Fisheries Affairs

Image Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits Miami, FL– February 13, 2014 – A landmark report produced by...
Florida's Net Ban Vacated
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:07 Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:11 Written by CCA Florida Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Lee Fulford yesterday vacated an automatic stay of her controversial order of October 22nd enjoining...
Image Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial Sector
Monday, 06 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial SectorRecreational fishing is an economic...
Image NOAA Reports Six More Fish Stocks Rebuilt in 2012
Thursday, 02 May 2013
May 2, 2013 It was another record-setting year for one of our nation's most valuable resources, our marine fisheries. Today, we are reporting that six more stocks were declared rebuilt in 2012, bringing the total number of stocks rebuilt...
Image "Bad Science" Constrains My Purpose, "Good Science" Facilitates It
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a never ending battle between the forces that wish to take away our rights to fish, and those that fight to preserve it. In many cases, the fight comes down to the Best Available Science, a key buzz phase in modern fisheries affairs....
Image Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Sally Jewell's Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Wednesday, 06 February 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Jewell's background in the outdoor recreation industry would be well-suited for the nation's largest...
Image Bottomfish Closures off Washington Avoided for Now
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Yelloweye Rockfish are a slow growing, long lived fish found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja Mexico. In 2002 they were officially declared as "overfished" across a portion of their range, and rebuilding plans were immediately...

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Features (Random)

Image Get Pumped!
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
I got a Seattle Sports bilge pump 3 years ago because it was on sale. It always seemed like a luxury item—just another toy that I loaded into the hull of my Wilderness T140...
Image Lost in the Fog
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
It's happened to many of us at one time or another. For me, it was during my first year of kayak fishing. I had launched at Davenport, CA and got lost in the fog. I knew the...
Image Down South, Down Under
Saturday, 17 November 2012
When Australia is looked at from an outside angler’s perspective, most think of the northern region, where warm tropical waters host fishing similar to the rest of the...

Outfitting (Random)

Image EZ Kayak Stand
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
We've all used sawhorses to camp chairs to folding cots trying to get our yaks stable for rigging and storage.  Herb Reyes has adapted a folding PVC cradle that's cheap, easy...
“Toast’s Workshop” - Up a Creek Without a Paddle
Friday, 16 October 2009
For my second entry in the “Workshop” series, I thought about the most important accessories that are commonly overlooked by the kayak angler.  Obviously, the primary...
Image Fog Happens
Thursday, 05 September 2013
Fog happens … and sometimes happens fast. I know this and try to keep my eye on it always. I was out recently at Stone Lagoon near Arcata, CA, mostly because it's a beautiful...

Trips (Random)

Image Shipwreck's Big Striper
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
You gotta have goals. Goals are what create drive, which motivates you, which makes you reach. And plan. Someone once said a sure way to make The Almighty get a good chuckle is to...
Image Kayak Fishing the "Ships" with Kayak Kevin
Monday, 12 October 2009
One of the greatest success stories on the Atlantic coast is the comeback of the striped bass. I think the greatest discovery for trophy stripers from a kayak is the...
Image Sea Of Cortez Fishing: You Never Know What’s Coming For You
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
…get down under the skin of any real fisherman, past all talk of tippets and leaders and patterns and hatches, shooting heads and weighted nymphs, and you find a man who is...

In The News (Random)

Buy an Ocean Kayak, Necky or Old Town, get a free SPOT satellite messenger
Friday, 27 November 2009
Get a free SPOT Satellite Messenger when you buy a Johnson Outdoors kayak, (Ocean Kayak, Necky or Old Town. The offer is available on canoes and kayaks priced at $499 or above...
Image Wilderness Systems Ride 115X Sets a New Standard in Kayak Angling
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
New Customizable Angler Packages Make Kayak Angling Even Easier Greenville, S.C. – Wilderness Systems unveils the Ride 115X, an unparalleled angling kayak package for 2014. The...
Image Bending Branches Expands its Fishing Paddle Line-Up
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Capitalizing on the success of the earlier release of the full line-up of kayak fishing paddles, Bending Branches expands their line-up one step further. Introducing the Angler...

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