SHREVEPORT, LA. – Chris Lane is originally from Lakeland, FL, now lives in of Guntersville, Ala. The only other Floridian to make the second-day cut to the final 25 was Chris’ brother, Bobby Lane. Shaw Grigsby and Terry Scroggins also made the roster for the classic. Lane battled rising temperatures at the 42nd annual Bassmaster […]

ORLANDO — Scientists addressing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s first climate change summit last week forecast a bleak future for the state’s fish and wildlife over the next century: • As many as 30 percent of native species could face extinction from habitat loss because of rising ocean levels. • Coral reefs could […]

Florida is called the “Fishing Capital of the World” in part because it is the destination of choice for anglers from throughout the United States and numerous countries around the world. With great natural resources and the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and responsible anglers, Florida is home to some of […]

Five years ago, Lakeland’s Bobby Lane was just another small businessman. The 34-year-old Polk County man had landscaping business but always dreamed of cashing it all in and becoming a professional bass fisherman. Lane sold his business in 2003 to follow his dream. He eventually worked his way up to the BASS Tournament Trail, and […]