Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division currently has 40 agents with 40 trucks and 40 vessels performing search and rescue missions in coordination with the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division in the Houston area for the flooding impacts caused by Hurricane Harvey. The LDWF agents have mostly been performing search and rescue missions in the southeastern Houston and the Katy areas. As of the morning of Aug. 29, LDWF agents have assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Law Enforcement Division with over 5,000 rescues. … Continue reading Louisiana DWF Agents Perform Search and Rescue in Texas, Louisiana

Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

          | August 30, 2017   The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use moderation when determining whether or not to take a snook home. When releasing a snook, proper handling methods can help ensure your fish’s survival and the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about catch-and-release and the best way to handle a fish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on … Continue reading Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

AQUA-VU: New Live Strike System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Aqua-Vu XD™ Camera Live Strike System  Ingenious new optics accessories compatible with modular Quick Attachment™ System  Crosslake, Minn. (August 29, 2017) – Key in a single YouTube search for “underwater strikes,” and your device quickly kicks out over a hundred thousand hits. Even after filtering out the usual riff-raff of YouTube weirdness, you’re still left with hundreds of hours of spectacular underwater footage — and the undeniable impression that anglers today can’t wait to see what it really looks like when big bass, muskies and other fish attack.     In many ways, underwater sight fishing or … Continue reading AQUA-VU: New Live Strike System

ICAST Show Specials

Discounts, cash back, free freight, free goods and combos are just a few of the deals available only at ICAST from almost 200 exhibitors.When you arrive, pick up a copy of the ICAST Show Specials guide at the Registration Desk to see what’s being offered. Win Prizes By Writing Orders Just by writing orders, you have the chance to win daily cash prizes and the chance to win the Grand Prize of a trip for two to Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica. Enter the Buyer Raffle To enter, simply ask the exhibitor for an entry form. When your order … Continue reading ICAST Show Specials

Behind the Increase in Gulf Red Snapper Harvest

Red snapper surface to feed on leftover bait that was tossed into the water over one of the thousands of artificial reefs off the Alabama coast. Photo by David Rainer By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Fishing buddy Todd Kercher posted a video last weekend that many feel justifies the significant extension of the red snapper season for private recreational anglers in federal waters. Todd took his family out in the Gulf of Mexico to catch a limit of snapper, two per person with a 16-inch minimum. What he captured on video was what many snapper … Continue reading Behind the Increase in Gulf Red Snapper Harvest

Louisiana Proposal for Red Snapper Anglers Smells Fishy by Chris Horton

Louisiana Proposal for Red Snapper Anglers Smells Fishy Chris Horton, Fisheries Program Director, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation It was Albert Einstein who said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. The continued trend of shorter and shorter recreational red snapper seasons under federal management, despite an abundant, healthy red snapper population, certainly seems insane. As a frequent Gulf Coast angler, I think we can all agree – it is time we think outside the box and break out of this federal mismanagement. On the surface, the announcement by Governor John … Continue reading Louisiana Proposal for Red Snapper Anglers Smells Fishy by Chris Horton

More Gulf Red Snapper Fishing Opens Today (June 16)

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced these expanded fishing opportunities today, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) followed with an executive order setting the updated season in state waters. The 39-day season is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, June 16, through Monday, Sept. 4. Also included are Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, and Monday, Sept. 4. “Recreational red snapper fishing is highly important to Florida’s … Continue reading More Gulf Red Snapper Fishing Opens Today (June 16)

ST. CROIX ROD: Mojo and the Real Thing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing   Livebaits are key to a whole new category of spotted sea trout.     By Joe Balog   Park Falls, WI (June 9, 2017) – One of the most prolific inshore species available to anglers on any coast, spotted sea trout come in two varieties: eaters and gators. Eater trout – those measuring in the fifteen-inch range – are extremely popular game fish, due to their affinity to gather in big schools and chase down numerous lures. Gator trout, however, are a whole different ballgame. … Continue reading ST. CROIX ROD: Mojo and the Real Thing

FISHING NEWS: New Predator Jigs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        ?     New Predator Jig Arms Power-Fishing Fans to the Teeth   B-Fish-N Tackle’s MasterFlash Jig taps into key predator-prey interactions Coralville, IA (June 13, 2017) – Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, often unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. All that’s left is an explosion of scales and flesh and violence— a flashy feast for the eyes that triggers primal responses from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.  Biologists and anglers both know it by the same name: feeding frenzy. And … Continue reading FISHING NEWS: New Predator Jigs

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Extension of Federal Gulf Red Snapper Season

If you are unable to see the message or images below, click here to view For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director 703-519-9691, x227 www.asafishing.org U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Extension of Federal Gulf Red Snapper Season Sportfishing industry supports effort to improve recreational fishing access Alexandria, Va. – June 14, 2017 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to expand the 2017 private recreational fishing season for Gulf of Mexico red snapper.   The plan, which will provide 39 additional days of red snapper fishing in federal waters, was the result of negotiations … Continue reading U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Extension of Federal Gulf Red Snapper Season