Fishing & Boating News
New lip design adds to baits action
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, AR.) For more than six decades anglers have trusted Cotton Cordell® lures to catch their favorite fish. Keeping with this tradition, the new Cotton Cordell Minnow promises continued angler success for bass, walleye, snook, speckled trout and other game fish.
(Jul 11, 2018 - FORT SMITH, ARk.) The 5 3/8-inch Jointed Wake Minnow from Bomber® has been ruling saltwater and freshwater shallow bite action from the day it was introduced. Now anglers have an option when pressured fish refuse to react or the baitfish are simply smaller in size.
Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law
(Jul 11, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
"America's Favorite Fisherman” and Quaker State Ambassador, Jimmy Houston Named Quaker State 400 Grand Marshal.
(Jul 11, 2018 - Sparta, Ky.) The popular Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) angler and Quaker State® ambassador Jimmy Houston, will give the command to start engines Saturday night July 14.
(Jul 10, 2018 - ORLANDO, FL) Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Gene Larew bass lures, announces two new product series at the 2018 ICAST fishing tackle trade show being held this week.
(Jul 10, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Since the Bassmaster Elite Series made a two-week trip to the West Coast back in 2015, fans of the sport have been clamoring for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit to return to that region.
(Jul 8, 2018 - Southwest Florida) In case you didn’t know it, dogs and boats go together like shoes and socks or gin and tonic. Dogs love boats! There is a freedom that being on a boat not only favors the operator and the crew, but also your pet crew.
Aqua-Vu’s Multi-Vu XD™ Camera supplements sonar with live underwater imagery
(Jul 8, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Among the ever-expanding array of fish-finding technology, a definitive piece of underwater intel has fallen perfectly into place: Add live Aqua-Vu underwater video to your sonar display and suddenly, your lake-wide perspective is complete.
(Jul 6, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors features a field as diverse as any you’ll find in bass fishing.
(Jul 3, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.) After three years of hovering in the Top 5 of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Texas’ Sam Rayburn Reservoir finally takes the crown for being the best bass lake in the nation for 2018.
$30,000 Donation Serves as Catalyst for Ongoing Sustainability Measures in SportsFishing Industry
(Jul 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Forty Creek®, an award-winning Canadian whisky distiller based in Ontario, has signed on as a Conservation Partner of B.A.S.S. and sponsor of former Bassmaster Classic champion Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin announced today.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Mark Daniels Jr. Cashes In At Bassmaster Elite At) For the first time in four days, the wind and waves were calm on mighty Lake Oahe. Mark Daniels Jr. was not. The Alabama pro started Championship Monday with a lead of more than 6 pounds over the rest of the field.
South Carolina’s North Augusta Fishing Team Wins 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick LakeF
(Jul 2, 2018 - FLORENCE, AL) The North Augusta Fishing Team duo of Kyler McKie and Chad Champy, both of North Augusta, South Carolina, entered the final day of the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake with a slim lead of just 3 ounces, but after catching a limit of 19 pounds, 12 ounces the duo sealed the deal Saturday with a three-day total of 57-10.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Florence, AL) Oklahoma’s Kiefer High School duo of Jeremy Tolle and Garrett Hale, both of Kiefer, Oklahoma, dominated the final round of the 2018 TBF Student Angler Federation High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake, Saturday, with a five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 9 ounces.
Virginia’s Baker Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Tournament on Kerr Lake
Maryland’s Kyte Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - HENDERSON, N.C.) Boater Ronnie Baker of Providence Forge, Virginia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Kerr Lake. Baker earned $4,479 for his win.
Osage Beach’s Sykora Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks
Dixon’s Fierce Takes Co-angler Title
(Jul 2, 2018 - WARSAW, Mo.) Boater Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Lake of the Ozarks – his 11th career BFL victory, third-most all-time.
(Jul 2, 2018 - Washington, D.C.) On June 27, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2018 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreational fishing community thanks the Administration for considering and appointing many of their preferred candidates.
Minnesota Pro Earns Second Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000D
(Jul 1, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit of smallmouth weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury and the top prize of $125,000 – his second-career FLW Tour win.
(Jul 1, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who vaulted to the lead in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia Saturday, distanced himself from the rest of the field today. The second-year Elite Series pro brought 17 pounds, 6 ounces to the scales for a three-day total of 56-6, which gives him a nearly 5 1/2-pound cushion going into Championship Monday.
Final Day Showdown Looms at Smallmouth Smackdown
(Jun 30, 2018 - Detroit, MI) After catching the heaviest limit of what has already been a record-breaking event on Friday, Costa pro Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Arkansas, added another limit of smallmouth bass weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to move into the lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 30, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) Alabama’s Mark Daniels Jr., who was sitting in second place after the opening round Friday, vaulted to the lead on the strength of a monster 20-pound, 4-ounce limit today in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia.
Fishery Sets New FLW Record – Two-Day Pro Total of 6,045 Pounds of Bass Shatters Previous Tour Record of 5,938
(Jun 29, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought another limit of smallmouth bass to the scale Friday – this one weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces – to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 29, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) At the recent BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's, six teams qualified to win Cabela's gear packages based on their finishes on Lake Pickwick.
(Jun 29, 2018 - Pierre, S.D.) The mystery of South Dakota’s smallmouth was solved by Elite Series pro David Fritts during the first day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia. The 1993 Bassmaster Classic champion caught a 19-pound, 7-ounce limit of smallmouth to best the 107-angler field on a body of water that he had never seen before, while battling 4-foot waves.
Bipartisan measure addresses unchecked predation at environmental pinch points in the Columbia River system
(Jun 28, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) The sportfishing industry applauded the U.S House of Representatives passage of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-Wash.) Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (H.R. 2083) by a vote of 288-115. This bipartisan bill will address the growing threat posed to salmon by the presence and predation of sea lions at migratory bottlenecks in the lower Columbia River system in Oregon and Washington.
Lure designers create unmatched profile, balance, swimming action, and hook-up ratios in stunning new Juvenile Pike Swimbait designs
(Jun 28, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) Like Russian Matryoshka dolls—the small wooden figurines that fit one in the other, decreasing in size from large to minuscule—it’s not uncommon to find pike within pike within pike—a predatory procession of giant pike on down to large fish to juvenile and so forth.
Puerto Rican Woman Wins Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament, Islamorada June 22-23, 2018
Wrapup Release: Ladies, Let' Go Fishing Screamin' Reels Islamorada Tournament June 22-23
(Jun 28, 2018 - ) Dr. Aracely Llanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico clinched First Place Offshore at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 22-23 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on Caribsea, Llannos landed a 10.7 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall combo valued at $199.00. Second place offshore went to Kim Livingston, Key West, FL on the FinFreak for a 9.4 lb. mahi. Jill Whitcombe, Naples, FL won the Inshore division with a 15 inch blue runner.
Pros Catch More Than 3,030 pounds of Bass – Shattering Previous 2018 High of 2,200 Pounds
(Jun 28, 2018 - Detroit, MI) FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, crossed the stage with a limit of smallmouth bass weighing 25 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in his 15-year FLW Tour career – to lead Day One of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Eagle River, WI) Sunny skies and calm winds greeted the Professional Musky Tournament Trail anglers to the scenic musky filled waters of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Eagle River, WI on June 23rd and 24th for the Mercury Marine Summer Challenge.
(Jun 26, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was a push for pounds at the 4th annual Techron TX tournament presented by Bass Champs on Sam Rayburn Jun 23rd, 2018. Push came to shove as 203 teams didn’t disappoint at the scales. $50,000 was guaranteed to the 1st place team and over $100,000 was paid out overall.
(Jun 26, 2018 - PIERRE, S.D.) The entire state of South Dakota has a population about equal to that of the city of Indianapolis. On June 29-July 2, however, the population around Pierre will expand by 107 of the world’s best bass anglers, as the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia will be contested on the massive fishery.
Ohio’s Wilkens Takes Co-angler Title
(Jun 26, 2018 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN) Boater Adam Hock of Independence, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds even to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his win, Hock earned $4,000.
Oklahoma City’s Bradford Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 26, 2018 - WAGONER, Okla.) Boater Russ Warner of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, weighed five bass Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Fort Gibson Lake. Warner took home $5,165 for his win.
Co-angler title goes to Walnut Hill’s Arning
(Jun 26, 2018 - WHITTINGTON,IL.) Boater Travis Wilson of La Harpe, Illinois, weighed a 16-pound, 5-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. For his efforts, Wilson netted $5,705.
Sea Ray sale process ended; Company will restructure Sea Ray to focus on growth opportunities in sport boat and cruiser; Discontinue Sea Ray sport yacht and yacht models and wind down production in 2018
(Jun 26, 2018 - METTAWAI IL) "Over the last several months, we have engaged in a thorough sale process for the Sea Ray business, which we believed would generate the highest value for our shareholders," Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero explained.
Tennessee’s Huff Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Barren River
Tennessee’s Goss Grabs Co-angler Title
(Jun 25, 2018 - GLASGOW, Ky.) Boater Rod Huff of Monterey, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River. Huff earned $7,552 for his win.
Debuts at EFTTEX 2018 Exclusive components and features fashion Europe’s best-ever swimbait collection
(Jun 25, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) Roach are an important coarse fish that are widely distributed throughout Europe, and have a veritable body double - the golden shiner - in North America.
(Jun 25, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The serious among them call it their “boat”. Because saying “kayak” might insinuate their mindfully chosen means of travel plays second fiddle to something motorized. Nada. This growing army – some wielding paddles, others advanced pedals – prefers the people-powered approach to fishing.
(Jun 24, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Notching his fifth Bassmaster victory, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., produced a solid limit of largemouth bass that weighed 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win his first victory in six years at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 23, 2018 - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) Pro Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener on Lake Champlain presented by Power-Pole. Nelson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 60 pounds even was enough to earn him the top prize of $96,700 including a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard engine.
(Jun 23, 2018 - LA CROSSE, WI.) Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., scrapped his fish catching game plan because floodwaters washed out his primary hot spot and forced him to find a place to catch bass on the upper Mississippi River.
(Jun 22, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) With this tournament being his fourth visit to the legendary Upper Mississippi River, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., is now eyeballing the $100,000 payday as he took the lead at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 22, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) After winning a team title Thursday as a member of Team Delaware, Mark Hogan made it a clean sweep for “The First State” when individual championships were decided Friday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
New upgrades, great value highlight hand-sized Aqua-Vu® micro 4.3 Stealth
(Jun 21, 2018 - Crosslake, MN) Now nearly eight years ago—about the time Apple® unveiled its fourth iPhone—fishing’s first handheld underwater viewer landed in anglers’ hands. The original Aqua-Vu micro Underwater Viewing System opened the lines of communication between humans and fish.
(Jun 21, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Delaware’s nickname is “The First State,” and its anglers won first place on Thursday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.
(Jun 21, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) Nonstop soaking rain, increasing river levels and heavy limits of big smallmouth and largemouth bass were of hot discussion after Thursday’s opening round of competition at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing.
(Jun 20, 2018 - GEORGETOWN, S.C.) Dave Turner only caught seven bass in Winyah Bay on the first day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors, but five of those fish were the right ones.
A Pair of Perfect Bass Jigs
(Jun 20, 2018 - LADSON, SC) Like Mikey and his cereal, or the other Mike and his basketball, Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker knows jigs. Colleagues and qualified observers call Walker a master at his craft—one of the most potent anglers out there when armed with that all-time great bass lure. So when Z-Man Fishing tapped Walker to design the perfect line of jigs to his own exacting specs, the task immediately turned into a labor of love.
Versatile new spinning model brings popular 70MXF 1-piece performance to the feature-rich, made-in-the-USA Avid X lineup
(Jun 20, 2018 - Park Falls, WI) The heart of St. Croix’s Avid X Series is its stellar SCIII graphite blank with IPC mandrel technology. Its soul banks on the advanced micro-guide platform and efficiently comfortable handle design. Together they create unrivaled performance and value in a USA-crafted rod.
Salisbury’s Hedrick Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Event at High Rock Lake
Timberlake’s Hinger Wins Co-angler Title
(Jun 20, 2018 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Local boater Phillip Hedrick of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division event at High Rock Lake. For his victory, Hedrick earned $3,804.
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