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 32.9° N, 118.5° W: California's Desert Isle
Friday, 20 June 2014
I could barely sleep the first night aboard the M/V Islander, an 80-foot long-range charter out of San Diego. It wasn’t the lurching and listing of the vessel as it traversed...
Image California Kayak Stripers
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Striped bass are not indigenous to the West Coast. They are such an adaptable species that fish brought to California in 1879 quickly established a foothold in the San Francisco...
Image Florida January 2010 Road Trip
Monday, 01 February 2010
My brother in law, Paul, had been working a lot and wanted to go fishing. So we planned a trip to Florida in January of 2010.  I figured I’d drive down and he’d fly. My first...

Outfitting (Random)

Image ABS/PVC Rails on Wheeleez Beach Cart to Fit Native Slayer Propel
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
So one of the things I disliked about my Slayer Propel is that the hull is shaped in a way that it does not fit well on a Standard Wheeleez Beach Cart. If you use the standard...
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 Kayak Fishing "Rod Pod"
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I like the Rod Pod, but I'm sure you guys have heard reports of them leaking in the surf, this should take care of things. But, that wasn't the point of this project. I felt the...

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 Sandy Hook 11-29-10
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
It had been a rough fall. Too many days of big surf and strong winds were preventing us from getting on the ocean for the fall run. We got a report for Monday of light winds and...
Image Stealth Kayak Fishing – Mozambique Challenge May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
After a gruelling 17 hr drive, dodging corrupt cops, pot holes and the odd Mozambican, we finally arrive in Paradise. Paindane is one of the best and most beautiful fishing...

In The News (Random)

Image Hobie Plus Power-Pole Micro Anchor Equals More Fish
Monday, 12 May 2014
OCEANSIDE, California – May 12, 2014 - It is like a fishing reel with automatic drag adjustment…a Hobie® Pro Angler with a Power-Pole Micro® Anchor. The result is...
Image Attacked by a shark he'd caught while fishing from his kayak
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Jacques Peens was attacked by a shark he'd caught while fishing from his kayak near Scottburgh.  Jacques Peens, 39, of Doornpoort was attacked last Friday, where he was fishing...
Image Malibu Kayaks announces Fathers Day photo contest
Thursday, 13 June 2013
SoCal Fishing Kayak Manufacturer Announces Father’s Day Photo Contest Dubbed #mkcooldad, fishing kayak company Malibu Kayaks announces a photo contest just in time for...

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