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Catch And Release Fishing Has Negative Impacts On Some

Catch And Release Fishing Has Negative Impacts On Some Largemouth Bass Males

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...

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2014-04-07 08:23:55

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that NOAA Fisheries will develop a national recreational fishing policy was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders, who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach to define and coordinate efforts throughout the federal government, and particularly the National Marine Fisheries Service, to advance saltwater recreational fishing. NOAA...

2014-03-27 20:21:29

Mississippi's Beale Leads Co-Anglers LUFKIN, Texas, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional angler Rick Cotten of Guntersville, Ala., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 25 pounds, 15 ounces to take the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Chevy. Cotten now holds a 1-pound, 4-ounce lead over second-place pro Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C., who brought five bass weighing 24-11 to the scales, heading into day two...

2014-03-26 08:23:30

Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation's marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process. Today, in a...

2014-03-25 12:24:03

NMMA Calls Saltwater Anglers "Overlooked" WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an exclusive online interview with the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), says recreational anglers have been "overlooked" by federal law and regulatory restrictions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90372 In the Spring 2014 digital edition of RFA's Making Waves, Dammrich says reduced...

Researchers Find Black Sea Bass Tougher Than Expected
2014-03-12 14:54:16

North Carolina State University In a new study, fisheries researchers from North Carolina State University found that black sea bass (Centropristis striata) can usually survive the physical trauma that results from being hauled up from deep water then released at the surface. The finding is part of a larger study of the fish’s mortality rate, which will inform stock assessments designed to help ensure that the black sea bass fishery is sustainable. Black sea bass are bottom-dwelling...

2014-03-07 20:22:13

Texan Redington Leads Co-Anglers SENECA, S.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional angler Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to extend his lead at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats. Ashley's two-day cumulative weight of 37-4 gives him a 2 pound, 12 ounce lead over second-place pro John Cox of Debary, Fla., who has a two-day weight of 10 bass worth 34-8 as the tournament heads...

2014-03-06 20:21:34

North Carolina's New Leads Co-Anglers SENECA, S.C., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a day that featured cold, windy and rainy conditions that drastically changed the patterns that were established in practice, FLW Tour rookie Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces to take the lead on day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats. Link to photo of pro leader Casey Ashley Ashley will hold...

2014-02-17 12:23:11

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, and Z-Man Fishing Products, Inc., manufacturer of the Original ChatterBait brand bladed jig and 10X Tough ElaZtech soft plastics, have announced a sponsorship agreement. The agreement marks the fourth consecutive year of partnership for the two organizations and lasts through the 2014 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Z-Man is one of the fastest-growing companies...

2014-02-12 12:26:35

Veteran Pro Prepares on the Eve of His 30th Bassmaster Classic WEATHERFORD, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In preparation for his 30th appearance in the Bassmaster Classic - the grandest stage in professional bass fishing - veteran pro Gary Klein, a two-time Bassmaster Toyota Angler of the Year winner, reveals his newly redesigned website at www.garykleinproangler.com. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/MN63571) Klein said that his new website, and his...

2014-01-16 16:21:12

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's release by the Environmental Protection Agency of the final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment brought praise from a vast coalition of 1,048 sporting groups and businesses opposed to mining operations in the southwest Alaska region. The groups sent a letter to the EPA today calling on the agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to finally protect this international fishing and hunting mecca and ensure it isn't...


Latest Recreational fishing Reference Libraries

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2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

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2007-03-26 18:36:06

Peacock bass is the common name in English for several species of tropical, freshwater fish native to the Amazon River basin of South America. They also exist as non-native species in the following parts of the world: The Dominican Republic, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Peninsular Malaysia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the Virgin Islands. Ichthyologists and expert peacock bass fishermen are quick to point out, however, that the peacock bass is not a true bass, but is a cichlid fish of the...

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2007-03-16 19:11:23

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from Québec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of typical sunfish body shape, the Bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an...

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