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  • Conflict Over Spying Led White House to Brink

    09/14/2008 7:49:44 PM PDT · by An American! · 22 replies · 299+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2008 | Barton Gellman
    This is the first of two stories adapted from "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency," to be published Tuesday by Penguin Press. EXCERPT: "The United States was at war with al-Qaeda, intelligence-gathering is inherent in war, and the Constitution appoints the president commander in chief. But they had not been asked to give their own written assessments of the legality of domestic espionage. They based their answer in part on the attorney general's certification of the "form and legality" of the president's orders. Yet neither man had been allowed to see the program's codeword-classified legal analyses [5], which were prepared by...
  • Drunken Angler Pulls a Gun on Family Trying to Protect his Spot

    08/30/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/30/2016 | J Males
    Drunken Angler Pulls a gun on Family trying to fish ‘His Spot’ While his undersized fish was being taken away by the DNR, this drunken angler was being taken away in the back of the patrol car. The Michigan State Police had their hands full last Thursday when they received an unusual call. It seems that a family of four had been fishing a stretch of water on the backwaters of the Hodenpyl Dam when a drunken angler pulled a gun, pointed it at the group, and fired. The trigger happy angler turned out to be 54-year-old, Thomas Mast. It...
  • The Barracuda Question

    03/29/2016 6:41:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/29/2016 | S Carson
    While catches of exotics are on the rise, these Toothy Fish have been mysteriously absent. Could they return?The last couple of years have seen unprecedented action for California saltwater anglers due to a strong El Niño. Highly desirable pelagics like yellowtail and tuna, along with true exotics like wahoo and blue marlin, have been dominating the headlines and anglers' attention. Over the past 50 years, barracuda catches have fluctuated up and down considerably, as has the species' popularity. In non-El Niño years, the barracuda would start to show up in San Diego waters in early April. They continued to move...
  • Angler's 405-pound yellowfin tuna is heaviest on record (hughest, most series all-tackle catch ever)

    12/06/2010 8:05:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    GrindTV ^ | 12/6/10 | Pete Thomas
    There was spirited celebration on the San Diego waterfront Monday morning after the vessel Vagabond returned from a long-range fishing trip into Mexican waters and offloaded the heaviest yellowfin tuna ever caught by an angler. The behemoth, landed by Mike Livingston of Sunland, Calif., weighed 405.2 pounds; it's girth was 61 inches and it measured nearly 86 inches from nose to tail. The catch, made on 100-pound-test line after nearly a three-hour fight, will be submitted to the International Game Fish Assn. for approval as an all-tackle world record. Capt. Mike Lackey said IGFA rules were followed so the catch...
  • Richard (Dick) Cheney: America’s 1st Helmsmen “We Don’t Want To Leave Anyone On The Battlefield”

    08/16/2009 9:25:00 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 10 replies · 1,154+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | August 16, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    Cheney — code-named Angler by the Secret Service — is a lot like fishing in dark water; there’s a lot going on underneath, but you’d never know it from staring at the surface… “I think it’s fair to argue,” said Cheney, “that we’re not going to have the same safeguards we’ve had for the last eight years.” ... It’s a good thing we had Dick Cheney in the Vice President’s office in the days following the 9/11 attacks. Cheney was the right man at the right time in history and was instrumental in launching the counter-attack against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan...
  • 11-yr old schoolgirl angler nets record catch that's twice her size and weighs 196 lbs

    07/16/2009 6:54:54 AM PDT · by rawhide · 21 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 16th July 2009 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    There should only have been one winner. On the riverbank was Jessica Wanstall, 4ft 10in tall weighing less than six stone (84lb) and something of a tiddler among anglers. In the river was a monster, a near 9ft catfish that hit the scales at a record 13st 8lb (193lb). But despite its size and whiskery age, the fish was no match for the skills of 11-year-old Jessica who waged a 20-minute battle to land her prize Jessica, from Sittingbourne, Kent, hooked the fish during a trip with her father to the Ebro River in North-East Spain. She said: ‘I didn’t...
  • Irish Angler Uses Magna Carta On Landowner

    04/13/2007 6:21:15 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-14-2007 | Tom Peterkin
    Irish angler uses Magna Carta on landowner By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent Last Updated: 1:47am BST 14/04/2007 The Duke of Devonshire's ownership of Ireland's most prolific salmon river is to be challenged by an angler in a landmark court case that evokes the historic tensions between the English aristocracy and the Irish. Michael O'Shea will cite the 1215 Magna Carta signed by King John to argue that he has the right to fish the Blackwater as he attempts to overturn a poaching conviction. His case will question the Devonshires' entitlement to the river, which is on the border of Co...
  • Angler speared by a giant fish

    08/08/2006 8:41:13 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 8 replies · 436+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4th August 2006 | Unattributed
    When he saw a companion on his boat hook a giant fish during a sea angling contest, Ian Card was delighted. Next second, the scene of triumph turned to horror - as the 14ft blue marlin leapt out of the water across the vessel and speared Mr Card through the chest with its spiked bill. The impact of the 800lb fish knocked him overboard into the Atlantic off Bermuda. Then, with a thrash of its tail and with the 32-year-old still impaled and bleeding profusely, it dragged him underwater. Terribly injured, he somehow stayed conscious as he struggled to pull...
  • I am not being a successful angler, BECAUSE,GLOBAL WARMING

    08/04/2006 6:11:50 PM PDT · by girlangler · 15 replies · 606+ views
    Target Global Warming ^ | 8/4/2006 | news release
    Heat Waves Follow Hottest Six Months on Record With record-breaking heat around the country, fish--and the people that love to catch them--are suffering. Not only is the fun of sitting out in the summer sun on a boat, on the shore or standing in a river beginning to lose some of its appeal, but these high temperatures are also stressing out fish, prompting midday fishing bans (in Montana), bass that won't bite (in Florida), and potentially later and smaller salmon runs (in Oregon and Washington). This summer's heat is coming on the heels of an announcement in July from the...
  • Governor Angers Fishermen (CA)

    06/06/2005 9:15:48 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 11 replies · 357+ views
    The California High School Conservative ^ | June 6, 2005 | Conservative Schooler
    OK, I don't have a story to go with this, but I'll try to paraphrase from the report I heard on KTKZ today: As you probably know, every angler in the State of California is supposed to buy a fishing license of about $30 annually to fish in the state. This money is supposed to go to make improvements in the fisheries. However, in recent years the money has instead been dumped into the General Fund to be spent on everything from education to transportation. The Department of Fish and Game asked the Schwarzenegger administration to give the money back...