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(Jun 11, 2015 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Albert Collins is winning a numbers game he’d rather not play at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Ross Barnett Reservoir.   Collins, of the Nacogdoches Bass Club, has a slim lead going into the final day with 27 pounds, 3 ounces. Less than one pound behind the Texan is Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche, with 26-6. Behind them is Wednesday’s leader Billy Lemon of Oklahoma with 24-5.


(Jun 11, 2015 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Going back to catch what he left behind sums up the day for Billy Lemon, the Day 1 leader of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Ross Barnett Reservoir.


(Jun 9, 2015 - Springfield, MO) Bass Pro Shops today announced “Gone Fishing,” a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly-focused on their digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors.


Sample BBQ from 30 teams in Kansas City Barbecue Society Competition
(Jun 9, 2015 - Hot Springs, AR) FLW is adding some Arkansas flavor to the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup with its Bass & BBQ competition as part of the FLW Expo outside the Hot Springs Convention Center and Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs, Arkansas, August 22 and 23. The 30-team BBQ competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and will be part of a yearlong points race to find the best barbecue in the country.


(Jun 9, 2015 - DAYTON, TN.) The Silverdale Baptist Academy team of Daniel Kennedy and Braden Marshall brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the 2015 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Chickamauga. The win earned the team the title of state champions, a $10,000 scholarship to Bryan College, and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship on Lake Lanier in September.


(Jun 9, 2015 - POYNETTE, WI.) The Waunakee High School team of Colin Steck and Nathan Lorenz brought four bass to the scale Sunday weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2015 Wisconsin State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Wisconsin. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on Lake Carlyle in September.


(Jun 9, 2015 - SUTTON, W. Va.) The Hurricane High School team of Drew Sallada and Bailey Gordon brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2015 West Virginia State High School Fishing Championship on Sutton Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on Lake Carlyle in September.


Pace wins co-angler title
(Jun 8, 2015 - ) Bo Hunter of Gardendale, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division tournament of 2015 on Lay Lake. For his victory, Hunter earned $4,127.


Duncan wins co-angler title  
(Jun 8, 2015 - SKIATOOK, OK.) Sean McAllister of Checotah, Oklahoma, weighed four bass totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League North Okie Division tournament of 2015 on Skiatook Lake. For his victory, McAllister earned $4,618.


Boggs wins co-angler title
(Jun 8, 2015 - SCOTTSVILLE, Ky.) Mark Pierce of Cadiz, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament of 2015 on the Barren River. For his victory, Pierce earned $4,729.


Wright wins co-angler title
(Jun 8, 2015 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Joey Sabbagha of Chapin, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division tournament of 2015 on High Rock Lake. For his victory, Sabbagha earned $6,155.


(Jun 8, 2015 - Lake Houston, TX) Lake Houston Team #6 Post Flood & HOT!!!!! But there were 22 boats that showed up to fish anyway. Dean Coleman & Jimmy Emmons Jr. won with 5 bass that weighed 15.03 lbs. Way to go guys !!! They received a check for $1,500.00.

(Jun 7, 2015 - Fond du Lac, WI) Mercury Marine and local boat dealers will provide boat demonstration rides at the 2015 Walleye Weekend Festival in Fond du Lac. The demo rides will depart from the dock area on the channel surrounding Oven Island in Lakeside Park between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., June 13 and 14.


(Jun 7, 2015 - PARIS, Tn.) After a tough start to the Bassmaster Elite Series season, Edwin Evers said he hasn’t been that much fun for his wife, Tuesday, to live with back home in Talala, Okla.

(Jun 6, 2015 - Southlake, TX) A majority of  recreational, sportfishing and sailboats rely on 12V battery systems comprised of banks of one, two or four batteries connected in parallel.

(Jun 5, 2015 - Austin, TX) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is partnering with Texas Tournament Zone (TTZ) and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Watershed Protection to install fish habitat structures assembled out of brush into Lake Austin on June 7, 2015. Activities will be based out of Emma Long Park starting at 8:30 am.


Recreational Boating and Fishing Community Strongly Objects to Fishing Closure
(Jun 6, 2015 - WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the National Park Service announced its final General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. Despite commitments made by Biscayne National Park officials to work with stakeholders and the state of Florida to explore less restrictive options, the GMP includes a marine reserve, eliminating fishing and severely restricting boating in over 10,000 acres of the park’s most popular and productive marine waters.


Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions 
benefitting recreational fishing
(Jun 6, 2015 - Washington, D.C.) A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 1335, a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary statute governing the nation’s marine fisheries.


(Jun 6, 2015 - Paris, TN) Bassmaster Elite Series pros and the nation’s best high school anglers fished side-by-side Saturday in the inaugural Bassmaster High School All-American event, as part of Zippo Bassmaster BASSfest presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.


Honeycutt wins co-angler title  
(Jun 6, 2015 - HENRICO, VA.) Cory Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division opener on James River presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 46 pounds, 14 ounces. For his win, Johnston earned $31,229 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


(Jun 6, 2015 - Paris, TN) After catching two limits of bass that weighed 24 pounds or better the first two days of Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps, Oklahoma angler Edwin Evers had high expectations for Saturday.


(Jun 5, 2015 - Austin, TX) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is re-introducing its largemouth bass conservation license plate with a new graphic design. Artwork on the new plate depicting a jumping bass chasing a lure was created by well-known wildlife artist Clemente Guzman.

(Jun 5, 2015 - BUCHANAN, TN.) Now in its 31st year, the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will visit Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Buchanan, Tennessee, June 18-20. The top 49 boaters and top 49 co-anglers from across the 24-division BFL circuit 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 the Forrest Wood Cup Aug. 20-23 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  

Don’t mess with Texas® Middle School Can Slogan Contest enlists students’ help to bring litter prevention message to a new generation
(Jun 5, 2015 - Austin, TX) More than 400 middle school students from across the state showed off their creative side by entering the Don’t mess with Texas® Middle School Can Slogan Contest. Organized by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Keep Texas Beautiful, middle school students were asked to write their own inventive slogan to be featured on a Don’t mess with Texas® trashcan.

"Take me fishing because I'm growing up too fast."
(Jun 5, 2015 - Austin, TX) Free Fishing in State Parks is designed to encourage more people to get out and enjoy the great sport of fishing. It has long been one of the most popular activities in the U.S., and it is our hope that everyone will want to share in the countless memories that can be created out on the water.

(Jun 5, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pros Tony Dumitras, Dale Hightower and Jeremy Starks informed FLW of their decisions to withdraw from the remaining two regular-season FLW Tour events in the 2015 season. Pro Kevin Stewart will also miss the Chickamauga event for a family obligation but will return for the sixth and final regular-season tournament on the Potomac River. A tournament field of 148 boats will compete next week at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Igloo Coolers.


(Jun 5, 2015 - DOVER, TN) For the first two days of competition, the Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps has been like most any other Elite Series event.


(Jun 5, 2015 - DOVER, TN) Joshua Butts and Justin Rivers of Wallace State Community College-Hanceville pulled a come-from-behind win on the final day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops.


(Jun 5, 2015 - DOVER, TN) McKendree University admittedly is playing its strengths on Lake Barkley, and the strategy is proving beneficial at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops.


(Jun 5, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas) John Davis and Payton McGinnis, collegiate anglers from the University of Alabama, qualified for the 2015 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge with a seventh-place finish in the recent 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's at Lake Pickwick.



(Jun 5, 2015 - PARIS, Tn.) Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers got the kind of bite Thursday that helps a professional angler separate himself from the field in a tournament like Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

(Jun 5, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with four tournaments on Saturday, June 13. The Great Lakes division will take on the Mississippi River, the Illini division will head to the Ohio River, the Music City division will compete on Kentucky Lake, and the Piedmont division will stop at High Rock Lake.


(Jun 5, 2015 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Sanger High School recently won the 2015 Berkley High School Fishing Club Challenge. The challenge saw over 1,300 active participants and 174 high schools across 27 states were represented. As the newly crowned champions, Sanger High School in Sanger, Texas will receive $4,000 in prizes for the entire club. 


(Jun 2, 2015 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI) The Riceville High School team of Kaleb Tweite and Kyler Bauer brought 8 pounds, 6 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the 2015 Iowa State High School Fishing Championship on the Mississippi River. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on Lake Carlyle in September.


(Jun 2, 2015 - Milford, KS) The Salina High School duo of Nickolas Davenport and Hunter Baird brought three bass to the scale Sunday weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the 2015 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Milford Lake.


(Jun 2, 2015 - OSAGE BEACH, MO.) The Lindbergh High School freshman team of Trey Schroeder and Grant Nisbet brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2015 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship on Lake of the Ozarks.


(Jun 2, 2015 - PUEBLO, CO) The Salida High School team of Morgan Fitzgerald and Kaden Sites brought five bass to the scale Sunday weighing 10 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2015 Colorado State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Pueblo. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Western Conference Championship on Clear Lake in September. 

(Jun 2, 2015 - CELESTINE, IN) The Southridge High School team of Eli Lubbehusen and Colton O’Brien brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2015 Indiana State High School Fishing Championship on Patoka Lake.


Mitchell wins co-angler title
(Jun 2, 2015 - BIRDSEYE, IN) Michael Abplanalp of Cleves, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Patoka. For his victory, Abplanalp earned $5,541.


Hutzel wins co-angler title
(Jun 1, 2015 - BRANDON, MS.) Shannon Denson of Brandon, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division tournament of 2015 on Ross Barnett Reservoir. For his victory, Denson earned $4,618.


Fisher wins co-angler title
(Jun 1, 2015 - PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI.) Mike Feldermann of Galena, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament of 2015 on the Mississippi River. For his victory, Feldermann earned $6,498.


Freshour wins co-angler title
(Jun 1, 2015 - MORRISTOWN, TN.) J.R. Henard of Rogersville, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division tournament of 2015 on Cherokee Lake. For his victory, Henard earned $5,514.


Moretto wins co-angler title
(Jun 1, 2015 - EUFAULA, AL.) Ryan Ingram of Phenix City, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Eufaula. For his victory, Ingram earned $5,804.


Richardson wins co-angler title
(Jun 1, 2015 - BROOKELAND, TX) Paul Wilson of Converse, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division tournament of 2015 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. For his victory, Wilson earned $5,472.

Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for final TXTT event of 2015 
 
(Jun 1, 2015 - Norman, OK) The Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's will host its championship event of the 2015 tournament season on June 13-14 at Lake Palestine. The two-day championship will feature over 100% payout including two fully rigged Ranger boats guaranteed.


VIEW FROM THE MARINA – June 2015
(Jun 1, 2015 - Cape Coral, FL) There was an ad campaign some years ago with the tagline, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.”  That same message can be applied to vacationing here in Florida.  What used to be a vacation destination just during the cold winter months, is now a popular family destination year round!

(Jun 1, 2015 - Hopkins,MN) Due to unsafe water conditions, the Walmart BFL tournament at Fort Gibson Lake slated for June 6 has been moved and anglers will now compete on Skiatook Lake. Anglers will takeoff and weigh-in at Black Dog Park, located on Highway 20 in Skiatook, Oklahoma.

(Jun 1, 2015 - HARTWELL, GA.) The Clemson University team of Ross Burns of Columbia, South Carolina, and Isaac Nesbitt, Aiken, South Carolina, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Hartwell Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship.


(Jun 1, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) B.A.S.S. announced today, along with a large coalition of angler groups, the official launch of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online.


(May 30, 2015 - LA CROSSE, WI.) The biggest five-fish limit of the week propelled Northern Michigan University (NMU) to victory on the Mississippi River, crowning Justin Brown and Brandon Bissell Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional Champions.


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