Water Sports


National Championship Highlights 2018 Bassmaster Opens Series Tournament Lineup

September 18, 2017

The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series will include a new format for its nine tournaments. more >>


Paddlesports Event Moving to OKC

September 18, 2017

In recognition of its commitment to open water sports, the Paddlesports Retailer event has been moved to Oklahoma City, starting 2018. more >>


Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Maryland Open Headed for Potomac River

September 15, 2017

FLW High School Fishing offers Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Maryland Open bass-fishing tournament on the Potomac River. more >>


American Bass Anglers Area Championship Debuts Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017

The American Bass Anglers bring the RAM Truck Open Series to Erie, Pennsylvania, this Labor Day weekend. more >>

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American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017

August 7, 2017

Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats. more >>


Coalition to Launch Chippewa River Water Trail

July 31, 2017

Visit Eau Claire has announced the official launch of the Chippewa River Water Trail (CRWT). more >>


USA Water Ski Creates Safesport Brochure

July 31, 2017

The SafeSport issue has been at the highest priority level for the United States Olympic Committee and a number of sports under its umbrella. more >>


‘Biggest, Most Important Happening In Bass Fishing’ Marks 50th Anniversary

June 26, 2017

B.A.S.S. tournament fishing turns 50 this month, and the sportfishing world is ready to celebrate a milestone. more >>

Destination Spotlights

DS_Sevierville1 Case study | May 1, 2017
"Best Small Town to Visit" Serves Up Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball and More   

By: Michael Popke

Already a popular vacation spot with such major attractions as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, Sevierville, Tennessee, also has... More>>

DS_Conway Case study | May 1, 2017
Tournaments and… Toad Racing. Conway, Arkansas, Shows Its Versatility   

By: Juli Anne Patty

If you want to know what Conway, Arkansas, is all about, you can get a pretty good idea on the first full weekend of May. On that weekend, every... More>>

Redding Case study | March 19, 2017
An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento... More>>

White Papers

NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>

asa-sportfishing Whitepaper | March 1, 2017
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts   

Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. This report breaks them down by district. More>>

TXAM Whitepaper | August 1, 2016
Recreational Fishing as Tourism   

In addition to being an outdoor recreation activity for residents in each state, fishing can certainly be considered a form of tourism More>>

KOA Whitepaper | June 1, 2016
The 2016 North American Camping Report   

This report shows more minorities participating in camping which researchers say could lead to more participation in outdoor sports. More>>



Fishing Article | September 20, 2017
Latest Stats Show Fishing Reeling in More Participants Than Ever

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Step aside, sport climbing and soccer. What is bringing in kids and adults these days is a sport that has been around for, well, millennia: fishing....   More>>

water Article | September 20, 2017
CDC Report Shows Crypto Cases on the Rise. What Event Owners Should Know When Choosing Sites for Swimming Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It’s definitely something in the water. Between the brain-eating amoeba and cyanobacteria, water-borne illnesses have been making the news and...   More>>

2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards Article | September 1, 2017
NOMINATIONS OPEN: 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Awards

By: Sports Destination Management Team

It's time for Sports Destination Management to recognize sports tourism leaders who have contributed to the industry of sports tourism. We need your...   More>>

Supergirl Article | August 23, 2017
Inside Events: The Supergirl Gamer Pro eSports Tournament

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

eSports is becoming an influential player in the sports event industry. But while there’s a nearly 50/50 split among male and female players,...   More>>

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