Fishing & Boating News
(May 16, 2017 - Toledo Bend Res./TX-LA) What a picture perfect day on Toledo Bend for the East Region season finale May 13, 2017. With over $72,000 up for grabs, 244 teams hit the water on the hunt for a portion of it. There was even more at stake, with this being the last push for points in the Angler of the Year race. Winners Martin Elshout & Mark Price found nearly 30 pounds of bass to take the win, and several big bass were seen at the scales including a double digit sow!
California Angler Tops Pro Field, Takes Home $81,668 including New Ranger Boat
(May 14, 2017 - BETHEL ISLAND, CA.) Boater Hunter Schlander of Modesto, California, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Western Division tournament on the California Delta presented by Power-Pole. Schlander’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 57 pounds, 1 ounce was enough to earn him $81,668, including a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.
(May 14, 2017 - Jefferson Ciy, TN) Nathan Bell and Cole Sands of Bryan College vaulted into the winner’s circle at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Cherokee Lake with a three-day total of 44 pounds, 4 ounces of bass.
(May 12, 2017 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) Sam Carris and John Berry of Tennessee Tech University brought 15 pounds, 15 ounces to the scales and maintained their lead with a two-day total weight of 31-7 at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops at Cherokee Lake Friday.
(May 12, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Since Sam Rayburn Reservoir has been off limits for nearly a month, many of the Elite Series pros say they don’t know exactly what to expect during the upcoming Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
(May 11, 2017 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) In a tough opening round of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Cherokee Lake, Tennessee Tech University teammates Sam Carris and John Berry weighed 15 pounds, 8 ounces of bass to take an early lead.
YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference Event Presented by Bass Pro Shops Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
(May 10, 2017 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) YETI FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 20 in an event presented by Bass Pro Shops for the second of three regular-season stops in the Central Conference. College fishing clubs will be casting for $2,000 and an invitation to compete in the 2018 College Fishing National Championship.
Houston Team #5
(May 9, 2017 - ) The Team of Tim Newman & John Littleton came out on top today with their 5 fish limit weighing 15.70 lbs.... John Reported fishing out of a BassCat boat powered by Mercury 250 ProXS..
(May 9, 2017 - Hayward, CA) Out of the water, even the lightest dinghy can be awkward to move. Some owners use anything they can find, from reluctant bystanders to dock carts. Others simply resort to dragging on it the ground by its painter. Whichever method, there's always a risk to the vessel and everyone around it—especially on a windy day.
(May 9, 2017 - GALENA, Ohio) The Graham High School duo of Rocky Jordan of Urbana, Ohio, and Tanner Jordan of Saint Paris, Ohio, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Ohio State Championship tournament on Alum Creek in Galena, Ohio.
Stevens Point Area Senior High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Wisconsin Open at Mississippi River
(May 9, 2017 - La Crosse, WI) The Stevens Point Area High School duo of Trey Zagrzebski and Cole Zagrzebski, both of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Wisconsin Open tournament on the Mississippi River.
DeRidder’s Greer Claims Co-angler Title
(May 9, 2017 - Zwolle, LA) FLW Tour pro Andrew Upshaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament presented by Navionics on Toledo Bend Lake Saturday after bringing five bass totaling 30 pounds, 15 ounces to the scale. For his win, Upshaw took home $5,257.
Tyner’s Vickers Nabs Co-angler Title
(May 9, 2017 - BURNSIDE, Ky.) Pat Eichmann of Nancy, Kentucky, brought in 19 pounds, 3 ounces of Lake Cumberland bass Saturday to take top honors at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event. For his five bass, Eichmann took home $5,889.
East Bernstadt’s Adkins Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
Brandenburg’s Dowell Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 9, 2017 - CADIZ, Ky.) Freddy Adkins of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, Adkins took home $6,559.
Bel Alton’s Dixon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Tournament on Potomac River
Virginia’s Wright Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 9, 2017 - MARBURY, Md.) Aaron Dixon of Bel Alton, Maryland, brought five bass totaling 21 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on the Potomac River. For his limit, Dixon earned $3,901.
Kettering’s Crider Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 9, 2017 - Kettering’s Crider Grabs Co-angler Title) Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener presented by Navionics on Grand Lake Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Manson pocketed $4,472 for his win.
Multi-Year Partnership Will Engage Kids in Nationwide Fishing Tournaments
(May 9, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, announced today a partnership supporting nationwide high school fishing tournaments in an effort to promote both organizations and grow the sport. Effective immediately, Bass Pro Shops will assume title sponsorship of the FLW High School Fishing Opens.
(May 9, 2017 - Birmingham, AL) The Shell Rotella brand of heavy-duty diesel engine oils has signed on as a premier sponsor of B.A.S.S. and 2017 Bassmaster tournament circuits, B.A.S.S. announced today.
Bessemer Angler Bests 196-boat Field to Earn First Career Victory, $48,200
(May 6, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Alabama angler William Weidler of Bessemer, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces to the scale Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale on Lake Chickamauga presented by Lowrance.
(May 5, 2017 - Lufkin, TX) Sam Rayburn Reservoir is on a very short list of the all-time best fisheries to host a major bass tournament. Not surprisingly, more professional Bassmaster tournaments have been held on the 111,400-acre impoundment in east Texas — 31 — than on any other fishery in the United States.
(May 5, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Rick Whitt of Ashland, Kentucky, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player worldwide to win $5,000 after last week’s FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire in Rogers, Arkansas. Whitt won by assembling a team of anglers and earning points based on their performance in the FLW Tour fishing tournament.
26,000 Sign Petition for Ethanol Fuels Reform
(May 5, 2017 - WASHINGTON, DC,) In a letter sent to the Trump administration and Congress, a coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy.
Multi-Year Partnership Will Engage Kids in Nationwide Fishing Tournaments
(May 5, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, announced today a partnership supporting nationwide high school fishing tournaments in an effort to promote both organizations and grow the sport. Effective immediately, Bass Pro Shops will assume title sponsorship of the FLW High School Fishing Opens.
(May 3, 2017 - Bethel Island, CA) YETI FLW College Fishing is heading to the California Delta May 13 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Western 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.
(May 3, 2017 - Dayton, TN.) Day One of the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Chickamauga presented by Lowrance, scheduled to start Thursday, has been canceled due to strong winds.
(May 3, 2017 - Bethel Island, CA) As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event at the California Delta, May 11-13. The tournament, which is presented by Power-Pole, is the second of three regular-season events scheduled in the Western 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.
More Than 100 Outdoor Recreation Executives Sign Letter Urging the Administration to Keep the “Great” in the Great Outdoors
(May 3, 2017 - Alexandria, VA) In an open letter published in the Wall Street Journal, executives from more than 100 outdoor recreation industry companies praised the agenda being set by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Beans, Bullets or Band-Aids, Plano’s new military-spec Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box protects contents in all conditions
(May 3, 2017 - Plano, IL) Plano’s venerable 1312, 1712 and 1612 Field/Ammo Boxes have served hunters and shooters around the world for over a decade. These practical, molded-plastic ammo cans are durable, won’t rust, and provide a secure and economical means of storing and transporting ammunition and other shooting accessories. Specifically, worldwide sales of the big Model 1612 .50 cal. Ammo Box have sealed its status as a shooter-preferred favorite.
SOUTH FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL WINS TBF HIGH SCHOOL FISHING SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAKE MURRAY
(May 3, 2017 - PROSPERITY, S.C.) The South Florence High School duo of Tommy Floyd of Coward, South Carolina, and James Gibbons of Timmonsville, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing South Carolina State Championship tournament on Lake Murray in Prosperity, South Carolina. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
(May 3, 2017 - NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL.) Josh Williams, of Kingston, Oklahoma, and Michael Roger, of Lafayette, Louisiana, weighed 22.66 pounds to win the final regular-season event of the Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela's (TXTT) on April 29 at Lake Texoma. The winning anglers won a brand-new Triton 189TRX. By participating in the Evinrude contingency program, the anglers upgraded to a 225 horsepower Evinrude outboard. The total boat and motor package is valued at $32,395.
(May 3, 2017 - Morehead, KY) Out of the ordinary summer like air and water temperatures welcomed the Professional Musky Tournament Trails 110 teams registered to kick off the 2017 season at the PMTT Vitaminerals Spring Shootout on Cave Run Lake in Morehead, Ky April 29th & 30th.
Rayburn Team #3
(May 2, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) But that didn't stop the Team of Rusty Clark & Cory Rambo the AQ Anglers of the Year from bring in the First place stringer of 5 fish that weighed 20.96 lbs. And they caught the Biggest bass of the day, a nice 6.30 lb'er. These guys are just that good !!!
(May 2, 2017 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) The young man from Rio Vista Texas, Kyle Hall came in with 5 beautiful fish weighing a whopping 25.07 lbs. What a fantastic day for this young man.... Kyle reported catching them in approximately 10 minutes time..... he said he was fishing north on a bridge with deep diving crank baits in about 30 ft of water.
Illinois’ Overton Takes Co-angler Title
(May 2, 2017 - La Crosse. WI) Cade Laufenberg of Winona, Minnesota, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division opener presented by Navionics on the Mississippi River Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 22 pounds, 3 ounces. For his victory, Laufenberg took home $6,016.
Community College of Baltimore County Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Opener on Smith Mountain Lake
(May 2, 2017 - BEDFORD, Va.) The Community College of Baltimore County duo of Michael Duarte and Matthew Iman, both of Baltimore, Maryland, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference opener on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday after weighing a five bass-limit totaling 17 pounds, 13 ounces. The win earned their club a $2,000 scholarship and advanced the team to the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Alabama’s Davenport Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 2, 2017 - Winchester, TN) Greg Rollins of Monteagle, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Tims Ford Reservoir after weighing five bass Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces. Rollins pocketed $3,426 for his win.
FLW Will Fish For Kids Charity Tournament Crosses $1 Million Donation Mark to Arkansas Children's Hospital
Honorary Chairperson FLW Tour pro James Watson Leads Charge To Raise More Than $60,000 in 2017 Event
(May 2, 2017 - ROGERS, AR.) Every year the FLW Tour makes an annual trek to northwest Arkansas to visit Beaver Lake. However, the action doesn’t stop after the tournament is finished. The FLW Will Fish for Kids (WFFK) Bill Kerr Memorial Charity Tournament Lake, presented by Quaker State, took place on Beaver Lake Monday following the conclusion of the Beaver Lake Tour stop.
Ingenious new optics accessories compatible with modular Quick Attachment™ System
(May 1, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) It’s a mad mad video world; a YouTube nation; a virtual way of life. See something weird or wild? You capture it with your phone or your camera. Upload. Share. View. Go viral. Within minutes, the whole world’s seen it, while legions of would-be documentarians stand ready to record the next wow moment.
(May 1, 2017 - RIDGELAND, MS.) Severe storms may have caused the postponement of the final round of fishing Sunday, but nothing could stop Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Dustin Connell of Clanton, Ala., from claiming victory in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Ross Barnett.
Southwest Mississippi Community College & Bryan College Claim 2nd & 3rd, respectively
(May 1, 2017 - San Antonio, TX) The Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia is officially in the books. With four of the top ranked teams in the nation, according to the Cabela's School of the Year race, traveling to Lake Texoma, the field was loaded with bass fishing talent.
(May 1, 2017 - Wagoner, OK) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today that the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament scheduled for Fort Gibson Lake on Saturday, May 6 has been rescheduled for Oct. 14, 2017 due to the flooding and dangerous conditions currently wreaking havoc in the Ozark region.
North Carolina’s Jones Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Event on Lake Gaston
(May 1, 2017 - BRACEY, Va.) Raymond Jones III of Statesville, North Carolina, took top honors at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston Saturday after bringing a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale. For his win, Jones pocketed $7,473.
(Apr 30, 2017 - ) FAN wrapped up the 2016/17 season with Chase for the Champions Tournament and FANally Open Tournament on Lake Belton with over $6000,00 in scholarships and prizes
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.
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