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The Delaware River is the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, flowing freely for 390 miles from its Catskills and Poconos headwaters to the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware Bay, furnishing drinking water for 15 million people in four states.
The river's fragile 13,500-square-mile watershed also provides abundant public boating, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing opportunities, especially along its 120-mile upper stretch, which includes such fabled trout streams as the Beaverkill, Willowemoc and East Branch. It's also home to hard-hitting smallmouth bass and a historically significant shad run.
But it could all be gone with the stroke of a pen, according to Delaware Riverkeeper Network Director Maya van Rossum, who says support from "the hunting and fishing community" is vital in defending a "tenuous" three-year moratorium on shale oil drilling -- hydraulic fracking -- in the Delaware River watershed. [ Read Full Post ]
What does $10,000 get you in Wyoming? It gets you roughly 40,000 acres of prime hunting and fishing grounds through the state’s Private Lands/Public Wildlife Access Program for everyone to enjoy.
The bad news is, funding for the state-sponsored access program has been drying up. The good news is that for a second year in a row, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has made a five-figure donation to help ensure access for residents and non-residents alike. The group, comprised of individuals and groups committed to things like free access, walk-in hunting, and wildlife-habitat security, donated $10,000 to the program this month.
That’s a darned good use of dollars, if you ask me. Wyoming’s access program has been widely praised as one of the best of its kind, not only for providing hunter access, but for private landowners looking to manage wildlife on their property in a manner that doesn’t conflict with their livestock or crop operation. [ Read Full Post ]
We could all learn a lot from this young man.
Twelve year old Colton Lambert caught this 11-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass in a farm pound near Huntingtown, Maryland. In some places in the country that's a big bass, but in Maryland, it's the biggest bass.
Colton was fishing with his dad on July 31 when he first thought he got snagged up.
“All of a sudden something started to move very quickly and broke the surface and took off, peeling line off the reel,” Colton told the Maryland DNR. “It was really hard to control and reel in; when I finally slid it up on the shallow bank, my dad started getting all excited.” [ Read Full Post ]
The other day I got to talk with Don Fox after his seminar on the restoration of Florida's Lake Okeechobee. Fox, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist, said that the Big O is doing as well today as it's done in long time, and he pointed to a trio of indicators as proof.
It wasn't the massive mounds of organic matter that FWC contractors have scraped from the lake bottom to allow native vegetation growth. It wasn't the vast acreage of dense cattails that have been sprayed to make room for marsh habitat. It wasn't even the upswing in bass tournament permits issued for the lake. [ Read Full Post ]
They make millions of dollars, drive 200 mph cars, and are addicted to staying beautiful, but at the end of the day celebrities are not that different than everyone else. For example, a handful of Hollywood stars took time out of their springs and summers to go fishing. What follows is a quick round up of good, bad, and ugly celebrity fishing excursions. The good: famous people having fun and promoting our sport. The bad: famous people not having a clue what they’re doing on the water. The ugly: famous people negatively impacting our sport. [ Read Full Post ]
As a youngster, it rolled off my tongue as easily as: “George W. Perry…Montgomery Lake, Alabama…June 1932…22 pounds, 4 ounces…Creek Chub Wigglefish.
“Walter Bolonis, Sampson Pond, Carver, Massachusetts, 1975 (through the ice), 15 pounds, 8 ounces, live shiner.”
Because I spent my summers fishing bass ponds in Western Massachusetts, I just knew that someday I would be the guy to stomp on the Bolonis record (pictured left). Bound and determined, I fished every day and most nights attempting to hunt down that state record fish. Somewhere along the line, life short-circuited my quest and it wasn’t until recently that I came to the realization that the Bolonis bass may not simply be another great fish, but rather one of the most noteworthy fish records on the books — anywhere! [ Read Full Post ]
A few weeks ago I received a letter about how to get started carp fishing from David Garber, of West Manchester, Ohio.
He wrote: "There’s a little creek about 2 miles from my place and I see several big carp swimming in the shadows. I’d love to know how to catch them." [ Read Full Post ]