Fishing & Boating News
(Aug 27, 2015 - Detroit, MI) Weather is always a dynamic element in competitive bass fishing, but it is the biggest factor when the tournament is taking place on big lakes.
(Aug 27, 2015 - ) Recreational anglers have scored a small but significant victory towards correcting Gulf red snapper allocation.
Bearhug Outerwear offers surrounded warmth that's replenished by your body's core resulting in possibly the highest warmth to weight ratio ever.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Chicago, IL) Today, Bearhug Outerwear LLC announced the launch date of their new line of outerwear that offers instant relief from the cold. Their patent pending "double loft front" is a direct response to the clear limitations of current options – namely kangaroo pockets, which offer little warmth and coverage.
(Aug 27, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, August 29. The Hoosier division will take on the Ohio River in an event that was rescheduled from July as up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for the top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.
Sportfishing Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative
Policy veteran will focus on fishery policy for this important new program in the number one fishing state
(Aug 26, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Kellie Ralston, a fifth generation Floridian and an expert in Florida’s marine fisheries management, has joined the ASA staff as Fishery Policy Director for the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. She joins Gary Jennings who is the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative’s coalition building efforts. Ralston’s tenure began on Monday, August 24, 2015. She will be based in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capitol.
The benchmark for quality fish 'n' play boats adds 175-horsepower model to its lineup.
(Aug 26, 2015 - Flippin, AR) The Ranger 212LS Reata®, introduced for the 2014 model year, continues to set the benchmark for quality and performance in family-oriented fish 'n' play boats. Based on the success and popularity of that introduction, Ranger is adding a more compact model to its acclaimed Reata® line, delivering a true family boat that can fish all morning and pull skiers all day.
(Aug 26, 2015 - TOWER, MN.) Corey Brant wants much more than continuing to lead the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional. That’s not asking much, either.
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
(Aug 23, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) Professional angler Brad Knight of Lancing, Tennessee, crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to claim the title of Forrest Wood Cup Champion at the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita.
(Aug 23, 2015 - Huntsville, AL) FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
Dean Coleman & Jimmy Emmons Jr.- Anglers of the Year.
(Aug 23, 2015 - Lake Houston, TX) Kary & Chris won it today by 0.02 lbs. They weighed in 5 bass that went 13.95 lbs., and won $1,510.00. Chris reported that they "Covered a lot of water from the north end to the south end of the lake, caught several limits and all our fish were caught flippin' shallow cover with Texas rigged Bass Kandi Speed Bugs and Sweet Sticks.
Indianapolis Pro Takes Narrow 12-Ounce Lead Into Final Day
(Aug 23, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Professional angler Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds even to regain the lead after day three of the four-day Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart.
Salt Lake City’s Hawk Wins Co-angler Title, $50,000
(Aug 21, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world continued their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Friday.
(Aug 21, 2015 - Jacksonville, TX) Folks, We have not put in together for some time. Last time we put in was when I came back from Devils River in April. I have had some great adventures since then.
Ranger quality and performance, best-in-class interior space for less than $26,000 MSRP.
(Aug 20, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Recreational anglers eager to experience Ranger quality and performance without the need for a 20-plus-foot, professional-tournament-ready platform have a new fiberglass boat that easily fits into virtually anyone's lifestyle and budget.
(Aug 21, 2015 - Mt. Pleasant, SC) A great sound system not only delivers crisp, clear tunes, but also adds sophisticated flair to a boat. Prospec Electronics' INFMC30 weatherproof wired remote helps make the company's INFPRV350 and INFMBB3030 radios easy to control, while providing style.
(Aug 20, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Thursday.
Uncompromising comfort and performance for big, demanding waters
(Aug 20, 2015 - Flippin, AR) From Lake Erie to Sam Rayburn and places in between, some of the country's biggest fish make their homes in some of the nation's biggest and most demanding waters. Cranking offshore ledges, dropshotting deep rock piles or even making check-in time while conditions are rough is no place for undersized - or underpowered - boats.
Tournament-proven performance for less than $60,000 MSRP.
(Aug 20, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Ranger's reputation for building the industry's best boats centers on the brand's insistence on quality components, innovation, fit, finish and unmatched resale values.
(Aug 20, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) With the seventh stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series tour complete, total attendance records have already been shattered before the tour’s final events.
(Aug 20, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long. Over the past two weeks, all but one Boat Bling pro has announced via social media that they will not be competing against the winning amateur challenger.
Tuesday Night Tournament
(Aug 20, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Sandro Alfaro & James Chandler came in with one of two limits caught tonight that weighed 12.05 lbs. They also had the biggest bass of the evening that weighed 3.61 lbs. Sandro and James won a total of $515.00.
THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - Islamorada, FL.) THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 8th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS, OCTOBER 9th & 10th, 2015! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services
(Aug 20, 2015 - SANDUSKY, Ohio) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Erie August 27-29 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final regular-season stop of 2015 in the Northern Division.
Rusty Clark and Cory Rambo Claim Anglers of the Year.
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) The fish were biting this weekend.. Anglers Quest last regular season Team Tournament was AWESOME!!! There were 23 teams that came out to fish, and 20 of those caught limits. There were 8 limits that weighed over 20 lbs.!!!
(Aug 17, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) Clayton Boulware runs away with the Angler of the Year title once again! Clayton came in first place today with five fish that weighed 15.90 lbs.
StructureScan 3D offers sonar perspective like never before
(Aug 17, 2015 - Tulsa, OK) Sonar has been opening anglers' eyes to the underwater world ever since Lowrance first made waves with its iconic "little green box" back in 1957. In the years since, fishermen have enjoyed a steady stream of technological advancements that have enhanced our view beneath the surface, while improving our understanding of fish location and behavior.
Grant will sponsor research for summer flounder stock assessments that help benefit anglers
(Aug 17, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) The FishAmerica Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund (SSFFF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve fishing access to summer flounder.
Clark wins co-angler title
(Aug 17, 2015 - MAYSVILLE, Ky.) Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, weighed four bass totaling 8 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Manson earned
Witt wins co-angler title
(Aug 17, 2015 - Trenton, MI) Matt Elkins of Spencerville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. For his victory, Elkins earned $5,337.
(Aug 16, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) After starting Sunday’s final round of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay with a 5-pound lead, he was struggling as the clock ticked toward noon. And to make matters worse, Bill Lowen, his closest competition coming into the day, was off to a red-hot start.
(Aug 16, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The Bassmaster Elite Series will once again return to the renowned fishery Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border. B.A.S.S. announced the selection today in conjunction with the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission’s celebration of the lake earning the top spot on Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list.
Smith wins co-angler title
(Aug 15, 2015 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces. For his win, Lieblong earned $39,733 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
(Aug 15, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) Aaron Martens said he’s exhausted after averaging only four hours of sleep a night since the tournament began, and he’s lost at least four good-size bass this week.
(Aug 14, 2015 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with Mexico to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the United States’ southern neighbor as part of the international division of the Rayovac FLW Series.
New partnership, contingency program will add even more ways to win in 2016
(Aug 14, 2015 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) While the 2016 season is still months away, the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) continues to make headlines. Coming off a record year with boat counts on the rise, the popular bass fishing trail has officially joined forces with the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.).
(Aug 14, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) The weight pushed Martens’ two-day total to 32-8 and kept him in the lead for a second straight day. But two young anglers, Michigan’s Chad Pipkens (31-13) and Australian Carl Jocumsen (31-12), are less than a pound back, and reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney (30-5) is within easy-striking distance.
(Aug 13, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
(Aug 13, 2015 - NORTH EAST, Md.) Some fishermen like to play it safe when they’re leading the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race late in the season.
(Aug 13, 2015 - Woodbury, MN) Subtleties make all the difference when it comes to catching walleyes on the Great Lakes or even big bodies of water like Mille Lacs and Lake of the Woods.
(Aug 12, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative — have joined B.A.S.S. in hosting the Huk Performance Fishing
(Aug 12, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. has acquired three new local partners for the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay — the Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).
(Aug 10, 2015 - Tomahawk, WI) 45 teams converged on the beautiful Tomahawk area for the last of 4 Central Wisconsin River Series Qualifiers presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery.
Lingle wins co-angler title
(Aug 10, 2015 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Dan Shoraga of West Frankfort, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Shoraga earned $6,505.
(Aug 10, 2015 - PLATTSBURG, N.Y.) Ed Casey of Whiteford, Maryland, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. For his victory, Casey earned $5,917.
Houston Individual #8
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Tansley Bynog Sr. WINS with 14.50lbs !!!! It was HOT!!!!! Tansley Bynog Sr. weighed in 5 fish that weighed 14.50lbs., enough to take first place and a check for $540.00.
Claim Anglers of the year for Livingston Team Series
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Livigston, TX) Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell finish it up with Anglers of the Year !!! Not only did the Sewells win the last regular season tournament, but they also came out on top for Anglers of the year.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Hayward, CA) Trolling does not have to be a drag. Ideal for salt and freshwater fishing with a 6-25 lb. test line, Davis Instruments' Fish Seeker enables users to choose their trolling depth from 5' to 80' when at a speed of 2 mph.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI ) Generator cords are required to provide secure electrical connections. This ensures safe and steady power is supplied even when the cord is unintentionally pulled or stepped on. Conntek's 25' four-prong Generator Extension Cord is reliable and convenient in many transfer switch and generator applications.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Benton Parrott, of Daphne, Alabama, measured a combined limit of 64.50 inches to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on Aug. 2 at Houma, Louisiana. The angler won a total of $2,791, including a Power-Pole Micro Anchor for his first-place finish.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Chad Dufrene, of Purvis, Mississippi, and Barnie White, of Brewton, Alabama, weighed a two-redfish limit that totaled 17.65 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's on Aug. 1 at Houma, Louisiana. The team won a total of $28,679 in winnings.
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