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Better Bassin’ With St. Croix Rods – Part 1
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Better Bassin’ With St. Croix Rods – Part 1

It’s a new year, and if you’ve resolved to take steps to improve your bass-angling success and enjoyment in 2022, you’re reading the right article. We all have our own confidence lures and presentations. But what happens when these go-to techniques fail to produce? Well, you either adapt or go home disappointed. That’s why learning...

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet January 6
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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet January 6

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 6, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Agenda Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Adoption of December 2, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes Approval of January 6, 2022 Agenda Commission...

A New Face Behind The Fishing Wire
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A New Face Behind The Fishing Wire

After more than a decade writing for “The Daily News of the Fishing Industry,” Frank Sargeant moves on from his seat at the helm of The Fishing Wire to pursue new adventures and opportunities and makes way for Fishing Tackle Retailer’s very own Digital Editor, Toby Lapinski. As noted in Frank’s final edition of The Fishing...

Breeding Of Farmed Fish With Wilds Changes Their Life Cycle
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Breeding Of Farmed Fish With Wilds Changes Their Life Cycle

A team of researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and Rådgivende Biologer, has found that interbreeding between farmed salmon and wild salmon is changing the life cycle of the wild salmon. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of scale growth patterns in thousands of salmon...

Lake Okeechobee ‘Shortcut’ Closed For 3 Months
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Lake Okeechobee ‘Shortcut’ Closed For 3 Months

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the temporary closure of some recreational facilities at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in advance of scheduled repairs. The St. Lucie Visitor Center, lock observation decks and the St. Lucie North Recreation Area will be closed effective immediately in preparation for upcoming major maintenance work...

2021 Southern New England Recreational HMS Survey
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2021 Southern New England Recreational HMS Survey

The colored areas in the above map represent the current offshore wind energy areas in southern New England. Contained within and immediately surrounding these lease areas are popular recreational fishing spots for highly migratory fish species (HMS), which include: Tuna (bluefin, yellowfin, albacore/longfin) White marlin Mahi mahi Wahoo Sharks (mako, common thresher, blue, porbeagle, tiger,...

The First Winter-Season Boat Show Of 2022 In The Northeast
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The First Winter-Season Boat Show Of 2022 In The Northeast

Kick off the 2022 winter boat show season in style at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Inc.’s annual Hartford Boat Show! The Hartford Boat Show will feature a wide variety of classic leisure and fishing boats, exciting new models of recreational watercraft, over 150 exhibitors, demonstrations, and activities for the entire family. Presented by the...

Crappie USA Travels to Crescent Lake, Crescent City, FL
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Crappie USA Travels to Crescent Lake, Crescent City, FL

Crappie USA celebrates its 25th Anniversary of providing competitive fishing to crappie anglers in 2021. Anglers will travel from across the country to compete on Crescent Lake, Crescent City, FL for the January 8, 2022 event as part of the CUSA Winter Series. The event is presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s and hosted by Putnam...

St. Martinville, LA Man Cited For Illegally Selling Fish
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St. Martinville, LA Man Cited For Illegally Selling Fish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a subject for alleged fishing and crab violations in Lafayette Parish on Dec. 1. Agents cited Jamiah Nelson, 27, of St.Martinville, for selling crabs and red fish caught recreationally. During the investigation, Nelson admitted to selling crabs he caught recreationally on the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Agents...