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 Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
Monday, 19 October 2009
Over the years, probably my most memorable kayak fishing memories have been created after the sun has set.  Living on the Chesapeake Bay has given me the great opportunity to...
Image The Iconic Salmon
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Perhaps the most iconic fish species in the northern temperate coastal regions has always been the salmon. These anadromous fish spend most their lives in the salt, but return to...
Image Fishing Florida by Kayak
Friday, 09 October 2009
Bonefish, redfish, snook, tarpon, sea trout, sharks, jacks, snapper, grouper, barracuda, sheepshead, tripletail, flounder, etc. etc. etc.what do all these species have in common?...

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 Hull protection Experiment Using "Slick Strips"
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Two years ago I put some plastic hull protection on my Revo13 and tested it out. Seems to be working great and it has not loosened or fallen off. The boat is used almost...
Image An Introduction to Rigging a Fishing Kayak
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The way an angler rigs a kayak for fishing is a very personal undertaking. The choices you make are dependent upon your fishing style, and the waters you paddle. What works for me...

Trips (Random)

Image Costa Rica Trip Report
Friday, 11 December 2009
My name is Judd Schreiber.  I wanted to send you a report from a kayak fishing trip with kayak fishing guide, Ralph Solano, in Costa Rica.  I usually surfcast for stripers in...
Image John Day River Trip Logistics
Monday, 15 July 2013
The John Day River in north-central Oregon is the third longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Designated a National “Wild and Scenic River,” the...
Image Mothership Trip on the Islander
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Islander Charters has been running kayak mothership trips for years now. By this point they have every detail well thought out. Twenty two kayaks are loaded on board the 88 foot...

In The News (Random)

Image Former President Jimmy Carter receives a kayak from GKF
Friday, 16 October 2009
Randy "RiverPirate" Vining, GKF Exec Board Member and Ocean Kayak Pro Staff Angler presents President Carter with an Ocean Kayak Drifter on behalf of the Georgia Kayak Fishing...
Image First Kayak Fishing Tournamnt for Tarpon
Saturday, 24 April 2010
The Kayak Fishing ClassicS has announced the first known Kayak Tarpon Fishing Tournament in the country. The Homosassa Hazard, Extreme Tarpon Classic is slated for May 21 & 22...
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...

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