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  • Trump Opens More U.S. Waters to Offshore Oil Drilling—So Grab the Fishing Poles!

    12/15/2017 9:47:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan… President Donald Trump his Interior Department to write the new blueprint with the aim of auctioning oil and gas drilling rights off the U.S. East Coast -- territory that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, had had had had ruled out..” Don’t get me wrong! Cheaper energy and greater energy independence for our nation are nothing to sneeze at! But many of us familiar...
  • This local atrocity broke my heart

    11/28/2017 11:31:19 AM PST · by patriot08 · 49 replies
    Vanity | 11/28/17 | Patriot08
    I almost never start a thread, but something happened yesterday that horrified me and just broke my heart. I can't stop thinking about it and just have to share it. I was looking in the newspaper for a kitten to adopt. The only ad I could find was this ad for kittens for $5.00 each. I called and the man who answered said he used to give them away, but he started charging for them when he found out hey were being used for shark bait! (I live near the sea) I was unbelievably horrified and urged the man to...
  • Zombait, is this the Future of Bait?

    11/07/2017 9:42:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/7/2017 | C Cocoles
    Is this invention the problem-solver of dead baitfish? Called the Zombait, it just may become the next big-selling bait enhancer. CNBC posted a very interesting invention on Facebook that has caught our eye. When this bait enhancer is placed in a dead baitfish, it makes the fish come alive like a zombie. Its battery-powered movements make the dead fish wiggle and move like a real live fish. Will the Zombait be the next big hit in the fishing world? We’ll certainly find out when it hits the retail market. Take a look at the Zombait video here.
  • Gutted fish urr Zombie Fish

    10/05/2017 10:51:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/5/2017 | C Buckner
    What happens when you put a gutted, dead fish back in the water? Apparently it swims on its own! Maybe, its like the chicken running around after the head has been chopped off. This video footage of a fish that has been completely gutted and had the meat filleted from its sides and is then dropped back into the water. It is crazy what happens next. While this seems completely crazy, there must be a reasonable explanation. Either the fish was not actually dead, and was just quickly gutted while still alive, or like many animals, its body can continue...
  • When mussels attack

    09/03/2017 8:11:31 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 39 replies
    Plumas News ^ | September 3, 2017 | Stacy Fisher, Staff Writer
    The United States has been invaded, not by a foreign army or extraterrestrials, but by two species of freshwater mollusks commonly called quagga and the lesser-known zebra mussels. Invasive species are of great concern to fishery biologists and to local officials, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and to PG&E, owners of Lake Almanor, as well as Bucks Lake near Quincy and nearby Butt Lake near Humbug Valley. State and federal agencies have joined forces to avert further infestations of quagga mussels and are urging boaters to help stop the spread of the non-native mollusks in California. According to information from...
  • Under Trump, recreational anglers feel tide turning in their favor on red snapper

    08/05/2017 12:46:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Standard Republic ^ | August 5, 2017 | Alexander Simon
    It’s getting easier to snap up red snapper. The sought-after game fish has been at the center of a years-long debate between environmentalists who want to protect the iconic species while it continues to rebuild from overfishing and recreational anglers who contend years of economically crippling restrictions have paid off and it’s time to go fishing again. After eight years of policies under President Obama that emphasized protection, there’s now a rising tide of momentum under the Trump administration to loosen restrictions in the federal waters off the Southeastern United States. Already: • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in June expanded...
  • Fishing...with an excavator?

    07/29/2017 10:00:33 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-29-17 | JR
    What you may lack in a fishing pole may be able to be substituted with an excavator...as this video demonstrates.
  • Tarpon Drone Fly Fishing

    07/28/2017 4:22:16 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-28-17 | JR
    This drone perspective on tarpon fishing is amazing, especially when you can see all of those silver kinds swimming around.
  • Mueller to examine Trump business as part of Russia probe: report

    07/20/2017 8:16:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/20/17 | Julia Manchester
    Robert Mueller is looking into President Trump's business transactions as part of the ongoing probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election, according to a Thursday report by Bloomberg.
  • Record-breaking hammerhead shark caught near Texas City

    07/10/2017 12:30:06 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 48 replies
    KXAN ^ | July 10, 2017, 5:55 am | By Calily Bien
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (KXAN) — There’s no doubt Tim McClellen will be framing the picture of him with the massive, record-breaking hammerhead shark he caught over the weekend. McClellen won 1st place when he caught the 1,033-pound shark in the 55th Annual Texas City Jaycees Tackle Time Fishing Tournament on July 9. His catch smashed the 871-pound record set in 1980 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • UK to pull out of fishing deal that let others in its waters

    07/02/2017 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2017 9:02 AM EDT | Danica Kirka
    Britain is pulling out of an agreement that permits fishermen from five other countries to operate in U.K. waters, the first step in reasserting control over its fishing industry as it prepares to leave the European Union. The government announced Sunday it will trigger the two-year process of leaving the London Fisheries Convention, which allows vessels from France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands to fish between six and 12 nautical miles off the U.K. coastline. Britain signed the convention before it joined the EU and would be bound by its terms after leaving the bloc unless it starts to...
  • Eric Clapton Just Caught the Year's Biggest Salmon in Iceland

    06/28/2017 10:08:13 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 65 replies
    Mens Journal ^ | 6/29/2017 | Lauren Steele
    Rock & roll legend. World-class guitarist. Record-setting angler? Turns out that Eric Clapton, one of the greatest musicians of all time, is just as good with a fly rod as he is a guitar. Clapton, while on a fly-fishing trip to Iceland last week, landed a 28-pound salmon on the Vatnsdalsá River, setting the record for reeling in the biggest salmon of the summer. The massive fish measured 42.5 inches. Working with Vatnsdalsá guide Sturla Birginsson, Clapton had to run over half a mile downriver after hooking the monster, and spent two and a half hours reeling it in. The...
  • In a Bering Sea battle of killer whales vs. fishermen, the whales are winning

    06/20/2017 1:21:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    adn.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Suzanna Caldwell
    In the Bering Sea, near the edge the continental shelf, fishermen are trying to escape a predator that seems to outwit them at every turn, stripping their fishing lines and lurking behind their vessels. The predators are pods of killer whales chasing down the halibut and black cod caught by longline fishermen. Fishermen say the whales are becoming a common sight — and problem — in recent years, as they've gone from an occasional pest to apparently targeting the fishermen's lines. Fishermen say they can harvest 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of halibut in a single day, only to harvest next...
  • Florida Fisherman Loses $2.8 Million Prize After He Fails Polygraph Test

    06/19/2017 5:38:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Florida fisherman lost $2.8 million in prize money after he was disqualified from a fishing tournament in Maryland for failing a polygraph test. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Phillip Heasley, of Naples, the winner of the 2016 White Marlin Open tournament in Ocean City, Maryland that took place in August 2016, would be disqualified from the tournament, and 13 other contestants who won other competitions would split the prize money, the Baltimore Sun reported.
  • Ever had a Big Fish Break your Line?

    06/01/2017 9:20:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/1/2017 | T Smola
    Is there a worse feeling in the world than when a big fish breaks your line? But very few get a shot at redemption on the same fish. Thats what happened to this AnglerWatch as he hooks into a big gar and loses it. But he gets a second chance when they just happen to run across the float a couple of hours later… is just a crazy fishing tale! It’s great that he’s got it on video. Not many would likely believe the story otherwise. That was some excellent work to get the line re-tied without spooking the gar...
  • Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, but Deeper Reforms Still Needed

    05/03/2017 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nicolas Loris
    In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions.For decades, bad policies have blocked access to America’s abundance of domestic resources, yet America has still managed to be a global energy leader. Trump’s executive order, “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” could unleash further success in the energy sector.The economic potential sitting just off America’s coasts is enormous. The Outer Continental Shelf is awash with natural resources, containing an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.Realizing...
  • Bowfishing Heaven

    05/02/2017 7:15:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/2/2017 | J Males
    Youtubers Bowmars are at it again with some sweet bowfishing action! The Bowmars sleep and breathe outdoors, especially bowfishing. Here's a recent clip to show how passionate they are is some clips from their resent bowfishing trip. With bowfishing becoming more and more popular, it is always cool to see people like the Bowmars stepping out and getting in on the action. The cool thing is that it is a sport that doesn't take much money to get into at all. Picking up a simple bow kit, and making time to get out on some local water is all you...
  • The right to hunt and fish is called barbaric [Maine]

    04/27/2017 5:56:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Georges Outdoors ^ | April 27, 2017 | George Smith
    A proposed Constitutional amendment to “Establish the Right to Hunt and Fish” drew angry testimony from the anti-hunting and anti-trapping crowd. “This bill is barbaric,” testified John Glowa of China, who called LD 11 “the worst piece of legislation I have seen in more than twenty years of coming before this committee, and I have seen some bad ones.” Glowa also called the bill “the poison fruit of the paranoia seed planted by the out-of-state gun lobby and by radical extremist consumptive users.” And yes, that was way over the top. Katie Hansberry of the Humane Society of the United...
  • Boat Building Company Adding 370 Jobs in South Carolina

    04/24/2017 12:10:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes fishing boats plans to expand its operations in South Carolina and hire another 370 employees. The state commerce department said in a news release Thursday that Scout Boats plans to spend nearly $11 million on the expansion of its operations in Summerville. The company plans to add several new models to its product line. Scout Boats makes a variety of coastal fishing boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet in length....
  • Professor sues Walmart over ‘toilet cleaner’ on fishing license

    04/17/2017 4:30:44 PM PDT · by cweese · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    Wal-Mart really soiled his reputation. A Montana professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel because an employee listed the academic’s occupation as “toilet cleaner” on a fishing license application. Montana State University assistant professor Gilbert Kalonde bought a state fishing license from a Wal-Mart in April 2015, and a store employee used Kalonde’s MSU I.D. when filling out an application form, according to a complaint filed in Gallatin County District Court. But when the employee entered Kalonde’s occupation into a computer database, he wrote that the professor “cleans toilets,” the complaint charges. The incident exposed Kalonde to “hatred, contempt [and] ridicule,”...