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AFFTA Industry Award Winners and Best of Show Winners
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AFFTA Industry Award Winners and Best of Show Winners

BOZEMAN, Montana – AFFTA (American Fly-Fishing Trade Association) is proud to announce our Industry Award Winners and Best of Show Winners for the 2022 IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show. In three heartfelt speeches, AFFTA’s Industry Award winners graciously accepted their well deserved achievement honors. Diane Bristol of Simms Fishing products was awarded the Lefty...

Fishing Programs at Pequest Trout Hatchery
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Fishing Programs at Pequest Trout Hatchery

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is excited to announce our FREE fishing programs for 2022. Family Fishing Programs Senior Fishing Rodeos Intro to Fishing Programs for Women Intro to Fishing Programs (for EVERYONE) Click HERE for more information and to register. Want to bring a group to Pequest? Group program requests are now...

Regulations Issued for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing
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Regulations Issued for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that recreational striped bass regulations for the 2022 Chesapeake Bay summer-fall season will remain the same as last year. All areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, except the Potomac River, will be closed to striped bass targeting from April 1 to May 1. The 2022 summer-fall season in most areas...

Boating Infrastructure to See Improvements Through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Grant Funding Program
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Boating Infrastructure to See Improvements Through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Grant Funding Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week the agency’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program will provide more than $18 million in grant funding for 20 states to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other boating facilities for outdoor recreation. This announcement comes as Americans across the nation continue to discover the great outdoors...

Kansas Fisheries Staff Allay Fears With 25-lake Study on Largemouth Bass Virus
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Kansas Fisheries Staff Allay Fears With 25-lake Study on Largemouth Bass Virus

EMPORIA – Though it’s been 15 years since Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV) was first identified in a Kansas lake, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Fisheries Division staff remain committed to fully understanding the effects of this disease on one of Kansas’ most popular sportfish. Beginning in 2018, Fisheries staff from KDWP’s Research and...

Gold Rush Returns for Fifth Year
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Gold Rush Returns for Fifth Year

ELKINS, WV — Announced by Gov. Jim Justice earlier this month, the fishing event of the year in West Virginia is officially underway. The West Virginia Gold Rush has returned for its fifth year and includes 12 days of special golden rainbow trout stockings in 69 lakes and streams around the state. ”It’s a great time to be...

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Scheduled to Meet April 7
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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Scheduled to Meet April 7

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 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 March 3, 2022 Commission Meeting Minutes Approval of April 7, 2022 Agenda Commission...

Walker’s Cay wins Waypoint TV’s Fishing Bracket
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Walker’s Cay wins Waypoint TV’s Fishing Bracket

Austin, TX – Waypoint TV, The world’s leading entertainment destination for hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure programming is proud to announce Walker’s Cay as the winner of the 2022 Series Showdown Fishing Series Bracket. Waypoint TV’s annual March Madness-style bracket contest pitted top shows against each other through fan voting. The 3rd Annual Series Showdown...

G. Loomis Expands Powerful IMX-PRO BLUE Lineup
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G. Loomis Expands Powerful IMX-PRO BLUE Lineup

Anglers casting topwater spooks into bluefish blitzes, live-lining mullet on a circle hook for tarpon or sinking crabs to the rock piles for bulldog blackfish or red drum demand battle-tested gear to connect with success. The G. Loomis IMX-PRO BLUE lineup has the grit and character needed to prevail in unforgiving coastal fisheries, and is...