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ICAST Best New Saltwater Reel award winner currently shipping to retailers  
(Nov 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The new PENN Slammer III reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation, just in time for holiday gift shopping. A favorite among voters at the ICAST 2016 show, the PENN Slammer III won the Best Saltwater Reel award at the annual event. The new PENN Slammer III reels are among the best spinning reels in the market place and are destined to be a favorite among professional and recreational anglers.


Rose wins co-angler title
(Nov 14, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Jeff Knight of Cleveland, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card event on Lake of the Ozarks, with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 38 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Knight earned $4,475 and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


St. Croix Rods’ highly anticipated BASS X series now appearing in stores
(Nov 7, 2016 - Park Fall, WI) We’ve all gotten caught up in the hoopla around the release of a “life changing” product. Don’t be ashamed if you camped out to own the latest and greatest iPhone. (Now if you slept outside a store praying to snatch a Cabbage Patch Kid or talking Minion character, you might want to keep that on the low.)  


(Nov 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Davy Hite, the 1999 Bassmaster Classic champion and two-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, won’t be competing on the Elite Series in 2017, but his fans will be seeing him more than ever.


(Nov 6, 2016 - Branson,MO) Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake, which featured 192 of the top semi-pro boaters and co-anglers from across the globe. Fisher’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 4 ounces, earned him $50,200 and a coveted spot in the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.


(Nov 4, 2016 - Branson,MO) Costa FLW Series competitors awoke Friday to a thick blanket of fog covering Table Rock Lake near Table Rock State Park in Branson. After a near two-hour delay, anglers were allowed to start day two of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake.


(Nov 3, 2016 - BRANSON, Mo.) Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces to grab the lead after day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake.


(Nov 3, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) After entering the contest every day for 43 days, Glenn Van Iderstine of Elma, N.Y., finally won the grand prize in the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Giveaway Sweepstakes.


(Nov 2, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Three lakes in very different parts of the country — Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Shasta and Upper Chesapeake Bay — will host B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals in 2017.

(Nov 2, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Legendary manufacturer Ranger Boats brings its acclaimed line of performance saltwater fishing boats to the 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 3-7. The boat show offers three million square feet of exhibition space and six miles of floating dock space.


 Custom Jigs & Spins ice fishing pros offer technical jig tips
(Nov 2, 2016 - Coralville, IA) Tungsten jigs activate soft ice plastics like a fat bat on a fastball, a spring on a trap, a hammer on a bullet. Even while the hype over ‘rates of fall’ and ‘sinking fast to active fish’ permeates conventional conversations around holes in the ice, the truth is, heavy-for-its-size tungsten serves another, equally effective function.


Hester wins co-angler title
(Nov 2, 2016 - SENECA, S.C) Jason Nixon of Wetumpka, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Lake Hartwell presented by GoPro, with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 31 pounds, 2 ounces. Nixon earned $65,000 for his victory, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard, and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


(Oct 29, 2016 - MORGAN CITY, La.) Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet cashed in on his home-waters advantage Saturday to claim his first B.A.S.S. victory at the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.


(Oct 28, 2016 - MORGAN CITY, La.) Bites were more frequent for Fred Roumbanis today as he extended his lead in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.


(Oct 28, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) High school and college anglers will be competing during prime fishing times on some of the premier bass fisheries in the country during the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops tournaments.


(Oct 27, 2016 - Lake Miltona, MN) Another exciting year of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail is in the books and new PMTT champions were crowned on October 22 & 23 at the Ranger Boats World Championship on Lake Miltona in west central Minnesota.


(Oct 27, 2016 - MORGAN CITY, La.) Bites were few and far between for Fred Roumbanis, but fortunately for him, he got the right ones today at Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin.


(Oct 24, 2016 - Jacksonville, TX) The Spotted Bass (Micropterus panctulatos) is also known as Kentucky Bass or Redeye.   Although very similar to a black, largemouth bass, the Spotted Bass has several anatomical landmarks identifying its species. 


Next level Micro DVR-DT Underwater Viewing Systems unlock overlooked fish
(Oct 24, 2016 - Crosslake, Mn.) Still so much we don’t know about what’s really happening beneath the surface.


NEW Frabill Universal Bait Can is the only bait can an angler needs

(Oct 24, 2016 - Plano, IL) Much like the corn cob pipe, the “bait can” started its existence as a repurposed item that was formerly relegated to junk status. While other coffee cans may have collected miscellaneous screws and bolts on dusty, cobweb-covered garage windowsills, the lucky ones became the friendly confines of night crawlers collected from backyards on rainy summer nights.


Anglers say underwater scouting keyed victory at Canadian Bass Open
(Oct 24, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) Anyone who’s fished North America’s big bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters. Schools of trophy smallmouths shifting deeper and deeper. Tournament game plans evolving to spot-lock, sweet-spot fests—anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.


(Oct 23, 2016 - Lake Champlain,NY) On October 8, 2016, the NYTBF hosted the Collegiate Cup Challenge on Lake Champlain at the Ticonderoga boat ramp.


Anglers From Around the Globe Competing For $95K, Forrest Wood Cup Berth
(Oct 23, 2016 - BRANSON, Mo.) The Costa FLW Series will visit Table Rock Lake and the Branson, Missouri, area Nov. 3-5 to crown the 2016 FLW Series Champion.

(Oct 23, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Dardanelle Oct. 27-29 for the six and final BFL regional championship of the 2016 season. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Cowboy, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark BFL divisions.


(Oct 23, 2016 - MORGAN CITY, La.) Mother Nature disrupted the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open schedule this year by changing the circuit’s season opener into the season finale.


(Oct 23, 2016 - St. Lawrence River, NY) The NYTBF State Championship was held on October 1 and 2, 2016 on the St Lawrence River out of the Clayton Town Ramp. The event was hosted by the Village of Clayton and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. The weigh-in took place on the grounds of the Antique Boat Museum. Anglers were greeted with beautiful conditions both days. Norma Zimmer was on hand to present the awards to the anglers.


(Oct 23, 2016 - ANDERSONVILLE, TN.) Norris Lake is setting up for a dramatic final-day shootout tomorrow at the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational at Norris Lake presented by Quaker State. 
 Seven-year FLW Tour veteran James Watson of Nixa, Missouri, who started the day in second place, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces to take the lead with a two-day total of 26-14.


(Oct 23, 2016 - ANDERSONVILLE, TN.) Pro angler David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 1 ounce, Thursday to grab the early lead after Day One of the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational at Norris Lake presented by Quaker State. Right behind him in second place is Tour veteran James Watson of Nixa, Missouri, who weighed in five bass totaling 13-10.


(Oct 20, 2016 - Lake Champlain,NY) On October 15 and 16, the first National TBF Semi-Final in District Fourteen was held at Lake Champlain out of the Ticonderoga boat ramp. The event was hosted by the New York Bass Federation (NYTBF) and started with the registration, meeting, and banquet at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.


Budde wins co-angler title
(Oct 20, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Chris Aswegan of Tiffin, Iowa, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds even Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Mercury, with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 47 pounds, 4 ounces. For his win, Aswegan earned $65,200, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard, and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


Rudolph wins co-angler title
(Oct 19, 2016 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga) Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to take top honors at the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Lake Seminole presented by Mercury, with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 50 pounds, 1 ounce. For his win, Deakins took home $66,000, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard, and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


(Oct 19, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) JL Marine Systems Inc., maker of the popular Power-Pole shallow water anchoring system, has signed on to become a premier-level sponsor for all Bassmaster tournament circuits, B.A.S.S. announced today.


(Oct 19, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) T-H Marine Supplies Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance boat products since 1975, has signed a multiyear deal to become a supporting level sponsor of select Bassmaster tournament circuits.


Anglers From Around the Globe Competing For $95K, Forrest Wood Cup Berth
(Oct 19, 2016 - Branson,MO) The Costa FLW Series will visit Table Rock Lake and the Branson, Missouri, area Nov. 3-5 to crown the 2016 FLW Series Champion. Hosted by ExploreBranson.com, the bass-fishing tournament will feature more than 200 of the best regional anglers from around the world casting for a top prize of $95,000, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and automatic qualification to the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. 


(Oct 18, 2016 - SENECA, S.C.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Hartwell Oct. 27-29 for the fifth of six BFL regional championships scheduled around the country. The three-day tournament, which is presented by GoPro, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Bama, Music City, North Carolina and Piedmont BFL divisions.

Agency takes several steps toward addressing concerns with overly-rigid management approaches
(Oct 18, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today applauded NOAA Fisheries for updating and improving the guidelines it and the regional fishery management councils use for developing fishery management plans for the nation’s federal marine fisheries.

(Oct 18, 2016 - Russellville, AR.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Dardanelle Oct. 27-29 for the six and final BFL regional championship of the 2016 season. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Cowboy, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark BFL divisions.

(Oct 18, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) Bass anglers hoping for a spot in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournaments will soon be able to apply, B.A.S.S. announced today. Registration opens for members of the B.A.S.S. Nation and Lifetime members of B.A.S.S. beginning on November 8.

Industry recognizes several individuals for their outstanding leadership and support
(Oct 12, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2016 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was held October 4-7, in New Orleans, La.


Balishin wins co-angler title
(Oct 12, 2016 - HENDERSON, N.C.) David Wright of Lexington, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 6 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Kerr Lake presented by Evinrude, with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 43 pounds, 9 ounces. For his win, Wright earned $65,000, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.


AQ 2016 Houston Individual Championship
(Oct 12, 2016 - Houston County Lake, TX) John Littleton led day one with a 5 fish limit of 16.23 lbs., and came in day 2 with another limit weighing 8.96 lbs., (25.19 two day total). That was enough to take the win !!! John also caught the biggest bass of the tournament, a nice 3.98 lb'er. Total take home for John Littleton was $2060.00...


(Oct 8, 2016 - Monroe, LA) The hometown University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Tyler Stewart and Nicholas Joiner, both of West Monroe, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on the Ouachita River Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.


(Oct 8, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Illinois, weighed in five bass totaling 18 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 52 pounds, 5 ounces. For his win, Jenkel took home $35,815.


Keweenaw Tackle Company embellishes a twosome of natural tones to fool predator fish; introduces new Golden Tiger and Fire-Fin patterns.
(Oct 7, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) Panfish can be pesky. Little ones will shred an angler’s crawler, disembowel their cricket and suck the scales right off a minnow. But as frustrating as they are to fishermen, these pint-size bait robbers are a necessary evil in creating a healthy underwater ecosystem. An all-too-important center of the food chain, they are a favorite prey for predator fish of all species.


Late-Fall’s Bladebait Smallie Bite  
(Oct 7, 2016 - St Louis, MN) It’s not easy for smallmouth bass anglers to put down their rods for the season. But because of the latitudes smallies swim, folks throughout the northern Midwest states will have to do just that when their favorite waterways freeze-up.



(Oct 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL) CJ Meyer has grown up fishing his whole life in his hometown of Greenville, Ill., and now after earning more than $37,000 in merchandise by winning the grand prize in Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota, he can share that passion with his three sons.  

(Oct 7, 2016 - ANDERSONVILLE, TN.) The final tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off Oct. 20-22 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Norris Lake presented by Quaker State.

(Oct 4, 2016 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kentucky and Barkley lakes Oct. 13-15 for the third of six BFL regional championships scheduled around the country. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Mercury, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Buckeye, Great Lakes, Illini and Michigan divisions.

(Oct 4, 2016 - 11th Annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge with over $) The 11th annual Amateur Berkley Big Bass Challenge hosted by BassChamps will take place on Lake Fork, Texas and will continue the precedent started last year with bigger and deeper payouts totaling over $4,000 in cash and prizes awarded each hour!

(Oct 4, 2016 - BAINBRIDGE, Ga.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Lake Seminole Oct. 13-15 for the fourth of six BFL regional championships scheduled around the country. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Mercury, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Bulldog, Choo Choo, Gator and South Carolina divisions.


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