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(Jun 29, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2017, and they will serve three-year terms. Last October, the membership voted to amend the by-laws and now ASA’s board members may serve two, three-year consecutive terms instead of three, two-year terms.
St. Croix wows recreational and professional anglers with technologically advanced and handcrafted Legend Tournament Inshore
(Jun 29, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Work… There’s a saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” And it gets infinite likes and shares on social media, despite its tiredness.
(Jun 29, 2017 - Plano,IL) Over the course of the past 48 hours, Plano Synergy became aware of a situation which required swift and decisive action.
(Jun 29, 2017 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) The weather turned foul on Thursday during the opening round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 1 on Oneida Lake. But the fishing was nothing short of spectacular.
(Jun 29, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Minnesota’s state motto is “Star of the North,” which seems appropriate seeing Bassmaster Magazine has crowned the state’s second largest lake as the best bass fishery in the nation based
(Jun 28, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2017 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments and has shown that recreational fishing and boating are important to the Trump Administration.
(Jun 28, 2017 - TulsA, OK) Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris' name appears on numerous prestigious awards, many bestowed for his conservation efforts including the Teddy Roosevelt Conservationist Award. However, the Johnny Morris Award, to be presented to the winner of the inaugural Major League Fishing General Tire World Championship 2017, is the first time a bass trophy has been named in his honor.
(Jun 28, 2017 - Eagle River Chain of Lakes) The Eagle River Chain of Lakes lived up to its reputation of being a musky fishery known for having large numbers of fish on June 24th & 25th as the Professional Musky Tournament Trail converged on the chain of lake for the Mercury Marine’s Summer Challenge Some of the best anglers in North America took part in the annual tournament hosted by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce.
Best-Selling Aqua-Vu 715c receives XD Camera upgrade, retains low price
(Jun 27, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Video tech today has opened the pursuit of capturing cool stuff on camera to a whole new generation of would-be Woody Allens. Point, shoot, edit, upload. Blink . . . you’re an overnight internet sensation.
(Jun 26, 2017 - Washimngton, D.C.) America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry.
Fourth-Year Boater Bests 195-boat Field – Largest in Northern Division History – to Earn Second Career Victory, $93,200
(Jun 26, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Pro Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, who started the day in third place, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces to jump to the top of the leaderboard and win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole.
(Jun 26, 2017 - Paris, TN) Despite fishing a man short the first competition day, the South Florence High School team of Tommy Floyd Jr. and James Gibbons won the abbreviated Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at Kentucky Lake.
(Jun 22, 2017 - PARIS, TN.) Steven Swann and Logan Henderson picked up where they left off back in April when they won the Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open.
(Jun 22, 2017 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Some of Jamie Hartman’s earliest memories date back to time spent at his grandparents’ lake house on Oneida Lake in upstate New York.
(Jun 22, 2017 - HUNTINGDON,TN) Heading into the second day of the Bassmaster Junior Championship, Miller Dowling and Chandlar Hollingsworth knew they needed a couple of bites from big bass.
(Jun 22, 2017 - HUNTINGDON,TN) The Bassmaster Junior National Championship is a team bass tournament, and all but one of the 51 teams are made up of two anglers between the ages of 7 and 13.
(Jun 22, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) Cappelli, Williams Win Cabela's National Team Championship on Lake Erie
(Jun 22, 2017 - Islamorada, FL) Sienna Megna, Pompano Beach, FL clinched First Place at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Anyone Can Win Tournament June 17-18 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on LegaSea, Megna landed a 15.5 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall rod and reel combo valued at $199.00.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, capped off an incredible season this weekend, winning his second FLW Tour Angler of the Year (AOY) title and the $100,000 prize Saturday at the FLW Tour's final 2017 regular-season event on the Potomac River.
(Jun 20, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Pro angler Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, finished the 2017 FLW Tour regular-season in 18th place overall – the highest of any Tour rookie – with 1,087 points, earning him the prestigious FLW Tour Rookie of the Year (ROY) title.
(Jun 20, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's recently unveiled the 2018 schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament bass lakes in the country.
Angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard
(Jun 19, 2017 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Mark Courts brought in a two-day total of 41.97 pounds to win the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) event on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on June 16. The angler won $15,000 and, by participating in the Ranger and Evinrude contingency programs, was upgraded to a new fully rigged Ranger 620FS with a 250 horsepower Evinrude G2 outboard for a total of $81,266 in winnings.
El Reno’s Ezell tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - WAGONER, Okla.) Boater Brett Brumnett of Wagoner, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division event on Fort Gibson Lake. Brumnett took home $4,507 for his victory.
Rock Hill’s Jennings Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Event on Lake Wylie.
Grover’s Ward tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - ROCK HILL, S.C.) Boater Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division event on Lake Wylie. Jennings took home $5,945 for his victory.
Hamilton’s Sykes tops Co-angler Division
(Jun 19, 2017 - BLOOMINGTON, Ind) Boater Chris Myers of Madison, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Lake Monroe presented by Navionics. Myers took home $6,394 for his victory.
(Jun 18, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, won the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses Sunday after bringing a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2
(Jun 17, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) Carl Svebek III has been a professional angler for most of his life. He cut his teeth fishing tournaments on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and he went on to fish in several major series as an adult. Eight years ago, Svebek dropped out of sight. He stopped fishing professionally. He had lost his title sponsor and was going through a divorce. So he decided to give up the sport he loved to spend more time with his children who hadn’t seen much of dad while he was on the road fishing.
(Jun 17, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought five bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to the scale Saturday to retain his lead at the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses with a three-day cumulative of 15 bass weighing 51-9. Monsoor will begin the fourth and final day of competition with a slim 2-ounce edge over Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Florida, who improved from 15th to 2nd in after weighing a five-bass limit totaling 19-7.
(Jun 17, 2017 - Austin, TX) Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer.
Bryan Thrift Clinches 2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year title, $100,000
(Jun 16, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces, to the scale Friday to grab the lead at the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses. Monsoor’s two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 36-4 gives him a 1-pound, 2-ounce advantage heading into Day Three of the four-day event that features the best bass anglers from across the globe competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
T-Roy Broussard hunts alligators for a living.
(Jun 16, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) On Saturday, he’ll hunt for an even more elusive prize — a berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Broussard, who lives 30 minutes away in Port Arthur, Texas, maintained his lead on Friday at the Bass Pro Shops Central Open No. 2 on the Sabine River.
(Jun 16, 2017 - Hayward, CA ) Some species of fish, especially after spawning, won't chase fast-moving bait. The problem is, many outboard engines won't run at the low RPMs needed to entice a bite.
(Jun 16, 2017 - Pueblo, CO) The Roaring Fork High School duo of Josey Morford and Alec Sloan, both of Carbondale, Colorado, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 12.04 pounds to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Colorado State Championship tournament on Lake Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado.
(Jun 15, 2017 - OLD TOWN, MAINE) Johnson Outdoors, a global leader in innovative outdoor recreation equipment products, today announced plans to expand product offerings under its flagship Old Town brand, maker of award-winning, market-leading canoes and kayaks.
(Jun 15, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to expand the 2017 private recreational fishing season for Gulf of Mexico red snapper.
B-Fish-N Tackle’s MasterFlash Jig taps into key predator-prey interactions
(Jun 15, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, often unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. All that’s left is an explosion of scales and flesh and violence— a flashy feast for the eyes that triggers primal responses from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.
Minnesota’s Larson Leads Co-angler Field
(Jun 15, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Pro Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, grabbed the early lead Thursday after Day One of the FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by Costa Sunglasses with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Jun 15, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) As one of the alligator-hunting stars of the History Channel’s “Swamp People” show, T-Roy Broussard should know a thing or two about backwaters, bayous and brackish-water fisheries like the Sabine River.
(Jun 14, 2017 - Paris, TN) When hundreds of high school anglers spread out across sprawling Kentucky Lake for the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods next week, they are likely to find highly educated bass, warns John Garrett, the 2016 Carhartt College Classic Bracket champion.
(Jun 13, 2017 - ) For the second time in the four-year history of the event, the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship is headed to Arkansas.
(Jun 13, 2017 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event at Lake Champlain, June 22-24. The tournament, which is presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the FLW Series Northern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $46,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Don’t be surprised when your smartphone goes full A.I., 3D and solar powered—all at once. Or when your device lets you interact with lifelike holographic images. Or when something called ‘augmented reality’ endows your phone with Star Trek Tricorder powers, scanning, analyzing and enhancing anything in your world.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Monroe, MI) The Roosevelt High School duo of Nicolas Biundo and Joey Deichelbohrer, both of Wyandotte, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Michigan Open tournament on the River Raisin.
Bills will support science and management to support the region’s fisheries
(Jun 12, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA. VA) The sportfishing industry offered its full support for two bills introduced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to manage and conserve the Great Lakes’ fisheries. Recreational fishing in the Great Lakes helps support a $7 billion economy and 75,000 jobs.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Take-off was at 5:45 am on Saturday, June 11, 2017.....It was a beautiful morning and turned out to be a great day to fish Ole Sam.
(Jun 10, 2017 - MONTEVALLO, AL.) Joshua Butts and Reid Conner of Wallace State-Hanceville rose to the top of the leaderboard once again as they took the title of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lay Lake with a three-day total of 40 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Jun 9, 2017 - SHELBY COUNTY,AL.) Conditions changed once again at Lay Lake as the full field of teams battled to not only take the top spot, but also to make the cut and fish on the final day.
(Jun 9, 2017 - SHELBY COUNTY,AL.) Lay Lake is changing day by day as storms passed through the area earlier in the week, making fishing tough. When the dust settled after Thursday’s weigh-in, JP Kimbrough and Jared Rascoe of Louisiana State University-Shreveport took the lead with 17 pounds, 1 ounce, on the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops donating 40,000 rods and reels in nationwide effort to get more kids outside
Gone Fishing movement aims to introduce fishing to families everywhere with free activities, donations and partnerships
(Jun 8, 2017 - Springfield, MO) Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families everywhere to get off the couch and head outdoors to discover the fun of fishing this summer.
(Jun 8, 2017 - ORANGE, TX) T-Roy Broussard got his first taste of professional bass fishing when the Bassmaster Elite Series made a stop in Orange, Texas, back in 2013.
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