Fishing & Boating News
(Apr 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High school students from across the country have been named to the 2016 class of Bassmaster High School All-State anglers. Students are selected for the honor based on their competition success, academics, leadership and community service.
(Apr 7, 2016 - Jacksonville, TX) Here are two topics for your information. First, there is a paddling opportunity this weekend with the opening of the Chandler Upper Neches Paddling Trail. We were asked to give comments related to recreational use of certain waters in East Texas to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
(Apr 7, 2016 - ) Spring is a time of transition, both for fish and the anglers that pursue them. Walleyes transition from their deep winter haunts to shallow, wind-driven or current swept hard-bottom areas, responding to changes in water temperature and moon phase that trigger the spawning process.
(Apr 6, 2016 - Las Vegas. NV) An emotionally charged day lifted Bill Brown of Utah into the lead at the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors event underway on Lake Mead.
Tuesday Night - Lake Houston#3
(Apr 6, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Number 3 of the AQ Tuesday nights on Lake Houston was tough. There were 18 boats that showed up to fish our 3 hour tournament.
(Apr 6, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Locations of the final two events in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series schedule — the Wild Card tournament and the national championship — have been decided, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Apr 5, 2016 - Jasper, IN) The Tipton High School duo of Chad Mauck and Jaret Wampner brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Indiana State Championship on Patoka Lake. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on September 23-24.
(Apr 5, 2016 - Lake Ray Roberts, TX) What a day on Ray Roberts as 267 North Region Bass Champs teams converged April 2nd to fish for a portion of the purse of over $79,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded in this 101% payback event. Jerry Olds of Arlington, TX and Jason May of Grand Prairie blew the field away catching more than 28 pounds of bass, taking home over $20,000 in winnings.
Insights from BASS Elite Pro Matt Herren
(Apr 4, 2016 - Eufaula, AL.) Spring is in the air, and with it comes the most enjoyable season for fishing. As everything comes alive, hungry bass take note, prowling the shallows in preparation for the spawn. Step one on their list is to eat everything in sight, and bass anglers enjoy taking advantage of the gluttony.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for fourth TXTT event of 2016
(Apr 4, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its final regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, April 16, at Lake Texoma. The fishery straddles the Texas/Oklahoma border and offers anglers great opportunities for big bass.
Many ways to win this unique contest that starts now
(Apr 4, 2016 - Columbia, SC) It doesn't matter if it's friendly or for a check, Berkley anglers are always looking for ways to catch more fish. Berkley is offering all anglers a chance to live out the dream of competitive fishing through the Berkley Fantasy Fish Camp contest that is currently underway.
(Apr 4, 2016 - HENDERSON, Nev.) Jacob Wall of the University of Oregon bass fishing team took home the title of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Mead with a three-day total of 42 pounds — and he did it without benefit of a partner in the team tournament.
Denney wins co-angler title
(Apr 4, 2016 - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.) Frank Jordan Jr. of Bainbridge, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Sinclair. For his victory, Jordan took home $4,575.
Konopacki wins co-angler title
(Apr 4, 2016 - Birdseye, IN) Calvin Davidson of Plainfield, Indiana, weighed in four bass totaling 16 pounds even Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament of 2016 on Patoka Lake. For his victory, Davidson took home $6,652.
Kendrick wins co-angler title
(Apr 4, 2016 - ) Michael Belter of Reidsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament of 2016 on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Belter took home $6,514.
Brady wins co-angler title
(Apr 4, 2016 - Bristol,TN) Tim Hicks of Kingsport, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament of 2016 on South Holston Reservoir. For his victory, Hicks took home $7,119.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
(Apr 4, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) It was windy and rough, but that didn't stop 21 teams from showing up to fish the Anglers Quest Team Event this past Saturday April 2,2016.
Rusty Clark and Cory Rambo, our 2015 Anglers of the Year, came in a solid second
(Apr 4, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Sunday, April 3rd 2016, started out at a chilly 42 degrees. But didn't stop 34 fishermen from coming out to fish Big Sam. There were 17 teams who entered to fish the fourth AQ team event of the year on Sam Rayburn.
Newberry, Lebrun Tie for Win at FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Harrison wins co-angler title
(Apr 4, 2016 - Brookeland, TX) Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas, and Nick Lebrun of Bossier City, Louisiana, each weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to share top honors at the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Power-Pole. For their efforts, both earned $3,373, with Newberry adding another $3,845 in bonuses.
(Apr 4, 2016 - Henderson,NV) Gunnar Stanton and Gunner Campbell of the Northern Arizona bass fishing team maintain their lead after catching 10 pounds, 15 ounces on Day 2 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Mead. They have a two-day total of 26-14 as they head into the final frame on Monday.
New suspending jerkbait available in three sizes
(Mar 31, 2016 - Columbia, SC) A suspending jerkbait must do three things really well: be castable, suspend 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.
(Apr 2, 2016 - Henderson,NV) Gunnar Stanton and Gunner Campbell of the Northern Arizona University bass fishing team claimed a hefty first-round lead over their nearest rivals Saturday in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional on Lake Mead.
(Apr 2, 2016 - JASPER,AL.) During the past two years Jesse Wiggins taught first round leader Jordan Lee a lot about fishing Smith Lake. But Wiggins didn’t share every trick in his book.
203 teams compete, shattering record as largest collegiate fishing tournament ever held for second year in a row
(Apr 2, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville team of Dalton Wesley of Worden, Illinois, and Zach Hartnagel of Edwardsville, Illinois, won the second annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake Saturday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory earned the club a $27,000 prize package which includes a Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 2, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) Jeff Fitts of Keystone Heights, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 48 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Fitts took home $48,000.
Retail promotion offers rebates up to $4 per engine horsepower on qualifying purchases
(Apr 1, 2016 - Flippin, AR) In recognition and appreciation of the thousands of service men and women across the country, Ranger Boats is offering engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive items to current and former military personnel through the 2016 "Operation Troop Salute" sales program. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, runs April 1 through December 31, 2016.
(Apr 1, 2016 - Jasper, AL) Jordan Lee was so certain the big largemouth bass he’d found in practice Tuesday wouldn’t be there today that he’d didn’t even look for it until 1:30 p.m. on Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open at Smith Lake.
Berkley Launches Next Evolution Crankbait Bad Shad lives up to name
(Mar 31, 2016 - Columbia, SC) To give an angler confidence is to give them the greatest chance to succeed on the water. 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 payday.
(Apr 1, 2016 - Georgetown,SC) Long boat rides for bigger river bass will likely set the pace for the second stop of 2016 season at the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay in Georgetown, S.C., April 7-10.
The versatile, double-barreled Dubuque Rig targets river walleye and sauger in the lowest portions of the water column.
(Mar 31, 2016 - ) River anglers are renowned for developing unique rigs and bait presentation methods to help them tackle their ever-changing, current-driven environment.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Rogers, AR) The third tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off April 14-17 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Jack Link’s. Hosted by Visit Rogers, the tournament will feature 167 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
Southern Open at Smith Lake
(Mar 31, 2016 - Jasper, AL) It came as no surprise to the anglers early this morning when B.A.S.S. Opens Tournament Director Chris Bowes canceled Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open at Smith Lake.
AQ Tuesday Series #2
(Mar 31, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Dillon Harrell & Matthew McArdle win with the only limit tonight that weighed 14.64 lbs. They also had big bass that weighed 6.54 lbs. They won a total of $745.00 for their evening on the water.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Grove,OK.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Grand Lake April 7-9 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second stop of 2016 in the Southwestern Division.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Paris, TN) Kayak angling is the second fastest-growing outdoor sport, and is now generating competitions on a national level. The inaugural Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship was held March 19–20 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Sponsored by Torqeedo, a long-time advocate of small boat fishing, the winner of the event took home $32K.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Norman, OK) Get on the water for the first "Rippin Lips for Vets" Bass Tournament, on Sat., April 2, 2016, at the Whippernock Marina and Campground in Sutherland, Va. The tournament starts at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in at 2 p.m.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Kimberling Ciry, Mo) FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake April 9 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Central 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.
Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Gonzales, La.
(Mar 31, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Next stop for interactive learning trailer is Gonzales, La.
South Carolina Anglers Win FLW Championship, Qualify for 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Event
Anderson, Blanchette will face qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
(Mar 28, 2016 - Flippin, AR) University of South Carolina's Hampton Anderson and Chris Blanchette became the first team to qualify for the 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge after winning the FLW College Fishing National Championship on March 19. The anglers' swing-for-the-fence approach on Lake Keowee paid dividends with the team bringing in a three-day total of 38 pounds, 15 ounces.
New Aqua-Vu HD cam displaying dynamic fish movements for real-time river viewer
(Mar 28, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) In a virtual sense, a mere mouseclick is enough to pretty much teleport yourself to any locale on Earth. Unmentionables aside, Googling “live cams” pulls up a plethora of cool real-time video streams. On a sliding scale of time-killers, you can take a peek at the Statue of Liberty at 3am; check live surf conditions at the Banzai Pipeline; or even eavesdrop on the Pyramid of Giza—just in case something’s changed in the past millennia . . . Major snoozefest.
ICAST is the venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends
(Mar 25, 2016 - Alexandria, Va.) With Orlando, Fla. as the backdrop, the 59th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, the world’s largest showcase of fishing tackle, apparel and accessories, is taking place July 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center.
University of North Alabama Strengthens Lead to Win the 2016 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's
Tarleton State University and Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge Take Second and Third Respectively
(Mar 27, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) With the start of Day 2 of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's almost mirroring the morning of Day 1, the general consensus from anglers across the field was that today's fishing conditions would just be getting better for those targeting pre-spawn bass. The University of North Alabama encountered ideal conditions for their pre-spawn pattern as they were able to weigh in a total of 42.76lbs to take home the win on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Clarksville, TN) The 22nd annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is less than two months away. This year’s edition will be held Saturday, May 14, at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing, Tenn., State Park.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) They’re probably the most versatile lures that any angler can have in their tackle packs, as you can jig it, swim it, slow roll it, pop-it, or just crank-it to entice some very aggressive bass bites. And anyone who doesn’t fish with them on Rayburn or Toledo is an idiot?
(Mar 25, 2016 - Memphis, TN) The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, a new breed of fishing tournament and the largest event of its kind, is expanding and relocating to a new home in 2016, the iconic Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis.
Louisiana Tech University and University of Wisconsin - Platteville Trail in Second and Third Respectively
(Mar 25, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) Day 1 of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open Presented by Cabela's started as a clear, chilly morning with fog rolling across the dead calm Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Lowrance, a world leader in marine electronics and GPS navigational systems, and B.A.S.S. will continue their long-standing relationship after striking a deal on a multiyear sponsorship agreement.
(Mar 25, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Tackle storage magnate Plano Molding Co., Inc., has secured the title sponsorship of the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series season finale.
(Mar 23, 2016 - Rhinelander, WI) Beckie Joki, of Rhinelander Wisconsin has assumed the role of Sponsorship Director for the Wisconsin River Series. She has tremendous experience in working with both local and regional/national sponsors and will work seamlessly with all our existing sponsors.
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