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2007-10-03 06:00:00

BILOXI, Miss. -- After two productive days of fishing for yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico, the idea of drilling for oil off Florida doesn't seem like such a bad idea. Before you start calling and e-mailing, I'm just kidding. But the oil and natural gas rigs that we fished around were like tuna magnets. The reason is simple: The rigs attract baitfish and the bait attracts yellowfins, as well as kingfish and barracuda. Not all the rigs hold tuna, which is why you want to fish them...

2007-09-01 18:06:56

By DAVE HOUGHTON RIVER DANE Prospects are excellent and there have been a number of reports showing good sport with chub, dace, roach and barbel to 8lb. RIVER RIBBLE Balderstones, Ribchesterand the Clitheroe waters have all been producing quality chub, roach and large barbel. RIVER DEE Barbel continue to be caught at Almere Ferry and Rossett, dace and roach feature in good catches around barbel and on the lower river, roach and providing good sport at Sandy Lane. RIVER...

2007-08-12 09:14:34

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 12--August and September are the dog days of summer. And with football gearing up and the heat rising, barrier island fishing is often overlooked. Granted, people still venture to their favorite near-shore spots around harbors or reefs for redfish, speckled trout, white trout and ground mullet. But after 9 a.m., finding shade becomes the top priority. The temperatures can jump from 78 to beyond 90 in less than an hour. Drinking plenty of...

2007-08-10 09:04:00

By DAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing for small bottom fish should be generally productive this week along the northern beaches. Small croaker, spot and some mixed-sized sea mullet should be caught from deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming and high tide. Most of these fish should be taken on small number 4 to 6 hooks, baited with fresh shrimp or bloodworms. Some pompano also should be landed if winds are light and the water is...

2007-04-20 18:00:10

DESTIN, Fla. - A 1,063-pound mako shark hooked close to shore in the Gulf of Mexico is being investigated as a possible world fishing record. The Sea Ya Later II was cobia fishing when its crew spotted the 12-foot 6-inch shark Wednesday afternoon between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. The Mother Lode, a 45-foot charter boat, helped bring in the shark. They used flying gaffs to secure the fish and then tied the gaffs to the Sea Ya Later II, which was tilting. "If (the shark) hadn't been...

2007-04-20 15:00:20

By Jill Nolin, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Apr. 20--DESTIN -- A Gulf Breeze fishing crew interrupted the dinner of a Mako shark that was feasting on a school of dolphins Wednesday. And the capture of the feisty 1,063-pound shark may earn the crew a world fishing record. The four people aboard the Sea Ya Later II were cobia fishing when they spotted the shark at about 2:30 p.m. chasing its lunch near the shore between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. The shark...

2007-04-04 12:00:22

BOSTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A Virginia company using patented technology to produce a fast-growing, high-yielding marine fish some 300 miles from the nearest ocean made its debut at the International Boston Seafood Show, turning heads and luring hundreds of inquiries from potential buyers. "We believe that freshwater-raised cobia is the next chicken of the sea - one that will fill growing consumer demand for marine fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids without burdening the ocean's already...

2006-11-20 03:00:24

By David Hendee, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Nov. 19--Chris Kelly was puttering around the confluence of the Platte and Missouri in a flat-bottom riverboat when a silver missile practically fell into his lap. Thwack! Then again. Thunk! There were near-misses against the side of the vessel . . . Thud! Thud! . . . and into the river. Splash! Splash! Splash! The brief airborne assault from Asian silver carp is an increasingly common encounter near the mouth of the Platte...

2006-07-05 18:05:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Bluefin tuna risk being fished to extinction in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, a conservation group warned Wednesday, appealing for an immediate ban on catches of the highly prized fish. The WWF report said catches were running at 40 percent above the legal quota set by an international regulatory body. It said boats from Libya, Turkey and European Union nations led by France were responsible for most of the illegal and unregulated catches. "The...

2006-07-04 19:05:00

BRUSSELS -- Illegal fishing has devastated Europe's stocks of the highly prized bluefin tuna and threatens the species' survival in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, environmental campaign group WWF said on Wednesday. International quotas that aim to keep fish stocks viable were exceeded in both 2004 and 2005 for bluefin tuna, it said. "Fleets from the EU -- mainly France -- Libya and Turkey are the main offenders," WWF said in a report. "These countries are greatly exceeding their...


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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