Thursday, February 23, 2017

 
CONTESTS
Students across the United States and internationally have the opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and conservation.

EVENTS
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 20th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Weekend Workshop, March 31-April 2, at the YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge in Wilkes County.
Running March 2-5 at the SUNY Rockland Community College Field House in Suffern, NY, the Suffern Show will feature top bass anglers Mike "Ike" Iaconelli, Gerald Swindle, and Brandon Palaniuk among others.
Take a test drive on any of six boats, learn about outboard innovations, mingle with other boaters and anglers, enjoy free food and drink, and enter to win a Mercury outboard or YETI cooler.

FISHERIES
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission winter meeting this month was surely a bummer for summer flounder fans.
The revised specifications are based on the results of the 2016 benchmark stock assessment, which found the stock is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.

INDUSTRY
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world's leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce that effective January 30, 2017, Barton Dobbs has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales – Sports Optics Division.
Blue Heron Communications, a full service, outdoor-specialty marketing and public relations agency, announces a strategic partnership with PRADCO-Fishing, the legendary and popular manufacturer of anglers' favorite fishing tackle.

MARINE ELECTRONICS
Raymarine/FLIR Maritime is pleased to announce a 2017 Innovation Award in the category "Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software" for the Raymarine Axiom Multi-Function Display (MFD) series at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show.

NEW PRODUCTS
While Lew's has been busy getting production started on the new Mark Rose "Ledge" rods after months of developing the unique series, Rose has been feverishly putting a stamp of approval on his signature models with back-to-back wins along the FLW Tour.
Accurate has introduced new BV-500-sized single-speed and two-speed reels to its popular Valiant lever-drag series.
Daiwa's new 2017 FUEGO CT line of baitcasters feature an all new lower profile design that is as good looking as it is comfortable to fish.

PRO ANGLERS
After changing 1,500 or more hooks in his shop, VanDam neatly organized each newly adorned lure into Plano waterproof Stowaways, certain they would protect his investment.
A scant two weeks after Rose won at the 2017 FLW Tour kickoff event at Lake Guntersville, the West Memphis pro made professional bass fishing history by besting the field at last weekend's FLW Tour presented by Quaker State event on Lake Travis, Texas.

RECOGNITION
The first annual Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarship for Females in Fisheries was awarded at the Southern Division, American Fisheries Society's annual meeting to Whitney (Jacobs) Della Torre from Gainesville, Fla.

SEMINARS
For offshore fishermen looking for intense sessions dedicated to fishing the edge, don't miss the 15th Annual Canyon Runner offshore series as it makes its final stop of the year at the Huntington Hilton on Long Island this Saturday, February 25th.

STATES
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax fishing regulations on the 27-acre main lake at Kent Park starting on March 1, to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before and while the lake is being drained.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30, unless closed or extended through proclamation.
Persons interested in sandpit lake management are invited to a free workshop March 2 in Grand Island.
Under this year's rules, a portion of the Cowlitz River will be open to recreational dip netting along the shore from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for one day only.
Join us on Saturday, March 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Pontchartrain Lighthouse in New Orleans for this free, instructional workshop.

TOURNAMENTS
Classic Bass (ClassicBass.com), An industry leading online information source for bass tournament anglers, and presenter of the Champions Tour, is pleased to announce that Full Throttle Fishing will host an open event that will qualify four anglers for the Classic Bass Champions Tour Open event presented by Skeeter Boats and Yamaha Outboards on the Whitefish Chain on August 6th.

WASHINGTON
The acting head of OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs issued an advisory memo that clarified that the president's order to eliminate two regulations for every new one applied only to "significant regulatory actions",not including routine fishery management matters.

WEBSITES
Whether it was cabin fever among bass fishing fans, pent-up anticipation of the new Bassmaster Elite Series season or simply continued growth in popularity, audience sizes for videos and other content achieved record numbers for the first Elite event of 2017.

YOUTH EVENTS
The event, 8 a.m. to noon at Tempe Kiwanis Park in Tempe, typically draws 400 young anglers.

Outdoors Calendar

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Feb. 23 - Feb. 26: Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA - http://www.sportshows.com/philadelphia/

Feb. 24 - Feb. 25: Crappie Masters National Qualifier and Louisiana State Championship on Lake D'Arbonne, Farmerville, LA  www.crappiemasters.net

Mar. 2 - Mar. 5: World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, SUNY Rockland Community College Field House, Suffern, NY - http://www.sportshows.com/suffern

Mar. 2 - Mar. 5: World Fishing & Outdoor Expo. SUNY Rockland Community College Field House, Suffern, NY. http://www.sportshows.com/suffern

Mar. 3 - Mar. 4: Crappie Masters National Qualifier and South Carolina State Championship on Lake Greenwood, Greenwood, SC www.crappiemasters.net

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

Mar. 17 - Mar. 19: The Saltwater Fishing Expo, Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset, NJ - http://www.sportshows.com/somerset

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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