Latest Content: Conservation News

Reed leads army of Istokpoga volunteers

Jul 28, 2015

Every bass fishery should have a friend like Jim Reed. Fortunately for Florida’s Lake Istokpoga, that’s where the retired Air Force test pilot and Vietnam vet decided to live and focus his efforts.

Maldonado to champion Utah conservation

Jul 20, 2015

Following a 13-year break, Utah’s first B.A.S.S. Nation conservation director, Walt Maldonado, is back in the saddle and eager to be a voice again for bass fishing and conservation in his state.

Gulf oil spill settlement reaction

Jul 10, 2015

Last week, BP, the U.S. Justice Department, and the five Gulf states made public the terms of a settlement agreement regarding the company’s role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

'Noreen will be smiling down on us'

Jul 4, 2015

A boat launch named in memory of Noreen Clough opened in Wisconsin earlier this month.

West Virginia chapter recognized for habitat enhancement

Jun 26, 2015

The West Virginia B.A.S.S. Nation has been placing spider blocks in Summersville Lake for five years to enhance fish habitat.

Locks open on the Mon

Jun 18, 2015

For the first time since 2012, anglers and boaters will be able to pass through the Opekiska and Hildebrand locks, as well as take advantage of extended operating hours at the Morgantown lock.

Oregon considering removing bag limits for smallmouth

Jun 16, 2015

Oregon may be poised to bow to political pressures and remove bag limits from smallmouth bass on the Columbia River. This could happen as early as Friday, June 19, when the state’s Warmwater Working Group meets.

B.A.S.S. announces official launch of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

Jun 1, 2015

B.A.S.S. announced today, along with a large coalition of angler groups, the official launch of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online.

Kansas clubs add habitat to Wilson

Jun 1, 2015

Volunteers assembled and sank 30 structures in groups of three to five in shallow water on secondary points around Lake Wilson and marked them with GPS coordinates,

How far bass travel

May 22, 2015

In summer 2014, fisheries biologists tagged bass caught in a tournament to see if the bass released near the weigh-in site would make it back to the main lake on their own.

Texas organizations partner to prevent spread of zebra mussels

May 21, 2015

TPWD and a coalition of partners are working together to remind boaters to “Clean, Drain and Dry” their boats, trailers, and gear before traveling to another water body.

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