Latest Content: Conservation News

14-pound 'Hall of Famer' protected through Florida's TrophyCatch program

Jan 27, 2015

With the spawning season in full swing across much of the Sunshine State, Florida’s TrophyCatch program is serving as a powerful incentive for anglers to release giant female largemouth bass. The program, now in its third season, offers prizes for anglers who catch, document and release bass that weigh 8 pounds or more. There are three levels of qualification – Lunker (8-9.99 pounds), Trophy (10-12.99) and Hall of Fame (13 or greater) – and each offers a substantial list of prizes.

Arkansas River access improving

Jan 26, 2015

Access restoration for the Arkansas River’s legendary Coal Pile received a much needed budget increase in fall 2014, thanks to a $70,000 Fish Passage Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Saving fish from discarded soft plastics

Jan 23, 2015

We all need to do a better job of cleaning up the debris we casually toss into the lake.

Remembering Noreen Clough

Jan 20, 2015

There will never be another Noreen Clough. But we can all learn from this tenacious woman that barriers can be broken, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved, and that life should be lived like there’s no tomorrow.

Access being built in Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2015

Construction began in November 2014 on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River for an access site on Pool 4. It should be completed by June 2015.

Noreen Clough passes

Jan 17, 2015

Long time B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough passed away last night after a battle with liver and pancreatic cancer.

Alabama creates weigh-in pavilion

Dec 10, 2014

Beeswax Landing now has improved facilities and a new weigh-in station for tournaments.

Shimano/ B.A.S.S. Youth Conservation Initiative accepting proposals for grant assistance

Dec 2, 2014

The Shimano/B.A.S.S. Youth Conservation Initiative is now accepting project proposals from state chapters and B.A.S.S. Nation clubs through Jan. 15, 2015, for grant assistance.

Anglers concerned about safety on Eufaula

Dec 2, 2014

With little public notice, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has begun removing navigation markers from Lake Eufaula, a 45,000-acre impoundment filled with hazardous submerged timber, stump-covered flats and shallow shoals.

Bass Pro Shops wins award for protecting resources

Dec 1, 2014

The retailer has added more than a quarter-million trees for natural fish habitat and has removed tons of invasive species from our waters.

New Hampshire tags bass to study movement

Nov 27, 2014

Fisheries biologists soon will have a better understanding of bass movements in Big Squam and Little Squam Lakes, thanks to assistance and funding provided by the New Hampshire B.A.S.S. Nation.

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