Charles “Anthony” Tucker of Albany, Ga., established the first official Florida
state record for a shoal bass just three days before his 57th birthday.
The Report Florida Lionfish app is now more interactive than ever. Not only can you
continue reporting your lionfish sightings and catches, your reports and photographs
are documented on an interactive map.
Today’s column begins with a question and ends with a challenge: Do you know what a
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Saltwater Grand Slam is? If
not, you are missing out on an exciting opportunity.
A Slovakian Christmas dinner tradition may be strange to us, but when you think about it, it’s pretty brilliant.
Despite a healthy start to the ice fishing season this winter, officials warn anglers about changing conditions in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
If relations with Cuba are normalized and American citizens are allowed to travel to that island country with no strings attached, count Jimmy Houston among the first to buy an airline ticket to Havana.
It was 15 min until weigh in and we needed that last big kicker fish.
We know many of you high schoolers have caught big bass and here’s the chance to brag about your catch.
Most Common Mistake: Using hooks that are too big
lexandria, VA – December 16, 2015 - Each year, there are any number of federal and state policy discussions and decisions that impact the sportfishing industry with 2014 being no exception.
Alexandria, VA – December 15, 2014 – Legislation that will restore reasonable public access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina, one of the premier surf fishing locations in the United States, has passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law.
PONCA CITY, Okla. - The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announces a new program called SUPERFISH that is designed to bring a four-week fishing curriculum into junior high schools and their physical education classes.
In the wake of recent news that Bass Pro Group has acquired Ranger Boats, as well as Triton and Stratos brands, from Platinum Equity, folks in the industry immediately began asking questions about the future of the iconic boat builder, its relationship with FLW, and whether or not the acquisition would lead to positive change for the industry.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity.
Winning an event like the Bobby Lane Cup once is hard enough but to repeat the feat in back to back years is even tougher!
Alexandria, VA – December 10, 2014 – A provision to prohibit federal funds from being used to regulate lead fishing tackle and ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act was included in the omnibus federal spending bill released yesterday.
The Bass Federation (TBF), the largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization in North America with more than 20,000 members, announces the dates, locations and host states of its seven 2015 Division Championship events.
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and affiliated Student Angler Federation (SAF) announce that the prestigious High School Fishing World Finals will make a venue change in 2015 to Florence, Ala., on the legendary Pickwick Reservoir, following a successful five-year inaugural run for the event at Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
So this holiday season, how would it be if the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) put some more fish under the tree?
Do you think you have what it takes to catch a new and improved Saltwater Grand
All year long, residents and visitors to Florida can step outside and find places to
watch and photograph wildlife as they hike beaches and trails, steer a boat along
rivers and coastlines, fish clear waters, or hunt game in one of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring an online
public survey as part of its continued partnerships with local governments and
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and
federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will
remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015, reopening to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can
continue to be caught and released during the closed season.
At its meeting in Key Largo on Nov. 20, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) approved lowering of the red grouper recreational bag limit from
four to two fish per person in Gulf of Mexico state waters, excluding Monroe County.
Spending time with family and friends. Hunting. Hiking. Many of us are looking
forward to these activities as we enter the holiday season.
The breeding of lionfish will be prohibited starting Nov. 26. This change is one of
the many steps the state has taken recently to help control the lionfish population.
The umbrella rig sort of follows its own script on Lake of the Ozarks and some other highland reservoirs.
FWC Online Survey Closes Dec.
Asian carp were introduced to the South in the 1970s to filter pond water in fish farms.
PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added.
An alarming Red List report implies commercial fishing, specifically for Sushi, is pushing a fragile BlueFin population toward population collapse.
A strong, gusting wind can really have a negative effect on fishing. If you’re sight-fishing, fishing drop-shots or fishing targets in clear water that you need to see, wind definitely works against you.
ORLANDO, Fla. November 19, 2014 — Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest boat owners’ association with more than 500,000 members, was named the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year.
Alexandria, VA – November 18, 2014 – The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network as one of the fastest growing trades shows by attendance in the U.S.
Quick! When does Gulf snook season start in 2015? When does the prohibition on
lionfish breeding go into effect?
Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam, was honored Saturday as the winner
of the 2014 BlueGreen Award for Conservation Leadership in Florida.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –* Today, Governor Rick Scott and The National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation (NFWF) announced the funding of $34.3 million for nine Florida projects
that address high priority conservation needs.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Nov. 20 and 21
in Key Largo at the Hilton Key Largo Resort, 97000 Overseas Highway. Thursday and
Friday sessions both start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided
opportunities to speak.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.* –Today, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order
authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime
Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced
The annual migration of Florida manatees to warmer waters begins in November, which
is Manatee Awareness Month.
Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) published new findings on Florida’s red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a
special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae.
Walmart FLW Tour pro Luke Clausen announced that he has signed Bridgford Foods as his title sponsor for the 2015 season.
(Washington, DC) - The winners of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP)/American Fisheries Society (Habitat Section) Awards were honored for their extraordinary achievements at the Restore America’s Estuaries/Coastal Society Summit.
The Ellison High School Fishing Team competed in their first fishing tournament on Saturday, the 8th November.
Ponca City, Okla.—Nov. 11, 2014—World-class walleye fishing, intense team-format competition and hefty payouts are on tap for the 2015 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit season.
Dust off those cowboy boots and shine up those big silver belt buckles! It’s time
for Florida’s 3rd Annual BlueGreen Event [ http://www.floridabluegreen.com/index.php
] at “Alligator Ron” Bergeron’s Green Glades Cowboy Ranch in Weston.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law
Enforcement is seeking its second reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida
Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).
Collegiate anglers take note. It’s time to gear up for the 2015 season, and FLW has several enhancements coming your way starting with the addition of a new FLW College Fishing Open.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) operates two
freshwater fish hatcheries, which will stock more than 3.5 million fish again this
year, with most being custom-designed striped bass hybrids -- aka sunshine bass.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Before the week began Zack Birge of Blanchard, Okla., couldn’t have imaged the way things would ultimately play out for him
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The weather changed and so did the lead here Friday in the second round of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake.
Alexandria, VA – October 31, 2014 – In a move overwhelmingly supported by the recreational fishing industry, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved implementing a 25 percent striped bass harvest reduction for coastal states for both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors within one year.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The first day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake shook out about as expected. Numbers of fish weren’t the issue.
Alexandria, VA – October 29, 2014 – The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council recently voted 10-7 to approve Amendment 40, also known as sector separation, which would divide the recreational red snapper quota between individual recreational fishermen and charter/for-hire captains.
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ESCANABA, MI – I had to laugh a little bit last week when Takahiro Omori – the 2004 Bassmaster Classic champion – came up to me at our rules meeting before the Angler of the Year Championship in Escanaba, MI and said: “You’re no rookie! You catch big ones everywhere we go!”
Industry leaders voice serious concerns about the future implications
saltwater fisheries management
Alexandria, VA - October 29, 2014 - The Gulf of Mexico
Miami businessman Rodney Barreto is the new chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of
Florida (WFF). Barreto succeeds outgoing chairman Ken Haddad at the helm of the
citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
It started off as your typical “let’s go fishing” kind of week for my 13-year-old
daughter, Hannah, the youngest of my four children.
JASPER, Texas – The Lamar University team of Brandon Simoneaux of Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie of Port Neches, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face, today announced a partnership to protect, preserve and celebrate public lands in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC).
In late summer, one fishing pattern is to flip and pitch jigs or soft plastics, or to fish frogs, in matted grass where bass are hunting for bluegills and minnows to eat.
Six year research report details findings of more than 100 anti-fouling and foul release coatings and materials tested for mussel control
These 10 things you should never do while fishing will keep you safe and drama free while on the water.
The Queensland rookie fisherman’s catch of the provence’s largest yellowfin proves sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
HIXSON, Tenn. – The University of Alabama team of Keith Kirkley of Northport, Alabama, and Frankie Appaluccio of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament on Lake Chickamauga Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 11 ounces.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 20, 2014 – You’re putting the boat away for winter. So what half-truth, wive’s tale or tall story have you heard about winterizing a recreational boat?
Alexandria, VA - October 17, 2014The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2014 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was the largest gathering of industry representatives in the association’s history.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 16, 2014) – Boating and fishing retail stores have many opportunities to improve the customer experience in their stores, according to a new study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Fall weather can provide some of the best fishing of the year.
In a very closely contested tournament on Clear Lake out of Lakeport, California the Colorado team of Bradley Czosnyka and Josh Cundiff won the 2014 SAF Western Conference Championship.
Fall is the time of year to treat yourself to one last fishing excursion before the snowflakes start to fall.
How do we know restoration and conservation efforts are working?
Devils Lake, N.D.—Oct. 11, 2014—Wisconsin’s Korey Sprengel and Derek Navis scored a white-knuckle, come-from-behind victory at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 World Walleye Championship on the High Plains paradise of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Oct. 9-11.
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The University of Idaho team of Tanner Mort of Moscow, Idaho, and Austin Turpin, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational tournament on Clear Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 41 pounds, 11 ounces.
LA PLATA, Md. – The West Virginia University team of Mathew Gibson of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Edward Rude III of Falling Waters, West Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational tournament on the Potomac River Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds, 2 ounces.
FLORENCE, Ala. – Joshua Moore of Grand Cane, Louisiana, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 42 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake Saturday. For his victory,
In 2014, loggerhead turtle nest numbers remained high and leatherback turtle nesting
reached a new record in the state according to FWC research scientists.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) plans a weekend workshop
for women who want to learn a variety of outdoor skills.
Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15
in state and federal waters.
When I’m flipping or pitching heavy mats of grass, I use the Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Worm Hook.
HENRICO, Va. – Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, weighed a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 33 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River Saturday.
PALATKA, Fla. – Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Florida, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 47 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the St. Johns River Saturday.
Season two of TrophyCatch was a huge success. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC), anglers and fishing-related businesses around the
state are celebrating the success and kicking off season three.
As the johnboat cruises the winding river, turtles scoot off fallen logs and an
occasional osprey soars overhead.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Chevy pro Dion Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 31 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Super Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday.
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Brandon Houston of Burlington, Kentucky, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek Sunday.
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PONCA CITY, Okla. (Sept 25, 2014) – The Bass Federation, FLW and the Student Angler Federation announced today that the Grand Lake Association and Grove, Okla., will host the TBF Federation National Championship for a third consecutive year. Additionally, the TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship will be added to this event.
Huron, Ohio—Sept. 27, 2014—Ohioans Mark Brumbaugh and Michael Robertson stormed the leaderboard on day two of the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Lake Erie qualifier to score a dramatic comeback victory worth more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.
KJ Queen and his partner Tyler Black put on an impressive display of fishing as they conquered a very tough 41 boat field as well as a very stingy Lake Nickajack with a 5 bass limit that weighed 17lb 8oz to win the SE Conference Regional Championship and a qualifying berth in the 2015 High School National Championship.
At a ceremony Wednesday in St. Louis, the state of Florida made a name for itself in
the realm of conservation.
Before I became a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
spokesperson, I was a reporter, and FWC public information coordinator Stan Kirkland
was my lifeline to anything outdoors.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute welcomes the public to the 20th annual MarineQuest open house
Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
The 2014 recreational season for bay scallops will close Thursday, Sept. 25. The
final day of harvesting is Sept. 24.
Alexandria, VA – September 25, 2014 – Today, the President signed a proclamation expanding the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to six times its current size, creating the largest marine reserve in the world.
Tournament season is a busy time for professional anglers. For the wives they leave behind at home, life is busy too, especially if the wives are also moms. For our family, the 2014 season was one full of trials.
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. – Greg Rikard of Leesville, S.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie Sunday. For his victory, Rikard earned $5,605.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville Sunday. For his victory, McMahan earned $4,869.
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 8, 2014—A big-water battle of epic proportions will take place Sept. 26-28 when top teams from across the country converge on Huron, Ohio, for the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2014 regular-season finale on legendary Lake Erie.
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Call it redemption for local stick Jimmy Johnson who finally claimed a Rayovac FLW Series title on his home water of the Mississippi River after years of close calls.
Delawares Nanickoe and Wicomico Rivers was host to the Northern Conference High School Championship today with teams from Vermont, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey attending.
A Swedish kayak angler has set an unofficial record for the heaviest fish ever caught from a kayak.
We’re still not done with summer yet, but the season is changing and putting the fish closer to the bank again.
PIERRE, S.D. – A cooperative effort between the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could result in the return of a large, prehistoric fish that once roamed the border waters of Big Stone Lake.
REDDING, Calif. – In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir.
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – The Winona State University team of Cade Laufenberg of Stoddard, Wis., and Wyatt Stout of Winona, Minn., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake Sunday with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce.
Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson from Eagle Creek High School near Clearwater Florida were recently honored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for having won the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 15, 2014 – Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling.
I wish I could post the actual video I'm setting up within this blog, but I cannot because of foul language.
When David Dudley was a kid, he started playing football, basketball and baseball with the same intensity that he eventually brought to tournament fishing.
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky Lake September 13-14 for the Central Conference Invitational tournament.
In the summer, shad and bass like to hang out in deeper water around thermoclines because it’s cooler and the dissolved oxygen content is better.
Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2014 – More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization.
At a Sept. 10 meeting in Kissimmee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) acted to prohibit lionfish aquaculture.
On September 10, the director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute presented a resolution
naming the FWC’s Gainesville Wildlife Research Laboratory in honor of Lovett E.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized 10th Judicial
Circuit Assistant State Attorney Gary Ellis with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year
award at its Commission meeting in Kissimmee Wednesday.
Dr. John R. Gold, a professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Dr. Robert R. Veda from Texas Parks and Wildlife are spearheading a movement to restore these fish populations, based on a report by Lonestar Outdoor News.
A Danish fisherman reeled in this gigantic blue marlin after a nearly three hour fight.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight.
Ponca City, Okla.—Sept. 4, 2014— With more than 80 teams registered for the event, hard-fishing teams from across the Midwest will clash for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to north-central Minnesota’s iconic Cass Lake Chain September 12-14 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Alexandria, VA – September 9, 2014 – More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization.
Considered by many to be a once in a lifetime dream catch, well over 1,000
largemouth bass exceeding 8 pounds have been caught, documented and released in
Florida in less than two years.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Sept. 10-11 in
Kissimmee at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath
Road. Sessions both days start at 8:30 a.m.
s a media professional who spends time on the water, you know how important the weather can be. But how much do you really understand about the skies above?
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. – FLW College Fishing is headed to the New Melones Lake Sept. 6 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Western Conference.
Florida freshwater anglers target at least 25 species of native fishes. Most are
within a 45-minute drive of anyone wanting to wet a line.
Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) observed
transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral ("Acropora cervicornis") spawning for the
first time this month at Tropical Rocks, just over 4 miles offshore of Marathon.
PAYSON, AZ – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona.
IFA to partner with The Student Angler Federation on groundbreaking event
GRAND COULEE, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment to identify issues to be addressed in an Environmental Assessment for the proposed construction of two shoreline protection systems to be located at Moonbeam Bay and Redford Canyon on Lake Roosevelt.
Alexandria, VA – August 27, 2014 – On August 17, Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), was inducted into the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fisheries Management Hall of Excellence during AFS’s annual international meeting held August 17-21, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
BEND, Ore. - The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1,756,850 contract on August 21 to Northbank Civil and Marine, LLC, a small business from Vancouver, Washington, to construct fish ladder modifications to the Oak Street Diversion Dam located approximately 1 mile north of Ashland on Bear Creek.
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Clayton Reitz of Morton, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament of 2014 on the Mississippi River. For his victory, Reitz earned $4,244.
TRENTON, Mich. – Chris King of South Amherst, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, King earned $5,842.
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. – The Ohio State University team of Sidney Hoover of Findlay, Ohio, and Brett Warrick of Westerville, Ohio, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Chautauqua Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces.
All across the Gulf of Mexico this summer, your fellow anglers have
been speaking out against a short-sighted proposal that will further
diminish your opportunities to catch red snapper.
The recreational harvest season for Florida’s premier game fish, snook, opens Sept.
Contest Calls for "Out-of-the-Box" Entries
Steve Pasker of Waterloo, Iowa, was the top-scoring FLW Fantasy Fishing player in 2014 and won the season-long grand prize of $10,000.
See or catch a lionfish? Report it. That’s what many lionfish hunters have been
doing, thanks to the new Report Florida Lionfish app
Beginning in 1972, all waters with a significant nexus to navigable waters were covered by the Clean Water Act (CWA). While navigable waters has been an oft used phrase the EPA has also defined covered waters as Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) that include territorial seas.
Here are the best fall fishing lures guaranteed to put fish in your boat.
CAMDEN, S.C. - Perry Marvin and Joe Stolski finished strong to claim top honors at The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on South Carolina’s Lake Wateree.
CAMDEN, S.C. – Calm conditions served up a tough bite for the young guns competing in day one of The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on Lake Wateree in South Carolina.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Based on the August 24-Month Study, which is the Bureau of Reclamation’s monthly operational study, the water release from Lake Powell to Lake Mead for water year 2015 will be 8.23 million acre-feet (maf). This is an increase from the 2014 release of 7.48 maf, which was the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.
The question is always floating around: How do wildlife experts set state fishing limits?
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Gulf of
Mexico red snapper workshop Aug. 11 in St. Petersburg for recreational stakeholders
to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff were at the world’s
largest tackle trade show when it came to Florida, the “Fishing Capital of the
World,” in July.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 5, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced Dan Forster has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Forster, who currently serves as the Director of the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission.
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Randy Ramsey of Ceresco, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on Lake St. Clair.
Tough summer conditions combined with heavy fishing pressure provided a challenge for these anglers on Cottage Grove reservoir.
This new Georgia record fish is a monster trout.
According to Philly.com, anglers Michael Hayden and William Lednum pleaded guilty on Friday to violating the Lacey Act, a law that prohibits the sale of illegally taken fish and game.
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently recognized two former FLW presidents for their contributions to the sport of fishing. Charlie Hoover, FLW’s first president from 1996 to 2004, and Charlie Evans, who was FLW president from 2004 to 2010, were cited by the Hall of Fame for “the lasting and significant impact they’ve had on the sport of freshwater fishing.”
Florida is known as a tourist-friendly state, but starting Aug. 1, one visitor will
no longer be welcome: the invasive lionfish.
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico
state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) reopens Aug. 1.
FWC researchers have begun using new approaches to more quickly detect and track
harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon, which spans 156 miles and makes up
40 percent of Florida’s east coast, supporting commercial and recreational clam and
“Be a Hero!” by getting decals that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation
and management of Florida’s endangered manatees and sea turtles.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2014 -- National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thomas J. Dammrich, in cooperation with the US Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich, and Rep. Mike McIntyre D-NC, gave a briefing on the State of the Recreational Boat Industry and Implications for the US Economy yesterday at the US Capitol’s Longworth House Office Building.
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Fish Habitat Section are announcing a new recognition award for 2014, continuing the traditional National Fish Habitat Award, while broadening collaboration with a strong partner in AFS.
In support of the Colorado River basin states drought contingency planning to address a long-term imbalance on the Colorado River caused by years of drought conditions, municipal water providers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Colorado and the federal government signed a landmark water conservation agreement this week called the Colorado River System Conservation program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), will sign a Memorandum of Understanding later today stating their collective commitment to rebuild, renew and restore our country’s national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands alongside youth and veteran conservation corps.
A lot of anglers equate smallmouths with rock and gravel bottoms in the summer, but they shouldn’t overlook weeds. Depending on the time of year and available forage, smallmouths will feed in vegetation just as heavily as largemouths.
NANTYR SHORES SECONDARY SCHOOL WINS ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE SCUGOG
While most of the 45 pros fishing the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup qualified via this season’s Walmart FLW Tour, five Cup contenders earned their shot last season by winning angler-of-the-year titles in their respective Rayovac FLW Series divisions.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Water Forum, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will begin work on the 2014 American River Salmonid Spawning and Rearing Habitat Restoration Project in early August.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a
large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico.
In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to
facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward
anglers for releasing them alive.
The 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July
30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which
starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
Texas wants to be the home of the next world record bass — even if it means giving nature a little push.
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania championships to be held July 26
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a series
of Gulf of Mexico red snapper workshops for recreational stakeholders beginning in
late July to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper.
Whether they're smearing a stripe of garlic goo on a swimbait, or dousing a diamond jig in bunker oil, there are lots of anglers out there that swear by adding scent to lures.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 17, 2014 – The world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is being held July 15 – 18, at the Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Fla.
Dan McNaulty, remember that name…. because he was one of several driving forces behind the winners of the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 18, 2014 – From every corner of the globe, 11,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) this week for the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show.
Day two was all about strategy as the 2013 High School Fishing World Finals continued on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.
19 pounds and 1 ounce leads the pack! 2 members of the River Valley High School Fishing Team, Colten Aday and Jake White brought in a impressive limit of bass that weighed in at 18-05, then added 12 bonus ounces for completing the optional online certification courses SAF offers on such items as boater safety, angler ethics and aquatic invasive species, they bumped their day 1 total to 19-01 and put them solidly in the lead going into day 2.
In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL – July 16, 2014 – As part of the continued growth and evolution of FishSmart™, a broad effort within the sportfishing community to improve the survival of fish released by anglers, today the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) unveiled a new program to recognize FishSmart-based tackle and gear produced by its members.
Orlando, FL – July 15, 2014 — The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) prestigious Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award was presented to Doug Olander, outdoor writer, conservation advocate and editor-in-chief of Sport Fishing magazine.
2014 Special Report on Fishing Shows Increased Participation among Women, Youth & Hispanics
The Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the
outlet of Skilak Lake will remain closed through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014.
SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The Rock Creek High School team of Travis Blenn and Bryce White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 8.34 pounds to win the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Wilson Lake.
Bradford, Penn.—July 12, 2014—Pennsylvania’s Chuck Sabatose and Frank Mausser racked up an impressive 20-pound total catch to claim top honors at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s qualifying tournament on Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-12.
Alexandria, VA – July 10, 2014 – Today, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 when it failed to pass a vote that would have moved the bill forward
The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closes July 15, with the
last day of harvest being July 14.
At its meeting in June, the Southeastern Fisheries Association presented Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Capt. Rob Beaton with the
“Aylesworth Outstanding Government Employee Award.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking anglers to
help gather important information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced changes that
were made by the Florida Legislature and approved by the governor to divers-down
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages families and
young anglers to try a diversity of freshwater fishing locations and techniques to
catch a variety of fish.
As she sat in the dark near a private tract of land known for poaching, looking for
headlights and listening for any sign of the suspect, Officer Ashley Tyer knew she
had picked the right career.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead, the reservoir created by Hoover Dam, is anticipated this week to reach its lowest water level since the lake’s initial filling in the 1930s.
The International Game Fish Association has declared the 10.48-pound spotted bass caught in late February by Keith Bryan of Powell Rods a new all-tackle world record for that species.
FORT WORTH, TX – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. A state-by-state breakdown of the funding is available here.
Ponca City, Okla.—June 19, 2014—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will test new waters when it visits the Keystone hotspot of scenic Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 11-13 for a regular-season qualifying tournament.
Alexandria, VA – July 2, 2014 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Liz” Ogilvie, most recently with WFN: World Fishing Network, is the new KeepAmericaFishing™ Director. Liz Ogilvie KeepAmericaFishing™ Director.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 25, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that the Association of Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards recognized its 2013 Stakeholder Annual Report with a Gold Award in the Promotional Publications category.
Last year Andy Morgan put his hands on his first Walmart FLW Tour Kellogg’s Angler of the Year trophy in front of his home crowd on Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee.
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PHOENIX - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed fish barrier in Spring Creek, Yavapai County, Arizona.
I’ll never forget my first time scalloping. It was 2008 and there I was, face down
in the water, sun warming up my back, seagrass tickling my feet and legs, searching
for hidden treasure and trying not to look up, lest there be something larger than
me swimming about.
Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use
in Florida. That represents 15 percent of the state’s boating fatalities for 2013.
Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters
and all Gulf federal waters July 1.
Get your bay scallop bags and shucking tools ready. The recreational bay scallop
season opens in some Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles)
starting June 28, three-days earlier than the season was slated to start.
Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry.
Walmart FLW Tour pros Tom Redington, Mike Surman and Tim Malon had a fun morning at the W.G. Rhea Public Library yesterday, spending time with about 60 children, ages 5 to 8, from the Paris summer camp program as part of FLW's Get Outdoors. Go Fish! program.
Two teams from Vermont and four teams from New York took part in the 2014 SAF Dual state Championship held on the St. Lawrence River and all six teams delivered a limit of Bass to the scales.
Oconto, Wisc.—June 21, 2014—Wisconsin’s Ryan Dempsey and Adam Adler jigged up nine walleyes weighing an impressive 60 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Green Bay regular-season qualifying tournament out of Oconto, Wisconsin, June 20-21.
Elijah Hamrick and Griffin Fernandes from the Wabash Valley Bass Club brought a nice 5 bass limit that weighed 10.31 lbs. to the Indiana Beach Resort scales on Saturday to win the SAF Indiana High School State Championship on Lake Shafer.
Long time TBF youth angler Alex Goff teamed up with Zachary Horrocks to win the West Virginia High School State Championship Saturday on the Ohio River in the town of St. Marys WV.
Mathew Davis and Ryley Watson from Coloma HS Commets were the first team to weigh in and set the bar high with 14 pounds and 12 ounces.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure at
its June 18 meeting in Fort Myers that will remove several outdated or redundant
localized regulations in Gilchrist, Indian River and Manatee counties. These changes
will go into effect as soon as possible.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes at
a June 18 meeting in Fort Myers that will help combat the lionfish invasion in
Florida waters. Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on
native wildlife and habitat.
The Florida Guides Association on June 18 honored Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) staff member Jim Estes for his conservation efforts.
The Florida Guides Association on June 18 honored an officer of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for his conservation efforts.
The Federal subsistence fishery for Chinook salmon in the Kenai River downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake will be closed beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 19, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014.
Alexandria, VA – June 17, 2014 – Today, several of the nation’s sportfishing industry and fisheries conservation leaders met with former President George H. W. Bush to honor his lifelong efforts to conserve our nation’s fisheries and their habitat.
The state’s fisheries are pointing towards some amazing Washington salmon fishing this summer.
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Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen captured 1st place in the 4th annual Missouri TBF State High School Championship bass tournament.
Wrangell, Alaska–The Wrangell District Ranger announced today that he is reopening the Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River as authorized by the Federal Subsistence Board.
WACONIA, Minn. (June 10, 2014) – The Edina High School team of Nick Montilino and Ross Kellermeier brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2014 Minnesota State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Waconia.
Yukon River Subdistricts 4B and 4C Federal Public Waters Drift Gillnet Fishing is Closed
Permits will not be issued to take Chinook salmon in the Situk River until further notice
Mexican drug smugglers are getting more and more creative.
Mitchell Gowan and Jonathan Cimino thanked the good lord for a little divined intervention on Sunday as they carried a 23lb 2oz sack of Wheeler Lake Bass to the Joe Wheeler Sate Park Scales.
Alexandria, VA June 9, 2014 - The first-ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day was a success with more than 3,000 anglers and their families and friends participating. A number of these anglers shared their “on the water” experiences by posting photos on the KeepAmericaFishing Day photo wall, on the map and tweeting about the day on @kaf_fishing.
Today, Governor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission announced Floridians and visitors will be able to fish
without a saltwater recreational fishing license on June 7 and 8 and freshwater
recreational fishing license on June 14 and 15.
A commercial daily trip and vessel limit of 200 sea cucumbers will go into effect
June 11 in state and federal waters off Florida.
What better time to highlight all the public access points to outdoor recreation
provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) than June,
Great Outdoors Month.
HEYBURN, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam starting immediately to reach about 18,500 cubic feet per second June 8. From June 5 through the morning of June 8, the flow will increase by 10 percent each day until the maximum is reached.
MINNEAPOLIS (June 4, 2014) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, and Ranger Boats, makers of the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water, announced today that Ranger has signed a multiyear extension of its exclusive sponsorship with FLW.
Neubauer, Tourangeau Score Comeback Win, 30,000 Cash and TWO New Ranger Boats with Evinrude Outboards At the 2014 Cabela’s National Team Championship
FORT MADISON, Iowa – The Murray State University team of Seth Brock of Cedar Hill, Tenn., and Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky., won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference tournament on the Mississippi River Saturday with five bass weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.
Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad were the first team to weigh-in at the 2014 Tennessee State Championship at Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga and they posted a huge 25lb 7oz sack that set the bar for the rest of the day on the productive Tennessee reservoir.
It is time to speak out about Florida’s proposed change to largemouth bass
management by filling out an online survey or attending a local meeting (see
MyFWC.com/Calendar [ http://www.myfwc.com/Calendar ]).
See a lionfish in the wild? Report it using the new Report Florida Lionfish app. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unveiled the new smart
device app today (May 28) during a live Twitter chat.
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico
state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) closes June 1 and will remain closed
through July 31, reopening Aug. 1.
The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is unveiling a new
lionfish smart device app during a live Twitter chat from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday,
May 28, and everyone is invited.
Sixty-two people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and
there have already been 11 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2013 Boating
Accident Statistical Report.
Thousands of boaters will take to Florida’s beautiful waterways this weekend for
Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In
spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to
problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees.
Governor Rick Scott announced the bay scallop season will
open three days early this year.
Alexandria, VA – May 22, 2014 – Saturday, June 7, 2014 is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing™ Day and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week.
Washington, D.C. – May 29, 2014 – As Congress continues exploring reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the primary law governing U.S. marine fisheries management, the recreational fishing and boating community continues to seek substantive legislative changes that will improve saltwater recreational fisheries management.
Ponca City, Okla.—May 16, 2014—Walleye fishing’s most coveted crown will be up for grabs on Green Bay May 29-31 when 237 two-person teams from across North America battle for top honors in the Cabela’s National Team Championship.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27, 2014 – The BoatUS 24-hour national dispatch centers received over 1800 requests for assistance from recreational boaters and anglers over the four-day (Friday-Monday) Memorial Day weekend.
Veteran Texas pro Clark Wendlandt experienced a heart attack early Memorial Day Monday and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour.
Management Strategies for 2014 season
We live in a unique time in human history. Social media has brought people together like nothing else – ever. Can you imagine 50 years ago being able to trade hunting stories with Fred Bear?
Angler Eric Lester caught the whopper striped bass on May 14 in the Hudson River near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, according to nydailynews.com.
King salmon on the Kuskokwim are in trouble. Since last fall, there has been a growing local recognition that the problem is serious and that serious actions need to be taken.
Luke Johns and Brandon Burkey put together an impressive five fish limit of 23lbs 5oz to conquer the field in the 2014 California SAF State Championship.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Iowa State High School Fishing Championship.
2014 Kuskokwim Area Salmon Fishery News Release
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 19, 2014 – After the brutal winter there’s a mad rush for boaters to get back on the water for the summer boating season’s annual kick-off, Memorial Day weekend. But the nation’s largest recreational boaters group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says “not so fast,” and urges boaters to be prepared by following these five tips:
After a fast start on day one, Minnesotans Justin Heinrich and Cody Backstrand survived a much tougher bite on day two to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Big Stone Lake qualifier May 16-17
The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters opens Saturday, May 24, and
will remain open through July 14, a total of 52 days, closing July 15.
Top 100 list released to encourage Americans to get out on the water during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8, 2014
The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW presented the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Ohio High School Fishing State Championship.
When Morgan Boggs showed up to fish the Kentucky High School State Championship tournament on Kentucky Lake in May, it didn’t turn many heads.Although Morgan was the only girl who qualified for the event in 2014.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Washington State High School Fishing Championship.
An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover 1 acre (43,560 square feet) 1 foot deep (325,851 gallons or 1,233.5 cubic meters).
Alexandria, VA – May 13, 2014 – After decades of dedicated service to the recreational fishing industry fisheries resource conservation and management and advocating on behalf of both, American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Vice President Gordon Robertson has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2014.
Morgan County High School’s Reece Eddleblute and Randy Denny were the last team to the scale at Saturday’s rain soaked Ohio High School State Championship. They had just watched Haleigh Caldwell and her sister Jalea Lyon take the lead with a 5 fish limit of Alum Creek Reservoir Bass that weighed in at 10lbs 7oz and was anchored by Jalea’s 5lb 6 oz. largemouth beauty that was the second biggest fish of the day.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 12, 2014 – On the water breakdowns, running aground or other mishaps can ruin a day of boating or fishing.
The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May
16, with the last day of harvest on May 15.
On May 6, biologist Ron Taylor, who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, was notified
that he will receive the 2014 American Fisheries Society William E. Ricker Resource
Ponca City, Okla.—May 6, 2014—Booyah Bait Co. has joined forces with the Student Angler Federation to expand and enhance opportunities for youths across the continent to enjoy the thrill of competitive fishing.
Aluminum fishing and pontoon boat purchases help first new boat sales gain since 2006boating participation highest in nearly 15 years
Just when you thought the soft-plastic worm market couldn’t get any fatter, Florida-based Gambler introduces a heavyweight surface swimmer that is designed to perform significantly better than others with a paddle-tail caboose.
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed the May 15-June 20, 2014 subsistence Chinook salmon fishery on the Stikine River and delegated authority to the Wrangell District Ranger to reopen the fishery if the in-season Chinook salmon terminal area abundance estimate allows a directed fishery.
Do your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors? Would they
love the chance to learn about fish and wildlife from experts, and hike or canoe
with other children their age?
Summer is approaching and as the weather warms and school lets out, it’s the perfect
time to take up a new hobby.
Hastings, Minn.—May 3, 2014—Iowans Tommy Skarlis and Jeff Lahr sacked an impressive 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Mississippi River qualifying tournament.
This spring was exceptional for freshwater anglers, but it is not just a matter of
luck or seasonal weather variances.
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next “Ladies, Let’s Go
Fishing!” seminar, May 16-18 at the Pirates Cove Resort and Marina, 4307 SE Bayview
St. in Stuart.
Volunteer anglers in northern Florida are encouraged to catch and collect a DNA
sample from every tarpon they catch that is 30 inches or longer.
Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe
County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the
season reopens to harvest.
Redbone founder receives double honors
Keys Capt. Gary Ellis surprised by tributes from the IGFA and Congressman
Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including
all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1.
Ponca City, Okla.—April 17, 2014—Midwestern walleye warriors have a chance to test their skills against the world’s finest competitive walleye anglers when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to the mighty Mississippi River May 2-4.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 2, 2014 – Sometimes it’s the middle of night, and often it’s only at the very last moment.
MINNEAPOLIS - FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the dates for the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 30, 2014 -- I’m your life jacket, but you don’t know me. I’m here to help you, maybe even save your life – but only if you’re willing to take the help.
National Marine Fisheries Services has issued a temporary rule effective April 23, 2014, that implements an accountability measure for recreational greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico.
FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake May 3 for the first Northern Conference tournament of 2014.
TALLAHASSEE, Fl., April 22, 2014 – A last-minute amendment snuck in under the radar to be attached to a piece of pending Fish and Wildlife legislation in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate could throw out a statewide effort to develop consistent and rational anchoring options for cruising boaters and severely impact anchoring in some of the most important areas along Florida’s coasts, says Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).
Postspawn is one of my favorite times of the year, mainly because bass are active and aggressive.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2014 -- With much of the waters in the northern US still choked with ice, the opening of the season has been delayed for famed tourist boats such as Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist and the ferries to Michigan’s Mackinac Island.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Georgia.
Breaking the finesse mold with big baits and big bass on spinning gear
, VA –April 21, 2014 - The Fish America Foundation received a $5,300 donation from the Surfer’s Journal. The publication’s employees selected the FishAmerica Foundation to receive one percent of the journal’s fiscal year earnings.
Trenton, Mich.—April 19, 2014—Wisconsin’s Tony Kobriger and Dan Zwick charged from a three-way tie for 28th place on Day One all the way to the winner’s circle at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Detroit River and Western Lake Erie tournament April 18-19.
FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on April 17 to 18 are releasing 54,000 hatchery produced juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon into the San Joaquin River as part of the implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program.