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Date: 12/3/2015
Six restoration projects across the country aim to develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems
Date: 12/3/2015
Drilling down to each congressional district tells a specific story for congressional members
Date: 11/25/2015
Pike are known for being eating machines, and most fishermen have heard a story or two about a pike that has eaten something strange.
Date: 11/23/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce Buff, Inc., as the newest partner of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 11/19/2015
Today, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee held a mark-up on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.
Date: 11/19/2015
Landmark conservation program protected more than 1 million acres in first 10 years additional $35 million committed for next decade
Date: 11/18/2015
The report focuses on those new to the sport or trying it again after dropping out
Date: 11/18/2015
The Midwest and Northeast have the most avid anglers
Date: 11/18/2015
Recruiting anglers isn’t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
Date: 11/18/2015
Individuals or groups can be nominated until January 8, 2016
Date: 11/17/2015
Little do the fishermen who’ve packed away their gear for the season know that they are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year!
Date: 11/17/2015
Now there will be year-round fishing on the Madison River in Montana.
Date: 11/17/2015
Smith Wins Co-angler Title
Date: 11/13/2015
Texas pro Jeff Sprague to represent Keystone Light
Date: 11/5/2015
Hunters and anglers celebrate brief reprieve for headwater streams and wetlands before preparing for a fresh threat to the Clean Water Rule
Date: 11/5/2015
FLW announced today the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2016 FLW College Fishing season
Date: 11/5/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Garmin will continue its support of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 10/30/2015
Bray Paces Co-anglers
Date: 10/29/2015
In honor of both veterans and active military, daily entrance fees at Texas State Parks will be waived for all visitors on Sunday, Nov. 8.
Date: 10/29/2015
Additional anniversary events on tap at other Texas State Parks in 2016
Date: 10/29/2015
Areas TX-1 (East Approved Area) and TX-4 in Galveston Bay will be closed to all oyster harvest on Nov. 1 and TX-32 (Copano Bay) will be closed on Nov. 3 due to low abundance of oysters in these areas.
Date: 10/29/2015
Cabela's,the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is boosting their support and long standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
Date: 10/29/2015
Wildlife Forever is proud to announce Dr. Nick Schmal of Germantown, Wisconsin and Mr. Dave Washburn of Benton, Kentucky as new Board of Director members.
Date: 10/28/2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 10, 2015) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Boat Registration Marketing Program continues to get lapsed boaters back on the water.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
All New TBF National Semi Final Events
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced today the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season
Date: 10/26/2015
The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the positions of Board Chair and Vice-Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 21.
Date: 10/26/2015
Hearing in House Resources subcommittee on Oceans Shows States are “Ready, Willing and Able” to Assume Red Snapper Management
Date: 10/22/2015
Anniversary Contest Allows Viewers To Suggest A Show Topic, Win Prizes
Date: 10/22/2015
Tricks and treats at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Date: 10/15/2015
The Gulf Council will hold a series of public hearings around the Gulf of Mexico to collect public comments on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 39 - Regional Management for Recreational Red Snapper.
Date: 10/15/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Galveston, Texas, October 5 - 8, 2015
Date: 10/15/2015
Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have partnered through 2016
Date: 10/13/2015
The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky,
Date: 10/9/2015
For 44 years, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has bestowed their coveted NMEA Best Product Awards to marine electronics manufacturers for product excellence.
Date: 10/9/2015
A 6th Circuit Court ruling today puts the implementation of a much-needed clean water rule on hold pending further court action
Date: 10/9/2015
Arctic Ice, LLC continues its support and partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
Date: 10/9/2015
The recreational fishing industry applauds today's passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation.
Date: 10/9/2015
Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) recently announced the 2016 schedule
Date: 10/9/2015
We are taking an important step in our management of saltwater recreational fisheries with the development of a Greater Atlantic Region Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan.
Date: 10/8/2015
Conservation leaders provide Senate committee with recommendations for creating better drought resiliency
Date: 10/7/2015
Cheeky Fishing, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of high-performance fishing reels, is Trout Unlimited’s newest corporate partner
Date: 10/7/2015
Ranger Pro James Watson has plenty of experience fishing Table Rock Lake.
Date: 10/7/2015
Teammates take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
Date: 10/6/2015
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Date: 10/6/2015
Texas Meeting Set For Nov. 10 In Galveston To Seek Public Comment On Draft Plan, Which Would Allocate Up To $8.8 Billion For Restoration From Proposed Settlement With BP
Date: 10/6/2015
FLW College Fishing is headed to Grand Lake October 17-18 for the Southern Conference Championship tournament.
Date: 10/2/2015
Recreational Fishing Season will close on October 8, 2015
Date: 10/2/2015
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Greater Amberjack Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico
Date: 10/1/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of public hearings and scoping workshops.
Date: 9/30/2015
Setting a state record is nice. Just ask Matthew McConkey (center), of Kansas City.
Date: 9/28/2015
Consistency plays key role in angler's first AOY title
Date: 9/25/2015
The latest season of “FLW” is set to premiere next week
Date: 9/24/2015
When the Bering Sea warms, there are telltale signs.
Date: 9/21/2015
Washington, September 21, 2015 at 11:45am - The next U.S. Forest Service fee-free day is Sept. 26, 2015, in conjunction with the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the Nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands projects that ensure sustainable ecosystems and promote vibrant communities.
Date: 9/21/2015
NATCHITOCHES, La. – The East Central University team of Wyatt Smith of Depew, Oklahoma, and Trevor Yates of Norman, Oklahoma, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on the Red River Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds even.
Date: 9/18/2015
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on September 28, 2015, and remain closed until January 1, 2016.
Date: 9/18/2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26, volunteers around Texas and the nation will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and help improve these treasured places by celebrating National Public Lands Day.
Date: 9/18/2015
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Date: 9/16/2015
Recreation Grants will be accepting applications for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program
Date: 9/16/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 5 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton Galveston Island Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
Date: 9/16/2015
Hundreds of Trout Unlimited volunteer leaders from across America are in Scranton.
Date: 9/15/2015
2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'
Date: 9/15/2015
Industry leaders send letter to Congress in advance of September 30 deadline
Date: 9/14/2015
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that a motion for a temporary restraining order brought against it by Holiday Marina’s Inc. was denied yesterday.
Date: 9/9/2015
Booming populations of largemouth bass and alligator gar give anglers two good reasons to fish Falcon Reservoir.
Date: 9/8/2015
FLW College Fishing is headed to the Red River September 19 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Southern Conference.
Date: 9/8/2015
Gill continues their support of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship in 2015-2016
Date: 9/4/2015
Experienced anglers know that fish like bass, crappie and sunfish are attracted to underwater structure/
Date: 9/4/2015
The Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation Urges Boaters to Have A Designated Skipper at the Wheel Over Labor Day Weekend 21% of All Boating-Related Deaths Involve Alcohol Use
Date: 9/4/2015
Date: 9/3/2015
Deadline for proposals is November 2, 2015
Date: 9/3/2015
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors.
Date: 9/3/2015
Today, NOAA announced more than $4.5 million in grants to states and tribes to support endangered or threatened species recovery efforts.
Date: 9/2/2015
As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas.
Date: 9/2/2015
rout Unlimited and Flymen Fishing Co. have teamed up to bring the fascinating world of fly tying to TU members.
Date: 9/2/2015
Tom Barry of Oak Forest, Illinois, correctly picked eight of the top 10 anglers in professional bass fishing’s world championship.
Date: 9/2/2015
immy Bass of Ocala, Florida, won the $10,000 grand prize playing FLW Fantasy Fishing.
Date: 8/31/2015
Collegiate bass fishing fanatics will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
Date: 8/31/2015
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake has closed the Pier 36 Marina due to health and safety issues caused by weather damage.
Date: 8/31/2015
Stubblefield Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest has reopened, according to Sam Houston National Forest Ranger Warren Oja.
Date: 8/28/2015
Late Thursday, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the EPA's new clean water rule just hours before it was due to take effect. Here's our take.
Date: 8/28/2015
We, the nation’s sportsmen and women conservationists, salute the landmark action taken today by the EPA
Date: 8/28/2015
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake will temporarily allow lake worthy floating structures to remain at the current Pier 36 Marina until Nov. 30, 2015.
Date: 8/28/2015
Stubblefield Recreation Area in the Sam Houston National Forest has reopened, according to Sam Houston National Forest Ranger Warren Oja.
Date: 8/27/2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Date: 8/26/2015
Ten projects to improve the health of the Gulf and fortify its ecosystems has been funded by the U.S. Treasury Department from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties.
Date: 8/26/2015
Along With Weekly Costa Sunglasses and Youth Scholarships from Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Special Autographed Guy Harvey T-Shirts Awarded For Lion Fish Capture Photos
Date: 8/26/2015
Plan outlines efforts to build resilience
Date: 8/26/2015
Maryland student "Best of the Best"
Date: 8/25/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel September 16 - 17, 2015
Date: 8/25/2015
What will get you in trouble?
Date: 8/24/2015
Kelley Named Texas Officer of the Year by Midwest Association
Date: 8/24/2015
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Date: 8/24/2015
NOAA Fisheries is releasing the following statement regarding a new study, published by the journal Science, entitled The unique ecology of human predators.
Date: 8/24/2015
FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
Date: 8/24/2015
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
Date: 8/21/2015
PIERRE, S.D. -- A Highmore angler had barely started his day on Lake Oahe when a fish hit his lure and created a memory to last a lifetime.
Date: 8/21/2015
Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart.
Date: 8/21/2015
As Labor Day approaches—one of the busiest boating days of the year—the Coast Guard is issuing a somber warning: Drunk Boating Kills.
Date: 8/21/2015
FLW announced an exclusive licensing agreement today with LUTCOM SA DE CV to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments in Mexico
Date: 8/20/2015
After flooding left more than 50 Texas state parks drenched over the Memorial Day weekend, communities and park staff statewide have banded together to clean up, restore, and reopen most of the damaged sites.
Date: 8/20/2015
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved more than $7 million in competitive grant funds for 25 community parks all across the state.
Date: 8/20/2015
Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long.
Date: 8/19/2015
"Wildlife in Hot Water provides concrete examples of the bodies of waters that are suffering due to climate change"
Date: 8/19/2015
The following was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Effective August 18, 2015
Date: 8/19/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10 - 13, 2015
Date: 8/18/2015
Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel
Date: 8/17/2015
Contract Awarded for Concrete Reefs off Galveston and Matagorda Counties
Date: 8/17/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC September 1-2, 2015
Date: 8/16/2015
The Minnesota DNR is using this poaching incident to stress importance of knowing fishing rules and regulations.
Date: 8/16/2015
All current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) will expire Aug. 31.
Date: 8/14/2015
Funds will improve the health and resiliency for the Gulf of Mexico
Date: 8/14/2015
New terrestrial fly assortment in store for August winner
Date: 8/14/2015
Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Date: 8/14/2015
As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
Date: 8/12/2015
1872 Mining Law reform needed to protect precious Western water resources
Date: 8/12/2015
Outdoor News, Inc. recently joined the fight against invasive species by partnering with Wildlife Forever’s Clean Drain Dry Initiative
Date: 8/12/2015
Effective August 10, 2015, all open fires are prohibited on lands managed by Big Thicket National Preserve.
Date: 8/10/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing $3.17 million in grants to 18 partners in 34 states to improve fish habitat and stem declines in native fish populations.
Date: 8/10/2015
The call to action for fishermen across the country is simple - don't throw your soft plastic lures overboard!
Date: 8/10/2015
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake will temporarily allow lake worthy floating structures to be relocated to an appropriate area pending rehabilitation and replacement of the Pier 36 Marina.
Date: 8/10/2015
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.
Date: 8/8/2015
Fishing for trout is a passion shared by countless anglers across the country.
Date: 8/7/2015
With a radically different look, the reborn Avid Inshore sports a seafoam green metallic skin that tempted buyers.
Date: 8/7/2015
Coast Guard watchstanders were notified Thursday that a body was located in the vicinity of a search they coordinated Wednesday near San Leon, Texas.
Date: 8/7/2015
For most people, dropping candy or food wrappers on the ground feels wrong,
Date: 8/6/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga
Date: 8/6/2015
The 2015 Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament will be held August 22nd at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria, IL.
Date: 8/6/2015
The Coast Guard helicopter crews and Texas City police and fire departments are searching for a missing wade fisherman who went missing Wednesday morning in Dickinson Bay across from San Leon, Texas.
Date: 8/6/2015
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Date: 8/3/2015
Alexandria, VA – August 3, 2015 – A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Park Service’s recent decision to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to recreational fishing.
Date: 8/3/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series looks to the week of May 23, 2016 to be back on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for the 11th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
Date: 8/3/2015
Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, more than 12 inches of rain led the Blanco River to crest at 40 feet, causing significant flooding and damage to Blanco State Park.
Date: 7/31/2015
World’s Best Anglers Eye $500,000 Title in Historic 20th-Anniversary Event
Date: 7/31/2015
B.A.S.S., along with 30 other conservation organizations, has signed a letter urging Congress to restore funding for sportfishing projects suffering under the current federal budget impasse.
Date: 7/30/2015
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
Date: 7/30/2015
The Coast Guard and local agencies have located the bodies of Phillip and Brandon Orr, Wednesday.
Date: 7/30/2015
Governor Greg Abbott today named T. Dan Friedkin of Houston Chairman of the Parks and Wildlife Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.
Date: 7/30/2015
New science on how noise levels affect marine mammal hearing
Date: 7/29/2015
The Coast Guard is searching a missing father and son who were last seen Tuesday morning, before fishing on the Brazos River south of Freeport, Texas.
Date: 7/29/2015
For the first time, Texas game wardens and state park police officers are included in the same training academy
Date: 7/29/2015
NOAA Fisheries reminds recreational fisherman the Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack recreational fishing season re-opens on August 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m., local time.
Date: 7/29/2015
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) is accepting applications for vendors to sell food or goods at City gulf beaches and parks.
Date: 7/28/2015
Conservation science and policy experts meet with media this week to discuss opportunities for better management of federal public lands
Date: 7/28/2015
Free Entry, Free Fishing Poles and Bait Provided
Date: 7/28/2015
A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility.
Date: 7/24/2015
$2.35 million for innovative partnerships to engage local communities, advance wildlife conservation, reach the next generation of conservation leaders
Date: 7/24/2015
Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act is purely positive move to reauthorize or implement critical conservation programs
Date: 7/23/2015
Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday.
Date: 7/23/2015
In a joint news release earlier this morning, Harris County, the City of Houston and METRO announced their respective shares of the $18.7 billion settlement of claims related to the 2010 oil spill.
Date: 7/23/2015
Marine Conservation Institute Releases SeaStates 2015—An Annual Report Card on How Well States Are Protecting Their Coastal Waters
Date: 7/23/2015
New resources complement Yamaha's ongoing maintenance education campaign
Date: 7/22/2015
Sportsmen and women across the political spectrum support protecting smaller streams and wetlands
Date: 7/22/2015
he Coast Guard fully reopened the Intracoastal Waterway near Bolivar Peninsula Monday at 9:15 p.m., after closing it for a barge collision earlier in the day.
Date: 7/22/2015
Conservation leaders at White House Drought Symposium urge administration to pursue win-win solutions that benefit fish and wildlife habitat
Date: 7/21/2015
A grass carp found in a Kansas drainage ditch has all the size and shape of something that should have four wheels and an engine.
Date: 7/21/2015
Ponca City, Okla.—July 20, 2015— North Dakota’s legendary Devils Lake will host an old-fashioned High Plains walleye shootout when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns for a regular-season qualifier presented by Berkley Aug. 7-8.
Date: 7/20/2015
The Learning Center Will Open in Fall 2015. Tell Us What You Want in a Quick Online Survey Today!
Date: 7/20/2015
States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery -- and more aware of its importance
Date: 7/20/2015
Widespread rains in May and June did more than end the drought and raise lakes to levels not seen in years.
Date: 7/18/2015
Orange County Convention Center - July 17, 2015 – From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, almost 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing community converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17, for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/17/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) announced a 60-day extension to the public comment period for proposed revisions to Endangered Species Act (ESA) petition regulations.
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW announced the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour regular-season schedule
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Sunny Lake (Beijing) Sport Development, LLC, from China to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments
Date: 7/17/2015
NEW YORK –Angler Rick Bach lost his dad to cancer – so he's on a mission to encourage all anglers to take extra precautions when on the water.Bach is teaming up with the fishing editors of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media with a series of online articles aimed at educating anglers.
Date: 7/17/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. Hodgman® cut its teeth on developing gear that keeps anglers fishing, even in the elements. Coming this fall, are a few new Hodgman Aesis™ Jackets that build a barrier against inclement weather and keep focus where it should be - on the fish.
Date: 7/16/2015
GOP voters more likely than Dems to back conservation projects
Date: 7/15/2015
The Mystik Lubricants-sponsored trio of Bill Dance, Cody Detweiler and Dave East brought a five-bass limit to the scale Tuesday morning totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 7/15/2015
The T.L. Hanna High School team brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday to win the final round of the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence
Date: 7/15/2015
Sportsmen invited to discuss federal actions for better drought resilience that benefits fish and wildlife
Date: 7/15/2015
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.
Date: 7/15/2015
Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) today confirmed that an Administrative Law Judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that Garmin International, Inc. violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling SideVu sonars, which the judge found infringe a Johnson Outdoors Inc. side scan sonar patent used in certain Humminbird(R) fishfinders.
Date: 7/15/2015
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Team Fish, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tackle management systems for float tubes, inflatable pontoon boats and kayaks, has introduced the next-generation CastMate Systems V2.0 to its innovative product lineup. The manufacturer is also introducing three new accessory attachments, including a newly-designed Selfie Stick, Humminbird™ Fishn' Buddy mount and FishMate underwater video camera mount system – all specialized for use with the company's new CastMate V2.0 system.
Date: 7/15/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 13, 2015) - Berkley® Hardbaits are new for 2016, but the concept began four years ago. Transforming the idea from napkin scribbles into action required the creation of sophisticated CAD designs and intricate molds to form an engineering facility rivaling any high-tech facility found around the world. Next, America's best bass pros tested them on some of the toughest lakes they could find. The Berkley team partnered with renowned bait designer and crankbait legend Dav
Date: 7/15/2015
Orlando, Fla. - This year at ICAST 2015, Matzuo America will introduce a trio of new baits to its existing line of innovative and cost effective tackle.
Date: 7/14/2015
NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2015,
Date: 7/14/2015
Catfish anglers have until July 26 to comment on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) proposed catfish management plan.
Date: 7/14/2015
This summer, in an effort to keep common wildlife common and avoid endangered species, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is partnering with the nonprofit Teaming With Wildlife Coalition to offer four, full-day Eco-Summit forums throughout Texas.
Date: 7/14/2015
The annual Lake Travis Underwater and Shoreline Cleanup is a community-wide event that rids Lake Travis of tons of debris and waste.
Date: 7/14/2015
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Old Town has expanded their lineup with the new Loon Angler kayak. This one-of-a-kind fishing craft is an evolution of Old Town's original and extremely popular Loon that made its debut 20 years ago. Old Town will unveil their new Loon Angler at ICAST 2015, the world's largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/10/2015
Boaters in Texas are being reminded that their actions are critical to help stem the spread of invasive zebra mussels.
Date: 7/9/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce Lake Dardanelle as the second stop of the 2016 collegiate bass fishing.
Date: 7/9/2015
Wanted, dead not alive! Asian carp have been the scourge of America’s lakes and rivers for nearly a century.
Date: 7/8/2015
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States, is providing financial and other support to three projects in 2015 that will help restore fish passage, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, maintain and improve hydrologic conditions, and characterize the temporal and spatial patterns of fish assemblages. PMEP, a consortium of federal, tribal sovereign nation, state, local government, and nonprofit organizatio
Date: 7/8/2015
Six-Month Operation Period is September 2015 to February 2016. Application deadline is July 31, 2015.
Date: 7/8/2015
The commercial harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico federal waters will close, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) July 19 2015.
Date: 7/8/2015
With the addition of new Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes in Abilene, Tyler and Missouri City, more Texans and their families than ever have good fishing close to home.
Date: 7/8/2015
Supports the Need for the Global Ocean Refuge System
Date: 7/8/2015
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of sportfishing issues
Date: 7/8/2015
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) announced today its official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC).
Date: 7/7/2015
new rule effective March 1, 2015, changed the fishing year for king mackerel in the Florida West Coast Northern Subzone to October-September beginning October 1, 2015. Previously, the fishing year was July-June.
Date: 7/7/2015
Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a 21-year-old man who went missing near Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas, Monday.
Date: 7/7/2015
Bill cuts conservation, ignores sportsmen’s values, and highlights the need for a broader budget deal
Date: 7/6/2015
July 6, 2015 by Cody Kelley
Date: 7/6/2015
Projects to restore and protect Gulf fisheries need to move forward without delay
Date: 7/2/2015
Tien Austin of Honolulu, Hawaii, correctly picked five of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 7/1/2015
Tyler Rollman and Gaberial Aroca brought in a five fish limit that weighed in at 1156 lbs to win the Utah High School state Championship on CJ Stike Reservoir.
Date: 7/1/2015
The team of Lauren Torok and Kyler Fugate brought a five bass limit to the scales that weighed in at 15.17 lbs to win the Idaho State Championship on Saturday.
Date: 7/1/2015
Murray State University Claims Second and Tennessee Tech University Takes Third
Date: 7/1/2015
You may be surprised to learn that even the simple act of purchasing your fishing license helps to contribute towards fishing conservation efforts.
Date: 7/1/2015
Florida angler uses Top-10 Potomac finish to propel him to first AOY title
Date: 6/30/2015
Texas angler collects $125,000 prize with fourth career FLW Tour win
Date: 6/30/2015
The Broaddus High School team of Hunter Curry and Josh Russell brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 33 pounds, 10 ounces.
Date: 6/30/2015
As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, officials with the U.S. Forest Service are reminding the public that fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
Date: 6/29/2015
Recent flooding below Lake Texoma has resulted in increased angling activity in the Denison Dam tailrace and a heightened threat that invasive species such as silver or bighead carp could be introduced into the lake.
Date: 6/29/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce that the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley will be held on March 11-13, 2016.
Date: 6/29/2015
Legendary Texas Angler Beats 140 Pros, Wins $125,000 in Nationally Televised Event
Date: 6/29/2015
Advisory for Monday, June 29, 2015
Date: 6/26/2015
A Video News Report is now available on TPWD site called “Fuentes Family Forth.”
Date: 6/26/2015
Funds to benefit U.S. fisheries, fishermen and coastal communities
Date: 6/26/2015
North Carolina’s Self Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 6/25/2015
Scott Martin has been talking about winning the Angler of the Year title since before the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season started.
Date: 6/24/2015
Tyler Guthmiller (left) and Brandon Pavel (Right) with 4 of their 5 bass catch
Date: 6/24/2015
Jordon Mazza and his partner Richard Wellhouse used a little local lake knowledge to win the 2015 TBF/FLW Open Championship at Smallwood State Park in La Platta Maryland.
Date: 6/23/2015
Walmart FLW Tour pros Jeff Barth, Marshall Deakins, Brent Long, Colby Schrumpf, Terry Segraves and Derrick Snavely have informed FLW of their decisions to withdraw from the Tour prior to the final regular-season event of the 2015 season.
Date: 6/22/2015
Deadline for submission is November 1
Date: 6/22/2015
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s draft catfish management plan is now available for public review and comment.
Date: 6/21/2015
Canadian Angler Wins $120,000, Entry into Forrest Wood Cup
Date: 6/20/2015
Georgia’s Treadwell leads co-anglers
Date: 6/19/2015
The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils .
Date: 6/19/2015
A five-year test program finds butanol to replace ethanol as industry continues improvements to energy efficiency, addresses Renewable Fuel Standard
Date: 6/19/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Key West, Florida June 8 – 12, 2015.
Date: 6/19/2015
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on July 14 to receive public input as it prepares to update and revise the Master Plan for Whitney Lake.
Date: 6/19/2015
The Fort Worth District Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Flood Recovery and Repair Activities Public Notice on May 26, 2015
Date: 6/19/2015
The Coast Guard brought two men to safety Thursday after a sailboat capsized 3 miles offshore and rescued another man who went overboard 11 miles offshore.
Date: 6/18/2015
Jim Shunamon of Quincy, Massachusetts, correctly picked three of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga .
Date: 6/18/2015
Conservation is underfunded in a fiscal year 2016 bill bogged down with riders
Date: 6/18/2015
Arkansas’ Gross paces co-anglers
Date: 6/18/2015
Defending High School National Champion Tyler Black didn’t take long to find a new partner in Logan Anderson and the result was the same as the pair from Bandy’s High School captured the 2015 North Carolina High School State Championship on Saturday at Lake Norman near Charlotte, NC.
Date: 6/17/2015
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) will be Saturday, July 4.
Date: 6/17/2015
Enter now to win a fly fishing vacation!
Date: 6/17/2015
Winning entries in the Texas division of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest will be on display at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center in Austin until July 5.
Date: 6/16/2015
New Online Advocacy System Lets Recreational Anglers Contact Legislators
Date: 6/16/2015
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015
Date: 6/16/2015
On the afternoon of June 15th Padre Island National Seashore will be closing both North and South beaches to vehicle traffic due to the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: 6/16/2015
The Coast Guard continues to broadcast notification of a Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts Tuesday on the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay.
Date: 6/16/2015
State-Fish Art Winners Compete
Date: 6/15/2015
Tennessee Pro Beats 145 Anglers, Wins $125,000 in Nationally Televised Event
Date: 6/15/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is set to sign an agreement with South Korea to bring their internationally sanctioned bass-fishing tournaments to the Eastern Asian nation.
Date: 6/15/2015
The sixth and final regular-season tournament of the 20th anniversary season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off June 25-28 with the Walmart FLW Tour at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 6/12/2015
Virginia’s Francis Leads Co-Anglers
Date: 6/11/2015
shelter-in-place was lifted and the Houston Ship Channel was reopened at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday, after an incident in the upper ship channel that caused the release of as much as 23,000 gallons of naphtha (PTN).
Date: 6/11/2015
Coast Guard helicopter crew brought a woman, her kids and their dog to safety Tuesday, after their family's boat ran aground near Sunday Beach on Matagorda Island
Date: 6/10/2015
Torrential rains and flooding in May is putting a damper on some recreation venues in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas for National Get Outdoors Day.
Date: 6/10/2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge
Date: 6/9/2015
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reopening fishing for alligator gar in portions of the river between the Highway 31 Bridge near Trinidad and the Highway 7 Bridge near Crockett effective Thursday, June 11.
Date: 6/9/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, will increase releases from the Sam Rayburn Dam today, with power generation releases 24 hours per day, and flood gate releases until further notice.
Date: 6/9/2015
Sample BBQ from 30 teams in Kansas City Barbecue Society Competition
Date: 6/8/2015
20-year-old man was medevaced after suffering multiple seizures aboard a charter fishing boat approximately 33 miles off of Port Aransas Saturday morning.
Date: 6/8/2015
Walmart FLW Tour pro Keith Amerson of Selmer, Tennessee, informed FLW of his decision Saturday to withdraw from the remaining two regular-season FLW Tour events.
Date: 6/8/2015
Minnesota’s Brian Blaeser and Lindy Frasl weighed a five-largemouth limit totaling 14 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Lake Wisconsin tournament .
Date: 6/6/2015
Attention anglers, zebra mussels could be hiding in your boat or gear.
Date: 6/6/2015
WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced today that Reclamation and the "Catch a Special Thrill" for Kids Foundation have signed a five-year cooperative agreement continuing to make outdoor recreational fishing opportunities accessible at Reclamation reservoirs for children with disabilities and children who experience disadvantages in their lives.
Date: 6/5/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, after careful consideration of current and forecasted Lewisville Lake levels, will reopen Lewisville Lake to boat traffic on June 5.
Date: 6/5/2015
Weekend anglers vie for $120,000, coveted spot in 2015 Forrest Wood Cup
Date: 6/5/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has flown three reservoir operations specialists to assist the Corp’s Southwestern Division with their round-the-clock response to recent flooding in Texas.
Date: 6/5/2015
The University of North Alabama team of Cody Harrison and Clint Fredrick finished second in the 10th Anniversary BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
Date: 6/5/2015
Professional angler and founder of Learn 2 Fish With Us, Greg Karch, incorporates Clean.Drain.Dry. into his fishing career.
Date: 6/5/2015
Walmart FLW Tour pros Tony Dumitras, Dale Hightower and Jeremy Starks informed FLW of their decisions to withdraw from the remaining two regular-season FLW Tour events in the 2015 season.
Date: 6/4/2015
“A real victory for recreational fishing -- and the jobs recreational fishing creates”
Date: 6/4/2015
The Nature Conservancy, Texas Parks and Wildlife, City of Wimberley, Texas A&M Forest Service and other Central Texas conservation agencies and non-profit organizations are offering natural resource restoration workshops June 10, 11 and 12 for landowners and residents whose properties were affected by flooding on the Blanco River.
Date: 6/4/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Water Management Section has determined surcharge releases for Sam Rayburn Reservoir will start today with power generation.
Date: 6/4/2015
The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, in the waters off South Texas, Monday.
Date: 6/4/2015
The Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands and part of the Caddo National Grasslands are closed due to recent flooding.
Date: 6/4/2015
Junction City, Kansas—May 30, 2015—Illinois’ Ed Klepacki and Jim Miller put together a three-day total weight of 43 pounds, 9 ounces to top the 185-team field battling on Kansas’ Milford Lake in the 2015 Cabela’s National Team Championship.
Date: 6/4/2015
Ponca City, Okla.—May 28, 2015—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to scenic Kinzua Reservoir out of Bradford, Pennsylvania, for a regular-season qualifying tournament presented by Zippo Outdoors June 19-20.
Date: 6/4/2015
Fish habitat structures assembled out of brush being installed into Lake Austin on June 7, 2015.
Date: 6/3/2015
Teammates Davis, McGinnis will face qualifiers from FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Date: 6/2/2015
FLW is casting for kids!
Date: 6/2/2015
Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization contains major provisions benefitting recreational fishing
Date: 6/2/2015
– Following a careful evaluation of the forecasted and current rainfall as well as inflow totals to Sam Rayburn Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Water Management Section has determined a surcharge release for Sam Rayburn Reservoir will not be necessary at this time.
Date: 6/2/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District Acting Commander has closed Lewisville Lake to all boat traffic to ensure the public’s safety on or near the water.
Date: 6/2/2015
The Coast Guard continues to work with state and local partners Monday to oversee freeing a bulk carrier loaded with sulfur that ran aground May 26, while transiting outbound from Neches Industrial Park.
Date: 6/2/2015
Richardson wins co-angler title
Date: 6/2/2015
With their performance at Pickwick, the highest place of finish by a Ranger Cup-qualified team, Davis and McGinnis also added $1,000 in contingency money from Ranger Cup University.
Date: 6/1/2015
It may not have been the largest field in the 2015 TBF/FLW High School State Championship Series but there was absolutely no lack of effort on the part of Kaleb Tweite and Kyler Bauer as they tamed the Mighty Mississippi river for a sack of bass that weighed in at 8lb 6oz to win the Iowa SAF State Championship.
Date: 6/1/2015
All Are Encouraged to Get On The Water and Land Their #FirstCatch During National Fishing and Boating Week, June 6 – 14
Date: 6/1/2015
CELESTINE, Ind. (June 1, 2015) – The Southridge High School team of Eli Lubbehusen and Colton O’Brien brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2015 Indiana State High School Fishing Championship on Patoka Lake.
Date: 5/29/2015
Banning lead tackle would increase the cost of fishing and reduce funds available for fisheries conservation and habitat restoration
Date: 5/29/2015
Visionary volunteer leader: Take Back Our Rightful Title as Conservationists
Date: 5/29/2015
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department has completed assessing the damage at Deep Eddy Pool
Date: 5/29/2015
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is re-introducing its largemouth bass conservation license plate with a new graphic design
Date: 5/29/2015
California angler clinches title with his biggest fish ever caught in a tournament
Date: 5/29/2015
The fifth tournament of the 20th anniversary season of the Walmart FLW Tour kicks off June 11-14 at Lake Chickamauga
Date: 5/28/2015
Kayaks were used to assist search and recovery efforts Tuesday at Spring Canyon.
Date: 5/28/2015
Floods Damage More Than Half of Texas State Park System
Date: 5/28/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District began to release water at a controlled rate today from the flood pool at Lavon Lake to reduce the lake level.
Date: 5/28/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District has heightened its flood risk management operations to ensure the public’s safety in and around Canyon Lake.
Date: 5/28/2015
Rule restores protections for wetlands, headwater streams vital to fish and wildlife
Date: 5/28/2015
"The rule released today will benefit wildlife across the country."
Date: 5/28/2015
Brent Ehrler of Redlands, California, won the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork
Date: 5/27/2015
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is asking for the community’s input in planning future park development
Date: 5/27/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) June 22 - 25 2015, at the Marriott Beachside in Key West, Florida.
Date: 5/27/2015
An intergovernmental task force just released a new plan to prevent the spread of the invasive lionfish and to help manage lionfish in an effort to prevent further harm to marine ecosystems.
Date: 5/27/2015
The following "fishing" items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Date: 5/26/2015
Texas recreational anglers will have just 10 days to catch the popular sport fish in Gulf of Mexico federal waters this summer unless they hire a charter vessel under new framework announced by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
Date: 5/26/2015
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area is temporarily closed due to the threat of falling trees.