Staff and News Reports

Northland Fishing Tackle acquires Bagley Bait Company

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle CEO Gregg Wollner has announces the acquisition of Bagley Bait Company. Bagley Bait Company will transition operations to Northland’s headquarters in Bemidji, Minn. Along with Bagley Bait Company, legendary lure designer Jarmo Rapala now joins the team at Northland. For more information about Northland Fishing Tackle, go to https://www.northlandtackle.com. To learn more about Bagley Bait Company,…

Pass It On-Outdoor Mentors receives grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Wichita, Kan. — Outdoor Mentors announced that the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund will be making a donation to be used by Pass It On-Outdoor Mentors to further their Shooting Sports Outreach Program. Launched in Kansas in 2019, the Shooting Sports Outreach Program engages student‐athletes involved in the shooting sports with hunting and fishing opportunities. Between the Scholastic…

Ron Lindner among Bass Fishing Hall inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors has announced the selection of five individuals who have made a substantial mark on the sport of bass fishing for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. The Class of 2020, which will be inducted in ceremonies at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in…

Face covers made by fishing and hunting companies ideal for use in compliance with recent CDC guidance

(Photo courtesy of Traditions Media)Minneapolis — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced new guidance to Americans regarding the use of cloth face coverings to reduce the spread of coronavirus. An excerpt of the CDC’s specific guidance appears below: “We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who…

Shimano teams up to direct tackle sales to fishing retailers nationwide

LADSON, S.C. — While the nation goes all out with support to local businesses that are feeling the economic brunt of COVID-19, Shimano has ramped up its efforts to support local tackle shops through its connection with Locally.com. Through the fish.shimano.com web site, anglers can buy Shimano rods, reels and lures, G. Loomis rods, PowerPro braid, and Jackall lures through…

From tree-killing infestation arises hope for diverse forest

Penny and Jamie Juenemann were among 21 landowners who signed up for a pilot project funded by a Clean Water Fund grant from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. (Photo by Ann Wessel, BWSR) TWO HARBORS — As the ongoing spruce budworm outbreak turns dense, single-species stands of trees into fire hazards in Lake County and beyond, it…

Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger boats, dies

Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger boats and a founding father of tournament bass fishing, died Jan. 24 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was 87. Wood, who began his working career as a trout guide on Arkansas’ White River, developed one of the first specialized bass tournament boats in 1968, and grew it into one of…