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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

CLINICS
The DWR will offer an introduction to fly fishing clinic on Sept. 29 at the agency's Southeastern Region office at 319 N. Carbonville Rd. in Price beginning at 8:30 a.m.
COAST GUARDS
The Coast Guard has rescued 426 people and 234 pets since Hurricane Florence began. The agency continues to coordinate with federal, state and local agencies to respond to flooding in North Carolina.
CONSERVATION
International Sawfish Day is an annual event held on October 17 to raise awareness of these vulnerable rays and to highlight the threats they face in order to safeguard their future

A catastrophic combination of red tide and blue-green algae blooms on the west coast, and blue-green algae blooms on the east coast are hurting Florida, causing significant public health concerns, tarnishing Florida's reputation for world-class fishing and beaches, and mucking up the waters--Audubon says state lawmakers must step up this session to reverse the blight.
EVENTS
In celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, DEC is holding a free fishing clinic at the Town of Islip "Sea Fest" on Saturday, September 22 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Little River Outfitters will once again host of the annual Fly Tyers Weekend to be held October 27 & 28, at our fly shop and fly fishing school in Townsend, Tennessee.

FISHERIES
Scientists discovered that not only is this summer’s “dead zone” below average, but is actually the fourth smallest area mapped since 1985.
North Carolina’s Public Hearing on Atlantic Cobia PID, which was scheduled for September 18th at 6 PM in Manteo, has been rescheduled for September 26th at 6 PM at the same location
State fish managers are reminding anglers that the summer salmon fishing season ends Sept. 23 in Marine Area 8-2 and Sept. 30 in many other marine areas.

The agreement is an update to the 1985 Treaty, which defines the obligations of Canada and the United States to conduct their respective fisheries in a manner that prevents overfishing and allows each country to receive benefits equivalent to the production of salmon originating in each nation’s waters.
After a summer spent growing big and strong on a diet of bloodworms, the latest class of Lake Sturgeon finally graduated from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute and were released into the Tennessee River.
FISHING DESTINATIONS
Quartz Lake's 1500 acres are stocked with Arctic char, king salmon, rainbow trout, and coho salmon, and there are 16 campsites on the shores, along with several rental cabins.
GRANTS
In conjunction with Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI), NHF Day selected and awarded $10,000 in grants to 17 various groups and organizations as part of the grassroots program aimed to introduce people to the outdoors.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Faith Bruck with Logan-Magnolia High School is the 2018 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program.
LEGISLATION
The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is moving through Congress, and with limited time remaining on a busy legislative calendar, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon: BoatUS is calling on anglers to support the legislation.
NEW PRODUCTS
From now through the end of October, any customer who spends $50 or more at www.himtnjerky.com will receive a free package of Hi Mountain Seasonings ready-to-eat Beef Jerky.
ORGANIZATIONS
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced that Jill Tapia will join the association staff as Director of Finance & Administration, effective October 8, 2018.
PRO TEAMS
Five members of the Mossy Oak Fishing Team have placed themselves in the top 50 bass anglers that are about to begin fishing at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship. Kevin VanDam, Jordan Lee, Ott DeFoe, Gerald Swindle and Brandon Palaniuk will all be in competition which begins Thursday.
RADIO
In the wake of several large carnivore attacks in the Northwest we'll reach out to the Executive Director of Western Wildlife Outreach to find out why this is happening and get some tips on staying safe when around cougars and bears.
STATES
Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley honored the state's hunters and anglers on Monday during a ceremony in which he proclaimed Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska.
Construction has wrapped up for the upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area and its new ramp is expected to be open for this weekend’s visitors.
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 22 across Florida by enjoying all the state has to offer, and make a difference, as well.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be closing the 2018 watercraft registration season and preparing for the 2019 season during the month of October.
Beginning Oct. 2, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) will begin a winter schedule that includes the closure of one additional weekday.
Two anglers were baiting a trotline in Calcasieu Parish when Lucas Marcantel fell overboard and did not resurface.
Cooler temperatures and shorter daylight times trigger fish to actively search for food to build energy reserves to survive the long winter in waterways and lakes all over Iowa.
TOURNAMENTS
Catfish anglers from 15 states traveled to the Ohio River for Cabela’s King Kat 2018 Classic at Jeffersonville, IN. The event was won by Justin Cook and Gary Ryan, with a two-day weight of 232 pounds
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, anglers from across the country are to unite with war heroes to pursue some of the world’s most elusive game fish for trophies and prizes during the annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament. Events are scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, in Islamorada.

FISHING CALENDAR
September 19-23
Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting

Redding, CA; https://www.tu.org/annualmeeting

September 21-22
Big Greg Leonard Longest Redfish Tournament

Captains' meeting at the Salty Shamrock, Apollo Beach, Fla, 7 p.m. on the 21st. Entry $25, proceeds to Captains for Clean Water to help clean up the Everglades; www.southshoreanglers.com.

September 27
Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Wonders of Wildlife/Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO, tickets available. Meet the greats of bass angling and hear Dave Mercer emcee— www.bassfishinghof.com , or 501-541-6660.

October 6-7
Florida Sportsman Expo
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

October 12-13
AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle -- Russellville, AR
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October 31 - November 4
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
 
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