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(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.


AQ 2016 Livingston Team championship
(Oct 3, 2016 - Onalaska, TX) Jeff Stanley & Jimmy Emmons Jr. win the 2016 Livingston Anglers Quest Team Championship with a two day total weight of 33.63 lbs. On the first day they led with 17.13 lbs., including a 9.42 lb. big bass.

(Oct 3, 2016 - Ashland City, TN.) For 2017, Triton Boats, a leading manufacturer of premium fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, has doubled the number of aluminum models in its fishing, hunting and utility boat lineup with the introduction of 11 versatile new models. The company's greatly expanded aluminum lineup now means virtually every outdoorsman should find the ideal boat for whatever outdoor adventure awaits them at an authorized Triton Boats dealer.


Kraft wins co-angler title
(Oct 3, 2016 - SALISBURY, N.C.) Robert Mixon of Lexington, North Carolina, weighed in a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass totaling 33 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division Super Tournament on High Rock Lake. Mixon took home $7,316 for his efforts.


(Oct 3, 2016 - Peachtree City, GA) Delivering superior efficiency, durability and reliability, Hella marine introduces its NaviLED 360 2NM Anchor Pole Mount Lamps. They are fully certified to provide brilliant LED illumination to a range of 2 nautical miles, available in fixed and fold-down models to meet users' mounting requirements.


Mayo wins co-angler title
(Oct 3, 2016 - IUKA, MS.) Cody Nichols of Fayette, Alabama, weighed in a two-day cumulative total of nine bass weighing 27 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division Super Tournament on Pickwick Lake Sunday.. For his win, Nichols pocketed $7,883.

(Oct 3, 2016 - Springfield, Mo. and Sidney, Neb.) *Attached: an open letter from Johnny Morris. MERGER WILL ENHANCE ABILITY TO SERVE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS WITH COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCT OFFERINGS AND GEOGRAPHIC FOOTPRINTS CABELA‘S SHAREHOLDERS WILL RECEIVE $65.50 PER SHARE IN CASH BASS PRO SHOPS ENTERING INTO MULTI-YEAR CREDIT CARD PARTNERSHIP WITH CAPITAL ONE BASS PRO SHOPS AND CABELA’S CLUB CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAMS REMAIN UNCHANGED


Terry wins co-angler title
(Oct 3, 2016 - Dayton, TN) Ryan Davidson of Branchland, West Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional event on Lake Chickamauga presented by Mercury, with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 14 ounces. For his win, Davidson 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.


(Oct 2, 2016 - WAGONER, OK) Derek Fulps of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, weighed in three bass totaling 11 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale on Fort Gibson Lake presented by Lowrance with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 45 pounds, 5 ounces. For his win, Fulps took home $78,500, including a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open #2
(Oct 1, 2016 - BOSSIER CITY/SHREVEPORT, LA) Alton Jones Jr. came to the Red River this week feeling down. He left riding a high he couldn’t put into words.


(Sep 30, 2016 - ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys) Frank Delucas, Plantation, Fla., a first time participant in the Herman Lucerne tournament, but no stranger to Florida Keys backcountry fishing, won the 17th annual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species.


Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Sep 30, 2016 - SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY, LA.) Alton Jones Jr. of Lorena, Texas, weighed one bass shy of a limit Friday, but his four fish included a difference-maker.


STEVE PENNAZ TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE FRESHWATER FISHING HALL OF FAME
(Sep 29, 2016 - Plano, IL) Founded in 1960 and based in Hayward, Wisconsin, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame exists, in part, to recognize persons, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of fresh water fishing. For those who have committed a lifetime of service in support of the traditions, ethics, promotion and expanded participation of sport fishing, enshrinement in this storied institution represents the greatest of honors.


Trapper Tackle lifts the lid on the new Offset Wide Gap Hook
(Sep 29, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Few pieces of terminal tackle SCREAM bass fishing like the offset wide gap hook. This perennial, versatile lip-piercer serves as the foundation for a wide variety of soft plastic delivery systems – such as Texas and Carolina rigs – and is equally effective when adorned with a fluke, Senko, topwater toad and a myriad of other offerings.


Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open
(Sep 29, 2016 - ) Brent Bonadona of Port Allen, La., has been fishing the Red River for over 25 years, but he’s never seen it like this.


Anglers say underwater scouting keyed victory at Canadian Bass Open
(Sep 29, 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.


Revolutionary pedal-drive fishing kayak offers no-fail forward and reverse, unrivaled boat control and fishability
(Sep 29, 2016 - Old Town, ME) Old Town Canoes & Kayaks is proud to announce that the ICAST 2016 award-winning Old Town Predator PDL is now shipping, bringing anglers no-fail forward and reverse for unrivaled hands-free boat control and fishability.

(Sep 29, 2016 - Forestville, WI) The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) has recently added CrappieNow and CatfishNow, two on line digital magazines, to its growing Supporting Partner ranks. Dan Dannenmueller, said, "As the publisher of CrappieNow and CatfishNow digital magazines, I am excited to partner with the NPAA to allow both the members of the NPAA and the magazine readers to benefit from the content and current information shared by both!" 


(Sep 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The newest of the ever-popular Abu Garcia® Revo® low profile baitcast reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation. The new Revo MGXtreme®, MGX® and ALX are among the best reels in the market place and are favorites among professional and recreational anglers.


(Sep 29, 2016 - San Antonio, TX) Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long standing partnership of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As part of the relationship Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.  

Crucial Everglades restoration bills now go to conference
(Sep 29, 2016 - Alexandria, VA) The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Keep Florida Fishing® congratulate the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) this week by an overwhelming 399-25 vote.


(Sep 29, 2016 - Hayward, CA) Even at their lowest throttle, sterndrives and outboards can rarely power a boat at an optimal trolling speed. Many gamefish simply won't chase and strike at a lure that's moving too fast. The updated Happy Troller from Davis Instruments slows even large engines when deployed, increases stability when cruising, and now has a 45° setting for added flexibility.

(Sep 29, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Thursday the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2017 FLW College Fishing season, highlighted by the 2017 College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake in Rogersville, Alabama and the third annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake.


(Sep 28, 2016 - Tulsa, OK) Major League Fishing (MLF) officials announce that Lew's has signed on as a new sponsor of the popular made-for-television bass fishing competitions for the show's 2017 season. Lew's will showcase its rods, reels and fishing line through the advertising opportunities afforded, and also stands to benefit from having some of its national pro staff members among the anglers who have qualified to compete. 

(Sep 28, 2016 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.) The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake of the Ozarks Oct. 6 to 8 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 400 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the third and final stop of 2016 in the Central Division.

(Sep 28, 2016 - Monroe, LA) FLW College Fishing is headed to the Ouachita River Oct. 8 for the third and final regular-season bass-fishing tournament in the Southern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.


(Sep 28, 2016 - LAWRENCEBURG, IN.) The Waunakee High School duo of Colin Steck and Nathan Lorenz from Waunakee, Wisconsin, brought four bass to the scale Saturday weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Central Conference Championship tournament on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.


(Sep 28, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Wednesday the schedule, rules and payouts for the 2017 Bass Fishing League, which includes 128 tournaments in 24 divisions offering nearly $8 million in awards, including as much as $120,000 to the winning boater and $60,000 to the winning co-angler in the nationally-televised BFL All-American, plus advancement to the Forrest Wood Cup for a shot at winning the world championship of bass fishing. 


Rayburn Individual Championship
(Sep 28, 2016 - Lake Sam Rayburn, TX) Jody Norsworthy takes the WIN with a two day total of 34.87 lbs. Day one had left Jody in 3rd place with 18.40 lbs. But day 2 he brought 5 fish to the scales that weighed 20.07lbs.

(Sep 28, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Monday its rules and entry dates for the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour. The season will consist of a 160-boat field competing in seven-regular season events and culminating with the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, to be held on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.

(Sep 27, 2016 - HENDERSON, N.C.) The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Kerr Lake Oct. 6-8 for the second of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Northeast, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer divisions.


(Sep 27, 2016 - ) The 40-year-old rule that has limited Bassmaster tournament competitors to rods that were 8 feet or shorter will be changed for 2017, allowing competitors to use rods as long as 10 feet.


Sharp wins co-angler title
(Sep 27, 2016 - LAKE WYLIE, S.C.) Tom Rubbo of Lexington, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 6 ounces, Sunday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie, with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 24 pounds, 14 ounces. Rubbo pocketed $4,531 for his win.


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