Mud Hole Custom Tackle buys Merrick Tackle Center

          Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of fishing rod building and tackle crafting products, has completed its acquisition of Catskills-based Merrick Tackle Center of Shandaken, N.Y., a 54-year-old global tackle distributor and fishing components supplier. Terms of the private sale were not announced. Thomas McNamara, President of […]

Hank Cherry Wraps Up Bassmaster All-Star Win After ‘Perfect Day’

There’s not a suggestion of rookie green clinging to Hank Cherry now. A first-year Bassmaster Elite Series pro when the season began in March, Cherry of Maiden, N.C., has his first Elite Series win in the bag. In Sunday’s final-day, four-angler shootout in the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship, Cherry won the $50,000 first prize by […]

Fantasy Win Upgrades New Hampshire Angler From Canoe To Bass Boat

Jason Hill has never owned a bass boat, but he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his favorite hobby of bass fishing. Instead, he strapped his canoe to the top of whatever vehicle he owned at the time — from an old sedan to an SUV — and fished the ponds and smaller bodies […]

Expansion of Hunting, Angling on National Wildlife Refuges Is Welcome News to Sportsmen

A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand hunting and angling throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System will offer American sportsmen new opportunities to access valuable fish and wildlife habitat during a time of declining public access, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced today.   Under the proposal, which Director of the […]

What You Need to Know About Ethanol and Boat Insurance Before You Put the Boat Away

Are you putting your boat away for winter soon? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with E-10 gas and review their insurance policy before they put their boat to bed for a long winter’s nap. Otherwise, they may be in for trouble next spring […]

Powdr Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

      Powdr announced today that it has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The award recognizes EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through purchases of green power from a utility green-pricing program, a competitive green marketer, or a renewable energy certificate (REC) supplier. Powdr […]

Fishing Swap Meet – Sat Sept 28th

Come check out the swap meet sponsored by Walton’s Pond in San Leandro.  Proceeds help Arroyo High School athletics programs. Bring your fishing gear or buy some new stuff @ Arroyo High School 15701 Lorenzo Ave San Lorenzo, CA 9 AM to 2 PM free admission , 10 x 10 areas available for $20 Call […]

Chris Jones Solves Arkansas River At Central Open

Chris Jones got off to an ominous start this morning when his motor conked out and he had to be towed by Boat US. When Jones got back to business at about 9:15 a.m., he relied on his knowledge of the Arkansas River to catch a 13-pound, 10-ounce limit and clinch the Bass Pro Shops […]

Mueller Wins Eastern Divisional By Pursuing Largemouth

Paul Mueller really didn’t want to fish for largemouth on Maine’s Sebago Lake. It’s not his strength. He’s much better at targeting smallmouth. But largemouth paid off for Mueller all week, and his 13-1 sack on Day 3 of the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional was more than enough for him to earn the victory with […]


Navico Holding AS, parent company to leading marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad and B&G, announced today that its Navico System Builder, available for Lowrance and Simrad Yachting, has won the 2013 International Boatbuilder’s Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award in the Boatyard and Dealer Hardware and Software category. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association […]

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