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  • New conservation and sportsmen's bill introduced in House
    New conservation and sportsmen's bill introduced in House
    Members of Congress keep introducing major sportsmen’s bills. The latest one, the Sportsmen’s Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act, first became available online on the congressional website on Monday, July 27, 2015....
  • Four Mile Creek Preserve
    A Little Bit of Heaven?
    This 72-acre parcel of spacious woodlands has frontage along Four Mile Creek. The preserve is mainly flat with moderate slopes along the basins of Four Mile Creek and Salt Creek. Its variety of ecosystems represents old growth forest and wetlands...
  • lightning
    Summer brings the most lightning deaths and injuries, fishermen beware
    Lightning is one of the leading weather-related causes of death and injury in the United States. The U.S. had 26 lightning deaths in 2014, 23 deaths in 2013, and since May of this year there have already been 22 deaths.Most people do not realize...
  • Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund bill reported
    Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund bill reported
    The Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund would get reauthorized under legislation reported in the Senate. The Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation reported the Sport Fish Restoration & Recreational Boating Safety Act ...
  • A working angler's fly fishing strategy, one bite at a time
    A working angler's fly fishing strategy, one bite at a time
    We all recognize that successful anglers possess a number of traits. Among these traits are a desire for continuous learning - always seeking to improve fly fishing knowledge. From this knowledge comes skill in many aspects of our sport - knot...
  • YOLOtek PowerStick
    YOLOtek, products aimed at powering outdoor adventures
    I have written many, many times about products that came from an idea generated on a fishing boat. They always have the same tagline, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, here we go again.I was astonished by the product the...
  • Fort Mantanzas
    Angling in the shadow of history: Mantazas Inlet, Florida
    Mantanzas Inlet is a pass connecting the south end of the Mantanzas River to the Atlantic Ocean roughly 14 miles south of St. Augustine, Florida. This is a place that has drawn men since the earliest days of what would one day be the United States...
  • ICAST 2015 bigger and better than ever
    ICAST 2015 bigger and better than ever
    Melbourne, Florida (July 21, 2015) The 2015 edition of the 58th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) came to an end last Friday afternoon at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This year’s four...
  • Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center in Walkersville
    Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center in Walkersville
    Nature centers offer children and adults alike the chance to get up close and personal with the natural wonders of the world around them. Even better, when they are located in a convenient, nearby location, you don’t have to trek far to...
  • Another meeting planned to set three-year bluefish catch targets
    Another meeting planned to set three-year bluefish catch targets
    Another webinar has been scheduled to help set bluefish specifications. This one takes place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The Atlantic Bluefish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will meet jointly with the Atlantic...
  • More information to be required from surfclam and quahog permit owners
    More information to be required from surfclam and quahog permit owners
    Information collection procedures for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries will change next year. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing in the Federal Register of Monday, July 20, 2015 that it has adopted final...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: The week ahead, drying out
    Southern tier fly fishing: The week ahead, drying out
    Last week it was water, water, everywhere.This week - well, we will see. As of this writing, most Southern Tier warmwater rivers are slowly coming down thanks to some recent dry weather. Creeks are generally faring well, with nice levels and cool...
  • ICAST 2015
    Winning saltwater gear at ICAST 2015: Orlando, Florida
    The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades and the International Fly Tackle Dealer 2015 joint trade show is taking place this week in Orlando, Florida. Better known simply as ICAST, the event annually offers a look at what’s...
  • More authority sought to close snapper fisheries in proposed fishery amendment
    More authority sought to close snapper fisheries in proposed fishery amendment
    Proposed major changes to fishery management for the eastern United States are up for comment. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a series of proposed amendments to fishery management plans for the...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Water, water everywhere
    Southern tier fly fishing: Water, water everywhere
    Water, water, everywhere seems to be a theme this year.Last week ended on another pretty wet note. As of this writing, most Southern Tier rivers are at relatively high levels but are slowly coming down thanks to a dry stretch over the weekend....
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