UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2021 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Batts Signs with Georgia Go Fish Education Center

Batts Signs with Georgia Go Fish Education Center
Clayton Batts

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.

“I really enjoy spending time with kids and sharing my passion for the outdoors,” Batts says. “The Go Fish Center is a great educational resource for anglers of all skill sets. It showcases all that Georgia’s lakes and rivers have to offer, and this is due to the hard work the Georgia Department of National Resources puts into stocking programs and maintaining the quality of our fisheries.”

“We’re real excited to work with Clayton [Batts], he’s going to help us reach some new audiences and increase awareness and visitation,” says Scott Robinson, Director of the Go Fish Education Center. “Along with some great educational programs, we have over 200,000 gallons of aquariums to showcase Georgia’s fish and aquatic resources.”

As a part of an outdoor education program, the Go Fish Center offers a host of fun activities that teach people about fishing.

“We think working with Clayton [Batts] is going to be a perfect match,” Robinson continues. “He’s going to bring more people to the center, recruit new anglers as well as improve the skills of our existing anglers.”

The Go Fish Center is located at 1255 Perry Parkway, Perry Georgia. For more information, you can contact them at 478-988-6701 or visit their website at gofisheducationcenter.com.

Tags: bass-fishing  industry-news 

Lowrance® Launches Revolutionary New ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar

Lowrance® Launches Revolutionary New ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the launch of its new, high-resolution ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar system, revealing live-action views of fish moving in and around structure as they respond to lure presentations. This new technology delivers top-of-the-line live sonar functionality to the high-resolution HDS® LIVE Ultimate Fishing System, as well as HDS® Carbon and Lowrance’s recently introduced Elite FS™ displays – providing ActiveTarget Live Sonar connectivity with a wider range of displays and pricing options. READ MORE »

Veteran Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler Bill McDonald Joins Bass Cat Team

Veteran Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler Bill McDonald Joins Bass Cat Team

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Bass Cat Boats, a leading manufacturer of tournament-ready, high-performance bass boats, has added veteran Tackle Warehouse Pro Series competitor Bill McDonald to the company’s national pro team, bolstering an already stout staff with one of the sport’s most popular and polished anglers... READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Dale Hollow

Top 10 Patterns from Dale Hollow

There’s no way around it. Dale Hollow was fishing tough during the Toyota Series Central Division finale. Ultimately, it was Adam Wagner and a mega-school he found in 50 feet of water that got the job done. For the rest of the top 10, it was a little bit of everything. READ MORE »

Dale Hollow Midday Update – Day 2

Dale Hollow Midday Update – Day 2

Despite some hopeful optimism that the cold front that moved in overnight might turn on the bite, day two of the Toyota Series Central Division finale on Dale Hollow has been as slow as – or slower than – day one, and that’s saying something. READ MORE »

Tackle HD signs on to sponsor Pro Circuit Angler Casey Scanlon

Tackle HD signs on to sponsor Pro Circuit Angler Casey Scanlon

St. Clair, Mo. – REP Outdoor Group, LLC and Tackle HD announced, effective October 1, it has signed on to sponsor Pro Circuit Angler Casey Scanlon. Tackle HD, a REP Outdoor Group company, produces and markets the Worldwide Buzzer, HD Swimmer, Original Hi-Def Craw, Hellgrammite, and Mega-Mite... READ MORE »

Industry and Anglers Team Up for Online Aaron Martens Benefit Tournament

Industry and Anglers Team Up for Online Aaron Martens Benefit Tournament

In April of 2020, the fishing family learned that professional angler Aaron Martens, a multiple-time champion and Angler of the Year had suffered a seizure while fishing with friends near his Leeds, Ala. Home and had to be taken to the hospital.  The result of testing was that Martens was diagnosed with brain cancer and would be undergoing surgery and treatments to combat the disease. READ MORE »

Gleasons Don’t Want Party to End

Gleasons Don’t Want Party to End

Darold Gleason has been a part of the fishing industry for over a decade. He’s a legendary guide on Toledo Bend and a field staff staple for Toyota Bonus Bucks, Carhartt, and Yamaha Power Pay, as well as a talented regional competitor and one of the good dudes of the sport. So, when Gleason qualified for the FLW Pro Circuit at the end of 2019, he and his wife, Randi, knew what they were getting into. And they were all-in.  READ MORE »

Northern Division Heads to Sandusky

Northern Division Heads to Sandusky

Swiftly rescheduled due to New York’s recently announced travel restrictions, the Toyota Series Northern Division is now kicking off on Lake Erie, launching out of Sandusky, Ohio, July 9-11. The event is the first of three in the division, with the others scheduled for August on Lake Champlain and on the Detroit River in September. READ MORE »

48-Pound Limit Weighed at FLW Zimbabwe Event

48-Pound Limit Weighed at FLW Zimbabwe Event

From the moment registration opened for the second year of FLW Zimbabwe competition, it was obvious that FLW was here to stay. With Zimbabweans Roger Cousens and Denis Todd winning the International Division titles at the Toyota Series Championship on Lake Cumberland in November 2019, and Roger having been awarded a pro berth to compete on the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit in the USA in 2021, every aspiring angler was out to be the next in line. READ MORE »

Review: Berkley PowerBait The Deal

Review: Berkley PowerBait The Deal

Designed by Major League Fishing pro Skeet Reese, the Berkley PowerBait The Deal is a unique twin-tailed trailer that’s right at home on the back of a vibrating jig or a swim jig. The Deal comes in 3 1/2- and 4 1/2-inch versions (I tested the 4 1/2), all the standard colors and has already seen tournament success. READ MORE »

Grigsby Launches “The Tour Life” YouTube Series

Grigsby Launches “The Tour Life” YouTube Series

Longtime FLW pro angler Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minn., recently launched a new YouTube-based reality series that gives his followers, fans and the general public a behind-the-scenes view of life on the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and an in-depth look at his routines outside the tournament trails. READ MORE »

Livingston’s Cooper and West Liberty’s Adkins Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Dale Hollow Lake

Livingston’s Cooper and West Liberty’s Adkins Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Dale Hollow Lake

BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Byrdstown with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Dale Hollow Lake events. FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, rescheduled the events after the coronavirus pandemic... READ MORE »

Lexington’s Thomas Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on High Rock Lake, Earns Lucrative PHOENIX Bonus

Lexington’s Thomas Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on High Rock Lake, Earns Lucrative PHOENIX Bonus

SALISBURY, N.C. – Boater Jason Thomas of Lexington, North Carolina, earned the win Saturday at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at High Rock Lake after bringing a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces. For his victory, Thomas earned a total of $11,794... READ MORE »

McAlester’s Eldridge and Bokchito’s Burkett Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Eufaula Lake

McAlester’s Eldridge and Bokchito’s Burkett Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Eufaula Lake

EUFAULA, Okla. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Eufaula with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Eufaula Lake events. FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, rescheduled the events after the coronavirus pandemic forced the organization... READ MORE »

Huntsville’s Barnett Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Indian Lake

Huntsville’s Barnett Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Indian Lake

LAKEVIEW, Ohio – Boater John Barnett of Huntsville, Ohio, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds even to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Indian Lake in Lakeview, Ohio. For his victory, Barnett earned a total of $4,872... READ MORE »

Kentucky’s Kelly Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on South Holston Reservoir

Kentucky’s Kelly Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on South Holston Reservoir

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Boater Danger Kelly of Somerset, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 14 pounds, 14 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on South Holston Reservoir in Bristol, Tennessee. For his victory, Kelly earned a total of $3,021... READ MORE »

Pros’ Favorite Baits for May

Pros’ Favorite Baits for May

Across the country, May is a great time for fishing, with tons of bass in and around the spawn and a lot of baitfish species spawning as well. With warming water, it’s a great chance to throw a topwater for the first time, or really to do just about whatever you want in some parts of the country. READ MORE »

Throw Bigger Swimbaits in Tournaments

Throw Bigger Swimbaits in Tournaments

Fitting larger swimbaits into a tournament arsenal is a goal that a lot of anglers never hit. Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pro Kurt Mitchell has gotten it done, and actually earned a lot of money with some of the more specialized and larger swimbaits over the past few years. READ MORE »

Sight-Fishing with Swimbaits

Sight-Fishing with Swimbaits

Ron Nelson, the Pro Circuit Angler of the Year leader and a renowned sight-fisherman, used a Keitech Swing Impact FAT for blind-fishing and sight-fishing at Martin and earned a runner-up finish. California’s Kevin Hugo took seventh at Lake Havasu and caught some of his biggest bass sight-fishing with a Little Creeper All American Trash Fish or Sunfish. Though the reasons why they settled on swimbaits varied, both pros can offer valuable lessons for any angler tackling a spawning scenario. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Martin

AOY Update: Lake Martin

Through three events of the 2020 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, second-year pro and 2019 Polaris Rookie of the Year Ron Nelson remains atop the Angler of the Year standings after a second-place finish at Lake Martin. READ MORE »