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  • 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
    phys.org ^ | 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...
  • Incredible Moment fishermen Rescue Two Kittens From a River | Gone Cat-Fishing on The Warrior River

    08/31/2015 5:14:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-31-15
    Alabama fishermen haul in the catch of a lifetime: 2 cute kittens "Catfishing" on the Warrior River | They were stunned to see two tiny kittens swimming towards their boat. Warning: your heart may not be able to handle this.Alabama fishermen rescue kittens from Warrior River
  • Disappearing Insurance

    08/23/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/15 | Jimmy Reed
    Time stood still in what I now remember as a pristine, open-air, chapel, where a congregation of two melded their souls with Mother Natures glory After serving in World War II, my father raised cotton on two hundred Mississippi Delta acres. The wealthy doctor who owned the land loaned him enough money to buy a tractor and a cultivator. Single-handedly and determined, he worked the land, made his first crop, and launched a 50-year farming career. When a much larger farm came up for sale, the doctor loaned Dad the money to buy it. I was ten years old, and...
  • Off-duty Florida Detective Reels In $12 Million Package of Cocaine (while fishing)

    08/11/2015 2:28:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | Daniel Xu
    What is the biggest catch you ever made in your life? For one Florida deputy, it was no fish, but rather a floating bundle of carefully-wrapped cocaine worth an estimated $12 million. According to Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell, an off-duty detective with his office was fishing 20 miles offshore last week when he happened upon 50 pounds of uncut cocaine.
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captains legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • 'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands

    07/01/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 1, 2015 | DIRK FRICKMAN
    'I've never seen this before': How a family outing took 'totally bizarre' turn after dolphin lands in boat, breaks woman's ankles. For a few moments, it was pure bliss as dolphins swam alongside the Frickman familys small boat, leaping toward the sky and doing flips. The Frickman family had been enjoying a sunny afternoon June 21 the first day of summer, Fathers Day and also Dirk and Chrissie Frickmans 18th wedding anniversary when they came across the pod of dolphins as they were heading back to the Dana Point Harbor. Tristan, 12, and Courtney, 16, edged toward the...
  • Boise girl catches 333-pound halibut

    06/18/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 98 replies
    KOMO ^ | 6/18/15 | Sierra Oshrin
    BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- 10-year-old Lily Hornish loves fishing. So her family took her on a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, in the hope of catching a halibut. But the shy angler wasn't expecting to catch one so big. "It was the first bait down, then my pole was tugging," Lily said. "I started reeling it in and then my dad helped me. And then a big fish came out." A big fish that weighed 333 pounds, to be exact.
  • Walleye decline a big issue, mystery - clean water to blame?

    06/18/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Bayfield County Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Frank Zufall APG
    Across Northwest Wisconsin there has been much discussion about the decline of the walleye population. In response one of Governor Scott Walkers initiatives has been stocking lakes with larger extended walleye versus small fry in the hopes that the larger fish have better chance of surviving and then reproducing. However, Governor Walker in his proposed biennium budget has also proposed cutting some key Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists in the Bureau of Science Services, scientist behind the extended walleye initiative and who also created the modeling for the three-bag limit of walleyes using length as the critical factor...
  • Salmon Fishing Low Tech Forecasting

    06/09/2015 1:49:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 6/9/2015 | Andy Schneider
    Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning. This rhyming lore has been around for at least a couple millennia, serving seafarers in port and on the open ocean when they needed something that passed for a forecast. And while we may discount it in todays modern world what with all of our high-tech satellite imagery, anchored weather buoys, Doppler radar and suites of computer forecasting ensembles there still is some truth to the saying. Im no meteorologist, but the nut is that it has to do with areas of high pressure being...
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 54 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the countrys waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

    05/20/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
    To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. The scientists Dr. Josep Als and Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus from the German Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and the Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin have now shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared...
  • Monster fish pulls anglers' boat mile down Mississippi before being landed

    05/19/2015 4:59:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-15-15 | Dave Orrick
    Taco flavored Doritos And my orange life vest Dad caught a hundred pound sturgeon On twenty-pound test -- Primus, "Fish On (Fisherman's Chronicles, Part II)" Yerhart has caught only one sturgeon in his life. But it was the sturgeon of a lifetime. On Friday night, Yerhart, a 34-year-old truck technician from Brownsdale, Minn., found himself in a Hemingway-esque struggle with a prehistoric monster: a lake sturgeon as long as he is tall, and perhaps twice his age and 10 times the weight for which his rod and reel were designed. Once nearly wiped out by overfishing (caviar is sturgeon...
  • Trolling for Dummies: A dummy's guide to trolling....

    03/30/2015 12:07:20 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BD Outdoors ^ | August 30, 2012 | Erik Landesfeind
    Trolling for Dummies A dummy's guide to trolling from picking lures to setting up your trolling spread. By Erik Landesfeind In last week's So Cal Scene, I touched upon the subject of trolling while discussing fishing kelp paddies. Apparently I should've spent a little more time on the subject as I've received several emails from readers with questions like, What colors and brands of lures should I use? How exactly should I set up my trolling spread? and How do I go about trolling that spread? My honest answer to most of them was, I don't know, but I'm...
  • That's mine! Great white shark stuns fisherman when it leaps from sea to steal his catch

    03/20/2015 6:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jake Polden
    A fisherman got the fright of his life when the catch he was reeling in was attacked and stolen by a great white shark. Filmed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand a man can be seen fishing from the side of a boat his rod bent under the pressure. Struggling to reel in the seemingly huge fish, the man states hes not happy about coming over here anyway.