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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. […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

Modern Fish Act Headed to the White House
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Modern Fish Act Headed to the White House

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the Modern Fish Act. Officially known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017, the passage is a major victory for the American […]

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Turning the Tide on Trash

Meet Stanley the Striped Bass. This sculpture was made entirely from discarded plastic found along waterways and coastlines. DEC partnered with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program to raise awareness on the impacts of plastic pollution. The U.S. […]

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New Tools to Combat Lionfish in Florida

There is news on the Lionfish removal front. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) awarded $250,000 to five organizations in early 2018 to research and develop innovative methods to remove lionfish from deep […]

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California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB1017, to end commercial drift gillnet fishing and encourage a transition to innovative, more sustainable fishing gear. His action aligns the California swordfish fishery with modern goals for […]

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Historical Maps Accurately Identify Fish Habitat

  NOAA Fisheries scientists used modern acoustic technology to successfully verify the accuracy of old (1924-2003) maps of the Alaska sea floor and validate their use in managing sustainable fisheries.  Data from spring and summer […]

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EFTTA backs court action against EU over bass

Angling International Reports: The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) – supported by EFTTA – has filed a court action against the European Union over its restrictions on bass fishing. EFTTA is sharing the court costs with […]

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High-Performance Marine Radar

  FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today the Raymarine Magnum™ high-performance open array radar featuring superior bird mode and beam sharpening technology. Including many of the same radar technologies trusted by the United States Coast Guard, […]

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FISHING FOR GIANTS

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) HOOKS SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS FISH IN NEW SERIES. THREE-PART SERIES PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT From the rough waters of the Nile River to the seas surrounding […]

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NOAA Seeks Comment on Test Trapping for Lionfish

NOAA Fisheries is accepting comments on an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Salty Bones Fisheries. The applicant proposes to test various spiny lobster traps and a fish aggregation device based, non-containment purse […]

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IGFA Hot Catches – February 2018

The IGFA has recently received world record applications for a snubnose pompano from the Seychelles, a rainbow trout from Argentina, a brown marbled grouper from the Maldives, a great barracuda from Kenya, and a short […]

Offshore Topwaters
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Offshore Topwaters

When anglers pull up to a reef, wreck or offshore rock pile, their thoughts typically turn to bottom fish such as group and snapper. Nothing wrong there, but, don’t overlook the topwater potential. Pelagic predators […]

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Two IGFA Record Catches January 2018

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. Mexican angler Jorge […]

Stripers Forever
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Stripers Forever Fund-Raising Auction

Stripers Forever, the not-for-profit, all volunteer conservation organization is holding their Annual, online Fund-Raising Auction to raise much needed funds to help save wild striped bass. Everyone that cares about this marvelous fish and fishery […]

Flatfish
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NOAA Study of Flatfish Feeding

Mouthing Off About Flatfish Lips – Ever wonder why we have lips? What’s their purpose? I bet the reason has less to do with talking and more to do with eating. Out here, I look […]

New N.C. State Record Gag Grouper
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New N.C. State Record Gag Grouper

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record for gag grouper. Breece Gahl reeled in the 47-pound, 6-ounce fish while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean 30 miles off Wrightsville Beach. The […]

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Four IGFA Hot Catches For June

New IGFA world record applications have recently been submitted for an enormous Atlantic halibut from Norway, a massive Pacific black snook from Panama, a broomtail grouper from Ecuador, and an exotic species of grouper from […]

Attention all lionfish hunters
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Attention all lionfish hunters

Attention all lionfish hunters: The 2017 Lionfish Challenge begins tomorrow, May 20, on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. Remember to register online at MyFWC.com/Lionfish or sign up in person at the Lionfish Removal and Awareness […]