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  • NOAA seeking comments on sea turtle interaction reports
    NOAA seeking comments on sea turtle interaction reports
    Want to recommend any ways to improve information collection on sea turtle capture in the Chesapeake Bay? Now's the time to speak up. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the United States Department of Commerce (DoC...
  • The mangrove snapper
    Overlooked inshore snappers
    To tangle with most of the fish in the snapper family requires heading offshore for some fishing. On the other hand, one of the most plentiful of the snappers is usually found in shallower water, but more often is a by-catch rather than a targeted...
  • Grand Champions
    Shad and Crappie Derby ends, winners announced
    Lake Mary Florida. The 2014-15 Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby officially came to an end at Gander Mountain in Lake Mary. Over $10,000 in prizes were awarded to lucky anglers that demonstrated their skills at catching shad and crappie over...
  • Should common thresher shark be listed as threatened or endangered?
    Should common thresher shark be listed as threatened or endangered?
    Has the common thresher shark been overfished to the point of endangerment? The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is considering a petition to place the species on the threatened or endangered species list under the Endangered Species Act....
  • Kurtis Mayfly to teach BCC Fly Fishing Clinic: Beginners wanted
    Kurtis Mayfly to teach BCC Fly Fishing Clinic: Beginners wanted
    Kurtis Nelson, aka Kurtis Mafly, has been fly fishing a long time - as in 25 years of fly fishing and teaching fly fishing. A life member of Trout Unlimited and member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) as well as their local...
  • Capt. Pat Kelly
    Capt. Pat Kelly retires after 20 years at the helm of Florida Guides Association
    The Florida Guides Association (FGA) held their annual meeting last weekend and elected a new president. At last years meeting, longtime president, Capt. Pat Kelly announced his retirement at the end of the 2014-15 year. The announcement provided...
  • Shaner presents to BC Flyfishers on fly fishing England's chalk streams
    Shaner presents to BC Flyfishers on fly fishing England's chalk streams
    It was another good showing at the BC Flyfishers chapter meeting this past Thursday night, February 26th. Over two dozen BC Flyfishers and non-members filled the general meeting room at the Endicott Library to hear John Shaner talk about fly...
  • Federal committee to recommend changes to shark fishing rules
    Federal committee to recommend changes to shark fishing rules
    The Highly Migratory Species Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) plans to meet via webinar on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. MAFMC announced the meeting in the Federal Register of Monday, March 2, 2015. The public...
  • Brook trout
    2015 PA trout stocking schedules available
    It’s been very cold and snowy out there. Most of us have been giving very little thought to the upcoming trout season, but it’s only a few weeks away.The 2015 adult trout stocking schedules for Pennsylvania are now available online at...
  • Lake Marion Crappie Masters
    First Crappie Masters win for young guns Outlaw and Phibbs
    The home cooking was working well at the recent Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters tournament in SC. Local anglers Mathew Outlaw and Wesley Phibbs beat out a field of 22 tournament anglers to win the Lake Marion event with a 7-fish bag that weighed 13...
  • Florida Crappie Champ to be named
    Decisions, decisions, decisions, which crappie pole do I need?
    Fishing pole selection can be a very personal choice, but nothing is more important to crappie anglers than performance. On a recent visit to Florida, Muddy Water Baits pro staffer Kevin Jones was lamenting the fact that he didn’t bring his...
  • Southern tier fly fishing: Events keep anglers hopeful for spring fly fishing
    Southern tier fly fishing: Events keep anglers hopeful for spring fly fishing
    Old Man Winter continued his grip on the Southern Tier this past week. Temperatures seemed almost bottomless. Your author recorded a low of -22 degrees F while driving through the Newark Valley where Owego Creek is solid ice. It's gotten to...
  • La Rue, Lodge at Palisades team up for Special Trip
    Lodge at Palisades Creek, Writer Teaming up for Unique Hosted Trip in September
    The Orvis Lodge of the Year for 2014 is an epic place to call home while you enjoy the South Fork of the Snake River on the border of Idaho/Wyoming. This writer wrote about the Lodge and everything it offered and you can read about it here. At...
  • Learn the basics of fly fishing for Free at Reno Orvis
    Free Fly Fishing 101, 201 Season now at Reno's Largest Fly Shop-- Reno Orvis
    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 Reno Orvis' Free Fly Fishing 101 and 201 classes kicking off Saturday Feb....
  • Bill would earmark money for access to federal land and water
    Bill would earmark money for access to federal land and water
    An earmark should be designated every year to increase access to federal land, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) thinks. And so Tester has introduced legislation to do so. His Making Public Land Public Access Act (S. 390) was first made available online...