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$10,000 Bounty for Record Smallmouth Bass
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$10,000 Bounty for Record Smallmouth Bass

The Elephant Butte, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce has thrown down the gauntlet by offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who beats the existing state record smallmouth bass with a fish caught at Elephant Butte Reservoir between May 1 and September 30, 2022. There are several other caveats, but for the most part the deal...

Dropshot For More Bass
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Dropshot For More Bass

Dropshot fishing for bass is a technique that became very popular when it first hit the fishing scene a couple decades ago. Not only does this finesse technique puts lots of bass in the boat when the bite is good, but it can also be one of the only ones that consistently produces when the...

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FWC Announces Major Contribution for New Pier on Lake Montgomery in Lake City

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and several partners are working together to build a new pier in Campbell Park on Lake Montgomery in Lake City, Columbia County. The new pier will provide recreational opportunities for residents and visitors in the community.  The pier project was made possible by a generous private donation...

Invasive Australian Redclaw Crayfish Present in Texas
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Invasive Australian Redclaw Crayfish Present in Texas

BROWNSVILLE – Researchers from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recently collected invasive Australian Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) at the first known site in Texas. From January–February, three specimens were collected at an apartment complex pond that connects to a nearby resaca in the Brownsville area. An earlier 2013 sighting of a female crayfish...

Lowrance Pro Angler Dustin Connell Wins Major League Fishing Stage Six
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Lowrance Pro Angler Dustin Connell Wins Major League Fishing Stage Six

Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, congratulates Lowrance pro angler Dustin Connell on his victory at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Fox Rent A Car Stage Six Championship on Cayuga Lake in Union Springs, New York, August 6-11, 2022. Equipped with the Ultimate Fishing System, including HDS...

Is Your Pro Team Fishing in the ASA Tournament?
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Is Your Pro Team Fishing in the ASA Tournament?

We’re kicking off Keep America Fishing month with an online fishing tournament that begins on Thursday, September 1 and concludes on Friday, September 30. All are welcome to register. Sign up your team and invite your customers and colleagues to register for the tournament today! Proceeds from the tournament directly support ASA’s Keep America Fishing program. Visit...

How To Catch Shallow Summer Bass
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How To Catch Shallow Summer Bass

Summer is in full swing, and with it, comes the heat. Daytime temperatures can get close to 100 degrees, and water temperatures may get close to or exceed 90. Though many bass head to deeper water in the summer, there are plenty of bass that stay shallow through the heat of summer, and you can...

The Sport Fishing Championship Unveils The Iconic Zane Grey Championship Trophy
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The Sport Fishing Championship Unveils The Iconic Zane Grey Championship Trophy

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The best anglers in sport fishing are now competing for the “Zane Grey Championship Trophy.” Today, the Sport Fishing Championship officially announced its partnership to immortalize the iconic fisherman and accomplished author by naming the championship trophy in his honor. The agreement provides the Sport Fishing Championship exclusive rights to...

Reminder – Pacific Fishery Management Council Requests Nominations for Advisory Body Vacancies
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Reminder – Pacific Fishery Management Council Requests Nominations for Advisory Body Vacancies

The Pacific Council is requesting nominations for remaining vacancies for the 2022-2024 Advisory Body term. To ensure consideration, online nominations should be received no later than 5 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022.  Please review the Advisory Body Vacancy Page for more information and instructions for submitting nomination materials. The Council is scheduled to review nominations...