Fishing Wire Ranger Boats
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020

CONSERVATION
Spawning season for some of the biggest brook trout in the nation runs October to mid-winter, and Maine DIF is intent on protecting these rare fish.
The 160-acre site on the upper Texas coast has plenty of room to grow and CCA Texas, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT) – the national habitat program of CCA – and a growing list of partners are intent on filling the site to capacity.
FISHERIES
The Division of Marine Fisheries will issue North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Tournament citations for flounder catches that weigh 5 pounds or more during the recreational flounder season, which begins Sunday.

The majority of sharks harvested in the United States are species with above-target population levels, and rebuilding plans for all overfished species are underway.
Size and bag limits remain the same, but season dates have changed--see details here.
FISHERIES HABITAT
The report looks at significant issues that affected the Great Lakes and Michigan’s residents in 2019. It also recognizes accomplishments in protecting and restoring water resources for public use, recreation, fish and wildlife, and commerce.

GEAR
Looks like the venerable Ford Bronco will have a new life with this offroad machine, available factory-customized for everything from surf fishing to back country camping and biking.
INDUSTRY
Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries since 1948, is proud to offer their dealers the new “Fishbowl” Countertop Display filled with Marine & Tackle 1oz. Needle Oilers.
Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce key organizational appointments that reinforce and position the company for a dynamic approach to marketing, product development and business development in the modern arena.

As Americans continue to suffer from COVID-19, wrestle with ways to regain our financial footing, and debate our economic future and priorities this election year, the outdoor recreation industry is well-positioned to play a prominent role in our nation’s economic growth, the physical health of American citizens and the rejuvenation of our national spirit.
INTERNATIONAL
The funding from the McGowan Government will be used to build new artificial reefs, improve fish stocks and support fishing tourism, sustaining more than 1,300 jobs and creating around 40 new ones.
JOBS
The organizer will work with multiple stakeholders—in particular TU volunteers and other hunters and anglers, who are effective conservation advocates when mobilized and given opportunities to engage with decision-makers.
ORGANIZATIONS
Launched June 15, the Get On Board campaign is a joint effort between the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to help more Americans experience the restorative health and wellness benefits of boating and fishing safely while social distancing.
PODCASTS
This week we will be talking with Jameson Simion & Cameron Wilt from Bowling Green State University, who won the FLW Regional on Lake Erie with a five-fish limit weighing 16 lbs 1 oz.
PRO TEAMS
Seaguar pros completed a clean sweep of two New York State events in July: Chris Johnston at the St. Lawrence and Brandon Palaniuk on Lake Champlain.
STATES
What started as an international environmental plan to restrict the use of 30 percent of all land and water is now being driven to the extreme in California with an ocean focus on additional marine protected areas (MPAs) with AB3030.
ODFW will close the Snake River spring Chinook fishery effective Friday while fall Chinook harvest season begins on Aug. 18, 2020.
Check out these hotspots this weekend in Oregon and fish license free if you are a resident or a nonresident.
While trails, picnic and fishing areas, and the boat ramp are closed, the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center remains open.
STREAMING VIDEO
– The Wild West Bass Trail is dedicated to showcasing head to head competition on some of the finest lakes on the West coast including the California Delta.
TELEVISION
Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that its award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television series, “Chasin’ The Sun,” will return for a sixth season on Discovery Channel.
TOURNAMENTS
Historic victories, record fish catches and dramatic finishes during back-to-back events proved to be must-watch television for sports fans as the Bassmaster Elite Series’ New York swing drew in a combined audience of 7.2 million viewers over eight days of coverage on ESPN2.
Thanks to an app's unique properties of date-stamped video capture, among many others, this year's Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo was truly virtual in nature: organizer Joan Vernon worked from her home in the Florida Keys while Captain Joe Crawford was in Costa Rica; communication among the teams was accomplished via Zoom and WhatsApp.
WEBINARS
Join us next Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm EST via Zoom or Facebook Live as we host Sascha Clark Danylchuk of Keep Fish Wet, Taylor Ingraham of the Tightlined Conservation Coalition, and Ryan Conceicao of Surfcasting 7 Stripes to discuss their respective initiatives, successes, and lessons learned.
WILDLIFE
Backcountry visitors should practice proper food and garbage storage and behave appropriately when hiking, fishing and backpacking in bear country.
YOUTH FISHING
The Eklutna Tailrace Youth-Only Fishery allows anglers 15 years and younger to fish from the confluence with the Knik River upstream to the pedestrian bridge.

FEATURE

By Alex McCrickard, Virginia DWR

Have you ever had to end a great fishing trip early due to accidentally hooking yourself?

Safety should never be overlooked when spending time on the water fishing. Without a doubt, it’s essential to make sure you are dressing for the weather, checking river flows or lake conditions, keeping an eye on the radar and forecast, wearing a life jacket if you are on a boat, and staying hydrated. However, one of the more common accidental injuries that an angler can encounter is being hooked with a fly, lure, or hook. It’s essential to know when the injury can be handled on the water and when it’s time to go to the emergency room.

I have spent a considerable amount of time teaching novice fly anglers in my years as a fly fishing guide on Wyoming’s Upper North Platte River. From experience, I will say that one of the less enjoyable aspects of being a guide is getting impaled with your client’s fly as they are learning how to cast for the first time. I have been accidentally hooked many times, including having flies embedded in my leg, arm, back, and even nose. I am lucky and have never had to take a trip to the emergency room with any of these injuries. The technique outlined below can help you remove an impaled hook while on the water.

Photo by Lynda Richardson/DWR

The technique for removing an impaled hook is actually quite simple. Start by cutting off a two- to three-foot long section of heavy monofilament, 15 or 20 lb. test line. If you’re fly fishing, 0x tippet will work fine.

Next, thread the monofilament between the shank of the hook and your skin, situating the loop of monofilament at the bend of the hook. Make sure you have at least 12” of monofilament on either side of the hook. With your thumb, press down on the shank of the hook until the shank is parallel to your skin. Once you have pushed down, quickly jerk the monofilament with your other hand in a motion parallel to the shank to remove the embedded hook. It’s a simple push-and-pull technique that is highly effective. I have performed this on myself many times, but it can certainly be beneficial to have a family member or friend assist you in the process, especially if you hooked yourself in the back or arm.

The tips below can help you in the process as well as decipher when it’s essential to seek medical attention:

  • This technique is not recommended with treble hooks. Treble hooks on lures pose an entirely different situation and it's best to seek medical attention if deeply impaled by two out of three treble hooks.
  • Consider pinching the barbs on your hooks before fishing, especially for beginners. A barbless hook is a lot easier to remove than a barbed hook.
  • Trust your gut—if you think you need medical attention, then it’s best to go to the emergency room. If you are hooked deeply in the neck or face, it is best to seek medical attention.
  • Larger and heavier hooks, especially saltwater hooks that are deeply impaled, might also require a trip to the emergency room.
  • Always wear a hat and polarized sunglasses when fishing on the water. Not only will sunglasses protect your eyes, but they also cut down against the glare and help you spot fish in the water.
  • Spread out and give yourself ample casting space when fishing together with friends and family.
  • Carry a first aid kit in your car when wade fishing or in your boat so you are ready when a situation arises.

See more strategies for removing embedded hooks, complete with diagrams.

Click here to unsubscribe

This newsletter was sent to [Email]
Fishing Wire - 2271 N Upton St., Arlington, VA 22207
Copyright © 2020, Outdoor Wire Digital Network.
All Rights Reserved.