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2014-04-08 05:09:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many anglers preach catch-and-release fishing methods as not only humane, but a good practice for maintaining stocks of fish living in a lake. However, a new report from researchers at the University of Illinois has found that catch-and-release fishing could still have a negative impact on largemouth bass. The study, published in Environmental Biology of Fishes, revealed that nest-guarding male bass are critically affected by a...

2012-03-29 00:14:54

Anglers are required to use circle hooks in some fishing tournaments because they are less likely to cause lethal injuries in billfish, such as marlin. However, research from North Carolina State University shows that broadening circle hook requirements could adversely impact charter and recreational fishing, since they make it more difficult to catch non-billfish. “We wanted to know whether circle hooks are effective as conventional J hooks when angling for non-billfish — such...

Small Fish Recover Faster Than Large Fish
2011-09-22 03:38:50

  In football, linebackers are usually the largest players and have the endurance required to get through a game plus overtime. But when it comes to fish, larger doesn't always mean stronger. A University of Illinois study showed smaller fish recover from exertion faster than larger fish. "The point of the study was to replicate an angling situation where anglers catch and release fish," said researcher Cory Suski. "We wanted to know if large fish and small fish had similar...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

LUZERNE, Mich., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what will answer an age-old question of both new and experienced anglers, a new website offers invaluable information on how to effectively catch and release fish to maximize survival. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/CG31812) "The catch and release of fish has grown more popular over the last two decades," said Thomas Buhr, president of the Au Sable Big Water Preservation Association. "We have established a...

2010-05-21 06:00:00

LAKE WORTH, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bass fishermen will want to stow a digital camera in the tackle box this summer for a chance to win $1 million for catching a record largemouth bass anywhere in Florida. BountyFishing.com, the place where anglers compete for cash prizes uploading photos of the biggest fish, announced on May 21 the Florida Million Dollar Bass Bounty - an Internet-managed tournament that will pay $1 million to the fisherman who sets the new state largemouth bass...

2009-12-10 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike commercial fishing, the major player in depleted fish populations, sport fishing makes up less than 12 percent of the global harvest. And though they are equipped with the latest tools and technology to increase their haul, today's sport fisherman embodies a surprising combination of conservation and conquest. With one eye on environmental responsibility and the other on sportsmanship, most sport fishers have adopted a plethora of sustainable fishing...

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2009-04-15 08:19:27

In an experiment spanning over 20 years, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that vulnerability to being caught by anglers is a heritable trait in largemouth bass. The study began in 1975 with the resident population of bass in Ridge Lake, an experimental study lake in Fox Ridge State Park in Charleston. The fishing was controlled. For example, anglers had to reserve times, and every fish that was caught was put into a live well on the boat. The fish were measured and tagged...

2008-12-11 14:18:32

A Raleigh, N.C., woman says she played catch-and-release with a big fish that likely would have set state and world records in size. Gwen Frazier, 49, said she caught a huge black drum last month while fishing off North Carolina's Topsail Island, but decided to release the fish rather than keep it and potentially earn a world record, The Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer said Thursday. I'm 5 foot 4 (inches), Frazier said of her Nov. 23 catch, and the fish was exactly my height. Fisheries...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

By Frank Urquhart THE king of fish is making a steady comeback, with salmon catches on Scotland's rivers last year the third-highest since records began more than 50 years ago, it was revealed yesterday. This is the fourth bumper catch in four years and has been hailed as evidence of the success of the conservation scheme to rebuild once-fragile stocks. A report by the government's Fisheries Research Service shows the total reported catch of salmon by anglers in Scotland last year was...

2008-08-10 15:00:21

By PAUL A. SMITH Williams Bay -- It's the first Thursday in August and Geneva Lake has the appearance of a watery Mardi Gras parade. Under a warm, late afternoon sun, a chaotic stream of jet-skis, tubers, water-skiers and go-fast boats churns up the water. There's music, there's laughter, there's skin. The mix also contains sailboats, pontoon boats, the odd kayak and a couple dozen fishing craft. Solitude it isn't. But we're all here voluntarily, all with a purpose. "It gets crazy,...


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