Co-angler stick Johnson signs two

Fishing in the very first FLW Tour event of his career, co-angler Jason Johnson of Gainesville, Ga., made the most of it – parlaying a 16-pound, 2-ounce catch into a first-place finish.

Jason Johnson of Gainesville, Ga., has been dominant from the back of the boat throughout his two years of fishing the Walmart FLW Tour. For 2014, Johnson has added both Luxaire Heating and Cooling and John Megel Chevrolet to his sponsor portfolio. He boasts three top-10 finishes in his short career, two of which came last year on Beaver Lake (fourth) and Lake Eufaula (second), while the third came in his rookie season on Lake Champlain (10th). Johnson has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup twice and took home a 14th-place finish on his home lake of Lanier back in 2012. Most impressively, Johnson finished 11th in the points race in his rooke season and fourth last year. When not on the water, Johnson can be found working as the vice president of Dawson Heat n' Air. "I've worked hard for over 15 years keeping people comfortable indoors doing HVAC," said Johnson. "Luxaire is my choice when it comes to my customers heating and cooling equipment whether it be replacing existing or from total new construction. A big thing for me is It's made and assembled in the United States, it is competitively priced, comes with a 10-year parts warranty and since 2001 they have been a supporting partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation with over $2.6 million dollars raised and donated." John Megel Chevrolet is located in Dawsonville, Ga. It is family owned and operated by a hunting and fishing father and son. They support countless local fishing tournaments as well as their annual GON magazine "Truck Buck" giveaway at the end of Georgia's hunting season where one lucky hunter receives a new Chevy Truck. "It feels awesome representing brands and companies I have been dealing with personally for years and believe in 100 percent." Johnson will also continue to receive support in 2014 from Gambler Lures, Hammonds Fishing Center, Typhoon Optics, Dawson Heat n' Air, Davis Baits and Ranger Boats. Fans can follow Johnson on Twitter (@lanierbass) or on Facebook (Jason Johnson Fishing). Find out more about these two companies at www.luxaire.com and www.megelchevy.com.

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/news/2015-03-13-a-toho-trifecta-for-the-typhoon-team

A Toho Trifecta for the Typhoon Team

When the scales closed on the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour season opener on Lake Toho, a trio of Typhoon pro anglers occupied the top three spots. Typhoon pros JT Kenney, Scott Canterbury and Wesley Strader topped the field with over 74-pounds of bass apiece. Each angler relied heavily on his polarized Typhoon sunglasses in what was an event where sight fishing was paramount. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-12-flw-to-host-international-events

FLW to Host International Events

Named after the founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW introduced its Fishing League Worldwide tagline last year to better reflect its status as the world’s largest tournament fishing organization. Today FLW expanded its presence on the world stage yet again with the introduction of a sanctioning program allowing international partners to license the iconic brand and run FLW tournaments abroad. Each partner country will run a series of FLW tournaments that advance anglers, who are citizens of the host country, to a new international division at the Rayovac FLW Series Championship beginning in 2016. The highest finisher among countries represented in the international division will then advance to the Forrest Wood Cup, making it the sport’s only true world championship. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-11-gene-larew-lures-joins-with-flw

Gene Larew Lures Joins with FLW

Gene Larew Lures, a Tulsa-based manufacturer of a full line of soft plastics, has signed on as an FLW sponsor for 2015. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We are pleased that Gene Larew is working with FLW,” says Patterson Leeth, vice president of marketing at FLW. “The company’s soft plastics are known for their consistency and high quality, and Gene Larew’s affiliation will benefit our anglers, members and fans.” This merger brings together one of the oldest names in soft-plastic lures with the world’s largest bass-fishing tournament organization. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-11-parkway-chrysler-dodge-jeep-ram-offers-ram-trucks-contingency-award

Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Offers Ram Trucks Contingency Award

Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Benton, Ky., has introduced a contingency award for Walmart Bass Fishing League anglers following last month’s announcement of a strategic marketing agreement that named Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW. Parkway will award $750 to the highest-finishing boater and co-angler that is the owner of a 2014 or newer Ram truck purchased from the dealership in each BFL LBL Division tournament of 2015. READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-11-snag-proof-to-sponsor-mark-daniels-jr-

Snag Proof to Sponsor Mark Daniels Jr.

Snag Proof Lures announces that it has enhanced its national pro-staff team with the addition of Tuskegee, Ala., angler Mark Daniels Jr. “I am very excited to have Mark Daniels Jr. be a part of the Snag Proof team,” says Nathan Chandler, president of Snag Proof Lures. “Mark has been a longtime fan of Snag Proof and a dominant shallow-water fisherman, making this a great fit for us. It would not surprise me to see him win an event on a Snag Proof frog this year. “ READ MORE »

/news/2015-03-11-lefebre-signs-with-quigley-4x4

Lefebre Signs with Quigley 4x4

Quigley Motor Company, manufacturer of four-wheel-drive conversions for Ford, General Motors and Nissan, announces its yearlong sponsorship with top-ranked professional angler Dave Lefebre. As part of the sponsorship agreement, Lefebre and his family will travel the Walmart FLW Tour in a Quigley 4x4 Van. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-26-everett-chrysler-dodge-jeep-ram-offers-ram-trucks-contingency-award

Everett Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Offers Ram Trucks Contingency Award

Just one day after Ram Trucks CEO Bob Hegbloom and FLW announced a strategic marketing agreement that names Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW, Everett Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Springdale, Ark., becomes the first dealer to introduce a contingency program for Walmart Bass Fishing League anglers. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-24-flw-adds-ram-trucks-as-official-tow-vehicle

FLW Adds Ram Trucks as Official Tow Vehicle

FLW, the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, and the Ram Trucks brand announced today a strategic marketing agreement that names Ram as the official tow vehicle of FLW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-20-nicole-jacobs-joins-huk-performance-fishing-team

Nicole Jacobs Joins Huk Performance Fishing Team

Huk Performance Fishing, a major manufacturer of fishing apparel, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Walmart FLW Tour co-angler Nicole Jacobs. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-20-flw-the-j-m-smucker-company-extend-partnership-

FLW, The J.M. Smucker Company Extend Partnership

LW has renewed its sponsorship agreement with The J.M. Smucker Company to feature Folgers, the iconic American coffee brand for more than 150 years. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The J.M. Smucker Company has been a valued partner of FLW for many years,” says Trish Blake, president of FLW’s marketing division. “The Folgers Morning Take Off is always a huge hit and complements the family-friendly atmosphere perfectly at our tournaments. We’re excited to partner with the company again in 2015.” READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-20-new-stays-with-charlie-s-worms

New Stays with Charlie’s Worms

Bryan New, the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup co-angler champion, has renewed his sponsorship agreement with Charlie’s Worms. The North Carolina angler has collected more than $132,000 fishing FLW events and has three wins to his credit, including the Cup, a Walmart FLW Tour event at Lake Eufaula in 2013 and a Walmart Bass Fishing League tournament on Lake Wylie the same year. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-18-lew-s-partners-with-missouri-fop-in-fundraiser-for-wounded-officer

Lew’s Partners with Missouri FOP in Fundraiser for Wounded Officer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Lew’s and the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police have teamed in a major fundraiser to benefit Springfield, Mo., police officer Aaron Pearson and his family. Pearson was seriously wounded in late January while responding to a burglary call. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-17-lew-s-launches-bfl-loyalty-program-

Lew’s Launches BFL Loyalty Program

Lew’s announces the launch of its new Speed Fishing Awards Incentive Program for anglers competing in any 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) divisional tournament. The membership-based brand-loyalty program is designed to benefit participating anglers who either win or who finish highest among Speed Fishing Awards members in the top 20 of any of the 120 BFL divisional events held across the country. To be eligible for the program’s cash and product prizes, anglers must own and have registered both a Lew’s rod and reel manufactured since 2010, be a current member of the Lew’s incentive program, and comply with participation rules that include displaying a Lew’s logo on tournament wear and boat. The cost to join is $29.95 per calendar year, with 2015 being the first year for the program. Membership includes a Lew’s cap and decals. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-12-greenfish-tackle-partners-with-michael-murphy

Greenfish Tackle Partners with Michael Murphy

Greenfish Tackle recently announced that they have partnered with FLW Tour pro Michael Murphy. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-09-red-gold-tomatoes-backs-hooked-on-helping

Red Gold Tomatoes Backs Hooked on Helping

Hooked on Helping founder Rich Dalbey announces two major boosts in 2015: Red Gold Tomatoes will join the cause by donating 1,000 pounds of tomato products, and Walmart FLW Tour pro Todd Hollowell will serve as a spokesperson to help increase awareness of the group’s mission, which is to assist local food banks by coordinating food drives at each Walmart FLW Tour event. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-06-watson-links-up-with-the-lithium-battery-company

Watson Links Up With The Lithium Battery Company

Missouri pro James Watson has added The Lithium Battery Company to his 2015 sponsorship list. The Lithium Battery Company manufactures a range of batteries for marine and vehicle use. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-06-sprague-links-with-bass-kandi-baits

Sprague Links With Bass Kandi Baits

FLW pro Jeff Sprague is the newest member of the Bass Kandi Baits pro staff. Sprague’s past success with Bass Kandi Baits products as a guide and a professional angler made joining the company’s pro staff an easy transition for him. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-05-fukae-to-run-yamamoto-wrap-in-2015

Fukae to Run Yamamoto Wrap in 2015

Walmart FLW Tour pro Shin Fukae has reached a title sponsorship agreement with Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits for the 2015 season. He’ll join Tour veteran Larry Nixon in a Yamamoto-wrapped boat. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-02-hollowell-signs-with-alx-rods

Hollowell Signs with ALX Rods

ALX Rods announces that second-year Walmart FLW Tour pro Troy Hollowell is the newest member of the Team ALX Rods pro-staff. READ MORE »

/news/2015-02-02-avena-gains-a-r-e-truck-caps-as-sponsor

Avena Gains A.R.E. Truck Caps as Sponsor

Walmart FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena has linked up with A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiberglass and aluminum truck caps and covers, for the 2015 season. READ MORE »