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  • World Fishing Network Highlights for August 21–27: Bass Mondays

    World Fishing Network Highlights for August 21–27: Bass Mondays

    World Fishing Network Highlights for August 21–27: Bass Mondays

  • Bassmaster Elite Series On Lake St. Clair Seems Perfect Timing

    Bassmaster Elite Series On Lake St. Clair Seems Perfect Timing

    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk will be one of 108 competitors vying for the $100,000 first-place prize at the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair out of Macomb County, Mich., Aug. 24-27. This is the final regular-season stop of the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series and last chance to qualify for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, which Palaniuk is currently leading with 729 points.

  • Ranger 2050MS Reata Fish and Play | New for 2018

    Ranger 2050MS Reata Fish and Play | New for 2018

    Ranger® Boats continues to bolster its acclaimed Reata® fish-n-play line with the introduction of the 2050MS Reata. A true multipurpose boat, the 2050MS builds on the successful 1850MS with a larger footprint and a more powerful outboard rating. This versatile design shines for families looking to maximize fun on the water, while delivering a serious platform for fishing.

  • Ranger Boats 2018: Limited edition dream rig celebrates 50 years for legendary boat maker

    Ranger Boats 2018: Limited edition dream rig celebrates 50 years for legendary boat maker

    For the past half century, Ranger Boats has continually exceeded the expectations of anglers across the country. The longtime manufacturer is steeped with tradition and recognized by generations of fishermen as the world's premier boat brand.

  • 2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifies College Angler

    2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifies College Angler

    Jacob Foutz of Bryan College won the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops earning a berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods to be held on Lake Hartwell out of Greenville/Anderson, S.C.

  • In 2017 Coast Guard Foundation Grants 166 Scholarships

    In 2017 Coast Guard Foundation Grants 166 Scholarships

    The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2017 it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with ten multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently assisting 179 students with a half-million dollars in support this year. In the 27 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than $4.7 million to more than 780 college-aged young adults to help the families of Coast Guard members achieve their goals of higher education.

  • 2018 FLW Tour Schedule Released

    2018 FLW Tour Schedule Released

    Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced the 2018 FLW Tour regular-season schedule Thursday in a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The 2018 season will feature seven tournaments, broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, which will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the most competitive circuit in the sport.

  • Bassmaster College Series National Championship Won by Bryan College

    Bassmaster College Series National Championship Won by Bryan College

    The Bryan College duo of Jacob Foutz and Jake Lee led the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Bemidji wire-to-wire to take the title with a three-day total of 49 pounds, 15 ounces.

  • Shimano - 'Curado Bass Slam Challenge'

    Shimano - 'Curado Bass Slam Challenge'

    LADSON, S.C. - For Immediate Release - If you consider yourself a bass angler, you’ve probably caught your share of either largemouth or smallmouths. But what about the Suwannee or spotted bass? Have you hooked into a Guadalupe bass  - or a shoal or redeye bass? It doesn't matter if you bass fish in Alabama or California, in Pennsylvania, Maine or Wisconsin, and don’t forget Florida, Texas and Oregon. All these states - and every other one outside of Alaska, are home to at least one of the nine species in the black bass family.

  • BRANDON COBB TAKES OVER LEAD AT 2017 FORREST WOOD CUP

    BRANDON COBB TAKES OVER LEAD AT 2017 FORREST WOOD CUP

    FLW Tour pro Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, South Carolina, continued his momentum Saturday at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray , the world championship of professional bass fishing, weighing in a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces – his second straight day with a 19-plus pound limit. With a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 39 pounds even, Cobb will lead the final 10 pros who will fish Sunday for $300,000 cash – the top award in professional bass fishing.

  • ALABAMA ROOKIE JUSTIN ATKINS LEADS FORREST WOOD CUP DAY ONE

    ALABAMA ROOKIE JUSTIN ATKINS LEADS FORREST WOOD CUP DAY ONE

    The world’s best bass anglers convened on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday to kick off the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the victor, featured a full field of 53 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on championship Sunday.

  • John Murray and Bill McDonald Join Rapid Fishing Solutions

    John Murray and Bill McDonald Join Rapid Fishing Solutions

    Adding to a promotional staff that includes world renowned professional anglers and promoters is no easy task. Rapid Fishing Solutions; based in Mechanicsville, Va., has signed two top quality national pros, and a well-known regional angler to their already impressive team of Pro Ambassadors.

  • Delta Bass Club Challenge | October 2017

    Delta Bass Club Challenge | October 2017

    It's just around the corner, Oct. 1, 2017, at Russo's Marina on Bethel Island, and check in time is 6:00 am the day of.

  • 15 new film shorts from BoatUS  | How-To Fix and Do Boating Projects

    15 new film shorts from BoatUS | How-To Fix and Do Boating Projects

    What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a "BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival" today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos.

  • American Bass 2018 Shasta Cascade Schedule

    American Bass 2018 Shasta Cascade Schedule

    American Bass 2018 Shasta Cascade Schedule

  • New Walking Frog Jr. From Terminator Hits the Water

    New Walking Frog Jr. From Terminator Hits the Water

    When bass are eating small baitfish in thick vegetation and around cover, walk softly and catch big fish with a Terminator® Walking Frog Jr. A half-inch smaller than the original Walking Frog, it walks with a more subtle action.

  • Rick Morris Claims Victory at Bassmaster Northern Open at James River

    Rick Morris Claims Victory at Bassmaster Northern Open at James River

    Rick Morris of Lake Gaston, Va., wins the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 held on the James River out of Richmond, Va., with a three-day total weight of 43 pounds, 15 ounces.

  • Pete Gluszek Leads B.A.S.S. Northern Open for Championship Round at James River

    Pete Gluszek Leads B.A.S.S. Northern Open for Championship Round at James River

    Pete Gluszek of Mount Laurel, N.J., takes the lead on the second day of the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 held on the James River out of Richmond, Va., with a two-day total weight of 31 pounds.

  • Yamamoto pro Shin Fukae Leads James River Bassmaster Open

    Yamamoto pro Shin Fukae Leads James River Bassmaster Open

    Shin Fukae of Palestine, Texas, takes the lead on the first day of the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 2 held on the James River out of Richmond, Va., with 16 pounds, 10 ounces.

  • Top Spots in Bassmaster Eite Series Credited to Rapala, Storm and VMC

    Top Spots in Bassmaster Eite Series Credited to Rapala, Storm and VMC

    Multiple baits in the Rapala® Respected Brands family helped account for three of the top 5 finishes in last weekend's Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on New York's Lake Champlain. In placing second, third and fourth, respectively, Seth Feider, Brandon Palaniuk and Jacob Wheeler caught a combination of big smallmouth and hefty largemouth bass on Rapala® and Storm® baits, and with VMC® hooks and weights.