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CSF Critical of NOAA Fisheries Red Snapper Plans
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CSF Critical of NOAA Fisheries Red Snapper Plans

It was too good to be true. While we thought we had finally turned a corner for recreational anglers to have consistent, stable seasons on the healthiest population of red snapper in our lifetimes, NOAA Fisheries has other plans. The MRIP is the federal data collection tool for recreational harvest of all federally managed species....

Counting the Dead to Account for the Living
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Counting the Dead to Account for the Living

The feel of the wind in your face, the sound of a boat motor roaring down a river, the spray of water, the warm sun on your back and the smell of rotting flesh. This is what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists on the Sacramento River experience when conducting winter-run Chinook salmon carcass...

Coho Salmon Return to NE Oregon River in Record Numbers
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Coho Salmon Return to NE Oregon River in Record Numbers

Coho salmon are returning to northeast Oregon’s Lostine River in record numbers almost five decades after they disappeared from the same basin. Once again the coho are supporting tribal harvest and a new Oregon recreational fishery. More than 5,000 adult coho have passed Bonneville Dam on their way to the Lostine this fall. This is...

Gearing Up for Spring Crappie Action
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Gearing Up for Spring Crappie Action

Early season panfish bites are a rite of spring, happening throughout the country as reliably as budding lilacs, morels pushing and gobbling turkeys. Crappies and bluegills both work their way from mid-winter depths to staging areas, then eventually into shallow cover and structure to spawn. Even perch have a part in the conversation, especially in...

Plano® Gives Captain Jay Withers an EDGE™
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Plano® Gives Captain Jay Withers an EDGE™

Grand Prairie, TX    Captain Jay Withers has spent more than a decade guiding anglers, helping them enjoy Southwest Florida’s vast aquatic bounty. He has helped teach seasoned veterans and newcomers alike valuable tips and techniques as host of the GuideLines fishing show. He relies on Plano® to give him the EDGE™ he needs to...

Sharkbanz Teams with Frontier, Rogers Sports
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Sharkbanz Teams with Frontier, Rogers Sports

KEY WEST, FL  – Sharkbanz, the world leader in shark-deterrent technology, has signed with two top-tier sales agencies, ensuring solid representation and a serious sales push from the Texas Gulf coast to Virginia Beach for their recently released Sharkbanz Zeppelin – the world’s first and only shark-deterrent fishing tackle. Frontier Sales & Marketing Group will...

Bass Fishing: California Dreamin’ for Giant Largemouths
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Bass Fishing: California Dreamin’ for Giant Largemouths

Good morning Pacific Coast! Temperatures should be in the upper 70s this week with lows in the 60s. Do you know what time it is?   Dang right: It’s monster bass time, and that means California dreams of double-digit largemouths are about to become reality. With waters warming quickly now, the big girls are sliding...

Throw the Best Balsa: Northland Rumble Shiner
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Throw the Best Balsa: Northland Rumble Shiner

Bemidji, MN  – Anglers are in for a treat this season with the release of Northland® Fishing Tackle’s new Rumble Shiner. Based on an original design by Ugly Duckling Lures’ creator, Aleksandar Veselinovic, and refined by Jarmo Rapala, this premium minnow-style hard bait should be a big hit with just about any freshwater predator species....

Plano Z Series Covers the Waterfront in Tackle Storage
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Plano Z Series Covers the Waterfront in Tackle Storage

Grand Prairie, TX  The Plano® Z-Series line features zipperless bags that eliminate the frustrating failures that are common with many traditional zipper bags. Each bag is designed to give you unobstructed, worry-free access to your gear and durable, water-resistant protection. You will never miss a bite fumbling with leaking or stuck zippers. The Z-Series is...