Fishing & Boating News
(Mar 16, 2017 - FORT MYERS, FL) Nearly 60 people came to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" (LLGF) Gulf Coast University March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge.
Lightweight and lightning fast, Tenzing’s new TX 14 is grab-and-go hunting daypack perfection
(Mar 16, 2017 - Plano,IL) Great hunting is where you find it, and sometimes, it’s just a short distance from the house, camp or truck. Hunters headed for the stand, blind or back 40 don’t always want or need a large hunting pack. They need a secure place to keep essential hunting gear and supplies meticulously organized and ready for action – a sturdy, svelte and lightweight hunting pack that won’t slow them down.
(Mar 15, 2017 - Kentucky Lake, KY) As the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series kicked off its lineup of four major televised events season on Kentucky Lake this past week, there was only one constant and that was changing conditions. During the official week of the event collegiate anglers saw everything from violent thunderstorms and bright sunny days with temps in the 60’s, to blinding snow and freezing temperatures.
(Mar 14, 2017 - Peachtree City, GA) Bright white light is great when working or performing a specific task but often a softer tone or secondary color is desired. Owners can now benefit from two alternating LED hues with the new Dual Color Sea Hawk-XL lamps from Hella marine.
Kevin VanDam’s Secret
(Mar 14, 2017 - Plano,IL) Kevin VanDam was focused. I could hear it in his voice. “I’ve never been more organized. I know everything that’s in my boat.”
Brunswick Corporation: Crestliner Receives Tenth Consecutive NMMA Customer Satisfaction Award Amid Exciting New Model Launches
(Mar 14, 2017 - OTSEGO, MN.) Crestliner received its tenth-straight Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) at the recent Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.
Funding directed toward conducting a census of the Gulf red snapper population
(Mar 14, 2017 - Alexandria, Va.) Due to an effort by Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide a competitive grant toward innovative Gulf of Mexico reef fish survey assessments and technologies.
(Mar 14, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Costa renewed its title sponsorship for the 2017 Bassmaster High School tournament series, B.A.S.S. announced today. The company will also continue its supporting sponsorship of the Bassmaster College Series. This will be the third consecutive year that Costa has partnered with B.A.S.S.
(Mar 13, 2017 - Mt. Pleasant, SC ) With the Milennia MILAMP200BT from Prospec Electronics, the ability to stream music without a traditional stereo becomes a reality.
(Mar 13, 2017 - Columbus, MS) The West Point High School duo of Jordan Camp and Matthew Bagwell, both of West Point, Mississippi, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2017 FLW High School Fishing Mississippi Open tournament at Columbus Pool in Columbus, Mississippi. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
Marlow’s Spence tops Co-angler field
(Mar 13, 2017 - Grove, OK) Derek Fulps of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division event of 2017 on Grand Lake. For his win, Fulps took home $5,996.
(Mar 12, 2017 - Kentucky Lake, KY) Brrrrrrrrrr!! That was the feeling for the first 2017 event of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. With a chance of snow showers expected late in the day, and seven to ten mile an hour winds forecasted, no one figured that by 7:00am there would be a solid covering of snow plus strong winds out of the north.
Alabama Pro Catches 22-pound, 2-ounce Final Day Limit, Wins $100,000
(Mar 12, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Rookie pro Bradley Dortch of Atmore, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 2 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats. Dortch’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 73-9 gave him the win by a narrow 1-pound, 12-ounce margin over second-place pro J.T. Kenney of Palm Bay, Florida, and earned him $100,000 in a dramatic finale to the four-day tournament that featured 163 of the best bass anglers in the world.
(Mar 11, 2017 - ) Folks, I’ve never caught the quality bass in my lifetime I have caught the past thirty-one days. For full disclosure I have never in my lifetime fished as much as I have the past thirty-one days. The connection has to be – the more one fishes, the more opportunity one has to catch quality bass. Another aspect to catching quality fish is one must fish where quality fish are located.
FLW bass pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson connects with Aqua-Vu Underwater Cameras
(Mar 11, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Anyone who’s fished North America’s big bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters; schools of trophy bass shifting deeper and deeper; tournament game plans evolving to spot-lock, sweet-spot fests—anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Just because something is the most utilitarian tool on board doesn't mean it can't be attractive. Shurhold's premium Fishing Series Handles fit over 40 attachments available for the One Handle Does It All system, and are sure to turn heads in any marina.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Washington, D.C.) Outdoor recreation took center stage on Capitol Hill March 7. The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) held briefings for staffers from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, introducing the newly formed organization itself and detailing the tremendous economic impact of outdoor recreation within the United States.
St. Croix’s Jesse Wiggins fishes with an open-mind and...The Best Rods on Earth
(Mar 11, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) A great football coach once said, “The more you know the better you play.” Makes perfect sense... Picture a quarterback pouring over film, banking to memory the formations and tendencies of a formidable defensive secondary. Heck, the field general will be able to take snaps and throw from his studied mind’s eye without making any game-time assessments. Right?
(Mar 11, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Mix the technology of Bassmaster LIVE with the zaniness of Mark Zona and you get the latest Bassmaster.com offering — “Zona Live.” “Think fun and interactive,” Zona said. “A 4-hour fishing funhouse.”
Hometown Favorite Brings 2-pound, 2-ounce Lead into Final Day
(Mar 11, 2017 - LEESBURG, FL) Mud Hole Custom Tackle pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, retained control of the leaderboard Saturday at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats for the third straight day with five largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces. If he retains his lead Sunday, Cox will earn his fourth career FLW Tour win and best 163 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
(Mar 11, 2017 - Many LA) Hunter Courvelle and Alex Erickson had spent so much time in the hot seat their legs may have fallen asleep. After being among the first few dozen of 181 duos to weigh in for the Costa Bassmaster High School Central Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, they occupied the top of the leaderboard for nearly two hours. Team after team came to the stage to weigh their bass, but none could knock the Sam Houston (La.) High School tandem from their perch.
Over 500 College Anglers to Compete this Week on Kentucky Lake at Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley
(Mar 6, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) Kentucky Lake one of the most well know bass fisheries in the nation will play to host to over 500 college anglers this coming week. Those angler will be competing in the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley.
Casey Martin Weighs 40-11, Third-Largest Limit in FLW History
(Mar 6, 2017 - Scottsboro. AL) Casey Martin of New Hope, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 40 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event of 2017 on Lake Guntersville. Martin’s catch was the second-largest single-day limit to ever be weighed in at a BFL event, and the third-largest all-time across all FLW tournament circuits.
Lufkin’s Bonds Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
The Woodlands’ Cosculluela claims Co-angler title
(Mar 6, 2017 - Brookeland, TX) Jason Bonds of Lufkin, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 31 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Bonds took home $8,941 for his win.
(Mar 6, 2017 - Lebanon, MO) New for 2017, G3 is proud to introduce the new Sportsman 18 bass boat, a complete package designed to fulfill experienced anglers’ “wish list” of features and benefits for their next boat.
2017 Central Region
(Mar 6, 2017 - Lake LBJ, Texas) Bass Champs paid back 107% for the second Central Region tournament of the year on Lake LBJ March 4, 2017. The rain could not squelch these avid anglers from catching loads of big bass and bringing multiple double digit kickers to the scales. Weights of the top teams were stacked so tight merely drops of water separated them. Father and son Rick & Adam Clark came out on top winning over $25,000.
AQ Houston Team #3
(Mar 6, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) James Chandler & Sandro Alfaro brought five bass to the scales Saturday, that weighed 15.08 lbs. That was enough to take 1st place out of the 22 boats that chose to fish the third Anglers Quest Team Tournament on Lake Houston this year.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Mar 4, 2017 - BRANSON, Mo.) There is just no place like home for Bassmaster Elite Series pro Mike McClelland.
Chickamauga Pro Tops 215-boat Field, Wins $52,200
(Mar 4, 2017 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to claim top honors at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament on Lake Seminole presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. Gross’ three-day total of 15 bass weighing 64 pounds, 11 ounces, was enough to earn him $52,200. ￼
(Mar 4, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Patrick Walters and Tyler All of the University of South Carolina claimed the title of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay with a three-day total of 47 pounds, 14 ounces of bass.
(Mar 3, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Patrick Walters and Tyler All of the University of South Carolina stayed consistent and caught 13 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay, bringing a total weight of 27-3 on Friday.
(Mar 3, 2017 - Branson,MO) Randy Sullivan avoided making another emergency run and made a move instead into first place at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Table Rock Lake.
Sportfishing Industry Applauds Interior’s Efforts to Expand Public Access Secretary Zinke recognizes the outdoor industry’s impact on our economy
(Mar 2, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Today, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued two Secretarial orders to expand access and recognize the impact that sportsmen and women have on the nation’s economy. The first order advances conservation stewardship by directing Interior agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service to identify areas where recreation and fishing can be expanded.
NPAA members, Brian Bashore, Brent Henriksen & Ted Takasaki are hosting Walleye workshop in Ashland, NE.
(Mar 2, 2017 - Ashland, NE) Some of the areas top tournament anglers sharing their knowledge of the hottest walleye fishing techniques and tournament strategies.
Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
(Mar 2, 2017 - ) Team Catfish announced that it has again signed Retired Professional Trophy Catfish and Sturgeon Guide Brian Klawitter
(Mar 2, 2017 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) The start of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Winyah Bay offered a shift in weather as rain and high winds handed the 77 teams different conditions from what they experienced in practice.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Mar 2, 2017 - Branson,MO) Fishing for the first time on Table Rock in his first ever Bassmaster Opens tournament, Stumpf moved into first place in the pro division with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) Bassmaster Radio, a new weekly program focusing on professional bass fishing, debuts Saturday, March 4, on more than 100 radio stations nationwide, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Springfield, MO) Lew's announces the introduction of the Lew's Mach Product Grant (Lew's MPG) high school program that is designed to provide product support to organized high school fishing efforts throughout the United States.
(Mar 1, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Yesterday, the United States Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Wilbur Ross, investor and former banker, as the Secretary of Commerce.
(Mar 1, 2017 - PALATKA, Fla.) The Osceola High School duo of Bailey Chisholm and Cole DePuy, both of St. Cloud, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Florida State Championship tournament on the St. Johns River in Putnam County, Florida.
Alabama bass pro emerges triumphant, adds a notch in his flippin’ stick with fifth career Bassmaster Elite win
(Mar 1, 2017 - WILSONVILLE, OR) Raymarine pro Tim Horton fell to his knees when emcee Dave Mercer announced his five-fish weight on Sunday afternoon at the A.R.E. Truck Caps B.A.S.S. Elite event on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.
(Mar 1, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Engel Coolers has partnered with the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2017 season. As a new sponsor of the Series, Engel Coolers will support collegiate anglers nationally and internationally at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events.
Rogersville’s Hammond Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Opener on Table Rock Lake
Cuba’s Fey tops Co-angler field
(Feb 27, 2017 - Branson,MO) Eric Hammond of Rogersville, Missouri, weighed a 17-pound, 6-ounce-limit of bass Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2017 on Table Rock Lake. For his victory, Hammond took home $5,457.
FLW Shatters Record for Largest Collegiate Fishing Tournament - Tusculum College Tops 248-Boat Field at Guntersville
(Feb 27, 2017 - GUNTERSVILLE, AL.) The Tusculum College duo of Nick Hatfield of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Corey Neece of Bristol, Tennessee, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference event on Lake Guntersville Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 13 ounces, topping the largest field ever assembled for a collegiate bass fishing tournament – 248 teams.
(Feb 27, 2017 - Lake Amistad, TX) Bass Champs teams keep cashing in the winnings as the South Region had their second event of the year on Lake Amistad February 25. Temperatures aren't the only thing heating up already this year, the competition and paybacks are too as there were 173 teams fishing for a portion of the $48,000 payback in this event with the top 23 teams going home with a payday. Lee Leonard & Scott Bronder won over $20,000 guaranteed 1st place check and more by qualifying for great sponsor bonuses!
South Carolina’s Taylor Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake
Grovetown’s Deufel claims Co-angler title
(Feb 27, 2017 - APPLING, Ga.) Brock Taylor of Pendleton, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division event on Clarks Hill Lake. Taylor pocketed $5,565 for his win.
China Grove’s Wike claims Co-angler title
(Feb 27, 2017 - MOORESVILLE, N.C.) Jeff Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to claim top honors at the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Norman, presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Queen took home $4,279.
AQ Lake Livingston Team #2
(Feb 26, 2017 - :Lake Livingston, TX) With the temperature in the low 40's, it was a bit chilly at take-off. The wind was blowing at a brisk 9 miles an hour straight out of the north, but that didn't hinder the team of James Chandler of Chandler Law Firm, and his partner Travis Hudnall from catching the winning stringer of 18.31 lbs.
(Feb 26, 2017 - Okeechobee, FL) After starting Championship Sunday more than 8 pounds ahead of his nearest competitor, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., struggled throughout the day, but held on tight to win his first championship in a decade at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee.
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