Fishing & Boating News
Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 2 at Lake Norman
(May 11, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) A seven-hour practice and a 6-pound clue pushed Wesley Strader atop the leaderboard today in the semifinal round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open No. 2 at Lake Norman. Strader of Spring City, Tenn., is vying for back-to-back B.A.S.S. tournament victories after his win last week in the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
(May 11, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) There is certainly no shortage of storylines for this year’s Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Lake Travis.
(May 10, 2018 - ) Anglers can catch largemouth bass in every season; but hands-down, spring dominates in terms of accessibility to quantity and quality. Essentially, the fish are at their heaviest of the year, they display voracious feeding interests — pre and post periods — and often position in areas where they can be visually located.
(May 10, 2018 - JEFFERSON CITY, TN.) While most other college bass fishing teams were pulling 2 1/2-pound bass out of Cherokee Lake today, Cully Scroggins and Nathon Portch were catching 3 1/2-pounders.
(May 10, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) It wasn’t difficult to catch a five-bass limit of 14-inch keepers Thursday at Lake Norman. But finding anything bigger was a daunting task. Patrick Walters of Ladson, S.C., and Cody Pike of Powhatan, Va., solved the problem best.
Ranger Cup University's Team of the Year Challenge Heads to Lake Guntersville with Lee brothers on Board
Ranger pros Jordan Lee and Matt Lee will lend an assist on the fabled frog fishery
(May 10, 2018 - FLIPPIN, AR) The "Big G" in north Alabama will play host to this year's Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge but with an interesting a twist: Ranger pros Matt Lee and Jordan Lee will be at the disposal of the finalists to offer hints and advice on topics ranging from dissecting the fishery itself to pursuing a pro fishing career and procuring sponsors.
Anglers Quest Rayburn Team Tournament #5
(May 8, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) It was supposed to be an ugly rainy day, but turned out to be a beautiful day to fish. There were 22 teams that came out to fish the 5th Anglers Quest Team tournament of the 2018 season. With the air temperature in the low to mid 60’s and the water temps in the mid 70’s the fish were biting on Big Sam.
(May 8, 2018 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) There were 17 individuals who showed up to fish the Anglers Quest Rayburn Tournament on Sunday May the 6th. Seventeen AMAZING guys out of 67 total that have fished at least one of these this year… ( If you would all show up on the same day, what a payout that would be)…..
McKee’s Akemon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Lake Cumberland
Michigan’s Wathen Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - BURNSIDE, Ky.) Boater Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Akemon took home $4,271.
(May 8, 2018 - Dayton, TN) The Bryan College team of Nathan Bell of Riceville, Tennessee, and Cole Sands of Calhoun, Tennessee, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Chickamauga presented by Bass Pro Shops on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 9 ounces.
Boatright & Maxwell champion Bass Champs Central Region finale on LBJ Anglers of the Year are named!
(May 8, 2018 - ) It has been quite a season for Bass Champs Central Region teams, and the anticipation factor for the final event May 5, 2018 on LBJ only increased with weather delays. Nearly $53,000 was up for grabs and it was the last tournament to accumulate the points needed in the Anglers of the Year race. The hunt was on, but in the end it was Nick Boatright and Chad Maxwell who came out on top to win over $20,000!
(May 8, 2018 - CORNELIUS, N.C.) When a major bass tournament is held in the southern half of the United States in May, it’s a safe bet the spawn will a play big factor in how the first-place prize is earned.
Tulsa’s Hemphill Wins Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - MUSKOGEE, OK.) Boater Eric Faucett of Norman, Oklahoma, caught five bass Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on the Arkansas River. For his efforts, Faucett pocketed $6,019.
Georgia’s Jones Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Tournament on Neely Henry Lake
Co-angler Title Goes to Tennessee’s White
(May 8, 2018 - GADSDEN, AL.) Boater Bradley Jones of Aragon, Georgia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division event on Neely Henry Lake. Jones took home $5,224 for his efforts.
Social Circle’s Carter Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Event on Lake Sinclair
Athens’ Kimmel Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.) Boater Kip Carter of Social Circle, Georgia, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division event on Lake Sinclair. For his efforts, Carter netted $6,126.
Waynesfield’s Logan Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Opener presented by Navionics on Ohio River
Kentucky’s Howard Wins Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) Boater Bob Logan of Waynesfield, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 12 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener on the Ohio River presented by Navionics. For his victory, Logan earned $6,000.
Prescott High School Wins TBF/FLW High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship on Lake Dardanelle
(May 8, 2018 - Russelville, AR) The Prescott High School fishing duo of Bryer Pennington and Jack Arnette, both of Prescott, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Arkansas State Championship on Lake Dardanelle.
(May 8, 2018 - Paris, TN) The final day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia threw Wesley Strader the right pitch, and he knocked it out of the park.
Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Tournament on Jordan Lake
West Virginia’s Grose Grabs Co-angler Title
(May 8, 2018 - NEW HILL, N.C.) Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Jordan Lake. For his win, Walser was awarded $5,048.
Jerkbaits and Rattlebaits prove potent on aggressive, actively feeding fish
(May 6, 2018 - ) One of the hallmarks of spring is the predictable movement of walleyes. On inland lakes, walleye slide into shallow waters along rocky, windblown shorelines to spawn. Major rivers see mass upstream migrations of walleyes, to be interrupted only by natural or manmade obstacles. And on the Great Lakes, fish funnel into primary tributaries to reproduce, and then systematically return to their home ranges.
(May 6, 2018 - Paris, TN) Wesley Strader caught a five-bass limit during Sunday’s semifinal round of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia that weighed 22 pounds, 6 ounces.
(May 5, 2018 - Paris, TN) When Bassmaster tournament emcee Dave Mercer noted that Skeet Reese was “making it look easy” during the morning’s Bassmaster LIVE coverage, the veteran pro gave a simple explanation for the seemingly tranquil performance that pushed him into the lead with 45 pounds, 5 ounces on Day 2 of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
(May 4, 2018 - Paris, TN) Chris Zaldain knew what he wanted to do, he knew why he wanted to do it and he got the job done to the tune of a 24-pound, 3-ounce limit of bass that leads the first round of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia.
New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear
(May 3, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Leading recreational fishing organizations applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for introducing S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, to phase out the use of mile-long drift gillnets in the eastern Pacific by 2020 and bring California swordfish fishing in-line with all other U.S. and international swordfish fisheries.
(May 3, 2018 - Casa de Campo) South Carolina native, Captain Wil Thornhill guided the team fishing aboard the 77’ Jarrett Bay Mama Who to victory at the 2018 Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic tournament with a total of six blue marlin released during the three days of competition.
(May 3, 2018 - COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho) Billy Chapman Jr., owner and founder of Anglers Inn International, believes everyone should become a B.A.S.S. member. And he puts his money where it supports his dedication to bass fishing.
(May 3, 2018 - JONESTOWN, TX) In just two short weeks, thousands of fans will gather in Jonestown, Texas, just outside of Austin, for the first time to watch the world’s best bass anglers weigh in their biggest fish of the day at Jones Brothers Park May 17-20 at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.U
(May 3, 2018 - ) The Collegiate Bass Championship /by Amanda The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2018 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship.
The Sixth Stop of the 2018 FLW Tour Season Brings Four Days of Tournament-Fishing Action, Community Events to Gilbertsville Area
(May 3, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s largest and most lucrative tournament circuit, is set to fish Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 17-20 for the FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Costa Sunglasses.
AQ Tuesday Night #8
(May 2, 2018 - Houston County Lake, TX) There were only 11 teams that showed up to fish the Tuesday night tournament on Lake Houston, but they were fishing for a total of $850.00. The temperature was in the low 80’s with lots of clouds an for a few teams the fish were biting…..
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) The FLW College Fishing season will continue next week as college anglers prepare to compete May 12 at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Clear Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops.
(May 2, 2018 - Lakepoint, CA) As many as 350 boaters and co-anglers are set to compete on Clear Lake May 10-12 for the Costa FLW Series Western Division event at Clear Lake presented by Evinrude. The three-day tournament, hosted by the Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina, will feature a top prize of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard engine.
(May 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Steeped in bass fishing history, Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to host the 2018 Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 5-8, B.A.S.S. announced today.
(May 2, 2018 - Cave Run Lake, KY) On April 28th & 29th the first tournament of the 20th year and of the 2018 Professional Musky Tournament Trail season, Vitaminerals Spring Shootout was held at Cave Run Lake near Morehead, Kentucky.
(May 2, 2018 - Birmingham, AL) Mario DePiero of Gaston, Ore., won a trip to fish with reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year in the Bassmaster Fish With Brandon Palaniuk Sweepstakes. He also scored a new Skeeter ZX190 with a Yamaha VF150LA outboard with the win. The total prize pack is worth more than $57,000.
New legislation will improve marine resource conservation and promote innovative new fishing gear
(May 2, 2018 - Alexandria, VA) Leading recreational fishing organizations applauded Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for introducing S. 2773, the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, to phase out the use of mile-long drift gillnets in the eastern Pacific by 2020 and bring California swordfish fishing in-line with all other U.S. and international swordfish fisheries.
AQ Conroe Team #4
(May 2, 2018 - Lake Conroe, TX) Thirty-eight teams fought for over $6,600.00…….. Lake Conroe was producing some nice bass. There were 127 bass caught with 20 limits !!! Over 430 pounds !!!! Wow !!!!
LIVETARGET’s award-winning Sunfish Hollow Body is a true show-stopper
(Apr 30, 2018 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON) Innovations in hollow body topwater lures have expanded this once narrowly-applied presentation into a productive technique for both fresh- and saltwater species.
AQ Houston Team #4
(Apr 30, 2018 - ) What a beautiful day to be on the water.. The temperature was in the mid 60’s at take and rose to the mid 80’s at weigh-in time. It was a great day for fishing on Lake Houston, even with the muddy waters.
New Anglers Learn then Catch Kingfish, Tuna and more at South FL Ladies, Let's Go Fishing University April 27-29
(Apr 30, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL) Participants came from around the state to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" South Florida University April 27-29 in Pompano Beach, FL. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” the event offered a networking party on Friday, classes and hands-on skills Saturday and optional charter fishing on Sunday. The event was held at Chaos Fishing.
Philo’s Kirby Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - WHITTINGTON, IL.) Boater Brennon McCord of West Frankfort, Illinois, caught five bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division opener on Rend Lake. For his victory, McCord earned $3,671.
Springfield’s Lloyd Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) Boater Zach Bechtel of Cuba, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division event on Lake of the Ozarks. For his win, Bechtel earned the first place prize of $5,020 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup contingency bonus.
Humbard and Neece Tie For Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Event on Cherokee Lake
Elizabethton’s Johnson Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - Morristown, TN) Boaters Corey Neece of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, each weighed a five-bass limit Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 12 ounces to tie for the win at the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division event on Cherokee Lake. Each angler took home $2,665, while Humbard also earned an additional $1,000 in contingency prize bonuses.
Milton’s Leidholdt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Opener on Mississippi River
Illinois’ Howard Wins Co-angler Title
(Apr 30, 2018 - La Crosse, WI) Boater Rob Leidholdt of Milton, Wisconsin, caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division opener on the Mississippi River presented by Navionics. Leidholdt earned $5,046 for his victory.
(Apr 30, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky.) The Murray State University team of Clayton Trueblood of Petersburg, Illinois, and Nick Montilino of Edina, Minnesota, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes presented by Berkley on Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the Racers bass club $2,000 and a spot in the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
UNA remains in 2nd, while Adrian College moves up into 3rd
(Apr 30, 2018 - San Antonio, TX) April is quickly coming to an end and with that comes the fast-approaching final showdown for the most prestigious title in college fishing. Who will claim the 2017-2018 Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title? This season, the college fishing world has progressively become more and more competitive, but one constant has remained – fishing as many events is key and fishing consistently is even more important.
North Carolina Angler fends off 181 FLW Tour pros with more than 64 pounds, earns $100k
(Apr 29, 2018 - Jaspeer, AL) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, brought a 13-pound, 13-ounce, limit of bass to the weigh-in stage Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine with a four-day cumulative total of 20 bass weighing 64 pounds, 9 ounces. For his dominant showing on the water this week, Williams earned $102,700 and moved up to the No. 4 position in the Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year race.
(Apr 29, 2018 - Grove, OK) Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., relied upon large female prespawn bass to claim a record-breaking 25th title on the Bassmaster Elite Series, and a $100,000 payday at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla.
(Apr 28, 2018 - JASPER, AL.) Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to continue his reign atop the leaderboard at the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine.
(Apr 28, 2018 - Grove, OK) After catching his heaviest limit of the tournament, bass fishing superstar Kevin VanDam produced five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces to take the lead at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.
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