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Bryan Thrift Goes Next Level with Baitfuel Fish Attractant
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Bryan Thrift Goes Next Level with Baitfuel Fish Attractant

Ocean Springs, Mississippi – American Baitworks is excited to announce the addition of Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour angler Bryan Thrift to our pro fishing team, supporting the company’s all-new BaitFuel Fish Attractant launching in Spring 2022. Thrift joins American Baitworks Pro’s Cliff Crochet (MLF), Greg Vinson (MLF), JT Kenney (MLF), Jeremy Lawyer (MLF),...

Caleb Kuphall Joins St. Croix Pro Team
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Caleb Kuphall Joins St. Croix Pro Team

PARK FALLS, WISC. – Wisconsin-based tournament angler, Caleb Kuphall, has earned ample acclaim over the past three years. Of the 23 Bassmaster events the Mukwonago, Wisconsin angler has entered, he’s had four top 10s and finished in the money 22 times. He spent just one season fishing the Bassmaster Opens in 2019, winning the 2019...

Record Speckled Trout Caught
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Record Speckled Trout Caught

On February 9, Todd Spangler of Merritt, North Carolina, bested the state’s 61-year-old record for speckled trout. He landed the 12-pound, 8-ounce fish  while fishing by the mouth of the Neuse River. The fish was weighed-in at Neuse River Bait & Tackle.

Praise For Legislation to Facilitate Abandoned Mine Cleanups
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Praise For Legislation to Facilitate Abandoned Mine Cleanups

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan bill that would help address the chronic problem of pollution leaking from abandoned hardrock mines was introduced today in the U.S. Senate. Lead bill sponsors Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator James Risch (R-ID) were joined by Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Crapo...

FWC’s Trophy Catch Season 10 Boat Wrap Reveal
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FWC’s Trophy Catch Season 10 Boat Wrap Reveal

You have spoken! Thanks to everyone who participated in the WrapThis! survey to pick the design for the wrap on the Phoenix Boats Season 10 bass boat. CLICK HERE to watch the big reveal for which design was voted most popular. Also make sure you are REGISTERED at TrophyCatch.com for your chance to land this...

Introducing Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Youth Ambassador
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Introducing Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Youth Ambassador

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) is excited to welcome our newest Youth Ambassador, Michael Jacolow, from Tampa, Florida. Michael is a young angler passionate about the conservation of natural resources. Growing up on the water, Michael has come to truly appreciate and value the ocean— especially the flats, reefs and local beaches in Boca Grande...

New Regulations Approved in Oklahoma
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New Regulations Approved in Oklahoma

Liberalizing the harvest of smaller black bass, and shortening quail hunting season on public lands in western Oklahoma for nonresident hunters, are among new regulations approved Monday during the regular monthly meeting of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. After considering feedback on the proposed rule changes, collected during the official public comment period, Commissioners approved all the suggested regulation changes put forth by the Department’s Fisheries and Wildlife Division this year, with one notable modification. A proposal...

Spring 2022 Steelhead Bag Limits Reduced
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Spring 2022 Steelhead Bag Limits Reduced

Steelhead anglers are reminded that steelhead bag limits have been reduced for the 2022 spring season, but the reductions are not reflected in the new, 2022-24 Idaho Fishing Seasons and Rules booklet. Fish and Game commissioners set the default steelhead seasons and bag limits for the next three years, which are reflected in the new rules booklet,...

Falcon Rods Signs On As New Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Sponsor
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Falcon Rods Signs On As New Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Sponsor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Falcon Rods, which has designed and built specialty rods since 1990, will serve as the title sponsor for the hotly contested Bassmaster Rookie of the Year award. “We’re excited that Falcon Rods has decided to encourage and reward up-and-coming anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Series by sponsoring Rookie of the Year,” said...

Basking Shark Findings Blow Assumptions Out of the Water
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Basking Shark Findings Blow Assumptions Out of the Water

If basking sharks were like Canadians, their migration habits might be easily explained: head south to avoid winter’s chill, and north again to enjoy summer’s warmth. It turns out basking sharks are a more complex puzzle, Western biology professor Paul Mensink and his colleagues discovered while examining the seasonal movements of the enormous fish. Mensink and fellow...