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New Politics of Fish Episode
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New Politics of Fish Episode

On the newest episode of The Politics of Fish podcast, host Mike Leonard provides an update on federal legislative activity, highlighting two recently introduced bills: The Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act and the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act. After the update, Leonard talks with ASA Southeast Fisheries Policy Director, Martha Guyas, about South...

ST. CROIX ROD: Time to Triumph
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ST. CROIX ROD: Time to Triumph

PARK FALLS, WI – Casting for Recovery (CfR) exists to help bring emotional and physical healing to women in all phases of their personal battles with breast cancer. Since 1996, the not-for-profit organization has planned and executed over 800 retreats serving more than 11,000 women from all walks of life. The medicine? Fishing. For women...

Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Celebrates Achievement During National Conference
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Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Celebrates Achievement During National Conference

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) welcomed more than 125 media, corporate, conservation, and tourism members to its annual conference September 18 to 22 in Branson, Missouri. The conference celebrated another year of achievement and continued growth for one of the nation’s oldest and most established outdoors communications organizations. AGLOW was founded in...

Last Week’s Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Saw Buyers, Sales
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Last Week’s Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Saw Buyers, Sales

The 2022 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, presented by Discover Boating, which ran last weekend, Sept. 22-25, closed out NMMA’s 2022 boat show lineup, attracting nearly 10,000 visitors. While weather impacted boat show attendance throughout the weekend, several exhibitors reported an uptick in sales year over year with many walking away with new prospects. “While a...

Johnson Outdoors Announces Cash Dividend Increase
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Johnson Outdoors Announces Cash Dividend Increase

RACINE, Wis., – Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, today announced approval by its Board of Directors of an increased quarterly cash dividend. Class A shareholders will now receive a $0.31 dividend per share and Class B shareholders a $0.2818 dividend per share. “Johnson Outdoors’ balance...

Urge Congress to Support the Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act
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Urge Congress to Support the Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act

ASA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Mike Leonard, has your September video update. This Month, Mike discusses the Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act – a great new bill with bipartisan support that will get more kids out fishing on the coasts and the Great Lakes. Want to dive deeper into the issues? Visit Keep America Fishing for more...

The History of the ChatterBait
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The History of the ChatterBait

“If at first the new idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” claimed some chap named Einstein. Or, to paraphrase the dude who founded Amazon: Endeavoring to create something truly new implies a willingness to be misunderstood. Maybe automobile inventor Henry Ford said it best: “If I had asked the public...

Bass Fishing HOF Banquet & Online Auction
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Bass Fishing HOF Banquet & Online Auction

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –  ‘Celebrate Bass Fishing Week’ kicks off on Monday, Oct. 3 with the start of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s annual online auction all leading up to induction of the 2022 class at the Hall’s annual plaque unveiling ceremony and dinner gala at the Wonders of Wildlife  Museum & Aquarium on Oct....

Anglers Inn International Opens for 2022-2023 Season
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Anglers Inn International Opens for 2022-2023 Season

GAINESVILLE, FL – Anglers Inn International, with popular 5-star fishing destinations in Mexico and Brazil, announces the opening of their 2022-2023 season at Lake El Salto and Lake Picachos. Billy Chapman, owner and founder of Anglers Inn, made the announcement reporting that lake levels in both lakes are ideal for a great autumn start. Anglers...

DEEP Balloon Challenge Aims to Clean Up Waterways
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DEEP Balloon Challenge Aims to Clean Up Waterways

Balloons at a birthday party are super fun, especially the helium-filled Mylar kind. You can see them every weekend in countless backyards, city parks and neighborhood swimming pools proclaiming, “I’m 5!” or “Over the Hill …” and the images are undoubtedly celebratory and congenial. But after the cake is gone and real-life routines resume, those same...