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Texas Angler Bests 207-boat Field to Earn Fifth Career Victory, $50,500
(Feb 25, 2017 - Jasper, TX) Texas pro Todd Castledine of Nacogdoches, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds even Saturday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after starting the day in ninth place and claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn presented by YETI.


(Feb 24, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) After weighing the second limit of the tournament that crested 30 pounds, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., took control on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee. Today’s 30-pound, 4-ounce limit pushed his two-day total to an impressive 56 pounds, 3 ounces.  


(Feb 24, 2017 - Branson,MO) Table Rock Lake will offer the rare chance to catch a grand slam of black bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open, March 2-4.


The Best Little Walleye Jigs You’ve Never Heard Of FISKAS ‘Gets Heavy’ with New XL Walleye Series Jigs  
(Feb 23, 2017 - Saline, MI) You can’t fully appreciate the need to sink your lure like a stone until you’ve got a big red sonar fish staring you in the face at 32 feet and you’re sitting there over a hole in the ice with a tiny jig at the end of your line. Ditto for vertically jigging a deep swift river for walleyes. Or when you’ve found fish hovering in heavy cover.


Reaction Baits Expected to Be Key Factor in Internationally-Televised Tournament featuring 330 Anglers
(Feb 23, 2017 - ) The third tournament of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off March 9-12 with the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by Lake County, Florida, the tournament will feature 330 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division. 


(Feb 23, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) Florida’s famous big-bass factory showed off during the first day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, as Tennessee native Ott DeFoe caught a huge five-bass limit that weighed 31 pounds, 3 ounces.


Plano pro, Mark Rose, matches diverse presentations to evolving patterns en route to Lake Travis tournament title; earns unprecedented back-to-back FLW Tour wins
(Feb 22, 2017 - Plano,IL) Mark Rose is on fire. A scant two weeks after his win a the 2017 FLW Tour kickoff event at Lake Guntersville, the West Memphis pro made professional bass fishing history by besting the field at last weekend’s FLW Tour presented by Quaker State event on Lake Travis, Texas. The veteran angler’s back-to-back FLW wins represent a feat that has never before been accomplished in the FLW Tour’s 20-year history.


(Feb 22, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) The world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), announced today a groundbreaking partnership with Columbia Sportswear, a brand known for their innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Columbia is now the official apparel outfitter of FLW, and anglers will have full access to Columbia’s technical line of Performance Fishing Gear (PFG), including the collection of award-winning OutDry™ Extreme Rainwear.


(Feb 22, 2017 - Richland, MI) From attracting fish to creating the perfect dockside mood, TecNiq's new M50 and M51 Water Dragon Underwater Lighting illuminates the world aquatic. They're the brightest surface-mounted LED underwater lights available, yet are competitively priced. And with a lifetime warranty, a long and reliable service life is guaranteed.


Anglers head deep to avoid pressured areas
(Feb 22, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fl.) T.J. Goodwyn and Philip Crelia, both of Center, Texas, weighed 30.09 pounds to win the second regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on Feb. 18 on Toledo Bend Reservoir. The winning anglers took home a brand new Triton boat and Mercury outboard, valued at $35,495.


(Feb 22, 2017 - Springfield, MO) While Lew's has been busy getting production started on the new Mark Rose "Ledge" rods after months of developing the unique series, Rose has been feverishly putting a stamp of approval on his signature models with back-to-back wins along the FLW Tour.


(Feb 22, 2017 - Oklahoma City, OK) Scholarship Awarded In Honor Of Former B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough

(Feb 21, 2017 - ) As many as 450 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Seminole, March 2-4. The tournament, which is presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $54,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.


(Feb 21, 2017 - Cedar Creek Lake, TX) Bass Champs teams are on a roll, kicking off the North Region’s 2017 season on Cedar Creek with 252 teams participating in a $71,880 payback tournament. Charles Buck and his son Mitch reeled in the winnings topping them all with a 23.49 lb sack!


AQ Houston Individual #2
(Feb 21, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) What a beautiful day it turned out to be. Take off was a little bit early at 6:30am, with a little bit of light fog. But none of that hindered Curtis Jordan who took home the win in the second Individual Tournament on Lake Houston for the 2017 season. He brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed $16.04 lbs. He also caught the biggest bass of the day, a nice 5.21 lb'er.... Curtis took home a total of $680.00. Not bad for a $75.00 entry fee.


(Feb 21, 2017 - Jacksonville, TX) I was having a ball, fishing – in my element – standing on sandbar along the Sabine River in far East Texas.  Downstream from our fishing location – the 32nd parallel north, the Sabine River becomes the means of boundary between eastern Texas and western Louisiana.  But here, it is Texas on both sides of the River.


Drilling down to each congressional district illustrates recreational fishing’s impact
(Feb 21, 2017 - ) Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates have released the 2017 update of Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a new series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states.




(Feb 21, 2017 - Norman, OK) Blue Heron Communications (BHC), a full service, outdoor-specialty marketing and public relations agency, announces a strategic partnership with PRADCO-Fishing, the legendary and popular manufacturer of anglers' favorite fishing tackle. 


(Feb 21, 2017 - ) Whether it was cabin fever among bass fishing fans, pent-up anticipation of the new Bassmaster Elite Series season or simply continued growth in popularity, audience sizes for videos and other content achieved record numbers for the first Elite event of 2017.


St. Croix Eyecon trolling rods let anglers see, feel and CATCH what they’ve been missing
(Feb 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Unpredictable? Oh yeah. Fickle? Goes without saying. Heck, why don’t we just simply call ‘em plain ol’ picky and be done with it. And if you target what is arguably North America’s choosiest (and tastiest) freshwater fish, it’s obvious, we’re talking walleyes.


Gainesville’s Grizzle tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - GAINESVILLE, Ga.) Tyler Morgan of Columbus, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds,15 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Lanier. For his win, Morgan took home $5,214.


Fulton’s Crider tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - Russellville, AR.) Matt Wood of Jessieville, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Dardanelle. For his win, Wood took home $4,046.


Virginia’s Bryant tops co-angler field
(Feb 21, 2017 - Scottsboro. AL) Tim Wilson of Gas City, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Guntersville.


Arkansas Pro Makes History – Becomes First Angler to Win Consecutive FLW Tour Events
(Feb 19, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 59-2 was enough to edge second-place angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, by a mere 12 ounces. 


(Feb 19, 2017 - KNOXVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN.) At only 26 years of age, Jacob Wheeler has already won more than his share of big-money bass tournaments.   But he’s never won one under the same set of circumstances he faced this week during the Bassmaster Elite at Cherokee Lake — and he’s quick to admit that he may never do it again.


North Carolina Pro Brings 1-pound Lead into Final Day
(Feb 18, 2017 - JONESTOWN, TX) Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces to the scale Saturday to reclaim the lead after day three of the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Thrift’s three-day total of 45-9 makes him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to the final 10 anglers in the event that featured 164 of the top bass anglers in the world casting for a top cash award of up to $125,000.


Minnesota’s Larson Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,350
(Feb 17, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) Pro Stephen Patek of Garland, Texas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce, to the scale Friday to take the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 34-6. Patek will bring a slim 4-ounce lead over Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, into day three of the four-day event that features 164 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.


St. Croix goes off the grid with new Premier Musky Spinning Rod  
(Feb 17, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) This isn’t about the poor sap caught on camera with his spinning rod upside down. What matters is that the dude’s heart’s in the right place. He’s fishing. Not golfing, bowling or sitting in his mom’s basement shooting zombies with a joystick. 


(Feb 17, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) The last time B.A.S.S. visited the south Florida big-bass factory was in 2012, when Hughson, Calif., pro Ish Monroe weighed one of the heaviest four-day limits in Elite Series history. Fans can expect much of the same at the 2017 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee, Feb. 23-26.


Legislation clarifies intent of Pacific billfish conservation measures
(Feb 17, 2017 - WASHINGTON, DC) Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filed Wednesday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish.


(Feb 16, 2017 - Houston, TX) Will crowds at Minute Maid Park witness a double-digit bass weighed in during the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods? Considering the trophy potential of nearby Lake Conroe, where 52 of the nation’s best bass anglers will compete March 24-26, they might be treated to more than just a 10- or 11-pound bass — or two or three.  

$20k for 1st at Cedar Creek this weekend.
(Feb 16, 2017 - Haslet, Texas) Bass Champs announces today that Lowrance will continue to sponsor the tournament trail for 2017. The leading electronics company understands the value of aligning with the largest team trail in the nation. Lowrance will again award anglers for running their products with a Cash Bonus! 


(Feb 16, 2017 - Jacksonville, TX) Here's an opportunity to visit the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge!  The event is a Field Day on Saturday, February 25.  This is one of the first times the Public has been invited on to the Refuge since the US Fish and Wildlife Service established the Neches Refuge in 2006.


(Feb 16, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce Denali Rods as our newest partner of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a new sponsor of the series, Denali Rods will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing events.

( - GREENVILLE, S.C.) Some lakes are known for how deep they are.   Some are known for the type of structure and baitfish they have.   Others are known for serving as the sites of some of the greatest moments in professional bass fishing history — and one of those from that latter column has been chosen as the home of next year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.


(Feb 16, 2017 - ) Lew's announces that sales organization Tim Bailey and Associates has been contracted for Lew's sales responsibilities in the group's regional territory of Texas and Louisiana, effective immediately.


(Feb 16, 2017 - ) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 21-23 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.


Minnesota’s Larson Leads Co-Anglers
(Feb 16, 2017 - Jonestown, TX) Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Thursday to take the early lead at the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Thrift will bring a 4-pound, 7-ounce lead into day two of the four-day event that features 164 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.


(Feb 14, 2017 - Jasper, TX) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division opener on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Feb. 23-25. The tournament, which is presented by YETI, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southwestern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $50,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

Byron Velvick and Travis Moran to Host In-Studio Live Broadcast During Remaining 2017 FLW Tour Events
(Feb 14, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the launch of an expanded “FLW Live” broadcast, which will showcase an online in-studio show, hosted by Byron Velvick and Travis Moran, that will feature live on-the-water footage from each of the 2017 FLW Tour events. The footage will be livestreamed from the top five anglers on competition Days 3 and 4.

Evinrude contingency program offered at all events  
(Feb 14, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as an official sponsor for the 2017 season. The announcement comes as the TXTT season is already underway with their next event slated for Feb. 18 on Toledo Bend.


(Feb 13, 2017 - LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ.) University of Oregon angler Ryan Habenicht of Creswell, Oregon, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Western Conference opener on Lake Havasu Saturday with four bass weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces, despite fishing the team event solo as his partner was unable to compete. The victory earned the University of Oregon bass club a $2,000 club scholarship and Habenicht will now advance to compete solo at the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.


(Feb 13, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a sponsorship extension with Procter & Gamble to continue to feature the Old Spice brand and products in 2017. Financial terms were not available.


Gentry tops co-angler field
(Feb 13, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) Bryan Honnerlaw of Moore Haven, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the second T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Honnerlaw earned the top award of $5,612. 

Kenny tops co-angler field
(Feb 13, 2017 - PROSPERITY, S.C.) Chris Marshall of Forest City, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Murray. For his win, Marshall took home $6,237.


Kenny tops co-angler field
(Feb 13, 2017 - PROSPERITY, S.C.) Chris Marshall of Forest City, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Murray. For his win, Marshall took home $6,237.


Sims claims co-angler title
(Feb 13, 2017 - Brookeland, TX) Tommy Mackey of Bryan, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 26 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the second T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. For his win, Mackey took home $8,000.


(Feb 13, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to welcome Bob’s Machine to the growing list of sponsors supporting the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a result of this partnership, Bob’s Machine will become the exclusive jack plate sponsor of the series. Additionally, Bob’s Machine will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events in 2017 in a variety of ways.


Angling Underwater
(Feb 13, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) We dare you to fish any lure in your box without imagining what it actually looks like below the surface. Tough to avoid, isn’t it?


(Feb 12, 2017 -   KNOXVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN.) At only 26 years of age, Jacob Wheeler has already won more than his share of big-money bass tournaments.


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