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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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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February 1, 2016
Guy Harvey

Things You Should Know About Guy Harvey and Recreational Anglers

1)  Guy grew up fishing in Jamaica and is a lifelong recreational angler.  2) In the past 40 or more years, recreational anglers have been the true marine conservationists. Catch and release practices among recreational anglers is a growing trend, not to mention that anglers have strict regulations they follow. […]
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October 26, 2015
Joshua VanValkenburg | Another! Caught this one on a black and blue jig in a private pond located in Bladen County, N.C., 2014.

Truly Gifted

by Lisa Johnson | MAT Business Education Instructor As a teacher, I love hearing about my student’s aspirations and goals.  When I first met Joshua, the first thing I learned is this young man loves to fish.  However, at that time, I had no clue this young man already possessed a […]
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June 12, 2015
Barotrauma

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Catch & Release

Written by Daryl Carson Originally published in Winter 2015. “We’re not promoting ‘catch and release’ One example of the importance of proper catch and release over ‘keep it and eat it’; we’re just saying that if you are going to release a fish, you should give it the best possible chance of survival.” […]
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March 7, 2012
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Catch & Release Survival Tools

Written by Daryl Carson Some of our favorite catch and release tools right now. AFTCO Tailer This unique gaff trades the traditional hook for a wide loop of springy, stainless steel aircraft cable that slips over the fish’s tail and cinches down with a quick, upward pull of the handle. […]
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March 7, 2012
SURVTools

Catch & Release Survival Tools

Written by Daryl Carson Some of our favorite catch and release tools right now. AFTCO Tailer This unique gaff trades the traditional hook for a wide loop of springy, stainless steel aircraft cable that slips over the fish’s tail and cinches down with a quick, upward pull of the handle. […]
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January 27, 2012
Plate

Catch Me – Release Me – FLA License Plate Approved

The state of Florida has more than 100 specialty license plates – Protect Wild Dolphins (not the Miami football team, although they have a tag, too), Save the Manatees, Support Education, Fish Florida, and so on. One of the most recent additions strikes a happy chord with the Guy Harvey […]
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