Latest Content: Conservation News

Canada club launches VHS education and awareness campaign

May 29, 2013

AURORA, Ontario — After two major die-offs occurred on Lake Simcoe because of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), members of Ontario's Aurora Bassmasters decided to educate area anglers about the disease.

Ontario's Scanlon Creek restored

May 29, 2013

AURORA, Ontario — The Aurora Bassmasters from the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation worked to restore Scanlon Creek by planting native vegetation. "The club partnered with Ontario Streams and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to adopt Scanlon Creek within the Conservation Area," said Wil Wegman of the Aurora Bassmasters. "The online pond was recently taken 'off-line' because of water quality issues and degraded habitat. The club began work in early spring 2012 and planted an assortment of native wetland plants, trees and shrubs.

Illinois volunteers clean up Round Lake

May 29, 2013

Anglers in Illinois dedicated 60 man-hours to dispose of hundreds of pounds of trash from Round Lake.

Bass vs. salmon: Can they not coexist?

May 24, 2013

This speech, which Noreen Clough presented at an American Fisheries Society meeting in Boise, Idaho, takes on Columbia River managers who want to remove bass regulations in order to protect salmon.

Legislation passed to keep fishing access open on Cumberland River

May 22, 2013

Both Houses of Congress passed the Freedom to Fish Act, which will remove unnecessary access restrictions to recreational fishing along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky.

California clubs participate in Creek Week

May 14, 2013

California club members removed more than 100 pounds of debris from Folsom Lake.

Keeping Bass Alive

May 10, 2013

Since 1972, B.A.S.S. has been a leader in bass conservation. This article contains tips and tricks to keeping your catch alive.

FWC discovers new bass species

May 8, 2013

Scientists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have uncovered a new species of black bass in the southeastern United States.

New Hampshire anglers face costly ban on lead tackle

Apr 24, 2013

The New Hampshire State House Fish and Game and Marine Committee will be deliberating and voting on bill SB 89, which would ban lead in fishing tackle, on Thursday, April 25.

Legislators tackle Asian carp issue

Mar 27, 2013

Legislators have put the bipartisan Strategic Response to Asian Carp Invasion Act on the table, in hopes that a restructuring of the powers that be will improve the decision-making process regarding control of the species.

Groups send plea for conservation programs to be saved

Mar 25, 2013

Several outdoors organizations, including B.A.S.S., sent a letter today to the nation's leaders, asking that they recognize the importance and value of conservation programs in the upcoming budget negotiations.