Friday, August 6, 2010

Snook Season Will Remain Closed

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will extend the closure of snook season to Sept 16th as the snook population tries to recover from a record cold winter. It is still legal to catch snook during the closure but an angler may not harvest or possess a snook. The FWC will reassess how the population is progressing later in the season and may close it further upon review. You can read more on this subject at:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Win an Airrus Rod at Bounty Fishing

There will be a new Bounty Fishing bass tournament for the Southern region from Aug 8th through Aug 15th. The first place winner will receive $250 plus an Airrus Rod! To sign up, click the link below and sign up for free. The cost to enter the tournament is then $7 a day or you can fish all 7 days for $19. The angler with the longest bass at the end of the week wins! The contest also pays out the next 9 places as well.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cheating scandal at U.S. Open rocks bass-fishing community

This is a pretty crazy story coming out of California! A California tournament angler by the name of Mike Hart was caught cheating in a WON Open Tournament in California by placing lead sinkers in the belly of the fish that he caught to increase the weight and thus his placement in the standings and ultimately his earnings. People ask me all the time if people cheat in bass tournaments and I always tell them that we are a pretty tight knit group and that very little goes on because if you get caught your never going to be able to fish another tournament again! This guy will have a hard time not getting noticed in any tournament he trys to fish! He is subsequently banned for life from all WON Bass Tournaments and WON has stated to be pressing charges against Hart.

Here is the article from Pete Thomas of

Cheating scandal at U.S. Open rocks bass-fishing community