EverStart Championship anglers line up for Alabama Rigs being sold personally by the rig's maker, Andy Poss, at a gas station in Buchanan, Tenn. (Photo by Rob Newell)
New technique is all the rage at EverStart Championship on Kentucky Lake
BUCHANAN, Tenn. – “They must be giving away iPhones over there,” said a local man pumping gas at Dodd’s Country Store and gas station on Highway 79 near Paris Landing State park on Wednesday afternoon.
“Either that or Miranda Lambert concert tickets,” he added with a chuckle.
Finally curiosity got the best of the jolly man pumping gas.
“What in the heck are they standing in line for over there anyway?” he asked openly.
Maryville, TN. - Fish Bait Radio host James Smith announced today that FBR and McKee Outdoors in Maryville, Tennessee has joined forces for the 2012 season.
McKee Outdoors has signed on with Fish Bait Radio as a full advertiser and sponsor of the Fish Bait Radio pro Anglers team
McKee Outdoors recently opened it's doors to become the newest hotspot for tackle in Tennessee, McKee carries Live Bait-Tackle-Fishing Supplies-Hunting Supplies-and does Special Orders Items also, Located at 5030 US Highway 411 South, Maryville, TN 37801 just down the road from Tellico Lake.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) after a recent sighting in East Bay near Panama City. The Sept. 19 catch marks the first time a giant tiger prawn was reported to the FWC in Florida's northern Gulf of Mexico waters. Reports have been common in Atlantic coastal waters, and three were reported off the coast of St. Augustine this summer. Biologists are also working to confirm reports of another sighting in Pensacola Bay.
Named for the black stripes on its shell, giant tiger prawn also are known as black tiger shrimp and Asian tigers.
Impacts, both negative and positive, are unclear at this time, but they could include competition for resources.
Native to Southeast Asia and Australia, the large (8 to 12 inches long) shrimp was first introduced into U.S. waters in 1988 after an accidental release of about 2,000 shrimp from an aquaculture facility in Bluffton, S.C. About 10 percent of those that were released were later recaptured, some as far south as Cape Canaveral.
Anglers who want to be a Marshal in a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series event can sign on as early as Oct. 10.
Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. EST will mark the start of priority registration at Bassmaster.com for B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and B.A.S.S. Life members.
Starting Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. EST, Marshal registration on Bassmaster.com will be available to all B.A.S.S. members.
MINNEAPOLIS - FLW Outdoors announced that registration for the 2012 Walmart FLW Tour began Tuesday for qualified anglers. Pros will be fishing for a top award of up to $125,000 in each qualifying tournament and co-anglers will be fishing for up to $25,000.
For a complete 2012 payout table, visit FLWOutdoors.com
Pros must pay a season deposit of $6,000 by Nov. 2, 2011 in order to secure priority position in the FLW Tour Majors. Entry into individual FLW Tour Opens is permitted but requires a $1,000 deposit for each tournament entered. Priority pro entry is available to the top 100 pros and the top 10 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Majors, the top 50 pros and top 10 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Opens, the top 10 pros from each division of the 2011 EverStart Series and the boater champion from the 2011 BFL All-American.
(left) Nicolas Gendron (right) Jason Gramada 2011 Berkley B1 Champs
Maryville, TN. -- The third annual Berkley B1 Bass Open took place on Lake St-Francis in southwestern Quebec with a complete field of 150 teams. The team of Jason Gramada
and Nicolas Gendron
won the event with 48.02 pounds of smallmouth bass. Anchoring the winning teams winning weight was a 6.53-pounder, which also claimed the Lunker award.
"The B1 experience is the ultimate platform where all anglers, young and old, experienced or newcomer can truly come together to celebrate this great sport." said Gendron. "We are humbled by the grandeur, respect and support from all our peers."
To win the tournament, the duo targeted less obvious sand flats. These sand flats held big smallmouth, and became a key rotation in areas fished by the winners. The primary bait used was a wacky-rigged Berkley HeavyWeight Sinkworm.
NASHVILLE --- Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a special hunt for the opening day of the Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced. A total of 42 young hunters will be selected to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County and another in Trousdale County near the Smith County line.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now offering a new way to anonymously report outdoor related violations to Enforcement Division agents.
LDWF’s tip411 program is a part of their Operation Game Thief program, which may offer a cash reward for information leading to arrests or convictions.
To use the tip411 program, citizens can text LADWF and their tip to 847411 or download the “LADWF Tips” iPhone app from the Apple iTunes store free of charge. CitizenObserver, the tip411 provider, uses technology that removes all identifying information before LDWF receives the text so that LDWF cannot identify the sender.
Mustad, has added two new versions of the wildly successful UltraPoint KVD Elite Triple Grip Treble to meet angler needs for a broader range of applications.
The design of these new replacement treble hooks was created by VanDam, the world’s No. 1 ranked angler and Mustad pro-staffer.
“The trebles have made all the difference in my ability to win back-to-back (Bassmaster) Classics and Angler of the Year titles,” said Kevin. “In the last year alone, I’ve won more than a million dollars using these hooks.”