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Big Little Boats

Big Little Boats

There is a massive surge in innovation in the fishing kayak industry, as evidenced by a showroom floor packed with canoes, kayaks, boats – and, in many cases, a combination of all of them – at ICAST 2019. READ MORE »

4 Hot New Reels from ICAST

4 Hot New Reels from ICAST

2019 is the year of the trolling motor at ICAST, but it wouldn’t be ICAST without at least a few next generation reels from some of the best manufacturers in the business. READ MORE »

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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ICAST Blog

ICAST Blog

ICAST can be a bit of a frenzy, but it’s still one of the more important weeks of the fishing year. An industry-only trade show, ICAST is where many of the year’s new products are revealed and one of the few chances for the fishing industry to be all in one place at the same time. From the FLW Tour schedule release Thursday at 4 p.m. ET to the New Product Showcase and tons of interesting new tackle releases, we’re going to cover everything worth covering. READ MORE »

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 »

2016 ICAST Preview

2016 ICAST Preview

The doors to ICAST don’t open until next week, when everyone gets out on the showroom floor in Orlando, Fla., but there are already plenty of snippets of information available. FLW’s media crew will be there in full force to bring you coverage of the hottest new products, as well as the annual New Product Showcase awards. For now, take a gander at some of the early birds. 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 »

FLW Podcast 85

FLW Podcast 85

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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 »