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Wisconsin Sturgeon Spearing Forecast
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Wisconsin Sturgeon Spearing Forecast

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon spearing season begins Feb. 13 and runs for 16 days, or until any of the pre-determined harvest caps are met. This year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) predicts that harvest caps will be met prior to the 16-day season limit. System-wide harvest caps for the 2021 Winnebago...

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Grand Prairie, TX  Starting this week, Plano and bass fishing legend Kevin VanDam are giving anglers a crash course in catching more, and bigger bass. Anglers across the country can tune in to Plano Fishing’s Facebook page or Kevin’s Facebook page to get tips, tricks, and techniques from Kevin VanDam and other seasoned pros live. And...

Tune in to the Aqua-Vu® Channel!
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Tune in to the Aqua-Vu® Channel!

Crosslake, Minn. – Anyone who thinks ice fishing is about numb toes and staring at a single hole in hardwater hasn’t stepped inside one of the ultramodern, amenity-stacked ice fishing houses. We’re talking mobile luxury campers you can park right on top of your favorite fishing spot. Pour a cold drink, flick on the TV...

$4.3 Million Payout Announced in Johnny Morris BPS U.S. Open
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$4.3 Million Payout Announced in Johnny Morris BPS U.S. Open

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops today announced a new era in the sport of fishing with the introduction of the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships. Noted conservationist and Bass ProShops founder Johnny Morris had a dream to create “the ultimate owner’s appreciation event” while benefitting conservation....

St. Croix Raises the Bar in Rod-Building
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St. Croix Raises the Bar in Rod-Building

Park Falls, WI – Everyone has goals. When we reach them we win, we celebrate, and then we move on. It’s how anyone becomes better.   Some years deliver more wins than others. By most measures, 2020 was dismal, but with enough reflection, anyone can find some bright spots. While the pandemic crippled certain aspects...

NOAA Response to Red Snapper Management Critics
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NOAA Response to Red Snapper Management Critics

Recent data and management improvements in the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper fishery are cause for optimism. New sources of data, such as the Great Red Snapper Count, and longer fishing seasons are providing scientists and managers new insights, and anglers more fishing opportunities. But, the dialogue continues over the management of red snapper...

Mustang Survival Offers Winter Safety Tips
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Mustang Survival Offers Winter Safety Tips

Being dedicated to your safety in, on, and around the water, we reached out to two cold water experts to get the full story on the risks of cold water, and the ways marine-goers can set themselves up for the best chance of survival should the worst-case-scenario unfold. From getting the right kind of PFDs...

AFTCO “Stop Asian Carp” Campaign Underway
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AFTCO “Stop Asian Carp” Campaign Underway

AFTCO kicked off our efforts to battle Asian Carp with a $10,000 donation to Kentucky’s Lyon County Industrial Development Authority. These funds removed an additional 250,000 pounds of carp through commercial fishing subsides. What are Asian Carp? In the 1960s, 4 species of Asian carp were introduced into small ponds around the Midwest as a...

Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake Toho
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Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake Toho

KISSIMMEE, Fla.  – The Toyota Series presented by A.R.E. Southern Division will kick off  its 2021 season with a tournament next week in Kissimmee, Florida, Feb. 4-6, with the Toyota Series presented by A.R.E. at Lake Toho presented by Googan Baits . Hosted by Experience Kissimmee and the Kissimmee Sports Commission, the three-day tournament will...

Getting Back to Business at ICAST 2021
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Getting Back to Business at ICAST 2021

Alexandria, VA – This year marks the 64th consecutive recreational fishing trade show produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) for its members and the recreational fishing industry. ICAST 2021 is scheduled for July 20 – 23, in the North/South building at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. “While the health, safety...