The 2013 Walmart BFL season opens with the first tournament of the year on Saturday, Jan. 5.
FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 12 for the first of four stops in the Southeastern Conference.
High water levels open up lake
Oregon and Washington agree on plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon
Help improve fishing across the country with the best tool for cutting braided, mono and fluorocarbon fishing line!
Legendary boat brand to launch Tournament and Apache series of aluminum boats
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season.
Program open to both FLW- and ACA-affiliated college bass anglers
On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” on the items that didn't sell, plus a few more and give another chance for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
Limited time in the U.S. Senate further stalls the Sportsmen’s Act
Take Me Fishing Awards Available to 10 Community-Based Youth-Led Projects
Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's will be returning to Florence, AL for the next five years and details for the 8th annual event are taking shape.
The Bass Federation, (TBF) announced today the Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports
Cabela's, The World's Foremost Outfitter, has expanded their sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to include the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Once-in-a-lifetime trip culminates with $2,000 first place prize
The Bass Federation (TBF), the national leader in NO cost or low cost tournament fees, announced today the dates and locations of the seven 2013 No Entry Fee Division Championships.
FLW has announced FLW College Fishing entry dates and format changes for the 2013 season.
Winners from FLW College, BoatUS Collegiate Championships will compete Nov. 17
Leue wins Co-Angler Division, Ranger boat and motor
Spinks jumps into lead in Co-Angler Division
Sward Leads Co-Anglers
Advisory for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Competitive walleye anglers will have more events and payout opportunities in 2013 with the launch of the all-new Cabela's National Walleye Tour.
One angler will win the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, by winning the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament.
The EverStart Series closes the 2012 season on the Ouachita River Nov. 1-4 when the top 200 pro and co-anglers from across the country take to the water for the EverStart Series Championship.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12.
early full tank or nearly empty tank? That is the big question facing boaters now in the midst of preparing their boats for the long winter hibernation.
FLW has announced priority entry for the 2013 EverStart Series season is now open.
Take Me Fishing™ Shows the Edge Fishing and Boating Have Over Other Popular Activities
Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Fall Fishing Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS Foundation
Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry
Last chance to qualify for 2013 All-American
Farris wins co-angler title, $25,000
Farris Leads Co-Anglers
Program to Offer More Rewards for Collegiate Bass Anglers and Teams
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the winners of the EverStart Series 2012 Strike King Angler and Co-angler of the Year award from each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western.
The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s season draws to a dramatic close on the mighty Mississippi River with the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship Oct. 5-6 at Red Wing, Minnesota.
Anglers will have plenty of choices on prolific lake
New Boating, Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Resources Available to Middle School Students New Family Materials Available in Spanish
Multiple patterns will play to anglers’ strengths
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners across the nation worked together to remove or bypass 158 dams, culverts and other structures in 2011, opening more than 2,180 miles of streams to native fish populations.
The U.S. Senate voted early on Saturday to advance the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525), a broad-based package of legislative measures that promotes public hunting and angling access, habitat conservation and strongly funded resource management.
Preparations are underway for the second annual Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lady Bass Classic.
Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation
Missouri’s Loeffelman Jr. Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Former champion Snowden and Texas fishing legend Clunn among field highlights
Junk fishing was the name of the game Thursday as the world’s best bass-fishing pros began competing at the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Wheeler Lake presented by Ranger Boats.
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Michigan TBF is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
Shakespeare®, a brand of Pure Fishing, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., has made a generous donation to support the youth education programs of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
Toyota renews sponsorship for another three years
FLW has announced the 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, six regional competitions, a wild card and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing
Treat yourself with a visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week, from October 14-20.
Participation in wildlife-associated recreation increased in 28 states since 2006
Secretarial Order Formalizes Ongoing Conservation, Outdoor Recreation Efforts
Funds Derived in part from Sale of Federal Duck Stamps
The Bass Federation announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will host the 2013 TBF Federation National Championship.
The Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) September 29 isn’t about the prizes, it’s about families spending time together outdoors.
Schooling fish will play major role in tournament
Two of Gadsden, Alabama’s finest anglers Andrew Johnson and Jake Dixon bested the rest of the field in today’s Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize.
Boats stored for the winter in regions with consistent below-freezing temperatures in heated storage facilities have it best, except when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off.
FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
The Toyota Texas Bass Classic will take place Sept. 28-30 at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Conroe.
The final regular season tournament of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is straight ahead this week at Alabama’s Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama.
Event is Texas’s premiere gateway to the outdoors
Florence, Alabama and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have entered into a long-term partnership, making Florence and Lake Pickwick the "home" of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship through 2017.
Field includes 2009 TTBC Champion and Angler of the Year
Project aims to improve fish habitat, water quality
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place this year on Saturday, September 29.
The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, heads to Red River
Hasty Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Hasty Paces Co-Anglers
Taylor leads co-anglers
The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Steve Guertin as the agency’s Deputy Director for Policy.
New Features Make it Easier for Visitors to Discover and Explore Parks, Recreation Area, and Other Public Lands
It’s been a scorcher of a summer, but that hasn’t kept anglers from fishing.
Largemouth May Play Role in Tournament Traditionally Dominated by Smallmouth
On August 1, 2012 representative Doe Hastings (R-WA-4) introduced HR 6247 — the "Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act of 2012."
Hastings Still Waiting For Answers To Committee Questions
Salazar: Survey Delivers ‘Great News for America’s Economy and Conservation Heritage’
After receiving more than 400,000 public comments and following two days of meetings and visits with North Slope leaders, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today outlined a proposed plan that will allow for additional access for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) .
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $33 million in grants to 21 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants.
Yesterday’s light rain and cloud cover decided to stick around for the final day of the National Guard Junior World Championship on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Ga. Andrew Gulliams of Springfield, MO and Max Danese of Franklin, MA held the top spots in their respected divisions going into the final day, but not overall. The weights were zeroed for a fresh level playing field today
Indiana angler is youngest to win championship event
Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get their first look at the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series starting Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Dearing wins co-angler title, $50,000
Fatheadz Eyewear pro Jacob Wheeler has now weighed in the biggest stringer for two of the three tournament days at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, giving him a commanding lead heading into the fourth and final day of the world championship of bass fishing.
Professional bass fishing’s premier championship headed to Louisiana
Pure Fishing® and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have entered into a strategic partnership to identify college anglers looking to enter the fishing industry. This partnership is designed to support their passion and knowledge for the sport as well as recognizing and developing the next wave of industry leaders.
Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Friday.
Hensley Leads Co-Anglers
A new study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important ‘gateway’ activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue other recreation experiences.
Show seeks America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.
Drake Hunter Holmes of Sherman shattered the junior angler Lake Texoma record for striped bass Sunday with a 5.03-pound, 23.5-inch-long fish.
Excitement builds as 82 state champions from all over the country make their way to Gainesville, Ga., to face off in the 2012 National Guard Junior World Championship, Aug. 10th-11th on Lake Lanier.
It’s easy to tell when the white bass are making their annual spring run up the Neches River above Lake Palestine: cars and trucks line both sides of the highway where Texas 31 crosses the river just east of Chandler, and tackle-laden anglers scramble across the busy four-lane divided highway.
FLW announced today that Castrol, a long-term sponsor of FLW, the world’s leading tournament-fishing organization, will be the presenting sponsor of the EverStart Series Championship.
As summer draws to a close and students prepare for a return to campus, a new race awaits them.
World’s best anglers ready for $500,000 championship on ‘jewel of Georgia’
Sportsmen are welcoming a bill introduced Thursday by Representatives Heck (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM).
Seven Swimming Safety Tips
O2 Marine, manufacturer of live-well, life-saving devices for fish and bait have joined the Threat Campaign™ partnership in an effort to educate the public on their new product aimed to keep bait alive and invasive species out.
Russellville High School and the Dover High School Fishing Club claimed the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals crown.
$40,000 in Scholarships on the Line Plus much much more!
Wind, solar and healthy habitat: We don’t have to choose A third bill recognizes balance between development and natural resources
Today the weather was hot and the fishing was even hotter at the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals.
Over 9,900 acres of tackle-busting bass fishing plus the chance for a much thicker wallet await teams when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Minnesota’s bass-rich Gull Lake Chain.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7, 2012.
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) anglers are on the water pre-fishing the big expanse of water known as Kentucky Lake in preparation for their upcoming tournament Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13.
The harvest of brown shrimp in the western Gulf of Mexico is expected to be 59.2 million
Wildlife Forever and the Get to Know Program, along with other national partners the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Recreation and Park Association, Wildlife Habitat Council, and Outdoor Afro, have joined together to encourage American youth to get outdoors and connect with nature through the 2012 Get to Know Contest.
Todd Driscoll went deep to win the final regular season Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Southeast Texas Division 10 tournament, held June 30, 2012, on Lake Sam Rayburn.
A new initiative launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is engaging anglers across the country in the effort to protect and restore rivers.
Dudley Claims Third Angler of the Year Title
Special report reveals decrease in participation churn rate for first time in years
Ohio sisters take home a double-win
Trout Unlimited Praises Senate Reauthorization of Farm Bill, Urges Swift House Passage
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
Collegiate anglers throughout the country have converged on Paris, Tennessee for the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open, Presented by Pepsi.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program has launched a new, web-based interactive map with information about endangered species success in every state: stories of species making strides towards recovery, audio interviews and podcasts with Service biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation, and videos that highlight the Service’s partners.
FLW has announced the 2012 National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship schedule and site locations.
On Thursday, June 21st, the Waterkeeper Alliance and their local affiliates around the country will be celebrating Fishable Action Day, a day to raise awareness regarding the importance of fishable waters and what that means to the health and well-being of the community.
Preparations are under way for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC). The show will last approximately one-half hour and is one of the biggest in East Texas.
It is generally recognized that getting young people involved in the outdoors benefits them in many ways. Research shows that children who engage in outdoor activities are happier and do better in school.
Chevy pro predicts largemouth will be key to victory
Western governors express support for renewable energy revenue sharing
Five boating, fishing and conservation organizations that serve kids and families have received education grants from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Improved restoration efficiency is goal of three proposed categorical exclusions
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $11.4 million in grants to 24 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program.
Many of the sportfishing industry's top legislative priorities addressed in historic package of 19 pro-fishing and hunting bills
The five state-operated fish hatcheries in Texas generally have one job: to produce fish for stocking into Texas waters.
Alabama’s Martin Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
Collegiate anglers throughout the country are preparing for Kentucky Lake and the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open.
Alabama’s Martin Leads Co-Anglers
After a record number of votes were cast,
Olcott Beach, New York topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's
Ultimate Fishing Town contest.
World-class bass fishing and hefty paychecks await when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Wisconsin’s bass-rich Madison Chain.
Events to be held June 9 on public lands from coast to coast
Several hundred school children "dropped their lines" in the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall, kicking off the nationwide celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 2-10) and Great Outdoors Month.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that, while helpful in some instances, serves as an incomplete solution to water management in the Crooked River drainage.
Says Expected Capitol Hill Discussion With Fishermen “Long Overdue”
Red snapper, gag, greater amberjack, and gray triggerfish have season openings and closings.
The University of Texas-Tyler team of Charlie Brown and Matthew McClellan, won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Toledo Bend Saturday with four bass weighing 15 pounds, 4 ounces.
Bailey wins co-angler title
Anglers Tommy Martin and Lonnie Stanley were inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame at a banquet in Athens Saturday night.
Announcing the 2012 winner of the new Silent Invader Category!!!
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month with the 23rd Annual D.C. National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event.
RBFF’s Take Me Fishing™ Campaign Encourages Participation, Offers Resources
Top leaders from NOAA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) today signed a landmark agreement that will further strengthen cooperative science activities in the areas of climate, weather, oceans and coasts
With Hurricane season officially beginning June 1, forecasters are predicting a ”near normal” year of storm activity, which means there’s a good chance that tropical storms will strike the US coastline.
Full analysis is released on region's resources and the threats posed by mining
A new peer-reviewed national study, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, shows that in urban areas across three regions of the country owning a home near a national wildlife refuge increases home value and helps support the surrounding community’s tax base.
LightSquared Files for Bankruptcy
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Belle City Bass Anglers, TBF club #5623 of Wisconsin is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
By seven pounds, Nick LeBrun won a big payday during the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Southeast Texas Division 10 tournament.
Ben Dziwulski and Ethan Cox are the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions.
On Friday, May 18, 2012, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at the National Harbor for the 5th annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today highlighted projects in nine Southwest and Great Plains states to serve as models of the America’s Great Outdoors River Initiative to conserve and restore key rivers across the nation, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support jobs in local communities.
Low water level won’t stop anglers from catching fish
Heading into the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, everyone expected good fishing, but many of the teams close to Pickwick proved it was better than that.
North Texas Boaters asked to Clean, Drain and Dry
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Toledo Bend June 2 for the final qualifying event in the Southern Conference.
Toledo Bend is on fire for bass fishing
The July 2012 National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Portland, ME all day Tuesday, July 10 and the morning of Wednesday, July 11th at The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center By the Bay (88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine).
"Boat Ramps are Like Security Checkpoints at Airports:
Nobody Wants to Wait in That Line"
If the activities surrounding the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship were limited just to the tournament itself, it would still be the biggest event the genre has ever seen.
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Canada Bass Angler’s Federation, (CBAF) of Ontario is scheduled to host the first TBF Dream Team Rally event held in Canada.
Hunting and fishing groups across the country voiced support for the Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive, scientific assessment of Bristol Bay.
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Alabama’s Lake Dardanelle.
Best-of Season 1" episode starts the prime time block on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET
A Video News Report is now available on our site called “Texas Outdoor Family Workshop.”
Virginia’s Dillow Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
In his first BFL All-American appearance, Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., went wire-to-wire to win the Walmart BFL All-American.
Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., maintained his lead at the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces for a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29-14.
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, US Fish and Wildlife Service will bring 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at National Harbor for the fifth annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Veteran professional angler Donna Newberry put her years of angling skills into good practice on Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle as she coaxed a five bass limit weighing 12.08-pounds to take the day one lead in the Lady Bass Anglers Association’s 2012 Dardanelle event.
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week June 2 by making a family fishing trip affordable with free admission for kids 12 and under plus free fishing for the whole family.
Visitors to national wildlife refuges are concerned about the impact of climate change on America’s fish, wildlife and plants ─ as well as the habitat that supports them, a new survey just released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows.
During its April meeting, the Gulf Council postponed discussions on Reef Fish Amendment 33 -
LAPP Program until its June meeting in Tampa, Florida. Those discussions are now postponed
until the Council's August meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It doesn’t take National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25) to remind us that life jackets are important, even for man’s best friend.
Military families across the United States are now eligible to receive more than 2,000 free rods and reels thanks to a national program for those interested in engaging in the sport of fishing.
On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous organizations will honor Endangered Species Day.
A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress out today from NOAA’s Fisheries Service.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Special
Shrimp, and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2012,
through Friday, June 8, 2012.
Comment Period Ends June 13, 2012
Small Entity Compliance Guide
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the extension of a public process exploring the expansion of incentives for voluntary partnerships with private landowners.
And What To Do About It
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is set to return to Arkansas’s Lake Dardanelle for a second time on May 17 and 18.
NOAA Fisheries Service announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on May 15, 2012, corresponding to the time Texas closes its waters to shrimp trawling.
The Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by the National Guard will visit National Harbor, Md., May 17-20 for the fourth major of its 17th season.
Six Texas lakes are included in the list of those stocked with tagged fish for Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? contest.
Hitting the division midpoint, Terry Hawkins won the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series
Full field anticipates hot bite, large weights
Aim is to stop spread of invasive species
Top weekend anglers competing for $130,000 and spot in Forrest Wood Cup
Registration for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship has closed with record registration numbers.
Pros could face ‘confused’ bass on fisheries
Rejzer, Blevins will face off against qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
22 Groups Vie For Low Cost Life Jackets Your Vote Counts
Officials at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center have announced the winners of the Texas division of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest.
April 30 marked the end of the 26th season of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker program.
Using maps instead of lengthy written descriptions is more efficient, less expensive and clearer
NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Plan.
ASA members testify on impacts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area and Biscayne National Park fishing access closures
Coming in to this event Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., had career winnings of $2.9 million dollars.
142 Young Artists From 47 States Invited to Attend the State-Fish Art EXPO June 15th and 16th.
The Center for Coastal Conservation has presented U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) with its Conservationist of the Year Award.
Additional partners sought for similar projects statewide
Michigan’s Pipkens Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
Chevy pro Luke Clausen of Spokane, Wash. has 14 top-10 finishes on the FLW Tour, but a strong finish at Beaver Lake has always seemed to elude him.
A new rider inserted into the House Energy and water Appropriations Bill this week could have negative impacts on streams and wetlands.
Motorsport Manufacturer icon Yamaha is sponsoring National Hunting and Fishing Day.
For most anglers, keeping a fishing line in the water usually results with a catch (or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work I’m told).
According to FIELD & STREAM Magazine, he walks with the outdoor gods.
Michigan’s Pipkens Leads Co-Anglers
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management.
In many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin?
Fabled Falcon has been ranked the number one bass lake in the country by the editors of Bassmaster magazine, but the good news doesn’t stop there.
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its 2012 10 “Waters to Watch” list.
Fishing world championship and music festival will feature 75 teams in BBQ Cook-off
Richard “Rich” D. Howes wrapped up the Florida Division 6 regular season in style.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lake offices will host water safety events during the months of April and May .
An estimated $60 million in early restoration projects soon will begin along the Gulf Coast following the nation’s largest oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council announced today.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) officials have announced that the new John D. Parker East Texas State Fish Hatchery (ETFH) will be open for public viewing on Friday, April 27 and again on Saturday, April 28.
Putting blackened redfish on the menu back in the 1970s almost helped land the popular game fish on another list, for protected species.
World Fishing Network asked anglers across North America on April 2, to tell them about their favorite place to fish.
Key issues impacting industry and anglers are addressed in the Sportsmen's Heritage Act
Students registered, or planning to register, for the upcoming BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship have just one weekend left to get out on the water for a look around.
When Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) teams from all over the nation descend on Pickwick Lake in late May for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, grinding out a limit shouldn't be a problem.
The Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake presented by Straight Talk will visit Rogers, Ark., April 26-29 for the third major of its 17th season.
The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 5.
Don’t forget the camera to take shots of your catch to submit to the BoatUS Angler “Catch of the Month” photo contest.
Patterson did the unthinkable by claiming the title of national champion.
he team of Dalton Anderson and Dawson Lenz, both of Peachtree City, Ga., McIntosh High School, dominated the field Sunday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to take the top honors at the inaugural The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.
Philip Crelia of Center, Texas, weighed only two bass on Saturday that weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces but it was enough to win the EverStart Series
Change seemed to be the name of the game Saturday
at the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.
NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking comments on a proposed rule for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper.
Registration for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is set to close on Monday, April 30
Secretaries Salazar, Vilsack and Bryson Commit to Carry Out the
National Fish Habitat Action Plan
Advanced notification of landing is required for all vessels landing IFQ species.
As the world solemnly marks the April 15th centennial of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, boaters and mariners alike can appreciate the vast improvements in maritime safety that were a result of the tragic sinking.
FLW, in conjunction with The Bass Federation (TBF), has announced High School Fishing is headed to Lake Murray on April 15 for the High School Fishing National Championship.
NOAA Fisheries Service seeks public comment on a proposed supplementary rule.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials met recently with affected water supply customers, water utilities and congressional stakeholders to discuss the Corps’ plan to improve safety at Wright Patman Dam.
State game wardens have issued citations to nine businesses which illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a 21-month sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division.
The EverStart Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir April 12-14. The event, which is being presented by Mercury, is the second of four stops in the Texas Division.
When the University of Central Florida's fishing team of Miles "Sonar" Burghoff and Casey O'Donnell won the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Lake Lewisville, they had reached the pinnacle of college bass fishing.
13 conservation groups sign letter in opposition to H.R. 1581/ S. 1087 and launch new website to educate public about the importance of roadless areas.
Over one million anglers across North America expected to vote to earn their town a feature on WFN and part of the $50,000 in community donations. Cities, towns and fishing villages of all sizes look to follow Chapleau, ON, and Roscoe, NY, as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Towns for 2012.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District officials, in partnership with the North Texas Municipal Water District will release water at a controlled rate from Lavon Lake March 30 to balance water supply concerns with flood risk management requirements.
Water will begin flowing from Caballo Reservoir into the Rio Grande early Sunday morning as the 2012 irrigation season begins for the Rio Grande Project.
The Texas A&M team of Josh Haddox of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Timothy Temple of Bryan, Texas won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Lake Eufaula.
It’s no April Fool’s prank. Brent Long of Cornelius, N.C., weighed five bass worth 19 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday that gave him a four-day weight of 78 pounds, 13 ounces as well as his second championship trophy.
Brent Long of Cornelius, N.C., has remained steady in his approach to fishing for three days against pros from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan as they fish for a top cash award of up to $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Table Rock Lake presented by Kellogg’s.
Gilbert Gagner of Highgate Springs, Vt., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the TBF National Championship event on Bull Shoals Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 35 pounds, 5 ounces.
The pressure mounted Friday at the Walmart FLW Tour Major on Table Rock Lake presented by Kellogg’s as a full field of pros from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Fishing license sales are on the rise nationwide, according to new data recently released by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
The U.S. Forest Service is offering its 193 million acres of forests and grasslands as a prescription for healthier kids through an initiative of the National Environmental Education Foundation that connects children to nature.
Revenue from leases for offshore oil and gas development in federal waters helped states build or improve 198 parks across the country in 2011.
A grand prize that includes a two-day guided fishing trip this summer in the famed fishing grounds around Venice, Louisiana.
When Reagan Moore dropped a 7.84 lbs. bass onto the scales at the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash, there was an eerie sound at Lake Lavon.
Professional bass anglers from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan began their four-day battle for a top cash award of up to $125,000 on Thursday at Table Rock Lake.
Donny Davis and Wayne Elber combined their fishing talents Saturday on Texas’ Lake Ray Hubbard to catch a five bass limit weighing in at 24.20 pounds to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize in the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) New Beginning Center Charity Tournament.
Ever since E10 gasoline (gas containing 10% ethanol) became widely available several years ago, the nation’s largest recreational boat owners group, BoatUS, has received hundreds of calls and emails complaining about boat engine problems.
Bassmaster Elite Series pros have already made the first turn in the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, and Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., is in the lead.
As the pros in the Bassmaster Elite Series left Lake Okeechobee last Sunday, amateur anglers in the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional were taking their place.
While their classmates worry about spring formals and graduation ceremonies, University of Central Florida students Miles "Sonar" Burghoff and Casey O'Donnell will be in Arkansas, fishing for an opportunity to take their angling careers to the next level.
Columbia/Lake Murray, S.C., is gearing up to host the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship April 13-15 on Lake Murray.
When collegiate anglers rolled into Allen, TX and nearby Lake Lavon last week, the fishery was a virtual unknown to just about all of them.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the appointments of 23 individuals to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopens April 1 within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico federal waters.
Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants that are not native to Texas may compete with native animals and plants for food and space
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet April 16 – 19, 2012, at the Omni Bayfront
Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational
harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopens April 1 within the 200-mile
limit of the Gulf of Mexico federal waters.
Leslie Anderson a veteran angler from St. Louis, Missouri coaxed a five bass limit weighing in at 13.72 pounds from Lake Ray Hubbard’s murky waters to take the day one lead of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lake Ray Hubbard tournament.
Industry is concerned that the planning process will place more restrictions on recreational fishing
TPWD Salt water fishing report week of March 21, 2012
As the city of Garland, Texas is rolling out the red carpet for the anglers of Lady Bass Anglers Association tour this week, there is one angler among this week’s competitors that is accustomed to having the red carpet rolled out for her.
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Eufaula April 1 for the third of four stops in the Southern Conference.
Ninety-four of The Bass Federation’s best are packing their bags and heading to Flippin and Bull Shoals, Ark., next week for the 2012 TBF Federation National Championship.
If you like the thrill of a double-digit hybrid striper on the end of your line, you need to head for the Big Country—specifically, for Millers Creek Reservoir southwest of Seymour.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced recipients of the 2011 Recovery Champion award.
Are you interested in enhancing your boat handling instruction
Jamie Horton isn’t your typical rookie, but he’s learning like one.
Kathy Barco, who serves in the volunteer position of chairman of Florida’s top conservation governing body, last Sunday welcomed back the Bassmaster Elite Series to Palatka, Fla., and in particular to the St. Johns, the river she grew up on.
Bassmaster.com will provide full coverage, from breaking news to in-depth interviews and analysis, for the Power-Pole Slam, Feb.22-25 on Lake Okeechobee.
ATHENS—Life’s better outside, especially during springtime in Texas. And nowhere will it be better on April 7 than at Outdoor Fools Day at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).
Inflatable Life Jackets have been around over 25 years, but there are still quite a few misperceptions about how these life saving devices work.
World’s best bass pros anticipate large weights in tournament
Chris Wilkerson of Conroe, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend.
If a person’s line of sight determines their ultimate attitude then the women in the Pro Division of the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) better keep a watchful eye out on their 2011 Pro Division Rookie of the Year, Murchison, Texas resident Pam Ridgle.
Alton Jones, leading the St. Johns River Showdown by more than 7 pounds going into Saturday’s competition, padded his lead by the end of the day to 9 pounds, 1 ounce, setting himself up to be hard to catch in Sunday’s final round.
Alton Jones’ Sunday victory on the St. Johns River was all the sweeter for the redemption sprinkled on top.
Saltwater Fishing Reports for Texas Gulf Coast
Roy Sanford won it all during the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Southeast Texas Division 10 opener, held March 17, 2012, on Lake Sam Rayburn.
Alton Jones is leading the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River by 7 pounds, 4 ounces, on the second day