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  • Ott DeFoe Wins Second Consecutive Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open

    Ott DeFoe Wins Second Consecutive Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Eastern Open

    Bassmaster Elite angler and Mossy Oak Fishing Team member, Ott DeFoe, recently won his second consecutive BassmasterEastern Open tournament at Tennessee's Douglas Lake.  Furthermore, DeFoe's win over the weekend also made this his third win of the same tournament in five years.

  • 10 new models deliver unrivaled performance to hardwater anglers

    10 new models deliver unrivaled performance to hardwater anglers

    Ice fishing has evolved in truly revolutionary ways during the past decade. Gone are the days of sitting on a pail for hours at a time, jigging with a “rod” that had more in common with a broomstick than with a precision angling instrument. The contemporary ice enthusiast is mobile, hunting for fish rather than waiting passively for finned targets to swim by. Far-flung destinations, boasting hardwater targets of gargantuan proportions, draw anglers further north and west in search of ice-bound glory. Advances in shelters and apparel make it possible to fish in extreme conditions that rapidly reveal weaknesses in both equipment and angler.

  • Cal Coast Fishing Signs Clent Davis the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

    Cal Coast Fishing Signs Clent Davis the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup Champion

    Cal Coast Fishing, a fishing accessories manufacturer from Carpentaria, Calif., has the signing of 2018 Forrest Wood Cup Clent Davis of Montevallo, Ala. to their national pro team. The addition adds to a staff that includes Elite Series pros Ish Monroe and Caleb Sumrall, FLW pros James Watson, Jimmy Reese, Jeff Dobson and Kyle Cortiana, as well as kayak fishing stalwarts Ron Champion and Jay Wallen.

  • Lew’s® Mach Inshore Speed Spin® Spinning Combo Released

    Lew’s® Mach Inshore Speed Spin® Spinning Combo Released

    Lew’s has stepped up to the plate in offering saltwater anglers what they’ve been looking for from Lew’s – rods and reels designed specifically for saltwater which tout Lew’s quality and features. With this, the new Mach Inshore Speed Spin® Combo is perfect for saltwater anglers that take on fish that roam the flats.

  • New Custom Pro Speed Spin® Spinning Reel Available Now from Team Lew's

    New Custom Pro Speed Spin® Spinning Reel Available Now from Team Lew's

    Serious tournament anglers know that even big-fish-factory lakes can get tough. In these situations, light tackle and finesse presentations with spinning equipment often gets the nod when bites are tough to come by. Especially when big fish are on the line, a smooth and controlled drag is essential for landing key fish in make or break situations.

  • Turbo-Charged Upgrade of Willow Blade Lures from Panther Martin

    Turbo-Charged Upgrade of Willow Blade Lures from Panther Martin

    Turbo-Charged Upgrade of Willow Blade Lures Port Jefferson, NY– For over 60 years, Panther Martin® has continuously produced lures in various styles, colors and patterns that have proven to catch fish season after season. For 2019, Panther Martin has upped the game once again with the new WillowStrike™ Spinners. Willow blades are not new to the market, but never have they been fashioned with Panther Martin’s shaft through the blade design and unique convex/concave blade.

  • Scholarships Awarded from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power

    Scholarships Awarded from B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power

    B.A.S.S. and Alabama Power are partnering to award two $5,000 scholarships this year for students currently attending, or planning to attend, a technical school or community college in the state of Alabama.

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat Puts 800 Pound Marlin in the Boat

    Hand-to-Hand Combat Puts 800 Pound Marlin in the Boat

    Trackers of trophy blue marlin call it “wiring,” wrapping lengths of wire or monofilament leader round and round your hands in hopes of finally bringing the big fish aboard. You’re just praying the furious bluewater giant doesn’t dismember your digits, or worse, pull you overboard with a single thrash of its weaponized skull.

  • Three new Legend Tournament Musky rods designed to present smaller baits to big fish

    Three new Legend Tournament Musky rods designed to present smaller baits to big fish

    A ¾-oz. bucktail spinner was the prototypical lure employed throughout the early decades of musky fishing. In the years since, however, musky terminal tackle has become increasingly diverse and highly specialized. As lure manufacturers cranked out the big, bigger and gigantic baits demanded by musky anglers, St. Croix Rod eagerly owned the mission of designing and selling the equally specialized rods engineered and built to effectively fish every one of them.

  • Marathon Man out to break a fishing record he already holds

    Marathon Man out to break a fishing record he already holds

    Jeff Kolodzinski is a man on a mission — a Marathon Man out to break a record he already holds. On September 11 and 12, 2018, at Giant Goose Ranch in Canton, Illinois, he will attempt to catch more than 2,143 fish on hook and line to break his own world record set in 2011.

  • Over $250,000 in Prize Money in "Ready for Rescue" Challenge

    Over $250,000 in Prize Money in "Ready for Rescue" Challenge

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), launched this week the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition seeking boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water.

  • Tournament anglers credit underwater surveillance for success in competitive events

    Tournament anglers credit underwater surveillance for success in competitive events

    Anyone who’s fished North America’s best bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters; schools of trophy bass shifting deeper and deeper; tournament game plans revolving around off-shore structure, anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.

  • Pursuit Boats Purchased by Malibu Boats

    Pursuit Boats Purchased by Malibu Boats

    Malibu Boats, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBUU) (“Malibu”), a leading global manufacturer of recreational fiberglass boats, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with S2 Yachts, Inc. (“S2”) to acquire the assets of Pursuit Boats (“Pursuit”) for a total consideration of $100 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Malibu will fund the transaction with cash on hand and a borrowing under an incremental revolving credit facility to be added to its existing credit facility.

  • Half-Ounce Topwater Walking Popper Introduced by Odin Lure

    Half-Ounce Topwater Walking Popper Introduced by Odin Lure

    Designed primarily for freshwater fishing, Odin Lure Company’s new floating Frigg .5 oz. Top-Water Walking Popper features a built-in fish-attracting rattle chamber and a patented bait well that can be filled with Odin’s specially crafted fish attractant called Fish Smack to leave an irresistible scent trail. The Frigg half-ounce popper was designed with a large cupped face to churn plenty of water and create the surface disturbance that attracts bass and other freshwater fish. With five hand-painted and signed lures to choose from—Blue Bird, Old Gold, Overcast, Silver Side and Tiger Side—there is one for every fish and fishing situation.

  • Z-Man Releases New 4-Inch Scented Jerk ShadZ

    Z-Man Releases New 4-Inch Scented Jerk ShadZ

    Legendary inshore guide, Captain C.A. Richardson calls it a nearly failsafe trick for fussy redfish on the shallow flats. Three thousand miles to the northwest, Bassmaster pro Luke Clausen says it’s a devastating dropshot bait for bass, with exceptional attributes not found in traditional soft plastics.

  • Sea Eagle has teamed up with Honda to create the best fishing skiff

    Sea Eagle has teamed up with Honda to create the best fishing skiff

    Sea Eagle has teamed up with Honda to create the best fishing skiff for your limited budget and your limited space. The inflatable FishSkiff boasts a low profile due to it’s patent pending design. Completely made with drop-stitch construction, this boat’s sides and floor are only 6” thick providing unparalleled access to the water...and your catch.

  • Cabela’s National Walleye Championship at Lake of the Woods September 5-7

    Cabela’s National Walleye Championship at Lake of the Woods September 5-7

    Over 100 percent payback plus significant boat and engine contingencies available NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake of the Woods at Baudette, Minnesota, for the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour championship event on September 5-7. The championship will feature some of the country’s best walleye anglers in a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback, including three fully rigged Ranger boats.

  • Hollow Body Shiner Revealed from LIVETARGET

    Hollow Body Shiner Revealed from LIVETARGET

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON– “Shiner” is the common name for one of the most widely distributed, and certainly one of the most important, freshwater forage groups. Supporting gamefish populations throughout North America, the slender, silvery shiner is found in both lakes and rivers, and frequently congregates in massive schools, dimpling the surface as they feed.

  • St. Lawrence River and Bassmaster Ink Three Year Agreement

    St. Lawrence River and Bassmaster Ink Three Year Agreement

    The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.

  • Barbasol®, America's No. 1 shaving cream, is a new Major League Fishing (MLF) sponsor

    Barbasol®, America's No. 1 shaving cream, is a new Major League Fishing (MLF) sponsor

    Barbasol®, America's No. 1 shaving cream, is a new Major League Fishing (MLF) sponsor for the 2018 season of the popular TV show that features competitions among the world's top bass anglers