Published on 04-03-2013 12:14 PM


    McKenzie, Tenn. –Junior Bass Masters Missouri State Champion, Brian Pahl signed with the Bethel University Bass program Tuesday. Brian is the son of Larry and Linda Pahl of Wildwood, Missouri and plans to major in Biology at Bethel.
    The Eureka High School product was also recruited by Southeast Missouri State University. He chose Bethel because of the fishing program and feels he will obtain a quality education.
    Bethel Head Coach Garry Mason commented on the decision. "Brian is the current Junior Bass Masters Missouri State Champion. We welcome him to our program and we are certainly excited about his decision to join us here at Bethel. He will bring a huge amount of fishing skills and knowledge to our team."

    Brian will be attending Bethel on a athletic and academic scholarship. Bethel University, located in Mckenzie, Tennessee, is a small private college which boasts the number one ranked collegiate fishing team in the country.

    Brian also learned recently that he was one of twenty St. Louis area high school seniors to earn the Vantage Credit Union Quest for Knowledge Scholarship. He will receive this award at a ceremony on April 24, 2013.

    Linda and I wanted to thank everyone who has mentored Brian over the years. Your influence on Brian has helped him achieve his dream of attending college and competing at the college level.

    Linda and Larry
    by Published on 03-18-2013 05:41 AM


    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 07:02 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 06:06 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 01-31-2013 12:28 AM

    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 08:20 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 08:16 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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