.


(Dec 1, 2016 - Paris, TN) When soaking rains and cold temperatures moved across western Tennessee earlier this week, people wondered how the changing weather would affect fishing in the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Kentucky Lake.


(Nov 29, 2016 - Paris, TN) As a Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Mark Menendez fishes all over the United States, crisscrossing the continent in search of winning limits of bass.


(Nov 22, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Crevalle Boats recently launched its 26 Open Bay Boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The innovative, new boat features Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America's ground-breaking BlueSky electric sliding hatch.


(Nov 22, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic in Houston next March will feature a star-studded field of professional anglers, including nine former Classic champions and six Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title holders.


FAN High School Fishing Series
(Nov 20, 2016 - Jonestown, TX) The City of Jonestown TX and Jones Brothers Park hosted the second FAN HSF qualifier on Lake Travis October 29th. We were blessed with a beautiful fall day with morning tempatures in the mid 60's and mid 80's for the afternoon weigh in.


(Nov 20, 2016 - Conroe. TX) Ryan Lavigne of Gonzales, La., pulled off a major upset at the 2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Sunday on Lake Conroe.  

(Nov 19, 2016 - CONROE, TX) Because of high winds and unsafe conditions, the final day of the 2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan has been postponed until Sunday, Nov. 20.


(Nov 18, 2016 - Conroe. TX) As a nonboater, Ryan Lavigne of Gonzales, La., was not expecting to be leading the entire tournament at the end of the second day at the 2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan on Lake Conroe. But when he brought in a 22-pound, 5-ounce five-bass limit on Friday, that’s exactly what happened.


(Nov 18, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Cast. Crank. Hook. Set…. Shake, rattle and roll…and then the story can go one of two ways. One ends in utter disappointment. The other plays like the highlight reel of a Super Bowl win. In slow motion, the crowd cheers, you are the champion and lift your flopping trophy from the landing net!  


Frabill's All-new U.S. Coast Guard approved I-Float suit hits store racks just in time for first ice.  
(Nov 17, 2016 - {Plano, IL) As November’s temperatures dip and ice begins to spread southward from America’s Northern expanses, ice fishing aficionados are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get their seasons started. First ice provides some of the best angling of the hard water season, but it can be tricky business – and potentially life threatening. So how does one whet their appetite for early ice without actually getting wet?  


Purveyors of the original sit-on-top fishing kayak bring anglers myriad new features
(Nov 16, 2016 - Old Town, ME) Ocean Kayak, makers of the original sit-on-top fishing kayak, is proud to introduce an entirely revamped Trident Series, already the choice of serious saltwater anglers around the globe.  


(Nov 16, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands) Davis Instruments was recently honored by Martin Flory Group for its 20-year relationship with the PR firm. Kelly Flory, Martin Flory Group's general manager, marked the occasion in Amsterdam at METSTRADE, the world's largest marine equipment trade show.


Why Berkley Gulp! Out Fishes Live and Plastic Baits
(Nov 15, 2016 - ) When I'm fishing for redfish, trout and the other saltwater inshore fish I find live shrimp or frozen pogies are typically "one fish" baits. That is, the fish strikes and the bait is lost. Doesn't matter if there is a hook up, the strike alone ruins the bait. Anglers were quickly discovering that a single Berkley Gulp! Shrimp was just as good after the first bite as it was on the fourth or fifth.


ICAST Best New Saltwater Reel award winner currently shipping to retailers  
(Nov 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The new PENN Slammer III reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation, just in time for holiday gift shopping. A favorite among voters at the ICAST 2016 show, the PENN Slammer III won the Best Saltwater Reel award at the annual event. The new PENN Slammer III reels are among the best spinning reels in the market place and are destined to be a favorite among professional and recreational anglers.


Rose wins co-angler title
(Nov 14, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Jeff Knight of Cleveland, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card event on Lake of the Ozarks, with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 38 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Knight earned $4,475 and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


St. Croix Rods’ highly anticipated BASS X series now appearing in stores
(Nov 7, 2016 - Park Fall, WI) We’ve all gotten caught up in the hoopla around the release of a “life changing” product. Don’t be ashamed if you camped out to own the latest and greatest iPhone. (Now if you slept outside a store praying to snatch a Cabbage Patch Kid or talking Minion character, you might want to keep that on the low.)  


(Nov 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Davy Hite, the 1999 Bassmaster Classic champion and two-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, won’t be competing on the Elite Series in 2017, but his fans will be seeing him more than ever.


(Nov 6, 2016 - Branson,MO) Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake, which featured 192 of the top semi-pro boaters and co-anglers from across the globe. Fisher’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 4 ounces, earned him $50,200 and a coveted spot in the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.


(Nov 4, 2016 - Branson,MO) Costa FLW Series competitors awoke Friday to a thick blanket of fog covering Table Rock Lake near Table Rock State Park in Branson. After a near two-hour delay, anglers were allowed to start day two of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake.


(Nov 3, 2016 - BRANSON, Mo.) Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces to grab the lead after day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake.


(Nov 3, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) After entering the contest every day for 43 days, Glenn Van Iderstine of Elma, N.Y., finally won the grand prize in the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Giveaway Sweepstakes.


(Nov 2, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Three lakes in very different parts of the country — Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Shasta and Upper Chesapeake Bay — will host B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals in 2017.

(Nov 2, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Legendary manufacturer Ranger Boats brings its acclaimed line of performance saltwater fishing boats to the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 3-7. The boat show offers three million square feet of exhibition space and six miles of floating dock space.


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