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  • Last chance to suggest changes to hunting/fishing applications/activity reports
    Last chance to suggest changes to hunting/fishing applications/activity reports
    Authority to use the Hunting & Fishing Application Forms & Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges is technically about to expire. So the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking permission to renew the forms. Authority expires...
  • Southern tier fly fisher: Upcoming weekend report
    Southern tier fly fisher: Upcoming weekend report
    We got a little reprieve in terms of precipitation during the latter part of the past week. And despite a good shot of water early in the week, creeks and streams are finally dropping to April 1st levels and water temps are rising. Most local...
  • Come out and see Pennsylvania fly fishing guide Joe Ackourey on April 23rd
    Come out and see Pennsylvania fly fishing guide Joe Ackourey on April 23rd
    The BC Flyfishers April chapter meeting will be another great one. The March meeting featured Delaware river fly fishing guide, Wayne Aldridge, who demonstrated tying some of his favorite patterns before the meeting, followed by an excellent...
  • Orvis to kickoff free Fly Fishing 101, 201 Classes this weekend
    National Fly Fishing 101, 201 classes to kick off this weekend at Orvis stores
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to fly fish or simply get a few pointers to take it to the next level? Well, come meet a lot of great people and book a spot in one of Orvis' Free Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes kicking off April 25 and...
  • Fishing apps:  How much information should anglers share?
    Fishing apps: How much information should anglers share?
    This is the age of collaboration on a scale that couldn't even be imagined ten years ago. The power of this trend has not been lost on providers in the fishing niche. No matter what device they prefer to use and wherever a broadband signal...
  • Enforcement may be stepped up to protect deep sea corals
    Enforcement may be stepped up to protect deep sea corals
    Law enforcement may need to be stepped up to protect deep sea corals on the East Coast. The Law Enforcement Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has scheduled a webinar to discuss possible actions to protect the corals...
  • BC Flyfishers IFFF chapter completes successful fly tying class
    BC Flyfishers IFFF chapter completes successful fly tying class
    With daytime temps finally reaching the 50's, 60's, and even, on occasion, the 70's, it's starting to get hard to remember the bitterly cold winter we just had. But those who attended the BC Flyfishers winter fly tying classes...
  • The five stages of fly fishing
    The five stages of fly fishing
    While we wait for local waters to drop and clear a little more, it's not a bad time to reflect on your fly fishing. Listed below are "the five stages of fly fishing" and I'll credit Todd Tanner and his excellent article in...
  • New rules proposed for fishing in international waters
    New rules proposed for fishing in international waters
    The rules may be changing for those who fish on the high seas. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing new rules governing the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act and the permitting and monitoring procedures for boats that fish...
  • Mike Parrott Crappie
    Year-round crappie on the St. Johns River
    Many anglers stop targeting crappie on the St. Johns River once April rolls around. The spawn has ended and the easy crappie fishing has past. Crappie fishing pros Whitey Outlaw and his fishing partner Mike Parrott have some advice for the...
  • Webinar to set specifications for mackerel, squid and butterfish
    Webinar to set specifications for mackerel, squid and butterfish
    Specifications for butterfish, squid and mackerel will be discussed at an upcoming webinar. The Atlantic Mackerel, Squid & Butterfish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) has scheduled a conference for Monday,...
  • Fishing may be restricted in deep sea coral zones
    Fishing may be restricted in deep sea coral zones
    How is fishing affecting deep sea coral in the Mid-Atlantic? And might fishing be further restricted to protect the coral? A workshop later this month will examine that issue. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), its Mackerel,...
  • Fly fishing ethics
    Fly fishing ethics
    Ethos is the ancient greek root of the common day "ethics". Ethos, refers to character, and ethics is the study of character, and more so, right and wrong conduct. So why is it important to fly anglers?What is the carrying capacity of...
  • Upcoming NY fishing seasons and DEC regulations you may not know about...
    Upcoming NY fishing seasons and DEC regulations you may not know about...
    It's always good idea to read the NYS DEC regulations. They can be complex for some species and can vary by widely by county, water, type of fishing, time of day, and season. And the regulations do change, as recently profiled here.Following...
  • Caps for mackerel, river herring and shad on April agenda
    Caps for mackerel, river herring and shad on April agenda
    Management of Atlantic mackerel, river herring and shad will be discussed at a meeting this month. The River Herring & Shad Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has scheduled a webinar for Friday, April 24, 2015 to...
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