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High School Fishing Digital Tournament from Lew’s and Strike King in Home Stretch

57 Teams Currently Competing in 12-week competitions

Lexington, S.C. – May 28, 2020 – The Lew’s / Strike King High School Fishing Digital Tournament has passed the halfway mark, and competitors are turning in some impressive results.

 

Alabama Bass Trail

McCaig and Hurst take the win at Weiss with a 6-pound lead over 2nd place

By Jason Duran
Photos by Chris Brown

With anglers chomping at the bits to get back to fishing, the Alabama Bass Trail North Division was back in action this weekend. The previous two events have been rescheduled for later this year, so anglers picked the season up with stop number 2 on Weiss Lake in Cherokee County, AL.  

With 22.60 pounds of all largemouth, the team of Mark McCaig and Tim Hurst took a commanding win on Weiss Lake with a 6-pound lead over the rest of the field along with $19,250 in winnings and bonuses.

Lew’s Round Six Big Bass Winners

Lew’s Digital Tournaments are at the halfway point! Round 6 of the 12-week High School Fishing Digital Tournament completed this past Sunday, 5/17.

New Design of Freshwater Fishing Alabama License Plate Now Available

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that its “Freshwater Fishing” distinctive license plate has been redesigned and is now available through probate offices statewide.

Alabama Bass Trail

Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2021 Tournament Schedule and Payout

Priority Registration Opens August 1

The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to unveil dates and locations of the 2021 tournament series which includes a payout reaching over $580,000. Returning for the eighth season, the team-style tournament series is held on eleven different lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 20, 2021, with the championship tournament to be held on October 22-23, 2021. Anglers in the no-entry-fee championship will be competing for over $100,000 in cash, including a $50,000 first-place prize and top bragging rights for the year. 

Alabama Bass Trail 100 Registration Opens June 1

By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Tournament bass anglers who are ready to step up in competition need to mark their calendars for June 1, 2020 and set the alarm clock to 6 a.m. That date and time is when registration opens for the newest bass trail in Alabama aimed at serious tournament anglers., the Alabama Bass Trail 100.

The winners of the Alabama Bass Trail 100 tournaments will receive prize belts and $25,000. Photo by Billy Pope

Round 1 of Lew’s High School Fishing Digital Tournament

Round 1 of Lew’s High School Fishing Digital Tournament completed this past Sunday, April 12. .Congratulations to each of the big bass winners for each region! For round 1, the winners receive a Lew’s Mach Smash Combo for their team. Checkout the Round 1 winners.

ICAST 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19

For more than 80 years, the American Sportfishing Association has created a legacy of working hard to ensure our industry’s future. Nowhere is this more evident than at ICAST, our industry’s trade show, where lasting friendships and business partnerships have been forged and fostered.

However,

FLW tournaments rescheduled

April 15, 2020 – FLW took swift action to help flatten the curve in the fight against COVID-19 on March 17 and began rescheduling tournaments through May 3. Today the organization extended the rescheduling period through May 23. FLW is hopeful that conditions continue to improve nationwide and it can proceed with tournaments starting with the May 28-31 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit stop on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C. 

High School Fishing Digital Tournament from Lew’s and Strike King Underway

12-week Long Event Shows Impressive Early Engagement

This past Sunday, April 12 brought the completion of the first round of the 12-week High School Fishing Digital Tournament from Lew’s and Strike King.