Fishing & Boating News
(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.
Nashville’s McKinney wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - SPARTA, TN.) Randy Walden of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Center Hill Lake, presented by Power-Pole.
Tennessee’s Jones wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Ron Smith of Walton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament of 2016 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.
Edmond’s Edwards wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - Eufaula, OK.) Kyle Kitts of Joplin, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament of 2016 on Eufaula Lake, presented by Navionics.
Indiana’s Wilkinson wins FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Tourney on Ohio River Continental’s
Weisenburger wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - Lawranceburg, IN) Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament of 2016 on the Ohio River, presented by Power-Pole.
Pennsylvania’s Janerella wins FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Chesapeake Bay
Virginia’s Naron wins co-angler title
(May 23, 2016 - North East, MD) Adam Janerella of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament of 2016 on the Chesapeake Bay.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Billings, MT.
(May 23, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The Berkley Experience Trailer rolls through 2016 with 27 different locations. The next event is at the Scheels store in Billings, MT.
Kuyrkendall & Wilson win AOY honors
(May 23, 2016 - Lake Amistad, TX) Bass Champs 2016 season is quickly wrapping up, as the South Region held their final event on Amistad, May 21st. There were 145 teams fishing this final round for a portion of the purse valued at $46,400 a whopping 107% payback! Chris Smith & Brad Barrington pulled out the win with over 20 pounds, taking home over $25,000.
(May 23, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) While some collegiate anglers have already made the trip to Florence, Alabama, others are still traveling from around the nation, and even internationally. Thanks to Cabela's, competitors who qualified to fish in this year's national championship have the chance to stop by any Cabela's retail store along the way to and from the event to purchase any last minute items or to restock on the way home with an exclusive employee-pricing offer.
(May 22, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) The Fish are biting on lake Houston!!!! We had 18 boats show up that caught 16 limits, 80 fish, that totaled 199.68 lbs making the average fish weigh 2.49 lbs.
(May 22, 2016 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA) The Chico State University duo of Sean Huber and Travis Strain, both of Chico, California, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and qualified the team for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 22, 2016 - ) Charley Almassey of Oakley, California, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division event on the California Delta presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds, 1 ounce. For his win, Almassey earned $32,880.
(May 22, 2016 - Richmond, VA) Maurice Hudson and Sean Cummins of Penn State University lead wire-to-wire to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on the James River with a four-day total of 42 pounds, 14 ounces.
University of North Alabama Wins FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Event on Lake Guntersville
(May 22, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) The University of North Alabama duo of Lake Blasingame of Killen, Alabama, and Triston Crowder of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Guntersville Saturday with five bass weighing 27 pounds, 6 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and qualified the team for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(May 22, 2016 - Danridge, TN) After consecutive runner-up finishes at Douglas Lake, David Mullins now knows what it feels like to be a champion. Mullins stayed in first place all three days to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open.
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