By Deb Johnson
photo Curtsy of (Seigo Saito)
Steve Kennedy grew up fishing West Point Lake, site of the next Elite event, the Pride of Georgia.
A lot of what Steve Kennedy knows about bass fishing he learned on West Point Lake from his father. So good at catching bass, Van Kennedy qualified for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic through what is now the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
Knowing that history, most people would rush to add Steve Kennedy to their B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing team for the May 5-8 Bassmaster Elite Series event, the Pride of Georgia out of LaGrange, Ga. But even Kennedy (son or father) might advise not jumping to conclusions: Steve last competed in a major West Point tournament in 2005.
STOCKTON, Calif. — The EverStart Series is headed to the California Delta May 5-7 for the third of four stops in the Western Division. The tournament will feature as many as 300 pros and co-anglers competing for top awards of up to $35,000 plus a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard for the pro and a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus $5,000 for the co-angler.
MINNEAPOLIS — FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that the Walmart FLW Tour event on Table Rock Lake, originally slated for May 5-8, has been rescheduled to take place July 21-24 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. The tournament will now wrap up the six-event Major season that determines the coveted Angler of the Year award....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 29, 2011
Mutual Aid Teams deployed in weather damaged areas
Clanton –The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is coordinating teams being deployed
during response to the devastation caused by the severe weather and tornadoes on April 27. The AEMA
Mutual Aid Branch coordinates the efforts of 50 teams that form the core of the Alabama Mutual Aid
System. The teams belong to local governments and have agreed to assist outside their home area
during time of crisis.......
Mother Nature Speaks again and forces anglers off the water!!
MINNEAPOLIS (April 27, 2011) — FLW Outdoors announced Wednesday that the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour event on Table Rock Lake has been canceled due to historic flooding in southwest Missouri. The tournament was originally slated for May 5-8. In regards to rescheduling the event, FLW Outdoors officials are exploring various options. Further details will be announced as they become available.
The water level at the Table Rock Dam is currently sitting at 935.4 feet, having surpassed the previous record high of 933 feet. Within the past four days, the lake has risen nearly 20 feet. Full pool is 915 feet....
Photo By : Chris Bowes Bassmaster.com
Continued heavy rainfall in the Table Rock Lake region has forced the postponement of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open until this fall. The event most likely will be rescheduled for this October.
Capt. Gary Haupt with the Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that all events on Table Rock Lake have been canceled through Sunday, May 1. The Marine Patrol cited public safety and property damage concerns as the main reasons for revoking the permits that are needed to hold tournaments on the lake.
"There's an advisory out for boaters on Table Rock and Lake Taneycomo this weekend because of the historic water levels we're experiencing, and in turn, the historic water releases," Haupt said. "There's a greater possibility of both property and personal damage with conditions like this. Our decision to revoke the permit wasn't a selective thing, we've canceled all events on the lake this weekend."
Fish Bait Radio would like to welcome McCoy Fishing Line to the show as one of their newest sponsors. Made in America for 75 Years! McCoy's commitment to quality and performance is unmatched. A successful tradition and the latest manufacturing technology ensures the McCoy angler a consistent product throughout their range of premium line. Fish Bait Radio is growing strong and proud to add the McCoy brand name to the show. FBR is a broadcast world wide and has pick up some great sponsor in the recent weeks. FBR has also signed a great line of anglers the are doing regular radio shows after their tournaments. The show has recently added Jim Campbell and Bo Cross from the FLW line up and just this past week signed Bassmaster Elite Pro Nate Wellman to the line up who will be starting his own show soon at Fish Bait Radio called Jigs-N-Pigs......
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There is a new show coming to the line up at Fish Bait Radio. FBR covers a lot of topics on bass fishing,products and a lot more. They already have some great monthly shows and just added a full time show called the Pros Corner that covers the FLW tournament world from pre fishing, tournament day and on the water information from two flw anglers that fish the tournaments, Jim Campbell and Bo Cross both from Tennessee and full time Fish Bait Media staff members host this show along with James Smith after every flw majors event........
Attention Bass Fishermen
Open bass tourney April 30th on Guntersville lake at Goose pond marina.
There will be a 70% payback in this tourney.This tournament is to raise money for childrens hospitals.Kids fishing for a cure is a branch of kids hunting for a cure. www.khfac.org
. Kids Fishing for a Cure is a branch of khfac non profit 501c3
If anyone wants to sign up for the 1st Annual Kids Fishing For A Cure Bass Tournament please contact Eric Wilson 256-599-7900
or Jeffery Paschal 256-609-2837
The great folks from the North Alabama Kids Fishing for a Cure Chapter will be down at Goosepond on the 29th doing entry's from 6:00 to 9:00 pm..
April 30th sign-ups starting at 4:00 am.
They will start releasing boats at safe daylight and the weigh-in is at 3:00 pm.
There will also be a Kids Tournament from 8:00 am. 12:00 noon from the bank that will take place during the on the water tournament. This is going to be a great day for everyone, If you can take part in on land fishing with the kids as a volunteer or if you would like to fish the tournament and win some cash, Contact them today for more details. Fish Bait Media