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 Electric Kayak Registration
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
As some of you know I recently had a BassYaks conversion done for an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  I chose this hull because it’s essentially the same hull the Ocean Kayak Torque...
Image Fishing Texas’ Saltwater Bays in the Winter
Monday, 18 October 2010
“They are sitting in that mud.  They will actually push their bellies right down into the grass and you will never see those fish from above.” Captain Dean Thomas, owner of...
Image Road Trip Winter 2009 (Part 1)
Friday, 23 October 2009
The past two winters I managed to spend a portion if not all of my winter in Florida. I had planned on doing so again this past winter. My friend Dee was retiring and has a...

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 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...
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...

Trips (Random)

Image 9 Year Old Cody On First Kayak Trip Lands 51.8 lb Black Drum
Sunday, 25 July 2010
BP Oil Spill and Closed Fishing Doesn’t Keep 9 Year Old From Stretching The Limits   The clock went off at 3 AM Saturday morning, July 10, 2010.  I got out of bed, went to the...
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 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)

Apply Now for Top Hooker Season 2
Thursday, 30 May 2013
NOW CASTING Dynamic Fishermen for Season 2 of Animal Planet's Highly-Anticipated Fishing Competition Show !!! The producers of Top Shot, Dirty Jobs and The Ultimate Fighter are...
Image Astral's G.14 Outsole Compound Brings River Shoes to the Next Level
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Asheville, NC, Aug 27, 2013 - Astral, the leader in the whitewater and recreational paddling market, has long been regarded as a key innovator in paddle-sports equipment. The...
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...

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