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AFTCO Tips on Buying Waterproof Gear
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AFTCO Tips on Buying Waterproof Gear

Some of the best fishing days can go down in the rain, which can be very uncomfortable. You have a “waterproof” jacket to help with that. So why are you still wet after fishing in the rain? All clothing has different grades of water resistance. Here is a quick explanation of some common terms and...

Buck Finds Underwater Bronze with Aqua-Vu
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Buck Finds Underwater Bronze with Aqua-Vu

Crosslake, MN– Curiosity. Professional angler Grae Buck shares more than shares more than this valuable personality trait with the smallmouth bass he loves catching best. Last season, Buck’s engaging, enquiring nature drove him to drop an Aqua-Vu underwater camera into the depths. Like most anglers peering through underwater optics, he relished thoughts of the cool...

Oregon Salmon/Trout Committee Meets Virtually Today
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Oregon Salmon/Trout Committee Meets Virtually Today

SALEM, Ore. — ODFW’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25. The meeting will occur via Zoom meeting and the agenda and registration link are available at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP.  The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the agenda includes review of mini-grant applications, review of a new...

New Species Added to “Catch a Florida Memory” Program
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New Species Added to “Catch a Florida Memory” Program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its saltwater angler recognition program, Catch a Florida Memory will see the addition of two new qualifying Reel Big Fish. Effective March 1, anglers will be able to earn Reel Big Fish recognition for vermilion snapper and saltwater catfish. To qualify for a Reel Big Fish...

Northland Tips on Side-Imaging for Walleyes
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Northland Tips on Side-Imaging for Walleyes

Walleye-anglers are a traditional bunch in-general.  New techniques and technologies are directly compared to known commodities, and rightly so.  There’s no use making things more difficult than they need to be, yet sometimes along the way what’s learned is in and of itself valuable.  I find that to be especially true in the case of...

Mixed Bag on Ice–Idaho’s Ririe Reservoir
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Mixed Bag on Ice–Idaho’s Ririe Reservoir

Ice fishing on Idaho’s Ririe Reservoir has been productive this winter for anglers seeking kokanee and yellow perch, with some anglers catching both species in the same hole!   During the first half of February ice thickness ranged from 9.5 to 11.5 inches depending on where you were fishing.   Glenna Gomez/Idaho Fish and Game...

Boats Destroyed, Damaged in Patoka Lake Marina Fire
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Boats Destroyed, Damaged in Patoka Lake Marina Fire

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fire that damaged or destroyed twenty-two boats at Hoosier Hills Marina located at Patoka Lake. At approximately 8:45 a.m., smoke from a boat in the “A” dock was observed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshalls Office. No injuries were reported. During...

Missouri D.C. Offers Ice Fishing Tips
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Missouri D.C. Offers Ice Fishing Tips

Kansas City, Mo. – Arctic blasts have one benefit, a chance to go ice fishing. But the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds anglers that safety precautions are in order, and anglers will need to adjust tackle and techniques for the best chance for success. Bluegill and crappie are popular catches. It’s not unusual for...

Hobie B.O.S. Kayak Series Visits Watts Bar Lake
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Hobie B.O.S. Kayak Series Visits Watts Bar Lake

OCEANSIDE, Calif.– Kayak fishing competitors heading to the second event of the 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) Anchored by Power-Pole® this weekend had better bring their woolies because cold air is on pace to clash with the competition at Watts Bar Lake in Knoxville, TN. Saturday is expected to top out at 40 degrees...

Joe Bucher: St. Croix Pro Staffer for Over Two Decades
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Joe Bucher: St. Croix Pro Staffer for Over Two Decades

Joe Bucher knows the stuff of which fishing legends are made. The renown multi-species fishing expert from Eagle River, Wisconsin is a National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler who targets everything from panfish, bass, walleye and muskies in freshwater to redfish, snook and sea trout on the salty side. Host of the Fishing...