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 09:04 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 11:12 AM
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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 11:07 AM

    Conservation Federation of Missouri “The Voice For Missouri Outdoors”

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

    Published on 07-12-2012 08:01 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 10:32 AM

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    Receive a 10% discount from Solar Bat sunglasses by going to www.solarbat.com and entering the code MOFN6 FEDREATION NATION at checkout
    Published on 06-28-2012 09:21 AM

    Brian Kellhofer writes...

    The Cass County Elks Lodge, located in Harrisonville, MO works closely with the VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO to provide day to day and relief supplies to our Veterans that are either in the hospital or routinely visit the hospital for treatment. This also includes the homeless Veterans division that is tied to the hospital ...
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    Published on 06-26-2012 06:59 PM

    Letter to Mr. Shawn Veninga regarding Crayfish Regulation

    Dear Mr. Veninga:

    Thank you for your interest in the regulations process and the recent Wildlife Code changes that restrict the sale of live crayfish for bait in Missouri. As the Chairman of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Regulations Committee, I place ...
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    Published on 06-26-2012 06:54 PM

    Under the Documents section, you can find the 2012 Request for Proposals from the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership.

    RFHP has approximately $90,000 available for grants and they anticipate funding 5-8 projects in the $10,000-$20,000 range.

    The deadline for proposal submission is 1 September, 2012.
    Projects should be submitted electronically to Jeff Boxrucker at the e-mail address in the flyer.
    by Published on 06-24-2012 05:10 PM

    Here are the results of the Eldon Bassmasters Kids Fishing Tournament.

    This was a pretty good year except for a few mishaps...
    All in all we had a good turn out with the heat and other activities that went on this Saturday.

    We had a total of 80 kids and their families and others that came out to have a great time of fishing.

    There was a total of 186 fish caught that arrange from Blue Gills to Bass and Cat fish.

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    Published on 06-04-2012 05:52 PM

    State President, Jim Zieger writes...

    46 Boats Entered

    Donation to CMN
    $1656.00 Tournament Entries
    $500.00 MO BASS Donation
    $2165.00 Total Donation

    Big Bass Everett Allday 5.17lbs. $460.00
    1st Place Richard Herling/Tim Smith 14.67lbs. $940.00
    2nd Place Gary Soske/Bryce Soske 12.97lbs. $550.00
    3rd Place Brett Fickle/Joseph Hull 12.45lbs. $445.00
    4th Place Scott Campbell/Tony Lain 11.98lbs. $300.00
    5th Place Dave Epema/Brendon Rowland 11.51lbs. $249.00

    102 Fish Weighed
    224.92 lbs.

    Thank You to all that participated!
    Published on 05-17-2012 07:03 PM

    May 19-20, 2012

    Table Rock Lake, Missouri

    Host Hotel:
    Big Cedar Lodge

    Entry Fees:
    $100 One Day Entry - $150 Two Day Entry (Per Angler)

    Grand Prize: 2012 Nitro Z8 with Mercury 200 HP Pro XS motor. Value: $35,000.00

    Hourly Payouts:
    1st Place: $500
    2nd Place: $400
    3rd Place: $300
    4th Place: $200
    5th Place: $100
    Free custom Quantum rod for first 100 entrants -- Click here to see 2012 tour rod

    Registration Location(s):
    Thursday May 17th - 5pm-7pm - Bass Pro Shops Branson
    Friday May 18th - 12pm-7pm - Bass Pro Shops Springfield

    Free custom Quantum rod for first 100 entrants.
    Rods can be picked at the two registration locations above during the times listed.

    Start Time:
    Safe Light (TBA, via text and/or radio)

    Open Big Bass

    Weigh In Location:
    Bent Hook Marina - Big Cedar Lodge 612 Devil's Pool Road Ridgedale, MO (417) 339-5057

    Weigh In Times:
    8 -9, 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3

    Visit http://oakleybigbass.com/events/2012...Bass-Classic-/ for Entry Forms and Registration