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West Virginia and North Alabama sit in 2nd and 3rd
(Aug 23, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The 2017-2018 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is off to a hot start with Bethel University out to an early lead. Bethel University has fished three events so far in the 2017-2018 Season.
(Aug 23, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Kelly (Flinn) Oettinger has returned to the company as the Vice President of Marketing. Oettinger will be responsible for providing strategic direction and engagement for all of FLW’s marketing initiatives.
AQ Individual #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Tommy Hill is on a Rayburn Roll !!! Not only did he win the last regular season Individual tournament, but he has won the last FIVE regular season Individual tournaments. It's no wonder he's the 2018 AQ Rayburn Individual Angler of the Year !!!
AQ Rayburn Team #8
(Aug 22, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Harold Moore of Caldwell & Bryan Lorh of Lumberton had what most would say was an "AMAZING DAY " on the waters of Lake Sam Rayburn. Fishing out of their Phoenix / Yamaha rig they reported catching their fish in 25 - 27 feet of water off structure.
Lake Guntersville to host 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship in November
(Aug 22, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2018 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
(Aug 22, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical school in the state of Alabama.
Versatile fishing star embodies “Best Rods on Earth”
(Aug 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) In seeking out the ideal individual to represent your fishing rod company, it probably doesn’t hurt to hire an angler who, you know, fishes a lot. Might be the understatement of the year relative to St. Croix Rod’s elite roster of professionals, its newest ambassador, Tony
Ranger Boats Continues Partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2018 Season
(Aug 21, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long-standing partnership of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As part of the relationship Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.
Chatham’s Mull Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Illini Division Tournament on Lake Shelbyville
Walnut Hill’s Arning Claims Co-angler Title
(Aug 21, 2017 - SHELBYVILLE, IL.) Jeremy Mull of Chatham, Illinois, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics. Mull took home $5,745 for his victory.
Indiana’s Raber Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 21, 2017 - TRENTON, MI.) Cody Kelley of Portage, Michigan, caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River presented by Navionics. Kelley pocketed $4,316 for his win.
(Aug 17, 2017 - MACOMB COUNTY, MI.) Lake St. Clair is one of the premiere smallmouth bass fishing destinations in the world. But as with most lakes, timing is crucial.
(Aug 16, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) As many as 350 pros and co-anglers are ready to compete Aug. 24-26 in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division finale on the Potomac River. The tournament, presented by Plano, is the third and final regular-season event of 2017 scheduled in the Northern Division. Pros will be casting for a top award of up to $40,000 cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Aug 16, 2017 - DEERWOOD, Mn.) Since the 2017 season started on January 26, thousands of college anglers began battling for a chance at a single berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. The dust settled today, two anglers stand atop the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series and will compete for seven final hours to determine a bracket champion.
Capable TX 17 is the workhorse of Tenzing’s all-new, affordable line of TX Series hunting packs
(Aug 15, 2017 - Plano, IL) Hunting packs lead a tough life. They’re overstuffed, overloaded and dragged through some of the worst conditions and environments imaginable. Sooner or later, stitching yields, straps break and zippers say uncle. For some, it’s hard to expect a pack to last more than a single season.
(Aug 14, 2017 - DEERWOOD, Mn.) Just two days ago the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops concluded and Bryan College was crowned team champion. On Monday, the Top 4 teams were split into eight individual anglers and battled head-to-head in the first leg of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops.
AQ Houston Individual #8
(Aug 13, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) Danny StAndrie came in first place with his limit weighing 11.44 lbs. Danny won a total of $495.00 for his win today !! Way to go Danny !!!
Alabama Rookie Justin Atkins Weighs Second-Largest Limit in Forrest Wood Cup History to Clinch Victory
(Aug 13, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C) FLW Tour rookie Justin Atkins of Florence, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce – the second-heaviest limit ever weighed in the 22-year history of the Forrest Wood Cup – to earn the win at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray.
AQ Livingston #8
(Aug 13, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) There were only 11 teams that came out to Lake Livingston to fish the last regular season Anglers Quest tournament.... And it was hot !!! But that didn't stop the father & son team of Brian Sewell and Chip Sewell from bringing in 5 bass that weighed 16.21 lbs., and clinching the Angler of the Year Status. Brian & Chip also had the biggest bass of the tournament a nice 5.18 lb'er..... They won a total of $1,205.00 for their day on the water. Congratulations guys !!!!
Day One leader Justin Atkins and Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi Less Than 3 Pounds Back
(Aug 12, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) FLW Tour pro Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, South Carolina, continued his momentum Saturday at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray, the world championship of professional bass fishing, weighing in a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces – his second straight day with a 19-plus pound limit.
(Aug 12, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces.
(Aug 12, 2017 - HOT SPRINGS, AR.) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the State of Arkansas, announced Saturday that Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been named the location and host of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing, Aug. 10-12, 2018, on Lake Ouachita.
(Aug 11, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) Jake Lee and Jacob Foutz of Bryan College not only held the top spot, but extended their lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji. They caught a two-day total of 34 pounds, 10 ounces of bass and hold a 4-13 lead over their nearest pursuer.
Local Favorite Anthony Gagliardi just 4 Ounces Behind in Second Place
(Aug 11, 2017 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) The world’s best bass anglers convened on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday to kick off the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the victor, featured a full field of 53 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on championship Sunday.
(Aug 10, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Ranger Boats, America’s most iconic boat brand, announced Thursday that Ranger has signed an extension of its exclusive boat sponsorship of FLW and its premier tournament trails, highlighting a lengthy relationship that continues to emphasize the rewards of fishing while opening doors of opportunity for all anglers.
(Aug 10, 2017 - BEMIDJI, Minn.) The first day of the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji started under gloomy conditions as storms pushed through the region, but it didn't seem to hurt the fishing.
Pennsylvania’s Gorrell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Event on Lake Champlain
New Jersey’s Tracy Earns Co-angler Title
(Aug 8, 2017 - TICONDEROGA, N.Y.) Dale Gorrell of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. Gorrell pocketed $6,852 for his catch.
Sportfishing industry disputed claims by environmental groups that sought to shut down U.S. Bluefin Fishery
(Aug 8, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) approves the decision made today by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) to turn down a proposal to list Pacific Bluefin Tuna under the Endangered Species Act.
Sall Takes Co-angler Title
(Aug 7, 2017 - (Aug. 7, 2017) – Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, O) Clint Bissonett of Beavercreek, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his efforts, Bissonett took home $3,918.
(Aug 6, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) It was a fight until this last tournament, but Danny StAndrie won, not only the tournament but solidified Angler of the Year for him and his team mate Kary Essl. Danny weighed in a limit of bass for 12.50 lbs., and won $1,505.00 for his day on the water....
(Aug 5, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Thirty years of fishing the James River paid off for Virginia pro Rick Morris, who won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 on Saturday.
(Aug 4, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Armed with a lucky penny, touring pro Pete Gluszek jumped into the lead of the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open Friday at the James River.
(Aug 3, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico.
(Aug 3, 2017 - BEMIDJI,Mn.) Ninety of the best collegiate student/angler teams representing 59 of the nation’s universities will meet for the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, August 10-12 on Minnesota’s Lake Bemidji.
(Aug 3, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Shin Fukae, a Texas angler who is originally from Japan, learned some quick lessons on the James River Thursday as he moved into the lead in the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open. His five-bass limit weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces.
(Jul 31, 2017 - ) Musky activity peaks in late summer, as warm water temperatures drive these apex predators to feed opportunistically on abundant natural forage, and to aggressively chase anglers’ baits. Full-time musky devotees frequently drop their paychecks on custom topwaters and giant multi-blade bucktails, study the moon and sun charts, and target trophy waters to get their summer musky fix.
Bloomington’s Albertson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament on Patoka Lake
Greendale’s Burns Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 31, 2017 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Eighteen-year-old Blake Albertson of Bloomington, Indiana, caught five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Patoka Lake. For his efforts, Albertson took home $6,126.
(Jul 30, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Nobody thought it was possible, Aaron Martens least of all. But on the final day of competition at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Martens massed a 23-pound, 5-ounce sack of bass and stunned the crowd, and the field, who all thought such a feat was impossible. He edged second-place finisher Seth Feider of Bloomington, Minn., by a little less than a pound.
AQ Individual #7-Rayburn
(Aug 3, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Every fishermen entered in Sundays Individual tournament on Rayburn weighed fish....the summertime bite was on !!!!
FRABILL PARTNERS WITH MILLE LACS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE DONATION SUPPORTS MLSA'S MISSION TO "FREE THE FIGHTER"
(Jul 29, 2017 - Plano, IL) The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) has received a significant donation from Frabill, makers of trusted fishing gear since 1938. MSLA will use the gift of 10 Frabill Weigh-Bag Systems and 10 Conservation Series Landing Nets to minimize mortality of trophy smallmouth bass on Mille Lacs.
Recreation Leaders Ask Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Help Grow Recreation Industry and Participa
(Jul 29, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Outdoor recreation and its impact on the American economy took center stage at the U.S. Department of Commerce on July 27. Members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other administration officials to discuss outdoor recreation’s importance to the American economy, how increased partnerships can grow jobs, and how trade agreements impact the outdoor recreation industry.
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The second round of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels dawned with clear, high skies and still-as-glass conditions. Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Ind., took advantage and boated a 20-pound, 12-ounce limit of smallmouth bass, which catapulted him 29 spots up the leaderboard to first place with one day left to fish. His two-day, 10-fish total is 38-8.
(Jul 29, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The eighth of nine regular-season events began today at the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, and Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas, leads after the first day of competition on the strength of a 21-pound, 1-ounce limit of bass. He is also leading in the Phoenix Boats Big Bass of the tournament with a 6-1 largemouth bass — that is a rarity in this northern New York inland sea.
New legislation benefiting fisheries conservation and management advances in the U.S. Senate
(Jul 27, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation Act, or HELP for Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill, which includes a range of provisions designed to improve the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and outdoor recreation, passed by a 14-7 margin.
B.A.S.S. Nation Chapters Keeping Waters Free of Old Soft Baits – Jackall Lures On Board to Assist with Their Efforts
Shimano adds Jackall Lures to its Keep America Fishing sponsorship
(Jul 27, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Keep America Fishing, Jackall Lures and numerous B.A.S.S. Nation chapters around the country have joined forces to expand the ‘Pledge to Pitch It’ campaign.
Bass Anglers Should Find Typically Tough Summertime Fishing In The Bassmaster Open On The James River
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open
(Jul 27, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va.) Ed Loughran doesn’t necessarily consider himself a “cerebral” angler. He says he’s more of a “grinder” whose work ethic has helped him collect a check in 13 of the 25 B.A.S.S. tournaments he’s fished dating back to 1993.
AQ Tuesday #18
(Jul 27, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) The heat has held off quite a few fishermen, but there are still some diehards left.......There were 14 teams that came out this Tuesday evening to battle the heat.
(Jul 27, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) The first day of the much-anticipated Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain presented by Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has been canceled because of rough-water conditions.
PLANO PRO POSTS 24TH B.A.S.S. WIN AT HUK BASSMASTER ELITE EVENT
(Jul 25, 2017 - WADDINGTON, NY) Plano Pro Kevin VanDam won his 24th B.A.S.S tournament this past Sunday along the US/Canadian border at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.
Coastal Marine and Endeavour Catamaran Corporation become Endeavour Corporation and Relocate All Manufacturing to Florida
Company to Unveil New Model this fall and Bring Jobs to the Tampa Bay Area
(Jul 25, 2017 - Clearwater, FL) Coastal Marine, parent company of ArrowCat Catamarans, and Endeavour Catamaran Corporation, both industry leaders in the design, manufacture and sales of power catamarans, announced today that as a result of recent successful, collaborative projects, the companies have merged to form Endeavour Corporation.
Bonnie’s Brookman Earns Co-angler Title
(Jul 25, 2017 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Chad Diedrich of Nashville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces.
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