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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

BOWFISHING
The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, the largest event of its kind in the fast-growing sport of bowfishing, is coming to Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City, Louisiana in 2019.
ENFORCEMENT
Between 2013 and 2018, CDFW has removed more than 2.4 million feet of irrigation pipe, 50 tons of fertilizer and 65 gallons of chemicals (many illegal in the U.S.) on black market grows. CDFW has also removed 709 dams and water diversions resulting in restoration of 800 million gallons of water back into local watersheds.
EVENTS
On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver will be offering FREE Best of Day walk/wade trips for any government employees affected by the current shutdown.

This year's annual California Boating Congress is set for March 5th and 6th at the California State Capital in Sacramento.
INDUSTRY
One river rafting company anticipates one of its best years in its history is just around the bend, thanks to the unprecedented strength of its early season bookings.
PRO ANGLERS
As the professional bass fishing tours kick off their 2019 seasons, there are both established anglers and rising stars ready to show off their skills using the latest in Shimano tackle, G. Loomis rods, PowerPro braided line, and Jackall bass baits.

STATES
The Jocassee 8 WNW National Weather Service Cooperative Weather Station located at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery received a soaking 17.25 inches of rain in December 2018, pushing their annual total to a record-breaking 123.45 inches.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special trout-fishing derby and clinic in Little Rock next week through its Family and Community Fishing Program.
To celebrate this 50th anniversary, MDC will stock approximately twice the number of lunker rainbow trout during the winter trout seasons, with some fish weighing up to 10 pounds

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land everyday--rainbow trout.
The first 2019 Fisheries Forum will be this Saturday, January 19 at the Hackettstown Hatchery in Warren County at 10:00 a.m.
TOURNAMENTS
Catfish anglers from several states will travel to the Santee Cooper Lakes at Cross, SC to kick off the 2019 King Kat Tournament Trail presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s.
Crappie anglers from several states will travel to Lake Logan Martin to participate in a two-day Crappie USA (CUSA) Tournament Trail presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s.
The Derby is hosted by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) and continues to be organization’s marquee event as it has been for 81 years.
YOUTH EVENTS
Students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy received a hands-on lesson in the critical importance of clean water to humans and wildlife during a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute.

FISHING CALENDAR
January 18-20
Fly Fishing Show

Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough, Mass.;  www.flyfishingshow.com.

January 25-27
Fly Fishing Show

New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison, NJ;  www.flyfishingshow.com

February 2-10
Great American Outdoor Show

The annual Great American Outdoor Show will be held at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

March 22-24
Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C.; www.psc@dnr.sc.gov

 
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