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Free Lucky Craft bait for card carrying Kansas bass club members Feb 11-13 in Topeka
Hello Anglers,
This Friday thru Sunday (February, 11-13, 2005) at the Topeka Boat and Outdoors Show (Kansas Expo Center), a booth organized by Bass World West of Santa Ana, California, will feature a wide variety of bass fishing tackle that's not readily available to Kansas anglers.

Pure Fishing Announces the Purchase
of Stren Fishing Lines
Spirit lake, Iowa, Feb. 10, 2004 -
Pure Fishing announced that it has purchased the fishing related assets of Remington Arms Company, Inc., including the popular Stren brand, effective Feb. 10, 2004. Details

Zebra Mussels have invaded Kansas
and need to be stopped
Jan. 12, 2004 - El Dorado Reservoir -
By now most anglers and boaters are aware of the discovery of the dreaded Zebra Mussels at El Dorado Reservoir. Details

Second Annual Open
Rogue Only Bass Tournament
Saturday, March 6, 2004
Dec 29, 2003
- If you like fishing Rogues in the spring, here's the tournament for you. Details

"Eight in One" Benefit Big Bass Tournament
Grand Lake - March 6, 2004

Dec 9, 2003 - $240,000 Total Cash Payback Plus the Chance to Win a H2 Hummer* Details


300,000 young anglers participated
in the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby

DEC. 1, 2003 - KETCHUM, Okla. Producers of the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby announced that Riley Horgan, 12, of Minnetrista, MN, and Rio Kadake, 10, Kake, AK, have been named freshwater and saltwater national grand prize winners of the Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest. Details

Trout tournament
will benefit Operation Home Run
Nov. 16, 2003 -
Trout anglers have a chance to have fun, win prizes and help Operation Home Run efforts. Details

Tulsa To Host 2004 CITGO
BASS Federation Championship
Oct. 29, 2003 - TULSA, OK.
Bass anglers from 53 Federations will battle for their sport's amateur world championship title on Oklahoma's Keystone Lake next spring, officials announced today.
BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, and representatives of the local host committee gathered at the Oklahoma Aquarium to announce that the CITGO BASS Federation Championship presented by Busch Beer will be April 19-24, 2004. Details

Trout stocking has started
October 15, 2003 -
Check out the trout stocking schedule for 2003-2004 and compare it to last year's. Details

Catfish tournament to be held in Nowata, Oklahoma September 27, 2003
Catfish anglers have a chance at prize money in late September. Details

Grand prize of $5,000 and hourly prizes
in annual Make-A-Wish tournament
Kansas B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation once agains sponsors big bass tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. Details

Read the latest from BASS
August 27, 2003 - Inside BASS by BASS Communications/ BASS keeps you posted on interesting stories about the pros. Alton Jones talks with President Bush. Lonnie Stanley undergoes surgery. Read it All

Crappie Angler Sportsman Tour Announces Fall 2003 Schedule - Three close to Kansas
August 15, 2003 - Overland Park, KS ­ The Crappie Angler Sportsman Tour announced Friday they will host 3 fall qualifying events to kick off the 2004 tournament season. All C.A.S.T. qualifying events will again offer a $1,500 guaranteed minimum payout and the opportunity to qualify to compete at the 2004 Classic for a guaranteed $10,000 first place prize. Read Complete Story

White Perch Frenzy fishing tournament
to be held August 30 - Win prizes

In an effort to thin the White Perch numbers at Cheney, a White Perch fishing tournament will be held Saturday, May 25. Plenty of prizes to win. Read Complete Details

BASS, Bass Pro Shops to Launch Line
of Bassmaster Merchandise

by BASS Communications/ BASS and the Kansas Angler
(Aug. 01, 2003 - NEW ORLEANS, LA)... BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, has signed a multi-year agreement with Bass Pro Shops, the world's leading supplier of outdoor gear, to be the official outdoor retailer for BASS and to expand the Bassmaster brand into a line of high-quality fishing products designed for and by BASS anglers. Read Complete Story

Classic Day 3
New Jersey pro takes top honors in Classic
Iaconelli scores narrow victory in the Big Easy
August 3, 2003 - NEW ORLEANS, La. -
Confidence has never been a problem for Michael Iaconelli. And on Sunday, in the giant marshland known as the Louisiana Delta, he lived up to the old Dizzy Dean adage that, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up." Read Complete Story

BassMaster Classic Day 2
Kansan Brent Chapman finishes in 27th with limit
New Jersey Pro Assumes Lead In CITGO Bassmaster Classic
Iaconelli Holds 2-Plus-Pound Cushion
Entering Sunday's Final Round

Michael Iaconelli leads round 2 after a challenging day,
or engine trouble and Mother Nature.
(Aug. 02, 2003 - NEW ORLEANS, LA)...
Thirty-three-year-old New Jersey pro Michael Iaconelli on Saturday morning recovered from mechanical problems that left him temporarily adrift in the Gulf of Mexico to take the lead in the $700,000 CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer entering Sunday's final round. Read Complete Story

Kansan Brent Chapman in 28th with limit of smaller fish
Menendez And Four-Legged Friend Take Classic Lead
Kentucky Pro and His Yellow Lab
Team Up to Best America's Top Anglers
by BASS Communications/ BASS

(Aug. 01, 2003 - NEW ORLEANS, LA)... Kentucky pro Mark Menendez, joined in his boat by a yellow Lab named Barkley, posted a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces on Friday to take the first-round lead in the $700,000 CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer. Read Complete Story

Sixty-one get their dance card
BASS announces field for 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic
Kansan Brent Chapman earns spot again

MONTGOMERY, Ala. BASS, the world's largest fishing organization has announced the official field of competitors for the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic presented by Busch Beer, scheduled Aug. 1-3 in New Orleans, La. Read Complete Story

Zeiner's and radio 1070-AM join
for revival of fishing reports
Years ago, anglers tuned to 1070-AM to find out the latest in fishing reports and news. For years, those reports were sponsored by Jim Zeiner, Sr and his bait and tackle business. Read Complete Story

Jason Baird wins BASS Federation Central Div HAYS, Kan. After Jason Baird brought in more than 25 pounds of fish on day two of the BASS Federation Central Divisional at Cedar Bluff reservoir, everyone thought he had locked up the winner's spot everyone, that is, except Baird, himself. Friday's final round proved him wrong. Read Complete Story

Tips for taking kids fishing
KETCHUM, Okla. -
Psst. Mom, Dad. If you're ready to take the little person
in your house on his or her first fishing trip, here are three words of

Just have fun. Read Complete Story

White Perch Frenzy fishing tournament
to be held May 25 - Win prizes

In an effort to thin the White Perch numbers at Cheney, a White Perch fishing tournament will be held Saturday, May 25. Plenty of prizes to win. Read Complete Details

Everybody's a Winner at the World's Largest Fishing Event for Kids.
And Some Win Twice.

KETCHUM, Okla. The people who organize the world's largest fishing
program for young anglers proudly brag that "everybody's a winner." And
this year, they will also tell you, some young people will win twice. Read Complete Information

Oklahoma Crappie moving shallow
Check out this week's fishing report from lakes across Oklahoma and you
will soon detect a recurring theme. Read Complete Story

Big fish striper tournament scheduled
The Kansas Striper Association is sponsoring a nationally sanctioned big fish striper tournament at Lake Wilson in May. Read Complete Story

87-pound blue catfish breaks state record
Some would argue that catching a record fish is all skill and others would say it is all luck, but maybe it has a whole lot more to do with just getting out and going fishing. Read Complete Story

Young Breed of Pros Invade National Scene

Inside BASS - week 3-10-03
by BASS Communications/ BASS

(Mar. 11, 2003 - Montgomery, AL)... You see them at every CITGO Bassmaster tournament, the young, flat-bellied troops of eager, aggressive pros invading a sport that was once dominated by the most seasoned of anglers. Read Complete Story

Add a Pencil to Your Vest
(Or TAG-You're It)
by Judy Boston, MSFF Conservation Director

Feb. 28, 2003 - You have an opportunity to assist the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) trout biologists gather important data over time concerning the effectiveness of catch-&-release (C&R) areas on Arkansas trout waters. Read Complete Story

Kansan Brent Chapman still in 12th
Two other Kansans, Kingsley and Sprague in top 200
2003 BassFan.com World Rankings
Feb. 27, 2003 -
Three Kansans are now in the top 200 in BassFan.com world rankings. See the top 200 pros.

Angler reels in the third largest
largemouth bass in the state

One more meal, perhaps a shad or a few crayfish, and the smile on Dave
Masters, face would be even brighter. Not that Masters was hungry, but if
the huge, 14-pound, 8.5-ounce largemouth bass he caught recently was just three ounces heavier, it would have broken the state record. Read Complete Story


U.S. Military Bases
Take Kids Fishing Program to New Level

Feb 16, 2003 KETCHUM, Okla. This year the Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby program will take its fishing events beyond the lakes and rivers of the United States. Casting across the world's two biggest ponds, the Atlantic and Pacific, organizers have scheduled derbies for 2003 at U.S. military bases in Japan, Korea, Germany and England. Read Complete Story

Statistics tell the story of the 2002 Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derbies

December 26, 2002 - KETCHUM, Okla. Who ever said that statistics were dry didn't know about the world's largest kids fishing program, the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derbies. Godon Holland shares the 2002 stats from the ponds of play for 250,000 young anglers ages 5 to 16 participating in the over 1,500 individual events held nationwide. Read Complete Story

BASSMASTER'S 2003 Tackle Guide
is available free at Zeiner's
December 23, 2002 -
December 2002's issue of BASSMASTER Magazine featured a 40 page tackle guide for 2003. The guide features lures, terminal tackle, line, rods, reels, tackle boxes and more. Read Complete Story

Top four teams use Swim Tail® lures in tournament
Cross and Simmons win 2002 Summer Crappie Classics Tournament June 23 at Milford Lake
June 23, 2002 -
The team of Steve Cross of Carbondale and Terry Simmons of Overbrook had ten fish for a total weight of 9.26 lbs to win the 2002 Stabor Summer Crappie classics tournament at Milford Lake on June 23. The two won a total of $1,310 in prizes. Helping them with their win were yellow, white and green (chartreuse) Swim Tail® lures. The pair also won second big fish of the tournament. The pair finished second last year in the Stabor Classic. Read Complete Story

Trout stocking schedule for Kansas
October 15 marked the beginning of the 2002-2003 trout season. Trout were stocked in many areas during the two weeks prior to that. Check the stocking schedule that runs from October 2002 to January 2003.


Fishing's biggest week returns to the Big Easy July 28-Aug. 3, 2003

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Sept. 12, 2002 - B.A.S.S. officials joined with Louisiana Lt. Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco to announce that New Orleans will be the host city for the CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic presented by Busch Beer, July 28 through Aug. 3. Read complete story

Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV) Fact Sheet

1. What is Largemouth Bass Virus?
It is one of more than 100 naturally occurring viruses that affect fish but not warm-blooded animals. Origin is unknown, but it is related to a virus found in frogs and other amphibians and nearly identical to a virus isolated in fish imported to the U.S. for the aquarium trade. Although the virus is carried by other fish species, to date, it has produced disease only in largemouth bass. Scientists do not know how the virus is transmitted or how it is activated into disease. In addition, they know of no cure or preventative, as is commonly the case with viruses. Read Complete Story

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