2 fishermen reported missing on Belews Lake in North Carolina

Rescue crews resuming search Friday morning

STOKESDALE, N.C. —Rescue crews are searching for two fishermen reported missing on Belews Lake, said workers with Stokes County Emergency Management.
Workers said they were reported missing Thursday night. Crews searched through the night and suspended the search early Friday morning until daybreak according to reports from local WXII 12 News.

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N.C. Wildlife Commission to Repair Rhodes Pond Dam

The Land Use and Access Committee of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission voted yesterday to direct staff to coordinate with consultants to repair and improve the dam at Rhodes Pond near Godwin in Cumberland County. The plan was one of three options considered by the committee, which voted unanimously to pursue a course of action that would meet new dam safety requirements imposed after the dam was overtopped during Tropical Storm Andrea in 2013.

Bass Pro Shops to Open New Mega Outdoor Store in Spartanburg County, S.C.

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Bass Pro Shops and Nitro Boats Partner Again with B.A.S.S. and Bassmaster Events

Bass Pro Shops, along with its Nitro brand of performance bass boats, is teaming up with the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for another two years at the Premier Sponsor level.

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The New Plano Tackle Boxes Offer Best-in-Class Construction

Seems like we’re constantly organizing and re-arranging baits for easier on-the-water access. We’ve got binders, bags, StowAways®, and specialty boxes that do everything but slice roast beef. And that’s all well and good.

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Stratos Pro Mike McClelland Looks to Begin New Streak in New Ride

Elite Series angler notches first win in new Stratos 201XL Evolution 

Stratos Pro Mike McClelland has a lifetime of history with Table Rock Lake. When the recent B.A.S.S. Elite Series event converged on the famed Ozark Mountain fishery, the Bella Vista, Ark., pro found that not much had changed since his last tournament appearance there. This time, though, it seems his new ride was destined to play a big role in his success.

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IFA Redfish Tours Return to Titusville, FL

Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will meet at Titusville, Fla., April 26-27, for the first regular-season event of the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Earns Conservation Award from Department of Interior

The Texas B.A.S.S. Nation has been given the “Partners in Conservation Award” for its outstanding contributions to drafting the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.

The U.S. Department of the Interior presented the award “in recognition of outstanding conservation achievements attained through collaboration and partnership with others.”

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Arribe Fishing Introduces the First True “Performance Reel” – the Arribe 1200

Arribe Fishing has introduced its new 1200 Lever Drag, a gleaming red beauty so advanced, smooth, powerful and durable, it ushers in a new class of tackle – the “Performance Reel.”  Unlike top-of-the-line models from other manufacturers that deliver in some areas but fall short in others, the Arribe 1200 incorporates all of the key characteristics serious anglers are looking for in a saltwater reel.

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