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Potential World Record Catfish Landed
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Potential World Record Catfish Landed

Unbelievable! MADCAT Pro Staff Alessandro Biancardi (ITA) shocks the whole catfish world with a 𝟮𝟴𝟱𝗰𝗺 monster caught in river Po a few days ago! Alessandro’s huge kitten beats the previous world record by 4cm and the fish is a result of 23 years of hard work! We’re sooo proud of you, Alessandro! Grazie! You have...

Lake Sturgeon Egg Take a Success
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Lake Sturgeon Egg Take a Success

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Red Lake Nation and the White Earth Nation recently completed a lake sturgeon egg take operation along the Rainy River in Minnesota. In previous years, lake sturgeon eggs were sourced through Rainy River First Nations in Ontario, Canada. The sturgeon eggs are...

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement And Acquisition Projects
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Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement And Acquisition Projects

At its May 25, 2023, quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $83.15 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California and, in some cases, provide new and improved public access, recreational and educational opportunities. Among the 28 projects approved, the WCB provided a $24 million grant...

SkipperScience Partnership Launches Nushagak King Salmon Mapping Project
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SkipperScience Partnership Launches Nushagak King Salmon Mapping Project

DILLINGHAM – The SkipperScience Partnership, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA), and the University of Washington are expanding on the groundbreaking SkipperScience citizen science program to help fishery managers and researchers better understand migration patterns of Nushagak River Chinook salmon across both time and space. The program could improve understanding of Chinook salmon escapement...

ACFHP Seeking Nominations for the 2023 Melissa Laser Fish Habitat Conservation Award
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ACFHP Seeking Nominations for the 2023 Melissa Laser Fish Habitat Conservation Award

The Melissa Laser Fish Habitat Conservation Award is bestowed by the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership upon individuals deemed to further the conservation, protection, restoration, and enhancement of habitat for native Atlantic coastal, estuarine-dependent, and diadromous fishes in a unique or extraordinary manner. The award was established in memory of Dr. Melissa Laser who passed...

WVDNR Police Complete Maritime Security Training
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WVDNR Police Complete Maritime Security Training

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To prepare for the boating season, law enforcement officers from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources have completed specialized training to help the agency protect boaters and respond to emergency situations on the state’s waterways this summer. The intensive training, known as the Tactical Operator Course, was conducted on the Kanawha River, where...

Get SMART With Topwaters!
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Get SMART With Topwaters!

When do you begin your topwater fishing? If it’s not in the post spawn, you could be missing out! Follow Dustin & Davey as they break down some of the best topwater lures and techniques that will help you master your topwater game for post spawn bass.

How Graph Suites Are Being Used By Today’s Anglers
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How Graph Suites Are Being Used By Today’s Anglers

Today is the golden age of bass fishing. With all the technology that has been developed between rods, reels, lines, and lures, we are blessed to have the best gear that has ever been available to anglers. Fishing electronics are no exception in this drastic increase in available technology. It wasn’t too many years ago...

Pro Slings New Plastics to Tournament Success
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Pro Slings New Plastics to Tournament Success

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Recent exposure via tournament websites, social media, and TV has created a wildfire of interest in a brand-new line of walleye soft plastics from Northland Fishing Tackle. Aptly-named “Eye Candy™,” an extensive team of tournament pros, guides, influencers, and product designers put the paces through countless iterations of shapes and actions to...