Friday, October 21, 2016

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak.

The Captain of the Port will be enforcing a temporary safety zone along with flight restrictions enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration in the vicinity of Huntington Beach, October 20 – 23, 2016, during the Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow.

This project involves heavy lifting of approximately 75 pounds as each oyster dome weighs about 150 pounds.

Send your best photos of bonefish, tarpon and permit in their habitats for a chance to win great prizes.

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold three public hearings in November 2016 to gather public comments on a request by the State of New Jersey to designate 13 of its artificial reef sites located in federal waters as Special Management Zones (SMZ).
Following recommendations made by the Lake Michigan Committee, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will adjust Chinook salmon and lake trout stocking in 2017 and 2018 to relieve predation pressure on prey (alewives) in Lake Michigan.
Recreational salmon and steelhead fishing will close starting Saturday on the Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the Hwy. 395 Bridge near Pasco, Wash., under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.
NOAA Fisheries has released its final plan to recover these species by addressing the threats they face and restoring the ecosystem on which they depend.
The benefits of two fish passage projects to migratory alewife fish are expected to be substantial due to the large amount of spawning habitat restored—a total of more than 3,100 acres—and 30 miles of stream habitat opened.

BTT scientist JoEllen Wilson and collaborating scientist Lucas Griffin placed BTT acoustic tags in South Carolina tarpon for the first time this week as part of the Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Program generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group.

Importantly, the EZ ShrimpZ is designed to accommodate multiple rigging methods and retrieval techniques to mimic these different motions that real shrimp exhibit, but it is critical to understand exactly when and how to employ each rig.

During the Sportfishing Summit, ASA recognized several individuals who have given generously of their time and company resources in support of the industry and fisheries conservation.

Two products recently introduced by marine-propulsion leader Mercury Marine – Active Trim and Mercury's next-generation Joystick Piloting system – have been nominated for DAME Design Awards, the marine industry's most prestigious international design recognition for new marine equipment and accessories.

For the 2016/2017 ice season, Frabill announces nine new Ice Hunter Combos developed in close partnership with five of their top, hardworking ice fishing professionals.

The 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach, the city's premier in-water luxury yacht show, will introduce a new look and layout for the 2017 event, set to take place from February 16-20 on Collins Avenue across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels.

Glen Raven, Inc., maker of Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading manufacturer of performance fabrics servicing the marine industry, and a longtime Bonefish & Tarpon Trust sponsor, has committed to a partnership supporting BTT's Education Initiatives

Changes include allowing corn as bait for trout in some waters, a tweak to the smallmouth bass limit at Jordanelle Reservoir, opening tributaries at Utah Lake to fishing year round, and requiring anglers to keep and kill any walleye they catch at Echo Reservoir. All of the changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2017.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m., to review and select for interview applicants for the 2017 vacancy on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct a public meeting Oct. 25 to discuss fisheries issues affecting western Kentucky.
A free seminar featuring basic steelhead fishing in northeast Ohio's tributaries will be offered on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Monitoring efforts show that anglers above Cedar Flat on the Trinity River will have caught their quota of 183 adult fall-run Chinook, 22 inches or longer, by sundown on Friday, Oct. 21. After the quota is met, anglers will still be able to fish in this area but must release any Chinook longer than 22 inches.
Anglers from the Bear Creek Bass Club rolled up their sleeves and joined staff from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to break ground on a new weigh-in facility to be housed at the Prairie Creek Access on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas.
The Hubbard Farms WMA has suffered vandalism, habitat damage and extensive inappropriate use over the last several years. The activities have resulted in destroyed sensitive riverine and floodplain habitat, as well as crop damage to approved agricultural endeavors. The gate is being installed by the Department in its fiduciary role to protect the public's valuable investment in conservation at this location.
The north Georgia mountains make a great fall destination, and what better excuse to plan a trip than to take advantage of the many available trout streams, including five delayed harvest trout streams that open Nov. 1?

During the week of October 24–30 on World Fishing Network, viewers will learn how to fish in the rough Canadian Quesnel River; go fishing with JP DeRose and fellow tournament angler, Derek Strub; find out what Dustin Wilks thinks is most important before summer fishing season hits and his fishing ends; and learn how to best catch bass with Chad Hoover.

High water levels have in the basin remained throughout the spring and summer, but the tournament waters are in "good shape" now, according to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet.

Outdoors Calendar

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Apr. 1 - Nov. 30: Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament. Fish from Raritan Bay to Delaware Bay for 8 inshore species. Unlimited weigh-ins. Over 80 chances to win cash and prizes. Entry $20.

Oct. 18 - Oct. 22: Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Black and blue marlin weight and release divisions. $2.5 million-plus in prizes.

Oct. 22 - Oct. 23: California B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Qualifier, Clear Lake, Lakeport, CA,

Nov. 3 - Nov. 5: King of the Beach king mackerel tournament, Madeira Beach, Fla, $50,000 top prize, total $200,000 payout; Details here.

Nov. 3 - Nov. 5: King of the Beach king mackerel tournament out of Madeira Beach, Fla., $50,000 first prize;

Nov. 6: CCA CAL Orange County Fundraiser, Cypress Community Center, Cypress  11a-4pm  Crawfish Boil
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Dec. 3 - Dec. 4: 2017: California B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Qualifier, Lake Nacimiento, CA,

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