UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Consumer Reports names Chevrolet Silverado top truck

Chevy

YONKERS, N.Y. -- In a heavy-metal duel between two top pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500's "Excellent" road-test score makes it Consumer Reports' top-rated truck. But testers point out that the second-place Ram 1500 may be a better daily driver.

Each model won skirmishes along the way, and they finished one-two in a competitive pickup truck category- separated by only three points. Both trucks outscored the previously-tested Ford's F-150 XLT, which 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 and 5.0-liter V8 versions rank third and fourth, respectively.

The Silverado edged the Ram in several areas important to pickup truck owners. It has a much larger cargo bed, several hundred pounds greater payload capacity, and it can tow a heavier trailer-up to 11,200 pounds in Consumer Reports tests. Its tailgate is easy to raise and lower, and handy corner bumper steps help with climbing into the bed. The Silverado also has a lower step-in height than the Ram, aiding cabin access. Handling is more agile, and the Silverado delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 16 mpg overall-one mpg better than the Ram. That could save owners about 50 gallons of gas per year.

"The reality is that you can't go wrong with either one. Both are capable trucks that get decent gas mileage and are as quiet inside as a good luxury car," said Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports.

Complete tests results for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500, as well as results of the updated-for-2014 Honda Odyssey appear on www.ConsumerReports.org today, and in the November issue of Consumer Reports, on newsstands October 5. Updated daily, ConsumerReports.org is the go-to Website for the latest auto reviews, product news, blogs on breaking news, and car-buying information. Check out CR's ongoing Twitter feed at @CRCars.

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, Website and other publications. Its advocacy division, Consumers Union, works for health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues in Washington, D.C., the states, and in the marketplace.

/news/2019-02-12-gator-guards-sets-tour-team

Gator Guards sets Tour Team

Gator Guards recently announced their 2019 team of FLW Tour pros. Brian Latimer and Casey Scanlon have been with Gator Guards in years past, but James Niggemeyer and John Hunter are new additions. READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-31-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-winner-terry-bolton-on-the-wefishasa-podcast

In-Depth Interview with FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Winner Terry Bolton on The WeFishASA Podcast

Terry Bolton went to Texas to claim his first ever six-figure paycheck by winning a major FLW event at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. It took him 23 seasons without a win, but the taste of this victory is sweet. Listen to a great fisherman and all-around good guy tell a story of grit and determination and also what... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-23-gator-guards-signs-niggemeyer

Gator Guards Signs Niggemeyer

Gator Guards™ announced recently that they have signed FLW Tour pro James Niggemeyer to a sponsorship deal. Niggemeyer, a Ranger Boats and Bass Pro/Cabela’s pro from Van City, Texas, has long excelled across as a professional angler on both the FLW Tour and B.A.S.S circuits, as well as guide on Lake Fork. READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-17-hayabusa-adds-7-flw-tour-pros

Hayabusa Adds 7 FLW Tour Pros

Hayabusa U.S.A. has added seven new FLW Tour anglers to their pro staff. The new additions include Bradley Hallman, Matt Reed, Bill McDonald, Nick LeBrun, Miles ‘Sonar’ Burghoff, Jay Brainard and Tyler Woolcott. These anglers will join current pro staff members Casey Scanlon, Bryan Schmitt, Pete Ponds, Blake Smith and Grae Buck. READ MORE »

/news/2018-12-13-batts-signs-with-georgia-go-fish-education-center

Batts Signs with Georgia Go Fish Education Center

FLW Tour pro Clayton Batts has signed a sponsorship deal with the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia. The Center’s facilities, programs and outreach directly support the mission to promote and enhance boating and fishing tourism in Georgia and to boost economic development in communities across the state. READ MORE »

/news/2018-12-03-flw-tour-superstar-bryan-thrift-featured-on-the-we-fish-asa-podcast

FLW Tour Superstar Bryan Thrift Featured on the We Fish ASA Podcast

FLW champion Bryan Thrift joined the hosts of the We Fish ASA podcast to explain the reasons why he elected to remain with FLW as his tournament series of choice. Thrift, one of the most popular anglers in the world today explains why it was such an easy decision for him and... READ MORE »

/news/2018-12-03-an-in-depth-interview-with-bass-fishing-legend-and-shell-rotella-pro-jimmy-houston-on-the-we-fish-asa-podcast

An In-Depth Interview with Bass Fishing Legend and Shell Rotella Pro Jimmy Houston on the We Fish ASA Podcast

Long-time pro tournament angler and a true legend in the sport, Jimmy Houston, joins the hosts of the We Fish ASA podcast to explain the reasons he has elected to remain with FLW for the 2019 Tour season. Houston, “America’s favorite Fisherman,” explains the steps to making his decision and shows... READ MORE »

/news/2018-10-02-2019-t-h-marine-bfl-details

2019 T-H Marine BFL Details

FLW announced today the schedule, rules and increased Regional Championship payouts for the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL), which includes the opportunity to fish 10 no-entry-fee championships awarding more than $3 million. Fishing the BFL puts local anglers in front of the largest fan base in the sport with coverage on FLWFishing.com and FLW’s social media outlets, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, which reach more than 1 million fans each month. Boaters and co-anglers also have the convenience of fishing close to home for advancement to seven BFL Regional Championships, the T-H Marine BFL All-American and the Forrest Wood Cup, plus a new opportunity to advance directly to the Costa FLW Series Championship. READ MORE »

/news/2018-08-08-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-pro-chad-grigsby-on-the-we-fish-asa-podcast

In-Depth Interview with FLW Tour Pro Chad Grigsby on the We Fish ASA Podcast

Long-time pro tournament angler and winner of the big FLW Tour event on Lake St. Clair, Chad Grigsby joins the hosts of the We Fish ASA podcast to explain the wild ride he has taken on as a professional bass fisherman... READ MORE »

/news/2018-07-06-grigsby-to-join-the-outdoor-connection-with-jerry-kripp

Grigsby to Join the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minn., will join the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp to break down Grigsby’s recent FLW Tour ... READ MORE »

/news/2018-06-25-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-pro-scott-martin-on-the-we-fish-asa-podcast

In-Depth Interview with FLW Tour Pro Scott Martin on the We Fish ASA Podcast

We Fish ASA had the pleasure of welcoming one of the nation’s best bass fishermen, Scott Martin, to the show for his second... READ MORE »

/news/2018-06-01-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-pro-bryan-thrift-on-the-we-fish-asa-podcast

In-Depth Interview with FLW Tour Pro Bryan Thrift on the WE FISH ASA Podcast

The hosts of the We Fish ASA podcast pose the question, “If we have Bryan Thrift on We Fish ASA every time he cashes a six-figure check from winning a FLW tournament, how long will it take before we have to change the name of the show to “We Fish Bryan Thrift?".... READ MORE »

/news/2018-05-29-t-h-marine-flw-extend-partnership

T-H Marine, FLW Extend Partnership

FLW has renewed its global partnership with T-H Marine via a multi-year extension. T-H Marine, the industry-leading manufacturer of thousands of boat parts and accessories, will continue to serve as the title sponsor of the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) as well as the official weigh-in bag, fish care provider (G-Juice Live Well Treatment) and jack plate provider for FLW. READ MORE »

/news/2018-05-14-flw-s-colin-moore-featured-at-stepoutside-org-10-best-bass-waters-off-the-beaten-path

FLW's Colin Moore featured at StepOutside.org - 10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path

FLW Bass Fishing Magazine Editor Emeritus Colin Moore recently posted a feature story at StepOutside.org - The 10 Best Bass Waters Off The Beaten Path. Moore showcased a few hidden gems... READ MORE »

/news/2018-05-08-zoom-founder-ed-chambers-sr-passes-away

Zoom Founder Ed Chambers Sr. Passes Away

Ed Chambers Sr., the founder of Zoom Bait Co., passed away Tuesday morning following a battle with mantle cell lymphoma. He was 78. READ MORE »

/news/2018-05-04-jocumsen-joins-hayabusa-pro-staff

Jocumsen Joins Hayabusa Pro-staff

Hayabusa U.S.A., Inc., recently added FLW Tour pro Carl Jocumsen to its U.S. pro-staff. Jocumsen joins current pro-staffers Cliff Pirch, Casey Scanlon, Fred Roumbanis, Matt Herren, Bryan Schmitt, Pete Ponds and Skylar Hamilton. READ MORE »

/news/2018-03-11-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-pro-chris-johnston-on-we-fish-asa-podcast

In-Depth Interview With FLW Tour Pro Chris Johnston on We Fish ASA Podcast

Chris Johnston, who recently won $125,000 for his impressive first place finish on Florida’s challenging Harris Chain of Lakes, was recently a featured guest on the We Fish ASA podcast, hosted by long-time outdoor media veteran Steve Sarley and his partner, Dave Kranz... READ MORE »

/news/2018-03-01-in-depth-interview-with-flw-tour-pro-tim-frederick-on-we-fish-asa-podcast

In-depth Interview with FLW Tour pro Tim Frederick on We Fish ASA Podcast

Tim Frederick, who recently won $100,000 for his stellar first place finish at Lake Okeechobee, was recently a featured guest on the We Fish ASA podcast, hosted by long-time outdoor media veteran Steve Sarley and his partner, Dave Kranz... READ MORE »

/news/2018-02-21-schmitt-inks-deal-with-missile-baits

Schmitt Inks Deal With Missile Baits

Missile Baits is proud to announce the addition of Bryan Schmitt, of Deale, Maryland, to their Pro Staff. Bryan is a 10-time event winner with FLW, racking up over $750,000 in earnings and two Forrest Wood Cup appearances. Missile Baits will fit in great with Schmitt and his shallow water, power-fishing strength. READ MORE »

/news/2018-01-19-gator-guards-signs-three-flw-tour-pros

Gator Guards Signs Three FLW Tour Pros

READ MORE »