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2008-06-20 09:00:17

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters along the northern beaches should expect typical summertime action this week, with a mixture of small bottom fish and small bluefish taken. Anglers bottom fishing using small hooks baited with bloodworms or fresh shrimp should catch a few sea mullet, spot, sand perch and small croaker. The best fishing should be in deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming tide. Small bluefish action...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

By JOHN HOLYOKE Spend a few hours in a boat with a good Maine guide and you soon realize that there's a big difference between them and you. Yes, you may spend a lot of time fishing. Yes, you may know plenty about the fish you pursue. And yes, if you sit back and pay attention, you'll learn more in a guide's on-water classroom than you would have thought imaginable. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. After all, if you spend a weekend or two a month on the water - or...

2008-06-18 18:00:19

Most hunters are aware of bird bands. Those most familiar are the metallic leg bands on ducks and geese. The band will typically include instructions for reporting identifying numbers or letters related to the organization doing the research. Hunters have always embraced and understood their role in these scientific studies, and banded birds are usually considered as a special trophy by the hunters who harvest them. To a lesser extent, the same is true for fish, except that fish captured...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. _ Seldom has the lowly carp been greeted with such enthusiasm. Sitting in his wheelchair at Blue Springs Lake Marina, Patrick Connelly watched as his fishing rod suddenly bent. A helper reached over and hit the button on the electric reel, and the fight was on. "This fish is feisty," Connelly said. Moments later, a 7-pound carp was in the net, and Connelly was celebrating his accomplishments. "That's one of the biggest fish I've caught," said Connelly, 24, of...

2008-06-16 18:00:00

By Anonymous The federal government is planning to require some (but not all) saltwater sport fishermen to get a license as an "information- gathering" mechanism. Considering this type of angling is one of the last refuges of unregulated sport fishing in Maine and seven other states, it would be better to leave its practitioners alone and use other valid ways to get the data. The licensing program, to begin in 2009, would apply to anglers who fish in federal waters, which begin 3 miles...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Bob Frye Rob Walters is not a native Pittsburgher, nor is he old enough to have known Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday, when the mills blackened the skies and turned the rivers orange. But, he's heard the stories. That's one of the reasons why he's still amazed at the number of fish anglers routinely pull from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. "To me, coming here from Delaware four years ago, it's kind of mind boggling the species of fish that live in these rivers," said...

2008-06-14 00:00:13

By COARSE FISHING Newton Abbot juniors dodged the storms last Saturday when they held the second round of the Teign Trophy Summer League at Bradley, and they had good sport with the stock of silvers at the water. Winner was J J Locke who fished peg eight to take 4kg 570gm of mixed species, followed by Liam Dore at peg six with 3kg 270gm. Third was Sam Powell who took peg oneand bagged 2kg 35gm. The next match in the series will be on Saturday, June 21, fishing Wheel at Rackerhayes....

2008-06-12 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Striped bass may be the strongest fish swimming in Illinois waters with the exception of muskies and flathead catfish. As of this week, more hybrid stripers are swimming in Clinton Lake thanks to Exelon, which operates the nuclear power plant at the 5,000-acre reservoir. The company donated 50,000 hybrid striped bass fingerlings about three to four inches long as one of several initiatives to improve fishing and the natural setting at the...

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2008-02-18 08:58:36

Scientists advocate solutions and urgent action BOSTON, Mass. "“ Continued mismanagement could force some tuna populations to quickly go the way of cod, a highly threatened fishery that once helped shape economies of whole nations, leading scientists said in the symposium "Last Best Chance for Tuna: Learning from the Cod Collapse" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston on February 18. A group of leading natural and social scientists...

2008-02-10 12:00:00

No matter how you present them, dead shrimp are undoubtedly one of the most effective natural baits a South Mississippi angler can toss into our coastal waters. Yes, live shrimp are top-notch offerings, but the scent oozing from a dead shrimp can be better than the live ones at times under certain conditions. Let's take for example the conditions we're facing at this time with rivers and bays being heavily influenced by all the latest rainfall. With water conditions having the look of...


Latest Sport fish Reference Libraries

Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

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