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B.A.S.S. Reschedules First Central Open Because Of Heavy Rains, Flooding

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The official word from B.A.S.S.:

 

Because of heavy rains, major flooding and unsafe navigational waters in the Atchafalaya Basin, B.A.S.S. — working with local officials — has elected to reschedule the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open to fall 2016.
 

Kapiton captures first Gator BFL of year on Okeechobee

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George Kapiton, photo courtesy of FLW Outdoors

 

George Kapiton of Inverness, FL won the first Walmart Bass Fishing League tournament of 2016 in grand style today! He put an even 31 pounds of Okeechobee bass on the scale for 2-pound, 1-ounce edge over runner-up Mike Surman of Boca Raton.

His top prize payout, coupled with contigency bonuses from Ranger and Mercury, totaled $6,000.

It took 13 pounds, 5 ounces to get a check in the 230-boat field. Kyle Monti claimed that last paying spot - 69th.

Matt Surman placed 178th with a limit that weighed just 7-15 but it earned him the Evinrude bonus of $300.

FLW lands Lew's

 

 

COSTA DEL MAR SIGNS ON AS TITLE SPONSOR OF FLW SERIES

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have reached a sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar, a leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses. Effective immediately, Costa will assume title sponsorship of the FLW Series, which recently published increased paybacks at the no-entry fee championship and an impressive schedule of lakes for 2016. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

FLW BASS FISHING LEAGUE (BFL) KICKS OFF SEASON AT LAKE OKEECHOBEE

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WHAT: The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will begin Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Gator division opens the season on Lake Okeechobee. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

PRO FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 WALMART FLW TOUR SEASON

FLW announced today the complete professional angler roster of 171 for the upcoming 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, the 21st season of the FLW Tour. The 2016 FLW Tour will feature six regular-season tournaments, along with the addition of two fall Invitational tournaments, with competition kicking off Feb. 4-7 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.

Berhorst is Lew's Speed Fishing AOY; The incentive program returns for 2016

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Dec. 21, 2015) - Lew's announces that Missouri's Dennis Berhorst is the first to win the company's new Speed Fishing Angler of the Year title, and also that it will be offering the awards incentive program again for 2016.

FLW RE-SIGNS BRP TO MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

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Evinrude to Launch Lucrative Contingency Program for BFL Anglers


MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 15, 2015) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that BRP’s Evinrude brand has re-signed a multi-year agreement to remain an official outboard engine sponsor, marking their 15th consecutive year as a sponsor of FLW. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Eaton, Risner win Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Guntersville

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Tim Eaton (left) and Chris Risner of Michigan weighed 24 pounds, 13 ounces on Day 2 of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Lake Guntersville to claim the victory with a two-day total of 48 pounds, 7 ounces.

Photo by Ronnie Moore/B.A.S.S.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Everything went right for Chris Risner and Timothy Eaton during Friday’s second round of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Lake Guntersville.

Even some things they never could have imagined.

No, the OTHER Martens wins Bassmaster Classic berth on Guntersville

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Thomas Martens of Lago Vista, Texas, caught a total of 28 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Team Championship Classic fish-off on Lake Guntersville. Martens earns a spot in the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees out of Tulsa, Okla., March 4-6.

Photo by Ronnie Moore/B.A.S.S.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Things didn’t go exactly as Thomas Martens had hoped during Saturday’s six-man Bassmaster Classic fish-off on Lake Guntersville.

The current he had relied on all week disappeared, and that may have caused him to lose a couple of good fish Saturday morning. He also had to share his best spot with the crowd of recreational fishermen who always flock to Guntersville on the weekends.

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