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Robertson Becomes 1st Member of Ugly Stik Pro Staff
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Robertson Becomes 1st Member of Ugly Stik Pro Staff

  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Already the choice of anglers everywhere who just want to have fun regardless of what’s biting, Ugly Stik is taking its legacy for durability and accessibility to the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series with the addition of Matt Robertson as the brand’s first pro staff member.   The self-proclaimed “working man” said...

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Swanson Russell Hires Five in Omaha and Lincoln Offices

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Swanson Russell welcomes Libby Bullerdick, Bruce Hartford III, Joey Lenihan, Maddie Keast and Rick Kourchenko.   Bullerdick joins Swanson Russell as an associate digital producer and will work in the Omaha office. Prior to joining the agency, she served as an integrated planning associate at Kelly Scott Madison, a media agency...

Navico Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer
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Navico Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer

Egersund, Norway – Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad Yachting, B&G® and C-MAP® brands, announced the hiring of its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer this week as the company has made sustainability one of its core strategic pillars globally across its brands, products, operations and production. Tara Norton joins Navico as Chief Sustainability Officer from French multinational Engie...

Outboard Engine Sales Report Available from NMMA
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Outboard Engine Sales Report Available from NMMA

The first section of NMMA’s 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Outboard Engine Sales Trends, is now available. Outboard engine retail sales rose for the ninth consecutive year in 2020 to a total of 330,000 units, the highest annual sales volume in 20 years and up 18% compared to 2019. Other key insights from the...

Fishing Northland’s Glo-Shot Fire-Belly Spoon
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Fishing Northland’s Glo-Shot Fire-Belly Spoon

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bagley and Northland Fishing Tackle pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson is not only known for his prowess on bass waters, but also has a storied career on the ice. When he’s not traveling on the Bassmaster Elite Season, you can find Gussy somewhere on Lake of the Woods’ expansive waters near his hometown...

Crafting the Best Bass Rods on Earth at St. Croix
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Crafting the Best Bass Rods on Earth at St. Croix

PARK FALLS, Wisc. – Successful anglers learn something from every outing on the water. St. Croix does, too. Just as an angler experiments with different presentations to maximize results, the family-owned American rodcrafters never stop looking for new ways of combining the latest materials and technologies to craft and deliver the Best Rods on Earth®....

Suntex Acquires Prime Marina Miami
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Suntex Acquires Prime Marina Miami

Dallas, Texas – Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best in-class marina properties, announced today it has acquired Prime Marina Miami. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, adjacent to city hall and local businesses, the property serves a strong and affluent boating market south of downtown Miami. Effective immediately, Suntex...

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Annapolis Boat Shows to Combine into Bay Bridge Show

Annapolis, MD – The Annapolis Boat Shows is set to combine their two spring shows into one expanded 2021 Bay Bridge Boat Show. From April 15-18, the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, Md will host the largest, in-water power and sailboat show in the Mid-Atlantic.  Attendees will have the opportunity to climb aboard hundreds of boats, both...

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Europe Moves Toward Lead Ban in All Fishing Gear

The European body investigating the effect of lead in fishing tackle on the environment and health has concluded that an EU-wide restriction on its use would be justified. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has also called for an immediate ban on the use of lead sinkers when they are deliberately dropped to the waterbed –...

Play Rapala Fantasy Fishing, Win Big Prizes
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Play Rapala Fantasy Fishing, Win Big Prizes

  MINNEAPOLIS/BIRMINGHAM, AL — Do you love watching Bassmaster Elite fishing pros duke it out all spring and summer in America’s most prestigious fishing tournament series? If you do, maybe you should consider taking your passion for pro bass fishing to a whole new level – and maybe you’ll win some cool prizes from Rapala...