Fishing & Boating News
(Aug 16, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) After starting Sunday’s final round of the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay with a 5-pound lead, he was struggling as the clock ticked toward noon. And to make matters worse, Bill Lowen, his closest competition coming into the day, was off to a red-hot start.
(Aug 16, 2015 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) The Bassmaster Elite Series will once again return to the renowned fishery Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border. B.A.S.S. announced the selection today in conjunction with the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission’s celebration of the lake earning the top spot on Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list.
Smith wins co-angler title
(Aug 15, 2015 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces. For his win, Lieblong earned $39,733 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
(Aug 15, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) Aaron Martens said he’s exhausted after averaging only four hours of sleep a night since the tournament began, and he’s lost at least four good-size bass this week.
(Aug 14, 2015 - ) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with Mexico to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the United States’ southern neighbor as part of the international division of the Rayovac FLW Series.
New partnership, contingency program will add even more ways to win in 2016
(Aug 14, 2015 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) While the 2016 season is still months away, the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) continues to make headlines. Coming off a record year with boat counts on the rise, the popular bass fishing trail has officially joined forces with the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.).
(Aug 14, 2015 - NORTH EAST, MD.) The weight pushed Martens’ two-day total to 32-8 and kept him in the lead for a second straight day. But two young anglers, Michigan’s Chad Pipkens (31-13) and Australian Carl Jocumsen (31-12), are less than a pound back, and reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney (30-5) is within easy-striking distance.
(Aug 13, 2015 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark.) As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
(Aug 13, 2015 - NORTH EAST, Md.) Some fishermen like to play it safe when they’re leading the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race late in the season.
(Aug 13, 2015 - Woodbury, MN) Subtleties make all the difference when it comes to catching walleyes on the Great Lakes or even big bodies of water like Mille Lacs and Lake of the Woods.
(Aug 12, 2015 - Flippin, AR) Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative — have joined B.A.S.S. in hosting the Huk Performance Fishing
(Aug 12, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S. has acquired three new local partners for the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay — the Maryland Lottery, the town of North East and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).
(Aug 10, 2015 - Tomahawk, WI) 45 teams converged on the beautiful Tomahawk area for the last of 4 Central Wisconsin River Series Qualifiers presented by MinnKota, Humminbird and The Stevens Point Brewery.
Lingle wins co-angler title
(Aug 10, 2015 - GOLCONDA, IL.) Dan Shoraga of West Frankfort, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. For his victory, Shoraga earned $6,505.
(Aug 10, 2015 - PLATTSBURG, N.Y.) Ed Casey of Whiteford, Maryland, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament on Lake Champlain. For his victory, Casey earned $5,917.
Houston Individual #8
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) Tansley Bynog Sr. WINS with 14.50lbs !!!! It was HOT!!!!! Tansley Bynog Sr. weighed in 5 fish that weighed 14.50lbs., enough to take first place and a check for $540.00.
Claim Anglers of the year for Livingston Team Series
(Aug 10, 2015 - Lake Livigston, TX) Brian Sewell & Chip Sewell finish it up with Anglers of the Year !!! Not only did the Sewells win the last regular season tournament, but they also came out on top for Anglers of the year.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Hayward, CA) Trolling does not have to be a drag. Ideal for salt and freshwater fishing with a 6-25 lb. test line, Davis Instruments' Fish Seeker enables users to choose their trolling depth from 5' to 80' when at a speed of 2 mph.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Milwaukee, WI ) Generator cords are required to provide secure electrical connections. This ensures safe and steady power is supplied even when the cord is unintentionally pulled or stepped on. Conntek's 25' four-prong Generator Extension Cord is reliable and convenient in many transfer switch and generator applications.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Benton Parrott, of Daphne, Alabama, measured a combined limit of 64.50 inches to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on Aug. 2 at Houma, Louisiana. The angler won a total of $2,791, including a Power-Pole Micro Anchor for his first-place finish.
(Aug 9, 2015 - Houma, LA) Chad Dufrene, of Purvis, Mississippi, and Barnie White, of Brewton, Alabama, weighed a two-redfish limit that totaled 17.65 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's on Aug. 1 at Houma, Louisiana. The team won a total of $28,679 in winnings.
(Aug 9, 2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) With the 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela's marked in the books, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series looks to the week of May 23, 2016 to be back on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for the 11th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
To benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
(Aug 8, 2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL) Saddle up for the Angler Wrangler HoeDown, an Action-Packed Western-Style Fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 3 To Benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Saturday, Oct. 3, 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Alligator Ron Bergeron's Green Glades Ranch
St. Croix Rod Avid Inshore wins ICAST 2015 Best New Saltwater Rod
(Aug 8, 2015 - Park Falls, WI) “Game Changer.” The phrase echoed through the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST “On the Water” event and carried over to the tradeshow floor the following day. With a radically different look, the reborn Avid Inshore sports a seafoam green metallic skin that tempted buyers and members of the media to hold it.
(Aug 8, 2015 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Ten minutes. That’s how long it took Randy Howell to win the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate. Howell, of Springville, Ala., desperately wanted to win at Oneida Lake after losing a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament here by 6 ounces to Boyd Duckett. Settling the score seemed impossible.
Keweenaw Tackle’s Fin-Wing rises to the top when the bite is looking up
(Aug 7, 2015 - Traverse City, MI) The late summer bite is quite distinctive. Most notably, the major bug hatches and shallow-kept young-of-the-year that filled fish earlier are gone. Fish of all stripes are on the prowl, attempting to pack away provisions before the water cools.
(Aug 7, 2015 - CECIL COUNTY, Md.) Twenty-four years after Ken Cook won the Bassmaster Classic there, the nation’s best bass anglers will return to the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay for the Huk Performance Fishing Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay on Aug. 13-16 out of Cecil County, Md. This will be the seventh of nine events in the prestigious tournament trail for 2015.
(Aug 7, 2015 - SYRACUSE, N.Y.) Kraig Kettlekamp faces daily pressure as a salesman in the medical industry. Saturday, he faces closing a deal that requires defending his lead at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate.
(Aug 5, 2015 - DAYTON, TN.) FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga,
(Aug 5, 2015 - Lake Houston TX) Yep they did !!!! Chris Eaves & George Fowler won it again tonight! They weighed in 4 fish for 10.35 lbs. That was enough to win the Tuesday Night Tournament. Chris & George took home the first place check for $520.00.
(Aug 4, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, today announced its corporate sponsorship of the Center for Coastal Conservation. The sponsorship underscores the commitment of B.A.S.S. to the preservation of recreational angling and conservation of U.S. waterways.
(Aug 4, 2015 - RUSSELLVILLE, AR.) The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Dardanelle August 13-15 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2015 in the Central Division.
(Aug 4, 2015 - Alexandria, VA) A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Park Service’s recent decision to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to recreational fishing.
One-of-a-kind attraction earns Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris national recognition for Shaping Retail’s Future
(Aug 4, 2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) More than one million visitors have experienced Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, a new national destination attraction in downtown Memphis. Located inside a massive transformed sports arena, the dynamic, immersive adventure contains restaurants, retail, a hotel and attractions designed to appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts as well as families looking to have fun.
LeClere wins co-angler title
(Aug 3, 2015 - CANNELTON, IN.) Gary Edwards of Milton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River.
(Aug 2, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y. ) Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year.
Christopher Newport University Wins FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Event On Lake Chautauqua
(Aug 2, 2015 - CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y.) The Christopher Newport University (CNU) team of Cody Griffey of Smithfield, Virginia, and Peter Kenny of Ashburn, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Lake Chautauqua Saturday with five bass weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship tournament.
(Aug 1, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) With several distinct patterns still in play and nine anglers within 6 pounds of the lead, the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is setting up perfectly for a dramatic finish on Championship Sunday.
Shafer wins co-angler title
(Aug 1, 2015 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Glenn Browne of Ocala, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division event on the Lake Champlain presented by Plano with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 63 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Browne earned $34,097 and a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.
(Jul 31, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) With the bass still scattered after a late spawn, anglers haven’t gotten a lot of bites during the first two rounds of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
(Jul 31, 2015 - Washington, D.C.) On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3310, that will help stop this and similar unwarranted fishing closures from occurring.
(Jul 30, 2015 - WADDINGTON, N.Y.) On a Northern fishery known for producing monster smallmouth bass, three Florida largemouth gurus stole the show during the opening round of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
(Jul 30, 2015 - Syracuse, N.Y.) Whether to go green or brown will be the key question contenders in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open presented by Allstate will have to answer when they compete Aug. 6-8 on Oneida Lake.
(Jul 30, 2015 - Birmingham, AL) B.A.S.S., along with 30 other conservation organizations, has signed a letter urging Congress to restore funding for sportfishing projects suffering under the current federal budget impasse.
AQ Houston Team #7
(Jul 30, 2015 - Lake Houston, Tx) The Superior Paint Works team takes the win !!! The team of Wayne Miller ( owner of Superior Paint Works ) and Tommy Swonke came in 1st Place with 5 fish that weighed 15.24 lbs. and they caught the biggest bass of the day. a 4.70 lb'er.
(Jul 28, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with two tournaments on Saturday, August 8, when the Illini division takes on the Ohio River and the Northeast division stops at Lake Champlain.
(Jul 28, 2015 - Crofton, NE) The North Platte High School team of Grant Pavelka and Tyler Rowland brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the 2015 Nebraska State High School Fishing Championship on Lewis and Clark Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference championship on the Arkansas River in October.
(Jul 28, 2015 - Mukogee, OK.) The Shidler High School team of Austin French and Dillon Nash brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2015 Oklahoma State High School Fishing Championship on the Arkansas River. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference championship on the Arkansas River in October along with a pair of jerseys specially-designed for the Oklahoma state champions.
Tournament pays out over $335,000 to competitors
(Jul 28, 2015 - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR.) Triton Boats Pro Cameron Lewis, of, West Bend, Wisconsin, brought in a two-day total of 65.86 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Green Bay event for the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) on July 25. With the victory, Lewis took home a fully-equipped Ranger 1880 and $15,000, for a total purse of $61,000.
Everhart wins co-angler title
(Jul 27, 2015 - HENRICO, Va.) Flash Butts of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament on the James River. For his victory, Butts earned $5,514.
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