Body of man believed to be ice fishing recovered from pond Star Tribune
The body of a 73-year-old Town of Wien man was recovered Sunday from a pond on private property in Marathon County.
Reeling It In: How A Social Network For Anglers Won 7m Users Forbes
Fishing is big business. The Swedish startup Fishbrain is already the biggest sports fishing app and social network in the world, but it wants more.
50 big fish caught by Upstate NY anglers in 2018 (reader photos) NewYorkUpstate.com
It was an impressive year for anglers in Upstate N.Y. Three state records were set among the big fish caught.
What are hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation worth in Pennsylvania? PennLive.com
Outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania, ranging from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping to motorcycle riding and off roading, generated $26.9 billion in ...
Dick Pinney's Guide Lines: Technology makes fishing so much easier The Union Leader
It's lots of fun looking up in the biological survey books from Fish and Game to determine where there may be trout in waters that were mostly considered ...
NJ fishing industry among country's strongest : Down the Shore : Money WHYY
The New Jersey fishing industry is among the country's most robust, generating billions in sales in 2016. That's according to a report detailing the impact of the ...
Coast Guard Directs Cleanup After Alaska Fishing Boat Sinks U.S. News & World Report
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is leading cleanup efforts after a fishing vessel sank in a harbor in southern Alaska, releasing an unknown amount ...
4 Bank Fishing Tactics for Cold Weather Wired2Fish
This is a tricky time of year to be a bank angler. I can remember being stumped for years while trying to catch winter bass from shore. It'd be miserable weather ...
The Francis Marion National Forest — home to hiking, hunting, biking, fishing and more - Charleston Post Courier
The Francis Marion National Forest — home to hiking, hunting, biking, fishing and more Charleston Post Courier
The Francis Marion National Forest is 260000 acres and protected by the U.S. Forest *Service* as a playground for nature lovers who want to while away the ...
Watch This Wolf Go Fishing The New York Times
Yes, researchers in Minnesota have recorded wolves diving into a stream to grab a meal.
Pod-casting! Boro fishing club's new audio show shares seafaring stories from Kings County - Brooklyn Paper
Pod-casting! Boro fishing club's new audio show shares seafaring stories from Kings County Brooklyn Paper
Enlarge this image. Photo by Josh Wilcox. Big fish: Brooklyn Fishing Club founder Victor Lucia, middle, with Captain Frank, left, and Captain Rudy. By Colin ...
DOKKEN: Ambitious weekend serves up great memories of ice fi... Grand Forks Herald
Muzzleloader deer hunting. Skating, shinny hockey and ice fishing on a frozen river. More muzzleloader deer hunting. Hanging out by the fire. More shinny ...
The Public Pulse: Relax Nebraska hunting, fishing rules; What will Democrats do?; Seniors need housing help - Omaha World-Herald
The Public Pulse: Relax Nebraska hunting, fishing rules; What will Democrats do?; Seniors need housing help Omaha World-Herald
The Nebraska fishing and hunting game laws are too many and too restrictive. No wonder people go to other states to fish and hunt. The hunter education ...
Do your homework before fishing | News, Sports, Jobs Morning Journal News
It is no secret that to be a successful angler you need to fish where the fish are. That means you need to find what anglers call structure. Structure can be.
Readers respond: Fishing platform completion about Grand Ronde persistence OregonLive.com
The completion of the ceremonial fishing platform at Willamette Falls is about many things (“Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls scaffold,” Dec. 10).
Buy a fishing license for a Christmas gift Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is offering gift vouchers that allow anglers to purchase a fishing license and related privileges and permits for…
WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing Charleston Gazette-Mail
Fishing in West Virginia's Mount Storm Lake just grew a little more interesting.
Video shows wolves fishing in Voyageurs National Park Duluth News Tribune
The researchers released the first-ever video of wolves eating freshwater fish, and said GPS data shows one pack spent about half their time during several ...
Santa spotted fishing in St. Andrews community WLOX
Locals who called the St. Andrews area of Jackson County home simply call it the fishing Santa. He magically appears every year about this time in the waters of ...
Friday Fishing Report AL.com
From Guntersville, Captain Mike Gerry reports the cold has pushed most of the bass deep, to 20 foot depths and more, where they hang on points, ledges and ...
First-ever video shows wolves fishing in Voyageurs National Park St. Paul Pioneer Press
In another stunning revelation of wolf behavior from northern Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park, researchers Thursday announced they have confirmed park ...
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 13 The Spokesman-Review
With fly fishing slow in most rivers and ice forming on the lakes, the Spokane River and Rocky Ford are the best bets for catching a trout on a fly. A more ...
Shark Fishing Tournaments Devalue Ocean Wildlife and Harm Marine Conservation Efforts EcoWatch
Just over three years ago, I was clinging to a rock in 20 meters of water, trying to stop the current from pulling me out to sea. I peered out into the gloom of the ...
Ice-fishing is 'biggest passion' for Oxford man Lewiston Sun Journal
OXFORD — Jeff Witham eats, sleeps and breathes ice-fishing — and that's not just a tired cliche. Witham runs Jeff's Bait and Tackle from the bottom half of his ...
One man dead after ice fishing accident wlfi.com
A Lafayette man has died after sustaining serious injuries in an ice fishing accident Tuesday, the The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office confirms.
Head east, young man: Henry’s Lake trek yields first ice fish of the season Idaho Statesman
Early ice fishing opportunities and big cutthroat trout await anglers willing to make the cross-state trek to mythical Henry's Lake in Eastern Idaho.
Fishing report: Even when its cold, the fish have to eat The Florida Times-Union
Another cold front and dose of strong winds were tough on the fishermen this week, but those who toughed it out said all the cold-water fish are still biting.
Council adopts 2019 catch limits for Black Sea fisheries EU News
On 17 December 2018, the Council adopted catch limits for Black Sea fisheries for 2019.
California extends ban on abalone fishing until 2021 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
California fish and game commissioners on Wednesday extended the ban on recreational abalone fishing another two years to give the ailing species more time ...
Fishing is back at Mooney Grove, feds look to loosen restrictions on limits Visalia Times-Delta
Fishing enthusiasts can try their skills at Mooney Grove Park thanks to a grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
A family headed back from a fishing trip skidded off the road in Lithia. One died. - Tampa Bay Times
A family headed back from a fishing trip skidded off the road in Lithia. One died. Tampa Bay Times
Salvador Mendez Hernandez was driving four relatives home from a fishing trip just after midnight Saturday morning in Lithia. Just south of Carter Road, The ...
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board passes Lake Superior fishing... Duluth News Tribune
The state Natural Resources Board approved an emergency rule for commercial fishing on Lake Superior during a meeting Wednesday. The rule puts in ...
Fishing report for week of Dec. 12-18 | Bass at Millerton, Eastman, Pine Flat continue hitting - The Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Dec. 12-18 | Bass at Millerton, Eastman, Pine Flat continue hitting The Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Dec. 12-18, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time NPR
Alaska fishermen who took advantage of new regulations allowing them to fish with a previously banned piece of gear are happy they saved their catch from ...
Florida takes another step forward toward new rules for shark fishing Pensacola News Journal
TALLAHASSEE --- Using chum to attract sharks in waters used by beachgoers, surfers and divers is closer to being banned in Florida, despite concerns the ...
2 neighbors die ice-fishing on central Minnesota lake St. Paul Pioneer Press
CUSHING, Minn. — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff ...
Man dies after ice fishing accident in Tippecanoe County WTHR
Two men are safe after falling into freezing cold water while ice fishing.
Commission denies commercial fishing expansion in Hernando Beach Tampa Bay Times
BROOKSVILLE — A proposal to expand commercial fish processing into the center of Hernando Beach was unanimously denied Tuesday by the Hernando ...
North state fishing report for Nov. 30 Chico Enterprise-Record
FEATHER RIVER: Salmon fishing is slow riverwide as the season nears its end. Salmon fishing closes Dec. 16. Steelhead are showing up and are biting roe, ...
Frisco closes Meadow Creek Pond to skating due to ice fishing holes Summit Daily News
The town of Frisco has decided to temporarily close Meadow Creek Pond to ice skating due to a number of ice fishing holes being discovered on the pond. Last.
Fishing chiefs warn EU over quotas Press and Journal
Scottish fishing chiefs have delivered a fierce warning to the UK's EU partners to desist from “vengeful” behaviour at crunch quota talks starting in Brussels today.
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Reluctantly Passes Lake Superior Fishing Rule - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Reluctantly Passes Lake Superior Fishing Rule Wisconsin Public Radio News
The state Natural Resources Board approved an emergency rule for commercial fishing on Lake Superior during a meeting Wednesday.
Somalia gives up its fishing rights to China Face2Face Africa
At a time when local fishermen in Somalia are struggling to compete with foreign vessels that are depleting fishing stocks, the government has granted 31 fishing ...
Fishing vessel sinks, leaks fuel in Seward Harbor KTVA
The weekend sinking of a fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has prompted a cleanup effort as plans to salvage the vessel unfold.
Refurbished boat tech, a fishing app, portable PSP tests: Ideas from the Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint - Anchorage Daily News
Refurbished boat tech, a fishing app, portable PSP tests: Ideas from the Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint Anchorage Daily News
Also: Seeking nominees for commissioner of Alaska Fish and Game, plans are underway for the Bristol Bay Fish Expo, and Salmon Sisters unveils a salmon oil ...
North state fishing report Nov. 23, 2018 Chico Enterprise-Record
TRINITY RIVER: Trinity River Hatchery has collected more than 4,800 fall king salmon, allowing the river to re-open to salmon fishing from Indian Creek to the ...
New resolutions could mean more Pacific crews on fishing vessels Radio New Zealand
An observer says new resolutions by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission could put more Pacific crew on fishing vessels.
Palm Beach County Commissioner calling for ban on shark fishing WPTV.com
A Palm Beach County Commissioner wants to ban shark fishing at certain county beach parks.
Fishing tournament honors Lenny Schelin Jr., Fort Pierce man lost battle to glioblastoma WPTV.com
Tournament honors legacy of Fort Pierce man who battled the disease.
The Fishing Beat (Nov. 21) Buffalo News
Plenty of fishing opportunities are available as we hit Thanksgiving. While it will be a cold one, the weekend should offer up some warmer temperatures for ...
Fishing Center operators say thanks for 45 years of memories The Outer Banks Voice
There will be a changing of the guard on the last day of 2018 at arguably the birthplace of modern charter boat fishing on the Outer Banks, when the group of ...
Some fishing events to register with state starting Jan. 1 UpNorthLive.com
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bass and walleye fishing tournaments in Michigan, and competitive fishing events targeting muskellunge, have to register with the state ...
Why shark fishing in SWFL could soon be hit with regulations NBC2 News
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a new draft of regulations for shark fishing on Wednesday.
A deer was illegally shot with a fishing arrow KRTV Great Falls News
(BILLINGS) Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said in a press release that it is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information about a mule deer buck that ...
Wounded Warriors organization take veterans on special fishing trip FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Chilly morning temperatures weren't enough to keep dozens of veterans from going on a special fishing trip.
Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls fishing scaffold OregonLive.com
Despite objections from three Northwest tribes and Portland General Electric, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde won the right to keep a fishing ...
Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers KATU
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas ...
Salmon fishing in New Jersey? Landlocked fish added to fourth lake in bid to lure anglers - NorthJersey.com
Salmon fishing in New Jersey? Landlocked fish added to fourth lake in bid to lure anglers NorthJersey.com
New Jersey expanded its landlocked salmon stocking program to include a fourth lake.
Rwandan Women Paddle Into the Male World of Fishing The New York Times
Now a woman can say: 'I can build a house by myself. I can look after my family properly. And even if my husband dies, we can live a better life.'”
Fishing the North Coast: Telling weekend for late fall king run Eureka Times Standard
The season for late fall kings finally got going last week following the firs significant storms of the year. For the Smith and Chetco, I'd say the fishing was fair.
Misdemeanors make up bulk of hunting and fishing violations Post Register
An Ashton man was driving along Fisherman's Drive in Ashton on Oct. 20 when he saw a pheasant near the road. He stepped out of his car and shot the.
Opinion: The Fishing Game is Changing in 2019 Wired2Fish
Terry Brown shares his thoughts on some recent fishing industry trends and how things will shake out throughout the next year.
Steelhead fishing continues uninterrupted with two new area closures East Idaho News
The following is a news release from the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game. IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an ...
Fishing crew charged with shark fin trafficking Thegardenisland.com
The owner and officers of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel were charged in federal court Tuesday with aiding and abetting the trafficking and smuggling of ...
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 29 The Spokesman-Review
The Grande Ronde has been forming a little ice, but it should be no problem this week. Steelheading has been OK. The kokanee fishing on Lake Chelan is off to ...
Portions of Bob Sikes Fishing Pier reopen after Hurricane Michael Pensacola News Journal
Portions of the Bob Sikes Fishing Pier are now open after being temporarily closed due to Hurricane Michael.
After several rescues, Fish and Game warns residents of thin ice WMUR Manchester
New Hampshire Fish and Game is warning about the dangers of thin ice after several rescues in the past few days. Officials say they understand people are ...
New Bedford’s fishing haul again tops among U.S. ports Boston Herald
For the 18th straight year, the port of New Bedford in 2017 had the highest valued commercial fisheries catch, notching 111 million pounds valued at $389 ...
Chinese government orders fishing boats to behave during G-20 summit CNBC
Beijing has issued a notice to Chinese fishing boats operating overseas, warning them to avoid illegal activities during the G-20 summit in Argentina this ...
3D Printed Fishing Lures – 5 Great Curated Models to 3D Print All 3DP
If you'd rather be fishin', print these great curated models, hit the lake (or river, or bucket), and reel in the big 'uns! Keep reading to find five great 3D Printable ...
MODERN FISH ACT GETS FIXED UP FOR A VOTE The Fisherman Magazine
Language written into the Modern Fish Act to make access 25% more restrictive and “inflexible” has been removed, paving the way for passage of in the Senate ...
Fishing report for week of Dec. 5-11 | Bass at Pine Flat, Eastman, Millerton on prowl - The Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Dec. 5-11 | Bass at Pine Flat, Eastman, Millerton on prowl The Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Dec. 5-11, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
George H.W. Bush: A presidential fishing tale The Washington Post
A story from 1999 about that time Post outdoors columnist Angus Phillips went fishing with the president of the United States.
Community-supported fisheries program helps NC fishermen WRAL.com
The "Walking Fish Cooperative" connects coastal fishermen with local consumers, a program which is especially useful this year due to losses suffered after ...
Brexit: Why is everyone talking about fishing? BBC News
The fishing industry has found itself at the heart of the debate over Brexit and the prime minister's draft deal. But how did a sector which accounts for about 0.1% ...
Fishing regulation changes effective in March on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River - Valley News Live
Fishing regulation changes effective in March on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Valley News Live
Anglers will be able to keep fewer walleye and sauger beginning Friday, March 1, on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, according to the Minnesota ...
Fishing the North Coast: Rain will kick-off late run of fall kings Eureka Times Standard
The season's first sizeable storms are finally filling our local rivers with *fresh* rainwater. And that means hard-charging, *fresh* from the salt king salmon – big and ...
DEC encourages New Yorkers to give the gift of lifetime fishing, trapping, or hunting licenses - North Country Now
DEC encourages New Yorkers to give the gift of lifetime fishing, trapping, or hunting licenses North Country Now
The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding residents, including those in St. Lawrence County, that the holidays are a great time to ...
Urban bald eagle making good use of Pocatello fishing ponds Idaho State Journal
POCATELLO — A bald eagle has figured out what local children have long known about the small lake at the Portneuf Wellness Complex.
Ex-Apple Engineer Takes on Big Fish Sauce With Upscale Red Boat Bloomberg
A purist's blend of fish sauce wins over Michelin-starred chefs.
Fishing report for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 | Pine Flat kicking out some big limits The Fresno Bee
Fishing report for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.
Find RDR2 Legendary Fish guide with maps Polygon
Much like Red Dead Redemption 2's Legendary Animals, there are 13 Legendary Fish scattered around the world. Unlike the Legendary Animals, the ...
What You are Really Fishing when You Fish a Stump Wired2Fish
Stumps are one of my favorite bass holding pieces of cover. They offer a lot of cover and ambush opportunity for a big bass, and one big stump can hold multiple ...
TD atelier's self-build fishing factory in japan with distinctive triangular roof Designboom
the kyoto based architect, TD atelier, has completed a small factory in the fishing village of kajiga in japan. the small village is home to around 180 people and ...
Early ice fishing can be special, but don't approach it lightly Minneapolis Star Tribune
ELY, MINN. – I stepped cautiously onto the newly frozen lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. Devoid of snow, the water's gray, shimmering ice ...
Best Polarized Fishing Sunglasses: Favorites for Active Anglers GearJunkie
A quality pair of sunglasses is a necessity for the active outdoors person. With the market flooded with sunglasses, we've narrowed down the best polarized ...
Providence man admits role in 'fishing' $97600 worth of checks from mail Turn to 10
A Providence man has admitted to stealing checks from United States Postal *Service* collection boxes and then fraudulently cashing them. Gerald Reinoso, 22 ...
3 men and a dog rescued after fishing boat strikes jetty NJ.com
Three people and a dog were rescued after a commercial fishing boat struck a jetty at Manasquan Inlet early Saturday morning and began taking on water, ...
Fishing for compliments Isthmus
We were promised taco trucks on every corner, but instead we got poke places (which rules just as hard). The field of competitors is large, but FreshFin Poke is ...
Big study of fishing communities finds good neighbors are hard to come by Science Daily
A study of 89 fishing communities in East Africa has found that good neighbors who agree with common proposals to improve shared fisheries management are ...
Amazing travel job: Director of fly fishing, Grande Lakes Orlando GMA
Editor's note: This is the latest installment in a new mini-series on some of the most unusual and amazing jobs in the travel industry. Mark Benson is the Director ...
FWP releases report on Madison River fishing pressure The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Most of the anglers on the upper Madison River aren't from Montana. About half the boats downstream of Lyons Bridge are guides. People are still catching a lot ...
MarCum Lithium Shuttle Review - Ice Fishing Wired2Fish
Innovations in power supply such as that offered by the MarCum Lithium Ion Shuttle have greatly improved and extended fishfinder performance while ice ...
Foreign fishing crew nabbed for paua offending - The Bay's News First SunLive
Foreign merchant vessels are being warned that a zero tolerance approach will be taken to crew members who exploit our fisheries without regard to the rules.
3 places to fish this winter — that don't include ice fishing KSL.com
You don't need ice fishing gear to find great fishing in Utah during the winter. These destinations offer great winter fishing and are sure to keep you and your ...
The power of fish The Economist
ON DECEMBER 11TH 1975 an Icelandic coastguard vessel came across a group of British ships sheltering from a storm in a fjord and ordered them to leave.
Ice Fishing Crappie With Tungsten Jigs and Plastics Wired2Fish
This light line jig and plastics technique is one of the best ways to catch crappie through the ice.
Supermarket fish are mislabeled on a mass scale, New York state reports Quartz
A New York state report found supermarket fish mislabeled on a mass scale.
Jack mackerel species targeted by fishing fleet off North Island Stuff.co.nz
Fishing fleet targets jack mackerel species off Taranaki coastline.
East Grand Forks considers hosting Governor's Fishing Opener Grand Forks Herald
A tourism agency for the greater Grand Forks area requested the support of East Grand Forks leaders Tuesday night as it introduced an opportunity to host the ...
Do You Know How to Fillet a Fish?
Finally you've caught the perfect fish. Now, do you know how to fillet your fish?
Surf Fishing The Outer Banks of North Carolina
My first experience surf fishing was with my father on Wrightsville Beach, NC in the 60's. He parked our shiny black Ford Fairlane in a gravel parking lot off the beach and we hiked over the dunes to the surf, carrying rods, buckets, tackle box and various other fishing paraphernalia. I remember him catching bluefish, croakers, puppy drum and flounder as I played in the tidal pools nearby. Later, my grandmother would fry the filleted fish to a golden brown and we would eat them with hushpuppies and coleslaw.
The Hendrickson Mayfly
Mayflies are essential to trout fly fishing. There are still ultra purists who consider casting dry mayfly patterns upstream to rising trout the ONLY form of fly fishing. I wasn't brought up that way and find that way of thinking too limiting. For one thing it would severely limit my time on the water, and would force me to get rid of about three-fourths of my beloved fly fishing gear. However, I must admit, there is a certain timeless quality to casting classic dry flies upstream to rising trout. And if that were available to me year round, well I might move to closer to ultra purist status.
There Is Bass In The Grass
Did you ever plan that fishing trip to the big lake, then when you got there you realized you had no idea where to start fishing? Too much ground to cover, right? Let's break it down a bit to simplify it.
Catch Your Limit With These Fishing Supplies
Great fishing supplies are an essential when it comes to netting the big game out at the lake or the stream. You can't expect the fish to bite, though, if you don't bring your A game. And a big part of a top-notch game is the right gear--from rods and reels, to lines, lures, and tackle boxes.
Its Raining... Time to Go Fishing!
Ah, fishing in the rain. You may not like the rain, but the fish sure love it!
Take a Kid Fishing
Take a kid fishing and they will learn to be successful in life. As an avid fisherman for over 30 years I have to look back on my life and consider it a success. I credit that success to my passion for fishing. Why? You ask. Well, I am the youngest of three boys of a single mother. My oldest brother was six years older than I was and loved the outdoors. On occasion he would take me with him and his friends to go fishing. We really had a great time. We caught a few fish, but most of the time we just wound up in a rock skipping contest or swimming.
Trout Species ? Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout: Few freshwater fish can match the fighting spirit and beauty of a Rainbow Trout.
Bass Fishing? Watch Out For the Gators!
Lakes in certain parts of the country contain more than something you want in your livewell. Alligators. They can be no more obvious than a rock or a log, so be careful. You want to get a bite, not get bit. Let me share one of my bass fishing experiences with you. This is bayou country. When I go to the lakes south of Houston, I have to watch for gators. So I'm always keeping an eyeball peeled for 'em. But sometimes ... So last night I look and everything is clear so I walk down to the water and start bass fishing. After a few minutes, while I'm looking around I see this big log. This big log that gets oddly thinner at the end up on the shore and thicker in the water, and has odd bumps on it. Hold on .. that doesn't look right. I look further up the log to see how far it extends into the water and... It has 2 big ol' eyes ... lookin' at me!! And it's only 10 feet away (just a quick couple of steps for a gator). Ooookay! I slowly and calmly reel in my line (on the outside - on the inside, I'm in total panic) pick up my gear and move on. So I go over to this other part of the lake, and now it's dark so I get up on a pier. I'm sitting in the woods in the dark and I hear something walking down the pier towards me. Not heavy enough to be human footsteps. With what little bit of starlight there is, I can see something about the size of a medium dog coming at me. What do I do now? Well, I can't see what it is, but I can tell it's not a dog. So I get aggressive towards it to see if I can scare it away. Fortunately, it worked. I pointed the tip of my fishing pole towards it and it scampered away. As it left I thought it looked like a large raccoon. Probably nothing to worry much about after all, but they can be aggressive and rabid. But it's creepy in the woods in the complete dark not being sure what's around you. Then, in the water, I see the outline of this huge catfish swim right up underneath me below the pier I'm on. Wow! That's a big one! I've got to move bait up and fish under the pier and catch him! So, I decide to put a light on it and see if I can get a better look at this monster. I aim the spotlight straight down into the water and... Hey, look at that weed ... there were no weeds along this pier earlier. Hmmm. So I lean further over the pier to get a better look at this mystery weed .... YIKES! THAT'S NO WEED - IT'S A CLAW - A BIG CLAW! There is a gator right underneath me!! Apparently (and I was able to confirm this on follow up visits) the gator is savvy to the fact that people catch fish and put them on stringers around the dock; making a great free and easy meal for the gator. That's enough. I'm goin' home. Forget all about that macho stuff and learn how to play guitar.
Night Fishing Preparation, The Key To Success
Preparation is the Key To Successful Night Fishing, You Better Have These...
Marine News Fall 2004 - Endangered and Threatened in Florida
Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society. Most of our planet is covered by water, a necessary ingredient of human life. The state of our oceans should be uppermost in our minds in order for quality of life for all species to remain as it is.
The Low Down On Worms
We all know that plastic worms are one of the most productive lures there are, but did you know certain worms have special uses? I have a whole tackle box with nothing but plastic worms in it, hundreds of them!
Finding and Catching Fish has Never Been Easier With the Garmin 250 Fish Finder
The Garmin Fishfinder 250 is Garmin's latest addition to their family of marine chartplotters, handheld GPS, fish finders and GPS sounders and its already gaining a great reputation amongst the angling community.
Organization is Key to Successful Fishing
Talk to a professional angler like Kevin Schweder(2003 PWT Rookie of the Year), and you will quickly find out that organization is a major part of their game plan. Keeping rods and equipment organized provides many advantages, not the least of which is allowing the angler to spend more time fishing.
Do Fish See in Color
Fish do indeed perceive color. Every fly fisher knows that or ought to know that. Like humans, the retina of a fish have rods and cones. Cones are used in the day and rods at night. Color vision evolved to help fish identify potential food. In the environment of the fish, the background will either be the bottom, the water itself, or if looking up for food it could be the sky. The bottom is normally tannish olive to green. When looking across the water, the background appears pale silver blue. But if the water is off color due to algae or high water one must take that into consideration as well. Skylight becomes more important at dusk and dawn when it contains more reds.
Fishing Grubs, The React Lure for all Seasons
One of the most versatile of all lures, the grub mimics baitfish better than almost any other soft plastic bait, and they can be fished many different ways and all year round.
Making The Most of Your Time - Fishing Safety Rules Everyone Should Know
When you are going fishing, whether nearby your home or on a long distance trip, there are many fishing safety rules that you need to keep in mind.
How To Choose the Right Fly Line Weight
Written on the rod blank or handle is a code number which indicates the line that the rod manufacturer suggests is best for most customers; i.e., 6 line. To most fly anglers, this means that they should use nothing but a 6 weight line with this rod. But to get the full potential from different fishing situations, you may want to consider using several line sizes on your rod - perhaps varying as much as two line sizes from the one suggested on the rod.
The Worlds Top Water Bass Fishing Champion And His Techniques
I was fishing a small lake in central California back in 1980, I think it was that year. I had been fishing for a couple of hours and doing ok, catching some 1-2 pound fish and in a far I was fishing a small lake in central California back in 1980, I think it was that year. I had been fishing for a couple of hours and doing ok, catching some 1-2 pound fish and in a far distance I could see this man walking up with a bright red jacket. The closer he got, the more I noticed his jacket and all the patches on it, one said 1978 World Top Water Bass Fishing Champion, along with about 20 other patches. We began to talk, of course, I wanted to know all about him and he began to tell me about how he became champion. Now, I do want to say one thing here, I forget what he told me and I don't even know for sure if there is such a tournament for the World Top Water Championship but I watched this guy fish.
Drop-Shotting For Picky-Overfished Bass
There is a fairly new technique when it comes to bass fishing but it works great especially when bass are under a lot of pressure, it's called drop-shotting. When you see other fishermen using worms and fishing the edges of creek channels, try this and fish the bottom of the channels instead of the edges. It's also good around boat docks and bridges and in shallow water when the bass are bedding.
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