The 2013 Walmart BFL season opens with the first tournament of the year on Saturday, Jan. 5.
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.
New Boating, Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Resources Available to Middle School Students New Family Materials Available in Spanish
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.
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
The Bass Federation announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will host the 2013 TBF Federation National Championship.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Chevy pro predicts largemouth will be key to victory
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
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”
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
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
More than 500 of the world’s top walleye anglers will battle in a tournament of epic proportions when the Cabela’s National Team Championship and Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit visit Mille Lacs Lake out of Isle, Minnesota, May 31-June 2.
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.
Trout Unlimited today praised the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission's latest rejection of the application permit of Wyco Power and Water, Inc.’s Regional Watershed Supply Project.
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.
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.
Interior will leverage resources to support river initiatives in every state and District of Columbia
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
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.
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.
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.
Cox wins Co-Angler Title
Huge stringer vaults Walmart pro to top spot heading into final day
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.
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.
Presented by North American Fisherman
Full field anticipates hot bite, large weights
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
Using maps instead of lengthy written descriptions is more efficient, less expensive and clearer
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.
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.
The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, and the Utah Bass Federation announced it will host the 2012 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Utah & Wyoming High School Fishing State Championship.
Michigan’s Pipkens Leads Co-Anglers
In many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin?
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its 2012 10 “Waters to Watch” list.
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.
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.
Change seemed to be the name of the game Saturday
at the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.
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
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.
The enigmatic winter that Minnesota enjoyed this year may have left residents free of backaches from shoveling snow and sunbathing a month early, but it is really going to challenge professional walleye anglers as the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour presented by Evinrude gets underway with the season opener on the Mississippi River in Red Wing, Minn., April 19-21, 2012.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced recipients of the 2011 Recovery Champion award.
Grants awarded by conservation group support land protection projects throughout Chesapeake Bay watershed.
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.
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
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.
Alton Jones is leading the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River by 7 pounds, 4 ounces, on the second day
Looks for More Marinas for 2011 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
New study cites reasons why anglers don’t fish and what will get them back on the water
Tucker refused to give up on the behemoth bass sitting on the bed.
Fletcher Shryock competed last month in the Bassmaster Classic, so his first official week on the job as a Bassmaster Elite Series pro wasn’t the awakening it might have been.
The National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 109th birthday, having become not only the world’s greatest system of lands dedicated to conservation.
The Department of the Interior today announced the start of a public process to explore expanding incentives for voluntary partnerships with private landowners and other land stewards to help conserve imperiled wildlife.
Many boaters and anglers work on their own boats, but there are times when professional help may be needed.
A look inside the claims files for some of the more preventable mistakes that cause injuries around the boat yard every springtime.
National Guard pro Brent Ehrler of Redlands, Calif., left Lake Hartwell last year with a second-place finish, but was 10 pounds short of victory.
The Southern Illinois University team of Ryan Dunn, Harrisburg, Ill., and Brandon Ringer, Carbondale, Ill., won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on Table Rock Lake.
After one day of fishing on Lake Guntersville, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series weight records were in jeopardy.
South Carolina’s Gordon Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,250
It was more of the same Friday at the Walmart FLW Tour Major on Lake.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced proposed changes to regulations implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Innovative partnership preserves working lands and supports efforts of private landowners to conserve habitat for at-risk species
Today the Senate voted to approve two amendments to the Transportation Bill which would result in significant benefits for hunters and anglers across the country by protecting and restoring fish and wildlife habitat.
The RESTORE Act provides critical funding for Gulf Coast restoration and land and water conservation estimated to be the largest boost for conservation funding in American history
Georgia’s Johnson Leads Co-Anglers
Four employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were honored with the Department’s Distinguished Service Award.
Offer promoted in partnership with TakeMeFishing.org
Americans won’t have to look far to celebrate their proud conservation heritage this month.
Don’t let that wide, quick smile fool you: Chris Zaldain has adopted the honey badger as a sort of mascot for his 2012 season debut in the Bassmaster Elite Series.
A Bassmaster Classic champ for one week now, Chris Lane is just beginning to understand what winning the title really means.
The National Guard FLW College Fishing tournament on Table Rock Lake has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 11.
Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions coming to them when filing their 2011 federal income tax return.
The FishAmerica Foundation has funds available for marine and anadromous sportfish habitat restoration projects throughout coastal America, the Great Lakes region, and all U.S. Territories.
With fuel costs on the rise, the nation’s largest boat owners’ group has five fuel saving tasks that can put a dent in your summer fuel bills.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s continuing commitment to get kids outdoors
Community-driven conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives powering economy, protecting healthy lands, water and wildlife
FCC Extends Public Comment Period Through March 16
KeepAmericaFishing launches Cast Away in Costa Rica to highlight marine conservation and sustainable saltwater fishing
Representing American Bass Anglers and weekend fishermen everywhere, Allan Glasgow challenged the best professional anglers.
Newly crowned Bassmaster Classic champ Chris Lane is headed to the car wash.
— Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled the National Water Trails System.
Group Asks Obama Administration, Congress to Strengthen Conservation and Restoration of Salmon and Trout Watersheds in Tongass National Forest
BoatUS Foundation To Give Grassroots Grants Up to $4,000
New public service announcements use humor to drive home the importance of fishing licenses and boat registrations in protecting America’s waterways
Anglers will use wide variety of tactics for pre-spawn action
Initiative will help build skills among students in the growing outdoor economy
FERC denies preliminary permit for Million Pipeline
The BoatUS Foundation’s Teens Afloat Program helps keep teens safe on the water by offering discounted vest-style life jackets.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says we aren’t out of the woods just yet. It is urging boat owners to continue to submit comments to the FCC by a Thursday, March 1 deadline.
The Utah Valley University team of Russell Behlings of Custer, S.D. and Aaron Warner of Orem, Utah won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on Lake Havasu Saturday with five bass weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces.
High school teams may enter online at HighSchoolFishing.org for their chance to win a $10,000 scholarship in the High School Fishing National Championship.
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake March 3 for the first of four stops in the Central Conference.
Online Registration Opens March 1
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has opened registration for the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open
Five of the top six anglers caught their bass on an Alabama rig during the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series held Feb. 18, 2012, on Lake Guntersville.
Allan Glasgow, the 2011 American Bass Anglers champion, will challenge top professional anglers and a mighty river during the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
None of the 49 Classic qualifiers have been on the river lately, because it’s been off limits for more than two months.
Big fish! Big Weight! Big finish!
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) commends the February 14, 2012, decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to reject a second sweeping petition to ban lead in all fishing tackle.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to hire more than 2,300 young people this summer.
Agency Acknowledges GPS Interference Issues with LightSquared Plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding $15,484,700 in international conservation grants.
Picking out a name for the boat proves to be hard for many owners.
Here’s some trivia that may or may not play into the competition, but is fun to toss out at any gathering of anglers.
Brandon Palaniuk and Josh Polfer live some 2,000 miles from the Red River, one long drive to fish.
The President’s Fiscal Year 2013 discretionary budget request supports $1.5 billion in programs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Each week WFN to feature top amateur anglers from ABA weekend tournaments
Fittingly for stingy Lewisville Lake, the fish-off Sunday came down to one bite. Brent Chapman got it, Josh Bertrand never did.
The leader blanked and two challengers ended up in a tie for first place, forcing a fish-off in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Lewisville Lake.
Beginner’s luck seemed to be the best way to beat the tough fishing conditions during the opening round of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Lewisville Lake.
A shattered attendance record at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport-Bossier City, La., was proof that event creator B.A.S.S. did a lot of things right.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.
The US Coast Guard and US Power Squadrons expect to complete over 200,000 voluntary Vessel Safety Checks this year.
Within five minutes of meeting him, you get that John Crews’ nickname isn’t an idle play on his name.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brent Chapman hasn’t competed in an Open-level event in years.
The Bass Federation announced today the formation of an entirely new,TEAM tournament trail.