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 Puget Sound Water Rescue
Friday, 05 July 2013
It was the last day of the 2013 lingcod season on Puget Sound. The weather was windy, 15-20 knots, with 3-foot white-capped seas and occasional larger wind driven boat wakes....
Image Who Likes Bread and Butter?
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Long before my obsession with saltwater fishing manifested, I was terminally passionate about surfing. In fact, I’ve always considered kayak fishing to be the perfect...
Image Baby Boomers and Kayak Fishing - Part 3
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Part III: Launching and Paddling your Yak The shallow beach ripples with a light chop as you approach your kayak, making for a promising day on the water. But then it hits you,...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Gear Required by the United States Coast Guard When on Kayaks
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
For many of us, the encroaching warmth of summer signifies a seasonal increase in kayak angling opportunities. With the longer and brighter days, however, come tales of tragic and...
Image Upgrade for your Fishing Kayak - Toe Pilot Upgrade
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Here is a simple winter project that will make your kayak rudder system more functional and even easier to use. Most traditional kayak rudder systems are controlled by two foot...
Image Tips on Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 for Fishing
Monday, 19 October 2009
Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 is a subtle affair. At first I was intimidated with all of the open space, the lack of below deck storage, and the absence of a console or deck. But...

Trips (Random)

Image Almost Won
Monday, 19 October 2009
Hey KFM,Bryce Molenkamp, Zeelander, from the Hobie team here. Pumping my legs on the pedals I squint my eyes and put my sunglasses on in the late morning light. Unlike most days...
Image Boondoggling
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
What the heck is a Boondoggle? Webster defines it as "doing work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy." My definition is a little more refined- it's a...
Image Costa Rica Kayak Fishing Trip
Friday, 23 October 2009
When my girlfriend suggested that she wanted to go to Costa Rica my mind raced trying to think of ways that I could get some fishing in. I have been communicating with Ralph...

In The News (Random)

Image Hobie Proves That Not All Fishing Kayaks Are Created Equal
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Contact: Ingrid NiehausPhone: (949) 499-2225Email: iniehaus@hobiecat.com  Oceanside, California, September 3, 2013 - All fishing kayaks are created equal, right? ...
Hand Paddle for Kayak Fishing
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in the outdoor sporting and paddle sports markets.  With this explosion of growth, came opportunity.  Kayak fishermen are...
Image Old Town Predator XL: FIRST LOOK
Thursday, 24 July 2014
July 20, 2014 By John “Toast” Oast  fishyaker.com I had the privilege of attending ICAST in Orlando this week, as my sponsor Johnson Outdoors was unveiling their new Old...

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