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“My World With Mike Iaconelli” Continues Through Oct. 4
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“My World With Mike Iaconelli” Continues Through Oct. 4

COLUMBIA, S.C. ­­–– Mike Iaconelli’s new show, “My World with Mike Iaconelli,” premiered August 30  and with the second half of Season One still remaining to be broadcast, the response to the first three episodes has been extremely positive. More than just a fishing show, Iaconelli’s show proves his ability to relate his sport to...

Michigan DNR Gives Lake Sturgeon a Lift
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Michigan DNR Gives Lake Sturgeon a Lift

Lake sturgeon are a long-lived fish species that were once common throughout the Great Lakes. However, over the last two centuries, lake sturgeon populations have significantly declined due to several factors, including habitat loss from dam construction. Once numbering in the millions in the Great Lakes region, the lake sturgeon population has now been reduced...

Biologists Truck Shad to Spawning Grounds
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Biologists Truck Shad to Spawning Grounds

The long-running effort to get American shad back to their historic spawning grounds this year enlisted a tool that had been abandoned two decades ago: trucks. With operation of the multi-million dollar fish lifts halted at Conowingo Dam, biologists resorted to capturing shad below the dam and trucking them upstream before releasing the fish back...

Lake Powell Fishing Expecting a Fall Kick
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Lake Powell Fishing Expecting a Fall Kick

Lake Powell water level is now at 3,548 mean sea level and has only dropped 2 feet since August 26. Upstream reservoirs  have increased their outflow to keep Lake Powell as full as possible in these drastic times when water is scarce. Increased water releases from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Utah/Wyoming border have begun...

Dometic to Acquire Igloo
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Dometic to Acquire Igloo

Stockholm, Sweden –On September 17, 2021, Dometic entered into an agreement to acquire Igloo – one of the world’s leading companies in passive cooling boxes and drinkware.   Summary The acquisition of Igloo will significantly strengthen Dometic’s offering and distribution network for the outdoor market in North America. Dometic will acquire Igloo for USD 677...

Wasley Elected President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
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Wasley Elected President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Washington D.C.   The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (Association) elected Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, as its new president during its 111th Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.   In accepting the Presidency, Wasley reflected on maintaining momentum with the Association’s important priorities, including One Health,...

Florida Scallop Season Coming to an End
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Florida Scallop Season Coming to an End

The last day to recreationally harvest bay scallops in Gulf County through northwest Taylor County, and in Levy through Hernando counties is Sept. 24. The season officially closes Sept. 25. Once these areas close, scallop harvest will not reopen until the 2022 season, the dates of which are noted below. For information on bay scallop...

BTT Awards Dinner in New York City October 19
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BTT Awards Dinner in New York City October 19

Miami, Florida – Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will honor Hamilton “Tony” James and Key West fishing guide Captain Will Benson at the 10th Annual NYC Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 19, 2021.   “BTT is able to pursue its important conservation mission thanks to the tireless commitment of friends like Tony James and Will...

Saltwater Fly Fishing Tournament Will Support Veterans
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Saltwater Fly Fishing Tournament Will Support Veterans

Fly fishing is a small part of the overall fishing world. Fly fishing in salt water is even smaller, a niche within a niche. To remedy that, Art Webb and John Fall created Legends of the Fly. It started in 2014 with a one-day indoor event designed to increase awareness of saltwater fly fishing in...

Fall Crankin’ for Bass North and South
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Fall Crankin’ for Bass North and South

For most bass anglers, crankbaits are just flat-out fun to fish. Designed to fish on a constant (or near-constant) retrieve while maintaining contact with and deflecting off structure, crankbaits provide the angler with tons of feedback. “The main reason I like it is because you’re actively cranking and you’re feeling what the bait is doing...