Fishing & Boating News
Fin-Wing gets new state-of-the-art glow-in-the-dark for after-hours and dark water fishing
(May 19, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) The sundial ticks. Mere days remain and the first day of summer will be upon us. The few weeks leading up to the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—are glorious for anglers. There's more time to cast, troll and jig, even after putting in a full eight at the daily grind.
Funds help establish new or expand existing High School Fishing clubs
(May 19, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Foundation has announced the availability of grants to Student Angler Federation (SAF)-affiliated high school fishing clubs in Florida of up to $500 per school to establish new or expand existing clubs. The grants are offered via a two-year initiative with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Tuesday Series #9
(May 19, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) Tommy Brooks & Lance Lyles win with 5 fish that weighed 10.69 lbs. They also caught the biggest bass of the evening a nice 2.76 lb'er. Tommy & Lance won a total of $460.00 for just 3 hours of fishing.
How Humminbird pro Kevin VanDam cracked Toledo Bend’s big bass code
(May 18, 2016 - Eufaula, AL.) Bass fishing is a lot like any sport. Fall into a slump and critics crawl out of the woodwork. And with today’s multitude of media, there are way too many opinions flying around – most of all the realm of social media, where everyone’s an expert.
(May 18, 2016 - Many, LA) During Sunday’s final round of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend, Hank Cherry of Maiden, N.C., landed a 14-inch bass that was easily one of his smallest fish of the week to that point.
Murray State University and the University of Alabama Bass Teams Grasp Second and Third Respectively
(May 18, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) Heading into the final stretch of the Cabela's School of the Year race, it is McKendree University sitting on top of the rankings, closely followed by Murray State University in second and the University of Alabama in third.
(May 18, 2016 - Paris Landing, TN) Predicted near-perfect conditions turned into anything but. However, that didn’t deter the husband/wife team of Frank and Connie Fisher, of Clarksville, from braving the cool, windy conditions and choppy water to capture the 22nd Annual Governors Bass Tournament, held Saturday, at Kentucky Lake.
(May 18, 2016 - Decatur, AL) The Fort Payne High School duo of Brody and Grant Robison brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Alabama State Championship on Wheeler Lake.
Lawrence County High School wins Kentucky High School Athletic Association Championship on Kentucky Lake
(May 18, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Lawrence County team of Eric Price and Noah West brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale last weekend, beating out 63 other teams to win the 2016 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake.
(May 18, 2016 - Stevens Point. WI) Clair and Raffe Hulce and the rest of the field battled heavy wind and frigid temps at the Wisconsin River Series presented by Minnkota, Humminbird and the Stevens Point Brewery opening Series qualifier on the Stevens Point Flowage!
(May 17, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Mike Shurley, a police officer from Diboll, Texas, will get to share a boat with the reigning Bassmaster Classic champion next month as the winner of the Fish with Edwin Evers Sweepstakes.
Cecil/Clandestine claim second Team of the Year title
(May 17, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Ricky Campbell and Donnie Robinson walked away with a prize package worth more than $51,000 for winning the championship event of the 2016 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's on May 15 on Lake Ray Roberts. The anglers' winnings included a fully rigged Ranger Z519 with a 225HP outboard, an additional $1,650 of Anglers Advantage cash and the $635 Big Bass Award for a total prize package worth $51,785.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Minot, N.D.
(May 16, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Scheels store in Minot, N.D.
McCoy wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - KODAK, TN.) Travis Lilly of Bluff City, TN, weighed a 5-bass limit totaling 20 lbs, 13 ozs, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake.
Forsee wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - SALISBURY, N.C) Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake presented by Navionics.
(May 16, 2016 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces its Lew's Ozarks Fishing Museum will open Thursday, May 19, with a public ceremony scheduled and several fishing celebrities confirmed to attend. The museum is located in Lew's corporate headquarters, 3031 N. Martin Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Nicely wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Columbus, OH) Eddie Armstrong of West Point, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division of 2016 on Columbus Pool.
Delong wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Grove,OK.) Jeffrey Smith of Knob Noster, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Grand Lake presented by Navionics.
Thomas wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - Bloomington, IN) James Pickett of Trafalgar, Indiana, weighed four bass totaling 14 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Monroe presented by Navionics.
Pettit wins co-angler title
(May 16, 2016 - ) Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River presented by Power-Pole.
(May 15, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) Thankful that the rains held off till after weigh-in. The 15 Anglers took off at 6:00 am and caught a total of 10 limits, 65 fish and a total of 140.63 pounds.
(May 15, 2016 - Lake Livingston, TX) Congradulations to Jeff Stanley & Jimmy Emmons Jr. on their first place win on Lake Livingston, Saturday May 14, 2016. Jeff & Jimmy brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed 16.18 lbs. They recived the first place check of $1,420.00.
(May 15, 2016 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Industry leaders gather in Washington D.C. to discuss top legislative issues
(May 14, 2016 - ) During the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) annual spring Government Affairs Committee meeting, recreational fishing industry leaders met with Members of Congress, federal agencies and the Obama Administration to advocate for one of the nation’s most popular outdoor sports. The meeting, held in conjunction with the American Boating Congress, was held May 10-11, in Washington, D.C.
Great Lakes bass angler honored for his decades of contributions
(May 14, 2016 - Flippin. AR) The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame recently selected longtime Ranger Pro Steve Clapper for enshrinement into the hall. Clapper is a legend among big-water anglers and his influence on bass anglers in the North still resonates today. The awards committee selected Clapper for his lasting impact and contributions to the sport of freshwater fishing.
(May 14, 2016 - KUTTAWA, Ky.) The McKendree University team of Trent Robinson and Jordan Ledbetter, both of Carlyle, Illinois, won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on Lake Barkley Saturday with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 14, 2016 - Rogersville, AL) Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale on Wheeler Lake presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Dortch took home $40,000.
(May 14, 2016 - Many,La) Kevin VanDam continued his charge toward a possible wire-to-wire victory in the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend with a Saturday catch of 24 pounds, 12 ounces that pushed his four-day total to 74-12.
(May 14, 2016 - Danridge, TN) Douglas Lake won’t be like its old self when the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open is held May 19-21. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the second tournament of the 2016 season
(May 14, 2016 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Winnebago, May 26-27, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the second tournament of the 2016 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
(May 14, 2016 - Many,La) The biggest thing Kevin VanDam has caught so far this week has been himself.
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Weekend Offers Angling Education and Tournament in St. Augustine Aug. 13-14, 2016
(May 11, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Women are invited to tackle fishing skills and enter a fun fishing tournament at the Northeast Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University August 13-14.
Longtime Ranger Boats dealer joins the ranks of "Legendary Organizations"
(May 11, 2016 - Flppin, AR) Ranger Boats congratulates Frankie's Marine on their recent induction into the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota. The longtime Ranger dealer joins the ranks of "Legendary Organizations." The enshrinement recognizes Frankie's Marine for their positive impact on Minnesota's sport fishing industry.
(May 11, 2016 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA) FLW College Fishing is headed to the California Delta May 21 for the final stop of 2016 in the Western 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.
(May 11, 2016 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA) The Costa FLW Series is headed to the California Delta May 19-21 for a tournament presented by Power-Pole when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the final stop of 2016 in the Western Division.
(May 11, 2016 - ) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Mars Petcare to feature the PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs and PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ treats brands.
(May 11, 2016 - Columbus, OH) The Graham High School duo of cousins Rocky and Tanner Jordan brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Ohio State Championship on Alum Creek Reservoir.
Austin Peay State University Governors Bass TournamentC
(May 11, 2016 - Clarksville, TN.) With a near-perfect weather forecast in hand, the 22nd annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament will cast off Saturday from Paris Landing, Tennessee State Park, on Kentucky Lake.
Elshout & Price win $20,000 AND Anglers of the Year
(May 9, 2016 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX/LA) You couldn't have asked for a more perfect day to be on the water for the wrap up of Bass Champs' East Region event on Toledo Bend on May 7, 2016 out of Cypress Bend Marina. 244 teams fished for a portion of the nearly $69,000 purse to be paid out in this last push for Anglers of the Year title.
The Yamaha V MAX SHO® Demo Tour is coming to Many, La. for the fifth Bassmaster® Elite series tournament
(May 9, 2016 - Many, LA) Yamaha Marine is pleased to announce new mechanical control versions of its legendary 225- and 250-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards. The Yamaha V MAX SHO® Demo Tour is coming to Many, La. for the fifth Bassmaster® Elite series tournament of the season.
Pipkin wins co-angler title
(May 9, 2016 - MARBURY, Md) Wally Szuba of Cary, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds even Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the Potomac River presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Szuba took home $5,121.
Rushing wins co-angler title
(May 9, 2016 - MONTICELLO, Ky.) J.B. King of Byrdstown, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, King took home $5,972.
Cook wins co-angler title
(May 9, 2016 - CLANTON, L,) David Millsaps of Ranger, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Mitchell. For his victory, Millsaps took home $6,414.
Eubanks wins co-angler title
(May 9, 2016 - MUSKOGEE, Okla.) Christopher Jones of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Jones took home $6,263.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Many, La. C
(May 9, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the BASS Elite Series event in Many, La.
Georgia rookie wins by 3-pound, 1-ounce margin, Wins $100,000
(May 8, 2016 - FLORENCE, AL) Just six months ago pro Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Georgia, was an accomplished Costa FLW Series angler that daydreamed of competing against the best anglers in the world on the Walmart FLW Tour.
Georgia Rookie to start Final Day with 14-pound, 11-ounce Advantage
(May 7, 2016 - FLORENCE, AL) Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to extend his lead to more than 14 pounds after day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross’ three-day total of 69-7 make him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to 10 in the four-day tournament that features 163 of the world’s best anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(May 6, 2016 - Danridge, TN) Canadian angler Mark Cavanaugh caught his winning bag of largemouth within the first half hour of fishing this morning to win the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
California’s Diffey Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(May 6, 2016 - FLORENCE, AL) Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces Friday to extend his lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross now brings an 8-pound, 13-ounce lead into day three of the four-day tournament that features 163 of the world’s best anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(May 6, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) The disqualification of Luke Clausen of Otis Orchards, Wash., from the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Wheeler Lake, Alabama, last week, has been upheld by an appeals panel.
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