Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 
ANGLER ACCESS
Years of legal uncertainty surrounding public access of Utah streams and waterways soon could be resolved, as the Utah Supreme Court prepares to issue a ruling on a controversial state law prohibiting public access on waters that cross private property.

BIG CATCHES
An all-white jumbo catfish grabbed Steve Ryan's Rapala Jiggin' Rap and came up through the ice for a visit.
Evan Walsh caught a 3 pound 11.5 ounce crappie, just a half-ounce shy of the state record, from Chautauqua Lake on January 2, 2017.

COAST GUARD
The Coast Guard rescued five people Saturday after a 36-foot boat took on water 42 miles west of Sarasota Bay.
The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a grounded boat near Deltaville, Virginia, through use of a kayak.
The Coast Guard rescued two duck hunters and their dogs Saturday after their boat ran out of fuel near Merrimon.

EVENTS
The Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures event, April 28-29, in Blue Ridge, Georgia, is expected to draw thousands of anglers to the North Georgia mountains.

FISHERIES
Following two stakeholder meetings in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay this week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created an online survey to collect additional information to aid in whitefish management.
You can make fishing better at Flaming Gorge Reservoir—and provide a healthy and tasty meal to your family and friends—by keeping your limit of lake trout.
A 10-year Lake Erie steelhead management plan has been completed by New York's DEC and is available for distribution.

INDUSTRY
T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama is continuing and growing it's popular Atlas Awards Tournament Contingency program for 2017.

NEW PRODUCTS
Made in the USA, the enhanced unit is based on the company's proven ALERT2 Transmitter, and is compatible with its MOB alarm system receiver and portable direction finder.

RADIO
A review of the Marine Career Fair at the Seattle Boat show, a Bob Loomis Interview and more will entertain on this week's Northwestern Outdoors Radio.

SHOWS
The Bureau of Fisheries will have a presence at six outdoors/boat shows from now through March this year.

STATES
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to implement the next phase of the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management, including updates to provisions for fall chinook salmon.
A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida with patches observed from Pinellas to Sarasota counties.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 20 at ODFW Headquarters in Salem (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE) to consider changes to the Columbia River Fishery Reform program.
New York's next free fishing period will be President's Day weekend (February 18-19, 2017), when both residents and non-residents can fish without a license.
New Hampshire's Trophy and Record Fish programs provide opportunities for anglers of all ages to receive recognition while giving biologists important information on the state's fisheries over time.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that Jan. 31, 2017 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data.

TOURNAMENTS
Fly Zone Fishing has announced the formation of a new high profile sport-fishing tournament in the Dominican Republic: the Marina Casa de Campo Open.
Two ice tournaments are aimed at reducing burbot numbers in Flaming Gorge Reservoir: the voracious species is considered an invasive in the lake.
The Kraus-Anderson® Walleyes on Ice ("KAWOI") is a competitive, live-release ice fishing tournament to be held February 11 on Lake Minnetonka in Spring Park, Minnesota.

WASHINGTON
Previously unsuccessful efforts to reform the US's main federal fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, are positioned to move ahead under a Donald Trump administration.
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 58th Presidential Inauguration effective January 15 through January 24.

Outdoors Calendar

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Jan. 26 - Jan. 29: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Show, Schaumburg Center; www.sportshows.com/chicago.

Jan. 27 - Jan. 28: Crappie Masters National Qualifier on the St. Johns River, Deland, FL - www.crappiemasters.net

Jan. 28: Family Fishing Day, 8 a.m. – noon, Red Mountain Lake (7745 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ).

Feb. 3 - Feb. 4: Crappie Masters National Qualifier on Lake Talquin, Gadsden County, FL - www.crappiemasters.net

Feb. 16 - Feb. 20: Miami International Boat Show, Miami Marine Stadium, Miami, FL; www.miamiboatshow.com.

Feb. 18 - Feb. 19: Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan waters for both residents and non-residents; www.michigan.gov/freefishing.

Mar. 3 - Mar. 5: Panama City Beach Boat Show; http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/event/emerald-coast-boat-%26-lifestyle-show/21131/

Mar. 18 - Mar. 19: California B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Qualifier #1, Lake Oroville, Oroville, CA, www.calbn.com





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