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  • The Reaper Debuts from Phantom Lures

    The Reaper Debuts from Phantom Lures

    Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of tournament-winning muskie lures and innovative walleye and bass crankbaits, is excited to release The Reaper, a weighted soft bait, specifically designed for a vertical presentation.

  • BASS FISHING FAN WINS $10,000 PLAYING FLW FANTASY FISHING

    BASS FISHING FAN WINS $10,000 PLAYING FLW FANTASY FISHING

    Gary McGlohorn of Batesburg, South Carolina, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player over the eight-event season to win the grand prize of $10,000. McGlohorn selected anglers and earned points in conjunction with eight FLW Tour events spanning from February to last week’s season-ending championship, the Forrest Wood Cup.

  • Jason Christie Uses Drum For Win  at Bassmaster Elite Series Event  on St. Clair

    Jason Christie Uses Drum For Win at Bassmaster Elite Series Event on St. Clair

    Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., won the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair held out of Macomb County, Mich., Sunday, with a four-day total weight of 88 pounds, 8 ounces.

  • Outdoor Channel offers Free Preview

    Outdoor Channel offers Free Preview

    Free Preview Beginning August 31 Free Preview Starts Just as Fall Hunting Season Heats Up DENVER – Just as swimming pools close and outdoor adventurers make plans for fall hunting season, a free preview of Outdoor Channel will begin on DISH August 31. The channel will be available to all DISH customers, regardless of programming package, August 31 through October 3. Viewers can visitwww.dish.com/preview for more information on satellite previews and packages.

  • Brock Mosley Pulls Ahead at Lake St. Clair Bassmaster Elite Series

    Brock Mosley Pulls Ahead at Lake St. Clair Bassmaster Elite Series

    Brock Mosley of Collinsville, Miss., takes the lead on the second day of the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair out of Macomb County, Mich., with a two-day total weight of 45 pounds, 13 ounces.

  • Bradley Roy Takes Lead on Day One At Bassmaster Elite at St. Clair

    Bradley Roy Takes Lead on Day One At Bassmaster Elite at St. Clair

    Bradley Roy of Lancaster, Ky., took the lead on the first day of the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair, bringing 23 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales on Thursday.

  • Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Renews for 2018 with Ranger Boats

    Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Renews for 2018 with Ranger Boats

    Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long-standing partnership of the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. As part of the relationship Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.

  • FLW Costa Series | Northern, Western, Central and Southern Division 2018 Schedule

    FLW Costa Series | Northern, Western, Central and Southern Division 2018 Schedule

    Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2018 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.

  • 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.