Brooklyn Center, MN – The U.S. Forest Service presented the 2016 “Rise to the Future” award to Karen R. Hollingsworth, State-Fish Art Manager, during the official Awards Ceremony on the Whitten Patio at the U.S. Department of Aquiculture. Also accepting the honor was Douglas Grann, President & CEO of Wildlife Forever. Thomas Tidwell, Chief, and Deputy Chief, Leslie Weldon, recognized Hollingsworth’s leadership and management of the State-Fish Art program. She has transformed the annual competition by expanding student entries worldwide,…

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  STURTEVANT, Wis., May 17, 2016 – BRP (TSX:DOO) announced today that its Evinrude brand has donated outboard engines to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences for use on two research vessels. The engines were provided as part of Evinrude’s continuing support of local education and preservation of the marine environment. “We are very grateful to the team at Evinrude for their support of our research programs,” said J. Val Klump, associate dean of research and senior director…

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Ohio’s state-record yellow perch landed on St. Croix Triumph ultra-light  Park falls, Wisconsin (May 17, 2016) – Sit back, relax and pop the top of a cold one while you read this. Go ahead, we’ll wait… Ready? Now can you identify with the laidback method it sometimes takes to catch a state-record fish… And that’s exactly the technique David Berg was employing April 18, 2016, while casting from shore with one of his many St. Croix rods. His catch near…

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Confidence, Past History Led Tharp to First Elite Title EARLIER SUCCESS ON OTHER OZARK LAKES GAVE YAMAHA PRO LURE CHOICE, LOCATION Whenever you’re fishing a lake you’ve never been on before, look for cover or structure that lets you fish your favorite lure and technique and gives you confidence. That’s the advice of Yamaha Pro Randall Tharp, who followed it without hesitation in winning his first Bassmaster® Elite tournament on not one but two lakes he’d never fished before “The…

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        Ranger Boats Congratulates Steve Clapper on Induction into Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame recently selected longtime Ranger Pro Steve Clapper for enshrinement into the hall. Clapper is a legend among big-water anglers and his influence on bass anglers in the North still resonates today. The awards committee selected Clapper for his lasting impact and contributions to the sport of freshwater fishing.

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