Fishing Wire Ranger Boats
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2019

ANGLER ACCESS
Acquisition of more than 11,000 acres will expand boating access to John Day River and open up thousands of acres of previously inaccessible public land for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
The recently published 2019-2020 Public Access Atlas identifies and consolidates public access resources for the benefit of Nebraska’s hunters, trappers and anglers.
This week, onX and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership revealed the stunning results of a collaboration to quantify how many acres of state lands across the West are entirely landlocked by private land and, therefore, inaccessible to hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists.

APPS
The app includes over 60,000 GPS fishing spots, weekly local reports and a detailed guide to catching fish in Ohio.
BOATING
The editors of BoatUS Magazine have teamed up with the experts at the BoatUS Catastrophe Response Team to create the most up-to-date “Hurricane Preparation Guide” in the marine industry.
The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Newburyport offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, at the club’s location at Yankee Landing Marina at 386 Merrimac Street, Newburyport.

CONSERVATION
Portions of the Chesapeake Bay’s underwater grass meadows appear to be headed for steep declines this year, a delayed response to the torrential rains that poured vast amounts of water-fouling sediments and nutrients into the estuary during 2018.
The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana’s REEF Louisiana Program recently dedicated the Ted Beallieu, Sr. Reef Complex, a new set of new artificial reefs in South Marsh Island Block 233.
With a donation of $20,000 for a cobia tagging and research program, and $20,000 for the USADMS Student Benefit Fund, CCA Alabama affirmed its commitment to enhancing conservation-based science for the benefit of marine resources and recreational anglers.

For the first time ever, endangered Atlantic pillar coral have spawned through lab-induced techniques at The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach  

 

A recent move by the federal government to expand the environmental review of the first major offshore wind farm in the U.S., Vineyard Wind, and the “cumulative impact” of offshore wind projects off the Atlantic Coast has left some in the Great Lakes asking why Lake Erie’s proposed Icebreaker Windproject was not included.
An ambitious project on tap for the Tillamook River proposes to restore 73 acres of wetlands and recreate a critical nursery area for eight salmon species that reside within the Tillamook Bay estuary, including federally threatened Oregon Coast Coho Salmon.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced applications will be accepted through September in two department grant programs aiding streamside buffer planting and ATV-related projects.
FISHERIES
The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council met in New Orleans Aug. 12-15 and took a number of actions significant for recreational anglers fishing the Gulf.
GEAR
LIVETARGET is proud to unveil a host of new fishing fashions to suit the tastes of any angler: From t-shirts and hoodies to caps and neck gaiters, the stylish collection offers plenty of choices.
During the pop-up shower summer months in Texas, pro angler Todd Faircloth chooses the AFTCO ANHYDROUS 2.0 jacket and bibs to keep him dry.
INDUSTRY
In preparation for assuming the NMMA helm, Hugelmeyer is currently on a listening and learning tour with members, stakeholders and the full NMMA team.
RADIO
Charter captain “Dumper Dan” Welsch reports good mixed-bag action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan, including some big kings over 30 pounds, and invites listeners to stop at Bourbon Street Pub & Grill for lunch or dinner.
STATES
Attendees will hear an Ocean Wind project overview then visit and interact with Ørsted employees and consultants to discuss specific aspects of the company’s plans to build an offshore wind farm.
The AGFC stocked 7,500 rainbow trout near Bull Shoals dam earlier this year, and some of that stocking included trout with a golden color variation.
To help anglers “load up and go,” the AGFC’s Geographic Information Systems Division built special downloadable files already in the format needed for the most popular brands of fishfinders and GPS units. One download will plot every attractor in a given lake.
TOURNAMENTS
Redrum Sportfishing, sponsored by AFW Fishing Brands, wins 1st Place in the release division in the 2019 Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Tournament and also takes home the 1st Place titles in Wahoo and Dorado divisions in the Pelagic Triple Crown Tournament both held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
REDCREST presented by Venmo, the Major League Fishing® (MLF) Bass Pro Tour championship, launches Wednesday, Aug. 21 in La Crosse featuring a field of the top 30 professional anglers based on points earned across the league's eight-event Bass Pro Tour.

 
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