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  • YO-ZURI PRO CLENT DAVIS WINS 2018 FORREST WOOD CUP

    YO-ZURI PRO CLENT DAVIS WINS 2018 FORREST WOOD CUP

    FLW Tour pro Clent Davis of Montevallo, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces – the heaviest limit weighed in the three-day event – to earn the win at the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. Over three days, Davis amassed 15 fish totaling 36 pounds, 13 ounces to edge out second-place angler Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops pro James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas, by 7 pounds, 4 ounces and win the $300,000 top cash prize. The tournament featured 56 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for professional bass-fishing’s world championship.

  • Huk announces today its latest video, “Attack-Saltwater” commercial featuring the award-winning footwear line

    Huk announces today its latest video, “Attack-Saltwater” commercial featuring the award-winning footwear line

    The fish is waiting for you to slip up. Whether stalking a school of bonefish on a Bahamian sand flat or running around the cockpit with the big pitch when a blue marlin is hot on the teaser, you cannot be worried about footing.

  • Alex Davis Leads Day 1 of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita

    Alex Davis Leads Day 1 of the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita

    The world’s best bass anglers launched on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Friday to kick off the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing. The three-day event, which awards a $300,000 top prize to the winner, featured a full field of 56 anglers competing today and Saturday before being cut to the final 10 on Championship Sunday.

  • Kayak Angler Crate Kits From YakGear

    Kayak Angler Crate Kits From YakGear

    YakGear™ now offers an easy way to keep kayak anglers’ most needed items close at hand and available to grab-and-go at a moment’s notice. The YakGear Kayak Angler Crate Kits deliver full customization and versatility for a wide range of storage options so each angler can rig their crate system to best fit their needs.

  • Hollow Body Craw from LIVETARGET Announced Best Freshwater Soft Lure at ICAST

    Hollow Body Craw from LIVETARGET Announced Best Freshwater Soft Lure at ICAST

    Create the most realistic and lethal crawfish imitation ever made. Those were the marching orders given to the progressive lure designers at LIVETARGET. They responded by cleverly synthesizing two distinct lure families – bass jigs and hollow body baits – and fortified their creation with ultra-realistic anatomical features and biomimetic action to yield the paradigm-shifting Hollow Body Craw.

  • Xtreme Bass Angler Now on MyOutdoorTV

    Xtreme Bass Angler Now on MyOutdoorTV

    Whether it’s bass fishing with tubes, topwater or anything in between,  Xtreme Bass Angler covers it all. Follow along for an entertaining, up-paced and exciting show of bass fishing. All new to MyOutdoorTV (MOTV), Xtreme Bass Angler provides viewers with a realistic insight to techniques, tips, strategies, lodges and locations for bass anglers to improve their skills.

  • VMC® Neko™ Skirt — a first-of-its-kind terminal accessory design

    VMC® Neko™ Skirt — a first-of-its-kind terminal accessory design

    The new VMC® Neko™ Skirt — a first-of-its-kind terminal accessory design for the increasingly popular Neko Rig currently taking the bass fishing world by storm — was awarded “Best Terminal Tackle” honors by the American Sportfishing Association at ICAST 2018, the world’s largest sportfishing expo.

  • Transport Coolers with Ease with Cordova Cooler Cart

    Transport Coolers with Ease with Cordova Cooler Cart

    Cordova Cooler—the new leader in quality cooling products for hunters, fishermen, and outdoor adventurers—solves the problem of transporting heavy, loaded coolers with the new Cordova Cooler Cart.  This portable cart is an efficient way to move a large cooler and works well at the house, on the beach or at sporting events.

  • Cortland Fluorocarbon Leader Material is offered in thirteen different sizes

    Cortland Fluorocarbon Leader Material is offered in thirteen different sizes

    Cortland's new Fluorocarbon Leader Material is the latest addition to the ever growing family of World Famous Fishing Line.  Manufactured using the latest technology and proprietary blends of material, Cortland Fluorocarbon Leader Material is offered in thirteen different sizes.  The smallest is a super fine 6# test at 0.007" diameter all the way to a super stout 100# at 0.041" for big game applications.

  • Shimano launches its new SLX rod series to keep with its "can't stop fishing" idea

    Shimano launches its new SLX rod series to keep with its "can't stop fishing" idea

    Keeping with its ‘Can't Stop Fishing' idea in providing anglers with durable, lightweight, easy-to-use tackle, Shimano launches its new SLX rod series, a line-up including nine casting and seven spinning models in a versatile selection of lengths and actions. The rods offer tournament level performance to appease bass anglers of all abilities.

  • The Lure Locker, New From Lure Lock

    The Lure Locker, New From Lure Lock

    Lure Lock, an innovator and new leader in the fishing tackle storage category, continues to offer top of the line fishing tackle storage options for anglers with the introduction of the Lure Locker.  The Lure Locker was designed to give anglers the ability to keep all of their Lure Lock cases organized and ready for their next fishing trip.

  • Ish Monroe and Caleb Sumrall Join Cal Coast Fishing

    Ish Monroe and Caleb Sumrall Join Cal Coast Fishing

    Carpentaria, Calif. – Cal Coast Fishing, a fishing accessories manufacturer from Carpentaria, Calif., has signed Elite Series pros Ish Monroe and Caleb Sumrall to their national pro staff. The addition adds to a staff that includes FLW pros James Watson, Jimmy Reese, Jeff Dobson and Kyle Cortiana, as well as kayak fishing stalwarts Ron Champion and Jay Wallen.

  • First Store to Open for Bass Pro Shops Since Cabela’s Merger Close

    First Store to Open for Bass Pro Shops Since Cabela’s Merger Close

    Bass Pro Shops plans this fall to open its first store since the closing of its merger with Cabela’s. The new Outpost in Halifax, Nova Scotia will feature dedicaated sections for Bass Pro, Cabela’s and Tracker Boats.

  • Rapala's X-Rap Twitching Mullet Now in a Smaller Size

    Rapala's X-Rap Twitching Mullet Now in a Smaller Size

    Building on the successful debut of the Rapala® X-Rap® Twitchin’ Mullet in 2018, the brand is introducing a smaller version of the popular coastal bait for 2019. The new No. 06 model is 1-1/8-inches smaller than the original No. 8 Twitchin’ Mullet and 1/8 of an ounce lighter.

  • Sufix Advance Monofilament is Supple, Strong and Sensitive

    Sufix Advance Monofilament is Supple, Strong and Sensitive

    For a mono, new Sufix® Advance™ Monofilament hits a triple — it’s supple, sensitive and strong. It’s the monofilament line anglers have always sought but never found. Until now.

  • PowerPro Super8Slick V2 braided fishing line is re-engineered with added abrasion toughness

    PowerPro Super8Slick V2 braided fishing line is re-engineered with added abrasion toughness

    Re-engineered with added abrasion toughness so anglers can rip through the heaviest cover with the same force as standard four-end braids, the new PowerPro Super8Slick V2 braided fishing line combines a new eight-end dense weave fiber construction with proven ‘Enhanced Body Technology’ (EBT) coating process. The new braid is offered in nine different pound test designations, and in five spool sizes to fill from one reel, to bulk spools for multiple fills and for reel spooling by your local tackle shop.

  • Two new product series announced from Gene Larew Lures

    Two new product series announced from Gene Larew Lures

    Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Gene Larew bass lures, announces two new product series at the 2018 ICAST fishing tackle trade show

  • When You Cannot See Clearly... Rod Threading Device

    When You Cannot See Clearly... Rod Threading Device

    The  new and patented RTD Rod Threading Device is the first mechanical tool designed to feed line quickly and effortlessly through fishing rod guides, a task many consider to be the sport's most frustrating process.

  • CA B.A.S.S. Nation Event at Lake Nacimiento tournament Rescheduled

    CA B.A.S.S. Nation Event at Lake Nacimiento tournament Rescheduled

    The California B.A.S.S. Nation will visit Lake Nacimiento again this year, but the dates are being moved to December.

  • On the cutting edge of storage innovations, Plano introduces the new A-series

    On the cutting edge of storage innovations, Plano introduces the new A-series

    Keeping tackle and lures organized and easy to find lets anglers spend more time fishing and less time searching. That means organized anglers almost always catch more fish than do the disorganized ones.