BERKLEY Wins Best in Shows with FireLine Ultra 8 2-15-2018

COLUMBIA, SC – The new thermally fused BERKLEY® FireLine® Ultra 8™ won top prizes at the 2018 Big Rock East AND West Shows, taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada, respectively, receiving Best New Product in the Fishing Line Category. FireLine Ultra 8 is the toughest FireLine on the market and will help anglers of all levels build the confidence to cast into structure and brush where the bigger fish like to hide. The awards, which are determined by voters comprised of retailers, are votes of confidence. Retailers vote based on what they believe will sell and they clearly believe … Continue reading BERKLEY Wins Best in Shows with FireLine Ultra 8 2-15-2018

Michigan: DNR Announces 2018 Black Lake Sturgeon Season Harvest Results 2-15-2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake (in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula) ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 3-7, or until the harvest quota had been reached. The allocation of sturgeon for Black Lake this year was seven fish, although DNR officials set a harvest quota of six fish. There were 426 registered anglers on the ice Saturday, up from 332 the year before. Most anglers registered at … Continue reading Michigan: DNR Announces 2018 Black Lake Sturgeon Season Harvest Results 2-15-2018

Women to Tackle Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University 2-15-2018

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-25, 2018 for their saltwater fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” begins with informal networking on Friday evening. On Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm are speakers on conservation, inshore/backcountry and kayak fishing, equipment usage and more, followed by a hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, … Continue reading Women to Tackle Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University 2-15-2018

Join a Global Bird Count for The Year of the Bird 2-15-2018

Snowy Owls are also being reported in higher numbers than usual in parts of North America this winter. Photo by Kim Mann, Saskatchewan, 2017 GBBC Bird watchers from around the world enjoy counting birds and entering the GBBC photo contest. Photo by Bill Leidner, Texas, 2017 GBBC. The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place worldwide, February 16 to 19 For Release: February 7, 2018 New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON—The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for … Continue reading Join a Global Bird Count for The Year of the Bird 2-15-2018

Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite by David A. Brown 2-14-2018

Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite Bassmaster Pro Ott DeFoe Shares His Autumn Insights By David A. Brown Fall is transition time for largemouth bass; it’s a time when the fish have fully departed their warm season haunts, but they’re not quite ready to drop into their winter retreats. No, the calendar’s tail end is all about stuffing bellies and packing on the weight that’ll sustain the fish through winter’s leanness. The bass are on the move and it can definitely be a here-today-gone-tomorrow deal; but the bass’ seasonal instincts also heighten the likelihood of banner days. … Continue reading Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite by David A. Brown 2-14-2018

Vermont Ice Fishing Clinics are Scheduled 2-14-2018

If you want to learn more about ice fishing be sure to mark your calendar for one of these upcoming clinics. Learning how to participate in an outdoor activity can be challenging, and ice fishing is a good example. Knowing this, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of ice fishing clinics for first-timers and those who would like to learn more about hard water fishing. “Our ice fishing clinics will be held from mid-January to mid-February with the possibility that some dates may change according to ice and weather conditions,” said Fish & Wildlife Education Specialist … Continue reading Vermont Ice Fishing Clinics are Scheduled 2-14-2018

Richard Childress Racing Continues Longtime Partnership with Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops 2-14-2018

Johnny Morris, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Chevy Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ No. 31 Chevrolet and NASCAR XFINITY Series’ No. 3 Chevrolet will feature Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s WELCOME, NC – Richard Childress Racing (RCR) today announced plans to continue its partnership with Bass Pro Shops during the 2018 racing season. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will serve as a primary sponsor for the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY … Continue reading Richard Childress Racing Continues Longtime Partnership with Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops 2-14-2018

Angler Earns $85,000 for Removing Northern Pikeminnows from Pacific NW Rivers 2-14-2018

Pikeminnow (via pikeminnow.org) PORTLAND, Ore. – An angler made $84,000 in 5 months by catching 10,000 fish from Northwest rivers this year. Here’s how: The Bonneville Power Administration‘s Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program offers anglers $5 to $8 for every northern pikeminnow taken from the Columbia and Snake rivers. The pikeminnow, formerly known as the “squawfish”,  preys on young salmon and steelhead. “The program’s goal is to reduce the number of pikeminnow that prey heavily on juvenile salmon,” said Makary Hutson, BPA project manager. “Annual harvest rate estimates, which are calculated using data from tagged fish caught by anglers, indicate the 2017 season met our program … Continue reading Angler Earns $85,000 for Removing Northern Pikeminnows from Pacific NW Rivers 2-14-2018

Winter Brown Trout by Gary A. Engberg

  Winter Brown Trout    There is a great bite going on now and continuing thru the winter on big Lake Michigan, just south of Milwaukee. The area that you want to target is the waters around the warm water discharges of the Oak Creek Power Plant. The lake stays open near the power plant allowing for open water fishing on nice days. The best place to launch is Bender Park which is off Ryan Road and Highway 100. This is not far off Interstate 94 and like I said, just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.       Bender Park has a … Continue reading Winter Brown Trout by Gary A. Engberg

Sturgeon Spearing Tagging and Registration Requirements 2-7-2018

Hello Sturgeon Spearing Enthusiasts:   Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource conservation wardens have received and answered a lot of questions leading up to this year’s spearing season. Wardens wish to remind sturgeon spearers of the following often asked questions about regulations regarding tags and registration.   Spearers are required to be in possession of their paper license/ tags while spearing. Immediately upon harvest, successful spearers must validate their tags by removing the validation stub from their tag by cutting or tearing at the dotted line. The sturgeon carcass tag is only required to be attached to the sturgeon if the … Continue reading Sturgeon Spearing Tagging and Registration Requirements 2-7-2018