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Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Representing Lew’s, the team of John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly won the 2019 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho Wednesday with a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds, 4 ounces. It’s the first time in the ICAST kickoff event’s five-year history that a team has won two titles, and they come back-to-back – though this time it was an outright win... READ MORE »

Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

Representing Lew’s, the team of John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly won the 2019 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho this morning with a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds, 4 ounces. It’s the first time in the ICAST kickoff event’s five-year history that a team has won two titles, and they come back-to-back – though this time it was an outright win.  READ MORE »

Registration for Fifth-Annual ICAST Cup at Lake Toho Now Open

Registration for Fifth-Annual ICAST Cup at Lake Toho Now Open

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Registration for the fifth-annual ICAST Cup presented by Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Keep America Fishing™ is now open to all qualified media and companies that will be attending the ICAST trade show. The bass-fishing tournament, held July 9, 2019, in conjunction with ICAST On the Water, offers a four-hour bass-fishing shootout with 100... READ MORE »

More from ICAST

More from ICAST

Continuing on through day two of ICAST 2018 produced more info on some stuff we already knew about and a few more finds along the way. There’s still no standout product, but there are plenty of things that look like they’ll find a niche in anglers’ arsenals. Overall, it seems like this ICAST is a winner, with good numbers of participants and lots of new stuff sold. READ MORE »

ICAST Day 1 Tidbits

ICAST Day 1 Tidbits

ICAST can be a bit of a scramble, but if you take time to roll through the show with a bit of a plan and some input from friends you can end up seeing some neat things and have a good time. So far this year there doesn’t seem to be one standout new product, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty cool stuff to be found. There’s also a lot left to see. Below is a sampling of what we saw today day. There’s a lot more to come this week. READ MORE »

Co-champions crowned at ICAST Cup

Co-champions crowned at ICAST Cup

The fourth annual ICAST Cup took off this morning on Lake Toho where 58 teams comprised of industry media, tackle reps and professional anglers hit the water. The event presented by FLW serves as the annual kick start to the three-day ICAST trade show in Orlando, Fla. A total of $12,000 was raised in this year’s derby where the proceeds go to support Keep America Fishing. READ MORE »

2018 ICAST Sneak Peek

2018 ICAST Sneak Peek

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U.S.A Bassin Claims ICAST Cup

U.S.A Bassin Claims ICAST Cup

For the third year in a row, the ICAST Cup presented by FLW has jump-started the week of festivities surrounding the 2017 ICAST trade show with some friendly competition in which all entry fees and silent auction funds go to support Keep America Fishing. In total, $14,000 was raised during the event. READ MORE »

2016 ICAST Wrap-up

2016 ICAST Wrap-up

Even at a distance, ICAST can be a blur of new fishing stuff. Below, we’ve gathered everything we published from the week at ICAST – if you missed something, you can find it here. READ MORE »

ICAST 2016 New Product Showcase Awards

ICAST 2016 New Product Showcase Awards

The New Product Showcase is one of the highlights of the ICAST sport-fishing trade show every year. It’s an assemblage of new products, divided into various categories, that are submitted by manufacturers and reviewed by the media, then voted on by the media for the “best of” in each category. There’s also a Best of Show category for the media’s favorite overall new product. READ MORE »

A Few Baits from ICAST On The Water

A Few Baits from ICAST On The Water

For most, ICAST is largely composed of walking miles of showroom floor to ferret out and handle the latest introductions from each company. ICAST On The Water offers a chance to actually make a few casts with some of the goodies before the main show opens. I headed down to the shores of Lake Toho, made a few casts, sweat a lot and came back with a few early impressions. READ MORE »

Team Enigma Fishing Wins ICAST Cup

Team Enigma Fishing Wins ICAST Cup

Team Enigma anglers Jesse Tacoronte and Adam Santanoff took first prize out of 62 registered teams with a limit of 17 pounds, 2 ounces. Their limit was anchored by a 5-13 fish that earned the Costa Big Bass award. READ MORE »

Top Picks From ICAST

Top Picks From ICAST

A few days of walking the floor at ICAST is enough to exhaust a body, but it isn’t enough to know exactly what’s worthwhile. For that, you need some time to reflect and probably a few tournament seasons to fly by to see what rises up. READ MORE »

New Rod Roundup

New Rod Roundup

Rod companies continue to impress each year with a new crop of lighter, faster and more affordable (sweet!) rods. On the subject of price, these days, a tournament pro or an average angler could be fishing with rods that cost less than $100 apiece, but without giving up anything in the realm of quality. READ MORE »

New Terminal Tackle

New Terminal Tackle

Don’t skimp where it counts the most – terminal tackle. Hooks, weights, jigheads and the like are the keys to taking all those new soft baits and swimbaits to the fish, hooking them and getting them in the boat. Here’s the best stuff we saw on the floor at ICAST 2015. READ MORE »

FLW Announces 2016 Tour Schedule

FLW Announces 2016 Tour Schedule

FLW announced the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour regular-season schedule today in a live press conference held at the 2015 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. With the help of six veteran Tour pros, the company unveiled each of the six events, one-by-one, to a crowd of observers gathered around the FLW booth. READ MORE »

6 New Reels to Try

6 New Reels to Try

Whether you need to replace an old reel or you’re just looking to add to the arsenal, here are some of the latest and greatest from ICAST. READ MORE »

6 New Lines from ICAST 2015

6 New Lines from ICAST 2015

Line might just be the most important part of the package when it comes to landing fish. From presenting the bait to getting them in the net, your line is involved the entire way. If you’re looking for something new to try, the following lines are worth a shot. READ MORE »

ICAST Best Of Show Winners

ICAST Best Of Show Winners

One of the highlights of ICAST is the annual “Best of Show” awards. Not everything at ICAST is of interest to bass anglers, but the below might end up being staples for a long time to come. READ MORE »

10 New Frogs and Toads

10 New Frogs and Toads

These days, frogs and toads aren’t just mimicking frogs and toads. They’re designed to be perfect imitations of rats, bream and various oddball creatures. New models at ICAST this season offer anglers some of these “alternative” species, as well as new sizes, colors, action types and degrees of realism. Here are 10 new models that we feel are of greatest interest. Click here for complete 2015 ICAST coverage. READ MORE »