Fishing & Boating News
A Different Breed of Pro
(May 19, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) Will Simmons planned to be fishing by lunchtime; maybe just a little after. A transplanted crappie fisherman turned bass nut, and now coach of the Obion County Central High School (OCCHS) fishing team, Simmons was en route to his first fishing photoshoot.
Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Joins AFTCO’s Conservation Efforts with AFTCO Bank Bags during Championship Week
(May 19, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) AFTCO a long-time leader in conservation in the saltwater world is bringing their conservation ethics to the freshwater market in 2018 with a variety of new initiatives including their Bank Bag program. This program will be in full effect during the 2018 collegiate bass fishing championship. During that week AFTCO supplies a Bank Bag to each team to use to p
(May 18, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, Tenn., fished “a hodge-podge of lures, techniques and depths today to earn 18 pounds, 3 ounces of largemouth bass and take command of the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Travis.
Wide selection offered to fit any kayak or boat angler's needs
(May 17, 2018 - Houston, TX) RAILBLAZA® USA offers a wide selection of rod holders to fit any kayak or boat angler's needs. The Rod Holder II, Rod Tube and Rod Holder R provide a convenient spot to secure fishing rods while underway, actively fishing or trolling. The rod holding solutions from RAILBLAZA easily reposition to meet current conditions, hold varying types of reels and are compatible with the full range of RAILBLAZA bases to mount on a kayak or boat.
(May 17, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) A heavy, 21-pound, 15-ounce limit of largemouth bass, anchored by an impressive 7-9 big fish, put Ray Hanselman Jr. of Del Rio, Texas, in the lead after the opening round of competition at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Travis.
(May 17, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Pro Randy Haynes of Ripley, Mississippi, weighed a 26-pound, 3-ounce, limit of bass Thursday to take the early lead at the FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Costa Sunglasses.
Ingenious Aqua-Vu® XD™ Pole Camera Adaptor reaches out and reveals fish in previously inaccessible locations
(May 16, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Beneath the surface, things rarely match the imagination. Consider the waterscape beneath a boat dock. Any idea what’s down there? Nope, but sure would like to know. What about that big sunken tree you’ve tried to fish? Who knows what might be living in that snag-infested thing. Any bass below that patch of lily pads? Crappies hiding in the cabbage?
Stephen Browning performs swimmingly with Legend Tournament Bass Swim Bait rod
(May 16, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The right place, the right time, the right bait. Sounds like the formula for the type of success that leads to a major tournament victory, right? Well, Stephen Browning certainly had all those elements lined up, but to close the deal on his Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Reservoir he needed one final piece of the puzzle — the right rod.
(May 16, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) It was HOT as the air temperature was in the low 90’s. James Chandler from Liberty had to fish alone this week because his partner Sandro Alfaro had to work.
Dean Coleman & Jimmy Emmons Jr. are leading the pack for Angler of the Year with just 3 more tournaments left.
AQ Houston Team #5
(May 16, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Dean Coleman and Jimmy Emmons Jr. came in 1st place this past Saturday on Lake Houston with a limit of 5 bass that weighed 16.37 lbs…. That’s a good limit any day on this lake. Dean & Jimmy took home the first place check for $1,840.00.
AQ Conroe Team #5
(May 16, 2018 - Lake Conroe, TX) Kyle Nitshke & Jason Bonds came walking to the scales with both carrying each side of the bulging weigh-in bag. I knew then that they had an awesome limit of bass. Their largest fish was a 7.56 lb’er.
(May 16, 2018 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Korey Sprengel of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, weighed a total of 35.33 pounds of walleye to win the season-opening event of the 2018 Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) on Lake Winnebago, May 11. Thanks to Ranger Cup contingency Sprengel walked away with a brand-new Ranger 620FS plus a Mercury outboard, $15,000 and $2,635 in Anglers Advantage cash for a total of $82,635 in winnings.
Ranger Cup University's Team of the Year Challenge Heads to Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers on board
Ranger pros Jordan and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery
(May 16, 2018 - Flippin, AR) The "Big G" in north Alabama will play host to the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year championship, but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself, to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.
(May 16, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) The Delta Teen Team duo of Miles Kaneko and Jared De Fremery, both of Berkeley, California brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Clear Lake Open and earn the title of TBF/FLW California State Champions in Lakeport, California. The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship, held June 26-30, on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
(May 16, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky) The Marshall County High School team of Tristan Barrett and Evan Bremmerkamp brought a two-day cumulative total of eight bass weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale this weekend, beating out 67 other teams to win the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake.
Normandy’s Steadman Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Tournament on Tims Ford Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Hendersonville’s Brinson
(May 16, 2018 - WINCHESTER, TN) Boater David Steadman Jr. of Normandy, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Tims Ford Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Steadman pocketed $2,648 for his win.
(May 16, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) The University of California-Merced team of Herbie LeBlanc of Gilroy, California, and Tshu Xiong of Merced, California, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Clear Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces. The victory earned the Bobcats bass club $2,250 and a spot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Georgia’s Partain Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Tournament on Lake Hartwell
Lewis Takes Co-angler Title
(May 16, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Boater Kerry Partain of Elberton, Georgia, caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament Saturday on Lake Hartwell. For his efforts, Partain took home $3,705.
Arkansas' Bentonville High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake O' the Pines Open in Texas
(May 16, 2018 - Jefferson, TX) Arkansas’ Bentonville High School duo of Josh Gray and Jackson O’Shea brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake O’ the Pines Open in Jefferson, Texas. The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National championship, held June 26-30, on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
Vandiver’s Stracner Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Tournament on Lake Eufaula
Dothan’s Ward Wins Co-angler Title
(May 16, 2018 - EUFAULA, AL.) Boater Josh Stracner of Vandiver, Alabama, caught five bass Saturday weighing 22 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lake Eufaula. For his efforts, Stracner earned $4,418.
(May 16, 2018 - Columbus OH) The Oak Hill High School fishing duo of Keaton Potter and Mitchell Hale, both of Oak Hill, Ohio, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Ohio State Championship on Alum Creek.
Kelseyville’s Brezeale Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series at Clear Lake presented by Evinrude
(May 12, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) Pro Wayne Brezeale of Kelseyville, California, won the Costa FLW Series at Clear Lake presented by Evinrude Saturday after bringing a limit of bass weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces to the scale.
(May 12, 2018 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) Lucas Murphy and Nolan Hitt had only fished one official tournament together before they teamed up this week in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(May 12, 2018 - Strader Takes Home Back-To-Back B.A.S.S. Victories) On Monday, while other contestants in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open at Lake Norman, North Carolina, were enjoying their first day of official practice, Wesley Strader was putting the finishing touches on his first Elite Series victory in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia. Six days later, Strader added the second of his back-to-back B.A.S.S. victories by winning the Eastern Open at Norman.
Z-Man® unveils the ultimate weedless jighead, the Eye Strike Fishing® Weedless Eye™ Jighead
(May 11, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Slip beneath the dark watery surface and you’re likely to lock eyes with aquatic life well before you discern the first fin, scale or tail. Baitfish eyes, in particular, reflect a perpetual, primal alertness. Some call it a look of fear; the same wild, desperate expression observed in the optics of the horror-flick victims.
(May 11, 2018 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) Cully Scroggins and Nathon Portch say they are using intuition to key in on the best locations to find bass during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops.
Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 2 at Lake Norman
(May 11, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) A seven-hour practice and a 6-pound clue pushed Wesley Strader atop the leaderboard today in the semifinal round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 2 at Lake Norman. Strader of Spring City, Tenn., is vying for back-to-back B.A.S.S. tournament victories after his win last week in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
(May 11, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) There is certainly no shortage of storylines for this year’s Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Travis.
(May 10, 2018 - ) Anglers can catch largemouth bass in every season; but hands-down, spring dominates in terms of accessibility to quantity and quality. Essentially, the fish are at their heaviest of the year, they display voracious feeding interests — pre and post periods — and often position in areas where they can be visually located.
(May 10, 2018 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) While most other college bass fishing teams were pulling 2 1/2-pound bass out of Cherokee Lake today, Cully Scroggins and Nathon Portch were catching 3 1/2-pounders.
(May 10, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) It wasn’t difficult to catch a five-bass limit of 14-inch keepers Thursday at Lake Norman. But finding anything bigger was a daunting task. Patrick Walters of Ladson, S.C., and Cody Pike of Powhatan, Va., solved the problem best.
Ranger Cup University's Team of the Year Challenge Heads to Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers on Board
Ranger pros Jordan Lee and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery
(May 10, 2018 - FLIPPIN, AR) The "Big G" in north Alabama will play host to this year's Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt Lee and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team Tournament #5
(May 8, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was supposed to be an ugly rainy day, but turned out to be a beautiful day to fish. There were 22 teams that came out to fish the 5th Anglers Quest Team tournament of the 2018 season. With the air temperature in the low to mid 60’s and the water temps in the mid 70’s the fish were biting on Big Sam.
(May 8, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) There were 17 individuals who showed up to fish the Anglers Quest Rayburn Tournament on Sunday May the 6th. Seventeen AMAZING guys out of 67 total that have fished at least one of these this year… ( If you would all show up on the same day, what a payout that would be)…..
McKee’s Akemon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Lake Cumberland
Michigan’s Wathen Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - BURNSIDE, Ky.) Boater Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Akemon took home $4,271.
(May 8, 2018 - Dayton, TN) The Bryan College team of Nathan Bell of Riceville, Tennessee, and Cole Sands of Calhoun, Tennessee, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Chickamauga presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 9 ounces.
Boatright & Maxwell champion Bass Champs Central Region finale on LBJ Anglers of the Year are named!
(May 8, 2018 - ) It has been quite a season for Bass Champs Central Region teams, and the anticipation factor for the final event May 5, 2018 on LBJ only increased with weather delays. Nearly $53,000 was up for grabs and it was the last tournament to accumulate the points needed in the Anglers of the Year race. The hunt was on, but in the end it was Nick Boatright and Chad Maxwell who came out on top to win over $20,000!
(May 8, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) When a major bass tournament is held in the southern half of the United States in May, it’s a safe bet the spawn will a play big factor in how the first-place prize is earned.
Tulsa’s Hemphill Wins Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Boater Eric Faucett of Norman, Oklahoma, caught five bass Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River. For his efforts, Faucett pocketed $6,019.
Georgia’s Jones Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Tournament on Neely Henry Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Tennessee’s White
(May 8, 2018 - GADSDEN, AL.) Boater Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Neely Henry Lake. Jones took home $5,224 for his efforts.
Social Circle’s Carter Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Event on Lake Sinclair
Athens’ Kimmel Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.) Boater Kip Carter of Social Circle, Georgia, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division event on Lake Sinclair. For his efforts, Carter netted $6,126.
Waynesfield’s Logan Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Opener presented by Navionics on Ohio River
Kentucky’s Howard Wins Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Boater Bob Logan of Waynesfield, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 12 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener on the Ohio River presented by Navionics. For his victory, Logan earned $6,000.
Prescott High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship on Lake Dardanelle
(May 8, 2018 - Russelville, AR) The Prescott High School fishing duo of Bryer Pennington and Jack Arnette, both of Prescott, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship on Lake Dardanelle.
(May 8, 2018 - Paris, TN) The final day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia threw Wesley Strader the right pitch, and he knocked it out of the park.
Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Tournament on Jordan Lake
West Virginia’s Grose Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - NEW HILL, N.C.) Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Jordan Lake. For his win, Walser was awarded $5,048.
Jerkbaits and Rattlebaits prove potent on aggressive, actively feeding fish
(May 6, 2018 - ) One of the hallmarks of spring is the predictable movement of walleyes. On inland lakes, walleye slide into shallow waters along rocky, windblown shorelines to spawn. Major rivers see mass upstream migrations of walleyes, to be interrupted only by natural or manmade obstacles. And on the Great Lakes, fish funnel into primary tributaries to reproduce, and then systematically return to their home ranges.
(May 6, 2018 - Paris, TN) Wesley Strader caught a five-bass limit during Sunday’s semifinal round of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia that weighed 22 pounds, 6 ounces.
(May 5, 2018 - Paris, TN) When Bassmaster tournament emcee Dave Mercer noted that Skeet Reese was “making it look easy” during the morning’s Bassmaster LIVE coverage, the veteran pro gave a simple explanation for the seemingly tranquil performance that pushed him into the lead with 45 pounds, 5 ounces on Day 2 of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
(May 4, 2018 - Paris, TN) Chris Zaldain knew what he wanted to do, he knew why he wanted to do it and he got the job done to the tune of a 24-pound, 3-ounce limit of bass that leads the first round of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear
(May 3, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Leading recreational fishing organizations applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for introducing S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, to phase out the use of mile-long drift gillnets in the eastern Pacific by 2020 and bring California swordfish fishing in-line with all other U.S. and international swordfish fisheries.
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