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Get To The Point Of Structure Fishing
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Get To The Point Of Structure Fishing

If you’ve read any article ever written about bass fishing, you’ve probably seen some iteration of the following sentence: “Bass relate to points, so they are a great location to try presentation x.” By definition, points occur any time the land sticks out into the water, and it’s true, bass do love points. Unfortunately though,...

Blackbird Products Group, LLC. To Attend Western Hunting & Conservation Expo
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Blackbird Products Group, LLC. To Attend Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

Cincinnati, OH – Blackbird Products Group, LLC, veteran-owned parent company of leading outdoor brands such as Mammoth Coolers, American Buffalo Knife & Tool, and Remington licensed coolers, is attending the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo (Hunt Expo) for the 2nd time in Salt Lake City, UT, February 10-13, 2022. The Western Hunting & Conservation Expo,...

4 Fishing Etiquette Tips
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4 Fishing Etiquette Tips

One of the biggest pet peeves for many freshwater anglers is when they are having a good day fishing from a boat in a quiet spot on the lake or river and another angler comes along, pulls up right beside them and starts casting in the same area without asking first. “It happens pretty much...

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor U.S. Coast Guard In New Orleans
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Coast Guard Foundation to Honor U.S. Coast Guard In New Orleans

Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today the Foundation’s first tribute event of the year will take place in New Orleans on March 11. Honoring the members of the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, the event will...

The Great (Splake) Debate
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The Great (Splake) Debate

For many anglers, fish identification is almost like second nature and usually Maine’s fish species are relatively easy to identify, but of course there are a few exceptions. Lately I’ve seen some debate on social media, with folks trying to ID splake and brook trout. It seems every ice fishing season this debate rears its...

Special Seeforellen Brown Trout Stocked
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Special Seeforellen Brown Trout Stocked

As part of the winter trout stocking efforts by the Connecticut Fish and Wildlife, the following lakes each received 40 very large Seeforellen Brown Trout (retiring broodstock) this week. Highland Lake Black Pond, Middlefield Cedar Lake West Hill Pond Crystal Lake East Twin Lake Mashapaug Lake Squantz Pond Beach Pond Long Pond is still on...

2021 Skillful Angler Winners Announced
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2021 Skillful Angler Winners Announced

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Skillful Angler Program. For almost four decades the Division has been recognizing anglers who catch fish of “not quite record” size but large enough to have tested the angler’s skill and be worthy of recognition in each of the freshwater and marine...

What is a tiger trout?
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What is a tiger trout?

Trout anglers might encounter a different species in some of Virginia’s waters, as the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has been raising and stocking tiger trout, a sterile hybrid of a female brown trout and a male brook trout. Tiger trout sport exaggerated vermiculation patterns, resulting in the name, and provide anglers with an excellent...

February Fishing Class Schedule Announced
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February Fishing Class Schedule Announced

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville released its February schedule, which includes both in-person and virtual classes. The education center is managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Each course is led by Wildlife Commission staff or trained volunteers. Most events are free, and a North Carolina fishing license is not required. February...

Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon
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Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon

SALEM, Ore.—Make fishing part of your Presidents’ Day Weekend plans. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20. No fishing/shellfish licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required those two days. Both Oregon residents and nonresidents can...