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Florida's heralded inshore fisheries — currently in their best shape in decades — face a potential threat previously vanquished 19 years ago.
Commercial netters have made many legal challenges to a fishing net ban passed in November 1994, which prohibited gill nets and entanglement nets in all state waters and set a 2-inch stretched mesh size limit on all other nets. Each attempt has failed — until now. [ Read Full Post ]
The idea of a fish trap must have been a game changer for our ancestors. Imagine being able to catch fish and other aquatic critters without even being there. While today we’d argue that being there catching the fish is the whole point, when subsistence is your goal it makes a lot of sense to employ survival strategies like fish and crayfish traps. This small trap is just about right for my local crayfish, and took an hour and a half to build, including harvesting materials. [ Read Full Post ]
Get in on five of the hottest bites of the fishing season.
1. Lake Trout (although smallmouth bass, steelhead, and brown trout may interrupt your party)
Photo by David J. Sams/Windigo Images
The Expert: Jeff Pierce, 42, Scottsville, NY, portfolio manager for Mustad
Where: Lower Niagara River, in front of Fort Niagara and the big sandbar at the mouth of the river leading into Lake Ontario
When: Late October through the end of November [ Read Full Post ]
Bowfisherman Brent McGlone of Marysville set a new Ohio record by landing a black buffalo that weighed more than your average five-year-old kid.
McGlone shot the 40.8-pound buffalo in the Ottaway County portion of Lake Erie on October 11 utilizing 150-pound test braided line. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo: Bill Lindner
In the northern Minnesota waters where I do a lot of my fishing, you can catch hammer-handles and pike up to about 5 pounds at will. But it’s easier to catch a 10-pound walleye than a 10-pound pike.
All that changes, however, in fall, when cooler water activates the bite and gator northerns move into locations that are surprisingly predictable. Here are three prime locations for stud fish. [ Read Full Post ]
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So here in America, carp aren't commonly pursued as a desirable species for most anglers, but across the pond, they love them some carp.
Keith Williams of Surrey, England, set out to celebrate his birthday the only way a true Englishmen should - chasing after Siamese carp in Krabi, Thailand at Gillham's Fishing Resort. Reportedly, he mentioned to his wife that morning that he could "feel it in his bones" he was going to tangle with something big. [ Read Full Post ]
If you hunt, fish or pursue any outdoors activity, you're likely familiar with term "magic time." It can be a perfect sunrise over the decoys, a trophy whitetail emerging from the thicket near your tree stand, or a redfish tailing on the rising tide — there are many different scenarios, but all this spine-tingling giddiness requires patience and diligence.
Recently, my magic time arrived an hour before sundown during a day of fishing/photo shoots at North Florida's Bienville Plantation. [ Read Full Post ]