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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University
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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 26-27, 2022 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. Perfect for women,...

Brook Trout Stocking to Boost Urban Angling Opportunities
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Brook Trout Stocking to Boost Urban Angling Opportunities

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will provide trout anglers in the greater Sacramento area with an unprecedented fishing opportunity this winter: the chance to catch brook trout from a half-dozen urban and suburban park ponds and lakes that are part of CDFW’s Fishing in the City program. Fishing in the City began...

Acoustic Survey Initiated to Investigate Uncounted Menhaden
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Acoustic Survey Initiated to Investigate Uncounted Menhaden

Despite being one of the largest and most high-profile fisheries on the East Coast, there are still gaps in our understanding of Atlantic menhaden. This is especially true in their northern range, in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. But this winter, a new project will look specifically to count menhaden in these areas, shedding new...

Nominations Open For C.A.S.T. For Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award
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Nominations Open For C.A.S.T. For Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation are accepting nominations for their annual humanitarian award recognizing the important work being done by many anglers to support fragile populations. The C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award will honor one B.A.S.S. member who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving groups such as children with special needs, veterans, abuse survivors or any people...

Strike King and Lew’s Announce Additions to Pro Staff
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Strike King and Lew’s Announce Additions to Pro Staff

Rather Outdoors is pleased to welcome ten members to the Pro Teams of Strike King Lure Company and Lew’s. These ten join the ranks of one of the most accomplished rosters in professional competitive fishing. First, Strike King announces that Major League Fishing pro Brent Chapman will join the team in 2022. The Kansas native...

The Free Ice Fishing Day is Coming
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The Free Ice Fishing Day is Coming

Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day this year is Saturday, January 29, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. “Ice fishing can be a great way to introduce people to how much fun fishing can be,” said Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Christopher Herrick.  “Showing youngsters or adult new anglers how to jig for perch or...

January 2022 Gulf Council Meeting Changed to Virtual Format
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January 2022 Gulf Council Meeting Changed to Virtual Format

Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 and concerns about travel delays, the January 24-27, 2022, meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be completely virtual. To join the virtual meeting, register for the webinar. Public testimony will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 2:15-5:30 PM CST. To provide public testimony,...