Published on 10-16-2012 10:52 AM

    The 2012 tournament held at Table Rock Lake started October 12, 2012 with a meeting at the Hillbilly Bowl with meeting room provided courtesy of Kimberling Inn. Guest speaker Brent Chapman, the 2012 B.A.S.S Angler of the Year, gave an inspiring speech to all of the fishermen. He detailed how this year had gone for him, both the ups and downs. Travis Scott with Conservation Federation of Missouri ...
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    Published on 10-02-2012 08:17 PM

    Sept. 26, 2012

    Editor's note: For coverage of the Open Series, go to bassmastermedia.com.

    Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Schedule Diverse and Challenging

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2013 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens will have it all — top prizes, berths in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, invitations to the Bassmaster Elite Series, a wide variety of waters and venues — and on a budget that respects the demands of both professional and amateur anglers.

    The Opens consist of nine events — three tournaments each in three divisions (Southern, Northern and Central) — in nine different states, covering rivers, natural lakes and man-made reservoirs and running from January in the South to October in the Central region.

    For the third season in a row, Opens tournament winners who compete in all three events in a single division will earn a berth in the Super Bowl of bass fishing, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. The “win-and-you’re-in” format has proved extremely popular. All 2012 Opens winners qualified for berths in the 2013 Classic, Feb. 22-24, on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees in Tulsa, Okla.
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    by Published on 09-17-2012 12:24 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. members will have an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s best bass anglers as registration for the Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program opens this month for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series season (see schedule below). The program gives members a unique glimpse into the world of the pros as they spend tournament days on the water, observing as the ...
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    Published on 08-27-2012 08:40 PM

    Beginning August 28, B.A.S.S. members and Bassmaster.com visitors can vote for the final four Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers to appear at Toyota Trucks All-Star week in Decatur, IL. Brent Chapman, Ott DeFoe, Terry Scroggins, Todd Faircloth, Randy Howell, Matt Herren, Kevin VanDam and Edwin Evers have already qualified by finishing in the top eight in angler of the year points. Another four anglers will be chosen by you. Twelve finalists will be selected from all entries and paired virtually
    with one of the twelve anglers. If your angler advances, you advance. If you’re paired with the angler that wins the Evan Williams Bourbon All Star Championship, you’ll win a Skeeter ZX 190 powered by a Yamaha VZ 150 TL!

    The promotion runs through September 10. Please ensure that all your state and club members are aware of the promotion and have the opportunity to vote. Voting daily increase their chances of winning a new boat and motor!

    In addition, attached are some web banners for use on your website. All banners should be linked to:

    Thanks for your continued support. Good luck voting! Please feel free to distribute this to all of your members.
    Published on 08-24-2012 12:53 PM

    BIRMINGHAM,Ala. — The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series offers something for everyone: riversand lakes; largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass; opportunities for recordcatches; and plenty of challenges for the world’s greatest bass anglers. Eightevents in seven different states promise to create a true test of the best andone of the most exciting Elite seasons ever.

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    Published on 08-16-2012 09:54 AM

    Inspired by the Army Bass Anglers, the Leavenworth Bass Club organizes local bass clubs, tournament anglers, and fishing guides to take wounded warriors and GWOT veterans out for a day of tournament bass fishing. Fishing For Freedom is modeled after similar events that are occurring across the nation. It is a no entry fee bass tournament that pairs professional anglers, avid tournament fishermen, and fishing guides with our returning heroes in a buddy bass tournament format on a local fishery. Our ...
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    Flower Mound High School near Dallas added a bass fishing team this year, and the sport is gaining popularity across the state.

    Video via MSN Bing @ NBC Dallas Fort-Worth ...
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    Published on 07-24-2012 10:04 PM

    Saturday September 15, 2012
    Smithville Lake - Hwy W Ramp

    7:00AM - 3:00PM

    Tournament benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Fishing for Freedom

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    by Published on 07-18-2012 12:12 PM
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    The Central Divisional for 2012 was held June 6 to 8 at the Atchafalaya Basin at Morgan City, Louisiana. The team consisted of Boaters: Ted Daniels, Kevin Smith, Greg Cooper, Bill Keesee Jr., David Smith, Justin Pace; Non-boaters: Tim Bankston, Gerald Pelzel, Harold Stark, Charles Harrington, Dan Chickering; Alternate: Daniel Stark; Team Captain: John Blankenbeker; 11 to 14 year old junior: Nathan Adams and 15 to 18 year old junior Brian Pahl. The tournament started with two days of practice, which included at least one alligator caught and released and a banquet on Tuesday evening.

    Wednesday the fishing started in earnest. Louisiana led after the first day and maintained their lead throughout the tournament. Missouri came in fourth that day and also kept that position throughout the tournament. Greg Cooper led Missouri the first day with an overall tournament place of fourth. Of course the rain held off until just as the barbecue was almost finished and then came down in a flood. Still everyone seemed to have a good time and they were able to help each other out for the next day.
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    by Published on 07-18-2012 12:07 PM

    Conservation Federation of Missouri “The Voice For Missouri Outdoors”

    Pre-Shoot Dinner & 6th Annual CFM Sporting Clays Classic!

    Published on 07-12-2012 09:01 AM
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    On Saturday, June 9th, the Joplin Backlashers sponsored a booth on boat and water safety at the Eleventh Annual Kids' Fishing Day at Kellogg Lake, in Carthage, Missouri. The Backlashers informed children and their parents/guardians about bass fishing techniques, ...
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    Published on 07-07-2012 11:32 AM

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