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  • Positioning for the Future with St. Croix

    Positioning for the Future with St. Croix

    St. Croix Rod CEO Paul Schluter announced a planned transition of leadership to St. Croix Team Members on January 3. Sometime in 2019, Schluter will step aside from his current role with the Park Falls, Wisconsin-based company. Paul will continue serving as a member of St. Croix’s Board of Directors, guiding strategy and monitoring performance, along with his sister Pamela Smylie, and brothers Jeff and Dave, and Chairman, John Smylie.

  • Lucas Oil Pro John Murray Signs With Enigma

    Lucas Oil Pro John Murray Signs With Enigma

    Enigma Fishing announces the addition of Spring City Tenn. Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour pro John Murray to their pro team.

  • Television’s biggest name in fishing is now entering its 20th season on ESPN

    Television’s biggest name in fishing is now entering its 20th season on ESPN

    The 2019 season of the award-winning program The Bassmasters will see expanded airtime on ESPN networks as part of the sports giant’s increased coverage of B.A.S.S. fishing.

  • Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Series Sponsored by Secret Lures

    Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Series Sponsored by Secret Lures

    The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Secret Lures is the newest sponsor to join the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Secret Lures offers an innovative line of jigs, terminal tackle, and Stupid TubeTM products. As part of the sponsorship, Secret Lures will be offering a $500 Big Bass Bounty, which will be paid to any collegiate angler who claims Big Bass honors in the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events on a Secret Lures product.

  • New Mr. Crappie™ Add-A-Hook From Bullet Weights VIDEO

    New Mr. Crappie™ Add-A-Hook From Bullet Weights VIDEO

    New from Bullet Weights®, the Mr. Crappie™ Add-A-Hook makes fishing easier and more productive by eliminating the time and effort needed to tie knots.

  • Justin Atkins Joins Falcon Boats

    Justin Atkins Joins Falcon Boats

    Falcon Boats of Newberry, S.C. announces the addition of 2017 Forrest Wood Cup Champion Justin Atkins to their pro team. Atkins, from Florence, Ala. won the FLW Tour’s most prestigious event in his first appearance in the tournament. In 2019, Atkins will be making the move to the newly formed MLF BPT Tour, and will be piloting a Falcon F205 powered by an Evinrude G2 250 for the season.

  • The Bass Pro Tour program will feature five hours of daily live stream coverage

    The Bass Pro Tour program will feature five hours of daily live stream coverage

    Major League Fishing (MLF) today announced its five-person MLF NOW! talent lineup that will be calling the action during the program's five hours of live-streaming broadcast on each competition day of the new MLF Bass Pro Tour that kicks off Jan. 29 in Kissimmee, Fla.

  • Unique topwater lure is all business in the front, party in the back

    Unique topwater lure is all business in the front, party in the back

    Question: What do ‘80s-era rock ‘n’ rollers and saltwater predators have in common?

  • Ultimate Tackle Testimonial

    Ultimate Tackle Testimonial

    ou might call it the ultimate tackle testimonial...

  • Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour on its way to Kissimmee

    Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour on its way to Kissimmee

    The Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour is coming to Kissimmee, Florida! Fans are encouraged to come be a part of history at Big Toho Marina as 80 of the best anglers in the world kick off the MLF Bass Pro Tour Stage One. Admission is FREE every day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 29 to Feb. 3!

  • Stock Assessment for Striped Bass

    Stock Assessment for Striped Bass

    The Board will be faced with reversing the trend of a declining Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB) that has anglers all along the East Coast concerned.

  • Megabass Vision Oneten+2 Dropping Early 2019

    Megabass Vision Oneten+2 Dropping Early 2019

    The Megabass Vision Oneten+2 dives deeper than ever before.

  • No Entry Fee Team Tournaments from Missile Baits

    No Entry Fee Team Tournaments from Missile Baits

    Fishing for money and paying no entry fee is no longer only for the pros. Missile Baits is beginning their No Entry Fee Tournament Series. The one day, team events will feature a guaranteed $2,500 total payout with the winning team walking away with a guaranteed $1,000. The teams will only be allowed to have Missile Baits soft plastics and Missile Jigs skirted jigs in their boat but any brands of terminal tackle will be allowed.

  • Bite detection methods for winter panfish angling

    Bite detection methods for winter panfish angling

    When it comes to bite detection methods for winter panfish angling, there are two schools of thought. Some believe the only option that makes sense is to use a bobber or float. Others have found that a tightlining system, with or without a spring bobber, is the best choice.

  • Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing

    Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing

    Last Chance to Win Permit Trip to Belize Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. This year, one member and his/her guest will win a trip to fish with Blue Horizon Fly Fishing in Belize!

  • All-New Reel Care Kit by Clenzoil

    All-New Reel Care Kit by Clenzoil

    (Tampa, FL) Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries since 1948 is pleased to introduce their all-new Marine & Tackle Reel Care Kit. In their continuation of providing new and innovative products coupled with the “tried & true” Clenzoil quality and performance, Clenzoil’s Reel Care Kit is anticipated to be one of their top selling SKU’s in 2019.

  • Registration Open for Texas Lunker Challenge Registration

    Registration Open for Texas Lunker Challenge Registration

    Registration for the Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements Now Open The first event of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series season!

  • Gill announces partnership with Traditions Media

    Gill announces partnership with Traditions Media

    Respected for their marine apparel innovations in the technical sailing and boating industries, Gill is pleased to announce a new partnership with media relations and marketing strategy group Traditions Media to help them communicate within the fishing industry.

  • Payouts, discounts available to both ACA- and FLW-affiliated collegiate bass anglers

    Payouts, discounts available to both ACA- and FLW-affiliated collegiate bass anglers

    Collegiate bass anglers will have more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2019 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, is free of charge and open to any college angler, regardless of the brand of boat they own.

  • Increased Support for Collegiate Team Bass Pro Contingency Program in 2019

    Increased Support for Collegiate Team Bass Pro Contingency Program in 2019

    Bass Pro Shops is stepping up their support of collegiate bass fishing with the Team Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Angler Contingency Program.