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  • Lake Erie fishing
    Fishing on Lake Erie: it's all about the wife
    To me, there are two kinds of fishing. There’s fishing and then there’s Lake Erie fishing. No comparison.I love fishing in most of the lakes around southwest Ohio. Sometimes there’s a whole lot more fishing than catching and,...
  • MAFMC meets in Virginia Beach to plot strategies
    MAFMC meets in Virginia Beach to plot strategies
    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has scheduled four days of meetings starting Monday, June 8. MAFMC announced in the Federal Register of Friday, May 22, 2015 that the council and its various committees will discuss a variety of...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: What's ahead for Memorial Day weekend
    Southern tier fly fishing: What's ahead for Memorial Day weekend
    Last week we got a major shot of water and some cooler temps behind a front that whisked through the Southern Tier. The water helped recharge creeks and streams but for the warmwater rivers, it was a bit of a setback to flows that were just...
  • Bank fishing, how to bass fish for beginners
    Bank fishing, how to bass fish for beginners
    People are always asking what is the best way to get started in bass fishing. It’s a popular sport these days and everybody wants to get involved. Fish the banks is the only way to fish when you don’t have a boat. Fishing in a boat isn...
  • Input sought on plan to change Mid-Atlantic tilefish management
    Input sought on plan to change Mid-Atlantic tilefish management
    Management of the golden or blueline tilefish fishery in the Mid-Atlantic is going to change. It's not clear how yet. But the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) announced in the Federal Register of Thursday, May 21, 2015 that it...
  • New technologies, survey methods employed to get better fish counts
    New technologies, survey methods employed to get better fish counts
    While Congress deals with improving fish data collection, the feds are already trying to improve it. Or so said the administrator of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at a congressional hearing. On Wednesday, May 20,...
  • House to take up overhaul of fishery management legislation
    House to take up overhaul of fishery management legislation
    Legislation that would revamp federal fishery management has been readied for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the House Rules Committee approved parameters for debate on the measure, which was placed on the...
  • BC Flyfishers to host Tenkara expert for May chapter meeting
    BC Flyfishers to host Tenkara expert for May chapter meeting
    Most anglers who do any kind of reading on fly fishing will have most likely come across the term, 'Tenkara'. Tenkara has certainly been getting some press these days as a simple but effective form of fly fishing. If you've ever...
  • Filing burdens on Altantic fishing boat operators to be slashed
    Filing burdens on Altantic fishing boat operators to be slashed
    Atlantic boat documentation may become simpler. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced a proposed Omnibus Amendment To Simplify Vessel Baselines. The Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management councils jointly submitted an...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Trout / bass fishing improving, weather moderating
    Southern tier fly fishing: Trout / bass fishing improving, weather moderating
    The weather has moderated a bit and is more in line with what is expected in mid-May. We've also had a little rain but not enough to recharge creeks, streams, and rivers. The hills are now really greening up. This is a good thing as it throws...
  • PA Fish for Free Days
    1st of two PA Fish for Free Days scheduled for May 24th
    This Sunday, May 24th is the first of two Pennsylvania Fish for Free Days for 2015. The second of Fish for Free Days is on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4th. Fish for Free Days is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).PA...
  • Ozark Rods Rend Lake Open
    Hand-tied jigs carry Robert and Todd Dent to Crappie Masters Ozark Rods Open win
    Lake Cove Resort and Lake Zone Bait and Tackle hosted the Ozark Rods Open on Rend Lake Saturday, May 16, for a one-day national qualifying Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters event. Mother Nature again played a role on tournament day for the anglers,...
  • New limits and dates set for Atlantic bluefin fishing
    New limits and dates set for Atlantic bluefin fishing
    Atlantic bluefin tuna limits are being altered. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a temporary rule in the Federal Register of Friday, May 15, 2015 changing the retention limits for the general and angling categories and...
  • Ladies fishing tournament in Key West, Florida Keys
    Ladies Dolphin Championship set for May 30 in Key West
    Mothers Day has come and gone but women can still be the focus of attention while fishing this month. Female anglers can vie for $10,000 in cash and prizes during the 2015 Mercury Marine Ladies Dolphin Championship. Scheduled Saturday, May 30, the...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Spring is back, fly fishing transitions
    Southern tier fly fishing: Spring is back, fly fishing transitions
    Spring came back to town this past week. In fact, it was more like early spring in some cases with evening temperatures around the freezing mark. This really helped the low flowing Catskill rivers from overheating. There were a few days last week...
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