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Chesapeake oyster decline not due to overfishing

Warmer winters, rather than overharvesting, caused the steep decline of oysters and other commercially valuable shellfish in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere along the Atlantic coast, according to a controversial new study that’s getting pushback […]

Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference
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Groups Like T.U. Make a Difference

Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This […]

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Florida Clams a Possible Deterrent to Red Tide?

Algal blooms, including red tides, are natural occurrences. They are part of the complex life cycles and ecological balance of our marine ecosystem. However, excess nutrient pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from human activity […]

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Finding Fish Under the Ice – Vexilar

When anglers are interested in catching more fish from under the ice, the use of a Vexilar three-color flasher is considered “essential” by many to your success. Catching fish once you have pinpointed them is […]

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Michigan Arctic Grayling Fight Continues

It’s been a little over two years since the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, announced a new initiative to bring back a long-gone historical species […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

BIG fish time!

October is an awesome time to be an outdoors enthusiast!  Many hunting seasons are in full swing and some of the year’s best fishing happens now.  Numbers of fish of all species are often cooperative […]

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Finding the Next Sebasticook

  During one day in 2014, observers counted 64 bald eagles hunting for fish in a 5-mile stretch of the Sebasticook River. This is the largest group of bald eagles ever documented in New England, […]

Coastal Waters Drive Big Business
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Coastal Waters Drive Big Business

A new report by social scientists at NOAA Fisheries reveals that viewing or photographing the ocean was the top activity for ocean lovers in the U.S. in number of participants, days spent, and how much […]

Micro Baits, Mega Results
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Micro Baits, Mega Results

Targeting brown trout and steelhead with micro jigs Every fall I look forward to sight fishing with micro baits for brown trout and steelhead. It’s an often overlooked technique that is extremely effective. Double digit […]

Bill to Help Enhance Fish Habitat Conservation
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Bill to Help Enhance Fish Habitat Conservation

The recreational fishing industry today expressed its appreciation to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) for introducing H.R. 6660, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act. This legislation will authorize a national program to conserve, restore […]

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Become the Ultimate Apex Predator

  Apex predators, both above the waves and below, have long enjoyed the evolutionary benefits provided by stealth. Maintaining low visibility and blending in with their environment helps them to capture more prey, so they […]

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Late July 2018 Edition Of ODU Magazine

Summer Fishing With The Very Late July Edition Covers Bass, Walleye, Carp, Pike, Lake Trout and more. Look out for a very nice article about rhino preservation and another on woodcock hunting minus a dog […]

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Use A Personal Watercraft To Beat Everyone

   With their small size and limited amenities, personal watercraft – or PWC – would hardly be considered typical vessels for chasing large fish. But what they lack in onboard amenities, they make up for […]

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Long Island’s Sunken Treasure

  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the largest expansion of the Artificial Reef Program in state history, carried out by a multi-agency coordination and with recycled material from the Department of Transportation, Canal Corporation, and the […]

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Video Reveals the Wackiest

Riot Baits, makers of the acclaimed Fuzzy Beaver and Minima Jig have announced a revolutionary worm design they claim is the “wackiest worm on the planet”. The new worm design produces dramatically more action when wacky-rigged than […]

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Eradicating Snakeheads in Arkansas

Recent electrofishing surveys for northern snakeheads, which have been found downstream of Wilbur D. Mills Dam in Desha County, have not been able to locate any of the invasive species in the river or backwaters […]

ODU Top 25 - 2018
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ICAST 2018 ODU Top 25

Every year for as many years as ODU has operated, we have singled out a slew of newly introduced products from each year’s ICAST. These are fishing products that our team feels are “GREAT” for […]