|Gulf Coast Kayak Tournaments 2014:
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• March 29 — Boats on the Bayou, New Orleans. New this year, a special kayak division is added to the City Park Big Bass Rodeo. Kayaks will compete for trophies fishing Bayou St. John. Go to www.neworleanscitypark.com/big-bass-fishing-rodeo-and-fishtival for more.
|67th New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo attracts 575 anglers
2463 Views - Posted: March 31 at 1:43 pm
Saturday’s City Park Big Bass Rodeo attracted 575 anglers, plus 89 kayakers for the Boats on the Bayou division.
|Contest fraud stinks
5629 Views - Posted: March 24 at 9:00 pm
Hunting and fishing tournaments and contests are a big part of the outdoor industry. Though I never had any desire to participate in such competitions, many of my friends do and more power to them.
|Lane take Elite Series lead with 37-pound stringer
2419 Views - Posted: March 21 at 8:24 pm
The second day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River was one that was beyond belief. Gonzales pro Greg Hackney weighed in a 10-pound, 10-ounce monster, and he was joined in the 10-pound club by Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet.
And then there was the sack of bass brought to the stage by 2012 Bassmaster Classic champ Chris Lane — five fish that pushed the scales to 37 pounds, 9 ounces.
Lane said the stringer was largest one-day weight he’s ever achieved.
|Sumrall, Areceneaux hold on to win Louisiana Sportsman Open Bass Championship
4587 Views - Posted: March 16 at 6:12 pm
Caleb Sumrall and Jamie Arceneaux plucked more than 20 ½ pounds out of Lake Dauterive yesterday to take the first-day lead of the Louisiana Sportsman Open Bass Championship, and they returned there today to seal the victory and collect the $12,000 first-place prize.
“We did exactly the same thing (as we did yesterday),” Sumrall said. “We were flipping shallow banks.”
|Sumrall, Arceneaux lead after Day 1 of Louisiana Open Bass Championship
5518 Views - Posted: March 15 at 6:51 pm
Caleb Sumrall wasn’t particularly optimistic about his chances at the Louisiana Open Bass Championship, but a five-fish, 20.57-pound stringer Saturday with partner Jamie Arcenaux has the team in first place after Day 1 at Doiron’s Landing in Stephensville.
|Howell wins 2014 Bassmaster Classic
3025 Views - Posted: February 23 at 8:13 pm
Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.
No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.
|Evers claims Bassmaster Classic Day 2 lead by 1 ounce
1939 Views - Posted: February 22 at 7:57 pm
Oklahoma’s Edwin Evers was the last to weigh in during the second day of the Bassmaster Classic, and when the scales settled he had claimed the lead of the so-called Superbowl of Fishing — but just barely.
Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.
|Tharp falls to second in Bassmaster Classic — by 1 ounce
882 Views - Posted: February 22 at 6:59 pm
Randall Tharp is known for his cool demeanor, but the second day of the Bassmaster Classic was almost more than he could take.
He went into the day leading the event. That’s enough pressure to try an angler.
But what really affected Tharp’s game plan was when his outboard went down early, costing him nearly 2 hours of fishing time while he was towed to a ramp to have his gear case repaired.
And he lost the lead in the event, falling a mere ounce behind Day 2 leader Edwin Evers.
|Crochet rebounds on second day of Bassmaster Classic
2843 Views - Posted: February 22 at 5:39 pm
When Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet struggled to log a 51st place spot in the first day of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, he said he was going to go out today and have fun.
He accomplished that feat — and weighed in five bass worth 23 pounds, 15 ounces that pushed him WAY up in the rankings. However, his Classic still ended because he just missed the Top 25 cut.
|Crochet struggles during first day of Bassmaster Classic
1983 Views - Posted: February 21 at 11:09 pm
Cliff Crochet was stoked about his second Bassmaster Classic, but thing fell apart quickly when competition began today on Lake Guntersville in Alabama.
“I caught two (bass), swung a little early on a swim bait bite and missed one on a ChatterBait,” Crochet said.
When it was time to head to the weigh-in stand, he had only two fish that combined for 7 pounds, 5 ounces. That put him into 51st place going into the second round of competition.
|Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
1710 Views - Posted: February 21 at 8:38 pm
Randall Tharp said local knowledge was one of the keys to his 27-pound, 8-ounce showing today that put him in lead of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”
But in his fall practice he found the fish were stacked up.
|Those things pro bass fishermen say
3532 Views - Posted: December 09, 2013 at 6:00 am
Tournament bass anglers speak their own, unique dialect. From talking about missed fish to bemoaning lockjaw, it's sometimes funny to hear them. Especially when those sayings are replayed in isolation.
And they're heard over and over during every stop on a tournament trail — no matter how small or large the circuit.
|Baton Rouge's Bayard wins IFA Kayak Tour Angler of the Year Award
3383 Views - Posted: November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am
Brendan Bayard won the 2013 Overall Angler of the Year Award for the Inshore Fishing Association Kayak Tour presented by Hobie Fishing.
|Texas pair wins 2013 IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma
5156 Views - Posted: October 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm
After two days of fishing, one-hundredth of a pound was all that separated first- and second-place at the Inshore Fishing Association’s Redfish Tour Championship in Houma last weekend.
|Geismar's Lessard wins IFA Kayak Tour Championship in Houma
4530 Views - Posted: October 22, 2013 at 9:30 am
With a two-day total of 114.38 inches, Steve Lessard of Geismar beat out 41 other anglers and won the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Championship presented by Hobie Fishing.