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  1. Federation Nations in the spotlight

    Craig Lamb

    GADSDEN, Ala. — The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's grass-roots efforts were given high praise when the top programs were honored in the annual Outstanding Achievement Awards program. The awards were presented in January at the 2007 B.A.S.S. Federa...

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2007
  2. Everglades "Recreation with Restoration"

    Craig Lamb

    MIAMI, Fla. — The federal government's massive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) has been embraced by a contingent of south Florida BASS clubs and members. Sort of. Over the years, some 200 miles of canals have been carved int...

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2005
  3. Florida Federation Championship

    Craig Lamb

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — How's this for the ultimate "Spring Break" trip: a fishing trip to a fishery that set a BASS all-time heavyweight catch, and — if you're lucky — a trip to a nearby lake where the bass grow big and rarely see lures tos...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2005
  4. Texas club takes on huge habitat project

    Craig Lamb

    LEWISVILLE, Texas — Bill Maggs knew his peers were committed to conservation when he watched them rake heavy mats of floating water hyacinth while wading through the waters of Lake Quitman on a Saturday afternoon. Maggs, conservation director o...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2005
  5. Mountain State lakes get green

    Craig Lamb

    WESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's "Mountain State" slogan is befitting a place where deep, cool lakes are nestled in valleys and foothills surrounded by forested peaks and rocky crags. The obvious bass fishing structure of choice is, not surprisin...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  6. Mountain State lakes get green

    Craig Lamb

    WESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's "Mountain State" slogan is befitting a place where deep, cool lakes are nestled in valleys and foothills surrounded by forested peaks and rocky crags. The obvious bass fishing structure of choice is, not surprisin...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  7. La. defeats attempt to drop beneficial fishery rule

    Craig Lamb

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana BASS Federation Conservation Director Will Courtney was told by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner that he'd "never received so many phone calls in all his life." The commissioner, one of seven appoi...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  8. La. defeats attempt to drop beneficial fishery rule

    Craig Lamb

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana BASS Federation Conservation Director Will Courtney was told by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner that he'd "never received so many phone calls in all his life." The commissioner, one of seven appoi...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2005
  9. Kansas Federation angler breaks smallmouth record

    Craig Lamb

    SALINA, Kan. — Jason Heis of the Salina Bassmasters has the karma for catching big bass in his club's tournaments. At last count, the tally was up to four trophy bass awards so far this year, with the latest coming to fruition as the new smallmo...

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  10. Minnesota repeals shoreline access restriction

    Craig Lamb

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Federation Vice President Pat Corrigan was casting along the shoreline of White Bear Lake, one of the state's most popular bass fisheries, when he was summoned by a waterborne law enforcement official to stop fishing....

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2004
  11. Kentucky taking care of business on the Ohio River

    Craig Lamb

    Tournament anglers rank it as one of the worst places on earth to cast a line. And the Kentucky BASS Federation decided to do something about it. The place is the Ohio River, and 664 miles of it form much of the northern border of the state of Kent...

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2004
  12. Bass fishing world titles not just for the 'pros'

    Craig Lamb

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When all was said and done, two resonating observations were made by bass fishing's top pros, on hand to volunteer their time as mentors and boat captains at the inaugural Bassmaster Junior World Championship, held July 26 on ...

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2004
  13. CastingKids crowned

    Craig Lamb

    CHARLOTTE — The spectators of this sports crazed town who came to watch the finals of the 2004 Bassmaster CastingKids presented by CITGO were all too familiar with the potential outcome. After all, most had endured their Carolina Panthers' nail-...

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2004
  14. Ed Cannon raised the bar, left behind a legacy

    Craig Lamb

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Ed Cannon surveyed the meeting room filled with his peers and was suddenly overcome with trepidation over the scene before him. Cannon, about to retire after 22 years as president of the North Carolina BASS Chapter Federation, wa...

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2004
  15. Alabama's Long wins Southern championship

    Craig Lamb

    PADUCAH, Ky. — In winning the CITGO BASS Federation Southern Divisional, Alabama's Jaime Long found the Tennessee River fishes the same in Kentucky as it does where the waterway winds through his home state. That harmonious connection rewarde...

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2004
  16. Michigan DNR playing dodge ball with bass anglers

    Craig Lamb

    LANSING, Mich. — Now is your chance to join the Michigan BASS Federation in rebuking that state's proposed bass fishing seasons, one of which includes a January through March "ice fishing" season. A list of seven alternatives is open for public...

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2004