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  • Northern Hemisphere Potentially In Great Danger, Fukushima Radiation Spikes To Unimaginable Levels

    02/08/2017 5:55:27 PM PST · by Tours · 123 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 2-5-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Radiation inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power facility has reached an unimaginable level according to experts. Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists that believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history, but most people in the general population seem to think that since the mainstream media really doesnt talk about it anymore that everything must be under control. Unfortunately, that is not true at all. In fact, PBS reported just last year that it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under...
  • Florida Fisherman Faces Life in Prison for $500K Catch

    02/05/2017 1:45:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A commercial fisherman in Florida made a costly mistake that could land him in prison for life. Thomas Breeding, a 32-year-old boat captain, was out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he came across a mysterious package floating in the water. Inside the package was 45 pounds of cocaine. Breeding reportedly said he knew the right thing was to turn it over to the police, but Breeding decided to go a different route. Instead of doing what he knew was right, Breeding gave the package worth $500,000 to $620,000 on the street, says to four other...
  • Anglers: Put Safety First When Ice Fishing

    01/30/2017 2:57:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Chronicle Newspaper ^ | JAN 28, 2017
    State says four inches of clear ice is needed before stepping onto the iceThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding ice anglers to use caution and common sense when ice fishing across much of New York State. Four inches or more of solid ice is considered to be safe for anglers accessing ice on foot. Ice anglers should note that ice thickness can vary on every body of water and even on the same body of water. "Ice fishing is a popular sport in New York and interest in it increases every year," said DEC Commissioner...
  • This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

    12/21/2016 12:16:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 20, 2016 | Matt Novak
    Roman Fedortsov is a deep sea fisherman in Russia. And hes been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT? Seriously, I just took a quick three-minute scroll through Fedortsovs Twitter page, and he has photos of ocean creatures that look like theyre from the most twisted Jim Henson movie ever produced.
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLMs land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • 8 Angler Pickup Lines

    11/21/2016 11:24:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/21/2016 | M Poe
    The pickup line to reel in a catch. It's a classic when it comes to catching the attention of the opposite sex. There are pickup lines in every Angler walk of life. So, I asked some of my fishing buddies about some of the best lines they've heard of (or used). These guys are serious anglers that they started telling me about different types of fishing lines used for different fishes, literally. Guess that's why they're single, or haven't been on dates in quite a while. However, once I explained what kind of "line" I meant, they came up with...
  • Indiana Ballot Measure - Public Question 1

    11/07/2016 4:04:53 PM PST · by digger48 · 11 replies
    A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Summary Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and...
  • Anglers to Rally at State Salmon Hatchery on Skokomish over River Closure

    10/30/2016 8:36:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Northwest Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Western Washington fishermen are planning a rally later this month at a state Chinook and coho hatchery on the Skokomish River, the lower end of which is off limits to salmon fishing this year because of a tribal land claim. Organizers expect several hundred anglers young and old to gather at WDFWs George Adams Hatchery near Shelton for the 1 p.m. July 30 rally. Their goal is to reopen the river for the August fishery, and they fear that if it isn't, it may never be again. The rub is that while typically a rivers bed below the ordinary high...
  • Tiger Muskie vs Trout

    10/19/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/19/2016 | S Morstan
    In the marine world where the bigger fish you are the better. This muskie with a famish appetite goes after a trout half his size. But then again, muskies will eat just about anything that swims near them, with no prejudice to size or species. In this amazing footage below, a muskie tries to scarf down a big trout. The trout is much too big for the muskie to swallow, like snakes muskie dont care. If i'st hungry, it eats now. While theres debates in the Youtube comments whether thats a Tiger Muskie or a Northern Pike (Feel free to...
  • Great White Shark breaks into Diver's Cage

    10/17/2016 4:56:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/17/2016 | S Morstan
    "Shark proof" is maybe more "Shark resistant". "Dont worry," they said "The cage is shark-proof" they said. I'm sure that's what the diver in this video was thinking when a great-white busted through the allegedly shark-proof cage. (Actually, I suspected there was a lot more we can't print on a family-friendly website going on in their mind). While this looks -and undoubtedly is- a terrifying experience, it's really not entirely the shark's fault. The shark couldn't see the diver -or the cage- while lunging at the shark bait, and sharks can't swim backwards, so after not moving forward, the shark's...
  • Drinking like a fish

    10/08/2016 11:03:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Found on facebook, this fish appears to be guzzling a can of beer with his fisherman buddies but is it? Of course not. As many commenters on facebook point out, the fish is trying to breathe as its stuck on the side of the boat, and these fisherman thought they'd give it a drink. If they caught the fish and ate it later it might be considered a very odd way of pre-seasoning your meal, but at the end of the video, the fish gets away. Fishermen, if youre going to treat your fish to a beer, make sure its...
  • Glock Fishing Underwater

    10/02/2016 10:53:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/2/2016 | S Morstan
    Saving the reefs and getting a good meal with a gun! Consuming eighty per-cent of a reefs edible baitfish in mere weeks and overpopulating like mad, the Lionfish is a deeply invasive species with no natural predators in the area at least until now. Here in this video, the crew with Go Fish Productions opted to go Lionfish hunting and with a gun! They used nontoxic, lead-free ammuniton and ate what they caught, all while doing their best to preserve the reef and keep its more native inhabitants happy. Not a bad job, and it looks like fun! Kudos to...
  • Fishermen Question Obamas Ocean Monument Preserve

    09/30/2016 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 10 replies
    The Sandpaper ^ | September 28, 2016 | Maria Scandale
    Commercial fishing boat owners and groups are reacting to the executive action taken by President Obama that created a marine national preserve in the North Atlantic on Sept. 15. They say that banning commercial fishing there is unnecessary, since the fishing industry has already been working with government agencies on conservation measures.
  • Abalone Poachers convicted and fined

    09/15/2016 5:26:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/15/2016 | C Cocoles
    The following press release is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Two Southern California men have been convicted and fined for abalone poaching and other resource crimes, stemming from a September 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) enforcement case. CDFW wildlife officers assigned to the patrol boat Thresherdiscovered the two men poaching abalone at Catalina Island. The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office subsequently prosecuted both individuals. Hee Won Chai, 75, of Los Angeles was charged with taking and possessing six pink abalone. Chai pleaded no contest to all six poaching counts. He was ordered...
  • Welcome to Nope Lake

    09/09/2016 5:33:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | S Morstan
    Population: These terrifying fishWhen you're at the waterslide and you see this terrifying feeding frenzy, don't worry too much; piranhas don't tend to eat humans, but just in case, maybe you should find another day to go scuba diving? I'd love to see what that looks like underwater. Someone stick a GoPro in there and see what happens, would you? I'll be over here. On dry land. Away from the water. See the video here.
  • Muslim council of Sweden behind proposed ban on EU lobster imports

    09/07/2016 5:18:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian ball
    For the past year as some of you know, Sweden has called for a ban on lobster imports from the United States. Without a shred of proof, they claim that American raised lobster threaten their native lobster in its own habitat. Only two forces seem to be fighting this unjustified and uncalled for ban, Nova Scotia and New England Fisherman, particularly those from my home state of Maine. The ban proposal has already cleared its first hurdles despite new data by European scientists that show that American imports have nothing to do with the increase of North American lobsters in...
  • Drunken Angler Pulls a Gun on Family Trying to Protect his Spot

    08/30/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/30/2016 | J Males
    Drunken Angler Pulls a gun on Family trying to fish His Spot While his undersized fish was being taken away by the DNR, this drunken angler was being taken away in the back of the patrol car. The Michigan State Police had their hands full last Thursday when they received an unusual call. It seems that a family of four had been fishing a stretch of water on the backwaters of the Hodenpyl Dam when a drunken angler pulled a gun, pointed it at the group, and fired. The trigger happy angler turned out to be 54-year-old, Thomas Mast. It...
  • PETA's anti-fishing video is absurd

    08/11/2016 5:30:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/11/2016 | J Males
    Just when some of the statements coming out of PETA start to sound credible and well researched, this anti-fishing video pops up! The only reason this video is getting shared in this post is to show you guys how absurd it is. Anyone that is familiar with fishing will tell you that this anti-fishing video is an exaggerated and overly propagated piece of garbage. I am sorry to have to put it so bluntly. I can only get about 10 seconds into that thing without laughing. However, let me clarify a few things. There are lot of principles and statements...
  • This wolf has some serious Mad fishing skills

    08/01/2016 1:18:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 8/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Have a look at this Wolf fishing skills, talk about shore angling, in a blink of an eye this wolf snatches an ocean fresh sockeye. Like a true seasoned angler he watches where the fish is going and moves in quickly where the fish is at the shallow part of stream. See the action here.
  • #Fishbra growing trend on Instagram

    08/01/2016 11:27:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/1/2016 | J Hoffman
    #FishBras is the newest fad to hit Instagram, and as youll see, women are proudly showing off their fishing assets. A new fish craze is hitting the picture-sharing site Instagram, were women anglers proud of their catch display a fish in front of their bare breasts. Tagged using the term #FishBras, a quick search of Instagram will find just under 3,000 entries so far and that number is growing on a daily basis. What seems to be a trend mainly for saltwater anglers (it helps that they are mostly clad in bikinis), northern gals are also getting...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    07/29/2016 2:09:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | by Tammy Webber
    In this July 6, 2016 photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel struggle with carrying an adult alligator gar to a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. Alligator gar can weigh several hundred pounds and be over eight feet long. Several male and female adult alligator gar are captured in fresh water lakes and rivers and are brought to the facility so they can lay and fertilize the eggs as biologists and environmentalists are working to reintroduce the once-reviled alligator gar as a weapon against another huge species: invasive Asian carp. The gar...
  • 9-year-old breaks Md. fishing record

    07/16/2016 8:47:48 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 July 2016 | Sarah Beth Hensley
    The cobia measured 66.5 inches long. The fish dwarfed its captor 52-inch-tall Emma. (Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources) WASHINGTON A new Maryland fishing record was set last month by an unlikely master angler: a 9-year-old girl. Emma Zajdel, a 9-year-old from Ocean City, caught a 94.6-pound cobia near Little Gull Shoals about a mile and a half east of Assateague Island on June 30, Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed Monday. The record shattered the 79-pound state record set in 2014. Emma and her father, Ed, were fishing with friends hoping to catch some bluefish in the...
  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:02:51 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 118 replies
    Myself | June 24,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone. Time for us once again to gather around the computers & speak of what we need to do & are going to do if & when our civilization falls down flat upon it's face. And before we begin, I know that I am kind of lax about putting this thread out. I/we have our priorities in place. and for me I have a wife & son both with special needs that come first & foremost in my life. Then comes our homestead, and stuff down the line from there. My garden is doin ok, since we are having...
  • Tough day of Fishing?

    06/21/2016 8:23:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/21/2016 | J Hoffman
    Not compared to this girl Yes, this girl isn't dress down for a little shore fishing. Clad in a black dress and heels, she displays a fine form as she sits at the edge of a pond in a deck chair. But then it all quickly unravels. All anglers have experienced this once dropping things in the lake, breaking rods, and even falling in. But can this girls luck get any worse? Her reaction to it all does certainly take the cake. Real or fake, you have to admit that clip is hilarious. If anything, she walked away with...
  • Is Pro Bass Fishing really all cracked up to be?

    06/17/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/17/2016 | R Bonner
    If youre into bass fishing or follow pro fishing, there are some derogatory comments about the sport from the "haters". Enter pro angler Fat Cat Newton rattling off in this video in response to the subject. Excerpt script from the video: To these people that think professional fishin' is not a professional sport, bless your heart. Apparently you've never been across the water runnin' about seventy-sixty miles an hour makin' that long run, when the weatherman says 'ah the winds gonna blow about five to ten miles an hour you get out there theres thirty-four mile-an-hour gusts, you got three...
  • Headless Zombie Fish tries to Bite

    05/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | C Raleigh
    This bowfin is trying to fight back from becoming a meal, losing its head wont stop this determined fish. Watch a fish dinner try and turn the tables on some poor woman and bite the hand thats trying to make it into a fish fry. See the zombie fish in action here.
  • Washington Game Commision OKS Roadkill Salvaging, limits Baiting

    04/15/2016 8:03:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Nw Sportsman ^ | 4/15/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Washingtonians will be able to begin salvaging roadkilled deer and elk in most of the state starting later this year, and they wont be able to use as many apples to lure in the live ones during hunting seasons. Earlier this month the Fish & Wildlife Commission approved both new regulations by wide margins. The citizen panel voted unanimously to allow the collection of muleys, blacktails and whitetails accidentally run down on roads in all but three of the states 39 counties, and elk statewide. The three exceptions are Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties, where ESA-listed Columbian whitetail deer roam....
  • Lawsuit against Genetically Engineered Salmon

    04/01/2016 6:41:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    The Golden Gate Salmon Association is among several litigants in a lawsuit challenging the Food and Drug Administrations plans to develop genetically engineered salmon. Here's some info on the lawsuit: A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon, and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the world...
  • The Barracuda Question

    03/29/2016 6:41:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/29/2016 | S Carson
    While catches of exotics are on the rise, these Toothy Fish have been mysteriously absent. Could they return?The last couple of years have seen unprecedented action for California saltwater anglers due to a strong El Nio. Highly desirable pelagics like yellowtail and tuna, along with true exotics like wahoo and blue marlin, have been dominating the headlines and anglers' attention. Over the past 50 years, barracuda catches have fluctuated up and down considerably, as has the species' popularity. In non-El Nio years, the barracuda would start to show up in San Diego waters in early April. They continued to move...
  • Argentina sinks Chinese vessel, cites illegal fishing

    03/15/2016 7:54:45 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 54 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | Updated 7:08 PM ET, Tue March 15, 2016 | By Diego Laje and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    Buenos Aires (CNN)Argentina's coast guard says it sank a Chinese fishing vessel that was fishing in a restricted area off the South American country's coast. The Argentine Naval Prefecture chased and eventually sank the Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 vessel after detecting it illegally fishing within the country's exclusive economic zone, officials said Tuesday. First, according to a statement from the coast guard, warning shots were fired. The Chinese vessel, Argentine authorities said, responded by turning off its lights and deliberately trying to crash. "On distinct occasions, the offending boat realized maneuvers aimed at colliding with the coast guard, putting...
  • Bowie shuts down coal mine ( Jobs & Energy : Colorado )

    02/27/2016 7:55:01 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 26, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The North Fork Valley is now down to one operating coal mine after Fridays announcement that the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia is being idled. Kentucky-based Bowie Resource Partners said in a news release that the action is occurring as a result of continued market deterioration. The mine will remain idle while the market for Bowie No. 2 coal is evaluated, the company said. The mine employs 108 full-time employees and one contractor. Bowie said it expects that 68 positions will be eliminated ... Just a few years ago, Bowie No. 2 employed more than 300 miners ... Another...
  • 10 Sure Signs that saids you're married to a Fisherman

    02/27/2016 10:48:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/27/2016 | A Mcgee
    As a fishing spouse, youll find yourself putting up with things the average spouse could never relate to. While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to fishing, you often take a backseat. Before the honeymoon phase is over, you'll find yourself making a whole host of unique concessions on behalf of your spouses favorite hobby. Here are 10 surefire signs you're married to a fisherman (or woman): 1. There are always fish to be caught. Unlike hunting seasons that have distinct start dates and end dates, there is generally always some type...
  • USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

    02/23/2016 10:20:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | February 14, 2016
    If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaksa refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify. The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 31 replies
    Self | Feb. 5, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello "Fellow" FReepers; Since I was asked to help out on this page, I have been figuring out how do we discuss Prepping with out going over board? So now let us gather 'round and discuss with calm cool head/s & level thoughts. What are we prepping for. [Just remember to use Operational Security Rules (OPSEC), keep your mouth shut on your specific gear] Not everyone here is friendly to our/your cause or self! So now, what are we worried about, storms, economic collapse, civil unrest, grid down, earth quakes, pandemic, or what. I have several nightmare scenarios, that keep...
  • Packing while Fishing

    02/01/2016 8:48:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 2/1/2016 | Terry J Wiest
    Carrying a weapon on the rivers and lakes is a personal decision; here's why one Northwest angler brings along a handgun when he’s chasing steelhead and salmon. I used to never think about packing a gun while fishing. I never had a reason to until several years back while out on the Green River alone. This would change my opinion on carrying a gun, and it still lingers in my mind some 15 years afterwards. I was wandering back to one of my "secret" holes, one I'd discovered as a teenager and had never, ever seen another angler or...
  • Marlin Sinks Fishing Boat

    01/28/2016 5:52:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/28/2016 | C Cocoles
    A while back according to Marlin magazine reports of a marlin capsizing a fishing boat off the coast of Panama while it was being reeled aboard. Marlin Magazine, which obtained the epic pics and uploaded them to Facebook, the fish didn't actually play a role in sinking the boat, though the boat did eventually end up on the bottom of the ocean. Instead, the captain had been "backing down" on the fish, a practice where the boat is put in reverse to help reel in line. A large wave overtook the stern, upsetting the captain's balance, which caused him to...
  • Angry Fishing is a Bad Idea

    01/25/2016 10:05:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/25/2016 | B Smith
    Angry Fishing tends to be hard on your EquipmentWe see a lot of fishing videos, many of them are boring. When this video came across my screen I pretty much laughed out loud and made everyone around me have to watch it with me, over and over again. I have been a victim to angry fishing more than once, and these guys take it the extreme. As you are about to see, angry fishing is a real thing. Unfortunately, the only real victims are the rods and reels. When I first started learning how to use a bait caster, I...
  • Insane Fishing Technique: Snake makes the Catch

    01/24/2016 4:42:57 PM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/25/2016 | J Hofer
    We've all heard of oddball fishing techniques or crazy fishing stories, but this has to be one of the craziest. A fisherman uses a snake to his advantage in this fishing video. It’s hard to tell exactly what the fisherman was trying to accomplish. My guess is that he was fishing, caught a snake, and while the snake was hooked it bit a fish. What are the odds of that? The other option is the fisherman was using the snake intentionally, to prey on fish. That would certainly be an interesting technique. It appears he was fishing with some variation...
  • Fishermen Sue Feds Over Red Snapper Quota Rule

    01/08/2016 10:28:29 AM PST · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 1/6/2016 | SABRINA CANFIELD
    WASHINGTON (CN) - In anticipation of clawing back red snapper quotas from Gulf Coast commercial fishers, feds have "frozen" red snapper fishing altogether, a group of fishermen claim in court. Following the proposal of a Republican-supported bill last fall with strong support from recreational fishermen that would have wrested control of red snapper regulations from the feds and placed it in the hands of individual states, the federal agencies in charge of regulation moved instead to grant recreational fishermen higher quotas for fish they are allowed to catch. Red snapper populations are monitored under the federal Magnuson-Stevens Act , which...
  • Jacksonville Fishing Guide Captures Photos, Video of Great White Shark: ‘Incredible…’

    12/28/2015 7:02:56 PM PST · by Lera · 43 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | December 28, 2015
    Captain Chard Starling has seen lots of things while on the water, but before the other day he’d only seen a great white shark once. Starling was excited to double that total over the weekend, calling it “incredible.” “Quite an eventful day. We caught more red snapper than we could count, had a Mola Mola follow right behind the engines for 10-15 minutes, and oh yeah, the great white deal. Incredible day,” he wrote on Facebook. “It stands true; you never know what you will see when you’re on the sea!”
  • How Federal Missteps Make the Case to Transfer Public Lands to States, Localities

    12/28/2015 12:17:56 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A growing number of state organizations seek to remedy what they consider negligent policies and shoddy oversight of public land on the part of federal agencies. Under the umbrella name Transfer of Public Lands, the movement offers a solution to the problem that is simple in concept: transfer ownership and management of public lands administered by federal agencies to equivalent state agencies. These agencies, being accountable to governors, state legislators and citizens, will manage the public lands in a more conscientious, cost-effective way. ... Unlike states east of the Continental Divide, public lands in Western states such as Washington and...
  • Air Force brings unlikely Christmas to remote Pacific islands

    12/25/2015 9:35:42 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/25/15 | Kirk Spitzer
    FAIS ISLAND, Micronesia - "Santa One-One" was late, and the chief of this tiny island in the western Pacific was concerned: Would there be no Christmas this year? No toys or school supplies? "They are coming today? You are sure?" Louis Mangtau asked. But soon, the afternoon stillness was broken by an Air Force C-130 cargo plane flying low over the palm trees. In its wake was a crate decorated in red-and-white Christmas wrapping, floating gently to earth on a military-green parachute. Strong, young men wrestled the bundle from the open field where it landed to the nearby village center....
  • [N. Korea] Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery

    12/22/2015 8:14:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Breibart ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2015 When dozens of ships carrying decaying bodies began to wash ashore near Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, theories abounded regarding who were on the ships, where they were coming from, and what led to their deaths. Japanese officials are now saying they believe they have solved the mystery: the ghost ships belong to North Korean fishermen, urged by dictator Kim Jong-un to brave unreasonably dangerous weather for a bigger catch to bring home to the North Korean military. While similarly-constructed ships - often boasting barely-visible Hangul...
  • Steelhead Hatching

    12/03/2015 7:47:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/3/2015 | C Cocoles
    Of course, winter is on its way, and for those who live outside California, it actually gets cold in California. But the chilly weather that showed up around the Thanksgiving holiday also means that steelhead anglers will soon be flocking to Northern California rivers. Look for our steelhead preview in the January issue, but for now, check out this fascinating look at a steelie hatch, thanks to our friends at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. See the video of steelhead hatching.
  • L.A. Man Busted for Exotic Fish Trafficking

    11/17/2015 6:53:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/17/2015 | C Cocoles
    A former West Hills - San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles - man was arrested for wildlife trafficking charges. The fish in question were exotic South American Arapaima gigas. Isaac Zimerman, a 66-year-old American citizen, was extradited from Mexico in September to face charges contained in a 13-count indictment. Prosecutors said he used his now-defunct company, Hawthorne-based River Wonders LLC, to import Araapaima gigas, which can sometimes grow to 15 feet in length and have been known to leap from the water to catch low-flying birds, along with nearly 900 piranhas and dozens of river stingrays into the United States....
  • The House Still Stands: Hardy’s of Alnwick

    11/09/2015 8:55:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 11/9/15 | Al James
    The House Still Stands: Hardy’s of Alnwick Nov 9th, 2015 | Categories: Al James, England, Fishing | by Al James Hardy “The Perfect” It’s steelhead and salmon season out West from Northern California up to B.C. and Alaska. The trout gear has been stashed in the closet until next May and we’re breaking out the heavy duty rods and reels in search of finicky anadromous fish. While modern, freight train-stopping disc drags are popular, (Hatch, Nautilus, Tibor, Abel, Ross) many two-hand enthusiasts prefer to outfit their spey rods with a simple click and pawl Hardy reel. This mechanism doesn’t offer...
  • Video captures owl trying to snatch fisherman's bait

    10/03/2015 3:16:56 AM PDT · by eastforker · 15 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10/01/2015 | NBC News Affiliate
    Garry Olson Jr., the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on to its talon causing it to fall into the water.
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLMs Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Have Spear will Travel

    09/09/2015 8:22:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/9/2015 | Chris Cocoles
    Shes so comfortable if not at home in the water now, its hard to believe Valentine Thomas once almost drowned in it. Of course, that was a half a lifetime ago, when this spearfishing maven from London via Canada was vacationing seaside with her family in the south of France. Just 14, Thomas got caught in an undertow not far from the shore, but far enough for a harrowing few seconds. I was caught by the underwater currents. The current had suddenly changed and I remember sticking my head up and there was nobody in the water,...
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...