Fishing & Boating News
(Dec. 07, 2013 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Ill., is the 56th and last angler to qualify for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lake Guntersville, Feb. 21-23. He entered the final round of the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron trailing Alabama's Shaye Baker by almost 6 pounds. Baker led the tournament for each of the first two days, but faltered in the finals.
(Dec. 06, 2013 - OKEECHOBEE, FL.) Alabama's Shaye Baker didn't just hold on at the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron, he increased his lead over the other 48 competitors. After tallying a limit weighing 29 pounds, 8 ounces on the first day, Baker was back with 19-6 on Day 2 for a total of 48-14.
(Dec. 05, 2013 - OkEECHOBEE, FL.) Alabama's Shaye Baker picked a good day to catch the biggest bass and biggest five-bass limit of his life. The young pro's catch totaled 29 pounds, 8 ounces, and his best largemouth weighed 9-1 to give him a 4 1/2-pound lead over fellow Alabaman and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Russ Lane at the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron.
(Nov. 26, 2013 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) After a national search, and review of over 120 college applicants, Fenwick has selected the 2014 Fenwick Collegiate Pro Team. The 21 accomplished collegiate anglers were chosen based on academic performance, community outreach, tournament participation, as well as other criteria. Fenwick will outfit these anglers with the latest in Fenwick gear and other goodies as they support Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events during the 2014 season.
Wahoo Smackdown III Tournament in Bimini
(Nov. 26, 2013 - ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS) A record 32 boats and 175 anglers landing nearly 2,000 pounds of wahoo competed in the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina's second season Wahoo Smackdown III two-day tournament this past weekend.
(Nov. 18, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN.) Vexilar, the world leader in WiFi sonar technologies is excited to release their SonarPhone app to the world for FREE. Now anglers can see for FREE how amazing this new technology will be for fishing and boating.
Projects funded as a part of criminal settlement with BP and Transocean
(Nov. 15, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $8.8 million for five Texas projects that address high priority conservation needs. The projects, developed in consultation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas General Land Office and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm or reduce the risk of future harm to natural resources that were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
(Nov. 15, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) It might be difficult for Santa to squeeze a bass boat down the chimney, but with the Bassmaster Holiday Boat Giveaway, it won't be necessary for St. Nick to face that obstacle.
(Nov. 12, 2013 - Spingfield, MO) Christmas gift guide for the outdoor adventurer
Continued partnership with the ACA has tremendous benefits to collegiate anglers
(Nov. 08, 2013 - San Antonio, TX) Pure Fishing and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have renewed their partnership and continue to support collegiate anglers through a variety of bonus and contingency programs, including recognition of the top twelve schools in the 2013 Cabela's School of the Year program and theFenwick Earn Your Wings program.
Proposed management changes could significantly reduce waste of this iconic sport fish
(Nov. 07, 2013 - Alexandria, VA) For almost a century, bluefin tuna have been one of the most important big-game species sought by recreational fishermen. However, the development of a lucrative commercial industry, largely catering to the demand for sushi in -? an indiscriminate commercial fishing practice that employs thousands of baited hooks on fishing lines that stretch for many miles.
(Nov. 04, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) It's an often heard refrain among bass anglers: "I've dreamed of going to the Bassmaster Classic since I was a kid." Only a select group achieve the objective of seeing their names on the roster for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, but with the field for the world championship of bass fishing close to completion, many of those anglers rest easy knowing they've made it.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and New Bedford, Mass., remain top fishing ports Contact
(Oct. 31, 2013 - ) U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion, according to Fisheries of the United States 2012, an annual report released by NOAA today.
$33,000 Lake-Ready Bass Boat To Be Awarded Complements of Berkley Trilene Fishing Line
(Oct. 29, 2013 - COLUMBIA, SC) The clock is winding down on a chance to win the Berkley Super Strong Trilene Tournament Boat Sweepstakes. Entries will be received until 11:59 pm (EDT) on November 1, 2013. There's nothing to buy, no hoops to jump through; simply enter.
(Oct. 28, 2013 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Jeff Lugar of McGaheysville, Va., only wanted for his sons to be able to say that their dad made it to the Bassmaster Classic. And now, after Lugar's win at the 2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Arkansas' Lake Dardanelle, they can.
(Oct. 28, 2013 - LANETT, AL.) Bobby Padgett of Lawrence, Ga., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Chevy Wild Card on West Point Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 21 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Padgett won $3,875 and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The tournament was hosted by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.
Cothran wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2013 - GAINESVILLE, GA.) David Nichol of Gainesville, Ga., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Lake Lanier with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 47 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Nichol won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
Kimmel wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2013 - LAVONIA, GA.) Brad Fowler of Pendleton, S.C., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Lake Hartwell with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 34 pounds, 15 ounces. For his victory, Fowler won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Bama, Bulldog, Piedmont and Volunteer divisions.
McDaniel wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2013 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Toby Corn of West Frankfort Ill., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Kentucky Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 65 pounds, 6 ounces. For his victory, Corn won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Great Lakes, Hoosier, Illini and Mississippi divisions.
Oklahoma's Adair wins co-angler title
(Oct. 23, 2013 - POTTSBORO, TX) Jeff Reynolds of Calera, Okla., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Lake Texoma with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 42 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Reynolds won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Cowboy, Okie and Ozark divisions.
Rick Ellis and Allen Stewart Win Super Team Championship again This time on Lake Maumelle and Arkansas River
(Oct. 21, 2013 - Lake Maumelle & Arkansas River, AR) The Championship tournament for Super Team opened with rain and a 25 mph wind at Lake Maumelle and a beautiful fall day on Arkansas River. The 34 Teams caught 313fish weighing 524.1 with 25/10 fish two day limits.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Oct. 19, 2013 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Touring pro Randall Tharp was the epitome of consistency at Ross Barnett Reservoir during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
(Oct. 19, 2013 - EL PASO, TX) ne of Texas' most unique cultural resources will soon reap the benefits of environmentally friendly landscaping, thanks to support from Boeing, which recently awarded Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation a grant in support of native landscape restoration at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site.
(Oct. 18, 2013 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Randall Tharp moved one step closer to achieving his goals for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Reservoir on the second day of competition.
Hosted by Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau
(Oct. 18, 2013 - Temple/Belton, TX) We had a great weekend on Lake Belton. We were welcomed by Nancy Glover with the Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau. A very special thanks to Rick Smith with Marine Outlet helped with the reservations at Blora Park with Department of The Army. We had a fabulous dinner from Fat Boys BBQ out of Temple, Texas for our banquet, also hosted by Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau.
(Oct. 17, 2013 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Touring pro Randall Tharp took a big step towards winning a points standings title and qualifying for a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic by taking the lead in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Reservoir.
(Oct. 16, 2013 - Calcium NY) On October 12-13th The Bass Federation (TBF) held their annual State Team Qualifier (STQ) tournament on Lake Champlain with their base of operations out of Port Henry. Weather conditions were stable for three days leading into the event to include day one. However, day two the big lake showed her colors as Mother Nature produced sustained SSE winds of 8-15 mph.
Championship event pays out over $105,000 to competitors
(Oct. 14, 2013 - NORMAN, OK.) Bill Wilcox, of Burleson, Texas, and Gib Coats, of Fort Worth, Texas, brought 48.56 pounds of bass to the scales to win the two-day championship event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on Oct. 13 at Falcon Lake. The winning anglers took home a brand new, fully rigged Ranger Z119C boat powered by an Evinrude outboard, valued at $45,000.
Ray wins co-angler title
(Oct. 12, 2013 - LAKEPORT, CA.) Jody Jordan of Vacaville, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 28 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event presented by Mercury Marine on Clear Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 81 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Jordan earned $28,958 and a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.
(Oct. 10, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Kenneth Wiley suspected he was being pranked when he got the Oct. 2 call telling him he was the grand-prize winner in the Fish With G-Man Sweepstakes on the Bassmaster website.
(Oct. 09, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Clay Wilson was due for a new truck. In fact, just three months ago the Rogers, Ark., resident was kicking tires and comparing options on the latest models when something told him to hold off for a while. It's just as well because Wilson was the winner of the Toyota All-Star Fan Favorite Angler Sweepstakes and a new 2014 Toyota Tundra valued at $35,000.
Bray Claims Co-angler Title
(Oct. 06, 2013 - Jasper, TX) Jason Wells of Center, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Texas Division event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Power-Pole. Wells' three-day total of 15 bass weighing 57 pounds, 14 ounces earned him $24,881.
BQ cook-off, kids' zone and off-road test tracks highlight weekend
(Oct. 06, 2013 - CONROE, TX) After the top 10 anglers competed on Sunday, Keith Combs of Huntington, TX claimed the championship at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Dominating the weekend, Combs won wire-to-wire staying in the lead all three days of competition.
Iowa duo win Crappie Masters event with 27.83 pounds of Crappie
(Oct. 01, 2013 - COLUMBIA, S.C.) Diversity is key to any fishermen, but Tommy Skarlis is taking it to another level, adding 2013 Crappie Master National Champion to his resume. The Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters National Championship took place this past weekend Grenada Lake and featured two Iowa residents that claimed the title. Weighing in 27.83 of crappie, Skarlis and teammate Kyle Steinfeldt took home the top honors, beating the nearest competitors by over two pounds.
(Sep. 29, 2013 - Muskegon, MI.) Jubilation and devastation. That was the theme revisited Sunday, the final round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket.
(Sep. 29, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) There's not a suggestion of rookie green clinging to Hank Cherry now. A first-year Bassmaster Elite Series pro when the season began in March, Cherry of Maiden, N.C., has his first Elite Series win in the bag.
(Sep. 28, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) How's this for a twist on a professional fishing tournament? Kevin VanDam, Edwin Evers, Cliff Pace and Hank Cherry didn't really care which of them caught the biggest bags of bass after two days of competition on Muskegon Lake in the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship.
(Sep. 28, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) Jordan Lee is on the road to redemption. The Auburn University senior brought in 15 pounds, 2 ounces of bass Friday to lead the first day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket by almost 6 pounds over his closest competitor.
(Sep. 27, 2013 - ) The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC when "FLW" airs Sept. 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET.
(Sep. 27, 2013 - MUSKEGON, MI.) Cliff Pace got a surprise package Friday. He was presented with a Bassmaster Classic ring, which he earned last February. "It was totally a surprise - a good one," he said. The ring was just the beginning of good things on Friday for the Petal, Miss., pro. Soon after he received the diamond-encrusted ring, he learned that his 14 pounds, 4 ounces of Muskegon Lake bass was enough to take the first-day lead
(Sep. 26, 2013 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) Jason Hill has never owned a bass boat, but he didn't let that stop him from pursuing his favorite hobby of bass fishing. Instead, he strapped his canoe to the top of whatever vehicle he owned at the time- from an old sedan to an SUV- and fished the ponds and smaller bodies of water near his home in Holderness, N.H.
(Sep. 26, 2013 - Toyota All-Star Week A Test Of Bassmaster's Best) Aaron Martens is in an enviable position. He's the newly minted Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year. The angler from Leeds, Ala., is also the defending champion in the 2013 Evan William Bourbon Championship, the main event of Friday-Sunday's Toyota All-Star Week.
Bean wins co-angler title
(Sep. 24, 2013 - GILBERTSVILLE, KY.) Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, Tenn., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 43 pounds, 9 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division super tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Anderson earned $5,517.
Pro-Angler Gilman And Co-Angler Converse Win Cabela's National Walleye Tour Championship Event At Devil's Lake, ND
Pro Robert Blosser and Co Joe Knight also clinch Angler of the Year awards
(Sep. 24, 2013 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) Pro-angler Chris Gilman, of Chisago City, Minn., brought in a three-day total of 55.91 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Cabela's National Walleye
Warden wins co-angler title
(Sep. 24, 2013 - ROCKWOOD,TN) Brian Hazel of Clinton, Tenn., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 30 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division super tournament on Watts Bar Lake. For his victory, Hazel earned $4,268.
Anglers took home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
(Sep. 23, 2013 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Paul Clark and Brett Preuett, collegiate anglers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, won the Ranger Cup University Fish-Off in impressive fashion over anglers from Tennessee Tech.
(Sep. 21, 2013 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Chris Jones got off to an ominous start this morning when his motor conked out and he had to be towed by Boat US.
(Sep. 20, 2013 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Local television celebrity Mark Goines put on a show Friday featuring a limit of bass and boat rescues by a couple of his competitors during the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Sep. 20, 2013 - CASCO, ME) Paul Mueller really didn't want to fish for largemouth on Maine's Sebago Lake. It's not his strength. He's much better at targeting smallmouth.
Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Sep. 20, 2013 - Muskogee, OK.) Knowing those tight little places to flip his lures into made the difference for Dale Hightower today at the Bass Pro Shops Central Open on the Arkansas River.
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