Latest Fishing techniques Stories

2008-07-17 00:00:20

By Scott Richardson, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 16--I hate bats. Well, not hate really. But, it's unnerving to see the flying rodents buzz the insects at the edge of the reach of my navigation lights when I'm standing on the casting deck at night. But, I'm willing to do it for one reason. Muskies. Day-shift opportunities become limited as weather gets hot in the lower Midwest. Muskies exhaust themselves trying to free themselves from a hook, and they don't recover as well...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

Damaging types of fishing will be banned in part of a bay to protect sea life, the Government announced yesterday. Ten per cent of Lyme Bay, in Dorset, home to spectacular reefs, pink sea fans, sunset cup corals and rare species of sponges, will be permanently closed to scallop dredging and bottom trawling from early July. Fishing using nets near the surface or static nets and lines, along with diving for scallops, scuba diving and sea angling will be allowed, the Department for...

2008-06-18 18:00:18

By Bill Burton "No guts, no glory," says Mike Gombert of Queens Landing at Kent Island. But he and his two partners wanted a black drum badly, badly enough that they made, with visibility only at about 60 feet, the long run from the Magothy to the Stone Rock off Tilghman Island. Fuel costs, snotty weather, bumpy seas or poor visibility, those on the chase for drum care not; the spawning run is short and the fish certainly not in abundance. It's a now or never thing; snooze and you lose....

2006-07-27 16:05:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals, which bloom about 1,000 feet (305 meters) underwater off Alaska's Aleutian Islands and in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection starting Friday. A new rule bars bottom trawling, the fishing technique that uses nets to drag the ocean floor, in an area off Alaska equivalent in size to Texas and Colorado combined. It is the largest protected area in U.S. waters and one of the biggest in the...

2005-11-28 19:07:29

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The UN General Assembly urged governments and fisheries management groups on Monday to take urgent steps to protect endangered sea turtles and sea birds from an indiscriminate fishing technique. A resolution adopted by consensus by the 191-nation assembly is aimed at restricting a form of industrial fishing known as longline fishing. It is used by large fishing vessels in the Pacific Ocean that trail lines studded with hooks that can...

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