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 Fighting, Landing and Handling Fish on a Kayak
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Fighting, Landing and Handling Fish The second most asked question by prospective fishermen looking at entering kayak fishing (stability is the first) is how do you handle large...
Image Seduced by Panama
Sunday, 28 April 2013
If there’s one Golden Rule for destination kayak fishing, it would be “”Have a Good Plan,” followed closely by “Be Flexible.” Lucky for us the recent KFM/Paddle Panama...
Image Kayak Fishing South Padre Island
Thursday, 22 October 2009
I guess we knew we hit the fishing right when the lodge operator Jeff Kean asked us not to write that a 25 redfish day is typical down there. Jeff pleaded, “I don’t want...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Ultimate Jacket
Friday, 12 February 2016
The folks at Refrigiware provided me an Arctic Duck jacket last fall for review.  Problem was, the darn thing is so warm, I had to wait a few months before it got cold enough...
Image "Waders of Death", Another Perspective
Monday, 01 April 2013
My lesson learned: Despite everything you read online or watch on YouTube, the "Wader & Belt" system by itself is NOT a substitute for a dry-suit in a cold weather environment...
Image Swiss Army Knife Reinevented!
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
You don't have to be  McGiver for these knives to come in handy.  Now we are seeing the Swiss Army Knife for the new millenium!   Personally, I don't know if I buy...

Trips (Random)

Image South Africa Kayak Fishing and Catching Tuna
Thursday, 08 October 2009
We catch them up to 100lbs with with 12,5 kg monofilament line spooled onto Shimano 20/40's or Daiwa Saltists. Usually an 8' rod rated 12-15kg. Come visit us sometime and let the...
Image Getting a Mug Shot of a Tarpon
Friday, 16 October 2009
The first time I ran into tarpon was when Joey and I went to Puerto Rico.  Joey was about 50 yards away when I saw a tarpon explode out of the water.  I yelled to see if he saw...
Image Passaic River - Great Falls float
Monday, 18 July 2011
I’ve wanted to do a shuttle trip on the Passaic River from the Great Falls down a few miles. About a decade ago I spoke with a couple guys who told me they had caught and...

In The News (Random)

Hobie Fishing Trout Trial Tournament
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Want to win a Hobie Mirage Revolution kayak?Check out the Hobie Fishing Trout Trial, an online fishing tournament sponsored by Hobie Fishing for October 2009. Kayak anglers from...
Image Feelfree Launches the Lure 10 and 11.5 - Fishing Kayaks Designed for Stability and Comfort
Monday, 17 March 2014
  Swannanoa, NC, March 17, 2014– Feelree US, LLC (Feelfree US), is pleased to officially announce the much anticipated launch of the Feelfree Lure 10 and 11.5 kayaks...
Jimbo Meador Joing DrangonFly Boatworks
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
Now hear this!  "Building one of a kind, one at a time," is the Dragonfly Boatworks motto.  Continuing along that line, they've just added a "one of a kind" sales manager, Jimbo...

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