Fishing & Boating News
(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.
(Apr 19, 2018 - Grove, OK) The world’s top 109 bass anglers will go toe-to-toe for the second stop of the season at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, April 26-29.
College Anglers set to Compete at YETI FLW College Fishing at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes presented by Berkley
(Apr 18, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing season will continue next week when college teams from around the country gather to compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Berkley on Saturday, April 28.
Anglers win Triton 189TRX with 225-horsepower Mercury outboard
(Apr 18, 2018 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Kelly Owens and Brent Broussard weighed 32.18 pounds to win the third regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) April 14 on Lake Amistad. The anglers won a fully rigged Triton 189TRX with a 225-horsepower Mercury outboard valued at $31,495.
BUFF® renews sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series
(Apr 18, 2018 - Santa Rosa, CA) BUFF® recently demonstrated a genuine commitment to encouraging young bass anglers by confirming its continued support of the Association of Collegiate Anglers Tournament Series. The governing body for college fishing, the ACA is sanctioned by The Bass Federation, Inc. (TBF), a grassroots organization dedicated to youth, conservation and fishing.
A trifecta of tips from a Bassmaster Elite Pro
(Apr 16, 2018 - ) The bass pre-spawn period is a time of anticipation and transition. Largemouth and spotted bass slide out of their deeper'n thermally-stable wintering holes and begin a systematic movement toward the warming shallows, where they will binge feed in preparation for the rigors of spawning.
Hendersonville’s Hopkins Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Event on Percy Priest Lake
Brinson Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Smyrna, TN) Boater John Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division event on Percy Priest Lake presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Hopkins took home $4,177.
Miami’s Mut Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Clewiston, FL) Boater Jason Reed of Hollister, Florida, caught five bass Saturday weighing 28 pounds, 2 ounces, to take top honors at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee. Reed earned $4,246 for his win.
Lieblong, Layton Tie for Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Event on Greers Ferry Lake
Little Rock’s Pinter Grabs Co-angler Title
(Apr 16, 2018 - Gerrys Ferry, AR) Boaters Chris Layton of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, each caught five bass Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 15 ounces, to tie for the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division event on Greers Ferry Lake presented by GEARED. After contingency bonuses Layton earned $5,207, while Lieblong took home $4,672.
Mount Pleasant’s Simmons Tops Co-angler Division
(Apr 16, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Boater Mark Hutson of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 30 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Santee Cooper Lakes. For his win, Hutson netted $5,536.
(Apr 16, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla.
(Apr 16, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) The FLW Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, is returning to Jasper, April 26-29, for the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
(Apr 16, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) For the fourth consecutive year, 12 standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
North Carolina Pro Earns Sixth Career FLW Tour Victory, $125,000
(Apr 15, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, added to his ever-growing list of accolades Sunday, bringing another five-bass limit of smallmouth to the scale, this one weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire and the top prize of $125,000 – his sixth career FLW Tour win.
(Apr 14, 2018 - ANDERSON, S.C.) Nearly one month after the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods was held on Lake Hartwell, a youthful generation of anglers launched from Green Pond Landing for a chance to compete in a championship of their own.
Final-Day Showdown Looms for Championship Sunday
(Apr 14, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Reigning Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year (AOY) Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought an 18-pound, 11-ounce limit of smallmouth bass to the weigh-in stage Saturday to overtake Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, and vault to the top of the leaderboard at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
Minnesota’s Willert Wins Co-angler Title, $20K
(Apr 13, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, brought a 15-pound, 12-ounce limit of bass to the scale Friday to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
AQ Tuesday Night #5
(Apr 12, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) Blue skies and a light breeze for take off on Tuesday at lake Houston. There were 15 boats that showed up to fish for three hours and $1,190.00…….. There were 3 limits caught, 44 total fish, 106.47 pounds and that made for a 2.42 average bass….
Bass Pro Shops /Bassmaster Central Open
(Apr 12, 2018 - Muskogee, OK) The “fun fishing” Jason Christie experiences on his home waters could be in full swing during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 2 April 19-21 on the Arkansas River.
Three-Time Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year Catches 18-5 of Lake Cumberland Largemouth
(Apr 12, 2018 - SOMERSET, Ky.) Pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, weighed an 18-pound, 5-ounce limit of largemouth bass to take the lead on Day One of the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire.
Abu Garcia Renews with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers
(Apr 11, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) Abu Garcia and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have announced the renewal of their partnership for the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As a Series partner, Abu Garcia will enjoy a wide range of promotions with collegiate anglers throughout the nation at each of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events including being the presenting sponsor of the Cabela’s School of the Year.
AQ Rayburn Team #4
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Bad weather was imminent, but there were 16 teams that decided to chance it and fish the Anglers Quest 4th team tournament of the year on Sam Rayburn. There were 9 limits, 48 fish, and 148.69 lbs., with a 3.10 lb average bass.
AQ Rayburn Ind #4
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was 39 degrees this morning for take off at the 4th Anglers Quest Individual Tournament this year on Sam Rayburn.
(Apr 11, 2018 - Denison, TX) Northeastern State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Event on Lake Texoma
Guntersville’s Summerlin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Event on Lewis Smith Lake
Jasper’s Stephenson Takes Co-angler Title
(Apr 11, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) Boater Gil Summerlin of Guntersville, Alabama, caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Lewis Smith Lake. For his win, Summerlin earned $4,652.
(Apr 11, 2018 - ) Boater Chip Chambers of Elizabethton, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division event on South Holston Reservoir Saturday after catching five bass weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces. Chambers earned $6,718 for his win.
Sheets Memorial Christian School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Open in North Carolina
(Apr 11, 2018 - LEXINGTON, N.C.) The Sheets Memorial Christian School duo of Brody McCullogh, of Lexington, North Carolina, and Ryan Bame, of Salisbury, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Open.
(Apr 11, 2018 - BEDFORD, Va.) YETI FLW College Fishing will continue the 2018 fishing season with an event April 21 on Smith Mountain Lake.
Benton’s Kirkpatrick Co-angler Title
(Apr 11, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) Boater Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, caught a 23-pound, 8-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Boggs earned $4,244.
Tight weights and big wins at Bass Champs on Ray Roberts – Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski takes the cake topping over 200 teams
2018 North Region
(Apr 11, 2018 - Lakr Ray Roberts, TX) Blustery conditions greeted 212 teams to fish the second Bass Champs North Region tournament on Ray Roberts April 7, 2018. Nearly $64,000 was up for grabs and the fight for the bite was on. Weights were stacked up tight, but in the end it was Scot McDonald & Keith Krzeminski who came out on top – by only 4/100ths of a pound!
(Apr 11, 2018 - BRANSON, Mo.) The top bass anglers from around the region will converge on Table Rock Lake April 19-21 for the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener at Table Rock Lake presented by Lowrance.
AQ Tuesday Night #4
(Apr 7, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) With some bad weather pending, only 10 teams showed up to fish the Anglers Quest Tuesday night tournament and Wesley Bennett along with his partner Robert Willis brought a limit to the scales that weighed 13.13 lbs. Wesley & Robert won $465.00 for their 3 hours on the water…..
Lamar’s Ronnie McCoy Tops 196-Boat Field, Takes Home $93,500 Prize Package
(Apr 7, 2018 - SUMMERTON, S.C.) Pro Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, to the weigh-in stage Saturday – his second 26+ pound limit of the tournament – to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division tournament
Advisory for Friday, April 6, 2018
(Apr 6, 2018 - LAKE TEXOMA, TX/OK) WHAT: The YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Texoma scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, has been postponed until Sunday, April 8, due to inclement weather. With high winds and sustained wind gusts, conditions on the lake have been deemed unsafe by Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing's Director of Tournament Operations.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge, which was postponed last week because of heavy rains and unsafe boating conditions in the Sabine River watershed, has been rescheduled for June 7-10 at Orange, Texas.
(Apr 5, 2018 - Fond Du Lac, WI.) Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac. The two-story NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) facility's first chamber, and the office space is scheduled to be completed by October 2018 while the second chamber is targeted to be completed by the end of the year.
A one-two punch of cold-water bass tips from a Bassmaster Elite Series Champion
(Apr 4, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) – As evidenced by the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, early spring is a challenging season to consistently find bass fishing success. Fluctuating water levels, variable temperatures and clarity, and even a subtle wind shift can turn feast into famine, demanding that even the most experienced professionals shift on the fly to remain dialed into the spring bass bite.
Bladed Bass Jigs continue their prominence at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic
(Apr 4, 2018 - ) After the last sack of bass hit the scales at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, a final tally of another sort emerged: Seven out of the top ten finishers had cast some type of bladed jig.
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