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Matt Forjohn of Ambler, Pennsylvania holds the pending All-Tackle Length Record muskellunge he caught Monday. The fish was released.
The third muskie that Matt Forjohn of Ambler, Pennsylvania ever caught is likely to put him in the International Game Fish Association's record book as the holder of the All-Tackle Length world record.
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A new study on worldwide crocodilian attacks was launched at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia today. The aptly named CrocBITE group hopes to help with the ongoing and future conservation of these species. Part of the study will deal with how successful conservation efforts of certain crocodilian species have led to more attacks on humans.
An example of this can be found in Australia’s Northern Territory. Crocodiles became a protected species there in 1971. Since that listing, their numbers have skyrocketed and so have the number of human attacks. [ Read Full Post ]
No sportsman on this continent has a monopoly on frustration when it comes to access. We all wish we had more, whether we’re Eastern trout anglers, Southeastern turkey hunters, Rocky Mountain elk bums, or Canadian hikers.
But Westerners’ access frustrations are born of tantalizing proximity to public land, much of which is inaccessible. The frustrations are detailed in a spot-on piece in last weekend’s Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
About 5 percent of my home state of Montana is owned by the state, and managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, which manages thousands of 640-acre sections spread from border to border. These lands are a the legacy of our homesteading era a century ago, when two sections—typically 16 and 36—in each township were set aside as rural school sites and funding engines for local education. The idea was that grazing or logging from the sections would fund schools in each township, reducing the property-tax burden on homesteaders. [ Read Full Post ]
Certainly, you wouldn’t want to see this gnarly mug staring at you whether on deck or below water. Native Costa Rican Mauricio Solis Salas was plying a stretch of his country's Rio Frio with local guide Francisco Naranjo, when he cast a tried and true Mepps Spinner into the murky waters. [ Read Full Post ]
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) recently confirmed that environmental DNA (eDNA) from the invasive Asian silver carp has been found in two water samples collected from the Ohio River. Anglers concerned with the nation's fisheries should pay attention to this finding. The rapidly reproducing invasive Asian carp (including bighead) pose a severe environmental threat by gobbling most of the algae needed by indigenous species. Originally imported for aquaculture, the fish escaped into the wild decades ago. [ Read Full Post ]
Bernie Campbell's wels catfish was 10 pounds heavier than the world record, yet his catch pales in comparison to those in the record book.
The English angler caught an albino – yes, albino - 8-foot, 206-pound wels catfish while fishing on the River Ebro near Barcelona, Spain. Campbell said he had been trying to catch a record breaker for the past seven years. His world record catch is not yet official. [ Read Full Post ]