Fishing & Boating News
(May 3, 2018 - Casa de Campo) South Carolina native, Captain Wil Thornhill guided the team fishing aboard the 77’ Jarrett Bay Mama Who to victory at the 2018 Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic tournament with a total of six blue marlin released during the three days of competition.
(May 3, 2018 - COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho) Billy Chapman Jr., owner and founder of Anglers Inn International, believes everyone should become a B.A.S.S. member. And he puts his money where it supports his dedication to bass fishing.
(May 3, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) In just two short weeks, thousands of fans will gather in Jonestown, Texas, just outside of Austin, for the first time to watch the world’s best bass anglers weigh in their biggest fish of the day at Jones Brothers Park May 17-20 at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.U
(May 3, 2018 - ) The Collegiate Bass Championship /by Amanda The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2018 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship.
The Sixth Stop of the 2018 FLW Tour Season Brings Four Days of Tournament-Fishing Action, Community Events to Gilbertsville Area
(May 3, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s largest and most lucrative tournament circuit, is set to fish Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 17-20 for the FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Costa Sunglasses.
AQ Tuesday Night #8
(May 2, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were only 11 teams that showed up to fish the Tuesday night tournament on Lake Houston, but they were fishing for a total of $850.00. The temperature was in the low 80’s with lots of clouds an for a few teams the fish were biting…..
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) The FLW College Fishing season will continue next week as college anglers prepare to compete May 12 at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Clear Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) As many as 350 boaters and co-anglers are set to compete on Clear Lake May 10-12 for the Costa FLW Series Western Division event at Clear Lake presented by Evinrude. The three-day tournament, hosted by the Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina, will feature a top prize of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard engine.
(May 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Steeped in bass fishing history, Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to host the 2018 Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 5-8, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(May 2, 2018 - Cave Run Lake, KY) On April 28th & 29th the first tournament of the 20th year and of the 2018 Professional Musky Tournament Trail season, Vitaminerals Spring Shootout was held at Cave Run Lake near Morehead, Kentucky.
(May 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Mario DePiero of Gaston, Ore., won a trip to fish with reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year in the Bassmaster Fish With Brandon Palaniuk Sweepstakes. He also scored a new Skeeter ZX190 with a Yamaha VF150LA outboard with the win. The total prize pack is worth more than $57,000.
New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear
(May 2, 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.
AQ Conroe Team #4
(May 2, 2018 - Lake Conroe, TX) Thirty-eight teams fought for over $6,600.00…….. Lake Conroe was producing some nice bass. There were 127 bass caught with 20 limits !!! Over 430 pounds !!!! Wow !!!!
LIVETARGET’s award-winning Sunfish Hollow Body is a true show-stopper
(Apr 30, 2018 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON) Innovations in hollow body topwater lures have expanded this once narrowly-applied presentation into a productive technique for both fresh- and saltwater species.
AQ Houston Team #4
(Apr 30, 2018 - ) What a beautiful day to be on the water.. The temperature was in the mid 60’s at take and rose to the mid 80’s at weigh-in time. It was a great day for fishing on Lake Houston, even with the muddy waters.
New Anglers Learn then Catch Kingfish, Tuna and more at South FL Ladies, Let's Go Fishing University April 27-29
(Apr 30, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Participants came from around the state to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" South Florida University April 27-29 in Pompano Beach, FL. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” the event offered a networking party on Friday, classes and hands-on skills Saturday and optional charter fishing on Sunday. The event was held at Chaos Fishing.
Philo’s Kirby Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - WHITTINGTON, IL.) Boater Brennon McCord of West Frankfort, Illinois, caught five bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division opener on Rend Lake. For his victory, McCord earned $3,671.
Springfield’s Lloyd Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Boater Zach Bechtel of Cuba, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks. For his win, Bechtel earned the first place prize of $5,020 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup contingency bonus.
Humbard and Neece Tie For Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Event on Cherokee Lake
Elizabethton’s Johnson Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - Morristown, TN) Boaters Corey Neece of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, each weighed a five-bass limit Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 12 ounces to tie for the win at the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division event on Cherokee Lake. Each angler took home $2,665, while Humbard also earned an additional $1,000 in contingency prize bonuses.
Milton’s Leidholdt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Opener on Mississippi River
Illinois’ Howard Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) Boater Rob Leidholdt of Milton, Wisconsin, caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division opener on the Mississippi River presented by Navionics. Leidholdt earned $5,046 for his victory.
(Apr 30, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Murray State University team of Clayton Trueblood of Petersburg, Illinois, and Nick Montilino of Edina, Minnesota, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes presented by Berkley on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the Racers bass club $2,000 and a spot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
UNA remains in 2nd, while Adrian College moves up into 3rd
(Apr 30, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) April is quickly coming to an end and with that comes the fast-approaching final showdown for the most prestigious title in college fishing. Who will claim the 2017-2018 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title? This season, the college fishing world has progressively become more and more competitive, but one constant has remained – fishing as many events is key and fishing consistently is even more important.
North Carolina Angler fends off 181 FLW Tour pros with more than 64 pounds, earns $100k
(Apr 29, 2018 - Jaspeer, AL) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, brought a 13-pound, 13-ounce, limit of bass to the weigh-in stage Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine with a four-day cumulative total of 20 bass weighing 64 pounds, 9 ounces. For his dominant showing on the water this week, Williams earned $102,700 and moved up to the No. 4 position in the Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year race.
(Apr 29, 2018 - Grove, OK) Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., relied upon large female prespawn bass to claim a record-breaking 25th title on the Bassmaster Elite Series, and a $100,000 payday at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla.
(Apr 28, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to continue his reign atop the leaderboard at the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
(Apr 28, 2018 - Grove, OK) After catching his heaviest limit of the tournament, bass fishing superstar Kevin VanDam produced five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces to take the lead at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.
Minnesota’s Willert Wins Second Consecutive Co-angler Title, $20K
(Apr 27, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, caught five bass Friday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to extend his lead at the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
Collegiate Anglers Finish Big & Win Bigger With #TeamCabelas
(Apr 27, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) Cabela's has long been a supporter of college fishing. Last spring, Cabela's once again increased its commitment to collegiate anglers with a new discount purchase program as well as an angler contingency program - Team Cabela's.
(Apr 27, 2018 - PARIS, TN.) Suffice it to say that hopes will run high when the world’s best bass anglers visit Kentucky Lake for the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia May 4-7, but hope won’t be the only high measure on this Tennessee River impoundment. According to local pro Mark Menendez, the big lake’s going to be bigger.
(Apr 27, 2018 - Grove, OK) Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, Tenn., is no stranger to pressure. Just over a month ago, he and his wife Kimberly welcomed a new baby girl to their family.
(Apr 26, 2018 - JASPER, AL) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed an 18-pound, 11-ounce limit of largemouth bass to take the lead on Day One of the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
(Apr 26, 2018 - Grove, OK) Japanese angler Takahiro Omori, who now calls Emory, Texas, his home, recently earned his seventh Bassmaster title at the first event of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season on Alabama’s Lake Martin.
(Apr 25, 2018 - Dayton, TN) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue next week when college teams from the Southeastern Conference gather to compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Chickamauga presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, May 5.
Crystal Springs’ Torrence Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division Event on Pickwick Lake
Mooreville’s Speaks Claims Co-angler Title
(Apr 23, 2018 - IUKA, MS.) Boater Marty Torrence of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division event on Pickwick Lake. Torrence pocketed $6,197 for his win.
Pineville’s Lewis Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 23, 2018 - ZWOLLE, La.) Boater Glen Freeman of Zwolle, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend Lake. For his efforts, Freeman took home $6,895.
Pennsylvania’s Zombek Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Tournament on Potomac River
Hockley Tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 23, 2018 - MARBURY, Md.) Boater Joe Zombek II of Scranton, Pennsylvania, caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 10 ounces, Sunday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on the Potomac River. For his efforts, Zombek took home $5,229.
Delaware’s Caldeira Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Opener on Potomac River
Pennsylvania’s Frymoyer Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 23, 2018 - MARBURY, Md.) Boater Ronald Caldeira of Middletown, Delaware, caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division opener on the Potomac River presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Caldeira took home $6,796.
(Apr 23, 2018 - Bedford,VA) The Apprentice School duo of Hunter Atkins, of Carrsville, Virginia, and Kitt Moger, of Suffolk, Virginia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Builders bass club $2,400 and a spot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 23, 2018 - EUFAULA, AL.) Boater Curtis Hillman of Abbeville, Alabama, caught five bass weighing 23 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division event on Lake Eufaula.
KHSAA Regional High School Fishing Tournaments Advance 80 High School Teams to KHSAA State Championship on Kentucky Lake
(Apr 23, 2018 - BENTON, Ky.) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and The Bass Federation (TBF), partnered with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to present the 2018 KHSAA state bass-fishing regional tournaments on Saturday.
(Apr 21, 2018 - Florence, AL) Adrian College’s Nick Marsh and Jarrod Layton rode a wave of shallow largemouth to victory at Pickwick Lake in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops with a three-day total of 58 pounds, 11 ounces.
(Apr 21, 2018 - Muskogee, OK) Bass kept moving into his area every day, and Harvey Horne kept intercepting them to win the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Apr 21, 2018 - Tennessee’s Powell Wins Costa FLW Series Central D) Pro Hensley Powell of Whitwell, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance.
(Apr 20, 2018 - Florence, AL) Adrian College’s Nick Marsh and Jarrod Layton landed five bass that weighed 20 pounds Friday and jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a two-day weight of 41 pounds, 3 ounces at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour event presented by Bass Pro Shops at Pickwick Lake.
(Apr 20, 2018 - Muskogee, OK) When Harvey Horne received a text message Thursday evening notifying him he would be paired with co-angler Jeff Wallace of West Monroe, La., he knew Friday was going to be a good day at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River.
(Apr 20, 2018 - ) The 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is now airing on CBS Sports and Pursuit Channel. Fans can tune in to CBS Sports for weekly airings on Mondays followed by weekend airings on Saturday. You can also tune into Pursuit Channel throughout the week for great college bass fishing action.
(Apr 20, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) A bill that would have restored anglers’ rights to access public waters in Louisiana was voted down in the state legislature this week by a vote of 37-59.
Plano’s zipperless, weather-endurable Z-Series Tackle Backpack and Wrap get a bold new look
(Apr 19, 2018 - Plano, IL) Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless. That’s why Plano engineers eliminated these weak links in their trouble-free weather-defying Z-Series Soft Tackle Bags, Tackle Backpack and Tackle Wrap, which debuted to the universal delight of anglers at ICAST in 2016.
(Apr 19, 2018 - Florence, AL) A record-setting field of college anglers hit the Tennessee River at Pickwick Lake for the three-day Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Tour event presented by Bass Pro Shops today.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Apr 19, 2018 - Miskogee, OK) Thinking ahead has put Harvey Horne ahead of the pack in the second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Arkansas River.
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