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Johnston Brothers Team Up Back Home

Johnston Brothers Team Up Back Home
Cory and Chris Johnston

When it comes to tournament success, Chris and Cory Johnston have no thoughts about giving up their ‘first brothers in bass fishing’ title – be it on Canadian or United States waters.

The brothers continued their dominance in Canada this past week, winning for the second time this year in the prestigious Berkley B1 Tour stop on Lake St. Francis in Quebec. The win also earned them Team of the Year honors in this ultra-competitive tournament circuit.

To catch smallmouth on Lake St. Francis, the brothers used G. Loomis GLX 892S spinning rods with Shimano Sustain 2500 reels to toss Jackall Rhythm Wave swimbaits up shallow. When the need called for going deep, it was NRX 822S drop-shot rods with a Jackall Crosstail Shad tied on.

But there’s more from these successful fishing brothers. In the Costa FLW Series Northern Division Angler of the Year race this year, Chris took top honors, with Cory just 25 points behind for a sixth-place finish. In 2016, Cory got the upper hand there in winning his third AOY title, with Chris coming in a close second. On the Costa Series, the Johnston boys proved their fishing success truly crosses boarders while competing on waters in New York and Maryland.

“Both collectively - and through their individual efforts, Chris and Cory have proven that there is some exceptional bass fishing talent in Canada,” says Shimano Canada marketing manager Bob Mahoney. “And all of us involved with the Shimano brands - on both sides of the border, are enjoying the success they are having.”

FLW, General Tire Extend Partnership

FLW, General Tire Extend Partnership

FLW and Continental AG today announced an extension of their global partnership that continues to showcase and promote the General Tire brand, the “Official Tire” of FLW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE »

Gross Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

Gross Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, was a featured guest recently on the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, a longtime outdoor radio show broadcasting from... READ MORE »

YETI Renews for Multiple Years

YETI Renews for Multiple Years

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, today announced the renewal of its partnership with YETI® via multi-year extension, in which the leading premium outdoor brand will continue to serve as title sponsor of the FLW College Fishing circuit. Terms of the agreement and length of the contract were not disclosed. READ MORE »

St. Croix Launches Two New Glass Series Rods

St. Croix Launches Two New Glass Series Rods

Building on extensive customer feedback, St. Croix is proud to introduce two rods designed specifically for fishing crankbaits, rattlebaits and vibrating jigs—techniques seeming to get more play day after day for their near magical fish-catching potential. READ MORE »

FLW Tour Pro Brian Latimer Joins FELL Marine

FLW Tour Pro Brian Latimer Joins FELL Marine

(DELRAY BEACH, Fla.) - FELL Marine is proud to announce that Brian Latimer has joined FELL and will be representing our MOB+ product line, a wireless ignition-shutoff system, with the competitive bass community. In 2019, Brian will be competing in the Fishing League Worldwide Tour out of his new... READ MORE »

FLW Tour pro Miles Burghoff showcased with in-depth Interview  on The Great Outdoors Radio Show

FLW Tour pro Miles Burghoff showcased with in-depth Interview on The Great Outdoors Radio Show

FLW Tour pro Miles Burghoff was recently featured on The Great Outdoors Radio Show, based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Stopping by in-studio just before competition at the third FLW Tour event of the season, Burghoff and host Dustin Dowdy discuss Miles life, his rookie season on the FLW Tour, guiding in Alaska and preview the FLW Tour at Lake Seminole tournament... READ MORE »

FLW Tour at Lake Toho Winner Buddy Gross showcased with in-depth Interview  on The WeFishASA Podcast

FLW Tour at Lake Toho Winner Buddy Gross showcased with in-depth Interview on The WeFishASA Podcast

Buddy Gross went to Florida’s Lake Toho to claim his fourth FLW victory and his second six-figure check in his four-year FLW career. The Chickamauga, Georgia does an excellent interview discussing his career, how he earned his victory at Toho and offers tips to bass fishermen everywhere.... READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »