$139,000 was paid out to state chapters and individual members in 2008, courtesy of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Alliance presented by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Lowrance Electronics and Optima Batteries.
Two corporate sponsors and BASS founder Ray Scott are continuing to help the Federation Nation grow through the Drive the Nation program.
In a state where recreational fishing is connected to winter snowpack, California anglers remain concerned yet hopeful.
Water resources shared by the United States and Canada are now protected by law under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, an international agreement that creates a management partnership between the two countries.
Dissolved oxygen levels in Pennsylvania's premier smallmouth fishery were well below normal when the kills occurred.
As a legal showdown with the commonwealth of Pennsylvania loomed, three river dredgers dropped their appeal of tough new permitting requirements on western Pennsylvania rivers.
Hillsdale Reservoir will be the recipient of the first crop of largemouth bass produced in a new hatchery facility being built by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Volunteers from the Bartlesville Bassmasters and the Bushwhacker Weekly Jackpot Tournaments harvested 2,989 largemouth bass fingerlings from Hulah Lake, Oklahoma's nursery pond, in March.
When BASS member Bob Radney learned about Blake Muhlenbruck's auction to help the disabled go fishing, he knew he wanted to help.
In an effort to reduce stress levels and potential injuries to fish caught in tournaments, BASS introduced a new weigh-in checkpoint during the Bassmaster Central Open at Toledo Bend Reservoir in March.