Fishing & Boating News
Ledge-Fishing Shootout Sets Stage for Dramatic Championship Sunday
(Jun 11, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky) The Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine will come down to a nail-biting finish Sunday – six anglers known for their Tennessee River prowess competing alongside four of the most versatile fisherman in the country. The event that started with 162 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the country has now been trimmed to 10 as the anglers compete for the title of Kentucky Lake champion and the top prize of $125,000.
(Jun 11, 2016 - Durant, OK) Bassmaster Elite Series pros and the nation’s best high school anglers fished side-by-side Saturday in the second annual Bassmaster High School All-American event, as part of the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Chocotaw Casino and Resort.
Nicholasville’s Horton Wins Co-angler Title, $25,000
(Jun 10, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky) Terry Bolton of Paducah, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Friday to take the lead after Day Two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine. Bolton will bring a 2-pound advantage into day three of the four-day competition that features 162 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Georgia’s Wood tops co-anglers
(Jun 10, 2016 - CADIZ, Ky.) Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, extended his lead on Day Two of the BFL All-American on Lake Barkley with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, good for a two-day cumulative of 10 bass weighing 33-2. The tournament now heads into the final day of competition with the boater and co-angler fields being cut to the final 10 in the three-day event.
(Jun 10, 2016 - Durant, OK) Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., bounced back to reclaim the lead today after bringing 17 pounds, 5 ounces to the scale during the semi-final round of GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino and Resort at Lake Texoma.
(Jun 10, 2016 - Ardmore, OK) John Ledet and Justin Cooper credited the last fish they caught on Thursday for putting them in the lead on the second day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the third tournament of the 2016 season
(Jun 10, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Green Bay, June 23-24, at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for the third tournament of the 2016 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
(Jun 9, 2016 - Durant, OK) “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.” Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., uttered those words immediately after he weighed in a 20-pound, 2-ounce limit to take the lead Thursday during the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino and Resort at Lake Texoma.
Mississippi’s Allen paces co-anglers
(Jun 9, 2016 - ) Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, took the early lead at the BFL All-American on Lake Barkley with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces. Lawyer will begin Day Two of the three-day competition with a 1-pound, 2-ounce lead over second-place angler Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, who weighed in five bass totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces.
Kentucky’s Horton Leads Co-Anglers
(Jun 9, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) After winning the Forrest Wood Cup last season, pro angler Brad Knight has been in a bit of a slump. In the four regular-season events held since, Knight has had an average finish of 79th place and cashed just one paycheck. This week at the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine, Knight looks to be breaking out of that slump.
(Jun 9, 2016 - Ardmore, OK) Shallow and deep. That’s how the largemouth and smallmouth bass are getting caught at Lake Murray, a 5,700-acre impoundment in southern Oklahoma.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Durant, OK) Flooded shorelines and muddy water didn’t stop some Bassmaster Elite Series pros from finding big bass during the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino and Resort at Lake Texoma.
Arkansas angler qualifies for 2017 Elite Series
(Jun 8, 2016 - Floppin,AR) Ranger Boats Pro Mark Rose won the Bassmaster Southern Open Angler of the Year title. The angler's 579 points accrued from competing in the three Southern Open events gave him the title and qualifies Rose for the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is proud to announce the first five awards as part of the FLW Foundation Florida High School Fishing grant program.
(Jun 8, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) After winning the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, Auburn University won a wealth of prizes, including a $5,000 check for their 44lb limit. Thanks to the great incentive programs that the Association of Collegiate Anglers offers competitors, the Auburn University team of Mitchell Jennings and Cole Burdeshaw were able to pocket an additional $2,000 in contingency money.
Fountain Valley Junior Bass Club wins Colorado State High School Fishing Championship on Pueblo Reservoir
(Jun 8, 2016 - PUEBLO, CO.) The Fountain Valley Junior Bass Club duo of Jordan Evans and Robbie Gonzales, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10.76 pounds to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Colorado State Championship on the Pueblo Reservoir. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Western Conference championship on Lake Havasu in Havasu City, Arizona, on Oct. 14-15.
(Jun 8, 2016 - LAFOLLETTE, TN.) The Grace Christian Academy duo of Spencer Peters and Austin Kirby brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Tennessee State Championship on Norris Lake. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions, a $10,000 scholarship to Bryan College and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky, on September 16-17.
(Jun 8, 2016 - Durant, OK) The plan going into the GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort was to have the 108 anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series launch at the Spillway Ramp on the Texas side of the lake and motor across to East Burns Run in Oklahoma for traditional morning takeoffs.
(Jun 7, 2016 - Marbury, MD) The Costa FLW Series is headed to the Potomac River June 16-18 for a tournament presented by Plano when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Northern Division.
Big Bass Earns Power-Pole Award at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's
(Jun 7, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's is known for its big payouts, and when the event is held on a big bass factory such as Pickwick Lake, this event is also known for its big bags of fish. University of Dubuque's Austin Brimeyer was able to cash in on both aspects as he brought in the biggest bass of the event to the scales on Day 2.
(Jun 7, 2016 - Kingsport, TN) Knife manufacturer Taylor Brands announces its Old Timer Father's Day 2016 "Fish with Tommy Biffle" Sweepstakes.
Sloan & Hawkins wrap up AOY honors.
(Jun 6, 2016 - Lake Tawkoni, TX) Water, water everywhere as Bass Champs North Region anglers hit Lake Tawakoni for the final open team event of the season June 4, 2016. It was the final push in the Anglers of the Year race as well as fishing for a portion of this 99% payback event, with over $56,000 in prize money to be won. Father and son Ronnie and Jeff Norris reeled in the only sack over 20 pounds to win over $20,000!
Ball wins co-angler title
(Jun 6, 2016 - MORRISTOWN, TN) Brant Grimm of Church Hill, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament of 2016 on Cherokee Lake. For his victory, Grimm took home $6,159.
White wins co-angler title
(Jun 6, 2016 - Flowood, MS) Timmy Smith of Petal, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Smith took home $5,103.
Hunt wins co-angler title
(Jun 6, 2016 - CAMDEN, S.C) Chuck Howard of Elloree, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Wateree. For his victory, Howard took home $5,718.
(Jun 6, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Polaris Industries Inc., a leading powersports manufacturer. The partnership will offer the Minnesota-based brand the opportunity to directly connect with the millions of outdoor and fishing fanatics that FLW reaches through their tournaments and promotional platforms.
Williams wins co-angler title
(Jun 6, 2016 - Williamsburg, VA.) Derek Brown of Charlottesville, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the James and Chickahominy rivers presented by Navionics. For his victory, Brown took home $4,729.
Tierney wins co-angler title
(Jun 6, 2016 - Hot) Quincy Houchin of Mabelvale, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Ouachita presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Houchin took home $3,386.
(Jun 6, 2016 - MARBURY, Md) The Slippery Rock University team of Logan Pollman of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, and Tyler Sheppard of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event on the Potomac River Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
AQ Rayburn Team #5S
(Jun 6, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Rusty Clark & Cory Rambo won the Anglers Quest team tournament at Rayburn this past Saturday. They caught a limit that weighed a whopping 28.78 lbs.
(Jun 6, 2016 - ) Tennessee angler Skylar Hamilton won the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River by the slimmest margin possible.
(Jun 1, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers is teaming up once again with OPTIMA Batteries and a new partner, B.A.S.S., with live coverage on Bassmaster.com, to give deserving Purple Heart veterans a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in the OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour presented by General Tire.
Tournament pays more than $375,000 to competitors
(Jun 1, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Pro-angler Robert Bruegger, of Wabasha, Minnesota, brought in a two-day total of 42.53 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Lake Winnebago event for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on May 27.
(May 31, 2016 - Forestville, WI) FishUSA, located just outside of Erie, PA, has become the first fishing tackle retailer to partner with the NPAA. FishUSA is owned by FishUSA, Inc., a privately-held company based in Fairview, PA, along the shores of Lake Erie. Their employees are enthusiastic anglers dedicated to serving their customers.
Anglers' strong finish at championship vault them into first
(May 31, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Russell Cecil, of Willis, Texas, and Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, Texas, won the Texas Team Trail Lucas Oil Team of the Year Award for a second time following a strong 2016 season. The anglers became the first ever two-time winners and will receive custom rings and paid entry fees for the 2017 TXTT season, courtesy of Lucas Oil.
The University of North Alabama Claims Fourth and Fifth at the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
(May 31, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) As Florence, Alabama's hometown favorite, the University of North Alabama, claimed fourth and fifth places this past week in the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's on Pickwick Lake.
(May 28, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) Day 2 of the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's brought high winds, scattered schools of bass, and among many other things, a National Championship title for Auburn University.
(May 27, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) After Day 1 of the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, it is clear that the SEC came to play for keeps.
(May 27, 2016 - Durant, OK) Thousands of fishing fans are expected to gather in Durant, Okla., to celebrate summer during the third annual GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest presented by Choctaw Casino Resort June 8-12.
(May 27, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) The team of Greg Crawford and Rick Diaz ( Lake Houston Tire ), came in with 5 fish that weighed 13.02 lbs. And they had the biggest bass of the evening, a nice 4.44 lb'er. They won a total of $630.00......not bad for 3 hours of fishing.
(May 26, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The fifth tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, returns to Kentucky Lake June 9-12 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine.
$120,000 top prize, coveted spot in 2016 Forrest Wood Cup on the line
(May 26, 2016 - CADIZ, Ky.) Now in its 33rd year, the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will visit Lake Barkley in Cadiz, Kentucky, June 9-11, and will host the nation’s top 49 boaters and top 49 co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit. Anglers will cast for cash prizes of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division, plus an opportunity to compete for bass fishing’s top prize – the Forrest Wood Cup – Aug. 4-7 on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama.
(May 26, 2016 - Muskogee, OK) Several areas on the Arkansas River are likely to produce bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open June 2-4, but the best spots could be wherever the competitors find spawning shad.
(May 26, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) With the last day of practice in the books for the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's, anglers headed over to the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Alabama for a night full of camaraderie, free gear from the industry's top companies and manufacturers, seminars from the legends of the sport, and a free meal presented by Ranger Boats!
(May 25, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Berkeley Springs High School recently won the 2016 High School Fishing Club Challenge. The Berkley challenge saw over 3,200 active participants (double over last year) and 239 high schools across 38 states represented. As the newly crowned champions, Berkeley Springs High School in Berkeley, W.V., will receive $4,500 in prizes for the entire club.
Fishing League Worldwide to give away Quaker State® Designed, Jimmy Houston-Inspired 50th Anniversary Truck
(May 25, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, announced today that they have partnered with premier sponsor Quaker State® to give away a Jimmy Houston-inspired Quaker State Truck customized by Tommy Pike Customs. The truck winner will be selected on Oct. 31, 2016 and the sweepstakes is open to all FLW fans who are 21 years of age or older that sign up before the drawing date.
(May 24, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Unveils 2017 Schedule!
Matt Herren’s TTBC victory closes out great week at Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL
(May 24, 2016 - Frisco, TX) Matt Herren, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Alabama, won the 10th annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which was an integral part of the Toyota Texas Fest (TTF) presented by JBL, held May 20-22 in Frisco with fishing on Lake Ray Roberts north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
(May 24, 2016 - MARBURY, Md) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Potomac River June 4 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Northern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
Strong mix of popular venues for upcoming season
(May 24, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2017 schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament bass lakes in the country.
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