December 15, 2016
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Team North America Set for Hobie Fishing Worlds 6

By Hobie Fishing The crew of elite anglers representing the US and Canada is a diverse one The North American qualifying spots for the prestigious 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 are filled! Teams USA and Canada are stacked with a diverse crew of anglers from every corner of the continent. Eric Harrison is a […]
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November 14, 2016
Ricky Cole of FRIB demonstrates how the British company’s 9-foot foldable rigid inflatable boat unfolds. (Steve Waters/Staff)

Foldable inflatable a recreational and rescue craft

By Steve Waters | Sun Sentinel As an Arctic Warfare Specialist for the British military, Steve Bruce taught soldiers how to survive in extreme conditions. That experience in saving lives eventually led to Bruce developing a foldable rigid inflatable boat for sailors, cruisers and anglers that performs in emergency situations. […]
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October 27, 2016
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‘Awe and respect’: Cayman youth swim with sharks for documentary

By James Whittaker With around 40 lemon sharks circling the boat, 17-year-old Matteo Pollini admits he felt a flutter of nerves before he jumped in. But by the end of five days of diving in the chummed up waters of Tiger Beach off the Bahamas, the fear was gone. The […]
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October 26, 2016
From left to right David Chouinard announcing, Dr. Lloyd Wruble, Chairman of the Herman Lucerne Memorial; winning Captain Jared Raskob, who guided Frank Delucas the tournament’s grand champion angler to seven species of fish, and trophy artist David Wirth.

With seven species of fish Plantation’s Frank Delucas wins 17th Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament

ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys —  Frank Delucas, Plantation, Fla., a first time participant in the Herman Lucerne tournament but no stranger to Florida Keys backcountry fishing, won the 17th annual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species. The unique competition, which attracted 118 […]
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October 18, 2016

This 100-pound-plus fish lures saltwater fly anglers to the Florida Keys

By Richard Morin | Washington Post “I’ve got a fish at two o’clock. Seventy feet. Coming fast. See him?” Fishing guide Bill Houze spoke with quiet urgency from atop the platform suspended four feet above the stern of the 17-foot skiff. “I see him,” said my friend Mike Traugott, scanning the […]
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July 6, 2016
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The 2016 Flounder Bowl is in the books

By Ken Neill The 2016 Flounder Bowl is in the books. This annual event is hosted by the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association, held at Dare Marina and Yacht Sales, and is only made possible by great sponsor support. Cool, northeast winds made it very pleasant on land for […]
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July 5, 2016
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Audubon’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) Partners with the Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to Promote Sustainable Fisheries

Contact: Katie Smith Office 504-378-2693 Cell 504-278-0542 ksmith@auduboninstitute.org (New Orleans, La.) – Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program, Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Mississippi Commercial Fishermen Union (MSCFU) to increase awareness of sustainable fishing practices that will ultimately result in­ a more robust fishery and […]
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July 1, 2016
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Senators Nelson and Rubio Stand Up for Anglers and Boaters

Newly introduced marine fisheries legislation approved by the Senate Commerce Committee By Mary Jane Williamson | American SportFishing Association Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2016) – The recreational fishing and boating community strongly supported action today by the Senate Commerce Committee to pass the recently introduced S. 3099, The Access for Sportfishing Act […]
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July 1, 2016
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Western Africa’s Missing Fish: The Impacts of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Under-Reporting Catches by Foreign Fleets

By Blair FitzGibbon | MeltWater Press A crack down on illegal fishing by foreign commercial fleets operating in western Africa and investment in the region’s maritime industry could lead to major benefits, including more than 300,000 new jobs, according to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and porCausa, the […]
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June 24, 2016
UWF graduate student Cody Nash takes a catfish fin sample which will be put in vials of nontoxic preservative and taken to the lab for genetic testing.

UWF Professor, Students Monitoring Shark Nursery Habitats

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A crew of University of West Florida graduate students cast and set a gill net off a fishing boat in Pensacola Bay, hoping to catch a shark. “We put it out there, and then we let it sit in the water for about 30 minutes, just to […]
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June 20, 2016
Evan Wheeler boated this huge speckled trout estimated at 8-plus pounds while fishing with Tim String in Mobile Bay.

Mobile Bay Trout Fishing Makes Big Turnaround

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Tim String is a happy camper again. The speckled trout fishing in Mobile Bay and nearby estuaries has been excellent this spring and early summer, which means String’s boat is full of happy campers as well. “From last year to […]
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May 31, 2016
PHOTOS: Jack Tibbs, a lifelong bass fisherman and Mayor of the City of Eufaula, enjoys the lake's return to prominence among the nation's top bass lakes. Tibbs says Eufaula has something to offer for every style of bass fishing from shallow vegetation to deep-water ledge fishing.

Lake Eufaula Rebounds to Former Glory

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Any angler who fished Lake Eufaula during a down cycle in late 2010 and early 2011 will be glad to know the 46,000-acre impoundment on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama has rebounded to its former glory. During that down […]
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May 16, 2016
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It’s A Fishing Mecca At Okeechobee KOA

By Bob Rountree | FloridaRambler.com Driving up the east side of Lake Okeechobee, we passed dozens of run-down fishing camps on U.S. 98 after leaving the serene Dupuis Wildlife Management Area near Port Mayaka. The east side of Lake Okeechobee doesn’t have much to offer except shabby-looking fishing camps along the lake’s rim canal, so it […]
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May 16, 2016
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Bid for Bouncer to be your Captain at Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival

Highest bidder gets legendary captain to fish June 17-19 Keys event enhancing chance of winning $10,000 grand prize ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys, — One of the 15 offshore teams in the inaugural Blazing Mako Bonfire Tournament & Festival, June 17-19, will enhance their chances of winning by bidding on […]
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May 4, 2016
Graduates of Ladies, Let's Go Fishing South Florida University.

Novice Anglers Catch 40 lb. Grouper, Release 300 lb. Hammerhead After Taking South FL “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University April 29 – May 1

News Release By Betty Bauman | “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Women and teens learned, practiced and had a chance to tackle offshore fishing FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 5/3/2016 – Participants came from around the state to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida University April 29 – May […]
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April 29, 2016
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Sailors for the Sea’s Green Boating Guide

By Hilary Kotoun | Sailor for the Sea In honor of Earth Day, Sailors for the Sea is launching their new Green Boating Guide just in time for the spring boat preparation season! Sailors for the Sea partnered with Bonnier Publishing to survey the subscribers of Cruising World and Sailing World to […]
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April 5, 2016
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It’s Better to Count Fish, than Sheep

By JJ Waters On a recent business trip I lay awake for hours in the tiny hotel room as my mind spun wildly with too many thoughts about work, family, money, you name it. The next morning at breakfast, my business associate tried to make some small talk. “So how’d […]
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April 1, 2016
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Torqeedo Sponsors Inaugural Kayak Fishing Championship

Kayak angling is the second fastest-growing outdoor sport, and is now generating competitions on a national level. The inaugural Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship was held March 19–20 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Sponsored by Torqeedo, a long-time advocate of small boat fishing, the winner of the event took […]
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