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How New Orleans fish and anglers are adapting to “The Wall”

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Safe to say, most New Orleans-area fishermen wish the hottest wintertime speckled trout spot in their region didn’t exist. That’s because the sure-fire spot to catch cold-water specks over the last four years is a gargantuan concrete wall built with the hope that the unprecedented disaster of Hurricane Katrina is never repeated. Constructed at the […]

Is White Shark Katharine sexually mature?

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As white shark Katharine begins her migration south it may look like a hectic commute south but a closer look shows otherwise. Massachusetts Shark Research program Biologist John Chisholm points out that Katharine’s track is incredibly similar to Mary Lee’s track in 2012. “ They actually head offshore near the same canyon.  The other noteworthy […]

RECREATIONAL HMS ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS (MAINE – N.CAROLINA)

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Whether it is billfish, tuna, or sharks, fishing for HMS species means finding blue water far offshore from the dock. Venturing offshore and pursuing big game fish requires larger boats, heavier tackle and presents challenges on the scale of the fish that anglers target. Of course, the bigger boats, specialized equipment, and more fuel needed […]

Protecting Alaska Salmon Fishing

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I first visited southeast Alaska in 2004, the guests of a family from my home state of Idaho who had acquired a fishing lodge at the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island. The lodge was–and still is–known for its salmon and halibut fishing in the waters of Sumner Straight, but the family wanted to […]

Little Fish Make Big Fish: The Importance Of Forage Fish Species

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www.floridaforagefish.org/   Some of the world’s largest fisheries are for small, short lived species such as menhaden, anchovies and sardines.  While some of these fish are consumed directly by humans, most of these fisheries reduce their catch to fish and animal feed and fish oil for everything from vitamins to cosmetics.  Some of these species […]

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust hosts their 5th International Symposium

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DANIA BEACH, FL – On November 7th and 8th, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust hosted their 5th International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida. Hundreds of conservation minded attendees turned out for the educational and event packed weekend, all with a focus on raising awareness about the conservation of […]

Get Hooked- Why We Fish

As anglers, we regularly get this question from non-fishing friends,’ why do you fish?’ Fishing, like other recreational sports, means more than what the dictionary defines – the act of catching fish. Catching a fish during your time out on the water is great, but other factors explain why we love what we do and […]

Louisiana’s Coastal Marshes Make Liars Out of GPS.

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Dramatic land loss over the last century is to blame. Where the standard issue GPS map shows green or yellow land masses with bayous and bays coursing through, in reality there are wide-open expanses of water from subsidence and erosion that have robbed the state nicknamed “Sportsman’s Paradise” of nearly 2000 square miles of prime […]