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Wichita's Fralick wins Mr. Bass honors
Truman Lake Missouri-- (July 15, 2001)
--Larry Fralick of Wichita's Kansas Bassmasters led the field of anglers fishing in the Kansas Bass Chapter Federation Mr. Bass Tournament held at Truman Reservoir. Tom Stovall of Topeka's Flint Hills Bass Association won second place and had the big bass of the tournament. Read Complete Story

Thliveros Re-Petes as Bass Fishing Champion
at the Great Outdoor Games
Florida pro reverts to last year's strategy
to claim the Gold Medal

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - July 15, 2001 -
Entering the bass fishing competition at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games presented by Jeep, Peter Thliveros thought repeating his Gold medal performance of a year ago would be a longshot. However that's exactly what he did weighing in 12 pounds, 4 ounces during Sunday's finale. Read Complete Story

Father and Son In Tight Battle
for Great Outdoor Games Bass Fishing Gold
LAKE PLACID, N.Y.-July 14, 2001 -
The father and son duo of Roland and Scott Martin headline a star-studded cast of B.A.S.S. pros that qualified on Saturday for the Bass Fishing finals at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games presented by Jeep. Read Complete Story

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - July 13, 2001 -
Ten of the 11 B.A.S.S. anglers competing in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games presented by Jeep took advantage of another day of practice on Friday. Tim Horton, however, was forced to make the most of his one and only day on Ossetah Lake prior to Saturday's first day of competition. Read Complete Story

BASS Fishing's Best To Weigh-In Next Week
In ESPN's Great Outdoor Games
Several BASS Masters Classic Contenders Prepare For Tune-up At Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (July 5, 2001) ---
With the BASS Masters Classic quickly approaching, anglers in this year's field are focusing all of their attention on fishing's premier event. Or are they? Read Complete Story

Brunswick sells Zebco division
June 29, 2001 -
Each spring finds anglers and soon-to-be anglers searching for a fishing reel. Many of them buy a reel from Zebco, one of the countries best known companies in fishing.

This spring, W. C. Bradley Co. decided to buy the entire company. They finalized the purchase the Zebco division of Brunswick Corporation.

During the past year, Brunswick had been trying to sell the company and other divisions in an effort to devote their attention to fewer operations. Read Complete Story

Four of top ten use Swim Tails to help increase success
Blan and Treece win 2001 Summer Crappie Classics Tournament June 24 at Clinton Lake
June 24, 2001 -
The team of Blan and Treece had ten fish worth $176 each to win the 2001 Stabor Summer Crappie classics tournament at Clinton Lake State Park on June 24. The two were able to weigh in ten Crappie totaling 9.49 pounds to earn a $1,760.95 paycheck. Read Complete Story

Winters wins Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake
Grove, Okla., (June 18, 2001) -
Steve Winters of Derby, Kan., outpaced 77
competitors Saturday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces to win $3,194 and 200 points on the boater side of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Plains Division tournament on Grand Lake.

Winters edged out Jeff Tipton of Afton, Okla., by 1 pound, 15 ounces in the
one-day event that set out from Red 11 Port. Tipton finished with a five-bass catch weighing 12 pounds, 13 ounces to win $1,597.
Read Complete story

Group working to help physically challenged enjoy fishing during the summer
Hi, Gal's & Guys, thought you might like to know, right here in your backyard, a small group is working on a program to take physically challenged men, women, & youngsters boating & fishing. This will be done without charge to them, throughout the summer months, seven day a week, weather permitting.

We have come up with a way for the entire project to be self-supporting and at this time, a new website is being constructed. If you have any ideas that may assists the project, please email us at or call ( 1-316 ) 264-4274. We are normally always in, and your suggestions will be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

Crappie tournament slated for Clinton in June
Stabor Line Locks is sponsoring a crappie tournament at Clinton in June with a guaranteed first place prize of $1,000. Zeiner's is also paying cash awards for top ten finishes to anglers using Swim Tail® lures. Read Story

Evinrude Outboards Back in 2002
as an Operation Bass Outboard Sponsor
MINNEAPOLIS--(BW SportsWire)--June 4, 2001
--Operation Bass Inc.
and Bombardier Recreational Products have announced a new, multi-year
sponsorship pact beginning in 2002 that will make Evinrude Outboards
one of the official outboard motor sponsors of Operation Bass'

Evinrude Outboards returns to the Operation Bass sponsor family,
replacing Mercury Outboards. The leading outboard manufacturer will
sponsor 149 bass and walleye fishing events throughout the country
including the prestigious Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series,
Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Circuit and Texas
Tournament Trail.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Evinrude Outboards back on our
sponsorship team," said Irwin L. Jacobs, chairman of Operation Bass.
"Evinrude was one of the founding Operation Bass sponsors dating back
to 1980. Their commitment to sport fishing and anglers has been
consistent and professional for decades. With the strong support of
Bombardier, we look forward to sharing a long-lasting relationship
with a world-renowned company that has long been a pioneer in the
development of marine propulsion engineering innovations."

Under the agreement, Evinrude will be one of two official outboard
motor sponsors. Their product will be featured on specially-designed
Ranger boats used during televised rounds of competition at Operation
Bass tournaments. Additionally, Evinrude will receive exposure through
on-site signage, advertising spots during Wal-Mart FLW Tour telecasts,
advertising in Bass Fishing magazine, inclusion in Operation Bass
promotional and public relations material and prominence on the
company's popular Web sites.

"Bombardier is proud to bring Evinrude back to the nation's
premier family of bass tournaments," said Roch Lambert, Vice President
and General Manager of Bombardier Boats and Outboard Engines.
"Bombardier's experience in recreational products, including the
strength of the Evinrude and Johnson brands, combined with Irwin
Jacobs' terrific management team at Operation Bass and the partnership
of Wal-Mart, will make for a competitive and entertaining series of
tournaments. We're very pleased to be on board."

Evinrude, known by generations of boating and fishing enthusiasts
as the world's first name in outboards, will promote its patented
Ficht(R) Ram Injection direct fuel injection (DFI) technology at each
event. Evinrude's Ficht(R) Ram Injection direct fuel injection (DFI)
outboards provide anglers increased performance and fuel efficiency.
Outboards utilizing Ficht technology cut fuel consumption by up to 35
percent while reducing hydrocarbon emissions by up to 88 percent and
cutting oil usage by one-half.

Other leading sponsors of the 2001 Wal-Mart FLW Tour are ALPO Pet
Foods, BFGoodrich Tires, Black & Decker, Chevrolet, CITGO, Coleman,
Conseco, Energizer, EverStart Batteries, Frito-Lay, Fujifilm,
Kellogg's, Land O'Lakes, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Pepsi, Plano Tackle
Systems, Poulan, Ranger Boats, Shop-Vac, Snickers Cruncher Bar, Timex,
US Bank, Visa, Wal-Mart, Weed Eater, Wrangler and Yamaha Outboards.
ACDelco spark plugs and oil filters, David sunflower seeds, ACT II,
Excalibur, Strike King and Eagle Claw and Daiwa are associate sponsors
of the 2001 tour.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and service company,
is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft,
rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It
is also a provider of financial services and asset management. The
Corporation employs 79,000 people in 23 countries in North America,
Europe and Asia, and more than 90 percent of its 16.1 billion dollars
in revenues are generated outside Canada.

Operation Bass is the leading fishing tournament organization in
the world. With 149 events held during 2001, the Wal-Mart FLW Tour,
EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
Series and Texas Tournament Trail could award more than $16 million to
participating anglers, more than all other national tournament
organizations combined.

For more information on Operation Bass, visit or call 270/362-4880. For more information on
Evinrude Outboards, visit

Youth fishing program celebrates 15th anniversary
Nation's largest kids fishing program continues efforts in promoting the sport of fishing

KETCHUM, OK ­ Over six million served! That's the theme at Hooked On
Fishing International (HOFI), organizer of the Kids All-American Fishing
Derby program. From its beginning in 1987, 15 years ago, more than 6
million kids and family members have participated in the fishing derby
program. The individual derby venues will number more than 700 in 2001, in all 50 states, and are hosted locally by parks and recreation departments, community service organizations, and state and federal agencies including the U. S. Forest Service.

The 2001 Kids All-American Fishing Derby program is for the second
consecutive year under the title sponsorship of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Additional sponsors for the program include Berkley PowerBait, Dubble
Bubble Bubble Gum, Eagle Claw,, Frito-Lay, Fujifilm, G3 Boats, Laker (Jadico), Pepsi, Southwest Airlines, Trilene, Water Gremlin and Zebco. Each child attending a local derby will receive souvenirs, supplies and more, complements of the sponsors.

The year 2001 program will feature:
A Nationwide Frito-Lay/Pepsi "Kids Casting" Contest ­ Each youngster is
allowed two casts at a target, with local winners receiving the reel and
rod combo as their prize. All youngsters participating in the event will
have their name entered in a nationwide drawing , with a special prize
being awarded to the grand prize winner. Zebco will provide the official
reel and rod combos for each contest.

The Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest ­ The youngster catching the largest fish
at each derby receives an award certificate. State-level winners receive a
Fujifilm QuickSnap 2-Pack Camera and an award certificate and are
automatically entered into the national competition, with grand prize
winners being determined for the largest freshwater fish and saltwater
fish. Each national level winner will receive a special Fujifilm "Gift
Basket" and a $500 savings bond.

All participants at each derby are encouraged to "Fish, Photograph and
Release", as part of the new Fujifilm "FPR" Program. This new conservation initiative has been developed to encourage kids, age 16 and under, to catch a fish, have their picture taken with the catch, then release the fish back into the water. It's an innovative way to get kids to try their hand at fishing and drives home the message about environmental preservation.

Details of a special Fujifilm "FPR" Photo Contest will be made available to
each youngster attending one of the Kids All-American Fishing Derbies.
The Southwest Airlines "I Caught a Fish" Contest: Every youngster catching a fish at a Kids All-American Fishing Derby event ­ any specie, any size ­ is eligible for this drawing. The youngster simply fills out an entry form which is returned to HOFI. The national grand prize winner, whose name will be drawn at the conclusion of all the derbies, will receive four round trip tickets to any Southwest Airlines published destination.

With events scheduled across the nation, Wal-Mart stores in select
locations will partner to host these fishing derbies and will serve as a
pre-registration site prior to the events.

"In this our fifteenth year, we are pleased to have such an outstanding
group of sponsors for our program," said Gordon Holland, HOFI spokesman. "The corporate sponsors are helping to provide a fishing experience we're sure the youngsters will remember for a life time."

The philosophy of the Kids All-American Fishing Derby is to introduce all
youngsters and their families to an appreciation and respect for the
environment, through conservation methods encouraged by means of hands-on participation in the outdoors and the sport of fishing. Youngsters and adults alike are invited to visit the Kids All-American Fishing Derby web site at Groups or agencies interested in receiving information about hosting a kids fishing derby in their community in 2002 should contact: Hooked On Fishing International, P O Box 660, Ketchum, OK 74349, fax: (918) 782-4324, or e-mail

Super Bowl of Bass Fishing Returns to New Orleans
Louisiana Delta to Host
The 31st BASS Masters Classic

MONTGOMERY, Ala., January 19, 2001 - Professional fishing's most
prestigious event -- the BASS Masters Classic -- is set to return to New
Orleans August 2-4.
Read Complete Story

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