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Date: 12/25/2014
A Slovakian Christmas dinner tradition may be strange to us, but when you think about it, it’s pretty brilliant.
Date: 12/25/2014
Despite a healthy start to the ice fishing season this winter, officials warn anglers about changing conditions in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Date: 12/19/2014
If relations with Cuba are normalized and American citizens are allowed to travel to that island country with no strings attached, count Jimmy Houston among the first to buy an airline ticket to Havana.
Date: 12/19/2014
It was 15 min until weigh in and we needed that last big kicker fish.
Date: 12/18/2014
We know many of you high schoolers have caught big bass and here’s the chance to brag about your catch.
Date: 12/16/2014
Date: 12/16/2014
Most Common Mistake: Using hooks that are too big
Date: 12/16/2014
lexandria, VA – December 16, 2015 - Each year, there are any number of federal and state policy discussions and decisions that impact the sportfishing industry with 2014 being no exception.
Date: 12/15/2014
Alexandria, VA – December 15, 2014 – Legislation that will restore reasonable public access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina, one of the premier surf fishing locations in the United States, has passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law.
Date: 12/15/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. - The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announces a new program called SUPERFISH that is designed to bring a four-week fishing curriculum into junior high schools and their physical education classes.
Date: 12/12/2014
In the wake of recent news that Bass Pro Group has acquired Ranger Boats, as well as Triton and Stratos brands, from Platinum Equity, folks in the industry immediately began asking questions about the future of the iconic boat builder, its relationship with FLW, and whether or not the acquisition would lead to positive change for the industry.
Date: 12/11/2014
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity.
Date: 12/10/2014
Winning an event like the Bobby Lane Cup once is hard enough but to repeat the feat in back to back years is even tougher!
Date: 12/10/2014
Alexandria, VA – December 10, 2014 – A provision to prohibit federal funds from being used to regulate lead fishing tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act was included in the omnibus federal spending bill released yesterday.
Date: 12/5/2014
BROOKELAND, Texas – Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, it’s said, and that applies ever to bass tournaments.
Date: 12/5/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF), the largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization in North America with more than 20,000 members, announces the dates, locations and host states of its seven 2015 Division Championship events.
Date: 12/5/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and affiliated Student Angler Federation (SAF) announce that the prestigious High School Fishing World Finals will make a venue change in 2015 to Florence, Ala., on the legendary Pickwick Reservoir, following a successful five-year inaugural run for the event at Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
Date: 12/1/2014
Texas is seeing more and more illegal fishing in the country’s borders.
Date: 11/26/2014
The umbrella rig sort of follows its own script on Lake of the Ozarks and some other highland reservoirs.
Date: 11/24/2014
Asian carp were introduced to the South in the 1970s to filter pond water in fish farms.
Date: 11/24/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added.
Date: 11/20/2014
An alarming Red List report implies commercial fishing, specifically for Sushi, is pushing a fragile BlueFin population toward population collapse.
Date: 11/20/2014
A strong, gusting wind can really have a negative effect on fishing. If you’re sight-fishing, fishing drop-shots or fishing targets in clear water that you need to see, wind definitely works against you.
Date: 11/19/2014
ORLANDO, Fla. November 19, 2014 — Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners’ association with more than 500,000 members, was named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year.
Date: 11/18/2014
Alexandria, VA – November 18, 2014 – The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network as one of the fastest growing trades shows by attendance in the U.S.
Date: 11/17/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced about $13.2 million in grants for eight Texas projects that will use criminal settlement funds from the BP oil spill to add land to coastal wildlife refuges, restore threatened marshes, and protect vital habitat from erosion.
Date: 11/17/2014
Walmart FLW Tour pro Luke Clausen announced that he has signed Bridgford Foods as his title sponsor for the 2015 season.
Date: 11/12/2014
(Washington, DC) - The winners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP)/American Fisheries Society (Habitat Section) Awards were honored for their extraordinary achievements at the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society Summit.
Date: 11/11/2014
The Ellison High School Fishing Team competed in their first fishing tournament on Saturday, the 8th November.
Date: 11/11/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Nov. 11, 2014—World-class walleye fishing, intense team-format competition and hefty payouts are on tap for the 2015 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit season.
Date: 11/7/2014
When the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association hosted its first tournament on Dec. 7 of 2013, no one could have seen this coming.
Date: 11/6/2014
Collegiate anglers take note. It’s time to gear up for the 2015 season, and FLW has several enhancements coming your way starting with the addition of a new FLW College Fishing Open.
Date: 11/2/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Before the week began Zack Birge of Blanchard, Okla., couldn’t have imaged the way things would ultimately play out for him
Date: 10/31/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The weather changed and so did the lead here Friday in the second round of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake.
Date: 10/31/2014
Alexandria, VA – October 31, 2014 – In a move overwhelmingly supported by the recreational fishing industry, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved implementing a 25 percent striped bass harvest reduction for coastal states for both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors within one year.
Date: 10/30/2014
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The first day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake shook out about as expected. Numbers of fish weren’t the issue.
Date: 10/29/2014
Alexandria, VA – October 29, 2014 – The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council recently voted 10-7 to approve Amendment 40, also known as sector separation, which would divide the recreational red snapper quota between individual recreational fishermen and charter/for-hire captains.
Date: 10/27/2014
JASPER, Texas – The Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux of Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie of Port Neches, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces.
Date: 10/27/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face, today announced a partnership to protect, preserve and celebrate public lands in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC).
Date: 10/22/2014
Trout, snapper, stripers and more!
Date: 10/22/2014
Lake Waco has become the seventh lake in Texas to be infested by invasive zebra mussels, as confirmed by Texas Parks and Wildlife in late September after the mussels were spotted by City of Waco employees.
Date: 10/22/2014
In late summer, one fishing pattern is to flip and pitch jigs or soft plastics, or to fish frogs, in matted grass where bass are hunting for bluegills and minnows to eat.
Date: 10/21/2014
Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control
Date: 10/20/2014
These 10 things you should never do while fishing will keep you safe and drama free while on the water.
Date: 10/20/2014
The Queensland rookie fisherman’s catch of the provence’s largest yellowfin proves sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
Date: 10/20/2014
HIXSON, Tenn. – The University of Alabama team of Keith Kirkley of Northport, Alabama, and Frankie Appaluccio of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament on Lake Chickamauga Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 11 ounces.
Date: 10/20/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2014 – You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have you heard about winterizing a recreational boat?
Date: 10/17/2014
Alexandria, VA - October 17, 2014The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2014 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was the largest gathering of industry representatives in the association’s history.
Date: 10/16/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 16, 2014) – Boating and fishing retail stores have many opportunities to improve the customer experience in their stores, according to a new study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Date: 10/15/2014
Fall weather can provide some of the best fishing of the year.
Date: 10/14/2014
In a very closely contested tournament on Clear Lake out of Lakeport, California the Colorado team of Bradley Czosnyka and Josh Cundiff won the 2014 SAF Western Conference Championship.
Date: 10/14/2014
Fall is the time of year to treat yourself to one last fishing excursion before the snowflakes start to fall.
Date: 10/14/2014
How do we know restoration and conservation efforts are working?
Date: 10/13/2014
Devils Lake, N.D.—Oct. 11, 2014—Wisconsin’s Korey Sprengel and Derek Navis scored a white-knuckle, come-from-behind victory at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 World Walleye Championship on the High Plains paradise of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Oct. 9-11.
Date: 10/13/2014
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The University of Idaho team of Tanner Mort of Moscow, Idaho, and Austin Turpin, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational tournament on Clear Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 41 pounds, 11 ounces.
Date: 10/13/2014
LA PLATA, Md. – The West Virginia University team of Mathew Gibson of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Edward Rude III of Falling Waters, West Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational tournament on the Potomac River Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 2 ounces.
Date: 10/13/2014
FLORENCE, Ala. – Joshua Moore of Grand Cane, Louisiana, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 42 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake Saturday. For his victory,
Date: 10/9/2014
The recently released official Outdoor Annual - Texas Hunting and Fishing Regulations mobile app has been updated to include season dates and bag limits for the 2014-2015 waterfowl season, as well as corrections and clarifications to deer and turkey regulations in certain counties.
Date: 10/9/2014
When I’m flipping or pitching heavy mats of grass, I use the Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Worm Hook.
Date: 10/7/2014
HENRICO, Va. – Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, weighed a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 33 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River Saturday.
Date: 10/7/2014
PALATKA, Fla. – Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Florida, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 47 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the St. Johns River Saturday.
Date: 9/30/2014
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Chevy pro Dion Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 31 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Super Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday.
Date: 9/30/2014
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Brandon Houston of Burlington, Kentucky, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek Sunday.
Date: 9/30/2014
Nav Module is the Navionics solution for advanced route planning now available on Android in addition to iPhone and iPad!
Date: 9/29/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Sept 25, 2014) – The Bass Federation, FLW and the Student Angler Federation announced today that the Grand Lake Association and Grove, Okla., will host the TBF Federation National Championship for a third consecutive year. Additionally, the TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship will be added to this event.
Date: 9/29/2014
Huron, Ohio—Sept. 27, 2014—Ohioans Mark Brumbaugh and Michael Robertson stormed the leaderboard on day two of the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Lake Erie qualifier to score a dramatic comeback victory worth more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
Date: 9/29/2014
KJ Queen and his partner Tyler Black put on an impressive display of fishing as they conquered a very tough 41 boat field as well as a very stingy Lake Nickajack with a 5 bass limit that weighed 17lb 8oz to win the SE Conference Regional Championship and a qualifying berth in the 2015 High School National Championship.
Date: 9/25/2014
Alexandria, VA – September 25, 2014 – Today, the President signed a proclamation expanding the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to six times its current size, creating the largest marine reserve in the world.
Date: 9/23/2014
Tournament season is a busy time for professional anglers. For the wives they leave behind at home, life is busy too, especially if the wives are also moms. For our family, the 2014 season was one full of trials.
Date: 9/23/2014
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. – Greg Rikard of Leesville, S.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie Sunday. For his victory, Rikard earned $5,605.
Date: 9/22/2014
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville Sunday. For his victory, McMahan earned $4,869.
Date: 9/22/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 8, 2014—A big-water battle of epic proportions will take place Sept. 26-28 when top teams from across the country converge on Huron, Ohio, for the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 regular-season finale on legendary Lake Erie.
Date: 9/21/2014
PORT ARANSAS – The 155-foot Kinta S slipped to her watery grave Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off shore from Mustang Island, but the nearly 40-year-old freighter will foster new marine life for years to come.
Date: 9/21/2014
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Call it redemption for local stick Jimmy Johnson who finally claimed a Rayovac FLW Series title on his home water of the Mississippi River after years of close calls.
Date: 9/21/2014
Delawares Nanickoe and Wicomico Rivers was host to the Northern Conference High School Championship today with teams from Vermont, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey attending.
Date: 9/19/2014
A Swedish kayak angler has set an unofficial record for the heaviest fish ever caught from a kayak.
Date: 9/17/2014
We’re still not done with summer yet, but the season is changing and putting the fish closer to the bank again.
Date: 9/17/2014
PIERRE, S.D. – A cooperative effort between the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could result in the return of a large, prehistoric fish that once roamed the border waters of Big Stone Lake.
Date: 9/16/2014
REDDING, Calif. – In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir.
Date: 9/15/2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – The Winona State University team of Cade Laufenberg of Stoddard, Wis., and Wyatt Stout of Winona, Minn., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 9/15/2014
Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson from Eagle Creek High School near Clearwater Florida were recently honored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for having won the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 9/15/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling.
Date: 9/12/2014
I wish I could post the actual video I'm setting up within this blog, but I cannot because of foul language.
Date: 9/12/2014
When David Dudley was a kid, he started playing football, basketball and baseball with the same intensity that he eventually brought to tournament fishing.
Date: 9/11/2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky Lake September 13-14 for the Central Conference Invitational tournament.
Date: 9/11/2014
In the summer, shad and bass like to hang out in deeper water around thermoclines because it’s cooler and the dissolved oxygen content is better.
Date: 9/10/2014
Dr. John R. Gold, a professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Dr. Robert R. Veda from Texas Parks and Wildlife are spearheading a movement to restore these fish populations, based on a report by Lonestar Outdoor News.
Date: 9/10/2014
A Danish fisherman reeled in this gigantic blue marlin after a nearly three hour fight.
Date: 9/10/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight.
Date: 9/10/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 4, 2014— With more than 80 teams registered for the event, hard-fishing teams from across the Midwest will clash for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to north-central Minnesota’s iconic Cass Lake Chain September 12-14 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Date: 9/9/2014
Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2014 – More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization.
Date: 9/5/2014
s a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
Date: 9/2/2014
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. – FLW College Fishing is headed to the New Melones Lake Sept. 6 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Western Conference.
Date: 8/28/2014
PAYSON, AZ – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona.
Date: 8/28/2014
IFA to partner with The Student Angler Federation on groundbreaking event
Date: 8/28/2014
GRAND COULEE, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an Environmental Assessment for the proposed construction of two shoreline protection systems to be located at Moonbeam Bay and Redford Canyon on Lake Roosevelt.
Date: 8/27/2014
Alexandria, VA – August 27, 2014 – On August 17, Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), was inducted into the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fisheries Management Hall of Excellence during AFS’s annual international meeting held August 17-21, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Date: 8/26/2014
BEND, Ore. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1,756,850 contract on August 21 to Northbank Civil and Marine, LLC, a small business from Vancouver, Washington, to construct fish ladder modifications to the Oak Street Diversion Dam located approximately 1 mile north of Ashland on Bear Creek.
Date: 8/25/2014
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Clayton Reitz of Morton, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament of 2014 on the Mississippi River. For his victory, Reitz earned $4,244.
Date: 8/25/2014
TRENTON, Mich. – Chris King of South Amherst, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, King earned $5,842.
Date: 8/25/2014
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. – The Ohio State University team of Sidney Hoover of Findlay, Ohio, and Brett Warrick of Westerville, Ohio, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Chautauqua Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces.
Date: 8/22/2014
Contest Calls for "Out-of-the-Box" Entries
Date: 8/22/2014
Steve Pasker of Waterloo, Iowa, was the top-scoring FLW Fantasy Fishing player in 2014 and won the season-long grand prize of $10,000.
Date: 8/20/2014
Beginning in 1972, all waters with a significant nexus to navigable waters were covered by the Clean Water Act (CWA). While navigable waters has been an oft used phrase the EPA has also defined covered waters as Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) that include territorial seas.
Date: 8/19/2014
Here are the best fall fishing lures guaranteed to put fish in your boat.
Date: 8/19/2014
CAMDEN, S.C. - Perry Marvin and Joe Stolski finished strong to claim top honors at The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on South Carolina’s Lake Wateree.
Date: 8/17/2014
CAMDEN, S.C. – Calm conditions served up a tough bite for the young guns competing in day one of The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on Lake Wateree in South Carolina.
Date: 8/13/2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Based on the August 24-Month Study, which is the Bureau of Reclamation’s monthly operational study, the water release from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for water year 2015 will be 8.23 million acre-feet (maf). This is an increase from the 2014 release of 7.48 maf, which was the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.
Date: 8/11/2014
The question is always floating around: How do wildlife experts set state fishing limits?
Date: 8/5/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 5, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dan Forster has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Forster, who currently serves as the Director of the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission.
Date: 8/5/2014
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Randy Ramsey of Ceresco, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on Lake St. Clair.
Date: 8/5/2014
Tough summer conditions combined with heavy fishing pressure provided a challenge for these anglers on Cottage Grove reservoir.
Date: 8/4/2014
This new Georgia record fish is a monster trout.
Date: 8/4/2014
According to Philly.com, anglers Michael Hayden and William Lednum pleaded guilty on Friday to violating the Lacey Act, a law that prohibits the sale of illegally taken fish and game.
Date: 8/4/2014
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently recognized two former FLW presidents for their contributions to the sport of fishing. Charlie Hoover, FLW’s first president from 1996 to 2004, and Charlie Evans, who was FLW president from 2004 to 2010, were cited by the Hall of Fame for “the lasting and significant impact they’ve had on the sport of freshwater fishing.”
Date: 8/1/2014
WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2014 -- National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s Longworth House Office Building.
Date: 8/1/2014
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fish Habitat Section are announcing a new recognition award for 2014, continuing the traditional National Fish Habitat Award, while broadening collaboration with a strong partner in AFS.
Date: 8/1/2014
In support of the Colorado River basin states drought contingency planning to address a long-term imbalance on the Colorado River caused by years of drought conditions, municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the federal government signed a landmark water conservation agreement this week called the Colorado River System Conservation program.
Date: 7/30/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), will sign a Memorandum of Understanding later today stating their collective commitment to rebuild, renew and restore our country’s national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands alongside youth and veteran conservation corps.
Date: 7/30/2014
A lot of anglers equate smallmouths with rock and gravel bottoms in the summer, but they shouldn’t overlook weeds. Depending on the time of year and available forage, smallmouths will feed in vegetation just as heavily as largemouths.
Date: 7/29/2014
NANTYR SHORES SECONDARY SCHOOL WINS ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE SCUGOG
Date: 7/28/2014
While most of the 45 pros fishing the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup qualified via this season’s Walmart FLW Tour, five Cup contenders earned their shot last season by winning angler-of-the-year titles in their respective Rayovac FLW Series divisions.
Date: 7/28/2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Water Forum, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will begin work on the 2014 American River Salmonid Spawning and Rearing Habitat Restoration Project in early August.
Date: 7/25/2014
Texas wants to be the home of the next world record bass — even if it means giving nature a little push.
Date: 7/23/2014
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania championships to be held July 26
Date: 7/20/2014
Whether they're smearing a stripe of garlic goo on a swimbait, or dousing a diamond jig in bunker oil, there are lots of anglers out there that swear by adding scent to lures.
Date: 7/20/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 17, 2014 – The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 15 – 18, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.
Date: 7/20/2014
Dan McNaulty, remember that name…. because he was one of several driving forces behind the winners of the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 7/18/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 18, 2014 – From every corner of the globe, 11,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) this week for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show.
Date: 7/18/2014
Day two was all about strategy as the 2013 High School Fishing World Finals continued on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.
Date: 7/17/2014
19 pounds and 1 ounce leads the pack! 2 members of the River Valley High School Fishing Team, Colten Aday and Jake White brought in a impressive limit of bass that weighed in at 18-05, then added 12 bonus ounces for completing the optional online certification courses SAF offers on such items as boater safety, angler ethics and aquatic invasive species, they bumped their day 1 total to 19-01 and put them solidly in the lead going into day 2.
Date: 7/17/2014
In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.
Date: 7/16/2014
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL – July 16, 2014 – As part of the continued growth and evolution of FishSmart™, a broad effort within the sportfishing community to improve the survival of fish released by anglers, today the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) unveiled a new program to recognize FishSmart-based tackle and gear produced by its members.
Date: 7/16/2014
Orlando, FL – July 15, 2014 — The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) prestigious Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award was presented to Doug Olander, outdoor writer, conservation advocate and editor-in-chief of Sport Fishing magazine.
Date: 7/16/2014
2014 Special Report on Fishing Shows Increased Participation among Women, Youth & Hispanics
Date: 7/15/2014
The Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake will remain closed through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Date: 7/15/2014
SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The Rock Creek High School team of Travis Blenn and Bryce White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 8.34 pounds to win the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Wilson Lake.
Date: 7/14/2014
Bradford, Penn.—July 12, 2014—Pennsylvania’s Chuck Sabatose and Frank Mausser racked up an impressive 20-pound total catch to claim top honors at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s qualifying tournament on Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-12.
Date: 7/10/2014
Alexandria, VA – July 10, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 when it failed to pass a vote that would have moved the bill forward
Date: 7/9/2014
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, is anticipated this week to reach its lowest water level since the lake’s initial filling in the 1930s.
Date: 7/9/2014
The International Game Fish Association has declared the 10.48-pound spotted bass caught in late February by Keith Bryan of Powell Rods a new all-tackle world record for that species.
Date: 7/8/2014
As the population of Texas grows, so does our need for water. But with the glass half-empty, who will have a say in distributing what’s left? It’s a dilemma that’s pitting Texan against Texan in a war with no real winners.
Date: 7/8/2014
AUSTIN– Red snapper are a favorite among anglers for its tenacious fight and, arguably, as the tastiest fish in the Gulf. But management of the species over the years has been challenging and controversial.
Date: 7/8/2014
FORT WORTH, TX – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. A state-by-state breakdown of the funding is available here.
Date: 7/3/2014
AUSTIN – Law enforcement officers across the U.S. are gearing up for Operation Dry Water – the nation’s boating while intoxicated (BWI) awareness and enforcement campaign. The nationwide event will take place June 27-29.
Date: 7/3/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—June 19, 2014—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will test new waters when it visits the Keystone hotspot of scenic Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-13 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Date: 7/2/2014
Alexandria, VA – July 2, 2014 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Ogilvie, most recently with WFN: World Fishing Network, is the new KeepAmericaFishing™ Director. Liz Ogilvie KeepAmericaFishing™ Director.
Date: 7/1/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 25, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that the Association of Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards recognized its 2013 Stakeholder Annual Report with a Gold Award in the Promotional Publications category.
Date: 6/30/2014
ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) partnered with Austin Fly Fishers (AFF) and the City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department to conduct native aquatic vegetation plantings at Brushy Creek Reservoir on June 21.
Date: 6/30/2014
ATHENS – Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.
Date: 6/30/2014
Last year Andy Morgan put his hands on his first Walmart FLW Tour Kellogg’s Angler of the Year trophy in front of his home crowd on Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee.
Date: 6/30/2014
10 Prevention Tips from BoatUS
Date: 6/27/2014
PHOENIX - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed fish barrier in Spring Creek, Yavapai County, Arizona.
Date: 6/26/2014
Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry.
Date: 6/26/2014
Walmart FLW Tour pros Tom Redington, Mike Surman and Tim Malon had a fun morning at the W.G. Rhea Public Library yesterday, spending time with about 60 children, ages 5 to 8, from the Paris summer camp program as part of FLW's Get Outdoors. Go Fish! program.
Date: 6/24/2014
Two teams from Vermont and four teams from New York took part in the 2014 SAF Dual state Championship held on the St. Lawrence River and all six teams delivered a limit of Bass to the scales.
Date: 6/24/2014
Oconto, Wisc.—June 21, 2014—Wisconsin’s Ryan Dempsey and Adam Adler jigged up nine walleyes weighing an impressive 60 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay regular-season qualifying tournament out of Oconto, Wisconsin, June 20-21.
Date: 6/24/2014
Elijah Hamrick and Griffin Fernandes from the Wabash Valley Bass Club brought a nice 5 bass limit that weighed 10.31 lbs. to the Indiana Beach Resort scales on Saturday to win the SAF Indiana High School State Championship on Lake Shafer.
Date: 6/23/2014
Long time TBF youth angler Alex Goff teamed up with Zachary Horrocks to win the West Virginia High School State Championship Saturday on the Ohio River in the town of St. Marys WV.
Date: 6/22/2014
Mathew Davis and Ryley Watson from Coloma HS Commets were the first team to weigh in and set the bar high with 14 pounds and 12 ounces.
Date: 6/19/2014
The Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake will be closed beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 19, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014.
Date: 6/18/2014
ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through November 1 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
Date: 6/18/2014
Alexandria, VA – June 17, 2014 – Today, several of the nation’s sportfishing industry and fisheries conservation leaders met with former President George H. W. Bush to honor his lifelong efforts to conserve our nation’s fisheries and their habitat.
Date: 6/16/2014
The state’s fisheries are pointing towards some amazing Washington salmon fishing this summer.
Date: 6/16/2014
Some Red Flags You're About to be Taken for a Ride
Date: 6/16/2014
Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen captured 1st place in the 4th annual Missouri TBF State High School Championship bass tournament.
Date: 6/13/2014
Wrangell, Alaska–The Wrangell District Ranger announced today that he is reopening the Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River as authorized by the Federal Subsistence Board.
Date: 6/11/2014
10.Jun.2014 WACONIA, Minn. (June 10, 2014) – The Edina High School team of Nick Montilino and Ross Kellermeier brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2014 Minnesota State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Waconia.
Date: 6/11/2014
Yukon River Subdistricts 4B and 4C Federal Public Waters Drift Gillnet Fishing is Closed
Date: 6/11/2014
Permits will not be issued to take Chinook salmon in the Situk River until further notice
Date: 6/10/2014
Mexican drug smugglers are getting more and more creative.
Date: 6/9/2014
Mitchell Gowan and Jonathan Cimino thanked the good lord for a little divined intervention on Sunday as they carried a 23lb 2oz sack of Wheeler Lake Bass to the Joe Wheeler Sate Park Scales.
Date: 6/9/2014
Alexandria, VA June 9, 2014 - The first-ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day was a success with more than 3,000 anglers and their families and friends participating. A number of these anglers shared their “on the water” experiences by posting photos on the KeepAmericaFishing Day photo wall, on the map and tweeting about the day on @kaf_fishing.
Date: 6/5/2014
HEYBURN, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam starting immediately to reach about 18,500 cubic feet per second June 8. From June 5 through the morning of June 8, the flow will increase by 10 percent each day until the maximum is reached.
Date: 6/4/2014
MINNEAPOLIS (June 4, 2014) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Ranger Boats, makers of the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water, announced today that Ranger has signed a multiyear extension of its exclusive sponsorship with FLW.
Date: 6/2/2014
Neubauer, Tourangeau Score Comeback Win, 30,000 Cash and TWO New Ranger Boats with Evinrude Outboards At the 2014 Cabela’s National Team Championship
Date: 6/2/2014
FORT MADISON, Iowa – The Murray State University team of Seth Brock of Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament on the Mississippi River Saturday with five bass weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.
Date: 6/2/2014
Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad were the first team to weigh-in at the 2014 Tennessee State Championship at Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga and they posted a huge 25lb 7oz sack that set the bar for the rest of the day on the productive Tennessee reservoir.
Date: 5/30/2014
Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2014 – Saturday, June 7, 2014 is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week.
Date: 5/29/2014
Washington, D.C. – May 29, 2014 – As Congress continues exploring reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the primary law governing U.S. marine fisheries management, the recreational fishing and boating community continues to seek substantive legislative changes that will improve saltwater recreational fisheries management.
Date: 5/28/2014
AUSTIN– Red snapper are a favorite among anglers for its tenacious fight and, arguably, as the tastiest fish in the Gulf. But management of the species over the years has been challenging and controversial.
Date: 5/27/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—May 16, 2014—Walleye fishing’s most coveted crown will be up for grabs on Green Bay May 29-31 when 237 two-person teams from across North America battle for top honors in the Cabela’s National Team Championship.
Date: 5/27/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27, 2014 – The BoatUS 24-hour national dispatch centers received over 1800 requests for assistance from recreational boaters and anglers over the four-day (Friday-Monday) Memorial Day weekend.
Date: 5/27/2014
Veteran Texas pro Clark Wendlandt experienced a heart attack early Memorial Day Monday and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour.
Date: 5/23/2014
Management Strategies for 2014 season
Date: 5/23/2014
We live in a unique time in human history. Social media has brought people together like nothing else – ever. Can you imagine 50 years ago being able to trade hunting stories with Fred Bear?
Date: 5/22/2014
Angler Eric Lester caught the whopper striped bass on May 14 in the Hudson River near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, according to nydailynews.com.
Date: 5/21/2014
Channel catfish are now being stocked into 16 Neighborhood Fishin’ lakesin 10 urban areas, making it easier than ever for you to find great fishing for the whole family close to home.
Date: 5/21/2014
Gulf shrimping ended May 15 to allow small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size after escapement to the Gulf before they are vulnerable to harvest, with a goal to achieve optimum benefits for the shrimping industry while providing proper management to protect the shrimp.
Date: 5/21/2014
New fishing regulations that take effect September 1, 2014 will affect both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Date: 5/21/2014
A current-day wildlife project aims to restore an ancient survivor to a mystical lake. The American paddlefish has inhabited timeless Caddo Lake and its watershed for decades.
Date: 5/21/2014
King salmon on the Kuskokwim are in trouble. Since last fall, there has been a growing local recognition that the problem is serious and that serious actions need to be taken.
Date: 5/21/2014
Luke Johns and Brandon Burkey put together an impressive five fish limit of 23lbs 5oz to conquer the field in the 2014 California SAF State Championship.
Date: 5/21/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship.
Date: 5/21/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Iowa State High School Fishing Championship.
Date: 5/19/2014
2014 Kuskokwim Area Salmon Fishery News Release
Date: 5/19/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 19, 2014 – After the brutal winter there’s a mad rush for boaters to get back on the water for the summer boating season’s annual kick-off, Memorial Day weekend. But the nation’s largest recreational boaters group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says “not so fast,” and urges boaters to be prepared by following these five tips:
Date: 5/19/2014
After a fast start on day one, Minnesotans Justin Heinrich and Cody Backstrand survived a much tougher bite on day two to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Big Stone Lake qualifier May 16-17
Date: 5/15/2014
Top 100 list released to encourage Americans to get out on the water during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8, 2014
Date: 5/14/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW presented the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Ohio High School Fishing State Championship.
Date: 5/14/2014
When Morgan Boggs showed up to fish the Kentucky High School State Championship tournament on Kentucky Lake in May, it didn’t turn many heads.Although Morgan was the only girl who qualified for the event in 2014.
Date: 5/13/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship.
Date: 5/13/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Washington State High School Fishing Championship.
Date: 5/13/2014
An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre (43,560 square feet) 1 foot deep (325,851 gallons or 1,233.5 cubic meters).
Date: 5/13/2014
Alexandria, VA – May 13, 2014 – After decades of dedicated service to the recreational fishing industry fisheries resource conservation and management and advocating on behalf of both, American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Vice President Gordon Robertson has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2014.
Date: 5/12/2014
Morgan County High School’s Reece Eddleblute and Randy Denny were the last team to the scale at Saturday’s rain soaked Ohio High School State Championship. They had just watched Haleigh Caldwell and her sister Jalea Lyon take the lead with a 5 fish limit of Alum Creek Reservoir Bass that weighed in at 10lbs 7oz and was anchored by Jalea’s 5lb 6 oz. largemouth beauty that was the second biggest fish of the day.
Date: 5/12/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2014 – On the water breakdowns, running aground or other mishaps can ruin a day of boating or fishing.
Date: 5/9/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—May 6, 2014—Booyah Bait Co. has joined forces with the Student Angler Federation to expand and enhance opportunities for youths across the continent to enjoy the thrill of competitive fishing.
Date: 5/8/2014
Aluminum fishing and pontoon boat purchases help first new boat sales gain since 2006boating participation highest in nearly 15 years
Date: 5/7/2014
ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking additional information to learn more about the practice of hand fishing for catfish in the state. Also known as noodling or grabbling, hand fishing was legalized in Texas in 2011.
Date: 5/6/2014
Just when you thought the soft-plastic worm market couldn’t get any fatter, Florida-based Gambler introduces a heavyweight surface swimmer that is designed to perform significantly better than others with a paddle-tail caboose.
Date: 5/6/2014
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed the May 15-June 20, 2014 subsistence Chinook salmon fishery on the Stikine River and delegated authority to the Wrangell District Ranger to reopen the fishery if the in-season Chinook salmon terminal area abundance estimate allows a directed fishery.
Date: 5/5/2014
Hastings, Minn.—May 3, 2014—Iowans Tommy Skarlis and Jeff Lahr sacked an impressive 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Mississippi River qualifying tournament.
Date: 5/2/2014
AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has partnered with the Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD), Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to highlight the important connection between voluntary land stewardship and sustaining water availability.
Date: 5/2/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—April 17, 2014—Midwestern walleye warriors have a chance to test their skills against the world’s finest competitive walleye anglers when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to the mighty Mississippi River May 2-4.
Date: 5/2/2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 2, 2014 – Sometimes it’s the middle of night, and often it’s only at the very last moment.
Date: 5/1/2014
ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) world championship bass tournament will return to Lake Fork May 9—11, 2014.
Date: 5/1/2014
AUSTIN — A 24-year-old Baytown man has been found guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with an alcohol-related boating accident on Memorial Day weekend two years ago.
Date: 5/1/2014
MINNEAPOLIS - FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the dates for the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour.
Date: 4/30/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 30, 2014 -- I’m your life jacket, but you don’t know me. I’m here to help you, maybe even save your life – but only if you’re willing to take the help.
Date: 4/28/2014
National Marine Fisheries Services has issued a temporary rule effective April 23, 2014, that implements an accountability measure for recreational greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: 4/23/2014
FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake May 3 for the first Northern Conference tournament of 2014.
Date: 4/23/2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fl., April 22, 2014 – A last-minute amendment snuck in under the radar to be attached to a piece of pending Fish and Wildlife legislation in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate could throw out a statewide effort to develop consistent and rational anchoring options for cruising boaters and severely impact anchoring in some of the most important areas along Florida’s coasts, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).
Date: 4/23/2014
Postspawn is one of my favorite times of the year, mainly because bass are active and aggressive.
Date: 4/22/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2014 -- With much of the waters in the northern US still choked with ice, the opening of the season has been delayed for famed tourist boats such as Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist and the ferries to Michigan’s Mackinac Island.
Date: 4/22/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Georgia.
Date: 4/22/2014
Breaking the finesse mold with big baits and big bass on spinning gear
Date: 4/21/2014
, VA –April 21, 2014 - The Fish America Foundation received a $5,300 donation from the Surfer’s Journal. The publication’s employees selected the FishAmerica Foundation to receive one percent of the journal’s fiscal year earnings.
Date: 4/20/2014
Trenton, Mich.—April 19, 2014—Wisconsin’s Tony Kobriger and Dan Zwick charged from a three-way tie for 28th place on Day One all the way to the winner’s circle at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Detroit River and Western Lake Erie tournament April 18-19.
Date: 4/19/2014
ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has begun stocking channel catfish into Neighborhood Fishin’ Program lakes in urban areas across Texas.
Date: 4/19/2014
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved for public comment a proposal to require that all boats operating on all public fresh water in Texas be drained after use to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels.
Date: 4/17/2014
FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on April 17 to 18 are releasing 54,000 hatchery produced juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon into the San Joaquin River as part of the implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program.
Date: 4/16/2014
ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), the World Championship of Professional Bass Fishing, brings the best set of qualified anglers to Lake Fork, May 9-11. The three-day tournament combines the Top 15 in Angler of the Year (AOY) points from all three major tournaments including the Walmart FLW Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series and the PAA Tournament Series. Daily tournament weigh-ins, outdoor expos and country music concerts will add to the daily excitement of this event.
Date: 4/16/2014
Colorizing a Crankbait
Date: 4/16/2014
The 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing State Championship will take place on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky.
Date: 4/16/2014
ANCHORAGE -- The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting written comments, through June 13, 2014, on proposed changes to Federal subsistence fisheries regulations
Date: 4/16/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16, 2014 -- With the number one boat buying season of the year kicked off, springtime boat buyers are on the prowl.
Date: 4/15/2014
The media does a great job of covering bass tournaments. It’s easy to find out who won the tournament, what the winning pattern was, and who ended up in the top five or 10.
Date: 4/15/2014
State Fishing License and Boat Registration Marketing Programs Launching in April
Date: 4/15/2014
Annual Will Fish For Kids CMN Charity Bass Tournament on Beaver Lake raises the bar
Date: 4/14/2014
ATHENS—A 3.71-pound, 17-inch Guadalupe Bass caught from the Colorado River below Austin appears to qualify as a new state and world record in several categories.
Date: 4/14/2014
KODAK, Tenn. – Jeff Knight of Cleveland, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division tournament of 2014 on Douglas Lake. For his victory, Knight earned $3,592.
Date: 4/14/2014
BENTON, Ky. – Charles Jones of Jackson, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2014 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Jones earned $7,428.
Date: 4/14/2014
GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Pat Fisher of Colbert, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Lanier. For his victory, Fisher earned $4,729.
Date: 4/14/2014
ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 14, 2014 – About 70% of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time.
Date: 4/11/2014
There must have been two dozen ponds and strip-mine lakes within a 5-mile radius of my folks' place when I was a kid.
Date: 4/10/2014
GROVE, OK—Optimism was running high in the predawn darkness at Wolf Creek Park among the 94 grassroots anglers preparing for take-off on Day 1 of The Bass Federation’s 2014 National Championship on legendary Grand Lake.
Date: 4/10/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 10, 2014 – If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?
Date: 4/9/2014
John Baileschki and Zack Hingson of Attwood Hammond High School won the Illinois SAF State Championship last weekend at Clinton Lake.
Date: 4/8/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 8, 2014) — In today’s age where getting kids outside to exercise and enjoy nature can be more challenging than ever, Take Me Fishing™ and Walt Disney World Resort are making it easier for families to connect with the outdoors through fishing and boating. Beginning this month, The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ campaign are sponsoring the fun and educational family catch-and-release fishing and boating experiences offered to guests
Date: 4/6/2014
Pierre, S.D.—April 5, 2014— Justin and Lorin Skipper, a pair of hard-fishing South Dakota brothers competing in their first Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit tournament, rode a stellar pre-spawn pattern to victory at the MWC’s Lake Sharpe qualifier.
Date: 4/4/2014
(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (S. 2080) en bloc, in a package with six other water resource and conservation bills on April 3, 2014.
Date: 4/3/2014
Three years ago, Cy Brown mounted a $10,000 thermal-imaging camera to a $100 foam airplane and launched it over his neighbor’s cow pasture.
Date: 4/3/2014
Alexandria, VA – April 3, 2014 - An announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that NOAA Fisheries will develop a national recreational fishing policy was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach to define and coordinate efforts throughout the federal government, and particularly the National Marine Fisheries Service, to advance saltwater recreational fishing.
Date: 4/3/2014
PONCA CITY, Okla. (April 2, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) MICHIGAN HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday, June 22 at Hellenberg Park in the city of Monroe Michigan.
Date: 4/2/2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 2, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Ken Hammond as the organization’s new board chairman.
Date: 4/1/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1, 2014 – There’s a lot to pack before you head out for the spring fishing season.
Date: 3/31/2014
Spring Valley, Ill.—March 30, 2014—Scott Rhodes and Jeff Koester racked up an impressive 26 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 season opener on the Illinois River at Spring Valley, Illinois.
Date: 3/31/2014
ZAVALLA, Texas – Screaming fans, nervous moms and dads, and determined teenage athletes.
Date: 3/31/2014
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Program is designed to create an environment where special needs children can enjoy a day of boating and fishing.
Date: 3/30/2014
North Carolina’s Self Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 3/29/2014
LUFKIN, Texas - Falling weights and high pressure – both the atmospheric kind and the psychological kind – told the story of day three of the Walmart FLW Tour event at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Chevy.
Date: 3/29/2014
Day 1 at Spring Valley, Illinois is now in the records books.
Date: 3/28/2014
Annual Trek To Feature Concert By Rodney Atkins
Date: 3/28/2014
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO AND YUMA, AZ – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor and Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle today joined other senior officials of the United States and Mexico to celebrate a historic first-time intentional release of water—called a “pulse flow”—from Morelos Dam near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Date: 3/27/2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 28, 2014 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is an association of like-minded boaters, anglers and sailors defined by a sampling of numbers.
Date: 3/27/2014
Evinrude Pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tennessee When I’m fishing a jig, about all I ever throw is a ½-ounce War Eagle. There are times when a lighter or heavier jig works better, though.
Date: 3/27/2014
It was an exciting morning at Brandon Elementary school in Lufkin, Texas when a few Walmart FLW Tour pros stopped in for a visit as part of the Get Outdoors.
Date: 3/26/2014
WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. A state-by-state table is included in this release.
Date: 3/26/2014
Washington, D.C. – March 26, 2014 – Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the law that governs our nation’s marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process.
Date: 3/25/2014
The Bass Federation (TBF), is pleased to announce that the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals will once again return to legendary Lake Dardanelle and the city of Russellville, Ark.
Date: 3/24/2014
Ray Jr. wins co-angler title
Date: 3/24/2014
Bradford, PA – For the third year in a row, Zippo® Outdoor, manufacturer of products engineered to make The Great Outdoors Greater, is happy to announce its official sponsorship of the Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit Tournament Trail, 2014.
Date: 3/24/2014
HEYBURN, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows along the Upper Snake River this week as part of normal reservoir operations to prepare for spring runoff and irrigation deliveries.
Date: 3/24/2014
Tristan Jordan and Don Taylor from Corbin High School only brought in four Lake Cumberland Bass to the Conley Bottom Marina weigh-in scales but their 11lb 11oz bag topped a 70 boat field to win the Kentucky SAF High School State Championship .
Date: 3/21/2014
Bridgford Foods pro Randy Blaukat muses on what’s likely to happen when the Walmart FLW Tour makes its third stop of the season, this time on Sam Rayburn Lake in east Texas.
Date: 3/21/2014
A black crappie caught March 13 from Lake Texoma could set a state record as well as two water-body records.
Date: 3/21/2014
A 3.71-pound, 17-inch Guadalupe Bass caught from the Colorado River below Austin appears to qualify as a new state and world record in several categories.
Date: 3/21/2014
In the state's continuing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, 30 counties in North and Central Texas will be added effective Sunday, March 23, to the recently-implemented rules requiring that all boats operating on public water be drained after use.
Date: 3/18/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2014 - Congress is moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation’s marine resources.
Date: 3/18/2014
Bethel University and Auburn University Finish 2nd and 3rd
Date: 3/18/2014
Numb fingers or the glazed look of a mental checkout – hard to say which is worse, but both can doom a fishing trip.
Date: 3/18/2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 18, 2014 – It’s hard thinking about fishing when most of country is still frozen solid.
Date: 3/18/2014
Ponca City, Okla.—March 17, 2014—One of team walleye tournament fishing’s oldest rites of spring returns March 29-30, when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit opens its 2014 season with a qualifying event on the Illinois River at Spring Valley, Illinois.
Date: 3/17/2014
This is a blog written by Austin Felix who was part of the University of Minnesota team that grabbed the title at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee just a few weeks ago.
Date: 3/17/2014
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has received a written request to open the area of Lake Sharpe between the Highway 14/34/83 bridge and Oahe Dam to spearing of game fish for the period of Aug. 11-18, 2014.
Date: 3/16/2014
On Saturday March 15, Eighty-Four teams of the very best High School anglers in Texas competed at the 2014 Texas High School State Championship on Lake Lyndon B Johnson just outside of marble falls Texas.
Date: 3/13/2014
A new venture for two walleye pros creating the Next Generation Beyond Bait.
Date: 3/13/2014
The 2014 Texas State High School Fishing Championship will take place on the Lyndon B. Johnson Reservoir.
Date: 3/12/2014
Teammates Felix, Burgan will face qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
Date: 3/12/2014
Many techniques expected to come into play
Date: 3/12/2014
A record sized field of college anglers will be heading to Dayton, TN and Lake Chickamauga
Date: 3/12/2014
February is a time of change throughout the fishing world. In the South, tournaments are starting up again. In the North, February is considered “late ice” season – meaning ice-out isn’t too far away. College football is over and hunting seasons are winding down. All this change can only mean one thing: It’s time to focus on bass fishing again.
Date: 3/12/2014
Working through the wear and tear
Date: 3/11/2014
Do you want to learn to camp? Kayak? Fish? Cook gourmet campfire meals? Learn more about snakes and fish and birds?
Date: 3/10/2014
The Kingman Academy/Sandra Day O’Connor High School team of Frankie Mueller and Shane Edgar won the FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee on Saturday with a catch of 9 pounds, 13 ounces.
Date: 3/10/2014
Texan Redington Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
Date: 3/7/2014
The University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Nick Ladart and Brian Eaton, both of Monroe, La., weighed five fish Thursday for 16 pounds, 9 ounces to take the first day’s lead at the FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Date: 3/7/2014
North Carolina’s New Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 3/6/2014
March 6, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 2080 the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) on March 5, 2014.