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  • 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,”...
  • Scout Boats expanding; Dorchester industry to create 370 jobs, invest $10.9 million (South Carolina)

    04/13/2017 9:58:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | April 13, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Scout Boats, a designer and manufacturer of luxury coastal fishing boats, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations, the S.C. Department of Commerce announced Thursday. The company is adding multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Summerville, Scout Boats designs and manufactures a wide variety of luxury coastal fishing boats, including center-console, dual-console and bay-boat models. Ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet lengths, Scout Boats’ products can be found in more than 70 dealers across the nation and the...
  • Hold on tight to that nice Fish you just caught

    03/28/2017 11:29:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/28/2017 | C Raleigh
    Or you'll end up like this guy. Getting a good photo of the big lunker you just caught has never been easier than it is in today's age of cell phones and small digital cameras. Now you just have to remember that the big fish you just pulled out of the water wants back in real bad. Here's how you get a wet photo of your fishing buddy: To the guy taking the video and laughing his head off: enjoy it now because your time is coming. After that, raise your hand if you or your fishing partner have lost...
  • GOP Kicks Off Effort To Roll Back Obama’s Monument Designations

    03/15/2017 10:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    House lawmakers kicked off their effort to push back against national monuments designations, targeting the large swaths of ocean the Obama administration made off limits to fishing. “I don’t believe the Antiquities Act should have ever been applied to oceans,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young said during a Wednesday hearing on marine monument designations. “There was never intent of that.” Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources have long criticized former President Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to put millions of square miles off limits to commercial fishing with little to no input from locals. With President...
  • Weapons buildup, anger fuel threat of renewal of Somali piracy

    03/15/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Abdiqani Hassan
    A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this week, the first such seizure by Somali pirates since 2012, experts and locals told Reuters on Wednesday. Gunmen hijacked the Aris 13, a small oil tanker, on Monday and are demanding a ransom to release the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, the EU Naval Force that patrols the waters off Somalia said. Now shipping companies are scrambling to find out whether the attack is a one-off, or whether pirates could once again threaten one of the world's...
  • Fishers sue to get rid of Obama's New England ocean monument

    03/07/2017 8:04:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2017 7:26 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument is called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and it is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains. The creation of the monument closed the area to most commercial fishing and has been opposed by fishing groups for months. A coalition of the groups filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court....
  • 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 doesn’t 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 AL.com – 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 he’s been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT? Seriously, I just took a quick three-minute scroll through Fedortsov’s Twitter page, and he has photos of ocean creatures that look like they’re from the most twisted Jim Henson movie ever produced.
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s 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...