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Date: 12/21/2011
After two years away from competitive fishing, Clay Dyer will restart his angling career on the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open circuit.
Date: 12/21/2011
The 2012 College Classic will be in conjunction with the Feb. 24-26 Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.
Date: 12/16/2011
Fishery Science Improvement Act offers reasonable and tightly targeted solution as December 31, legal deadline looms
Date: 12/14/2011
For the competitors in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, it’s now hands-off and boats-off the Red River.
Date: 12/14/2011
Which stories rank as the best stories of 2011 is always debatable, but these are among the best.
Date: 12/14/2011
An African native commonly called the tiger fish now ranks as the No. 2 gamefish for both Fred Roumbanis and Derek Remitz.
Date: 12/13/2011
Washington Gas Light Company has agreed to begin clean up of a polluted area along the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington.
Date: 12/13/2011
A 12/9/11 report by the EPA underscores the importance of increased caution and transparency in chemical disclosure when it comes to energy development .
Date: 12/9/2011
The U.S. Forest Service announced today the publication of its first ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest System.
Date: 12/9/2011
Sportfishing community calls for the dismissal of unwarranted petition for a national ban on lead fishing tackle
Date: 12/8/2011
A new federal policy proposed today will help clarify which species or populations of species are eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act
Date: 12/7/2011
The stumps and shifting sandbars of the Red River have Bassmaster Classic qualifiers weighing the pros and cons of glass vs. metal.
Date: 12/7/2011
Keep your eye on Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., in the Feb. 24-26 Bassmaster Classic.
Date: 12/7/2011
At the invitation of their sponsor El Grande Lures, two Bassmaster Elite Series pros are in South Africa on a 10-day trek that is part safari and part fishing trip.
Date: 12/6/2011
Dick’s Sporting Goods has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in February.
Date: 12/3/2011
Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World because of its native fishes, but it also has a variety of exotic fishes anglers may pursue. An exotic fish is one that is not native to the area in which it is found. Typically, this is because people moved them from one location to another, either intentionally or accidentally, resulting in their illegal release.
Date: 12/3/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a suggestion for anyone shopping for a boater this holiday. A new, comfortable life jacket makes an ideal gift, and it could save someone's life.
Date: 12/2/2011
Nelson/Rubio Bill racing the clock to fix management problems in federal saltwater fisheries
Date: 11/30/2011
The Red River, fishery for the upcoming 2012 Bassmaster Classic, has hosted 10 other pro-level Bassmaster events since 2000.
Date: 11/30/2011
Although the Elites came to Kyle Fox from an unexpected direction, he sees his five years in the minors as necessary for an angler who wants to become a well-rounded pro.
Date: 11/27/2011
Thanks to successful spotted seatrout management, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted Nov. 16 to increase both commercial and recreational fishing opportunities for the popular fish.
Date: 11/21/2011
Barrasso-Heller amendment would undermine Army Corps authority to enforce Clean Water Act, eroding water quality and diminishing valuable fish and wildlife habitat
Date: 11/16/2011
Two fishing associations honored six employees of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wednesday for their efforts to conserve marine life. One is the new head of the FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries Management, and the other five are with the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement.
Date: 11/15/2011
Anglers are registering for the 2012 season of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open circuit, through which event winners can earn a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Date: 11/15/2011
When the final qualifier for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic was determined last weekend, the field was set at 49 anglers from five circuits and 22 states.
Date: 11/14/2011
Historic measures are adopted to curtail harvest of critical forage fish after decades of intensive commercial fishing
Date: 11/14/2011
Salmon bounty a testament to the region's habitat and careful management
Date: 11/12/2011
FLW Outdoors announced today that Ranger Boats has signed a multi-year contract extension as the exclusive boat sponsor of FLW Outdoors and their premier tournament trail
Date: 11/8/2011
Jamie Horton, the reigning B.A.S.S. Federation Nation champion as of last Saturday, contends that the coaching of Nick Saban changed his luck and life.
Date: 11/7/2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — She may not fish, but she definitely knows a thing or two about the people who do. Christy McNabb of Kerman, Calif., used that knowledge to claim $100,000 in the richest fantasy sport on the planet: FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk. Sixth- through 10th-place finishers in this year’s FLW Fantasy Fishing won Walmart gift cards ranging in value from $9,000 to $5,000. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW on Facebook at Facebook
Date: 11/6/2011
Mining a miniscule area made Alabama’s Jamie Horton a champion for the second time on the Ouachita River.
Date: 11/6/2011
Graves blew away the field on Bayou DeSiard in Monroe, La. 2011 Bassmaster Junior World Championship
Date: 11/5/2011
After catching another limit, Jamie Horton is in position to win again on the Ouachita River as he leads the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship
Date: 11/4/2011
The fisheries program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in association with state agencies and other conservation organizations, contributes $3.6 billion to the nation’s economy and supports 68,000 jobs across the country.
Date: 11/4/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Nov. 16-17 in Key Largo to discuss a wide range of fish-and-wildlife issues.
Date: 11/4/2011
When you see someone threatening those resources by damaging habitat, polluting the water, using illegal gear, taking more than the bag limit or keeping undersized fish, you probably wish you could do something. Well, you can.
Date: 11/4/2011
This coming Sunday afternoon, Kyle Busch will travel around Texas Motor Speedway in his No. 18 Toyota Camry at roughly 140 mph.
Date: 11/4/2011
Horton went all out in catching the leading weight on day one.
Date: 11/3/2011
Strategic alliance advances Stewardship Ethic in bass fishing
Date: 11/2/2011
Registration for anglers wishing to compete in the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens will take place during the month of November.
Date: 11/2/2011
Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., has been offered a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series.
Date: 11/2/2011
When B.A.S.S. Junior World Championship qualifier Trevor Ladner says his friends believe he fishes too much, he knows that’s saying something.
Date: 11/2/2011
The angers in the 2011 B.A.S.S Federation National Championship come from all walks of life.
Date: 10/31/2011
The recreational harvest seasons for vermilion snapper in the Atlantic Ocean and spotted seatrout in South Florida will close on Nov. 1.
Date: 10/28/2011
Park officials shun stakeholders and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by proposing large marine reserves
Date: 10/27/2011
If you are like most Florida anglers and boaters, you enjoy your time on the water. It's an opportunity to get close to nature and break the routine of work, school or retirement.
Date: 10/27/2011
As part of a project to restore the popular 1,500-acre fishing hole, scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have stocked the lake with 240,000 largemouth bass.
Date: 10/26/2011
Like son, like father: Boyd Golightly is following in his son’s footsteps.
Date: 10/24/2011
Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.,) Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska,) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) have introduced legislation directing government scientists to determine the scope and cause of the outbreak of infectious salmon anemia that has devastated salmon farms in Chile.
Date: 10/23/2011
Kevin Short kept plugging away each day and saved his best performance for last to win the season finale Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Table Rock Lake.
Date: 10/23/2011
Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 into the top tier of competition, the Bassmaster Elite Series, through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.
Date: 10/22/2011
Janet Parker fell out of contention Friday for a Bassmaster Elite Series berth in 2012.
Date: 10/21/2011
Janet Parker did not forget her lucky charms this week in her attempt to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series via the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.
Date: 10/21/2011
Fishing was tough enough before Mother Nature threw a curve for the opening pitch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open today at Table Rock Lake.
Date: 10/19/2011
Annual survey shows Ambassadors outperform non-Ambassadors in all areas measured
Date: 10/19/2011
Miller could earn an Elite Series invitation if he does well at this week’s season finale on Table Rock Lake, Oct. 20-22 out of Branson, Mo.
Date: 10/18/2011
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" seminar, Nov. 11-13 at the Holiday Isle Resort and Marina in Islamorada
Date: 10/18/2011
Milton resident Eric Auston Jr. now holds the distinction of having landed the largest flathead catfish ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters.
Date: 10/5/2011
Fletcher Shryock was discouraged at the start Bassmaster Open season he considered quitting.
Date: 10/5/2011
who want to be a Marshal in a 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series event can sign on as early as Oct. 10
Date: 10/5/2011
As the first woman with a rock-solid chance at qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Janet Parker is garnering a lot of attention
Date: 10/5/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) after a recent sighting in East Bay near Panama City.
Date: 10/4/2011
Florida's outstanding freshwater fisheries and many species of wildlife are dependent on natural aquatic vegetation.
Date: 10/4/2011
We are incredibly fortunate to have a vast system of public lands in Florida. Over the years, the state has acquired a range of local and state parks, forests and a wildlife management area system that is one of the largest in the nation.
Date: 9/27/2011
Will gamefish spawn on a suspended, artificial platform?
Date: 9/27/2011
Newly qualified for the 2012 Elite Series corps are Michael Simonton, Derek Remitz , Charlie Hartley, Kyle A. Fox, and Fletcher Shryock.
Date: 9/27/2011
FishExplorer.com has launched for California anglers.
Date: 9/26/2011
Eaxciting fishing programs will have a new home as Tightline Tuesday comes to the Pursuit Channel in January 2012.
Date: 9/24/2011
Take Me Fishing™ and Discovery Education Continue to Instill a Lifelong Connection to Boating and Fishing
Date: 9/24/2011
He rode a hot frog bite all three days and backed it up with a prototype flipping bait to sack 51-2, more than 2 pounds ahead of runner-up Michael Simonton
Date: 9/23/2011
B.A.S.S. LLC announced the 2012 schedule today for a three-division Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open circuit that will hit nine bass fisheries in nine different states.
Date: 9/23/2011
Anglers had no problem filling out limits on Day One of the third and final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake in central New York.
Date: 9/23/2011
The 2010 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship winner told B.A.S.S. officials late last week that he’s decided to step aside in 2011 and not defend his title.
Date: 9/14/2011
This aquatic education training Oct 22 and 23 is for to teachers, 4H leaders, Boy/Girls Scout leaders, FFA personnel, and others around the state.
Date: 9/9/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several draft amendments for spotted seatrout regulations on Thursday that would open recreational harvest year-round and expand commercial fishing opportunities.
Date: 9/9/2011
For the second time in their veteran careers, two law enforcement officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received recognition from the Florida Guides Association for their tireless conservation of marine resources.
Date: 9/9/2011
Manatees that travel the Intracoastal and other waterways in Broward County will receive additional protection under an updated rule passed Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Date: 9/9/2011
The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network is growing, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which launched the initiative.
Date: 9/8/2011
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today formally proposed the establishment of a new national wildlife refuge and conservation area in the Kissimmee River Valley, south of Orlando, Fl.
Date: 9/7/2011
Anglers from across North America will literally be fishing around the clock starting 7 p.m. Friday September 9. Finishing the same hour September 10.
Date: 9/7/2011
Legislation directs federal agencies to include fishing and hunting in their multi-use land management plans
Date: 8/31/2011
People often call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) because they want to stock their private ponds or lakes with largemouth bass. Typically, they want to know where they can get them and what kind of largemouth bass they can legally stock.
Date: 8/30/2011
How often have you caught a great fish and wished you could release it somewhere special for you or a friend to catch again? Catch-and-release has caught on, especially among bass anglers. However, sometimes the release isn't immediate or the angler wants to relocate it in a different lake or river.
Date: 8/29/2011
Management of hydrilla on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes will be the focus of the Aug 31 meeting.
Date: 8/29/2011
Over $3.4 million is going to support 84 fish habitat projects in 38 states across the nation under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP).
Date: 8/23/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Sarasota County have installed new waterway markers throughout Sarasota County.
Date: 8/23/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises boat owners to secure their boats properly in advance of possible sustained heavy winds from Hurricane Irene.
Date: 8/23/2011
Take Me Fishing™, Sierra Club Water Sentinels, Military Fish & Wildlife Association, and Zebco Collaborate on 2nd Annual Rods & Reels Initiative
Date: 8/19/2011
Special report reveals promising new data about growth markets and technology outlines challenges in participation churn rate
Date: 8/16/2011
This program makes grants to groups to enhance their waterfronts.
Date: 8/4/2011
Simms Fishing Products announces a series of strategic partnerships and sponsorships of organizations and anglers in the world of competitive fishing.
Date: 8/4/2011
ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase "Best of Show" Award Winners
Date: 8/1/2011
KeepAmericaFishing is the fastest growing online angler community dedicated to keeping our nation’s waters open, healthy and abundant with fish
Date: 7/28/2011
Big catches still stroke angler egos When humans and fish were evolving together, catching and consuming fish was a matter of survival. Later, catches offered something to barter or sell. Now, most people fish recreationally. Regardless of the purpose behind fishing, big catches stroke the angler's ego.
Date: 7/20/2011
Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida are set to reopen soon. The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 27 and 28 this year, followed by the regular lobster season Aug. 6 through March 31.
Date: 7/18/2011
The motto for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is "Patrol, protect, preserve," and was on the minds of 20 new officers Friday when they graduated as the FWC's 16th officer class.
Date: 7/15/2011
H.R. 2018 puts nation’s waters, fish and wildlife at risk.
Date: 7/15/2011
Pure Fishing, Inc. named overall “Best of Show” winner at the ICAST 2011 New Product Showcase
Date: 7/11/2011
The gopher tortoise workshop has been rescheduled to on Monday, July 18.
Date: 7/11/2011
Dr. Wilbur G. Hugli of Fort Walton Beach has been selected as Florida's 2010 Boating Educator of the Year.
Date: 6/29/2011
Jim Walker of Brooksville took less than six months to complete the Florida black bass grand slam, and went one better.
Date: 6/22/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the long-term Black Bass Management Plan at its meeting in St. Augustine Thursday.
Date: 6/21/2011
Florida law enforcement agencies around the state and country are participating in "Operation Dry Water" this weekend.
Date: 6/17/2011
Junior Angler Fishing Camp takes place next week at Rutenberg Community Park in south Fort Myers.
Date: 6/9/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized Jake Gipson and Matthew Wercinski Thursday for their unprecedented back-to-back wins in the National Guard/FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Date: 6/1/2011
For my 32 years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), I have been one of those folks dealing with the stigma of "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."
Date: 5/16/2011
For the second straight year, anglers from the University of Florida claimed the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Date: 5/11/2011
A popular South Florida chef, lured by a life-long dream, tests the waters of professional fishing
Date: 5/9/2011
If you reel in a big one from a Central Florida lake, you might catch more than just a trophy fish or dinner. You also may land some easy cash.
Date: 5/5/2011
FishExplorer.com continues to expand. May 5, 2011 they launched in Florida, their third state since their original launch in Colorado, April 2006 and Texas earlier this year.
Date: 5/2/2011
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is striving to create the next generation that cares through a variety of education and outreach programs across the state.
Date: 5/1/2011
Low water levels prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order.
Date: 4/25/2011
The recreational and commercial harvest of shallow-water groupers will reopen on May 1 in all Atlantic Ocean and Monroe County waters off Florida
Date: 4/22/2011
Jacksonville Youth Summer Fishing Clinics are designed to help kids appreciate freshwater resources and teach them the skills needed to start catching fish.
Date: 4/19/2011
FWC announced two weekends in June when a saltwater fishing license will not be required statewide.
Date: 4/12/2011
In fiscal year 2011-12, the combined revenue from recreational fishing license sales and federal aid is projected to be $45,229,260
Date: 4/7/2011
UPDATE: Due to recent rains, the Lake Cypress hydrilla treatments scheduled for this week have been rescheduled for the week beginning April 11.
Date: 4/7/2011
At the event, one display featured a touch tank of marine life...participants also had a chance to learn how to cast a fishing line
Date: 4/5/2011
Gulf sturgeon are beginning their annual migration back into the Suwannee River this month