Fairbanks woman reels in 285-pound halibut
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Fairbanks woman reels in 285-pound halibut

Valdez Star Reported First -“It feels incredible! It doesn’t even feel real right now”, said Christina Ives a couple days after reeling in a 285.6-pound halibut. “It happened two days ago and I’m still ecstatic […]

200-pound grouper
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200-pound grouper

Abby Kelly is fortunate she did not need the use of her arms much on Wednesday after the workout she put them through Tuesday. The recent Page High graduate hauled in an estimated 200-pound Goliath […]

Florida FWC Calls on Divers to Care for Coral
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Florida FWC Calls on Divers to Care for Coral

Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a campaign to educate the public and conserve Florida’s coral reefs. Anyone can join the Florida Coral Crew to help support healthy, beautiful ecosystems and […]

New Indicators Could Help Manage Global Overfishing
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New Indicators Could Help Manage Global Overfishing

Researchers suggest scientists and resource managers need to focus on the whole ecosystem rather than solely on population-by population, and propose a potential international standard for tracking the status of overfishing in global fisheries. The […]

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Sportfishing Industry’s Conservation Foundation Donates Funding to Advance Forage Fish Research

The FishAmerica Foundation (FAF), the research and conservation arm of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), this week announced a $15,000 donation to support research of forage fish off Florida’s coasts.   This donation will help […]

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Sportfishing Industry Leader Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives on Drift Gillnet Phaseout

Phasing out mile-long drift gillnet use will dramatically decrease bycatch, including recreationally important fisheries. Today, Bill Shedd, president of the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) and a 25-year Chairman of the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) […]

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The Surprising Story of Swordfish You May Not Know

  Today’s North Atlantic swordfish stock is fully rebuilt and maintaining above-target population levels. But there’s work to be done to ensure management measures better support the fishing industry. Today’s North Atlantic swordfish population is […]

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Reasonable restrictions help rockfish thrive

Free Lance-Star, in Fredericksburg reported first -AS ONE of the most important fisheries on the Atlantic coast, striped bass—or rockfish as they are also known—have been counted, studied and managed for decades. That history provides […]

THE 2019 NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS STUDY
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THE 2019 NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS STUDY

Help us fund this groundbreaking research project to better understand Atlantic Striped Bass. Our mission is to support the sport fishing industry and overall fishing community while producing valuable data to marine science research. Gray […]

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LIVETARGET Twitchbaits are Tops

That’s the simple rhythm anglers hope to experience when tossing twitchbaits to saltwater predators. During the spring season, it happens with regularity, especially over grassy flats and oyster beds where other lures dare not venture. […]

Striped Bass Hit The Hudson
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Striped Bass Hit The Hudson

Striped bass recreational fishing has begun in the tidal Hudson River. These fish spend most of their time in coastal waters but return to the fresh water of the Hudson each spring to spawn. The […]

Ocean Conservancy Statement in Support of Gulf States Managing the Private Recreational Fishing
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Ocean Conservancy Statement in Support of Gulf States Managing the Private Recreational Fishing

The following statement was issued by Meredith Moore, director of the Fish Conservation Program at Ocean Conservancy, in response to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s vote to delegate management of the private recreational red […]

Texas PWD Sets Federal Red Snapper Season
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Texas PWD Sets Federal Red Snapper Season

The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Saturday, June 1, 2019 for a projected 97-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on […]

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Kayak Fishing Show Season

Heliconia is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Season 8 of Seaguar’s Extreme Fishing Challenge and Season 10 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show. Both hosted by renown kayak angler Jim Sammons, Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing […]

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Spring Striped Bass Tips

In Connecticut, we have striped bass year round. A large population overwinters in our rivers, but they aren’t always easy to catch. When the water is cold – anywhere from low thirties up into the […]

Speckled Trout Numbers Down In Louisiana
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Speckled Trout Numbers Down In Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reassessing the state’s stock of speckled trout. An earlier preliminary, but incomplete draft indicated that the stock was overfished and landings had decreased to their lowest levels […]

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Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Connectivity

You know from previous BTT blog posts that tarpon can undertake migrations that seasonally connect large geographic areas. But there’s another way that tarpon throughout the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea are […]

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Striper Spawnin’ and Stockin’

Let’s face it, while some fish species in the Commonwealth do a pretty good job of procreating (e.g., the ubiquitous panfish), others of our fishy friends can use some help in keeping their numbers up—or […]

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The Texas Rig, Reimagined for Redfish

The possibilities make casting arms twitch with confidence: a snag-shedding jighead with built-in articulation and action. Z-Man Fishing, known for its patented ChatterBait® bladed jigs and next-generation ElaZtech softbaits, has in recent years also become […]

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Are Fish Impacted by Hurricanes

Hurricanes can and do wreak havoc on coastal marine ecosystems. They destroy coral reefs, mix up the water column, redistribute bottom sediments, and increase pollution via storm-water runoff. Hurricanes can also cause fish to evacuate […]

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Striped Bass Still Threatened

Striped bass, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely […]

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Massive 649kg Marlin’s Story

abc.net.au reported first – Fishing groups and experts have defended the actions of anglers who landed a nearly 650 kilogram black marlin off Queensland on Friday, saying the majority of catches tagged and released in […]

Digital Mapper Of New York Artificial Reef
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Digital Mapper Of New York Artificial Reef

Check out our new Artificial Reefs Interactive Map to help you plan your next artificial reef fishing or diving trip! The interactive map has coordinates, pictures, and information on each artificial reef site and material […]

CCA Boat Raffles
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CCA Boat Raffles

Pathfinder, the Official Bay Boat of CCA Florida, has donated another brand new Pathfinder 2200TRS, complete with a 150HP Yamaha motor and aluminum AmeraTrail trailer! Winner will receive a Pathfinder 2200TRS complete with a 150 […]