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Fralick wins Mr. Bass honors
Truman Lake Missouri--
(July 15, 2001)--Larry
Fralick of Wichita's Kansas Bassmasters led the field of anglers
fishing in the Kansas Bass Chapter Federation Mr. Bass Tournament
held at Truman Reservoir. Tom Stovall of Topeka's Flint Hills
Bass Association won second place and had the big bass of the
Re-Petes as Bass Fishing Champion
at the Great Outdoor Games
reverts to last year's strategy
to claim the Gold Medal
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - July 15, 2001 - Entering the bass fishing competition at the ESPN
Great Outdoor Games presented by Jeep, Peter Thliveros thought
repeating his Gold medal performance of a year ago would be a
longshot. However that's exactly what he did weighing in 12 pounds,
4 ounces during Sunday's finale. Read Complete Story
Son In Tight Battle
for Great Outdoor Games Bass Fishing Gold
LAKE PLACID, N.Y.-July
14, 2001 - The
father and son duo of Roland and Scott Martin headline a star-studded
cast of B.A.S.S. pros that qualified on Saturday for the Bass
Fishing finals at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games presented by Jeep.
COMPLETE FINAL PRACTICE FOR GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -
July 13, 2001 -
Ten of the 11 B.A.S.S. anglers competing in the ESPN Great Outdoor
Games presented by Jeep took advantage of another day of practice
on Friday. Tim Horton, however, was forced to make the most of
his one and only day on Ossetah Lake prior to Saturday's first
day of competition. Read
Best To Weigh-In Next Week
In ESPN's Great Outdoor Games
Masters Classic Contenders Prepare For Tune-up At Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (July
5, 2001) --- With
the BASS Masters Classic quickly approaching, anglers in this
year's field are focusing all of their attention on fishing's
premier event. Or are they? Read Complete Story
sells Zebco division
June 29, 2001 - Each spring finds anglers and soon-to-be
anglers searching for a fishing reel. Many of them buy a reel
from Zebco, one of the countries best known companies in fishing.
This spring, W. C. Bradley
Co. decided to buy the entire company. They finalized the purchase
the Zebco division of Brunswick Corporation.
During the past year, Brunswick
had been trying to sell the company and other divisions in an
effort to devote their attention to fewer operations. Read Complete
Four of top
ten use Swim Tails to help increase success
Treece win 2001 Summer Crappie Classics Tournament June 24 at
June 24, 2001 - The team of Blan and Treece had
ten fish worth $176 each to win the 2001 Stabor Summer Crappie
classics tournament at Clinton Lake State Park on June 24. The
two were able to weigh in ten Crappie totaling 9.49 pounds to
earn a $1,760.95 paycheck. Read
Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake
Grove, Okla., (June
18, 2001) - Steve
Winters of Derby, Kan., outpaced 77
competitors Saturday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces
to win $3,194 and 200 points on the boater side of the Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League (BFL) Plains Division tournament on Grand
Winters edged out Jeff
Tipton of Afton, Okla., by 1 pound, 15 ounces in the
one-day event that set out from Red 11 Port. Tipton finished
with a five-bass catch weighing 12 pounds, 13 ounces to win $1,597.
Read Complete story
to help physically challenged enjoy fishing during the summer
Hi, Gal's &
Guys, thought you might like to know, right here in your backyard,
a small group is working on a program to take physically challenged
men, women, & youngsters boating & fishing. This will
be done without charge to them, throughout the summer months,
seven day a week, weather permitting.
We have come up with a
way for the entire project to be self-supporting and at this
time, a new website is being constructed. If you have any ideas
that may assists the project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ( 1-316 ) 264-4274. We are normally always in, and your
suggestions will be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
slated for Clinton in June
Stabor Line Locks
is sponsoring a crappie tournament at Clinton in June with a
guaranteed first place prize of $1,000. Zeiner's is also paying
cash awards for top ten finishes to anglers using Swim Tail®
Back in 2002
as an Operation Bass Outboard Sponsor
and Bombardier Recreational Products have announced a new, multi-year
sponsorship pact beginning in 2002 that will make Evinrude Outboards
one of the official outboard motor sponsors of Operation Bass'
Evinrude Outboards returns
to the Operation Bass sponsor family,
replacing Mercury Outboards. The leading outboard manufacturer
sponsor 149 bass and walleye fishing events throughout the country
including the prestigious Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series,
Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Circuit and
"We are absolutely
thrilled to have Evinrude Outboards back on our
sponsorship team," said Irwin L. Jacobs, chairman of Operation
"Evinrude was one of the founding Operation Bass sponsors
to 1980. Their commitment to sport fishing and anglers has been
consistent and professional for decades. With the strong support
Bombardier, we look forward to sharing a long-lasting relationship
with a world-renowned company that has long been a pioneer in
development of marine propulsion engineering innovations."
Under the agreement, Evinrude
will be one of two official outboard
motor sponsors. Their product will be featured on specially-designed
Ranger boats used during televised rounds of competition at Operation
Bass tournaments. Additionally, Evinrude will receive exposure
on-site signage, advertising spots during Wal-Mart FLW Tour telecasts,
advertising in Bass Fishing magazine, inclusion in Operation
promotional and public relations material and prominence on the
company's popular Web sites.
"Bombardier is proud
to bring Evinrude back to the nation's
premier family of bass tournaments," said Roch Lambert,
and General Manager of Bombardier Boats and Outboard Engines.
"Bombardier's experience in recreational products, including
strength of the Evinrude and Johnson brands, combined with Irwin
Jacobs' terrific management team at Operation Bass and the partnership
of Wal-Mart, will make for a competitive and entertaining series
tournaments. We're very pleased to be on board."
Evinrude, known by generations
of boating and fishing enthusiasts
as the world's first name in outboards, will promote its patented
Ficht(R) Ram Injection direct fuel injection (DFI) technology
event. Evinrude's Ficht(R) Ram Injection direct fuel injection
outboards provide anglers increased performance and fuel efficiency.
Outboards utilizing Ficht technology cut fuel consumption by
up to 35
percent while reducing hydrocarbon emissions by up to 88 percent
cutting oil usage by one-half.
Other leading sponsors
of the 2001 Wal-Mart FLW Tour are ALPO Pet
Foods, BFGoodrich Tires, Black & Decker, Chevrolet, CITGO,
Conseco, Energizer, EverStart Batteries, Frito-Lay, Fujifilm,
Kellogg's, Land O'Lakes, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Pepsi, Plano Tackle
Systems, Poulan, Ranger Boats, Shop-Vac, Snickers Cruncher Bar,
US Bank, Visa, Wal-Mart, Weed Eater, Wrangler and Yamaha Outboards.
ACDelco spark plugs and oil filters, David sunflower seeds, ACT
Excalibur, Strike King and Eagle Claw and Daiwa are associate
of the 2001 tour.
Bombardier Inc., a diversified
manufacturing and service company,
is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft,
rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products.
is also a provider of financial services and asset management.
Corporation employs 79,000 people in 23 countries in North America,
Europe and Asia, and more than 90 percent of its 16.1 billion
in revenues are generated outside Canada.
Operation Bass is the leading
fishing tournament organization in
the world. With 149 events held during 2001, the Wal-Mart FLW
EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart RCL
Series and Texas Tournament Trail could award more than $16 million
participating anglers, more than all other national tournament
For more information on
Operation Bass, visit
www.operationbass.com or call 270/362-4880. For more information on
Evinrude Outboards, visit www.bombardier.com.
Youth fishing program
celebrates 15th anniversary
Nation's largest kids fishing program continues efforts in promoting
the sport of fishing
KETCHUM, OK Over six million served!
That's the theme at Hooked On
Fishing International (HOFI), organizer of the Kids All-American
Derby program. From its beginning in 1987, 15 years ago, more
million kids and family members have participated in the fishing
program. The individual derby venues will number more than 700
in 2001, in all 50 states, and are hosted locally by parks and
recreation departments, community service organizations, and
state and federal agencies including the U. S. Forest Service.
The 2001 Kids All-American
Fishing Derby program is for the second
consecutive year under the title sponsorship of Wal-Mart Stores,
Additional sponsors for the program include Berkley PowerBait,
Bubble Bubble Gum, Eagle Claw, FishingWorld.com, Frito-Lay, Fujifilm,
G3 Boats, Laker (Jadico), Pepsi, Southwest Airlines, Trilene,
Water Gremlin and Zebco. Each child attending a local derby will
receive souvenirs, supplies and more, complements of the sponsors.
The year 2001 program will
A Nationwide Frito-Lay/Pepsi "Kids Casting" Contest
Each youngster is
allowed two casts at a target, with local winners receiving the
rod combo as their prize. All youngsters participating in the
have their name entered in a nationwide drawing , with a special
being awarded to the grand prize winner. Zebco will provide the
reel and rod combos for each contest.
The Fujifilm "Big
Fish" Contest The youngster catching the largest fish
at each derby receives an award certificate. State-level winners
Fujifilm QuickSnap 2-Pack Camera and an award certificate and
automatically entered into the national competition, with grand
winners being determined for the largest freshwater fish and
fish. Each national level winner will receive a special Fujifilm
Basket" and a $500 savings bond.
All participants at each
derby are encouraged to "Fish, Photograph and
Release", as part of the new Fujifilm "FPR" Program.
This new conservation initiative has been developed to encourage
kids, age 16 and under, to catch a fish, have their picture taken
with the catch, then release the fish back into the water. It's
an innovative way to get kids to try their hand at fishing and
drives home the message about environmental preservation.
Details of a special Fujifilm
"FPR" Photo Contest will be made available to
each youngster attending one of the Kids All-American Fishing
The Southwest Airlines "I Caught a Fish" Contest: Every
youngster catching a fish at a Kids All-American Fishing Derby
event any specie, any size is eligible for this drawing.
The youngster simply fills out an entry form which is returned
to HOFI. The national grand prize winner, whose name will be
drawn at the conclusion of all the derbies, will receive four
round trip tickets to any Southwest Airlines published destination.
With events scheduled across
the nation, Wal-Mart stores in select
locations will partner to host these fishing derbies and will
serve as a
pre-registration site prior to the events.
"In this our fifteenth
year, we are pleased to have such an outstanding
group of sponsors for our program," said Gordon Holland,
HOFI spokesman. "The corporate sponsors are helping to provide
a fishing experience we're sure the youngsters will remember
for a life time."
The philosophy of the Kids
All-American Fishing Derby is to introduce all
youngsters and their families to an appreciation and respect
environment, through conservation methods encouraged by means
of hands-on participation in the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Youngsters and adults alike are invited to visit the Kids All-American
Fishing Derby web site at www.kids-fishing.com. Groups or agencies interested in receiving information
about hosting a kids fishing derby in their community in 2002
should contact: Hooked On Fishing International, P O Box 660,
Ketchum, OK 74349, fax: (918) 782-4324, or e-mail email@example.com.
Super Bowl of Bass Fishing
Returns to New Orleans
Delta to Host
The 31st BASS Masters Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala., January
19, 2001 - Professional
prestigious event -- the BASS Masters Classic -- is set to return
Orleans August 2-4. Read
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