Fishing & Boating News
Grizzle wins co-angler title
(Feb 10, 2016 - Eufaula, AL) Local angler Scott Montgomery of Eufaula, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Eufaula. For his victory, Montgomery took home a check for $4,127. Montgomery said he began his day fishing banks in clear water in an area on the south end of the lake. He said he used a black and blue Strike King Rage Blade Swim Jig rigged with a black and blue Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team #2Lake Sam Rayburn, TX
(Feb 9, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) There were 23 teams that showed up to fish the 2nd Anglers Quest Event on Sam Rayburn. And what a day it was. 20 of the 23 teams all weighed in limits. There was exactly 100 fish caught and released alive. A total of 354.55 pounds. WOW !!!
(Feb 9, 2016 - Lake :ivingston, TX) There were 25 teams that fished the 2nd Anglers Quest team Event of the year on beautiful Lake Livingston on Saturday, February 6. The morning started out stormy and cold but it ended up being a beautiful day.
(Feb 8, 2016 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula,TX.) Fishing reports advised that whiting were biting in the surf along Bolivar's beachfront, so with nothing much happening anywhere else, a trip was quickly planned for some hopefully active surf fishing that would put a few whiting on the fish fry menu.
(Feb 8, 2016 - LAKR LBJ-Granite Shoals, TX) Big winds, big waves and big payouts for the Bass Champs Central Region as they kicked off their 2016 season at Lake LBJ with over 200 participating teams. A 105% payback was being awarded to the top twenty seven teams, with the winners receiving the guaranteed 1st place purse of $20,000.
Oklahoma Pro Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins $100,000
(Feb 7, 2016 - Clewiston, FL) Pro Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought just two bass to the scale Sunday totaling 6 pounds, 8 ounces, but it was still enough to earn the win at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 6, 2016 - Alexander City, AL) On Thursday, Russ Johnson and Hunter Schrock of Itawamba Community College locked the keys inside their truck and had to pry the door open with a tree limb after trying unsuccessfully to break their window with a tennis racket.
Oklahoma Angler Brings Comfortable 13-pound, 9-ounce Lead into Fourth and Final Day
(Feb 6, 2016 - Clewiston, FL) Anchored by an 8-pound, 10-ounce kicker, pro Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought four bass to the scale Saturday totaling 14 pounds, 3 ounces to extend his lead to more than 13½ pounds heading in to the final day of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 5, 2016 - Alexander City, AL) No matter what level of tournament you’re fishing, things are always better when your equipment works right.
(Feb 5, 2016 - CLEWISTON, Fla.) Pro angler Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces to the scale Friday to extend his lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Clewiston, FL) Oklahoma pro Bradley Hallman, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 25 pounds even Thursday to grab the early lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Alexander City, AL) When fishing a bass tournament on Lake Martin, anglers often use one of two strategies. They’ll either target the lake’s massive population of spotted bass — which are smaller, but easier to catch — or they’ll take their chances with Martin’s finicky largemouth bass.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Two of the best known brands in bass fishing, Minn Kota and Humminbird, will continue their prominence at Bassmaster events in 2016, as Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics has entered a multi-year agreement with B.A.S.S. to continue as a premier-level sponsor.
(Feb 4, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) A.R.E. Accessories, the Ohio-based maker of truck caps and tonneau covers, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Elite tournament May 12-15 on Toledo Bend, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Bass Pro Shops event offers free family-friendly activities, seminars, and Bassmaster University
(Feb 4, 2016 - ) Bass Pro Shops 2016 Spring Fishing Classic is a celebration of America’s real national pastime—fishing. This free event will be held Feb. 12 – 21 in 76 Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada except for Anchorage, Alaska, Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Moncton/Dieppe, New Brunswick, and Rocky View, Calgary, where the event will be hosted March 4 – 13.
(Feb 4, 2016 - ) The Association of College Anglers is proud to announce that SPRO will renew its sponsorship of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
(Feb 2, 2016 - ) This week, the series brings its Southern Conference Regional to Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre fishery on the Tallapoosa River, with a gigantic field of 225 boats already pre-registered. With two anglers fishing per boat, it’ll make for one of the larger fields in B.A.S.S. history and the largest ever for a college event.
Agreement includes contingency at all events
(Feb 2, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Cabela's National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2016 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 21 on Lake Erie.
(Feb 2, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. today announced the expansion of its partnership with Huk Performance Fishing, as the company that makes high-performance fishing apparel is now the title sponsor for the Elite event April 7-10 at Winyah Bay out of Georgetown, S.C., as well as a premier sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro and all B.A.S.S. tournament circuits.
College anglers headline record-setting day at Sam Rayburn
(Feb 2, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Blake Schroeder and Easton Heigley, college anglers from Stephen F. Austin University, brought 27.06 pounds of bass to the scales to win the 2016 season-opening event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on Jan. 30 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The winning anglers took home a brand new Triton 189TRX powered by a 150 hp Mercury outboard. Along with with contingency prize money, the duo earned a total of $29,525 in winnings.
(Feb 2, 2016 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has been named a top retailer in customer satisfaction by ForeSee, the pioneering leader in Voice of Customer solutions, for its excellence in mobile, web, and in-store customer experience.
Move regularly, change offerings often: you’ll crack midwinter’s code
(Feb 2, 2016 - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. ) Imagine your home growing darker by the day, to the point you haven’t seen sunlight in over a month. Moreover, your surroundings are growing colder by the day. In fact, it’s so frigid that your muscles have become rigid; to the point it’s all you can do to muster moving a few feet…even to eat. And you’re hungry.
Presented by Power-Pole Odell wins co-angler title
(Feb 1, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) Randy Childers of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Keowee presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Childers earned $4,271.
(Feb 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels will be the presenting sponsor for the first Elite Series event of 2016, set for March 17-20 in Palatka on Florida’s St. Johns River, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Houston Individual #1
(Feb 1, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) What a beautiful day on the water !!!! The first Anglers Quest Individual tournament of 2016 was a success !!!
(Jan 30, 2016 - Kissimmee. FL) A slim 2 ounces separated winner Wesley Strader and his closest challenger, Cody Detweiler, in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on the Kissimmee Chain.
University of Central Florida Wins FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake
(Jan 30, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) The University of Central Florida team of Hunter McKamey of Geneva, Tennessee, and Kyle Oliver of Winter Garden, Florida, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Crescent Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces.
Jerkbait Fishing Made Easy New suspending jerkbait available in three sizes
(Jan 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) A suspending jerkbait must do two things really well: be castable and deliver maximum action with minimal rod movement. Designed by legendary jerkbait angler David Fritts and B.A.S.S. Elite Pro Justin Lucas, the new Berkley® Cutter gives anglers a reason to believe in a jerkbait once again. Berkley Cutter jerkbaits possess qualities that pros rely on when fishing in colder waters.
Plano's New Weekend Series Tackle Bags Deliver Slick Good Looks, Exceptional Capability and Value To Working Anglers
(Jan 29, 2016 - Plano, IL) The new Weekend Series Tackle Bags are the largest in the Weekend Series and provide the greatest storage capacity and organizational capability. Available in staple 3600 and 3700 sizes, both bags incorporate a top-flap lid design that covers the main zippered compartment and bag front, providing ultra clean looks.
LLGF University April 29-May 1
(Jan 29, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 29-May 1, 2016 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.
(Jan 29, 2016 - Kissimmee. FL) Wesley Strader has moved into first place in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open with a game plan that seems to change by the hour.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Tulsa) Gene Larew's new Punch Out Craw soft-plastic lure is as versatile as the professional bass angler who designed it, Jacob Wheeler.
Berkley Launches Next Evolution Crankbait
(Jan 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The new floating Bad Shad offerings from Berkley® are a confidence builder when anglers are down to the wire and looking for a limit or a pay day. With an irresistible side roll and tail wag, the Bad Shad comes in size 5 measuring 2 inches long and size 7 measuring 2.75 inches long, diving to depths of down to 9 feet
(Jan 28, 2016 - OLD TOWN, MAINE ) It’s a perfect shoreline brimming with big bass. You could fish there all day. Your next personal best, you know, is waiting in that spot—if only you could get to it.
Future Angler Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser at National Professional Anglers Association Conference
(Jan 28, 2016 - Forestville, WI) Anglers and the sportfishing community recently gathered in the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and kicked off the major annual fundraiser for the Future Angler Foundation (FAF). This benefit banquet was sponsored by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats for the fourth consecutive year.
Underwater camera leader taps pro Bruce Samson, expands educational outreach
(Jan 28, 2016 - Crosslake, MN.) Apart from most angling electronics today, learning to use an Aqua-Vu underwater camera is simple. Deploy the optics and watch the screen. The fish you see through the lens are the same fish you strive to catch—no guesswork necessary. That said, the best anglers have learned to employ a full armada of electronics—sonar, GPS and underwater viewing—to gain the most complete aquatic perspective.
Proceeds from highly rated novel goes to wounded veterans’ program
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) One of the world’s most successful businessmen, avid fishermen, sports team owners and five-time author is making another stop on his book tour, Friday afternoon, January 29, in Morgantown, West Virginia.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic offers sportsmen and women, kids, and families interested in fishing the opportunity to enjoy 10 days filled with the latest fishing gear, tips, outdoor celebrities, giveaways, and more.
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) FLW anglers are already seeing the benefits of the company’s partnership with Costa Del Mar. FLW is pleased to announce today the details of the Costa FLW Rewards program, a contingency program designed to support the enthusiasm and brand loyalty of FLW anglers across the country.
Mercury-powered Under Armour Fishing Team beats the weather, claims season’s first Southern Kingfishey
(Jan 28, 2016 - Key West, FL) There’s an age-old theory in fishing: The biggest fish eat first.
2016 season kicks off Jan 30 on Sam Rayburn
(Jan 28, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as official sponsor for the 2016 season. The announcement comes as the TXTT prepares to kick-off the season this weekend on Sam Rayburn.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Kissimmee. FL) Team tournament partners Brad Knight and Wesley Strader got one big fish on the Kissimmee Chain and are neck and neck in the pro division after the first round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open Thursday.
(Jan 26, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) After losing out in a boat giveaway sponsored by an insurance company, Dennis Inman searched online for another contest to win a boat.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Many, LA) Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2016 on Toledo Bend Lake. For his victory, Pitt earned $4,872.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) It was a chilly start at the first Anglers Quest Team Tournament on Lake Houston. It turned out to be a beautiful day to be on the water. Twenty-two boats showed up to fish Saturday morning.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Peachtree, GA) Offshore anglers, commercial fishermen and workboat operators can rely on new Hella marine Sea Hawk-R floodlights to shine on in the harshest conditions.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Nominations for the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team opened today. Coaches, officials and others can nominate top high school anglers for the honor until Feb. 15.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Caleb Ramsey won the very first Rayburn Individual Tournament of 2016 with 21.74 lbs. His Big bass weighed 6.76 lbs. Caleb took home $530.00 for his day on the water at "Big Sam".
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Livigston, TX) There were 21 teams that came to fish the first Anglers Quest Livingston team Tournament of 2016. Donnie Luker & Jason Stovall brought 5 fish to the scales that went 19.67lbs., with the Biggest bass wieghing 8.34 lbs. they took home a total of $1,800.00 for their day on the water.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
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