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  • 'Fly fishing the islands' once again has two meanings

    08/30/2011 7:48:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    nola.com ^ | 28 Aug 2011 | Bob Marshall
    So the offer from Theophile Bourgeois was this: How'd you like to go fish Breton and Gosier islands Monday morning? My answer was: Not sure I've got the time Monday. Have an interview I can't miss (with an MRI machine). It's a two-hour drive to Venice, then a 45-minute boat ride. That means if we fish an hour or two, the round trip would total about eight hours. How about another day? That's when Bourgeois, owner/operator of Lafitte's Bourgeois Charters, went a little crazy -- which is a real warning for a guy who's already casting with a half-empty spool....
  • Walmart Heirs Fund Anti-Fishing Activists

    08/24/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Nationaal Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 24, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Recently NLPC reported that Walmart’s top “sustainability” adviser, who provided significant help in getting the company’s “Green” credibility with environmentalist groups in gear, was Jib Ellison – a former wilderness expeditionist and river guide, and author of a guide on whitewater rafting. The story of his relationship with Walmart, which began with the introduction of Ellison by Rob Walton (son of founder Sam) to former company CEO Lee Scott, is documented in the new book Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Walmart’s Green Revolution by Edward Humes.The passion for environmental concerns (which has also included foolish corporate support for...
  • Woman lands enormous halibut (335.7 pounds) on first-ever fishing trip

    08/16/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | 8/16/11 | Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
    Annette Gutierrez embarked on her first-ever fishing trip recently out of Valdez, Alaska, and returned with a monstrous Pacific halibut weighing 335.7 pounds and measuring 88 inches from mouth to tail -- or nearly two feet taller than the 5-foot-6 angler. Chalk it up to beginner's luck, or Lady Luck, but Gutierrez, a New Mexico resident who works seasonally in Alaska, has joined the elite few to have landed a "barn door" halibut topping 300 pounds. "It was insane to get such a very big fish my first time," said Gutierrez, in an interview last week with the Fairbanks Daily...
  • Crony Capitalism Comes to the Fishing Industry

    02/11/2011 8:18:25 PM PST · by Vob · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2011 | Mike Johnson
    Michael Milken evokes thoughts of financial wisdom at a level far beyond that of an unsophisticated fishing industry essayist like me. So, when one of the sessions at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2009 is titled "Innovative Funding for Sustainable Fisheries and Oceans," I take notice. The panel for the fisheries session was moderated by Larry Bond, a consultant for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the speakers were David Crane, David Festa, Jerry Schubel, and Jason Winship. Two members from EDF and none from the fishing industry, oh, well. The audio of the session is fascinating, particularly that of...
  • Sheriff: 4-Year-Old Shot in Head While Fishing With Dad

    07/24/2011 5:14:51 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 2+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 6-24-11
    A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said. Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne. Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy's mother told her the boy was...
  • ‘Beginning of the end for small fishermen’

    07/05/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 3, 2011 | Jessica Fargen
    Captains issue S.O.S., claiming new rules meant to save the fish are killing their way of life. With the height of the New England fishing season getting under way this week, small family fishermen say controversial new rules are destroying their livelihood — forcing them to sell their boats and instead search for work as laborers on larger vessels. “It’s a death knell. It’s the beginning of the end for small fishermen,” said Rhode Island fisherman Joel Hovanesian, 54, who recently sold his boat. Plymouth fisherman Stephen Welch, 50, a father of two, said: “We’re in a crisis right now.”...
  • 1 dead, 8 missing after fishing boat capsizes off Mexico

    07/05/2011 1:43:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2011 | Robert J. Lopez and David Zahniser, Los Angeles
    One person was reported dead and eight others were missing Monday after a fishing boat carrying 27 U.S. tourists and 17 Mexican crew members capsized in rough seas in the Gulf of California, officials said. The tourists, most of them from California, were aboard the charter vessel Erik when a storm suddenly struck about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, hurling people into the water off San Luis Island, about 60 miles south of the Baja California port of San Felipe, the Mexican navy said. "The weather was calm, and then a strong wind came," said Dora Winkler, a spokeswoman with the Port...
  • Joel Hovanesian: Government out to destroy local fishermen

    07/03/2011 3:45:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | January 6, 2008 | Joel Hovanesian
    As a lifelong commercial fisherman from Rhode Island who is involved with the regulatory process, I have one simple question to ask: Just what are we trying to accomplish with fish quotas? Federally, the science that drives the stock assessments and sets the quotas is so bad that industry has taken it upon itself to provide a better snapshot of many stocks of concern. Predictably, the picture is not nearly as dire as our federal scientists would lead us to believe. Recently, a side-by-side comparison was done, using the new multi-gazillion-dollar research vessel paid for with your tax dollars and...
  • Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Fish Hatcheries and State Economies

    07/01/2011 2:08:04 PM PDT · by girlangler · 34 replies
    The Fishing Wire ^ | 6/6/11 | Etta Pettijohn
    Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Fish Hatcheries and State Economies Proposed budget decreases at nine federal fish hatcheries could have a devastating effect on already fragile economies in states where these facilities are located. State fisheries managers in affected areas are asking anglers to contact their U.S. congressmen/women immediately to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reconsider shutting down mitigation stocking. The President's FY 2012 Budget calls for a reduction of $6.3 million to the USFWS fish hatchery mitigation operations, while its overall funding would be increased by almost $48 million. Mitigation activities will be cut or ended unless full...
  • Wittman's bill aims to reel in NOAA

    06/30/2011 8:15:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    fredricksburg.com ^ | 30 June 2011 | Ken Perrotte
    ABRUPT CLOSURES of popular ocean fisheries in recent years by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Service, some based on allegedly sketchy data, raised the ire of many anglers and conservation groups. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District representative in Congress, has crafted a widely endorsed bill that requires catch limits to be set based on sound science. Wittman's Fishery Science Improvement Act, House Resolution 2304, was first briefed to legislators June 14. Now filed and assigned to the Committee on Natural Resources, the bill has 17 co-sponsors in Congress and is endorsed by the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus as...
  • W.Va. Offers Free Fishing This Weekend

    06/07/2011 12:40:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    No license is required. SOUTH CHARLESTON -- National Fishing and Boating Week runs from June 4 -12 and as part of it, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is offering its 21st annual Free Fishing Weekend. The weekend is June 11-12 and allows both state residents and out-of-state residents to fish in West Virginia without a license. “It is a great opportunity to remind people of the fun of fishing, especially with family and friends. If you already have a license, take someone fishing. It may be your children, spouse, or co-worker and introduce them to a lifetime of...
  • Palin sounds like candidate in return to New Hampshire

    06/03/2011 3:02:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ibtimes.com ^ | June 3, 2011
    Palin sounds like candidate in return to New Hampshire Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin swept into New Hampshire on Thursday sounding like a candidate, but stayed mum on her plans for the 2012 presidential election and beyond.The 2008 vice presidential candidate and conservative star took her "One Nation" bus north from Boston to the seaside town of Seabrook, New Hampshire.It was the first visit to the key early primary state since Palin's failed run for the White House with John McCain."I want people to focus on my record," Palin told reporters outside the small blue house where a few dozen...
  • Heavy rains turn Ann Arbor soccer field into carp fishing hole

    05/28/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    AnnArbor.com ^ | 27 May 2011 | Angela Cesere
    Paul Christensen cast his line deftly into the water. Seconds later, the line went taut and he went to work to reel in his catch. The outcome was never in doubt, but the fish was not giving up without a fight. After a couple of minutes, Christensen showed off his catch, a carp of about 5 pounds (more like 3 pounds), hooked on the soccer field at Fuller Park in Ann Arbor Friday. That’s right, a soccer field. “It’s sort of a making lemonade out of lemons situation,” said Dirk Fischbach of Saline, who came out with Christensen Friday to...
  • Fly-fishing for trout on a mountian lake - He fed the eagle!!

    05/20/2011 9:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 19 May 2011 | JCVdude
    Right after ice off on the lakes many insects start hatching and this is a perfect time for fly-fishing. Rainbow or 'Kamloops' trout is the fish of choice on the small lakes and a day on one of these lakes whether you catch fish or not is one of life's most relaxing moment. I've seen deer and moose while fishing and ospreys have dived within a few meters, loons come close looking for a hand out and this time we filmed a fishermen giving his catch to a bald eagle.
  • Long Arm of the Law Penalizes Texans Who Nab Catfish by Hand

    05/16/2011 7:54:28 PM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 May 2011 | ANA CAMPOY
    State Noodles With Decriminalizing Fish-Grabbing; Watch Out for the Tail Brady Knowlton believes it's his inalienable right as a Texan to shove his bare hand into the mouth of a 60-pound catfish and yank it out of a river. But wrestling a flapping, whiskered giant as it latches onto your arm with its jaws isn't among Texas's accepted methods of capturing fish. It is, rather, a class C misdemeanor, with fines of up to $500. So Mr. Knowlton, a 30-year-old-private citizen, oilman and outdoor enthusiast here, is pushing a bill in the state Legislature to legalize hand fishing, also known...
  • Federal agency approves sea lion removal at dam

    05/16/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | May 13, 2011
    Oregon and Washington have been given permission to resume removing or killing California sea lions at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, a federal agency said Friday. The decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came about six months after a federal appeals court struck down a similar permit aimed at reducing the number of threatened or endangered salmon eaten by the hungry marine mammals. ... the California sea lion population is healthy, estimated at 238,000, while wild Columbia River spring chinook salmon are listed as endangered. ... NOAA Regional Director William Stelle said new data suggest sea lions...
  • Poor Distraught Fishermen Are Attempting Suicide After One Year of Obama Job-Killing Regulations

    05/10/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 37 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 5/10/11 | Jim Hoft
    East Coast fishermen say the new Obama job-killing regulations are killing the industry. Poor distraught fishermen are attempting suicide. WMUR reported: Fishermen on New Hampshire’s Seacoast are warning that new fishing regulations could destroy their industry and have already caused them severe emotional stress. The U.S. Department of Commerce has sent a team to Seabrook to look at the effects of the new regulations. “If they don’t do something to modify the fishing regulations, we won’t have a fishing industry on the Seacoast, is what it boils down to,” said Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch. Many in the fishing industry...
  • B.C.'s sockeye salmon may not survive climate warming: Study

    03/31/2011 10:48:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    theprovince.com ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Margaret Munro
    VANCOUVER — Canadian "superfish" are making an international splash this week. A prime specimen has landed on the cover of one of the world's most influential scientific journals, along with a study showing some of British Columbia's fabled sockeye salmon may not survive climate warming. Peak summer water temperatures in the Fraser River are already "near lethal" for some sockeye populations, says biologist Erika Eliason, lead author of the study that is sure to raise eyebrows at the ongoing federal judicial inquiry into the troubled Fraser River fishery. The salmon are so finely tuned to their environment they appear to...
  • Butler Co. (Ohio) Church To Give Away Cash On Easter

    03/22/2011 4:47:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    WLWT.com ^ | Mar 22, 2011 | WLWT
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- A Butler County church that gave away $1,000 to fill more pews last Easter Sunday says it will do it again this year and on future Easters. Lindenwald Baptist Church in Fairfield draws names to award $500 each to a member of the congregation and a guest. Like WLWT on Facebook: Pastor Randy Moore said the church had hoped for 1,000 worshippers last year, when it made the offer for the first time. It packed in 1,140 – more than double the usual Sunday attendance of around 500. "There were more visitors last year than we had...
  • Randy’s Rule on Fishing with Your Children: It’s not about the fish.

    03/07/2011 2:00:41 PM PST · by RGrizzle · 12 replies
    I've Been There Ministries Blog ^ | 3/7/2011 | Randy Grizzle
    You would think I could remember this. After all, it’s my rule. That’s why it’s called, “Randy’s Rule”. However, its importance never hits its mark until after I’ve become frustrated beyond measure. My most recent fishing expedition was no different. “Heston, stop that!” “Emma, will you just please stop casting long enough for me to untangle the other 3 lines?” “Payden, please do not cast so close to your sister’s ear!” I lost my chance to catch something because of tangles in trees and attention spans shorter than my own fuse. I lost my cool. Ultimately, I lost sight of...
  • Scientists' amazing California discovery includes fishing tackle 12,000 years old

    03/06/2011 6:20:20 PM PST · by americanophile · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Grind TV ^ | March 6, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    People are discovering antique fishing tackle all the time, in closets and at garage sales, but none of that compares to discoveries made recently by archaeologists at two of the Channel Islands off Southern California. Looking for signs of ancient human settlement, they unearthed meticulously-crafted spearheads and other tools (see photo at right) that date back 12,000 years and provide insight into the lives of a seafaring culture that obtained bounty from the ocean. The astonishing discoveries, at three sites on Santa Rosa and San Miguel islands west of Santa Barbara, strongly support the theory that during an era when...
  • Hot shot: Meet Regis, 19-year-old big game huntress who's America's deadliest teen

    03/03/2011 10:37:35 PM PST · by george76 · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd March 2011 | Jeff Maysh
    She's studying at a college in Florida, and like any typical American teenager she loves shopping and hanging out with her friends. But at weekends she is one of the deadliest shots in the brush. Regis Giles, 19, is one of America's hottest hunters - and she's taking the big game world by storm. She's killed buffalo, wild boar, deer and a bear in her hunting career, which began when she was aged just nine. And she's already drawing parallels to Sarah Palin, America's most famous gun-toting wilderness-loving woman. Miss Giles is a lifetime member of the NRA. She was...
  • NOAA Begins National Survey of the Economic Contributions of Saltwater Angling

    02/28/2011 7:09:09 AM PST · by capecodder · 25 replies
    NOAA\ U.S. Department of Commerce ^ | February 22, 2011 | Press Release
    "...NOAA and its state partners will ask anglers how long their fishing trips last and how much they spend on bait, boat fuel, ice, charter fees and other expenses. Anglers will also be asked to participate in a follow-up survey that will ask them to estimate what they spend on durable goods such as boats and fishing tackle used for saltwater angling for the previous 12 months. Those who participate in both parts of the survey will help NOAA produce accurate economic information."
  • Record-Crushing 327-Pound 'Dinosaur Fish' Caught ( In the Mississippi River )

    02/22/2011 9:01:49 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 21, 2011
    A frame from a video of the 327-pound alligator gar recently caught in Vicksburg, Mississippi. What a Valentine's Day catch!  Looking for all the world like the cross between an alligator, a fish and dinosaur, the alligator gar is the largest freshwater fish in America. And with two rows of teeth, the predatory fish is also terrifying. So you can imagine his surprise when Kenny Williams, from Vicksburgh, Miss., stumbled across what is being called the largest one ever caught on February 14. The tremendous fish measured 8 feet, 5 inches long, weighed 327 pounds, and was 48 inches around,...
  • In Md., felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

    02/20/2011 2:01:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    hosted ^ | Feb 20 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    MONKTON, Md. (AP) -- As an algae with a gross nickname invades pristine trout streams across the U.S., Maryland is about to become the first state to enforce a ban on a type of footgear the organism uses to hitchhike from stream to stream: felt-soled fishing boots. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to prohibit wading with felt soles starting March 21 to curb the spread of invasive organisms that can get trapped in the damp fibers and carried from one body of water to another. Similar bans will take effect April 1 in Vermont and next year in...
  • CBS News takes NOAA Fisheries Management to the woodshed

    02/17/2011 10:40:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2011 | Mike Johnson
    Wow!  What a nice job by CBS News, Armen Keteyian, and Katie Couric.  On 16 February, CBS News devoted some four minutes to an investigative piece into the scandal that should have rocked NOAA and the Obama administration last fall.  Our government is driving the fishing industry into oblivion with "unduly complicated" regulations and with federal agents who are "overzealous" and prone to "abusive conduct." The piece opened with Bill Lee, a fisherman from Rockport, MA, who has been forced out of business by the fines levied by NOAA.  Mr. Lee is articulate and the photogenic background of Motif...
  • EDITORIAL: Shot in the dark at lead ammo--A plot is afoot to undermine hunting and fishing

    02/01/2011 4:08:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2011 | Editorial
    On the rare occasion when federal bureaucrats waver in their commitment to expanding their own regulatory power, environmental extremists can always be counted on to look for a sympathetic judge to expand it for them. The latest clever scheme would undermine the right of Americans to hunt and fish, using the judicial branch to implement policies too hot for regulators or lawmakers to touch. Congress needs to step in and disarm this assault on traditional sporting activities. The California-based Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) fired the first shot in August when it asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban...
  • Fishing interest see 'corrupt' regulatory scheme

    01/15/2011 5:17:56 PM PST · by Captain7seas · 10 replies
    GlouchesterTimes.com ^ | Richard Gaines
    GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA January 15, 2011 Fishing interests see 'corrupt' regulatory scheme By Richard Gaines Staff Writer NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Scott Lang says the "rule-making" process in the federal fisheries regulatory system is as "corrupt" as its New England law enforcement branch was revealed to be. And he predicted Thursday night that corruption, alleged to emanate from "inside baseball" played by government officials and environmental giants such as the Environmental Defense Fund, will be exposed in "the light of day," targeted in part by a lawsuit filed by the cities of New Bedford and Gloucester and a wide range...
  • Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan

    01/04/2011 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 131 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Ken Thomas (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday over the decision to allow the sale of gasoline containing higher blends of corn-based ethanol, the second major group to protest the ruling. The Obama administration said in October that gas stations could start selling the ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year, increasing it from the current blend of 10 percent ethanol.
  • Chinese fishermen expected to return from South Korea

    12/25/2010 10:33:04 PM PST · by Cardhu · 2 replies · 1+ views
    China Daily ^ | December 25th 2010 | Ai Yang
    BEIJING - The Chinese fishermen detained by South Korean authorities are likely to return home on Saturday, after the charges against them were dropped a day before. Three Chinese fishermen were booked on a charge of "obstructing the duty of civil servants" after a collision between their trawler and a patrolling South Korean vessel in the Yellow Sea on Dec 18. However, South Korean coast guard officials decided to drop the charges on Friday, citing their "lack of direct involvement in the incident" and "active cooperation in the investigation", according to the Yonhap News Agency. The report said the coast...
  • Fishing Nets Free Them of Debt

    12/24/2010 10:19:27 AM PST · by wmfights · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Gospel for Asia ^ | December 23, 2010
    Pradyun Chakraborty reclaimed his torn fishing net from the river. He and his wife counted the fish they caught—only 20 small Bagdha Ponnas, enough to get him 20 rupees (40 cents US). The net alone cost him 200 rupees ($5 US) to rent, half of which he still owed to his creditor. With fish escaping from his torn net and hardly any other work, Pradyun and his family were just barely surviving. It was the same for Jalal Balan. He bought his fishing net on credit for 1,000 rupees ($22 US) and was slowly paying it off. The majority of...
  • Guest Commentary: Fishing Closure Process; Corrupt, Unfunded and Unnecessary. [CA]

    12/22/2010 5:57:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    fishrapnews.com ^ | 22 Dec 2010 | Jim Matthews
    The California State Fish and Game Commission adopted sweeping closures of ocean waters off the Southern California coast, eliminating sportfishing and most other uses in these areas in a vote Dec. 15 in Santa Barbara. In adopting the regulations, mandated as part of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), three words come immediately to mind about the process: corrupt, unfunded and unnecessary. The process has been flawed from the beginning. First, there is massive conflict of interest that should disqualify two of the commissioners from voting: Commissioner Michael Sutton, whose employer stands to gain financially with the passage of massive...
  • Alaska sues over federal sea lion protections

    12/16/2010 7:19:41 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    ap ^ | Dec 14, 2010
    The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands. According to Parnell's office, up to 900 people are employed by fleets in the areas where fishing will be restricted. It says the plan would cost fishery losses of tens of millions of dollars annually, and it believes the federal agency committed procedural violations that limited input from the public and experts.
  • Sarah Palin clubs to death a fish on reality show labelled 'a snuff video' by animal rights group

    11/25/2010 10:17:25 AM PST · by Qbert · 138 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/24/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Sarah Palin is under fire for clubbing a fish to death on her new reality TV show. The Tea Party darling and her daughter Bristol, 20, were shown on a halibut fishing trip filmed for her new programme, Sarah Palin's Alaska. After catching a fish, Sarah is seen beating it with a club and Bristol later holds its still-beating heart in her hand, a sight Sarah called 'weird'. A spokesperson for animal rights group In Defense Of Animals told TMZ: 'Sarah Palin’s complete lack of compassion as demonstrated in this snuff video is disgusting.' The group adds: 'Most disturbing is...
  • Angler's Record Fish is Reel Deal (482lb 13oz halibut beats previous record by 18 lbs)

    11/23/2010 12:54:05 PM PST · by Stoat · 30 replies
    Angler's record fish is reel deal  By JOHN COLES    Big fish ... Gunther, 70, beside huge halibut A PENSIONER reeled back the years and defied his age when he landed this world record halibut weighing more than 34 STONE — enough for nearly 1,000 fillets. Super-fit Gunther Hansel, 70, spent more than two hours wrestling with the massive 8ft 2in flatfish after hooking it in an Icelandic fjord with a 30lb line and plastic lure. Five other men on the fishing boat then helped haul it on board with a rope around its tail. The monster fish weighed...
  • US Senate OKs bill against Asian carp

    11/18/2010 5:48:22 AM PST · by facedodge · 27 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11/18/2010 | Associated Press
    DETROIT — The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that sponsors say aims to fight the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. Author Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., says the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act adds the bighead carp species of Asian carp to a list of injurious species. That prohibits the species from being imported or shipped in the U.S. Levin and Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, introduced the bill in July 2009. The Senate passed it Wednesday. A companion House bill that Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., introduced is pending in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and...
  • EPA denies petition to ban lead in fishing tackle

    11/06/2010 8:23:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency denied on Thursday a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle, two months after rejecting the groups' attempt to ban it in hunting ammunition. The EPA said that the petition did not demonstrate that a ban on lead in fishing tackle was necessary to protect against unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act.
  • Does a Proposed Right to Hunt Damage Conservation Science in Arizona?

    10/26/2010 8:15:54 AM PDT · by epithermal · 5 replies
    Science ^ | 21 October 2010 | Eli Kintisch
    Twelve states have language in their constitutions guaranteeing a right to hunt and fish. The Arizona Legislature is proposing to do the same but with a twist that could marginalize the role of scientists in setting game policy, some conservation groups fear. Arizona’s Legislature has approved for public vote a constitutional amendment called Proposition 109; it will be on the ballot on Election Day 2 November. It includes language that would give the state Legislature central control over wildlife management, saying: EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO ENACT LAWS TO REGULATE THE MANNER, METHODS OR SEASONS FOR HUNTING, FISHING AND HARVESTING WILDLIFE IS...
  • British man lands giant tigerfish

    10/21/2010 3:21:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi. ^ | Oct. 21
    BATH, England - A British man has joined the small group of people who can claim to have caught a tigerfish, one of the world's most dangerous species, while fishing in Africa. Jeremy Wade of Bath, England, said he reeled in the tigerfish, a larger cousin to the piranha, while fishing in the River Congo and set it free after taking a picture, The Sun reported Thursday. "The teeth on it are incredibly sharp and are about the same length as a great white shark," Wade said. "It also has an extremely powerful bite and has been known to consume...
  • Big albino muskie landed in Wisconsin

    10/20/2010 9:23:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 20, 2010
    LADYSMITH, Wis.- It wasn't quite Captain Ahab's great white whale Moby Dick, but a Wisconsin angler reeled in a huge white fish -- a rare 51-inch albino muskie, officials say. Paul Parise caught the white muskie Oct. 6 in the lower Flambeau River in Rusk County, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday. "That is a pretty fantastic catch," Tim Simonson, co-chairman of the state Department of Natural Resources' muskie committee, said in a news release. "Albino muskie are pretty rare to begin with, and for one to survive to that size is pretty uncommon given they don't have the...
  • Barracuda jumps into kayak, bites woman in Keys

    10/18/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    tbo ^ | October 18, 2010
    KEY WEST - A woman remains hospitalized after being bitten in the chest by a barracuda while kayaking in the Florida Keys. The Coast Guard says the 45-year-old woman and a male companion were kayaking Sunday evening near Big Pine Key when the fish jumped into the vessel and bit her....
  • Man fishes 10 hours with hook in head

    10/12/2010 6:14:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 12, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, - The two-man team that took the top prize at a California college fishing championship said one member fished for 10 hours with a hook in his head. Robert Matsuura, 23, said he was fishing alongside Sacramento State University fishing teammate Peter Lee, 22, during the FLW College Fishing Western Regional Championship Saturday at Folsom Lake when Lee's treble hook lure -- comprised of three hooks each connected to three smaller hooks -- struck him in the back of the head during an attempted cast, The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday. The pair said two of the three larger hooks...
  • Fishing's better with a fall view

    10/12/2010 7:03:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    citizen ^ | October 12, 2010
    With the autumn foliage at its peak and many fall hunting seasons in full swing I was surprised when my buddy Mike called to invite me along on a morning of fishing on a small nearby lake. "I was thinking about going bird hunting," I replied when he asked. "Well, when I got up I was planning on climbing into the tree stand for the day with my bow," Mike said with a laugh. "Then I went outside and saw all those leaves starting to pile up around the boat and figured it would be a great day to go...
  • ( Michigan ) Battle Creek girl bags 448 lbs. black bear on hunting trip

    09/28/2010 5:40:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    The Enquirer ^ | 9/28/2010 | Matt Campbell
    Jessica Olmstead has no problem staring down wild animals. The 17-year-old Harper Creek High School senior has taken up one of nature's oldest, and possibly most dangerous sports, hunting. In the middle of August, Olmstead and her father, Tim, took a hunting trip up to Oba, Ontario, Canada, where the high school senior shot down a bear more than twice her size. "When I go out hunting, it's really exciting," Olmstead said. "Whenever I see a bear I just want to go at it. When you're hunting, your heart is racing, your blood is pumping, and you feel that adrenaline...
  • Dog Catches Shark & Brings it to Shore (neat video)

    09/14/2010 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Korah · 24 replies
    Check this cool video of a dog catching a shark and swmming to shore with it.Here is a link to the video; Dog Catches Shark & Brings it to Shore
  • Coming to Oahu!

    08/30/2010 3:37:55 PM PDT · by enraged · 9 replies
    me | 8/30/2010 | me
    Looking for a fishing tour in Oahu!
  • EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

    08/27/2010 3:01:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 1+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | August 26, 2010 | Susan Jones
    "EPA Now Accepting Public Comment on Petition to Ban Lead in Ammunition and Fishing Tackle" Thursday, August 26, 2010 By Susan Jones, Senior Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Environmental activists are pressing the Obama administration to ban the manufacture, processing and distribution lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, but hunting and Second Amendment groups say the EPA lacks the authority to do so, for starters." SNIPPET: "The public comment period opened on Aug. 25 and ends on October 31. The EPA must decide whether to accept or reject the petition by November 1,...
  • Protest flotilla sails Obama’s way

    08/26/2010 9:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 27, 2010 | O’Ryan Johnson
    ABOARD THE FISHING TRAWLER BULLDOG - At about noon yesterday, at least 20 fishing vessels began circling Vineyard Haven’s harbor, blasting their air horns and displaying banners to protest President Obama’s restrictions on commercial fishing that fishermen say threaten their livelihood. Two U.S. Coast Guard Zodiac boats intercepted the flotilla of protesters minutes out from the president’s vacation paradise, but were keeping their distance and have so far made no attempt to stop the fishermen either physically or by radio. “We’re hoping we let him know we’re in dire straits,” said Richard Canastra, co-owner of the Boston and New Bedford...
  • Fishermen aim Vineyard protest against Obama

    08/24/2010 7:37:25 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 15 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 8/24/2010 | Richard Gaines
    Leaders of the recreational and commercial fishing industry are planning a boat protest against federal policies Thursday outside the harbor of Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, where President Obama and his family are summer vacationing. The protest is being organized after a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of federal lawmakers -- including the core of the President’s Congressional base on banking and health care issues -- have given up hope of working productively with Obama’s top appointee for oceans and fisheries, Jane Lubchenco, who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Boats from Gloucester and New Bedford, the hub ports of New...
  • Service held in memory of Kent's giant carp

    08/22/2010 2:33:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    bbc. ^ | 22 August 2010
    "Two Tone", a mirror carp thought to be one of the UK's biggest freshwater fish, died earlier this month. A plaque has been laid at Conningbrook Lake where he lived and Two Tone will be stuffed and donated to the Natural History Museum. Lee Jackson, one of the few people who managed to catch him, said anglers would be lost without him. It is thought that Two Tone died of old age. Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote Some of the guys have fished it for years and certainly didn't manage to catch Two Tone.” Lee Jackson Mr...