All the information needed to efficiently and effectively fish for walleyes using modern-day trolling systems is now available in the book "Walleye Trolling: Tackle, Techniques and Systems Used by North America's Best Walleye Tournament Pros and Guides," by Curtis Niedermier and Capt. Ross Robertson.
The CEO of Bass Boat Technologies, Van Foster Jr., announced today that FLW Tour pros Randall Tharp and Mark Rose have agreed to a pro staff sponsorship deal for 2013.
Mesa, Ariz. - FLW Tour pro Justin Lucas has joined the Rigid Industries Torture Team. Lucas who is in his fourth season as an FLW Tour pro has won over $435,000 with FLW.
Jig manufacturer All-Terrain Tackle recently announced the re-signing of FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena for the 2013 tournament season. Avena is in the midst of his sophomore season on the FLW Tour after qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup as a rookie. At the season-opening event on Lake Okeechobee, the Vineland, N.J., native took eighth place.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Premium rod maker Denali Rods has announced the signing of FLW Tour angler Greg Bohannan of Rogers, Ark., to their National Pro Staff. An Ozarks-region expert, Bohannan has amassed over $450,000 in career winnings over his six year professional career.
TULSA, Okla. - For their major impacts on the world of bass fishing, three sportsmen will be inducted into the 11th annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, Friday, Feb. 22, during the 2013 Bassmaster Classic tournament in Tulsa.
Agoura Hills, Calif. - California based bass rod manufacturer iRod has added FLW Tour angler Micah Frazier to their national pro staff. Micah Frazier joins national pro staff anglers Fred Roumbanis and Marty Stone along with select regional standouts.
BENTON, Ark. - FLW Tour professional Stetson Blaylock has joined the Kinami pro Team for the 2013 season. Blaylock will be using Kinami and Yamamoto baits while he attempts to qualify for his fourth Forrest Wood Cup in five seasons.
CERRITOS, Calif. - FLW Tour Champion Drew Benton from Panama City, Fla., has joined the Phenix Rods Elite Pro Staff and fished the company’s new M1 series of rods while recently winning the 2013 FLW Tour opener on Lake Okeechobee. Benton began his relationship with Phenix Rods in January of 2013 and both parties are excited about the opportunities to work together.
CHICAGO, IL. - Bridgford Foods Corporation is proud to announce a long-term partnership with professional bass angler Randy Blaukat. Bridgford Foods will be Blaukat’s title sponsor in which he will run a Bridgford Foods wrapped truck and boat starting in the 2013 season.
Whether you fish as a pro or co-angler in a tournament, finding that one key kicker bite can really help make your day on the water. In the case of co-angler Creighton Johnson, he found a fish of a lifetime in the Feb. 9 BFL Choo Choo Division event on Lake Guntersville.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Fishing tackle innovator Tightlines UV has added FLW Tour pro Justin Lucas to the 2013 pro-staff. Lucas will be running a Tightlines UV wrap for his demanding 17-tournament season including events on the FLW Tour, BASS Opens and PAA Tour.
Frabill and Plano—companies renowned for putting innovative fishing gear into the hands of anglers for decades—officially announce the signing of bass tournament prodigy Jacob Wheeler.
Picasso Lures has announced the re-signing of first-year FLW Tour pro Casey Martin of New Market, Ala.
PLANO, Ill. - A custom fit? You bet... Think of it as a pair of shoes crafted by a tenured cobbler. When Plano acquired Frabill in 2012 it was a perfect pairing. So it was only a matter of time before cream-of-the-crop professional anglers associated with Plano-the leader in tackle storage solutions-were meshed with Frabill-the industry's most respected name in landing nets and raingear.
IRVINE, Calif. - For Immediate Release - January 2013 - Noted bass angler Cody Meyer from Grass Valley, Calif. is now on board with Shimano's expanding pro staff, casting Jackall baits on Shimano rods matched with PowerPro-filled Shimano reels, announces Bob Mahoney, marketing manager for Shimano. Meyers begins his new affiliation with the Shimano brand at the upcoming FLW Tour stop at Lake Okeechobee starting February 7.
DENVER, Colo. – Team TroKar is getting more national exposure than ever with a new wrapped boat and truck on the FLW Tour. Scott Martin, a TroKar Pro since 2010, will be hitting the road and the water this year sporting a new Title sponsor with Lazer TroKar hooks.
New site designed specifically to deliver information aluminum-boat buyers want most
FLIPPIN, Ark. - Ranger Boats announces the launch of RangerAluminum.com, a website devoted solely to the legendary brand's all-new lineup of aluminum boats. The new site will initially cover the Tournament Series with subsequent pages added in the coming weeks focused on the Apache Series. These new designs can be accessed directly at www.rangeraluminum.com, or through links on Ranger's primary homepage, RangerBoats.com.
NEWNAN, Ga. - FLW Tour Pro Micah Frazier has signed with Buckeye Lures for 2013. The two year pro, Frazier who has won over $180,000 with FLW. Frazier is coming off of a solid 2012 campaign where he cashed checks in six of the seven Tour events, including a second place finish at Lake Hartwell.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Dan Sura has been inducted into the prestigious National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator for his significant and lasting contributions to freshwater angling. Truly one of the pioneers and trailblazers of the modern angling revolution, Dan's background in the fishing industry has spanned over 40 years in which he has distinguished himself as an energetic communicator and hard-working angling ambassador.
LADSON, SC – Continuing to ride the wave of media interest, tournament success, and the ensuing groundswell of consumer demand that its product lineup has created, Z-Man Fishing Products is excited to announce that it will be staging an aggressive, 29-stop event campaign throughout 2013. Developed to bolster sales and relationships with key retail partners while, at the same time, further activate the company’s affiliations with FLW and B.A.S.S, the face-to-face marketing program will round out Z-Man’s robust media mix and enhance its ability to excite, educate, and motivate avid anglers to purchase and use its unique and highly successful products.
Mark Rose recently announced the signing of two new sponsors – Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce and Lew’s. For Country Bob’s, the agreement marks the company’s initial foray into professional fishing.
REDLANDS, Calif. - FLW Tour pro Brent Ehrler has signed with The Rod Glove to promote their line of rod protection sleeves. Ehrler, the 2006 Forrest Wood Cup champion and perennial power on the FLW Tour, has won over $1.9 million dollars with FLW. Ehrler was also the winner of the 2012 Lake Hartwell FLW Tour event and the 2012 MLF Lake Amistad event.
MINNETONKA, Minn. - Throughout his career, Dave Lefebre has secured numerous top ten and first place tournament wins, and without question, is a seasoned pro angler to watch out for when he hits the water.
Eco Pro Tungsten has announced a new sponsorship deal with FLW Tour pro Justin Lucas. Lucas, a five-time winner with FLW, is one of the brightest young stars in professional bass fishing. He will be the first FLW Tour pro on the Eco Pro Tungsten pro-staff.