2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year’s Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has […]

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Giving Tuesday with The Ike Foundation®

November 8, 2022– The Ike Foundation® has had a busy year of hosting several kids fishing events as well as donating to several kids fishing organizations across the country. While The Ike Foundation®’s mission is to introduce urban and rural children to the wholesome sport of fishing, we are also dedicated to instilling in them […]

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Bassmaster Panel Overturns Gregory’s Pickwick Disqualification

After an investigation and appeals process, Drew Gregory’s disqualification from the 2022 Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series at Pickwick Lake presented by TourneyX has been overturned. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials announced today that, after an extensive investigation and appeals process, Drew Gregory’s disqualification from the Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series at Pickwick Lake powered […]

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Monetti Wins Bassmaster College Classic Bracket

UNC Charlotte’s Louis Monetti, of Brielle, N.J., has won the 2022 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket on Lake Greenwood presented by Lew’s and will compete in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.Photos by Dalton Tumblin/B.A.S.S. GREENWOOD, S.C. — As he ran back to Greenwood State Park on Championship Monday of the Bassmaster College Classic […]

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Keith Poche Wins Bassmaster Open on the Red River

eith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., has won the 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Central Open at Red River presented by Mossy Oak Fishing with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 12 ounces.Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S. Poche Prevails With Bassmaster Central Open Victory On Louisiana’s Red River BOSSIER CITY, La. — You might say Keith Poche […]

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Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year Aoki Set to Retire

Japanese Angler Aoki Retires From Bassmaster Elite Series BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year and Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic qualifier Daisuke Aoki has announced his retirement from the Bassmaster Elite Series. The 39-year-old angler hailing from Yamanashi, Japan, has fished professionally for 20 years, including one season on the Bassmaster […]

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Jay Yelas Fishes His Last Tournament

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jay Yelas is retiring from tournament competition to concentrate on his work with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. “I decided to retire from tournament fishing to focus on running the C.A.S.T.  for Kids Foundation,” the 57-year-old said. “So I’ve fished my last tournament.” Yelas, who won the 2002 Bassmaster Classic and was […]

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