Fishing & Boating News
Pro Angler Earns Title in His Return Season to Tour after 14-year Hiatus
(Apr 30, 2017 - Rodgers, AR) Pro Johnny McCombs of Morris, Alabama, weighed in just two bass totaling 5 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday, but it was enough to win the $100,000 prize at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire.
(Apr 30, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Due to unsafe weather conditions, the final round of the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett has been postponed until Monday, May 1.
(Apr 29, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) A field of 347 boats and 1,033 total participants took part in Saturday’s Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Chickamauga Lake.
(Apr 29, 2017 - OROVILLE, CA.) California and Arizona will both be sending teams to the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods this summer in Tennessee.
(Apr 29, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MS.) For the second day in a row, Alabama native Dustin Connell is leading the fourth Bassmaster Elite Series event of his life. The 26-year-old rookie is closing in on his first victory and the $100,000 first-place prize at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett.
Oklahoma’s Slaton Wins Co-angler Title, $20,000
(Apr 28, 2017 - Rodgers, AR) Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces Friday to retain his lead in the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 28-9. He now holds a slim 3-ounce lead over second place pro Jason Reyes of Huffman, Texas, in the four-day event, presented by General Tire, that features a field of 161 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals casting for a top award of up to $125,000.
(Apr 28, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Twenty-six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Dustin Connell took over the lead on Friday’s second round of competition at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett.
Oklahoma’s Slaton Leads Co-Anglers
(Apr 28, 2017 - ROGERS, AR.) Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday to take the lead on opening day of the four-day FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake. The event, presented by General Tire, features a field of 322 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
(Apr 27, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MSs.) While 33,000 acres of fishable water seems like it should easily support a 109-angler field, most Elite Series anglers would say they’re sharing water at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett.
(Apr 27, 2017 - Clearwater, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the Clearwater/Tampa Bay "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, May 20-21 at MarineMax, 18025 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764.
(Apr 27, 2017 - Wagoner,OK) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to Fort Gibson Lake May 6 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southern Conference. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for the top award of a $2,000 club scholarship and a berth into the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 27, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) As many as 450 pros and co-anglers are set to compete May 4-6 in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale on Lake Chickamauga. The tournament, presented by Lowrance, is the final regular-season event of 2017 scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $50,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
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(Apr 27, 2017 - WILSONVILLE, OR) Nobody wakes up at 4 AM to go steering. Operating the boat is simply a means to an end—like getting on a hot bite before anyone else, or making that next port of call on time.
(Apr 26, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) Senior recreation industry corporate and trade association officials met with Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, April 24, capping a full and encouraging day of discussions with administration officials. The meetings were organized by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) and began in Shenandoah National Park. Twelve hours later, the day’s discussions concluded in Zinke’s offices in downtown Washington, D.C.
(Apr 26, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Big things just keep happening at Chickamauga Lake. Last week, the 36,240-acre Tennessee River impoundment hosted a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open, with John Cox winning the pro division and Darrell Davis landing an 11-pound, 5-ounce largemouth that ranks as the biggest bass caught in a B.A.S.S. event this year. Now the lake is about to play host to the largest field in the 50-year tournament history of B.A.S.S.
Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the second tournament of the 2017 season
(Apr 26, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Sakakawea at Garrison, North Dakota. May 12-13, for the second regular-season event of the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
(Apr 26, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) For the fourth consecutive year, the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will be held on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tenn., B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Apr 26, 2017 - Recreation Expansion and Improvements Alexandria,) Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at Shenandoah National Park April 24 to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters. The meeting was hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) at Skyland Resort – operated by National Park concessioner Delaware North.
(Apr 24, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) But that didn't keep the 16 Individuals from coming out to fish the 4th Anglers Quest Individual event on Lake Houston..... With the families of those involved in the boating accident heavy on our hearts and minds, take off was at 6:25 am with the wind blowing gust of up to 15+ mph....
Livingston Team #4
(Apr 24, 2017 - Lake Livingston, TX) Kyle Nitschke & Tyler Goetzman from Willis Tx., had no idea that their 12.40 lb limit would not only hold a money spot, but actually win.....lol.... They won $1,130.00......
(Apr 22, 2017 - East Ridge, TN) John Cox is one of the more laid-back professional anglers you’ll find. But from the start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open No. 2, he was confused.
Ohio Angler Tops Pro Field, Wins $42,400 and New Ranger Boat
(Apr 22, 2017 - Grove, OK) Pro Nick Prvonozac of Warren, Ohio, won the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats Saturday after weighing a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces. Prvonozac’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 36 pounds, 6 ounces was enough to earn him $42,400 and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(Apr 22, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Today, the Chico State team of Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. Their five-bass limit of 10 pounds, 14 ounces, brought their three-day total to 36-5.
(Apr 22, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Building contractor Nick Wood of Yreka, Calif., lead the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Lake Shasta, California, from start to finish. A day after Wood helped the California B.A.S.S. Nation team claim a victory, he earned the individual title for himself with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 1 ounce.
Southern Open #2
(Apr 21, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Friday is “Moving Day” in each of the nine Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens held throughout the year. When an angler makes a mark on the first day, continued success on Friday almost always is the difference in surviving the cut to 12 or heading home.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Edgewater,FL.) There's a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. Unrivaled Boston Whaler hull construction combines with innovative, purpose-driven design to satisfy the needs of serious anglers, without sacrificing comfort or style.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Loud screams echoed across Lake Shasta today during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. The reason for the elation was the enormous 9-pound, 10-ounce, spotted bass boated by the Chico State team of Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Redding, CA.) The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Lake Shasta may be the most closely contested B.A.S.S. Nation tournament ever. After 11 teams battled for two days on Lake Shasta, the California B.A.S.S. Nation team claimed first place with 293 pounds, 12 ounces, besting second place Utah by a mere 7 ounces.
(Apr 21, 2017 - GROVE, OK.) Four anglers are recovering today after a boating accident on Thursday at the Costa FLW Series at Grand Lake sent three of them to the hospital.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Grove, OK) Day Two of the Costa FLW Series event on Grand Lake presented by Ranger Boats has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms and lightning.
(Apr 20, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 44 fishermen, (22 Boats) that showed up to fish the 5th Anglers Quest Tuesday Night Series Tournament !!!!
(Apr 20, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Hunter Shryock did a lot of waiting on Thursday during the opening day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Chickamauga Lake.
Enjoy All-Season Success from Shore
(Apr 20, 2017 - ) Let’s face the facts: nearly everyone gets their start in fishing by casting a line from shore. These outings find us anxious to tangle with “whatever bites” and happy to steal a few moments near the water to wash away life’s trials and tribulations.
(Apr 20, 2017 - Redding, CA.) Sixteen teams showed up today at Lake Shasta to test their bass fishing skills by competing in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. Jacob Wall from the University of Oregon stormed to the lead with a five-bass limit of spotted bass that weighed 15 pounds, 1 ounce.
Record payouts, exceptional fishing expected for fourth TXTT event of 2017
(Apr 19, 2017 - New Smyrana Beach, FL) The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its final regular-season event of the 2017 tournament season on Saturday, April 29, at Lake Texoma. The event wraps up the regular season and sets up the TXTT Championship where the race for the Lucas Oil Team of the Year will be determined.
(Apr 19, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MSs.) As 110 of the world’s best bass anglers converge on the central Mississippi fishery, thick-shouldered largemouth bass will be the center of attention at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett, April 27-30, out of Ridgeland.
(Apr 18, 2017 - BEDFORD, Va.) YETI FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake April 29 for the first of three regular-season stops in the Northern Conference. A full field of college fishing clubs will be competing for $2,000 and an invitation to the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
(Apr 17, 2017 - Crystal Lake, IL) Torqeedo, long-time supporter of small boat fishing and leader in clean, zero-emission marine propulsion, returned to the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship as a main title sponsor.
(Apr 16, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan will be held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, Oct. 19-21, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(Apr 16, 2017 - Dayton, TN) How good is the fishing on Chickamauga Lake right now? Ask Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Coulter, who lives in Knoxville, Tenn., which is about an hour away from the northern end of the 38,000-acre Tennessee River impoundment. Coulter was only minutes removed from missing the cut in an Elite Series event at Toledo Bend earlier this month when he fired off a quick note to Chris Bowes, tournament director for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series.
AQ Tuesday #4
(Apr 12, 2017 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were 18 teams that came out to fish in the rain. With the storm that came through earlier in the day and the light rain that was falling just before take-off, I didn't think there would be many Anglers show up. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Angler wins Z518 with top finish in Ranger Cup program
(Apr 12, 2017 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats Pro Allen Boyd beat a field of 253 anglers to win The Bass Federation 2017 National Championship at Table Rock Lake on April 7. The angler fought through a tough bite for five days to win the "Living the Dream" package. The angler also participated in the Ranger Cup program and took home a brand new Ranger Z518.
Hobart’s McBrayer tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 11, 2017 - BIRDSEYE, IN.) Boater Craig Carns of Noblesville, Indiana, weighed four bass totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Lake Patoka presented by Navionics. Carns took home $4,872 for his victory.
Oklahoma’s Torkleson tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 11, 2017 - Iuka, MS) Boater Dustin Lippe of Lampe, Missouri, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division event on Table Rock Lake. Lippe took home $4,948 for his victory.
(Apr 11, 2017 - GROVE, OK.) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event on Grand Lake, April 20-22. The tournament, which is presented by Ranger Boats, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southwestern Division. Pros will be competing for a top award of up to $40,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
Tennessee’s Armstrong tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 10, 2017 - Gunter) Boater Dennis Barnes of Boaz, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville presented by Navionics.
(Apr 10, 2017 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) The third major televised event of the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is now only weeks away. College anglers from around the country will be heading to Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas for the Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia.
(Apr 10, 2017 - Lake Belton, TX) Lake Belton has been pumping out some big ones this month, and 193 Bass Champs teams were after them April 8th. Excitement was high as a week prior, Belton produced a new lake record nearly 14 pounds! Bass Champs staff and crew were ready with a 102% payback tournament. Randy Hibler & Randy Christian dominated the pack to win over $20,000.
(Apr 10, 2017 - ) There’s nothing like the adventure of saltwater fishing. The adrenaline rush of hooking into a billfish, a big striper, or hard-fighting redfish is second to none. That thrill is undoubtedly what attracts over 11 million Americans to the sport.
University Of Tennessee-Martin Wins Third Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
(Apr 10, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The University of Tennessee-Martin team of Matthew Lamastus of Hornbeak, Tennessee, and Dylan True of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, won the third annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Saturday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 44 pounds, 4 ounces.
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