Fishing & Boating News
(Jul 7, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with five tournaments on Saturday, July 18. The Buckeye division takes on the Ohio River, the Illini division heads to Rend Lake, the Music City division navigates Old Hickory Lake, the Northeast division competes on Oneida Lake, and the Piedmont division stops at the James River.
St. Croix makes “the best” even better by overhauling flagship freshwater rod series
(Jul 6, 2015 - Park Falls, WI) In 1957, automotive engineer Ed Cole created Chevrolet’s now classic car design. Also in ‘57, American guitar manufacturer Fender moved from ash to alder Stratocaster guitar bodies.
(Jul 2, 2015 - RICHMOND, Va.) Virginia’s historic James River will host the first 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate from July 9-11, and the timing couldn’t be better. Earlier this year, various local tournaments have produced an unprecedented number of large fish — 8-, 9- and even 10-pounders.
(Jul 2, 2015 - Tulsa, Ok) Gene Larew Lures has acquired Crappie Pro, a popular crappie fishing brand known for its quality jig heads featuring horizontal balancing, super sharp hooks and durable color finishes.
(Jul 2, 2015 - Islamorada, FL.) For the fifth consecutive year, the Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys / University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) Celebrity Dolphin Tournament, hosted by Randal Hill and Andre Johnson, was one of the largest fishing event in the Florida Keys.
Bonfire Beach Bash & Tournament at Old Bahama Bay Leaves a Sizable Community Footprint in the West End
(Jul 1, 2015 - WEST END, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND) Partying pirates, a junkanoo celebration topped with a burning wahoo beach bonfire, fisherman hoisting catches, checks and trophies, and more than $4,000 donated to a local school and business artisans is just how Guy Harvey would describe a successful fishing tournament.
New HELIX™ 7 boasts amazing features and brightest 7-inch fishfinder screen yet
(Jul 1, 2015 - EUFAULA, AL.) This year the Humminbird HELIX™ 5 shattered all expectations for features and price, literally selling out at retailers across the globe. As anglers hit the water with HELIX, feedback was consistently positive … even passionate.
Murray State University Claims Second and Tennessee Tech University Takes Third
(Jul 1, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas) The University of North Alabama (UNA) landed their second consecutive Cabela's School of the Year Title with a season destined for victory. The UNA team, compiled of over forty members, kept the Cabela's School of the Year race as top priority for the season and through their hard work, commitment and dedication, they are once again crowned as the Cabela's School of the Year.
(Jul 1, 2015 - LAKEVIEW, Ohio) FLW College Fishing is headed to Indian Lake July 11 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Northern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Championship tournament.
(Jun 30, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with three tournaments on Saturday, July
(Jun 30, 2015 - ) The TX Shootout on Sam Rayburn, presented by Bass Champs, was a huge success and the competition was tight. It was the 1st Annual event, and 238 teams signed up for a chance to win a portion of over $100,000 paid to the top teams. The top 29 teams received checks, and the winners enjoyed a whopping $50,000 payday!
(Jun 30, 2015 - FOND DU LAC, WI) Despite a somewhat soggy summer to date, a free fishing trip for veterans that was organized by the Mercury Marine Military Veterans Network and the Fond du Lac chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries was held Saturday under sunny skies and on smooth water.
INGENIOUS PLANO A-SERIES QUICKTOP TACKLE BAGS DOMINATE THE TACKLE STORAGE HIERARCHY
(Jun 30, 2015 - Plano, IL) Plano revolutionized the tackle storage business over 60 years ago with the creation of the first molded plastic tackle box.
(Jun 30, 2015 - BROADDUS, TX) The Broaddus High School team of Hunter Curry and Josh Russell brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 33 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the 2015 Texas State High School Fishing American Legion Sam Rayburn OPEN on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Sickle wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - ) David Lauer of McConnelsville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2015 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Lauer earned $6,289.
Jester wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) Cory Johnston of Cavan, Ontario, Canada, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2015 on 1000 Islands. For his victory, Johnston earned $5,632.
Maxwell wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Craig Hipsher of Benton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2015 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Hipsher earned $4,385.
Stephens wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI.) Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Michigan, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2015 on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Dobson earned $5,804.
Spencer wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - WARSAW, Mo.) Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Truman. For his victory, Berhorst earned $5,963.
Tisdale wins co-angler title
(Jun 30, 2015 - GREENVILLE, MS.) Matthew Bates of Greenville, Mississippi, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds even Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Ferguson. For his victory, Bates earned $3,963.
(Jun 29, 2015 - Lake Livigston, TX) What a stormy morning on Lake Houston. There were 11 individuals who came out to fish. Randy Quin came in 1st place with 5 bass that weighed 14.10 lbs. He received the 1st place check for $430.00. Randy also caught the biggest bass of the day that weighed 4.68 lbs. and he received another $55.00 for a total of $485.00 for his day on the water.
(Jun 29, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with China to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the world’s most populous country. The agreement will be signed by Gang Li, Vice President of the Florida Culture Exchange Association representing Sunny Lake (Beijing) Sport Development, LLC, at a scheduled news conference at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST).
Miroonamoo Media Group Signs Exclusive FLW Licensing Agreement To Run FLW Tournaments In South Korea
(Jun 29, 2015 - MARBURY, Md.) FLW announced today an exclusive licensing agreement with MirooNamoo Media Group from South Korea to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments in the Eastern-Asian country at a contract signing preceding the weigh-in at the Walmart FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
(Jun 29, 2015 - Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk, WI) Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk, WI was the site of the second qualifying tournament in the Central Wisconsin River Tour presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and the Stevens Point Brewery on Saturday, June 27th. Forty-five teams took off from the launch ramp in the Town of Bradley in search of the biggest 5-fish limit.
Legendary Texas Angler Beats 140 Pros, Wins $125,000 in Nationally Televised Event
(Jun 28, 2015 - MARBURY, Md.) When professional angler Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, was forced to withdraw from the Walmart FLW Tour in 2014 after suffering a heart attack he wasn’t sure if he’d ever be able to fish competitively again.
(Jun 28, 2015 - Lake Livingston, TX) t was a good day on Lake Livingston for the team of Jared McCulley & Don LaHue..... They brought in 18.62lbs. to win first place and $1,675.00.
(Jun 28, 2015 - Dominican Republic) It was the team from Aruba aboard Alina that took the early lead from day one releasing six white marlin including a triple-header, plus a blue, and held on till the final day to take Top Boat honors as well as top team in the Barceló Rum Division in this year’s International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout.
(Jun 28, 2015 - San Antonio, Texas) The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce that the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley will be held on March 11-13, 2016 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.
(Jun 28, 2015 - MARBURY, Md.) Pro angler Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 8 ounces to extend his lead on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
North Carolina’s Self Leads Co-Anglers
(Jun 25, 2015 - MARBURY, Md.) Pro angler Adrian Avena of Vineland, New Jersey, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats. Avena will start the second day of competition with a 1-pound, 6-ounce lead
(Jun 25, 2015 - STEVENS POINT,WI.) Eighty-five collegiate bass fishing teams will converge on Lake DuBay July 9-11 for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, marking the first time for Wisconsin to host the finals.
Tuesday Night Tournament
(Jun 24, 2015 - Lake Houston, TX) Lake Houston has some amazing sunsets, this Tuesday evening was no exception. And what a beautiful evening to be on the water. there were 12 teams that showed up to fish this evening. There were 3 limits caught with a total of 37 fish that weighed 71.63 lbs. and that made it a 1.93 average size bass.
(Jun 24, 2015 - SamRayburn, TX) HIGH WATER on Rayburn didn't stop the fish from biting or Steve Phillips from winning the 6th Individual tournament. He came in first place with 5 that weighed 18.26 lbs.receiving a check for $550.00.
(Jun 24, 2015 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, TX) What a beautiful day on Rayburn!!! There were 25 teams who showed up to fish catching a total of 18 limits, 98 fish, a total of 281.91 lbs that made a 2.87 average size fish.
Veteran IFA anglers claim victory at Houma, take home over $14,000 in winnings
(Jun 24, 2015 - Houma,LA) Eddie Adams, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Dwayne Eschete, of Madisonville, Louisiana, weighed a two-day limit that totaled 36.15 pounds to win the second IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Open presented by Cabela's on June 20 at Houma, Louisiana. The premier team event paid out over $43,000 in total winnings and will be featured on multiple television networks early next year.
(Jun 24, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pros Jeff Barth, Marshall Deakins, Brent Long, Colby Schrumpf, Terry Segraves and Derrick Snavely have informed FLW of their decisions to withdraw from the Tour prior to the final regular-season event of the 2015 season.
(Jun 23, 2015 - LA PLATA, Md.) The Potomac Falls High School team of Jordon Mazza and Richard Wellhouse brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2015 Virginia State High School Fishing Championship on the Potomac River.
Canadian Angler Wins $120,000, Entry into Forrest Wood Cup
(Jun 22, 2015 - BUCHANAN, TN) Curtis Richardson of Belleville, Ontario, Canada, brought a 19-pound, 9-ounce five-bass limit to the scale Saturday to win the Walmart BFL All-American on Kentucky Lake and the $120,000 payday.
(Jun 19, 2015 - FAIRMONT, W.Va.) Brad Weese used a rarely exploited river fishing tactic to win the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional on the Monongahela River Friday. In three days of undeniably some of the toughest fishing in divisional history, the West Virginian caught 19 pounds, 1 ounce to win the three-day event with 10 bass total.
(Jun 18, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, MO.) Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. And, it's all free! Family Summer Camp begins Saturday, June 27 and continues through Sunday, July 26 at 71 Bass Pro Shops located across the United States and Canada.
(Jun 18, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS,MN) Jim Shunamon of Quincy, Massachusetts, correctly picked three of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga presented by Igloo Coolers. For his picks, Shunamon won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing, held in conjunction with the FLW Tour fishing tournament.
LAKE CHAMPLAIN (PLATTSBURGH) TOURNAMENT
(Jun 18, 2015 - Plattsburgh NY) New York The Bass Federation (NYTBF) held their first points tournament of the 2015 season on Lake Champlain with launch and afternoon weigh-in out of the Plattsburgh Dock Street Boat Ramp.
Arkansas’ Gross paces co-anglers
(Jun 18, 2015 - BUCHANAN, TN.) Bobby Padgett of LaGrange, Georgia, took the early lead at the Walmart BFL All-American on Kentucky Lake with a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 13 ounces. Padgett will begin day two of the three-day competition with a 3-pound lead over second-place angler Curtis Richardson of Belleville, Ontario, Canada, who weighed in five bass totaling 24 pounds, 13 ounces.
(Jun 18, 2015 - FAIRMONT, W.Va.) Brad Weese has a 3-pound lead going into the final day of competition at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional.
(Jun 17, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The results have been tabulated after several months of research and the 2015 rankings for the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America have been revealed. For the first time since the inaugural rankings in 2012 when Falcon Lake in Texas was No. 1, a southern fishery has claimed the title of best lake in the country.
(Jun 17, 2015 - FAIRMONT, W.Va.) The water level has everything to do with the leader Mark Garner’s strategy at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional. That’s not surprising because the tournament is on the Monongahela River, where success hinges on the rise and fall of the current.
(Jun 17, 2015 - Brainerd,MN) Through years of research and development and advice from such angling luminaries as Al Lindner, Dan Sura, Dave Csanda and Jeff Zernov, as well as input from anglers with physical limitations, was born the M-POW-R REEL®
(Jun 17, 2015 - Alexandria, Va) The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Ala.) proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill. The bill included a number of provisions that attempt to address the ongoing mismanagement of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery that has resulted in the current 10-day season for private recreational anglers.
(Jun 8, 2015 - ) Promoting time on the water with benefiting its community, Mastry Engine Center is a sponsor of the 85th annual Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club Tarpon Tournament. Running for five weeks, May 9-June 27, it is the oldest, continuous, open-to-the-public tarpon tournament in Florida.
Clore wins co-angler title
(Jun 15, 2015 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Mike Parmer of Metropolis, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament of 2015 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Parmer earned $4,119.
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