Fishing & Boating News
Popular Amphibian and Salamander combos refreshed for the next generation of anglers
(Jul 14, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Increase youth involvement in fishing by investing in gear that's up for the challenge. Shakespeare® enjoys a rich history of producing gear that youth can handle with confidence, knowing it will last for years and deliver maximum performance. Shakespeare continues to do so by modernizing its popular Amphibian™ and Salamander™ line of youth combos.
(Jul 14, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI.) University of Minnesota’s Trevor Lo is Classic bound after defeating Texas A&M’s Josh Bensema in the final round of the 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Seres Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Jul 14, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The booming growth of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation program is gaining momentum with a new presenting sponsor joining the popular tournament program.
(Jul 14, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with a tournament on Saturday, July 25, when the Shenandoah division takes on the James River.
St. Croix steps outside the everyday bass cast and adds new Mojo Bass Fly miniseries
(Jul 13, 2015 - Park Falls, WI) Bass catching is a pastime of continuously making precision casts. If you’re unable to place your offering where “X” marks the spot every time, all you’re doing is bass fishing.
Two unique tangle-free light-tackle spinning reels, featured at tackle trade show
(Jul 13, 2015 - Orlando, FL) WaveSpin, the popular light-tackle spinning reel company with the patented and award-winning tangle-free spool technology launched a decade ago by the late celebrated angler Doug Hannon, is featuring its two newest innovations at the ICAST trade show July 13–15. The Vision 65, the largest reel in the line, joins the smaller Legend 250 introduced last year as the top end pair of WaveSpin’s quality lineup. Both carry two-year warranties.
Built to accommodate today's compact reels and braided lines
(Jul 13, 2015 - Columbia, SC) PENN® revamped the already-successful Carnage™ rod family making way for the introduction of the new Carnage II rods. Today's reels are smaller in terms of both physical dimensions, as well as overall weight.
Berkley hardbaits deliver professional quality and actions
(Jul 13, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Berkley® Hardbaits are new for 2016, but the concept began four years ago. Transforming the idea from napkin scribbles into action required the creation of sophisticated CAD designs and intricate molds to form an engineering facility rivaling any high-tech facility found around the world. Next, America's best bass pros tested them on some of the toughest lakes they could find.
(Jul 13, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI.) The hundreds of collegiate anglers who competed in the 2015 season have been whittled down to just two as Trevor Lo of University of Minnesota and Josh Bensema of Texas A&M University advance to the final round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket.
Jacques wins co-angler title
(Jul 13, 2015 - TRENTON, MI.) Heath Wagner of Angola, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River presented by Navionics. For his victory, Wagner earned $3,592.
FLW to Hold Press Conference in Orlando on Thursday, July 17 at 4 p.m. ET
(Jul 13, 2015 - Orlando, FL.) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will announce host locations and dates for the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour regular season dates during a press conference scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 4 p.m. EST during ICAST 2015 held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Sukowatey wins co-angler title
(Jul 13, 2015 - WINNECONNE, WI.) Ryan Doty of East Dubuque, Illinois, weighed three bass totaling 9 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament on the Wolf River Chain. For his victory, Doty earned $4,507.
Abu Garcia Villain 2.0 gets super charged
(Jul 13, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Abu Garcia® gives anglers the advantage needed when it counts the most - on the water. The new Villain™ 2.0 from Abu Garcia is superior in construction, sensitivity and rod components to its older self. It is an entirely new rod, but with the same trusted name.
(Jul 13, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Berkley® continues to produce the best baits in an effort to propel its dedicated pro staff to victory. With lighter presentations becoming the norm, Berkley PowerBait® introduces something new to give anglers the advantage in finesse fishing: the Shaky Snake.
Get a glimpse at newest gear Wednesday, July 15 at 10 am EDT
(Jul 13, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Each year the fishing industry descends upon the ICAST Show to preview and display the newest gear. It doesn't matter if it is hooks, line, tools or baits, the ICAST Show has it all. This year, Berkley is rolling out some show stopping material.
(Jul 12, 2015 - Onalaska, TX) HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!! It was hot Saturday on Lake Livingston but some still managed to catch 'em..... Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell, the AQ Livingston Anglers Of the Year won it with 16.78 lbs. They received the winning check for $1360.00.
(Jul 12, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI.) Soon after Texas A&M University’s bass fishing team was crowned champions in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, the top finalists went back to work Sunday in a quest for another trophy.
(Jul 11, 2015 - LAKEVIEW, Ohio) The Miami University of Ohio team of Chris Bulaw of Wheaton, Illinois, and Josh Prephan of Perrysburg, Ohio, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event on Indian Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces.
(Jul 11, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI) On a tough final day Josh Bensema and Matthew McArdle of Texas A&M University needed only two bass weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces to claim the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Jul 11, 2015 - RICHMOND, VA.) Chris Dillow couldn’t match the 20-pound bag that Boyd Duckett brought to the scales on the first day of this year’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #1, but he never faltered. Dillow caught 19 pounds, 2 ounces of James River bass Saturday to bring his three-day total to 50-12, enabling him to defeat his closest challenger by a margin of more than 9 pounds.
(Jul 10, 2015 - Mt. Pleasant, SC ) When boaters want to combine acoustics and style, they turn to Prospec Electronics' Infinity by Harman line. This popular brand's best-selling INFPRV350, INFPRV250 and INF622MB make pairing the best receiver with the right speaker simple.
(Jul 10, 2015 - Old Towne, Maine) Old Town has expanded their lineup with the new Loon Angler kayak. This one-of-a-kind fishing craft is an evolution of Old Town’s original and extremely popular Loon that made its debut 20 years ago. Old Town will unveil their new Loon Angler at ICAST 2015, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.
Abu Garcia delivers all-around performance in Revo Spinning
(Jul 10, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Top-end performance is the defining characteristic of every Abu Garcia® product. Since introducing the Revo® spinning reel to the world in 2009, Abu Garcia has given anglers a decisive advantage each time a Revo spinning reel is deployed on the water.
New FRABILL Stow Series Gear Easily The Best Packable Raingear
(Jul 10, 2015 - Plano, IL) Wikipedia defines a raincoat as, “A waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain. A rain jacket may be combined with a pair of rain pants to make a rain suit.” (My times have changed….citing Wikipedia as an “official” source of information.)
(Jul 10, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Saltwater anglers prefer to blend into their surroundings. Look at their boats, clothing and equipment: each is designed to outwit wary fish, so why expect anything else from braided line? The new SpiderWire® Stealth® Blue Camo Braid™ blends into blue-water surroundings to give saltwater anglers an added advantage.
(Jul 10, 2015 - RICHMOND, Va.) As other pros struggled with tides that didn’t act the way the tide chart dictated, Waynesboro, Va., pro Chris Dillow “just went fishing” and leapfrogged yesterday’s leader Boyd Duckett to take the lead in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate on the James River.
Berkley hooks are engineered to be sharpest on the market
(Jul 10, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Bass anglers understand the importance of sharp hooks, though most don't practice their hook sharpening skills often enough. The new Berkley® Fusion19™ hooks give novice and avid anglers the sharpest hooks that stay sharper longer than any other on the market.
(Jul 10, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI.) Tyler Rivet and Allyson Marcel of Nicholls State University hauled in 8 pounds, 7 ounces on Friday to vault from eighth place and into the second-round lead of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(Jul 10, 2015 - STEVENS POINT, WI.) The Aggies of Texas A&M University brought in only 8 pounds, 1 ounce of bass Thursday, but that was enough to lead the first round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Over 100% payback plus significant boat and engine contingency available
(Jul 9, 2015 - Mountain Home, AR) Competitive walleye anglers will converge at Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 24-25 for the final regular-season event of the 2015 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100% payback.
(Jul 9, 2015 - RICHMOND, VA.) The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Opens presented by Allstate are supposed to provide anglers with a respite from the summertime heat of the Deep South, but on Thursday, the first day of the season-opening tournament on the James River, the temperature hit a steamy and humid high of 97 degrees.
(Jul 9, 2015 - Lawrenceburg, IN) The Walmart BFL tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek slated for July 11 has been rescheduled to August 29 due to extremely high water levels. All takeoff and weigh-in locations and times will remain the same. Anglers will takeoff and weigh-in at the Lawrenceburg City Ramp, located at Tanner’s Creek Drive in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
(Jul 7, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with five tournaments on Saturday, July 18. The Buckeye division takes on the Ohio River, the Illini division heads to Rend Lake, the Music City division navigates Old Hickory Lake, the Northeast division competes on Oneida Lake, and the Piedmont division stops at the James River.
St. Croix makes “the best” even better by overhauling flagship freshwater rod series
(Jul 6, 2015 - Park Falls, WI) In 1957, automotive engineer Ed Cole created Chevrolet’s now classic car design. Also in ‘57, American guitar manufacturer Fender moved from ash to alder Stratocaster guitar bodies.
(Jul 2, 2015 - RICHMOND, Va.) Virginia’s historic James River will host the first 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate from July 9-11, and the timing couldn’t be better. Earlier this year, various local tournaments have produced an unprecedented number of large fish — 8-, 9- and even 10-pounders.
(Jul 2, 2015 - Tulsa, Ok) Gene Larew Lures has acquired Crappie Pro, a popular crappie fishing brand known for its quality jig heads featuring horizontal balancing, super sharp hooks and durable color finishes.
(Jul 2, 2015 - Islamorada, FL.) For the fifth consecutive year, the Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys / University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) Celebrity Dolphin Tournament, hosted by Randal Hill and Andre Johnson, was one of the largest fishing event in the Florida Keys.
Bonfire Beach Bash & Tournament at Old Bahama Bay Leaves a Sizable Community Footprint in the West End
(Jul 1, 2015 - WEST END, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND) Partying pirates, a junkanoo celebration topped with a burning wahoo beach bonfire, fisherman hoisting catches, checks and trophies, and more than $4,000 donated to a local school and business artisans is just how Guy Harvey would describe a successful fishing tournament.
New HELIX™ 7 boasts amazing features and brightest 7-inch fishfinder screen yet
(Jul 1, 2015 - EUFAULA, AL.) This year the Humminbird HELIX™ 5 shattered all expectations for features and price, literally selling out at retailers across the globe. As anglers hit the water with HELIX, feedback was consistently positive … even passionate.
Murray State University Claims Second and Tennessee Tech University Takes Third
(Jul 1, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas) The University of North Alabama (UNA) landed their second consecutive Cabela's School of the Year Title with a season destined for victory. The UNA team, compiled of over forty members, kept the Cabela's School of the Year race as top priority for the season and through their hard work, commitment and dedication, they are once again crowned as the Cabela's School of the Year.
(Jul 1, 2015 - LAKEVIEW, Ohio) FLW College Fishing is headed to Indian Lake July 11 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 in the Northern Conference Championship tournament.
(Jun 30, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with three tournaments on Saturday, July
(Jun 30, 2015 - ) The TX Shootout on Sam Rayburn, presented by Bass Champs, was a huge success and the competition was tight. It was the 1st Annual event, and 238 teams signed up for a chance to win a portion of over $100,000 paid to the top teams. The top 29 teams received checks, and the winners enjoyed a whopping $50,000 payday!
(Jun 30, 2015 - FOND DU LAC, WI) Despite a somewhat soggy summer to date, a free fishing trip for veterans that was organized by the Mercury Marine Military Veterans Network and the Fond du Lac chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries was held Saturday under sunny skies and on smooth water.
INGENIOUS PLANO A-SERIES QUICKTOP TACKLE BAGS DOMINATE THE TACKLE STORAGE HIERARCHY
(Jun 30, 2015 - Plano, IL) Plano revolutionized the tackle storage business over 60 years ago with the creation of the first molded plastic tackle box.
(Jun 30, 2015 - BROADDUS, TX) The Broaddus High School team of Hunter Curry and Josh Russell brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 33 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the 2015 Texas State High School Fishing American Legion Sam Rayburn OPEN on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Sickle wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - ) David Lauer of McConnelsville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2015 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Lauer earned $6,289.
Jester wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Cory Johnston of Cavan, Ontario, Canada, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2015 on 1000 Islands. For his victory, Johnston earned $5,632.
Maxwell wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Craig Hipsher of Benton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2015 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Hipsher earned $4,385.
Stephens wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI.) Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Michigan, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2015 on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Dobson earned $5,804.
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