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  • Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements

    DATE:April 24th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Share Alexandria, VA – April 24, 2017 – Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at Shenandoah National Park April 24 to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters. The meeting was hosted by...
  • New “Modern Fish Act” is a Game Changer

    DATE:April 24th, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Advocacy Alerts
      New "Modern Fish Act" is a Game Changer Earlier this month, a tremendous bill was introduced in the US House that, if passed, could fix many of the issues facing America's anglers.  The bipartisan bill is known as the "Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017." It would put an end to many of the hardships caused by the current one-size-fits-all system of fisheries management by implementing new management practices that were actually designed to manage recreational...
  • National Walleye Tour ventures into unknown territory

    DATE:April 24th, 2017
    National Walleye Tour ventures into unknown territory by Brett Carlson GARRISON, N.D. - After opening the 2017 season with a traditional stop at Lake Erie, the Cabela's National Walleye Tour is set to embark on new territory at an intriguing time. Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made reservoir in the United States, is set to host the world's best walleye anglers May 11-12, right after the fish complete their annual spawn. While Sakakawea boasts a healthy population of walleyes, few anglers...
  • DATE:April 24th, 2017
        The Artificial Walleye Angler More walleye anglers turning to artificials…but don’t think live bait is dead Minneapolis, MN (April 11, 2017) – Target Walleye recently surveyed readers about their favorite walleye-fishing tactics. The most interesting statistic is the amount of walleye fishing now done with artificial lures. Anglers from every corner of the walleye world were surveyed about how often they fished various tactics. Three-fourths of Target Walleye...
  • Last Call for Raymarine Super Gear Up® Sales Event 2017

    DATE:April 21st, 2017
        Last Call for Raymarine Super Gear Up® Sales Event 2017 Outfit your boat with Raymarine/FLIR electronics and save big before April 28, 2017!  WILSONVILLE, OR (April 20, 2017) - Besides warmer weather and great spring fishing, here’s more good news for boaters and anglers! Raymarine is extending its Super Gear Up Sales Event 2017 through April 28, 2017! Outfit your boat with a complete Raymarine system and enjoy big rebate savings! Even...
  • Walleye stamps support better fishing across Minnesota

    DATE:April 21st, 2017
    CATEGORIES: Industry News
    Anglers can support walleye stocking by purchasing $5 walleye stamps that help the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provide more places to fish for walleye. “You can buy a walleye stamp any time of the year, even if you already have a fishing license,” said Neil Vanderbosch, DNR fisheries program consultant. “All the funds from walleye stamps go toward the cost of purchasing walleye from private fish farms for stocking into lakes.” The overall walleye stocking effort ramps...
  • Ten days left to save $30 on Platinum and HotMaps Platinum!

    DATE:April 20th, 2017
      Boat safer and fish smarter by taking advantage of all the added viewing options provided with Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum charts. In addition to having the most accurate navigational data, an exclusive 1 ft HD bathymetry map, and unique local content found on Navionics+, you can also utilize these Platinum features and head out with confidence: 3D View – Exaggerate the map to highlight subtle depth changes, adjust pitch, and pan, rotate or zoom in for the best situational...
  • Phantom Lures Appoints JRC Sales

    DATE:April 20th, 2017
    Phantom Lures Appoints JRC Sales Ramsey, MN (April 20, 2017) – Phantom Lures has recently named Jack Rosenswie Company (JRC) as the company’s professional sales representative group for the Northeast region of the U.S. For Phantom, this announcement is a great step in the continued growth of the company. “We look forward to seeing the Phantom brand expand throughout the country with the help of JRC.” stated Phantom Lures Co-Owner, Roger Neilson, Jr. “Being able to introduce our baits...
  • Inside The WildSide – By Chip Leer Don’t Get Stuck Without Sticks

    DATE:April 19th, 2017
    Inside The WildSide - By Chip Leer Don't Get Stuck Without Sticks   Jigs are popular springtime walleye lures, but don’t overlook versatile, slim-profile stickbaits in your quest for early season success. Also commonly called minnowbaits or jerkbaits, these baitfish-imitating hardbaits are deadly weapons when schools of spring-run walleyes flood into tributaries and bottlenecks between lakes. So many fish gathered in a small area creates opportunities...
  • Yamaha Marine Group announces personnel moves

    DATE:April 19th, 2017
    Yamaha Marine Group announces personnel moves Yamaha Marine Group announced several employee promotions and organizational changes in the marine marketing division, including the promotion of Martin Peters to senior manager of marine communications and government relations. “One of our top priorities at Yamaha is to continue to strengthen our brand, and I believe these structural changes will help us in that regard,” Yamaha Marine Group president Ben Speciale said in a statement. “I am...
  • EVINRUDE ANNOUNCES RUN FEARLESS SALES EVENT WITH EIGHT YEAR COVERAGE ON EVINRUDE E-TEC ENGINES

    DATE:April 18th, 2017
    EVINRUDE ANNOUNCES RUN FEARLESS SALES EVENT WITH EIGHT YEAR COVERAGE ON EVINRUDE E-TEC ENGINES STURTEVANT, Wis., April 18, 2017 – BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today an industry-leading, eight year, factory-backed extended service coverage on all Evinrude E-TEC and Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. This exciting new, unparalleled offer runs from April 17, 2017 through June 30, 2017. “Evinrude engines are not only the most thrilling ride on the water, but our engineering team has...
  • Defibaugh, Mochan Win Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Event on Lake Erie

    DATE:April 18th, 2017
    Defibaugh, Mochan Win Cabela's National Walleye Tour Event on Lake Erie Pro-angler donates cash winnings to local Make-A-Wish chapter  NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (April 18, 2017) - Pro-angler Mike Defibaugh, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, brought in a two-day total of 64.65 pounds of walleye to win the pro-angler category of the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) season-opening event at Huron, Ohio, on April 13. The angler won $15,000 and a new fully rigged Ranger 1880 with an Evinrude outboard...
  • Go Beyond The Bay

    DATE:April 18th, 2017
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  • Classic Bass Champions Tour Announces Site Sponsor, Quarterdeck Resort for Gull Lake Event

    DATE:April 17th, 2017
      Classic Bass Champions Tour Announces Site Sponsor, Quarterdeck Resort for Gull Lake Event Quarterdeck Resort Opens Its Doors to Champions Tour Anglers Zimmerman, MN – Classic Bass (ClassicBass.com), a leader in providing bass tournament anglers informative current information, and presenter of the Champions Tour, has announced that Quarterdeck Resort, located in Nisswa, MN, will be the host for the Champions Tour event taking place on Gull Lake August 5th. The Classic Bass Champions...
  • How to find a title sponsor

    DATE:April 17th, 2017
    How to Land the Biggest Fish of Them All: A Title Sponsor Looking at all the wrapped boats at a tournament one starts to wonder how to get a sponsor of their own. Sure, you can start by looking in your tackle box and start blindly contacting the manufacturers of your favorite products. But, this will only get you so far.  It’s time to think outside the boat. When it comes to marketing Steve Kuchenberg knows a thing or two.  As an associate director of global strategic marketing for a life...
  • 5 Hotspots For Spring Trout

    DATE:April 17th, 2017
      5 Hotspots For Spring Trout With cool water temperatures giving them free reign to roam, lakers, rainbows and brown trout could be virtually anywhere in the lake during the springtime. More often than not, however, a few key areas hold the majority of the fish. Check out these five surefire hotspots from veteran trout guide Bernie Keefe to make this your best spring yet. Main-Lake Points Points attract forage and baitfish,...
  • Ranger Pro Scott Martin Wins FLW Tour Event

    DATE:April 14th, 2017
    Ranger Pro Scott Martin Wins FLW Tour Event on Lake Cumberland Ranger Boats Pro Scott Martin brought in a total of 60 pounds, 1 ounce to win the FLW Tour event on Lake Cumberland on April 9. The angler set a new FLW record with his eighth FLW Tour win. Martin took home the $100,000 first-place prize along with $25,000 in Ranger Cup bonus money. MORE >>...
  • ST. CROIX ROD: “Twice” is a Charm

    DATE:April 14th, 2017
      "Twice" is a Charm McKendree University Gets a Second Chance; fish bit twice, seals the win Park Falls, WI (April 14, 2017) – In terms of competitive bass fishing, you can’t force a win; when it’s meant to happen, it will. Such was the case for the accomplished college bass team at McKendree University. Through a competitive career spanning four years, numerous members of the Bearcat crew had scored high finishes at major college events. Yet none had pulled off a Bassmaster...
  • Ranger Pro Allen Boyd Wins

    DATE:April 14th, 2017
    Ranger Pro Allen Boyd Wins TBF 2017 National Championship Ranger Boats Pro Allen Boyd beat a field of 253 anglers to win The Bass Federation 2017 National Championship at Table Rock Lake on April 7. The angler fought through a tough bite for five days to win the "Living the Dream" package. The angler also participated in the Ranger Cup program and took home a brand new Ranger Z518. MORE >>...
  • Defibaugh defies stubborn Erie

    DATE:April 14th, 2017
    Defibaugh defies stubborn Erie by Brett Carlson HURON, Ohio - After Mother Nature's relentless winds churned Lake Erie into chocolate milk, everyone knew the 2017 Cabela's National Walleye Tour season opener would be a grind. Instead of sorting through 7- and 8-pounders, most anglers struggled just to put a five-fish limit in the boat, proof that water clarity is essential, even on the most prolific fisheries. A handful of anglers located fishable water, including Ohio pro...