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Date: 12/28/2012
The 2013 Walmart BFL season opens with the first tournament of the year on Saturday, Jan. 5.
Date: 12/27/2012
High water levels open up lake
Date: 12/24/2012
Oregon and Washington agree on plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon
Date: 12/21/2012
Help improve fishing across the country with the best tool for cutting braided, mono and fluorocarbon fishing line!
Date: 12/21/2012
Legendary boat brand to launch Tournament and Apache series of aluminum boats
Date: 12/20/2012
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season.
Date: 12/12/2012
Program open to both FLW- and ACA-affiliated college bass anglers
Date: 12/12/2012
On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” on the items that didn't sell, plus a few more and give another chance for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
Date: 12/9/2012
Limited time in the U.S. Senate further stalls the Sportsmen’s Act
Date: 11/30/2012
Take Me Fishing Awards Available to 10 Community-Based Youth-Led Projects
Date: 11/29/2012
Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's will be returning to Florence, AL for the next five years and details for the 8th annual event are taking shape.
Date: 11/28/2012
The Bass Federation, (TBF) announced today the Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports
Date: 11/20/2012
Cabela's, The World's Foremost Outfitter, has expanded their sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to include the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 11/20/2012
Once-in-a-lifetime trip culminates with $2,000 first place prize
Date: 11/18/2012
The Bass Federation (TBF), the national leader in NO cost or low cost tournament fees, announced today the dates and locations of the seven 2013 No Entry Fee Division Championships.
Date: 11/13/2012
FLW has announced FLW College Fishing entry dates and format changes for the 2013 season.
Date: 11/8/2012
Winners from FLW College, BoatUS Collegiate Championships will compete Nov. 17
Date: 11/4/2012
Leue wins Co-Angler Division, Ranger boat and motor
Date: 11/3/2012
Spinks jumps into lead in Co-Angler Division
Date: 11/2/2012
Sward Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 11/1/2012
Advisory for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Date: 10/30/2012
Competitive walleye anglers will have more events and payout opportunities in 2013 with the launch of the all-new Cabela's National Walleye Tour.
Date: 10/30/2012
One angler will win the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, by winning the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament.
Date: 10/30/2012
The EverStart Series closes the 2012 season on the Ouachita River Nov. 1-4 when the top 200 pro and co-anglers from across the country take to the water for the EverStart Series Championship.
Date: 10/25/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.
Date: 10/24/2012
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12.
Date: 10/24/2012
early full tank or nearly empty tank? That is the big question facing boaters now in the midst of preparing their boats for the long winter hibernation.
Date: 10/23/2012
FLW has announced priority entry for the 2013 EverStart Series season is now open.
Date: 10/19/2012
Take Me Fishing™ Shows the Edge Fishing and Boating Have Over Other Popular Activities
Date: 10/19/2012
Orvis, TU begin project to open 1,000 miles of water over next decade
Date: 10/19/2012
Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Date: 10/18/2012
Fall Fishing Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS Foundation
Date: 10/18/2012
Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry
Date: 10/17/2012
Last chance to qualify for 2013 All-American
Date: 10/15/2012
Farris wins co-angler title, $25,000
Date: 10/12/2012
Farris Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 10/11/2012
Program to Offer More Rewards for Collegiate Bass Anglers and Teams
Date: 10/11/2012
World’s best walleye anglers ready for $100,000 championship
Date: 10/10/2012
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the winners of the EverStart Series 2012 Strike King Angler and Co-angler of the Year award from each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western.
Date: 10/3/2012
The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s season draws to a dramatic close on the mighty Mississippi River with the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship Oct. 5-6 at Red Wing, Minnesota.
Date: 9/26/2012
New Boating, Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Resources Available to Middle School Students New Family Materials Available in Spanish
Date: 9/25/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners across the nation worked together to remove or bypass 158 dams, culverts and other structures in 2011, opening more than 2,180 miles of streams to native fish populations.
Date: 9/25/2012
The U.S. Senate voted early on Saturday to advance the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525), a broad-based package of legislative measures that promotes public hunting and angling access, habitat conservation and strongly funded resource management.
Date: 9/25/2012
Preparations are underway for the second annual Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lady Bass Classic.
Date: 9/25/2012
Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation
Date: 9/24/2012
Missouri’s Loeffelman Jr. Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 9/21/2012
Former champion Snowden and Texas fishing legend Clunn among field highlights
Date: 9/21/2012
Junk fishing was the name of the game Thursday as the world’s best bass-fishing pros began competing at the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Wheeler Lake presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 9/20/2012
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Michigan TBF is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
Date: 9/19/2012
Shakespeare®, a brand of Pure Fishing, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., has made a generous donation to support the youth education programs of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
Date: 9/19/2012
FLW has announced the 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, six regional competitions, a wild card and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing
Date: 9/14/2012
Treat yourself with a visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week, from October 14-20.
Date: 9/14/2012
Participation in wildlife-associated recreation increased in 28 states since 2006
Date: 9/14/2012
Secretarial Order Formalizes Ongoing Conservation, Outdoor Recreation Efforts
Date: 9/14/2012
Funds Derived in part from Sale of Federal Duck Stamps
Date: 9/14/2012
The Bass Federation announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will host the 2013 TBF Federation National Championship.
Date: 9/11/2012
Schooling fish will play major role in tournament
Date: 9/10/2012
Two of Gadsden, Alabama’s finest anglers Andrew Johnson and Jake Dixon bested the rest of the field in today’s Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize.
Date: 9/10/2012
Boats stored for the winter in regions with consistent below-freezing temperatures in heated storage facilities have it best, except when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off.
Date: 9/7/2012
FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
Date: 9/5/2012
The final regular season tournament of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is straight ahead this week at Alabama’s Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama.
Date: 9/4/2012
The California State University-Long Beach team of Justin Gangel of Valley Center, Calif., and Alex Cox of Long Beach, Calif., won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship on Utah Lake
Date: 9/4/2012
Ashton and Beahm claim title for Borah Senior High School
Date: 8/31/2012
The California State University-Long Beach team of Justin Gangel of Valley Center, Calif., and Alex Cox of Long Beach, Calif., caught four bass Thursday weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces to take the lead after day two of the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship on Utah Lake.
Date: 8/31/2012
Dayton, Carrico jump to top of leader board on Utah Lake
Date: 8/30/2012
West Marine, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories has teamed up with the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water to give away over 2500 life jackets.
Date: 8/30/2012
Florence, Alabama and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have entered into a long-term partnership, making Florence and Lake Pickwick the "home" of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship through 2017.
Date: 8/29/2012
The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, heads to Red River
Date: 8/26/2012
Hasty Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 8/25/2012
Hasty Paces Co-Anglers
Date: 8/24/2012
Taylor leads co-anglers
Date: 8/22/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure.
Date: 8/21/2012
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Steve Guertin as the agency’s Deputy Director for Policy.
Date: 8/21/2012
New Features Make it Easier for Visitors to Discover and Explore Parks, Recreation Area, and Other Public Lands
Date: 8/21/2012
It’s been a scorcher of a summer, but that hasn’t kept anglers from fishing.
Date: 8/17/2012
Largemouth May Play Role in Tournament Traditionally Dominated by Smallmouth
Date: 8/16/2012
On August 1, 2012 representative Doe Hastings (R-WA-4) introduced HR 6247 — the "Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act of 2012."
Date: 8/16/2012
Hastings Still Waiting For Answers To Committee Questions
Date: 8/16/2012
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Utah Lake Aug. 30-Sept. 1 for the Western Conference Championship.
Date: 8/15/2012
Salazar: Survey Delivers ‘Great News for America’s Economy and Conservation Heritage’
Date: 8/15/2012
After receiving more than 400,000 public comments and following two days of meetings and visits with North Slope leaders, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today outlined a proposed plan that will allow for additional access for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) .
Date: 8/14/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $33 million in grants to 21 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants.
Date: 8/13/2012
Yesterday’s light rain and cloud cover decided to stick around for the final day of the National Guard Junior World Championship on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Ga. Andrew Gulliams of Springfield, MO and Max Danese of Franklin, MA held the top spots in their respected divisions going into the final day, but not overall. The weights were zeroed for a fresh level playing field today
Date: 8/13/2012
Indiana angler is youngest to win championship event
Date: 8/13/2012
Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get their first look at the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series starting Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Date: 8/12/2012
Dearing wins co-angler title, $50,000
Date: 8/12/2012
Fatheadz Eyewear pro Jacob Wheeler has now weighed in the biggest stringer for two of the three tournament days at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, giving him a commanding lead heading into the fourth and final day of the world championship of bass fishing.
Date: 8/11/2012
Professional bass fishing’s premier championship headed to Louisiana
Date: 8/11/2012
Pure Fishing® and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have entered into a strategic partnership to identify college anglers looking to enter the fishing industry. This partnership is designed to support their passion and knowledge for the sport as well as recognizing and developing the next wave of industry leaders.
Date: 8/11/2012
Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Friday.
Date: 8/10/2012
Hensley Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 8/8/2012
A new study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important ‘gateway’ activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue other recreation experiences.
Date: 8/8/2012
Show seeks America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.
Date: 8/2/2012
Excitement builds as 82 state champions from all over the country make their way to Gainesville, Ga., to face off in the 2012 National Guard Junior World Championship, Aug. 10th-11th on Lake Lanier.
Date: 8/1/2012
FLW announced today that Castrol, a long-term sponsor of FLW, the world’s leading tournament-fishing organization, will be the presenting sponsor of the EverStart Series Championship.
Date: 7/31/2012
As summer draws to a close and students prepare for a return to campus, a new race awaits them.
Date: 7/31/2012
World’s best anglers ready for $500,000 championship on ‘jewel of Georgia’
Date: 7/25/2012
Sportsmen are welcoming a bill introduced Thursday by Representatives Heck (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM).
Date: 7/25/2012
Seven Swimming Safety Tips
Date: 7/25/2012
O2 Marine, manufacturer of live-well, life-saving devices for fish and bait have joined the Threat Campaign™ partnership in an effort to educate the public on their new product aimed to keep bait alive and invasive species out.
Date: 7/24/2012
Russellville High School and the Dover High School Fishing Club claimed the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals crown.
Date: 7/24/2012
$40,000 in Scholarships on the Line Plus much much more!
Date: 7/20/2012
Wind, solar and healthy habitat: We don’t have to choose A third bill recognizes balance between development and natural resources
Date: 7/20/2012
Today the weather was hot and the fishing was even hotter at the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals.
Date: 7/18/2012
Over 9,900 acres of tackle-busting bass fishing plus the chance for a much thicker wallet await teams when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Minnesota’s bass-rich Gull Lake Chain.
Date: 7/12/2012
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
Date: 7/11/2012
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) anglers are on the water pre-fishing the big expanse of water known as Kentucky Lake in preparation for their upcoming tournament Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13.
Date: 7/6/2012
Wildlife Forever and the Get to Know Program, along with other national partners the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Recreation and Park Association, Wildlife Habitat Council, and Outdoor Afro, have joined together to encourage American youth to get outdoors and connect with nature through the 2012 Get to Know Contest.
Date: 7/2/2012
A new initiative launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is engaging anglers across the country in the effort to protect and restore rivers.
Date: 7/2/2012
Dudley Claims Third Angler of the Year Title
Date: 6/28/2012
Special report reveals decrease in participation churn rate for first time in years
Date: 6/25/2012
Ohio sisters take home a double-win
Date: 6/22/2012
Trout Unlimited Praises Senate Reauthorization of Farm Bill, Urges Swift House Passage
Date: 6/22/2012
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
Date: 6/22/2012
Collegiate anglers throughout the country have converged on Paris, Tennessee for the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open, Presented by Pepsi.
Date: 6/21/2012
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program has launched a new, web-based interactive map with information about endangered species success in every state: stories of species making strides towards recovery, audio interviews and podcasts with Service biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation, and videos that highlight the Service’s partners.
Date: 6/21/2012
FLW has announced the 2012 National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship schedule and site locations.
Date: 6/20/2012
On Thursday, June 21st, the Waterkeeper Alliance and their local affiliates around the country will be celebrating Fishable Action Day, a day to raise awareness regarding the importance of fishable waters and what that means to the health and well-being of the community.
Date: 6/18/2012
Chevy pro predicts largemouth will be key to victory
Date: 6/14/2012
Western governors express support for renewable energy revenue sharing
Date: 6/14/2012
Five boating, fishing and conservation organizations that serve kids and families have received education grants from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Date: 6/13/2012
Improved restoration efficiency is goal of three proposed categorical exclusions
Date: 6/13/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $11.4 million in grants to 24 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program.
Date: 6/13/2012
Many of the sportfishing industry's top legislative priorities addressed in historic package of 19 pro-fishing and hunting bills
Date: 6/11/2012
Alabama’s Martin Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
Date: 6/8/2012
Collegiate anglers throughout the country are preparing for Kentucky Lake and the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open.
Date: 6/8/2012
Alabama’s Martin Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 6/8/2012
After a record number of votes were cast, Olcott Beach, New York topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's Ultimate Fishing Town contest.
Date: 6/8/2012
World-class bass fishing and hefty paychecks await when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Wisconsin’s bass-rich Madison Chain.
Date: 6/6/2012
Events to be held June 9 on public lands from coast to coast
Date: 6/6/2012
Several hundred school children "dropped their lines" in the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall, kicking off the nationwide celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 2-10) and Great Outdoors Month.
Date: 6/6/2012
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that, while helpful in some instances, serves as an incomplete solution to water management in the Crooked River drainage.
Date: 6/6/2012
Says Expected Capitol Hill Discussion With Fishermen “Long Overdue”
Date: 6/5/2012
Announcing the 2012 winner of the new Silent Invader Category!!!
Date: 6/1/2012
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month with the 23rd Annual D.C. National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event.
Date: 6/1/2012
RBFF’s Take Me Fishing™ Campaign Encourages Participation, Offers Resources
Date: 6/1/2012
Top leaders from NOAA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) today signed a landmark agreement that will further strengthen cooperative science activities in the areas of climate, weather, oceans and coasts
Date: 6/1/2012
As Sea Scouting continues the celebration of 100 years of getting young people on the water throughout 2012,
Date: 6/1/2012
Full analysis is released on region's resources and the threats posed by mining
Date: 5/30/2012
A new peer-reviewed national study, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, shows that in urban areas across three regions of the country owning a home near a national wildlife refuge increases home value and helps support the surrounding community’s tax base.
Date: 5/30/2012
LightSquared Files for Bankruptcy
Date: 5/30/2012
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Belle City Bass Anglers, TBF club #5623 of Wisconsin is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
Date: 5/29/2012
California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens have arrested two repeat abalone poachers for poaching and possession of abalone for sale on the black market.
Date: 5/29/2012
Ben Dziwulski and Ethan Cox are the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions.
Date: 5/25/2012
Concrete placement for Folsom Dam’s new auxiliary spillway began May 24 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shifts gears from excavation to construction on the spillway’s control structure.
Date: 5/25/2012
Following action by the 1st District Court of Appeal, California State Parks announced today that vital restoration work to save Malibu Lagoon from further decline and decay can now begin.
Date: 5/25/2012
California State Parks’ Director Ruth Coleman announced today that she has signed and approved an operating agreement to keep Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park open.
Date: 5/25/2012
A California interagency effort battling the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels urges boaters to remain especially vigilant over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
Date: 5/25/2012
Reclamation announced today an extension of the comment period for the public scoping process on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Remanded Biological Opinions (BOs) on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project to June 28, 2012.
Date: 5/25/2012
On Friday, May 18, 2012, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at the National Harbor for the 5th annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Date: 5/25/2012
Low water level won’t stop anglers from catching fish
Date: 5/25/2012
Heading into the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, everyone expected good fishing, but many of the teams close to Pickwick proved it was better than that.
Date: 5/24/2012
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) sued the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today.
Date: 5/24/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation would like to remind those visiting Lake Berryessa of the seasonal holiday closures of the Pope Creek Bridge waterway.
Date: 5/24/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office announces the summer 2012 Interpretive Activities at New Melones Lake.
Date: 5/24/2012
Adaptive management strategy meets water and power supply needs
Date: 5/23/2012
Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar highlighted 10 of total 51 projects, one in each state and the District of Columbia.
Date: 5/23/2012
Interior will leverage resources to support river initiatives in every state and District of Columbia
Date: 5/23/2012
The July 2012 National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Portland, ME all day Tuesday, July 10 and the morning of Wednesday, July 11th at The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center By the Bay (88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine).
Date: 5/23/2012
"Boat Ramps are Like Security Checkpoints at Airports: Nobody Wants to Wait in That Line"
Date: 5/22/2012
If the activities surrounding the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship were limited just to the tournament itself, it would still be the biggest event the genre has ever seen.
Date: 5/22/2012
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Canada Bass Angler’s Federation, (CBAF) of Ontario is scheduled to host the first TBF Dream Team Rally event held in Canada.
Date: 5/22/2012
Donors and Supporters to Hand Over Really Big Check
Date: 5/21/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation is one of several federal agencies offering a new, free annual pass to active duty service members and their dependents that grants them free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands, including Reclamation’s New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
Date: 5/21/2012
Hunting and fishing groups across the country voiced support for the Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive, scientific assessment of Bristol Bay.
Date: 5/21/2012
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Alabama’s Lake Dardanelle.
Date: 5/21/2012
Best-of Season 1" episode starts the prime time block on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET
Date: 5/21/2012
Virginia’s Dillow Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Date: 5/20/2012
In his first BFL All-American appearance, Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., went wire-to-wire to win the Walmart BFL All-American.
Date: 5/19/2012
Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., maintained his lead at the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces for a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29-14.
Date: 5/18/2012
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds sport anglers to be vigilant about properly identifying their salmon before keeping them.
Date: 5/18/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the Stampede Dam Safety of Dams Modification project.
Date: 5/18/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public scoping meeting to solicit input on the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan (CNFH AMP).
Date: 5/18/2012
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, US Fish and Wildlife Service will bring 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at National Harbor for the fifth annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Date: 5/18/2012
Veteran professional angler Donna Newberry put her years of angling skills into good practice on Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle as she coaxed a five bass limit weighing 12.08-pounds to take the day one lead in the Lady Bass Anglers Association’s 2012 Dardanelle event.
Date: 5/17/2012
Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists are trying a new tactic to help California’s ocean-bound juvenile salmon, in hopes of increasing survival rates.
Date: 5/17/2012
Visitors to national wildlife refuges are concerned about the impact of climate change on America’s fish, wildlife and plants ─ as well as the habitat that supports them, a new survey just released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows.
Date: 5/17/2012
It doesn’t take National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25) to remind us that life jackets are important, even for man’s best friend.
Date: 5/17/2012
Military families across the United States are now eligible to receive more than 2,000 free rods and reels thanks to a national program for those interested in engaging in the sport of fishing.
Date: 5/16/2012
The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are pleased to announce the issuance of a regional general permit (RGP) authorizing activities in wetlands and other waters for 175,000 acres under the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan.
Date: 5/16/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Folsom (City) have released a Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) for the Lake Natoma Waterfront and Trail Access Enhancement Project (Project).
Date: 5/16/2012
On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous organizations will honor Endangered Species Day.
Date: 5/16/2012
A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress out today from NOAA’s Fisheries Service.
Date: 5/15/2012
State game wardens have arrested three Olivehurst men on suspicion of sturgeon poaching on the Bear River.
Date: 5/11/2012
New improvements are nearing completion at the Folsom Point Launch Ramp Facility of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.
Date: 5/11/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the extension of a public process exploring the expansion of incentives for voluntary partnerships with private landowners.
Date: 5/11/2012
And What To Do About It
Date: 5/10/2012
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is set to return to Arkansas’s Lake Dardanelle for a second time on May 17 and 18.
Date: 5/10/2012
The Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by the National Guard will visit National Harbor, Md., May 17-20 for the fourth major of its 17th season.
Date: 5/9/2012
A Riverside County man was fined more than $20,000 and sentenced to a week in jail for poaching lobsters inside a marine protected area (MPA).
Date: 5/9/2012
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites the public to attend a meeting to discuss the management of California’s Pacific halibut fisheries.
Date: 5/8/2012
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering grants for projects to enhance California’s marine habitat. Coastal communities, non-profit groups and environmental agencies are encouraged to apply.
Date: 5/8/2012
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill a new vacancy on the FRGP Peer Review Committee (PRC).
Date: 5/7/2012
Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District began construction this week of a new concrete floodwall along Morrison Creek in south Sacramento. The
Date: 5/7/2012
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that collaboration between the agencies is again providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use throughout the State of California.
Date: 5/4/2012
Full field anticipates hot bite, large weights
Date: 5/4/2012
Private Landowners Play Pivotal Role in Long Term Conservation
Date: 5/4/2012
Funding includes $21.2 million for reclamation and re-use projects and studies, $11 million for 34 new water and energy efficiency grants
Date: 5/3/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership withtheSan Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority(SLDMWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), today celebrated the completion of the Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie Project (Intertie).
Date: 5/3/2012
Top weekend anglers competing for $130,000 and spot in Forrest Wood Cup
Date: 5/2/2012
New regulations have increased the 2012 California recreational and commercial limits for greenlings, effective today.
Date: 5/2/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation today released draft environmental documents for Reclamation District 2035 and Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency’s Joint Intake and Fish Screen Project on the Sacramento River near Woodland, California.
Date: 5/2/2012
Registration for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship has closed with record registration numbers.
Date: 5/2/2012
Pros could face ‘confused’ bass on fisheries
Date: 5/2/2012
Rejzer, Blevins will face off against qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
Date: 5/1/2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a series of public meetings next week, giving the public an opportunity to provide their comments on potential Isabella Dam fixes.
Date: 5/1/2012
22 Groups Vie For Low Cost Life Jackets Your Vote Counts
Date: 4/30/2012
Due to current hydrologic conditions in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada, the Bureau of Reclamation has announced an increase in the allocation for Friant Division, Central Valley Project agricultural, and municipal and industrial water service contractors.
Date: 4/30/2012
Using maps instead of lengthy written descriptions is more efficient, less expensive and clearer
Date: 4/30/2012
ASA members testify on impacts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area and Biscayne National Park fishing access closures
Date: 4/30/2012
Coming in to this event Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., had career winnings of $2.9 million dollars.
Date: 4/30/2012
142 Young Artists From 47 States Invited to Attend the State-Fish Art EXPO June 15th and 16th.
Date: 4/29/2012
Michels wins EverStart Series Western Division Strike King Angler of the Year title
Date: 4/29/2012
Michigan’s Pipkens Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
Date: 4/28/2012
Chevy pro Luke Clausen of Spokane, Wash. has 14 top-10 finishes on the FLW Tour, but a strong finish at Beaver Lake has always seemed to elude him.
Date: 4/27/2012
On Friday, April 27, 2012, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., the Bureau of Reclamation will increase releases from Folsom Dam into the lower American River.
Date: 4/27/2012
Trout Unlimited commends the Senate Agriculture Committee for voting to reauthorize the Farm Bill and help keep trout and salmon resource conservation efforts in place across the nation.
Date: 4/27/2012
A new rider inserted into the House Energy and water Appropriations Bill this week could have negative impacts on streams and wetlands.
Date: 4/27/2012
Motorsport Manufacturer icon Yamaha is sponsoring National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Date: 4/27/2012
For most anglers, keeping a fishing line in the water usually results with a catch (or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work I’m told).
Date: 4/27/2012
According to FIELD & STREAM Magazine, he walks with the outdoor gods.
Date: 4/27/2012
Michigan’s Pipkens Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 4/26/2012
The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on April 28, one hour before sunrise. In Inyo and Mono counties, all waters are open to fishing on this date.
Date: 4/25/2012
California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff will participate in the Green California Summit and Exposition scheduled April 26-27 in Sacramento.
Date: 4/25/2012
In many parts of the country, people are asking when did winter end and spring begin?
Date: 4/24/2012
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its 2012 10 “Waters to Watch” list.
Date: 4/23/2012
California State Parks announced today the implementation of fee-based parking at the Bridgeport Historic Area of South Yuba River State Park.
Date: 4/20/2012
On Tuesday, May 1, the recreational ocean salmon fishery will open in the area between Horse Mountain to the Oregon/California state line including Humboldt Bay.
Date: 4/20/2012
The Fish and Game Commission adopted ocean and inland salmon fishing regulations for 2012 at its April meetings.
Date: 4/20/2012
World Fishing Network asked anglers across North America on April 2, to tell them about their favorite place to fish.
Date: 4/19/2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host a series of public meetings next week on potential Isabella Dam fixes.
Date: 4/19/2012
California State Parks and the South Yuba River Park Association are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Barn.
Date: 4/19/2012
While conducting a warrant search for illegal marijuana Mendocino County law enforcement officials were surprised when they also found endangered wild steelhead and poached ducks.
Date: 4/19/2012
Marks the Official Start of San Francisco's 2012 Boating Season
Date: 4/19/2012
Key issues impacting industry and anglers are addressed in the Sportsmen's Heritage Act
Date: 4/19/2012
Students registered, or planning to register, for the upcoming BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship have just one weekend left to get out on the water for a look around.
Date: 4/18/2012
The EverStart Series is headed to Clear Lake, known to many anglers as a Golden State fish factory, April 26-28
Date: 4/18/2012
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Clear Lake April 28 for the season’s final stop in the Western Conference.
Date: 4/18/2012
The California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision (CFWSV) Executive Committee today unanimously adopted a strategic vision and accompanying recommendations for California’s fish and wildlife agencies.
Date: 4/18/2012
When Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) teams from all over the nation descend on Pickwick Lake in late May for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, grinding out a limit shouldn't be a problem.
Date: 4/18/2012
The Walmart FLW Tour on Beaver Lake presented by Straight Talk will visit Rogers, Ark., April 26-29 for the third major of its 17th season.
Date: 4/17/2012
The Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Trout Fest is expanding in 2012.
Date: 4/17/2012
Please join Bureau of Reclamation staff at New Melones Lake as they celebrate the fourth annual Customer Appreciation Day in support of the America’s Great Outdoors and Let’s Move Initiatives.
Date: 4/16/2012
Reclamation Announces Updated 2012 Water Supplies for California’s Central Valley Project.
Date: 4/16/2012
Don’t forget the camera to take shots of your catch to submit to the BoatUS Angler “Catch of the Month” photo contest.
Date: 4/16/2012
Patterson did the unthinkable by claiming the title of national champion.
Date: 4/16/2012
he team of Dalton Anderson and Dawson Lenz, both of Peachtree City, Ga., McIntosh High School, dominated the field Sunday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to take the top honors at the inaugural The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.
Date: 4/14/2012
California State Parks today announced it will be raising the price of four of its annual passes as of May 1, 2012. Day use and camping fees will remain at 2009 levels.
Date: 4/14/2012
Change seemed to be the name of the game Saturday at the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.
Date: 4/13/2012
California State Parks today announced it will be raising the price of four of its annual passes as of May 1, 2012. Day use and camping fees will remain at 2009 levels.
Date: 4/13/2012
Registration for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is set to close on Monday, April 30
Date: 4/12/2012
Secretaries Salazar, Vilsack and Bryson Commit to Carry Out the National Fish Habitat Action Plan
Date: 4/11/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a contract negotiation session with the Sacramento County Water Agency on contract terms and conditions of their existing assignment of Central Valley Project water (American River Division) from the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District.
Date: 4/11/2012
As the world solemnly marks the April 15th centennial of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, boaters and mariners alike can appreciate the vast improvements in maritime safety that were a result of the tragic sinking.
Date: 4/10/2012
FLW, in conjunction with The Bass Federation (TBF), has announced High School Fishing is headed to Lake Murray on April 15 for the High School Fishing National Championship.
Date: 4/10/2012
First Round of Input Completed Second Round Ready for Review
Date: 4/10/2012
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has released an initial study and proposed negative declaration for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP).
Date: 4/9/2012
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the U.S. Forest Service will dedicate $40.6 million for 27 exceptional land acquisition projects in 15 states that will help safeguard clean water.
Date: 4/6/2012
California State Parks is now accepting proposals for keeping three (3) state park units open through concession agreements.
Date: 4/6/2012
California State Parks is accepting proposals for five-year concession contracts to continue the operation and maintenance of campgrounds, facilities, parking and day use areas at 13 California State Parks scheduled for closure.
Date: 4/5/2012
When the University of Central Florida's fishing team of Miles "Sonar" Burghoff and Casey O'Donnell won the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Lake Lewisville, they had reached the pinnacle of college bass fishing.
Date: 4/5/2012
California State Parks announced today that it will hold a public meeting on April 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, at Rancho Cañada Golf Club (4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel) to solicit public input on the development of the Carmel Area State Parks General Plan.
Date: 4/5/2012
13 conservation groups sign letter in opposition to H.R. 1581/ S. 1087 and launch new website to educate public about the importance of roadless areas.
Date: 4/4/2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will resume levee work this week along South River Road in West Sacramento, after pausing last November for the state of California’s designated rainy season.
Date: 4/4/2012
Effective Friday, March 30th, Annadel State Park’s main park gate located on Channel Drive in Santa Rosa, will now be unlocked and open daily.
Date: 4/4/2012
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will begin planting rainbow trout at Sycamore Island Park for the first time this April.
Date: 4/4/2012
A new guide published by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) answers many questions.
Date: 4/4/2012
The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year (WY) 2012 San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) Interim Flows.
Date: 4/3/2012
Over one million anglers across North America expected to vote to earn their town a feature on WFN and part of the $50,000 in community donations. Cities, towns and fishing villages of all sizes look to follow Chapleau, ON, and Roscoe, NY, as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Towns for 2012.
Date: 4/2/2012
California’s popular red abalone sport fishery season will open April 1 in most waters north of San Francisco Bay.
Date: 4/2/2012
It’s no April Fool’s prank. Brent Long of Cornelius, N.C., weighed five bass worth 19 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday that gave him a four-day weight of 78 pounds, 13 ounces as well as his second championship trophy.
Date: 4/1/2012
Brent Long of Cornelius, N.C., has remained steady in his approach to fishing for three days against pros from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan as they fish for a top cash award of up to $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Table Rock Lake presented by Kellogg’s.
Date: 4/1/2012
The Sacramento State team of Thomas Kanemoto, Elk Grove, Calif., and Robert Matsuura, Sacramento, Calif. won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five bass weighing 26 pounds, 3 ounces.
Date: 4/1/2012
Gilbert Gagner of Highgate Springs, Vt., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the TBF National Championship event on Bull Shoals Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 35 pounds, 5 ounces.
Date: 4/1/2012
Brian Carpenter of Bethel Island, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 67 pounds, 6 ounces.
Date: 3/31/2012
The pressure mounted Friday at the Walmart FLW Tour Major on Table Rock Lake presented by Kellogg’s as a full field of pros from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
Date: 3/30/2012
Fishing license sales are on the rise nationwide, according to new data recently released by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Date: 3/30/2012
The U.S. Forest Service is offering its 193 million acres of forests and grasslands as a prescription for healthier kids through an initiative of the National Environmental Education Foundation that connects children to nature.
Date: 3/30/2012
Revenue from leases for offshore oil and gas development in federal waters helped states build or improve 198 parks across the country in 2011.
Date: 3/30/2012
A grand prize that includes a two-day guided fishing trip this summer in the famed fishing grounds around Venice, Louisiana.
Date: 3/30/2012
When Reagan Moore dropped a 7.84 lbs. bass onto the scales at the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash, there was an eerie sound at Lake Lavon.
Date: 3/30/2012
Professional bass anglers from all across the United States, Canada, Spain and Japan began their four-day battle for a top cash award of up to $125,000 on Thursday at Table Rock Lake.
Date: 3/29/2012
What do you want your parks to be in the future?
Date: 3/29/2012
Reports today that have indicated that most State parks slated to close this summer will stay open are not entirely accurate.
Date: 3/29/2012
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is recruiting applicants for its volunteer program in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Delta counties.
Date: 3/29/2012
Donny Davis and Wayne Elber combined their fishing talents Saturday on Texas’ Lake Ray Hubbard to catch a five bass limit weighing in at 24.20 pounds to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize in the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) New Beginning Center Charity Tournament.
Date: 3/29/2012
Ever since E10 gasoline (gas containing 10% ethanol) became widely available several years ago, the nation’s largest recreational boat owners group, BoatUS, has received hundreds of calls and emails complaining about boat engine problems.
Date: 3/28/2012
Bassmaster Elite Series pros have already made the first turn in the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, and Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., is in the lead.
Date: 3/28/2012
As the pros in the Bassmaster Elite Series left Lake Okeechobee last Sunday, amateur anglers in the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional were taking their place.
Date: 3/28/2012
While their classmates worry about spring formals and graduation ceremonies, University of Central Florida students Miles "Sonar" Burghoff and Casey O'Donnell will be in Arkansas, fishing for an opportunity to take their angling careers to the next level.
Date: 3/28/2012
Columbia/Lake Murray, S.C., is gearing up to host the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship April 13-15 on Lake Murray.
Date: 3/27/2012
When collegiate anglers rolled into Allen, TX and nearby Lake Lavon last week, the fishery was a virtual unknown to just about all of them.
Date: 3/27/2012
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the appointments of 23 individuals to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.
Date: 3/26/2012
California State Parks today announced that the Plumas-Eureka State Park Association has donated $70,000 to help cover operational costs
Date: 3/26/2012
Ohioans Dan Johnson and Larry Rhoads III rocketed from 77th place on Day One into the winner’s circle on Day Two at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Spring Valley season opener on the Illinois River.
Date: 3/23/2012
Leslie Anderson a veteran angler from St. Louis, Missouri coaxed a five bass limit weighing in at 13.72 pounds from Lake Ray Hubbard’s murky waters to take the day one lead of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lake Ray Hubbard tournament.
Date: 3/23/2012
Industry is concerned that the planning process will place more restrictions on recreational fishing
Date: 3/22/2012
Los Angeles Basin, Pecos River Basin, Republican River Basin, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Basins and Upper Washita Basin to receive funding
Date: 3/22/2012
As the city of Garland, Texas is rolling out the red carpet for the anglers of Lady Bass Anglers Association tour this week, there is one angler among this week’s competitors that is accustomed to having the red carpet rolled out for her.
Date: 3/22/2012
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to the California Delta March 31 for the third of four stops in the Western Conference.