DNR Outdoor Report, June 22, 2017 – Additional Rains Greet First Week of Summer Keeping Rivers up and Trails Wet

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for June 22, 2017 Complete DNR Outdoor Report (Reports from conservation wardens, wildlife and fisheries staff and property managers from around the state) Additional rains greet first week of summer keeping rivers up and trails wet The wet weather has continued into our first astronomical week of summer, with rain falling in some or all of the state every day in the last week. This has continued to keep rivers high and many trails wet and muddy. The lower Wisconsin River continues to flow at more than twice its normal flow and … Continue reading DNR Outdoor Report, June 22, 2017 – Additional Rains Greet First Week of Summer Keeping Rivers up and Trails Wet

Is Newell Getting Ready to Dispose of Pure Fishing? by Jim Shepherd

Is Newell Getting Ready to Dispose of Pure Fishing? When conglomerate Newell purchased Pure Fishing from fellow conglomerate Jarden earlier this year, Newell officials were quick to say that the acquisition wouldn’t have any impact on Pure Fishing and their myriad of consumer fishing brands. It didn’t take long for that story to get revised, although with considerably less fanfare than the original deal. Newell has dismissed Pure Fishing’s entire 30-person marketing staff headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. With the cuts also including experts in everything from baits to fishing lines, it looks like the company’s R&D efforts are being … Continue reading Is Newell Getting Ready to Dispose of Pure Fishing? by Jim Shepherd

Heiser, Morris Win Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Devils Lake Qualifier 6-21-2016

Berkley pros best field with two-day total of 44 pounds COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 23, 2016) – Troy Morris and Corey Heiser, of Fargo, N.D., brought in a two-day total of 44 pounds to the win the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s regular season qualifier presented by Berkley on Devils Lake this past weekend. The win marked the pair’s second straight Cabela’s MWC Devils Lake qualifier victory. The win was worth $19,433 including $11,650 in first-place cash and $3,770 in cash from the option pot, plus the $1,000 Ranger Cup bonus, $500 Lowrance Electronics contingency, $813 from the MWC Big Fish Pot, … Continue reading Heiser, Morris Win Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Devils Lake Qualifier 6-21-2016

South Carolina’s Santee Cooper Country Offers Incentives to Fish by Ron Presley 2-6-2016

Most anglers don’t really need a monetary motivation to go fishing. By the same token, most anglers could use a few extra bucks in their pocket. You never know when that favorite rod and reel might come on sale and its nice to be prepared. When you consider there are $39,200 up for grabs in cash and prizes it might jut be worth a go. The opportunity is the Big Fish Big Bucks Fishing Derby. Prizes are given for fish caught on Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie and the Diversion Canal of the Santee Cooper Lakes in South Carolina. The Third … Continue reading South Carolina’s Santee Cooper Country Offers Incentives to Fish by Ron Presley 2-6-2016

One of My Best Friends Passes, Quilla Pine You’re Missed!! 2-4-2016

I lost one of my best friends for over 40+ years today in Quilla Pine. A friend emailed me and said fish and hunting friends are about the memories! Quilla Pine or “Doc”  passed today after a battle with cancer. Another Vietnam vet goes way too early. We hunted, fished, looked for morels, made maple syrup, caught walleyes,pike, muskies, and trout, played with our hunting dogs, and so many more things. A fun loving person that was kind, generous, funny, and always there. I will miss Q more than can be imagined. You’ll have no more pain and suffering Bro! … Continue reading One of My Best Friends Passes, Quilla Pine You’re Missed!! 2-4-2016

Senate Investment in Conservation Falls Short 5-23-2015

News for Immediate Release May 21, 2015 Senate Investment in Conservation Falls Short More than 1,100 organizations call for a better deal for conservation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today released their top-line funding levels for each of twelve federal appropriations bills, cutting conservation funding to $160 million below the already spartan House allocation unveiled earlier this month. Known as the 302 (b) allocations, the document released today divides the $1.016 trillion in federal discretionary spending for fiscal year 2016 amongst various departments and agencies. With less money allocated to conservation, the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee will be forced … Continue reading Senate Investment in Conservation Falls Short 5-23-2015

Berkley Experience Trailer Headed for Fargo 5-16-2015

          | May 16, 2015   Interactive trailer provides fun learning for the entire family COLUMBIA, SC- Each year, the Berkley Experience trailer sets across the country looking to promote fishing while giving families a fun, interactive experience. The Berkley Trailer is headed to Fargo, N.D., and Scheels All Sports. Consumers are encouraged to flock to arrive May 20-22. The trailer will be on hand to entertain and offer great deals to consumers. This marks the 10th year the Berkley Experience Trailer has been rolling through states, covering ground and giving novice and experienced anglers the … Continue reading Berkley Experience Trailer Headed for Fargo 5-16-2015

President’s Budget Invests in Conservation; Sportsmen Urge Congress to Follow Suit 2-2-2015

News for Immediate Release Feb. 2, 2015 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, kmckalip@trcp.org President’s Budget Invests in Conservation; Sportsmen Urge Congress to Follow Suit Key sportsmen’s priorities receive increased or level funding in FY 2016 budget; TRCP and partners commend investment in ‘business plan for outdoor recreation’ WASHINGTON – In a $3.99 trillion budget released this morning by the White House, sportsmen’s priorities are singled out for robust funding, drawing praise from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and many of its partners.Overall, the president’s budget for fiscal year 2016 commits strong funding levels to core sportsmen’s programs like the Land and … Continue reading President’s Budget Invests in Conservation; Sportsmen Urge Congress to Follow Suit 2-2-2015

Berkley Renews Premier Sponsorship With B.A.S.S. 10-25-2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Berkley, maker of Trilene, PowerBait and Havoc, has signed a multiyear deal with B.A.S.S., LLC to continue its longtime relationship with the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. Berkley Fishing Tackle will be an official Premier Sponsor of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate and the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series for the next three years. The Premier Sponsorship includes Berkley’s entire array of products (line, soft and hard baits, tools, rods, etc.) for the various Bassmaster events. “We are very excited to continue our partnership with B.A.S.S. and the Bassmaster … Continue reading Berkley Renews Premier Sponsorship With B.A.S.S. 10-25-2014

Berkley Launches 2015 High School Challenge 6-23-2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Calling all high school fishing teams! It’s time for coaches to register their fishing team for the second annual Berkley High Challenge. Go to the Berkley website home page http://www.berkley-fishing.com and click on the trophy photo to get started. Registration will be open until Oct 1, 2014. The Berkley High contest offers numerous unique fishing related opportunities with chances to win prizes, new product samples and finally the grand prize. “The contest starts now, in June, so that we can follow and reward your team’s summer time fishing activities,” said Roxanne Coleman, Senior Field Marketing Manager for … Continue reading Berkley Launches 2015 High School Challenge 6-23-2014