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    by Published on 03-18-2013 04:41 AM

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    March 4, 2013


    Sequestration To Withhold Millions From State Fish And Wildlife Programs


    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — If the federal government’s sequestration scheme to reduce spending continues as originally planned, millions of dollars will be withheld from the states for managing fish and wildlife.


    “I’m very sad that this is happening, and I’m disappointed that leaders in our government can’t work together to fix this,” said Noreen Clough, national conservation director for B.A.S.S. ...
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    Dear Fellow Anglers,

    Unnecessary and burdensome restrictions on lead in tackle are being proposed and implemented at an increasing rate. Already, strict bans have been implemented in five states and proposed in several others, despite the Environmental Protection Agency concluding on multiple occasions that sweeping bans on lead fishing
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    Published on 03-08-2013 06:02 PM

    The 2013 Spring Fling is fast approaching!
    There are currently 21 registered boats for the event and we’ll certainly take more.
    You won’t want to miss it!

    Check out the list of Current Entries (as of March 9, 2013)
    Published on 02-08-2013 05:06 PM

    David Ryan has been privately custom painting baits for himself and other tournament fisherman for the past 15 years. Now David is offering his custom baits to the Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation for the 2013 Season. David states, “As with just a few others in the industry, this is my only job. I have dedicated myself to the ...
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    by Published on 01-30-2013 11:28 PM

    Jan. 29, 2013

    Editor’s note: B.A.S.S. is now accepting applications for working media credentials for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 22-24, on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees out of Tulsa, Okla. Working media may click here to apply. Click here for a complete television schedule of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

    Lumberjacks, Hot Saws, Leaping Dogs and More — Much More — at the Bassmaster Classic

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bassmaster Classic fans can always expect a world-class fishing competition. But lumberjacks and Labrador retrievers?

    Count on it — and much, much more.

    With less than a month to go until the Feb. 22-24 Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, B.A.S.S. LLC and its many partners have been building on the list of free bonus entertainment for fans lucky enough to be in Tulsa, Okla., to watch the world championship.
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    Published on 01-22-2013 07:20 AM

    Specialguest, Stratos Pro-Staff member Mike McClelland, will join Smithville Marine, January 25 - 26, to celebrate the Fishing for Freedom (www.fishingforfreedom.us)tournament that provides Armed Forces Veterans the opportunity to jointournament bass anglers from across the Midwest with a day on the water.


    The specialtwo day event will include special seminars by Mike McClelland and severalraffles with all proceeds going to the Fishing for Freedom tournament program.


    The publicis invited to join us Friday evening, January 25for refreshments, special raffles and a fishing seminar. The event continues on Saturday, January 26 with additional entertainment. Learn more about this specialevent.


    This programis one of several to be hosted this year by Smithville Marine. Additional Details Online

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    by Published on 01-21-2013 07:16 PM


    WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that he will return to his home state of Colorado, having fulfilled his promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary. Secretary Salazar has informed President Obama that he intends to leave the Department by the end of March.

    “Colorado is and will always be my home. I look forward to returning to my family and Colorado after eight years in Washington, D.C.,” said Secretary Salazar. “I am forever grateful to President Obama for his friendship in the U.S. Senate and the opportunity he gave me to serve as a member of his cabinet during this historic presidency.”

    “I have had the privilege of reforming the Department of the Interior to help lead the United States in securing a new energy frontier, ushering in a conservation agenda for the 21st century, and honoring our word to the nation’s first Americans,” added Salazar. “I thank the more than 70,000 employees at the Department for their dedication to our mission as custodians of America’s natural and cultural resources. I look forward to helping my successor in a seamless transition in the months ahead.”
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    The Leavenworth Bass Club is hosting its fifth annual Fishing for Freedom (F3) event presented by The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 124 and the NECA/IBEW Power Partners at Truman Lake on 12 and 13 October 2013. Fishing for Freedom is modeled after other fishing tournaments; anglers are paired, there is a blast off at a designated start time, competitors go fishing for a certain amount of time, and at the end of the day a weigh-in is conducted to decide the winners. But that is where F3 and other bass tournament similarities end. F3 is an all volunteer event which pairs local and regional anglers with post 9/11 veterans and wounded warrior participants from all over the United States. This event is all about having a good time in the outdoors in an attempt to give back to these Heroes and show them how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. But most of all, it’s the smiles, laughter, cherished memories, and new friendships that endure.
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    Published on 01-16-2013 09:56 AM

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    Published on 01-13-2013 11:48 PM

    December 14, 2012 - Mountain View, CA - Boomerang Tool Company® and the Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) have entered into a strategic partnership to improve fishing across the nation. You can help protect and restore fish habitats in our nation’s reservoir systems with the Friends of Reservoirs non-profit foundation with your purchase of a unique Boomerang SNIP that cleanly cuts mono and braided line quickly and easily. Equipped with an LED light for dusk and night duty and a handy retractable line, these snips are indispensable for any fisherman. The SNIP line cutters with LED Light that will benefit the Friends of Reservoirs non-profit foundation are available in blue or gray.

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    Published on 01-13-2013 05:33 AM

    2013 Junior Bassmaster Tournament Schedule


    April 21 - Pomme de Terre (Hermitage State Park)
    May 19 - Stockton (Orleans Trail)
    June 23 - Truman (Berry Bend)
    July 20/21 - Lake of Ozarks (Coffman ramp) (night)
    August 17/18 - Pomme de Terre (night) (Hermitage State Park)
    September 22 - Lake of Ozarks (Pa HiTsi)
    October - State Tournament to be determined