Fishing Wire Ranger Boats ICAST
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019

CHARITY EVENTS
The New England Patriots Alumni Foundation Charity Tournament partner with MarineMax, Boston Whaler, and Elliot Sudal to further oceanic research.
CONSERVATION
The project, led by the Friends of the Detroit River and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will enhance fish habitat and recreational access and improve water quality in Lake Okonoka.
ENFORCEMENT
Agents found Jimmy L. Brown in possession of 90 pounds of red snapper filets, 9.9 pounds of Spanish mackerel filets and 6.5 pounds of cobia chunks, and Eric J. Breaux in possession of 16 pounds of red snapper filets and 7.1 pounds of blacktip shark filets.

ENVIRONMENT
The annual hypoxia, or "dead zone," forecast from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan shows that the Chesapeake Bay will host the largest dead zone this area has seen in decades.
EVENTS
Tampa Bay Watch is partnering with Clearwater Marine Aquarium & Ocean Aid 360 for the 2019 Summer Closure Ghost Trap Rodeo.
FISHERIES
To protect big sunfish and avoid stunted populations of sunfish, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers to release large sunfish, and keep smaller fish for eating.

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on June 25 to provide updates on the Lake Superior Fishing Agreement, Lake Superior Management Plan, ongoing management activities and research, and more.
GEAR
The Glacier IceChip Cooler in Realtree Fishing and EDGE Camo has the heart and soul of a hard-sided cooler with the weight of a soft-side cooler.

 

St. Croix is proud to expand its advanced line of Croix Custom Ice (CCI) rods with even more selections for various species and techniques.

HIGH SCHOOL FISHING
Fourteen-year-olds Andon Goins and Blake Wheat started the year fishing the Junior Bassmaster tournaments, but the Tennessee youths “graduated” to the high school series — and won the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Wild Card presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors by almost 4 pounds.
The Student Angler Federation, (SAF) announced today that Student anglers will compete for a share of the record $2.7 million prize purse offered at the 10th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship dual event June 19-22 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.
ICAST
Culprit Lures is gearing up for ICAST with the introduction of new shapes, sizes, and colors within their renowned soft plastic product line.

INDUSTRY
The new facility is 2.5 times larger than the previous building location, offering SPRO more room to stock inventory, and will facilitate future growth with added bait lines and hook expansions.
Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors.
INVASIVE SPECIES
A partnership overseeing fish passage at Conowingo Dam reports that 81 northern snakeheads were caught in the dam’s fish lift this spring, a dramatic increase after only one snakehead was found there the past two years.
JOBS
The Special Events Coordinator oversees Tampa Bay Watch’s major fundraising special events to include existing annual events like Bay Life Art Exhibition, Tarpon Rodeo & Castaway Soiree, and Evening for the Bay.
PASSINGS
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that Gary Burrell, aviation pioneer and co-founder of Garmin Ltd., passed away on June 12, 2019, at the age of 81.
PRO TEAMS
Walser's 13th BFL win ties record held by Rick Shaffer
RADIO
We'll start off at Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the border of Wyoming and Utah where Mack's Lure Pro-Staff Angler Mike Hall says the fishing is red hot for Kokanee and trout.
RECORD FISH
A jumbo 5-15 brook trout on hook and line and a 21-13 longnose gar by bowfishing sent new records in Virginia this year.
STATES
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is expanding its popular loaner tackle program to Rocky Gap State Park, offering park patrons free use of fishing gear and tackle.
The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission approved changes affecting harvest reporting of alligator gar and black bear hunting during its regular June meeting Monday at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters in Oklahoma City.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will plant vegetation and install artificial fish attractors at Shearon Harris Lake near Raleigh-Durham this summer, and needs volunteers to assist.
TELEVISION
Brandon Cobb’s “Century Club” fishing performance on Texas’ Lake Fork lured a record number of viewers to the May 26 episode of The Bassmasters TV show on ESPN2.
TOURNAMENTS
Mille Lacs provided one for the record books with the AIM Weekend Walleye Series Warrior Boats/Highway 3 Marine Open, as it took five fish each averaging more than 10 pounds—yup, 10—to win Jason Slipy and Jeff Sobiech $8,000 Sunday in the first Minnesota tournament qualifier this season.
The tournament will be held June 21-24, with daily takeoffs at 6 a.m. CT from Goose Pond Landing near Scottsboro, where the daily weigh-ins will begin at 2:15 p.m.

FISHING CALENDAR
June 19-23
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL; fishecbc.com

July 9-14
Blue Marlin Grand Championship

The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL; bluemarlingrandchampionship.com

August 10-16
Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo, NC; pcbgt.com

 
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