UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Cumberland

Shaffer wins Stren Series event on Mississippi River

Shaffer wins Stren Series event on Mississippi River

FORT MADISON, Iowa – Pro Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio, caught four bass weighing 9 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the Stren Series Central Division tournament on the Mississippi River with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 27 pounds, 10 ounces. READ MORE »

Shaffer goes wire to wire in victory

Shaffer goes wire to wire in victory

FORT MADISON, Iowa – Heading into the Stren Series finals on the Mississippi River, neither the weather nor the stiff competition could knock Dick Shaffer from his perch atop the leaderboard. For two straight days, Shaffer proved to be the man to beat. And guess what? Today was no different. READ MORE »

Vaughn claims co-angler crown on Mississippi

Vaughn claims co-angler crown on Mississippi

FORT MADISON, Iowa – During the final day of Stren Series competition on the Mississippi River, the entire co-angler field combined to catch exactly five keeper bass. The good news for Brien Vaughn was that he caught three of them. READ MORE »

Final battle for Fort Madison title

Final battle for Fort Madison title

FORT MADISON, Iowa – As the top-10 Stren Series Central Division finalists departed Captain Kirk’s Marina shortly after 6:15 a.m. Saturday morning, anglers were finally treated to some truly welcome news on the weather front. For the first time in days, the National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies, modest winds and a zero chance of rain. READ MORE »

Shaffer tightens grip on first place

Shaffer tightens grip on first place

FORT MADISON, Iowa – The rains returned, water levels dropped, the wind was unruly and for a second day in a row the difficult fishing conditions that have plagued anglers all week on the Mississippi River couldn’t shake Dick Shaffer from atop the leaderboard. READ MORE »

A calming influence

A calming influence

FORT MADISON, Iowa – As Stren Series Central Division anglers departed Captain Kirk’s Marina shortly after 6:30 a.m. Friday, there was a palpable sense of relief in the air as anglers hit the open waters of the Mississippi River with their first real taste of bright blue skies, light winds and calm seas. READ MORE »

Shaffer surges into lead

Shaffer surges into lead

FORT MADISON, Iowa – While the majority of the field struggled mightily with high winds, rough seas and generally all-around nasty conditions on the Mississippi throughout Thursday’s competition, Dick Shaffer seemingly had no such problems. READ MORE »

Mississippi River kings

Mississippi River kings

FORT MADISON, Iowa – Less than 24 hours removed from a parade of nonstop tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms, Stren Series Central Division anglers departed Captain Kirk’s Marina shortly after 6:30 a.m. to do battle with the great Mississippi River. But while conditions aren’t nearly as bad as the previous day, anglers were still facing an uphill battle with Mother Nature. READ MORE »

Ranger Boats to unveil all new Z521 Comanche

Ranger Boats to unveil all new Z521 Comanche

Ranger Boats has announced the dates of the very first public showing in the upper Midwest of the new Ranger Z521 Comanche. The official unveiling will take place Thursday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 22 in Fort Madison, Iowa. Centered around the ultra competitive and popular FLW Stren Series, the Mississippi River venue represents the ideal place to showcase this state-of-the-art model for 2010. READ MORE »