Fishing & Boating News
Grant Hopson and Wes Ward Win Third Annual Foodland Bass Team Tournament
(Jun 5, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) On Memorial Day weekend each year, Chris Lane, a Bassmaster Elite Series professional angler, his family and the folks from Mitchell Grocery, make it a point to honor those who have given their lives for this country, and to also create new memories for everyone involved in the Reeling In Future Pros Kids Camp and Foodland Bass Team Tournament.
North Alabama and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Finish 2nd and 3rd Respectively
(Jun 5, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Bryan College has won the 2017 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title! Widely regarded as the hardest and most sought after college fishing title in the nation, this is the first time that Bryan College has earned this prestigious award. In only their programs third year out on the circuit, Bryan College has managed to accomplish this amazing feat and garner the attention of the entire fishing community.
(Jun 5, 2017 - Lake Tawakoni, TX) Bass Champs North Region rocked and rolled on Lake Tawakoni June 3rd for the final regular team event of 2017. Challenging weather conditions gave 177 teams a run for their money in this 106% payback tournament.
Tennessee’s Deakins Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins T-H Marine BFL All-American Tournament on Pickwick Lake
Marshall Deakins tops Boater Division, wins $125,000 and invitation to Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 4, 2017 - Florence, AL) Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake. Deakins’ three-day cumulative catch of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds, 6 ounces was enough to earn him $125,000 and a berth into the world championship of bass fishing – the Forrest Wood Cup.
(Jun 3, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Mark Davis of Mount Ida, Ark., is no stranger to tough tournaments, and during Saturday’s second round of competition, he caught 19 pounds, 4 ounces of bass to take the lead at the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle presented by Econo Lodge. His two-day total is 33-9.
KSU's Alsop Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship Fish-Off on Wilson Lake, Entry to Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 3, 2017 - Florence, AL) For just the second time in YETI FLW College Fishing history, the National Championship winners Travis Blenn and Kyle Alsop from Kansas State University faced off Saturday in a one-day fish-off on Wilson Lake in North Alabama to decide which team member would represent their school at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
(Jun 3, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Mabank High School duo of Justin Shelton of Seven Points, Texas, and Dakota Pfoh, of Eustace, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2017 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake in Florence, Alabama. The win earned the team trophies, the title of national champions and each angler a $5,000 scholarship to their college of choice.
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Tennessee’s Deakins Extends Lead on Day Two of T-H Marine BFL All-American Tournament on Pickwick Lake
(Jun 2, 2017 - Florence, AL) Boater Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, extended his lead at the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake Friday with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces, bringing his two-day cumulative total to 10 bass weighing 45 pounds, 1 ounce.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Kansas State University team of Travis Blenn of Westmoreland, Kansas, and Kyle Alsop of Overland Park, Kansas, weighed a five-bass limit Friday totaling 11 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Bass-fishing superstar Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., is in an early position to win a record-breaking 24th Bassmaster title. After weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces, the four-time Classic champion is leading the GoPro Bassmaster Elite at Dardanelle presented by Econo Lodge.
Kansas State University Takes Lead After Day Two of YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake
(Jun 1, 2017 - Florence, AL) The Kansas State University team of Travis Blenn of Westmoreland, Kansas, and Kyle Alsop of Overland Park, Kansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces to grab the lead Thursday at Day Two of the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis.
Kentucky’s Taylor Leads Co-anglers
(Jun 1, 2017 - Florence, AL) Boater Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, took the early lead at the 34th annual T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Pickwick Lake Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 6 ounces. Deakins will begin Day Two of the three-day competition with a 2-pound, 14-ounce lead over second-place angler Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, who weighed in five bass totaling 21 pounds, 8 ounces.
(Jun 1, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Kentucky Lake, June 8-10. The tournament, which is presented by Lowrance, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Central Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $50,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
Angler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Forrest Wood Cup Field to all be Decided
(Jun 1, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) The seventh and final regular-season event of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass fishing, is coming to Marbury June 15-18 for the FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Costa Del Mar. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners, the tournament will feature 320 pros 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.
AQ Rayburn Individual #4
(May 29, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Tommy Hill is on them at Rayburn !!!! What's his secret you ask? He says it those Santone Swim baits..... You'll have to ask him for more details.... Tommy says all his fish bit the Santone Swim Jigs.
AQ Rayburn Team #4
(May 29, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The Memorial day weekend isn't just about fishing or Bar-B-Que or even relaxing.... it's about all this and more. But it's about all this because of all the men & women who have protected our Freedom.
Auburn University and Tusculum College take 2nd and 3rd Respectively
(May 27, 2017 - Florence, AL) Day Two of the 2017 BoatUS Colligate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's on Pickwick Lake began with calm and cool conditions. How would another weather change affect the fishing conditions was on the minds of the top five teams all of whom had weighed in more than 20 pounds on day one.
A controversial two-year pilot program could lead to a private recreational limited access program for red snapper
(May 26, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently announced a controversial two-year pilot program for Gulf of Mexico red snapper management. Expected to begin in 2018, the program will allow 150 randomly-selected offshore anglers in the state access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf of Mexico red snapper. These anglers must agree to take part in a mandatory reporting program via smartphones in order to participate in the pilot program.
New incentives for high school anglers
(May 26, 2017 - Little Rock, AR.) The Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza is the state’s largest amateur fishing tournament, and this year’s guaranteed cash prizes include: $50,000 for the largest fish overall; $10,000 for the largest fish overall in each of the remaining four pools; and place money for overall winners per pool, with $900 for second place, $700 for third and $400 for fourth.
AQ Tuesday #10
(May 26, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Tuesday night the forecast said wind and rain.... and so it came...... but, it triggered the fish to bite!!!! There were 40 fish caught, with a total of 97.89 lbs...... That was just 16 teams..... WOW !!!
(May 26, 2017 - COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho) Anglers Inn International, with popular 5-star fishing destinations in Mexico, Brazil and the United States, announces the beginning of a strategic partnership with Minn Kota® and Humminbird®, well known manufacturers of trolling motors and sonar fish finders.
Tarleton State and University of North Alabama Sit in 2nd and 3rd
(May 25, 2017 - Florence, AL) Day one of the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's is in the books. There was no question this would be a great day of bass fishing featuring 192 of the best collegiate fishing teams in the country, representing 91 colleges and universities on the water.
COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST EASTON CORBIN TO HEADLINE FREE CONCERT IN COLUMBIA PRESENTED BY 97.5 WCOS RADIO
Corbin Will Perform Prior to Forrest Wood Cup – Bass Fishing’s World Championship
(May 24, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Country music superstar Easton Corbin will perform a free concert on the weigh-in stage at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Sunday, August 13, beginning at 4 p.m. before the world’s premier bass anglers weigh their final-day limits at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup – professional bass fishing’s world championship. Fans of all ages are encouraged to attend the free concert which is presented by 97.5 WCOS radio.
Angler of the year title up for grabs
(May 23, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its 2017 championship event on June 3-4, at Lake Livingston. The two-day event wraps up the 2017 will determine the Lucas Oil Team of the Year.
(May 23, 2017 - Beginners Tackle Fishing Skills at Ladies, Let’s G) Aspiring anglers were treated to an intense seminar and fishing experience at the Clearwater/Tampa Bay "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, May 20-21 at MarineMax, Clearwater.
(May 23, 2017 - Gadsen, AL) The Gardendale High School duo of Griffin Phillips and Fletcher Phillips, both of Mount Olive, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Alabama State Championship tournament on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
Muskogee’s Lansford tops Co-angler Division
(May 23, 2017 - McAlester, OK) Boater Phillip Lunceford of Stigler, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds even Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division event on Eufaula Lake. Lunceford took home $4,830 for his victory.
Connelly Spring’s Ruff Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Event on Kerr Lake
Charlotte’s Burford tops Co-angler Division
(May 23, 2017 - Henderson, NC) Boater Travis Ruff of Connelly Springs, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division event on Kerr Lake. Ruff took home $5,466 for his victory.
Phil Campbell’s Mayfield Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Event on Lake Guntersville
Albertville’s Pittman tops Co-angler Division
(May 23, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) Boater Chris Mayfield of Phil Campbell, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville. Mayfield took home $4,079 for his victory.
(May 23, 2017 - Lake LBJ, Texas) The Central Region Bass Champs teams pulled out all the stops at their final tournament on Lake LBJ May 20, 2017. Three quarters of the field brought in limits, and there were only seven pounds separating 1st through 23rd! A record setting 118% was paid back with the winners Shuster and Gerhart loading up on over $28,000 in winnings.
(May 23, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Murray State University team of Zach Baker of Murray, Kentucky, and Micah Chessor of Paducah,Kentucky, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament presented by Bass Pro Shops on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces. The victory earned the duo a $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to compete in the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Individual Event #5
(May 23, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 22 Individuals who came out to fish the 5th AQ Individual event on Lake Houston. The morning started off with a light fog and take off was 6:10 am.....
Maryland Pro claims first FLW Tour victory, wins $125,000
(May 21, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win the FLW Tour at the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude. Schmitt’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 61 pounds, 6 ounces, was enough to edge second-place pro Joshua Weaver of Macon, Georgia, and win the top prize of $125,000 in the four-day event that featured 160 of the world’s best bass anglers competing in La Crosse.
(May 21, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) It’s not like Brandon Palaniuk had never won a Bassmaster Elite Series event. Coming into this week, the 29-year-old pro from Idaho had already claimed Elite Series trophies in 2012 and 2013 and came close to raising that win total with three other second-place finishes.
(May 21, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) When Reese Jones of Rogers, Ark., received notice that he had been selected as one of 12 members of the 2017 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, he was ecstatic. Winning the honor meant he would be able to fish with a Bassmaster Elite Series pro during a special tournament in conjunction with the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Five-Year Tour Veteran Seeks First Career Win, Brings 12-ounce Lead into Final Day
(May 20, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead at the FLW Tour on the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude with a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass totaling 46-12. He now holds a 12-ounce advantage over Day Two leader Andy Morgan heading into the final day of the four-day event that featured 160 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for a top award of up to $125,000.
Iowa’s Herb Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(May 19, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, TN, caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces Friday to capture the lead at the FLW Tour on the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 31-4. He now holds a slim 4-ounce lead after Day Two of the four-day event that features 160 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for a top award of up to $125,000.
(May 19, 2017 - LUFKIN) Brent Ehrler hasn’t won a tournament since joining the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2015. Brandon Palaniuk hasn’t hoisted an Elite Series trophy since 2013. But after three rounds of the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, both anglers are in good position to end those droughts.
Mississippi’s Beale Leads Co-angler Field
(May 18, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) Pro Matthew Stefan of Junction City, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Thursday to sit atop the standings after Day One of the FLW Tour at the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude.
(May 18, 2017 - Luifkin, TX) After two days, the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has turned into an all-out slugfest with some of the biggest names in professional bass fishing at the top of the leaderboard.
(May 18, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's is not just a fishing tournament - it's a week-long celebration of college fishing. The entire week is devoted to all the anglers and schools that are competing.
(May 17, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) The evening couldn't be better to be on the water of Lake Houston. With the temp of 83 and a slight breeze it made for a great evening to fish.
Winner Will Take Home $120,000, Invitation To 2017 Forrest Wood Cup
(May 17, 2017 - ) The T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) is heading to Florence, Alabama, June 1-3 for the 34th annual BFL All-American on Pickwick Lake, when 98 of the best boaters and co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit will cast for a cash prize of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division.
(May 17, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Brent Ehrler used a strange term to describe the way he fished Sam Rayburn Reservoir during Wednesday’s first round of the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
(May 17, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) One fortunate B.A.S.S. angler will get the chance to “build” the truck of his or her dreams — and then drive off with it — as the grand-prize winner of the Ultimate Toyota Tundra Giveaway sweepstakes contest, which began this week.
(May 17, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The national championship location and dates for the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops have been decided and released, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(May 17, 2017 - Florence, AL) The best weekend anglers from across the country fishing the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American won’t be the only anglers competing in Alabama next week.
(May 17, 2017 - Bethel Island, CA) The Sonoma State University duo of B.J. Kendrick of Morgan Hill, California, and Josh Hanna of Danville, California, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Western Conference tournament at the California Delta presented by Bass Pro Shops Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Sonoma State bass club $2,000 and the team will now advance to compete at the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 17, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.) Pro-angler Duane Hjelm, of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, brought in a two-day total of 45.41 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on Lake Sakakawea on May 12. The angler won $15,000 and, by participating in the Ranger and Evinrude contingency programs, was upgraded to a new fully rigged Ranger 620 FS with an 250 horsepower Evinrude G2 outboard for a total of $86,555 in winnings.
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