Not 10 minutes go by and I get slammed by a big fish big, it boils and I knew It was red.
Between a lack of keeper stripers and anglers involved in holiday activities, fishing reports have slowed to a trickle.
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The key difference is a new vessel design: Fishermen won’t be on the boat’s deck weathering unforgiving Bering Sea waves as they reel in their catch.
Chris and Phil LaGrossa cleaned up when the 2013 Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Tournament awards were passed out last Friday night at Marine Max in Brick.
Venders have been busy all day setting up ice shacks, snowmobiles, and ice fishing gear in three halls of the convention center.
Watching Ollie Womble one morning recently, I was taken back a lot of years – about five decades or so.
It’s going to great lengths for food. That’s the story for a fisherman and a tiger shark who were competing for the same tuna.
Dave Genz, of St. Cloud, exhibited his latest ice fishing innovation, a snowmobile equipped with augers, underwater cameras, fish finders, even portable shelters.
Winter must be prime time for big muskies on the St. Lawrence River. Two monster muskellunge were caught and released last week from the St. Lawrence waters that divide New York and Quebec.
“To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well,” philosopher George Santayana said.
The Tinian Mayor’s Office will be hosting a bottom fishing derby on the island tomorrow, Dec. 14, from 6am to 6pm.
Half of the partnership that has held the contract to manage the boatyard and Sports Launch will be moving to Hawaii.
I’m always torn between being a Mother Hen and letting grown-ups make their own decision about what’s safe.
W alk around All Seasons Sports during Salmon Season in the fall and you’d have to fight hundreds of people each day just to get to the check out counter.
Hundreds of outfitters in Charlotte sell canoes, kayaks and accessories. The following list represents a just a few.
Well, right now — and probably until the water gets below 50 degrees — there will be a whole lot of “thunder” talking as fishermen target one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean: The speckled sea trout.
By Staff Writer – Red Deer Advocate Published: December 11, 2013 12:51 PM Updated: December 11, 2013 12:52 PM They make it easier to investigate thefts and incidents of vandalism to the huts.
“Americans shouldn’t have to wonder if the seafood on their plate comes from the ocean or a test tube,” Begich said in a statement released this past week.
He noted that last Dec. 26 the federal agency released the draft environmental assessment and preliminary finding of no significant impact regarding the AquaBountry proposal to sell genetically modified salmon.
“Release of this decision came as an unwelcome present in the midst of last year’s holiday season and at a time when Americans were more focused on their families than on anticipating such a major policy decision,” Begich said Dec. 5. “I wanted to put the FDA on notice that I would not welcome a similar announcement as a surprise during the upcoming holiday season.”
Begich said recent news about Canada’s approval of the export of genetically engineered salmon roe has renewed concerns that the FDA is poised to announce approval of genetically modified salmon for human consumption.
In his Dec. 3 letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Begich said he continues to have serious concerns about the AquaBounty proposal and the FDA review process.
The FDA review is limited to the proposed facilities in Canada and Panama, and it ignores the implications for the wider application of this technology that is anticipated to occur following this precedent-setting action, Begich told Hamburg.
“I have introduced legislation in the 113th Congress that seeks a more comprehensive environmental review of this proposal and requires labeling of GE products so US consumers can be confident that they are eating fresh, health seafood like Alaska salmon and not some type of genetically modified “Frankenfish.”
Marine and shark fisherman, Jeff Fangman caught a great white from the beach . Yes — a great white shark! It took him about 25 minutes and he did it while fishing off Camp Pendleton beach in San Diego.
Are you thinking about holiday gifts for your favorite outdoors person. Well, here are some ideas for items that can be found online as well as regular outdoors and department stores: The Helinox Chair from Big Agnes is light, sturdy and packable.
by Mike Leonard, Ocean Resource Policy Director, American Sportfishing Association
December 11, 2013
Much like the troll dolls of my youth, over the last couple of decades the Marine Protected Area (MPA) fad has swept through the environmental community, which views closing areas of the ocean to fishing as the solution to the oceans “crisis.” As a result, all across the country anglers have faced an increasing number of MPA proposals. Of particular concern is a subset of MPAs called marine reserves in which all human activities, including fishing, are banned.
Far too often these proposals are based more on ideology and emotion than science. Anglers are punished for problems that either don’t exist (e.g., the misconception that fisheries are in crisis) or for which they aren’t responsible (e.g., water quality, climate change, etc.).
This brings me to Biscayne National Park, and the process that has transpired over the last several years to revise the park’s General Management Plan, which will guide overall park operations for the next twenty years or so. Located adjacent to Miami, Fla., Biscayne National Park is the largest marine park in the National Park system and one of the country’s largest urban recreational fishing areas.
In 2011, the National Park Service released a draft General Management Plan, which included a 10,000 acre marine reserve that would cover much of the park’s most popular and productive reef tract. In addition to being concerned over the direct lost of fishing access that would result, anglers were strongly opposed to the terrible precedent that this proposal would set, particularly in “the fishing capital of the world.”
While it is generally recognized that the health of the fisheries resources in Biscayne National Park needs to be improved, this can be accomplished in a reasonable and balanced manner using traditional fisheries management tools. That position is shared by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which jointly manages the park’s fisheries resources. Nevertheless, the National Park Service attempted to bypass the input and expertise of the FWC and numerous stakeholders by leaping to the most restrictive management approach possible – a marine reserve.
Facing this ominous possibility, several recreational fishing and boating organizations spearheaded an effort to bring national attention to the Biscayne National Park issue and prompt a reexamination of the marine reserve proposal. Due to our collective efforts, which included numerous meetings with Department of Interior and National Park Service officials, a Congressional oversight hearing, and letter writing campaigns, the National Park Service agreed to take a step back and sit down with the FWC to discuss other ways to move forward.
Biscayne National Park officials were very enamored with the marine reserve concept, and it took over a year of negotiations with the FWC for them to agree to take it off the table.
In place of the marine reserve, the new preferred plan, released in November, instead proposes a 14,585 acre “special recreation zone” in which fishing would be allowed year round under an annual permit system.
There are numerous important details pertaining to the special recreation zone that still must be worked through, including whether the total number of permits to be issued is sufficient to meet demand; whether temporary permits will be allowed; whether the permit system will include a “use it or lose it” requirement; and whether additional mooring buoys will be installed to meet public demand and mitigate user conflicts. However, the fact that the permit system will be operated entirely by the FWC – not the National Park Service – should provide some comfort.
The new management plan is currently in a public comment period during which these and other issues will hopefully be worked through. But it’s important that anglers not lose sight of the big picture. Our community was faced with the very real possibility of losing prime fishing access at Biscayne National Park, likely forever. Instead, we’re now looking at a much more reasonable approach in which public access – albeit limited public access – will continue to be allowed.
I’ve heard from some who are worried about the possible precedent that a limited access permit system in Biscayne National Park might set, with this concept potentially spreading to other areas and limiting access. However, I’d argue that we should be looking at the flipside of that concern over precedent. We now have an example where a no-fishing zone was staring us in the face, but instead managers found a way to move beyond ideology and non-science based reasoning and instead come up with a plan that will continue allowing recreational fishing access to public waters.
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When it comes to fishing, Chip Leer is one of the most recognizable faces in the upper Midwest, promoting the pastime both summer and winter through television, sports shows, in-store appearances and tournaments such as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour circuit, for which he serves as emcee.
Using my trolling motor to position the boat a long cast from the seawall, I stood ready to send a topwater plug deep into a basin created by two parallel seawalls roughly 80 feet apart.
The ice on St. Paul’s Lake Phalen is thick enough for ice fishing. Not so in northern Minnesota, where a thick blanket of snow has stalled ice-making.
Continued low temperatures during the last week have led to the freezing of most marinas and harbors in the area, and the beginning of ice formation along the Lake Erie shoreline.
The “17th annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show” presented by STIHL Solutions will take place on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn.