Friday, July 31, 2015

 
TOP STORY
On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3310, that will help stop this and similar unwarranted fishing closures from occurring

BOATING
The DNR has created a web page (dnr.IN.gov/boatingadvisories) to keep the boating public and lakefront property owners informed of current restrictions or closures.

COAST GUARD
The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing teenage boys approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.
The Coast Guard urges anyone going out on the Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents.

CONSERVATION
B.A.S.S., along with 30 other conservation organizations, has signed a letter urging Congress to restore funding for sportfishing projects suffering under the current federal budget impasse.

CONTESTS
For this contest, West Marine is looking for photos of dogs enjoying the breeze on the bow, taking a nap on the dock, playing in the waves or riding along on stand-up paddleboards.

FISHERIES
Many lakes that have been very low or dry have now refilled, providing better fishing and boating opportunities.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2015 recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in state waters on Saturday, August 1.

INDUSTRY
Century boats has selected the US Office
The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), will be the place to be September 15 - September 17, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, with an incredible line-up of events planned to give attendees and exhibitors an opportunity to mix and mingle throughout the three-day event
The name change comes as result of a legal challenge, according to company president Wes Seigler.
(Brookings, SD) Arctic Ice will once again be bringing the chill to Salt Lake City for the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on August 5th-8th.

NATIONAL PARKS
Paurotis Pond (and the zone beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond), has been reopened after the seasonal closure to protect nesting birds.

NEW PRODUCTS
The Terminator® Walking Frog, however, was designed tip to tail to convert blow-ups into hook-ups.
Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft.
Attracting exceptional interest among tackle dealers and fishing media at the recent ICAST Show, the new PowerPro Maxcuatro braided fishing line, using Honeywell's new Spectra HT (High-Tenacity) fiber, took 'Best Fishing Line' honors at the event's New Product Showcase awards.

PRO TEAMS
"The potential to catch a 20-pound bag of smallmouth bass on this river is better than anywhere I've ever fished but you have to make good decisions," says McClelland.

RADIO
Tune in to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio to catch up on new trends in fishing tackle and the latest developments on the America's Wildlife Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, MO.

RECORDS
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed yet another new state-record fish, again for quillback carpsucker. This marks the fifth state-record fish caught in 2015.

RETAIL
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it will open new brick-and-mortar stores in the greater Miami area.
Bass Pro Shops celebrated the opening of its Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Brandon/Tampa, Florida, with thousands of enthusiastic customers. The Grand Opening event continues through August 2.

STATES
The boat house at Eagle Harbor State Dock (Keweenaw County), which serves as a Life-Saving Station Museum, reopened earlier this month after construction of a new cedar shingle roof.
The "I Do" Fishing License Campaign (FloridaFishingLicenseCampaign.com) emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license.
A public hearing on proposed New Hampshire freshwater fishing rule changes for 2016 will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H

TELEVISION
Redfish, mutton snapper, fishing the Louisiana marshes and bassing are all part of this weekend's roundup on Destination America airings.

TOURNAMENTS
The second Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open presented by Allstate heads to the Oneida Lake out of Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 6-8., where a field of 199 pro anglers will compete for the top spot and a berth in 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.

YOUTH EVENTS
The Youth-Only fishery allows anglers age 15 and younger to fish for all species, except king salmon, in waters between ADF&G markers at the mouth of Fish Creek and markers ¼-mile upstream of Knik-Goose Bay Road.

Outdoors Calendar

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Apr. 1 - Nov. 30: Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament.  From Raritan Bay to Delaware Bay. 8 inshore species.  Entry $20.  www.BeachNBoat.com.

Aug. 11 - Aug. 15: International Fly Fishing Fair, Bend OR, Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center; www.fedflyfishers.org.

Aug. 21 - Sept. 7: Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout
and Salmon Derby, Over $50,000 in cash prizes including a $25,000 Grand Prize for the largest salmon caught during this 18-day event Sign up in local tackle shops or call (888) REEL-2-IN; www.loc.org.

Aug. 22 - Aug. 30: 39th Annual Greater Niagara "Fall Classic" Derby – 2015: A Fish Odyssey: Last year over $10,000 in cash and prizes were handed out to winning anglers at the Town of Newfane Community Center. Categories included salmon, rainbow/brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, carp and walleye: (877) FALLS US or visit www.fishodyssey.net .

Sept. 15 - Sept. 17: IBEX Marine Trade Show, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY; www.ibexshow.com/attend.

Sept. 26 - Sept. 27: Oakley Big Bass Tour Event. Lake Murray, South Carolina. www.oakleybigbass.com www.oakleybigbass.com





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