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  • ABU GARCIA AND BERKLEY JOIN FLW SPONSORSHIP LINEUP

    ABU GARCIA AND BERKLEY JOIN FLW SPONSORSHIP LINEUP

    Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced a sponsorship agreement with Abu Garcia and Berkley to feature fishing tackle, rods, reels and apparel at all FLW-sanctioned bass fishing tournaments in 2018. The deal reestablishes a partnership between the two outdoors-industry leaders, who also partnered in the 2000 to 2009 seasons. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • New Product Showcase at ICAST Changes Voting Process

    New Product Showcase at ICAST Changes Voting Process

    One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, the New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the new product awards competition in 25 categories.

  • Ike Foundation Receives Donation from Time After Time

    Ike Foundation Receives Donation from Time After Time

    Time After Time, a premier watch store serving the tri-state area, is pleased to give back to their community with a recent donation to The Ike Foundation. As the largest volume retailer of authentic name brand watches on the East Coast, Time After Time offers over 40 different brands of ladies and gents styles as well as jewelry from Alex & Ani, PANDORA, and Mantra Band. In addition to their extensive inventory of watches, Time After Time is also a full-service watch repair and replacement shop with experienced technicians on-site at every location.

  • Thru-Wire Technology Released from Phantom Lures

    Thru-Wire Technology Released from Phantom Lures

    Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits will now be using Thru-Wire Technology in its lineup of baits.  The strong, single wire design connects the tow point and hook hangers, making the Phantom Lures more durable and able to handle violent strikes.

  • Fish Paddle Tails and Curly Tails for the Perfect Goby Imitation

    Fish Paddle Tails and Curly Tails for the Perfect Goby Imitation

    Round gobies have forever altered the ecology, and the angling landscape, of the Great Lakes and connected waterbodies. Since their discovery in the St. Clair River in 1990, these invasive stowaways from the Black and Caspian seas have become key players of their local food webs. Indeed, round gobies are among the few fish that consume undesirable zebra and quagga mussels, themselves transported to the Great Lakes within the same ballast tanks that harbored the first goby colonists. At the same time, gobies have become established as integral components of many gamefish diets.

  • Z-Man Fishing pledges a portion of sales to help restore native seatrout stocks

    Z-Man Fishing pledges a portion of sales to help restore native seatrout stocks

    Up and down the Intracoastal Waterway, the home-body tendencies of spotted (speckled) seatrout have forever made them beloved sportfish among anglers. Even while redfish, snook, tarpon and other popular species migrate to offshore waters during various seasons and stages of their lifecycles, seatrout feed, breed and otherwise swim shallow, near-shore waters all year long.

  • Lure Lock Will Change the Fishing Tackle Storage Game

    Lure Lock Will Change the Fishing Tackle Storage Game

    Tak Logic is excited to announce the launch of Lure Lock, a new product for the angler looking to take their fishing tackle storage to the next level.

  • The Shark Tank Deal that Partnered with Mike Iaconelli | Line Cutterz

    The Shark Tank Deal that Partnered with Mike Iaconelli | Line Cutterz

    At the beginning of the month Ike Live partnered with a company that's definitely on the rise. Line Cutterz first hit the scene on Shark Tank, where owner Vance Zahorski was able to successfully pitch his product and land a deal with Daymond John. Vance came on the podcast to discuss our new partnership, his challenge to Mike and much more Ike Live Video Below

  • Belly up to the Bluegill Buffet

    Belly up to the Bluegill Buffet

    Millennia of natural selection have resulted in very specific predator-prey relationships within our favorite fishing grounds, connections that contemporary anglers have learned to exploit. Yellow perch are the favored prey of walleyes. Lake trout will travel long distances in pursuit of alewives. And when it comes to bass, particularly those of the largemouth variety, there is no delight more delectable than the bluegill, or sunfish (aka bream) species in general.

  • Registration Is Now Open for the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

    Registration Is Now Open for the 2018 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

    13th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's to Take Place in Florence, AL

  • New Outboards, Rigging and Yamaha White Give Customers More Choices for Better Boating Experiences

    New Outboards, Rigging and Yamaha White Give Customers More Choices for Better Boating Experiences

    Yamaha Marine Introduces New Power, New Control and New Outboard Features for 2018 New Outboards, Rigging and Yamaha White Give Customers More Choices for Better Boating Experiences

  • AFTCO Partners with Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

    AFTCO Partners with Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

    The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is proud to announce AFTCO as the newest partner of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. AFTCO also has been named as the title sponsor of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open to be held on Lake Dardanelle in October. As a new sponsor of the Series, AFTCO will support collegiate anglers in a variety of ways ranging from conservation programs, discount programs and more at each of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events this season.

  • 2018 B.A.S.S. High School National Championship Fishery Locations Released

    2018 B.A.S.S. High School National Championship Fishery Locations Released

    The national championship locations and dates for the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods have been released, B.A.S.S. announced today.

  • Bass Fans Can Follow The 2018 Bassmaster Classic with New Technology

    Bass Fans Can Follow The 2018 Bassmaster Classic with New Technology

    In the three years since Classic LIVE debuted at the Bassmaster Classic in Greenville and Anderson, S.C., in February 2015, the innovative live-stream, on-the-water programming has changed the way fans follow competitive bass fishing.

  • 5 New Pros Join Major League Fishing Select Events

    5 New Pros Join Major League Fishing Select Events

    Major League Fishing (MLF) announces professional bass anglers Brandon Coulter, JT Kenney, Jason Lambert, Jordan Lee and Justin Lucas have accepted the league's prestigious invitation to participate in MLF Select events in 2018.

  • Dawia Pro Takahiro Omori Wins Lake Martin Bassmaster Elite Series Opener

    Dawia Pro Takahiro Omori Wins Lake Martin Bassmaster Elite Series Opener

    Before this week, it had been more than 15 years since Takahiro Omori fished a major professional bass tournament on Lake Martin.

  • Daiwa pro Takahiro Omori Leads Going into Final Day of Bassmaster Elite Series on Lake Martin

    Daiwa pro Takahiro Omori Leads Going into Final Day of Bassmaster Elite Series on Lake Martin

    Takahiro Omori of Emory, Texas, maintains the lead on the third day of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge out of Alexander City, Ala., with a three-day total weight of 45 pounds, 8 ounces. Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.

  • Commercial fishing simulator has a fish-gutting minigame

    Commercial fishing simulator has a fish-gutting minigame

    I love this commercial fishing simulator, and not just because it has a fish-gutting minigame It's super repetitive and extremely dull at times, but I have to admit I'm hooked.

  • Cliff Prince Takes Lead with Two 6 Pounders At Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Lake Martin

    Cliff Prince Takes Lead with Two 6 Pounders At Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Lake Martin

    Two Big Bass Lift Prince Into Lead At Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Lake Martin ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — Conventional wisdom says one big bass per day will give you a good shot at winning a tournament on Lake Martin.

  • Major League Fishing Names General Tire Sponsor

    Major League Fishing Names General Tire Sponsor

    Major League Fishing (MLF) and General Tire formally announced today that General Tire will be the title sponsor and official tire of MLF beginning in 2018. The multi-year agreement kicks off with the General Tire Major League Fishing Summit Cup's first event airing on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2 - 4 p.m. ET, on Outdoor Channel. The partnership is an extension of the relationship that began in 2015 and includes MLF Cup events and the General Tire World Championship.