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When it comes to access, this is the only type of closure we like to see.
Both arms of Congress have passed the Freedom To Fish Act. Pending Pres. Obama’s signature, the legislation brings a temporary close to a ridiculous movement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to impose stringent access restrictions on fishing below dams along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky.
The bill, which passed May 21, received bipartisan support (seriously) and was introduced in the Senate by Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and in the House by Kentucky’s Ed Whitfield. [ Read Full Post ]
Gerrardstown, West Virginia angler Tony Corbin sure wasn’t expecting to break any records when he set out on a first time mission targeting an unpressured private bass pond. But Corbin tossed out a swimbait and ended up landing a new state record rainbow trout that weighed in at 17.31 pounds and taped out at 30.5 inches, beating the previous record by nearly two pounds. He bested the big bow on 10-pound line, showing some professional angling skills. [ Read Full Post ]
It might have been the new world record.
Instead it was enjoyed as fish tacos on a Baja beach.
Last week, angler Kevin Shiotani landed an amberjack near Cerralvo Island in the Sea of Cortez after a grueling 25-minute battle that most of the Tailhunter International Sportfishing crew estimated to weigh at least 135 pounds, according to Pete Thomas Outdoors. Had the fish been officially weighed it might have threatened the International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record amberjack caught off Japan in 2010. That fish weighed a whopping 156 pounds.
Word is that no one on the boat was thinking record at the time of the catch. [ Read Full Post ]
It wasn't the prettiest of days, but despite the dreary conditions, Tim Schneider, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin found the proverbial pot of gold at the rainbow's end. Actually, it was more of a brownish color – over 8 pounds of it. [ Read Full Post ]
May is quickly turning to June which means makos are heading north in waters along the East Coast. The mako's hard-fighting, high-flying qualities and ferocious predatory nature make it a favorite among shark fishermen, but they've also made it a YouTube star.
In the last few years these sharks have been filmed shredding swordfish, harassing spearfishermen, and gobbling down seals. To celebrate the upcoming shark season, we put together the 8 best mako videos on the web.
1) Flying Mako Shark
From Florida to Texas, walking a topwater bait offer one of the most exciting and effective tactics for nabbing speckled trout. We all have our favorites, but savvy anglers will keep a diverse selection handy to offer not only color options, but also size and sound choices.
When a full-size topwater like the MirrOlure Top Dog or Heddon Super Spook entices a strike, it's usually the trout you want. However, even the big fish occasionally shy away from large baits, so it's important to have a smaller version of the bait that's been working. [ Read Full Post ]
Finding bass can sometimes be the easiest part of the fishing equation. When getting them to eat becomes an effort in futility, keep these bronzeback bon bons in mind. Here’s my lineup for the best smallmouth bass fishing lures ever made. Let us know in the comments section below if we left out your favorite smallie bait. [ Read Full Post ]