Fishing & Boating News
(Mar 20, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) For the first time in FLW College Fishing history, the National Championship winners from the University of South Carolina faced off Sunday morning in a one-day fish-off on Lake Russell to decide which team member would represent their school at the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
University Of South Carolina Wins FLW College Fishing National Championship For Second Straight Year
(Mar 20, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The University of South Carolina team of Chris Blanchette of Irmo, South Carolina, and Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.
Florida pro edges Clark Wendlandt by mere 7 ounces, wins $100,000
(Mar 20, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C) Florida pro John Cox, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude. Cox’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 67 pounds, 6 ounces earned him the win by a slim 7-ounce margin over second place angler Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, and $100,000 in the second FLW Tour event of 2016.
(Mar 20, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) On Nov. 5, 1976, Missouri angler Rick Clunn claimed his first B.A.S.S. victory in the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville. It was his first giant step toward becoming a true legend in the sport of professional fishing. On Sunday, he won for the 15th time on the B.A.S.S. circuit — and in many ways, this step might have gone even further toward cementing his legacy.
Where to Fish (and How To Get There)
(Mar 19, 2016 - EAUFAUL) Most honest anglers would tell you that every great day on the water is offset by countless days of head-scratching and asking questions like: “Where are they?" and “Where should I fish?” And to be completely honest, these questions are often peppered with a few choice expletives, because let’s face it, the process can be frustrating.
(Mar 19, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Rapala, maker of premium lures and other fishing tackle and accessories, will sponsor the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series, the world’s premier professional bass fishing tournaments, as well as other major B.A.S.S. tournament circuits, B.A.S.S., LLC announced today.
(Mar 19, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) Dozens of anglers from the Bassmaster Elite Series joined an already-giant crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon to watch Rick Clunn weigh in his Day 3 catch. They sensed something special was about to happen — and they were right.
(Mar 18, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The Illinois State University team of Bryce Wegman of Normal, Illinois, and Taylor Umland of Gridley, Illinois, weighed in a limit of bass totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce, Friday to take the lead on day two of the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.
Texas Angler Tops Standings With 19-pound, 9-ounce Stringer
(Mar 19, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) ANDERSON, S.C. (March 19, 2016) – Texas pro Clark Wendlandt, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to take a 1-pound, 5-ounce lead into the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
California’s Kavros Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(Mar 18, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C) Florida pro John Cox, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 20 pounds, 5 ounces Friday to take the lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
(Mar 18, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) With most of the field sight fishing for spawning bass, Louisiana pro Greg Hackney took a slightly different approach during Friday’s second round of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels.
California’s Kavros Leads Co-Anglers
(Mar 17, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Oklahoma pro Darrel Robertson, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces Thursday to grab the early lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude.
(Mar 17, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) During the final round of practice for the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Tennessee angler Brandon Lester found a giant largemouth bass on a spawning bed.
(Mar 16, 2016 - Mt. Pleasant, SC) Expanding its line of high-quality marine stereos, Prospec Electronics adds the state-of-the-art, all-environment Milennia MIL-PRV22. This AM/FM multimedia receiver combines the convenience and versatility of a wide range of playback options, with the superior audio quality that Milennia is known for.
(Mar 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a partnership with Proctor & Gamble to feature Old Spice, the quintessential men’s grooming brand.
Women learned and practiced fishing, then caught fish on Day 2.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) More than 40 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 12-13 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. Some came from as far away as Canada, Illinois, Michigan and Oregon.
(Mar 15, 2016 - AUGUSTA, Ga.) The Greenbrier High School duo of Jacob Blumling and Coleman Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 23 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Georgia State Championship on Clarks Hill Reservoir. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky on September 16-17.
Old Town reinvents Loon, creates most comfortable sit-inside angling kayak yet
(Mar 15, 2016 - Old Town, ME) The loon’s trademark breeding yodel, laugh-like tremolo, and winter “whale call” have played accompaniment to many of our best times on the water. Their music triggers memories of paddles dipped into steaming, early-morning waters, rods bent by brilliantly-mottled trout, and majestic sky tapestries at the close of each day.
Calloway County High School Wins 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Murray State Open On Kentucky Lake
(Mar 15, 2016 - MURRAY, Ky.) The Calloway County High School duo of Allen Mullins of Murray and Colton Noel from Kirksey, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 27 pounds even to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Murray State Open on Kentucky Lake.
(Mar 15, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today that Jack Link’s®, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand, is the newest member of the FLW partnership team. The partnership offers FLW and Jack Link’s fans the exciting opportunity to bring together their passion for fishing and love of jerky.
(Mar 14, 2016 - Palm City, FL) Polishing boats can be an arduous, expensive, and time-consuming task. Typically, buffing a boat requires several products for the best results. Shurhold's Buff Magic is an easier, more effective solution compared to other multi-step methods.
Humphrey wins co-angler title
(Mar 14, 2016 - BYRDSTOWN, TN) Local angler Robert Reagan of Byrdstown, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Dale Hollow Lake.
Pullins wins co-angler title
(Mar 14, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Local angler Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2016 on Lake of the Ozarks.
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs East Region held their third tournament of the year at Sam Rayburn on March 12, 2016. Challenging conditions on and off the lake did not daunt 307 teams to fish for a portion of the total purse worth more than $83,000. Richard Bacon of Basile, LA and Shannon Thibodeaux of Diboll, TX topped the field taking home over $20,000.
(Mar 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The start of Day 2 of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley once again yielded slightly less than desirable fishing conditions. Rain greeted the anglers as they picked up their breakfast on the way to the launch ramp at Paris Landing State Park, but many anglers were in high hopes, believing that today's bite would be better than Day 1.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) Twenty-three teams came out to fish the AQ team event Saturday, March 12th. Nine limits, and a total of 167.82 lbs of fish were brought to the scales.
AQ Rayburn Ind #3
(Mar 14, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Glen Kimble fought the high water and winds along with 24 others on Sam Rayburn, Sunday March 13th, to come out in first place with five bass weighing 21.75lbs.
(Mar 12, 2016 - ) FLW Tour star Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, weighed a monster five-bass limit totaling 30 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper presented by Frabill with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 79 pounds, 15 ounces. For his win, Thrift earned $48,200 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard engine.
NEW PLANO M-SERIES TACKLE BAGS FEATURE MAXIMUM CAPACITY, MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
(Mar 11, 2016 - ) Whoever coined the phrase, “less is more” was probably ashamed of his undersized and underperforming tackle bag. Less storage capacity? No thanks. Fewer features? Um… no. Less functionality? Okay, as long as it’s your bag, not mine.
(Mar 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pro Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, informed FLW today that he is withdrawing from next week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Hartwell due to severe neck and back pain caused by a compressed disc in his back.
Professional angler Mike Kernan to Represent GoPro on Walmart FLW Tour
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that GoPro cameras have signed a sponsorship agreement with the company and are now the “Official Camera of FLW.” Professional angler Mike Kernan will represent GoPro on the Walmart FLW Tour in 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for third TXTT event of 2016
(Mar 10, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its third regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, March 19, at Richland Chambers Reservoir. The 41,000-acre fishery is one of the youngest yet most productive lakes in Texas.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Thirty-four teams came out to fish Big Sam on Saturday March 5th, bringing 129 fish to the scales totaling 410.45lbs. WOW !!!! What a day to be on the water.
(Mar 10, 2016 - PALATKA, FL.) Big shallow-water bass will be targeted by 111 anglers at the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels in Palatka, Fla., March 17-20.
(Mar 10, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) “Because of unsafe conditions on Toledo and upon the advice of local authorities Thursday morning, we have decided to postpone the Costa Bassmaster High School Series Central Open on Toledo Bend,” said Hank Weldon, senior tournament manager at B.A.S.S.
On “The River of Cypress" - Betwixt- Logansport LA, and Joaquin TX.
(Mar 10, 2016 - ) After busting through a jungle of trees, briers, and buck-brush, my buddy Tom yipped, “Boy we got it whupped now! As we pulled, pushed, and clawed our way through the flooded entanglement, dodging tree-limbs, and "barbed-wire" brush, he further stated that the hidden lake should be just around the next creek-bend fer-sure!
(Mar 10, 2016 - Kissimmee, FL.) The Fort Pierce Central High School duo of Griffin White and Kyle Vericella brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida State Championship on Lake Toho.
HELIX anglers gain revolutionary fish-patterning power; free software download available this month
(Mar 7, 2016 - EUFAULA, AL ) Previously compatible with Humminbird® ONIX® units only, revolutionary fish-patterning program SmartStrike® will soon be compatible with HELIX® 9, 10, and 12 CHIRP. That’s big news for any angler who wants to eliminate unnecessary searching and wasted casts.
A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
(Mar 7, 2016 - Washington, DC) A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
Chavis wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - MCCORMICK, S.C.) Joey Spradley of Gloverville, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament on Clarks Hill Lake presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Spradley took home $3,990.
Willins wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Flowood, MS) Mitch Crane of Columbus, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament of 2016 on Ross Barnett Reservoir. For his victory, Crane took home $5,582.
(Mar 7, 2016 - Kissimmee, FL.) Don Eady of Orlando, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Toho. For his victory, Eady took home $8,668.
Conway wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Hot Springs, AR) Quincy Houchin of Mabelvale, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Ouachita presented by Navionics. For his victory, Houchin took home $4,359.
Hurd wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) David Young of Mayfield, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament of 2016 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Young took home $9,235.
Wade wins co-angler title
(Mar 7, 2016 - Guntersville, AL) Terry Mann of Warrior, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Guntersville. For his victory, Mann took home $7,337.
New Mexico Club Wins $2000
(Mar 7, 2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI), part of Berkley Fishing, announced the 2015 BCI Conservation Awards during ceremonies at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla. Jim Martin, BCI Conservation Director, presented the awards March 5 at the 2016 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit.
(Mar 7, 2016 - Lake Belton, TX) Repola & Roach reeled in 1st place on Belton and won over $25,000 at Bass Champs Central Region who had their second event of the season on Lake Belton March 5, 2016 with 215 participating teams fishing for a total pot of $66,100 in cash and prizes.
(Mar 7, 2016 - ANDERSON, S.C.) The best anglers in the world fishing the Walmart FLW Tour won’t be the only anglers competing in South Carolina next week.
(Mar 6, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) For the first two days of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, the buzz centered around local sensation Jason Christie of nearby Park Hill, Okla.
(Mar 6, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Matt Allen and Caden Watson overcame a major handicap while scoring a runaway win at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops.
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