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New HELIX 9 & 10 units offer loads of functionality .. like multiple-unit networking and user-generated mapping via one-of-a-kind AutoChart Live 
 
(Jan 18, 2016 - EUFAULA, AL) Looking back to the release of the HELIX 5 and the ICAST 2015 “Best of Electronics” award-winning HELIX 7, it’s hard to believe that HELIXTM could be made even better …  


(Jan 18, 2016 - Clearwater, FL) A challenge when installing hardware is that desirable flush-mounted cleats can't always be positioned where they're needed.


(Jan 18, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 2016 season on Sam Rayburn, with a near record field. $87,750 was awarded to the top 42 teams January 16 at the Umphrey Pavilion. Eleven sacks over 20 pounds were weighed in, and the big bass of the day weighed over ten pounds!


(Jan 17, 2016 - Brenham, TX) The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.


(Jan 16, 2016 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula,TX.) Landing and releasing two nice speckled trout made my early morning fishing a plus factor with major adrenalin rushes. Flipping out another cast and retrieving my awake was suddenly jolted by a violent “TIC” !!

(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.

(Jan 16, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The iconic Texas fishery is situated between Beaumont and Longview and remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for competitive bass fishermen.


2014 FLW Tour Rookie of the Year Tops Record Field of 250 Boaters
(Jan 16, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Pro angler Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 44 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Lambert earned $60,000 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.


(Jan 14, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) For years, active families seeking an ideal boat for both fishing and water skiing have been forced to compromise for a boat that really didn't handle either assignment sufficiently well.

(Jan 14, 2016 - ) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open s on Lake Dardanelle.

(Jan 14, 2016 - ) CarecoTV, producers of the IFA Redfish Tour television series, is proud to announce the launch of a new dedicated hunting and fishing Roku Channel, Outdoor Action TV. The channel, which went live in December of 2015, hosts a wide variety of recent programming for the avid outdoorsmen and women with an emphasis on hunting and fishing. 


Bobby Garland's new 1.25 inch Itty Bit Slab Slay'R imitates a variety of preferred crappie meals,ranging from insects to minnows.
(Jan 14, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) While it was American rock band the Eagles who recorded "Take It To The Limit" years ago, Bobby Garland's Itty Bit Slab Slay'R is likely going to have another group, crappie anglers, singing a modified version along the lines of "take it for a limit".

(Jan 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) As the 2016 semester is underway, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series fast approaching, the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole ®shallow water anchors will continue to support the series and will offer a 20% rebate to all collegiate anglers.


The Answers are Close to Home
New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
(Jan 11, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?


(Jan 11, 2016 - Palm City, FL) Boat owners often struggle placing a mooring line's loop over a piling or cleat, especially from a moving deck. Too often, it slips off the pole and into the water, possibly leading to a dangerous situation. Shurhold's Dock-A-Reni holds the rope securely against any standard boat hook shaft, turning a challenging chore into an easy task.


(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) HAPPY NEW YEAR YA' LL !!!!! It was CHILLY on Big Sam Rayburn Sunday morning January 10, 2016 !!! With the temp in the mid to low 30's and the wind gusting to 25 MPH, it made it feel like it was freezing.

Event ties record for second-largest field in FLW Bass Fishing League History
(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Professional angler George Kapiton of Inverness, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds even Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Navionics. For his victory, Kapiton earned $9,000.

(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.


(Jan 7, 2016 - Henderson, NY) The Bass Federation (TBF) in coordination with NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) and the town of Ticonderoga NY will host the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Regional Championship on Lake Champlain. The morning launch and afternoon weigh-ins will be out of the Ticonderoga Boat Ramp.


(Jan 7, 2016 - ) The 17 ACE Flyfisher's Qui-Dry hull allows water to roll off the bow, rather than slapping it—essential when stealthily poling in the shallows. It also keeps the ride smooth, dry and comfortable when running in the chop.

VIEW FROM THE MARINA
(Jan 7, 2016 - ) Have you noticed how many books about Heaven have become bestsellers in the past few years?  There was “Heaven for Real,” “Proof of Heaven,” and some others.


Back by popular demand, the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Foundation will offer its Gulf Coast educational event to the Ft. Myers area
(Jan 7, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL) March 12-13, 2016 at the Matlacha Community Center. Last year, sixty women and families traveled from several states for education, hands-on fishing activities, habitat conservation and to meet other anglers.

(Jan 7, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lew’s, an industry-leading designer of fishing rods, reels, apparel and accessories, have renewed their sponsorship for 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2016 will mark the third consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered.


Award-winning Hydro-Flo design applied to hanging bait storage in all-new Plano® M-Series Hydro-Flo™ Tackle Bag
(Jan 7, 2016 - Plano, IL) In 2011, Plano’s original Guide Series 4674 Hydro-Flo™ Tackle Bag earned an ICAST “Best of Show” for an ingenious design that allowed water to flow right through the base of the bag, an industry first. Since then, the Hydro-Flo has become a favorite with anglers the world over.

(Jan 5, 2016 - Breham, TX) FLW College Fishing is headed to Somerville Lake Jan. 16 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southern 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.

Record Field of 250 Boaters Set to Compete for Second Consecutive Season
(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 14-16 for a tournament presented by Power Pole when 500 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Southeastern Division. The field of 250 boats will tie the record set last season for the largest FLW Series field of all-time.


(Jan 5, 2016 - ) The 2016 Tournament Series Schedule

Thursday, January 14- Sunday, January 17
(Jan 5, 2016 - Sunday, January 17) Attracting attendees from throughout Colorado and surrounding states, ISE Denver is the region’s annual outdoor showpiece. The ISE fills a 300,000-sq.-ft. space with 500+ companies featuring hunting and fishing products and destinations.

(Jan 4, 2016 - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is pleased to announce the completion and final approval of the Management Profile for the Gulf and Southern Flounder Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The Management Profile is a cooperative effort to describe the flounder populations throughout the territorial seas of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the fisheries they support.

Over $2,000 in combined retail incentives available to buyers of qualified models 
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) With the start of boat show season just a few weeks away, Stratos Boats announces the 2016 Performance Made Practical promotion, which offers up to $2,050 in combined retail value for qualifying purchases. 

Bonus cash at all team events
(Jan 4, 2016 - Haslet, T) Bass Champs announced that Lowrance will be a new sponsor of the Skeeter Bass Champs tournament trail for 2016-2017. 

Retail incentives available for a limited time to buyers of qualified models  
(Jan 4, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats is providing additional incentives to potential boat buyers this year with the announcement of its 2016 retail sales promotions. With limited-time-only offers geared for both freshwater and saltwater customers, qualifying purchases of eligible models will receive benefits totaling up to $6,200 in combined retail value. 

Thursday, January 21 - Sunday, January 24
(Jan 4, 2016 - Sacramento, CA) Five buildings and 600+ exhibiting companies strong, ISE Sacramento is California’s largest presentation of fishing and hunting products, sportfishing boats, offroad vehicles and travel destinations. A dozen theaters, special features and demo areas host 200+ seminars, clinics and contests at this vast ISE.


Premier Sunglass Manufacturer Agrees To Multi-Year Deal
(Jan 4, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have reached a sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar, a leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses. Effective immediately, Costa will assume title sponsorship of the FLW Series, which recently published increased paybacks at the no-entry fee championship and an impressive schedule of lakes for 2016.

(Jan 1, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will begin Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Gator division opens the season on Lake Okeechobee.


(Dec 23, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) – FLW announced today the complete professional angler roster of 171 for the upcoming 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, the 21st season of the FLW Tour. The 2016 FLW Tour will feature six regular-season tournaments, along with the addition of two fall Invitational tournaments, with competition kicking off Feb. 4-7 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.


(Dec 22, 2015 - Maderia Beach, FL) A sponsor of Old Salt Fishing Foundation's King of the Beach tournament, Suzuki Repower by Mastry congratulates the first place winner in the Single Engine Division. The Boaters' Republic team consisted of Captain Scotty Gramling, Gavin McClay, Jordan Hallsted and Anthony Boggini.


The incentive program returns for 2016 
(Dec 22, 2015 - Springfield, Mo) Lew's announces that Missouri's Dennis Berhorst is the first to win the company's new Speed Fishing Angler of the Year title, and also that it will be offering the awards incentive program again for 2016.  


Conference & Events: July 12–15, 2016 • Exhibition: July 13–15, 2016 • Orlando, Fl
(Dec 22, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.


Where you catch fish at first ice will depend on when, exactly, it formed  
(Dec 19, 2015 - Michigan) Seasonal depression… Disregard the claim it’s a lack of daylight triggering this disorder. Anglers who live in the Ice Belt know what really generates despondency: The absence of ice.


Over-engineered, problem-solving products from YETI sure to please
(Dec 19, 2015 - ) Just yesterday, I headed to a local river to fish winter smallmouths. It was 34 degrees and raining when I left, but the forecast called for clearing skies and a slight increase in temps.

(Dec 19, 2015 - Halet, TX) Bass Champs announced today that Skeeter Boats will remain the title sponsor of the number one team tournament trail and television show.


One-of-a-kind attraction reaches new milestone after opening, solidifying reputation as a “must-see” destination and a catalyst for redevelopment
(Dec 17, 2015 - Memphis, TN) Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a new destination retail attraction in downtown Memphis, has welcomed more than two million visitors in its first year of operation. Located inside a massive transformed sports arena, the dynamic, immersive adventure contains restaurants, retail, a hotel and attractions designed to appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts as well as families looking to have fun.


(Dec 17, 2015 - ) There are many reasons for you to go fishing but that is another story.  I go fishing on Keith Lake because I can catch fish there.


Archosargus Probatocepha
(Dec 17, 2015 - High Island, TX) Archosargus probatocepha, alias Convict Fish, or just Sheepshead belongs to the Family Sparidae, or PORGIES, are blackish silver in color, with 5 or 6 distinct vertical black bars on its sides, but not always the same on both sides.


(Dec 16, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Today’s Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill includes several actions important to recreational fishing championed by Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).  The bill includes a number of provisions that attempt to address the ongoing Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery mismanagement that has resulted in an abbreviated ten-day season for private sector recreational anglers.

Evinrude to Launch Lucrative Contingency Program for BFL Anglers
(Dec 16, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that BRP’s Evinrude brand has re-signed a multi-year agreement to remain an official outboard engine sponsor, marking their 15th consecutive year as a sponsor of FLW. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Accomplishments
 Significant progress made in several key areas for recreational fishing’s future
(Dec 16, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) Over the course of 2015, numerous legislative, public policy and advocacy activities occurred that will have a lasting impact on recreational fishing’s future. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today recounted seven of the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2015.

2016 season begins January 30 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir 
 
(Dec 16, 2015 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will once again be featured as title sponsor of the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) at all 2016 events. The popular bass fishing circuit kicks off Jan. 30 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and promises a strong mix of venues and exceptional payout for the year ahead.


(Dec 16, 2015 - Langley, British Columbia) Mercury Marine is pleased to announce the opening of its new state of the art facility in Langley, British Columbia. The 50,000 square-foot facility will be the new home to both Mercury Marine Canada and Land ‘N’ Sea Canada and is officially opened to serve Mercury’s dealer network throughout the Western Region of Canada.


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