Fishing & Boating News
University of Central Florida Wins FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake
(Jan 30, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) The University of Central Florida team of Hunter McKamey of Geneva, Tennessee, and Kyle Oliver of Winter Garden, Florida, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Crescent Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces.
Jerkbait Fishing Made Easy New suspending jerkbait available in three sizes
(Jan 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) A suspending jerkbait must do two things really well: be castable and deliver maximum action with minimal rod movement. Designed by legendary jerkbait angler David Fritts and B.A.S.S. Elite Pro Justin Lucas, the new Berkley® Cutter gives anglers a reason to believe in a jerkbait once again. Berkley Cutter jerkbaits possess qualities that pros rely on when fishing in colder waters.
Plano's New Weekend Series Tackle Bags Deliver Slick Good Looks, Exceptional Capability and Value To Working Anglers
(Jan 29, 2016 - Plano, IL) The new Weekend Series Tackle Bags are the largest in the Weekend Series and provide the greatest storage capacity and organizational capability. Available in staple 3600 and 3700 sizes, both bags incorporate a top-flap lid design that covers the main zippered compartment and bag front, providing ultra clean looks.
LLGF University April 29-May 1
(Jan 29, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 29-May 1, 2016 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.
(Jan 29, 2016 - Kissimmee. FL) Wesley Strader has moved into first place in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open with a game plan that seems to change by the hour.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Tulsa) Gene Larew's new Punch Out Craw soft-plastic lure is as versatile as the professional bass angler who designed it, Jacob Wheeler.
Berkley Launches Next Evolution Crankbait
(Jan 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The new floating Bad Shad offerings from Berkley® are a confidence builder when anglers are down to the wire and looking for a limit or a pay day. With an irresistible side roll and tail wag, the Bad Shad comes in size 5 measuring 2 inches long and size 7 measuring 2.75 inches long, diving to depths of down to 9 feet
(Jan 28, 2016 - OLD TOWN, MAINE ) It’s a perfect shoreline brimming with big bass. You could fish there all day. Your next personal best, you know, is waiting in that spot—if only you could get to it.
Future Angler Foundation Hosts Successful Fundraiser at National Professional Anglers Association Conference
(Jan 28, 2016 - Forestville, WI) Anglers and the sportfishing community recently gathered in the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and kicked off the major annual fundraiser for the Future Angler Foundation (FAF). This benefit banquet was sponsored by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats for the fourth consecutive year.
Underwater camera leader taps pro Bruce Samson, expands educational outreach
(Jan 28, 2016 - Crosslake, MN.) Apart from most angling electronics today, learning to use an Aqua-Vu underwater camera is simple. Deploy the optics and watch the screen. The fish you see through the lens are the same fish you strive to catch—no guesswork necessary. That said, the best anglers have learned to employ a full armada of electronics—sonar, GPS and underwater viewing—to gain the most complete aquatic perspective.
Proceeds from highly rated novel goes to wounded veterans’ program
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) One of the world’s most successful businessmen, avid fishermen, sports team owners and five-time author is making another stop on his book tour, Friday afternoon, January 29, in Morgantown, West Virginia.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Fishing Classic offers sportsmen and women, kids, and families interested in fishing the opportunity to enjoy 10 days filled with the latest fishing gear, tips, outdoor celebrities, giveaways, and more.
(Jan 28, 2016 - ) FLW anglers are already seeing the benefits of the company’s partnership with Costa Del Mar. FLW is pleased to announce today the details of the Costa FLW Rewards program, a contingency program designed to support the enthusiasm and brand loyalty of FLW anglers across the country.
Mercury-powered Under Armour Fishing Team beats the weather, claims season’s first Southern Kingfishey
(Jan 28, 2016 - Key West, FL) There’s an age-old theory in fishing: The biggest fish eat first.
2016 season kicks off Jan 30 on Sam Rayburn
(Jan 28, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Texas Team Trail (TXTT) as official sponsor for the 2016 season. The announcement comes as the TXTT prepares to kick-off the season this weekend on Sam Rayburn.
(Jan 28, 2016 - Kissimmee. FL) Team tournament partners Brad Knight and Wesley Strader got one big fish on the Kissimmee Chain and are neck and neck in the pro division after the first round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open Thursday.
(Jan 26, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) After losing out in a boat giveaway sponsored by an insurance company, Dennis Inman searched online for another contest to win a boat.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Many, LA) Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2016 on Toledo Bend Lake. For his victory, Pitt earned $4,872.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Lake Houston, TX) It was a chilly start at the first Anglers Quest Team Tournament on Lake Houston. It turned out to be a beautiful day to be on the water. Twenty-two boats showed up to fish Saturday morning.
(Jan 25, 2016 - Peachtree, GA) Offshore anglers, commercial fishermen and workboat operators can rely on new Hella marine Sea Hawk-R floodlights to shine on in the harshest conditions.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Nominations for the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team opened today. Coaches, officials and others can nominate top high school anglers for the honor until Feb. 15.
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Caleb Ramsey won the very first Rayburn Individual Tournament of 2016 with 21.74 lbs. His Big bass weighed 6.76 lbs. Caleb took home $530.00 for his day on the water at "Big Sam".
(Jan 20, 2016 - Lake Livigston, TX) There were 21 teams that came to fish the first Anglers Quest Livingston team Tournament of 2016. Donnie Luker & Jason Stovall brought 5 fish to the scales that went 19.67lbs., with the Biggest bass wieghing 8.34 lbs. they took home a total of $1,800.00 for their day on the water.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Guntersville, AL) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
Management Broad representation of recreational fishing community interests strategize on key management issues
(Jan 19, 2016 - New Orleans, LA) Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.
(Jan 19, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce that G2 Gemini will continue the long standing partnership with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series through the 2016 season.
South Carolina’s Travelers Rest High School Wins 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida Open On Lake Okeechobee
12-pound, 1-ounce Lunker Anchors Huge Limit
(Jan 19, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) The Travelers Rest High School duo of Jacob Smith and Daniel Clark from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 26 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida Open on Lake Okeechobee. The win earned the team the title and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky on September 16-17.
The Fin-Wing fools the weariest of fish with its unique vertical turn-and-swim action
(Jan 19, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) Fish are smarter than we give them credit for. Calculus and geometry being processed within those little pea-sized brains, you ask? Well… no. To be clear, they’re not that clever. But it’s been proven time and time again they have the ability of recollection.
(Jan 19, 2016 - Bunnel, FL) FLW College Fishing is headed to Crescent Lake Jan. 30 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.
New HELIX 9 & 10 units offer loads of functionality .. like multiple-unit networking and user-generated mapping via one-of-a-kind AutoChart Live
(Jan 18, 2016 - EUFAULA, AL) Looking back to the release of the HELIX 5 and the ICAST 2015 “Best of Electronics” award-winning HELIX 7, it’s hard to believe that HELIXTM could be made even better …
(Jan 18, 2016 - Clearwater, FL) A challenge when installing hardware is that desirable flush-mounted cleats can't always be positioned where they're needed.
Record setting day at Skeeter Bass Champs season Kick-off. Father & Son team top a field of 319 Teams!
(Jan 18, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Skeeter Bass Champs blasted off their 2016 season on Sam Rayburn, with a near record field. $87,750 was awarded to the top 42 teams January 16 at the Umphrey Pavilion. Eleven sacks over 20 pounds were weighed in, and the big bass of the day weighed over ten pounds!
(Jan 17, 2016 - Brenham, TX) The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Jan 16, 2016 - Rollover Pass, Bolivar Peninsula,TX.) Landing and releasing two nice speckled trout made my early morning fishing a plus factor with major adrenalin rushes. Flipping out another cast and retrieving my awake was suddenly jolted by a violent “TIC” !!
(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.
(Jan 16, 2016 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its first regular-season event of the 2016 tournament season on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The iconic Texas fishery is situated between Beaumont and Longview and remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for competitive bass fishermen.
Lambert Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Opener on Lake Okeechobee Presented By Power-Pole
2014 FLW Tour Rookie of the Year Tops Record Field of 250 Boaters
(Jan 16, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Pro angler Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 44 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Lambert earned $60,000 and a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.
(Jan 14, 2016 - Ashland City, TN) For years, active families seeking an ideal boat for both fishing and water skiing have been forced to compromise for a boat that really didn't handle either assignment sufficiently well.
(Jan 14, 2016 - ) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Open s on Lake Dardanelle.
(Jan 14, 2016 - ) CarecoTV, producers of the IFA Redfish Tour television series, is proud to announce the launch of a new dedicated hunting and fishing Roku Channel, Outdoor Action TV. The channel, which went live in December of 2015, hosts a wide variety of recent programming for the avid outdoorsmen and women with an emphasis on hunting and fishing.
Bobby Garland's new 1.25 inch Itty Bit Slab Slay'R imitates a variety of preferred crappie meals,ranging from insects to minnows.
(Jan 14, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) While it was American rock band the Eagles who recorded "Take It To The Limit" years ago, Bobby Garland's Itty Bit Slab Slay'R is likely going to have another group, crappie anglers, singing a modified version along the lines of "take it for a limit".
(Jan 14, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) As the 2016 semester is underway, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series fast approaching, the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole ®shallow water anchors will continue to support the series and will offer a 20% rebate to all collegiate anglers.
The Answers are Close to Home New report examines anglers’ lifestyle choices to help businesses improve marketing
(Jan 11, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?
(Jan 11, 2016 - Palm City, FL) Boat owners often struggle placing a mooring line's loop over a piling or cleat, especially from a moving deck. Too often, it slips off the pole and into the water, possibly leading to a dangerous situation. Shurhold's Dock-A-Reni holds the rope securely against any standard boat hook shaft, turning a challenging chore into an easy task.
(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) HAPPY NEW YEAR YA' LL !!!!! It was CHILLY on Big Sam Rayburn Sunday morning January 10, 2016 !!! With the temp in the mid to low 30's and the wind gusting to 25 MPH, it made it feel like it was freezing.
Kapiton Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Opener On Lake Okeechobee Presented By Navionics
Event ties record for second-largest field in FLW Bass Fishing League History
(Jan 11, 2016 - Lake Okeechobee, FL) Professional angler George Kapiton of Inverness, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds even Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Okeechobee, presented by Navionics. For his victory, Kapiton earned $9,000.
(Jan 11, 2016 - ) Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
(Jan 7, 2016 - Henderson, NY) The Bass Federation (TBF) in coordination with NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) and the town of Ticonderoga NY will host the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Regional Championship on Lake Champlain. The morning launch and afternoon weigh-ins will be out of the Ticonderoga Boat Ramp.
(Jan 7, 2016 - ) The 17 ACE Flyfisher's Qui-Dry hull allows water to roll off the bow, rather than slapping it—essential when stealthily poling in the shallows. It also keeps the ride smooth, dry and comfortable when running in the chop.
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