Thursday, August 27, 2015

 
BOATING
By eliminating the slack line required for conventional tie-ups, PSI Marine's TideSlide Mooring System also gets rid of the inertial loading usually generated by a moored boat.

COAST GUARD
The U.S. Coast Guard cautions mariners, recreational boaters, swimmers, surfers and the general public in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Tuesday to exercise good judgment and prepare for tropical storm conditions due to the anticipated passing of Tropical Storm Erika.

CONSERVATION
The Active Divers Association (http://activedivers.org/) is hosting a joint coral restoration event on Saturday, September 19. Join us and the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) for an educational and fulfilling volunteer experience learning how to prepare, grow, harvest, and replant corals on our reef eco-system
The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association along with and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking volunteers and sponsors to pitch in from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 during the 46th Annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup.

ENDANGERED SPECIES
The Department of Natural Resources today announced that the next step to remove the Lyons Dam on the Grand River in Ionia County will proceed as officials start searching for threatened and endangered mussels and moving them out of harm's way.

ENFORCEMENT
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited five men for failing to comply with scenic river regulations on Aug. 22 in East Baton Rouge Parish.

ENVIRONMENT
Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, have announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding US$765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont are holding a series of public meetings in August to discuss new pollution reduction targets - often referred to as a TMDL - to prevent pollution from flowing into Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

EVENTS
It's all about the Bay on Sept 25 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) celebrates National Estuaries Day at its Nature/Visitor Center in Eastpoint.

FISHERIES
The 3rd Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable brought together leaders from all segments of the recreational fishing community to look at the 20-year future of recreational fishing.

INDUSTRY
Rumors about whether Indiana-based Nautic Global Group and its eight boat brands are being sold are being put to rest as the company, once again with Jim Malone at the helm, issued a call for bidders.
Big Rock Sports, LLC announced today a new service called Brandmap Custom Products that allows outdoor retailers to create promotional merchandise imprinted with their store's logo.
Along with their dealers and business partners, Crestliner celebrated the launch of their 70th anniversary with enthusiasm during the Crestliner dealer meeting August 10-12

INVASIVE SPECIES
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed the presence of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymporha) in tributaries of the upper Western Shore near Middle River in Baltimore County.

ORGANIZATIONS
Sportsmen will be able to access a wealth of new hunting and fishing opportunities on national wildlife refuges across the country as a result of actions undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which today announced the finalization of a rule outlining the changes.

PRO TEAMS
– Plano Synergy, parent company to the time-trusted Plano and Frabill fishing tackle brands, is proud to announce the addition of Bassmaster Elite angler Stephen Browning to their Pro Staff.

RADIO
Fishing action is going strong on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage and Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan

STATES
California DFW will accept applications for wildlife officer cadet through the final filing deadline of Oct. 16, 2015.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau received several good reports from anglers fishing at Mississippi River oxbows during the last two weeks.
Mississippi's eleventh public waters alligator hunting season will open at noon on August 28 and conclude at noon on September 7.
If you would like to discover the source of the legendary river, join Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area naturalist Kate Spinelli and volunteer naturalist Bob Hickey on Saturday, Sept. 5 to hike above timberline, where the mighty Arkansas River gurgles from the rocky ground.
The Department of Natural Resources today announced that survey crews from the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station headed out on Lake Michigan Aug. 24 to conduct surveys of yellow perch populations and other nearshore fish species.
The Division is proposing to update the list of beach driving access sites currently found in rule by replacing place names with latitude/longitude coordinates.
The proposed rule would increase the minimum size on sea trout from 13 to 14 inches.

TOURNAMENTS
Despite not fishing the final event this past weekend, The Johnson Crappie team duo of Billy and Scott Williams captured the Crappie Masters Angler Team of the Year.

Outdoors Calendar

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Apr. 1 - Nov. 30: Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament.  From Raritan Bay to Delaware Bay. 8 inshore species.  Entry $20.  www.BeachNBoat.com.

Aug. 21 - Sept. 7: Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout
and Salmon Derby, Over $50,000 in cash prizes including a $25,000 Grand Prize for the largest salmon caught during this 18-day event Sign up in local tackle shops or call (888) REEL-2-IN; www.loc.org.

Aug. 22 - Aug. 30: 39th Annual Greater Niagara "Fall Classic" Derby – 2015: A Fish Odyssey: Last year over $10,000 in cash and prizes were handed out to winning anglers at the Town of Newfane Community Center. Categories included salmon, rainbow/brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, carp and walleye: (877) FALLS US or visit www.fishodyssey.net .

Sept. 12 - Sept. 13: Florida Sportsman Expo, Florida State Fairgrounds,
Tampa, Florida.

Sept. 12 - Sept. 13: South Florida Boat Show and seafood fest, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach; www.southfloridaboatshow.com.

Sept. 15 - Sept. 17: IBEX Marine Trade Show, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY; www.ibexshow.com/attend.

Sept. 18 - Sept. 20: WI Women Fish Camp in Rhinelander WI, covers boating basics, smoking meat and fish, fly tying, intro to Go -Pro and Water Wolf cameras. Also includes mentoring sessions, a tournament, and entertainment; www.wiwomenfish.com or call 608-692-7386.

Sept. 23 - Sept. 26: Crappie Masters National Championship, Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN. www.crappiemasters.net.

Sept. 23 - Sept. 26: Crappie Masters Classic, Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN;
www.crappiemasters.net.

Sept. 26 - Sept. 27: Oakley Big Bass Tour Event. Lake Murray, South Carolina. www.oakleybigbass.com www.oakleybigbass.com

Sept. 27: Tie One on for Casting Carolinas Davidson River Challenge. Pro and Amateur divisions. $250 per team. A chance to fish Davidson River Outfitters private water and support Casting Carolinas which offers free fly fishing retreats to women who are cancer survivors. Sign up www.castingcarolinas.com .

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1: National Marine Electronics Association Conference and Expo, Baltimore, MD; www.NMEA.org.

Oct. 10 - Oct. 11: Oakley Big Bass Tour Event. Douglas Lake, Tennessee. www.oakleybigbass.com www.oakleybigbass.com

Oct. 16 - Oct. 17: Casting for a Cure All-Release Inshore Tournament on Tampa Bay, www.footfoundation.org.

Oct. 17 - Oct. 18: Oakley Big Bass Tour Event. Lake Guntersville, Alabama. www.oakleybigbass.com www.oakleybigbass.com





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