Soft plastic lures are a staple in every fisherman’s tackle box. Unfortunately, because some anglers toss their used baits into the water, they are collecting on the bottom of lakes and rivers. And that’s causing problems.
Here are some of the top issues that we at KeepAmericaFishing believe will be major attention-getters in 2015.
Another year has passed and I sit here and wonder: where did it go? And, more importantly – why didn’t I catch more fish?
Recreational fishing’s future is advanced in several key areas
Sportfishing industry is hopeful the legislation will result in tangible changes
for the area’s economy.
The sportfishing industry supports the prohibiting of federal regulation of lead fishing tackle.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved a 25 percent striped bass harvest reduction for coastal states within one year.
The Gulf Council passed Amendment 40, dividing the recreational red snapper quota and diminishing recreational fishing opportunities.
In a letter to the Gulf Council, the CSC, the largest bipartisan caucus in Congress with nearly 300 members in 49 states, calls for Amendment 40 – Sector Separation to be tabled.
Administration acknowledges that recreational fishing is compatible with sustainable marine conservation