In early April, I was honored to attend the 2014 Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit along with roughly one hundred leaders in the saltwater recreational fishing community. This two day meeting was an opportunity to meet with leadership at NOAA Fisheries to assess recent progress in saltwater recreational fisheries management, identify future goals and strengthen ties between NOAA Fisheries and the recreational fishing community.
Act NOW to voice your opinion on a proportional approach to winter-run Chinook salmon.
The announcement was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach.
The recreational fishing industry hopes to hook members of Congress on making the needs of ordinary anglers, not just commercial fishing, a priority in federal policy governing coastal fisheries.
Yesterday morning, I listened in to a National Press Club event. The topic: “Saltwater Recreational Fishing’s Future,” a report signed off by some big names in angling who spoke at this briefing
Federal fisheries managers following rigid allocation rules have made a mess of offshore fisheries, according to a group of recreational-fishing industry leaders. They’d like to see substantial changes to how the industry is regulated.
On March 25, 400,000 young salmon hitched a ride to the outskirts of San Francisco in tanker trucks operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). It’s a rare moment for a fish to take to America’s highways, let alone thousands of them. So why did they do it?
The drought has had a big impact on the reservoirs and streams in northern California where salmon rely on deep water to swim to the sea.
As you prepare your tackle box for your first fishing trip this spring, you may need to replace or stock up on lures. Having the right lure makes a big difference.
This is the largest Brown Trout ever caught on camera that we know of. This Seeforellen Brown Trout was 39 inches, current IGFA catch and release world record is 38 inches.
Sportfishing legends spread the word about KeepAmericaFishing and the importance of uniting all anglers, from novice to professional, with one voice in support of fisheries conservation and keeping our public waters open to recreational fishing.
Across the country, preventing or limiting recreational anglers’ access to public waters and fisheries is being touted as a new way to manage fish populations. This unprecedented shift undermines the achievements of proven fisheries management methods that focus on conservation and promote sustainable fishing. As a result, the past 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in bans on recreational fishing from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Texas to Minnesota.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – part 1 of 8.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – part 2 of 8.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – part 3 of 8.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – 4 of 8.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – part 5 of 8.
Silent Invaders highlights aquatic invasive species that threaten our Great Lakes – part 6 of 8.
There are lots of types of grass and it grows both to the surface of water, on the surface, and sub-surface. During the hot summer months, late May through September, grass is a great place to find and catch a good bag of bass. For bass in surface grass, there are two ways to catch [...]
It’s often hard to decide which season and species of fish is our favorite. The biggest walleyes and saugers of the year are often caught just after ice-out when water still freezes in the guides of our St. Croix rods. Late spring is a great time for bass, both largemouth and smallmouth, and muskies, one [...]
Largemouth bass can be found in lots of lakes, rivers, and ponds across the country. In the southern regions of bass country it’s already mid-season for bass catching, but in the Midwest the bass action is just starting. In fact, in some states that have an open and closed season for bass fishing, the legal [...]