Friday, August 18, 2017

 
BOATING
Navigation lights will be necessary during the period of total eclipse due to light levels approaching full darkness in the area of complete coverage, says Sea Tow.

BOW FISHING
Participants will learn basic bow fishing skills, including knowledge of archery equipment and fish identification.

CHEVY FLORIDA INSIDER
Captain Jimbo Thomas talks about women's angling opportunities and Ladies Let's Go Fishing in the Southeast.

CONSERVATION
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting hard-working volunteers to harvest seashore paspalum at Port Manatee on Wednesday, September 6 from 9am - noon.

EVENTS
The 19th annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo is coming to the El Dorado (AR) Conference Center, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than a million people celebrated Great Outdoors Month® by participating in thousands of events in all 50 states.

FISHERIES
On August 10th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that it had approved an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) that would allow commercial longline vessels to re-enter the Florida East Coast Closed Zone and target swordfish.
The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida.

GEAR
The new Huk Attack, winner of the 2017 ICAST New Product Showcase Best of Category – Footwear award, is the most engineered, purpose-built, fishing shoe ever created.
Aesis Sonic waders incorporate Sonic 2.0 no-stitch seams and waterproof breathable shell fabric. This allows anglers breathability and comfort while staying dry all day long.

INDUSTRY
New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through June 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 5 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through June.
Legend Boats is set to join Ranger, Triton, Nitro and Tracker under the White River Marine Group label.

OPTICS
To aid enthusiasts in better understanding and witnessing the celestial event, precision optics leader ZEISS has launched a one-stop, dedicated solar eclipse microsite.

RADIO
This week on America Outdoors Radio we'll welcome listeners tuning in to KTKN in Ketchikan, Alaska and check in with Salmon Falls Resort, a local fishing lodge, to see how the fishing is there.
Join host Rob Keck for an informational show featuring two outstanding experts in fish and wildlife conservation education and the rich conservation history of our great nation.
This week, Dan Small Outdoors Radio features Tatum Treland-Schlapper, of Treland Resorts in Hayward; fishing guide George Langley; Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Wisconsin chapter public policy chair TJ Hauge; and pro angler Duffy Kopf.

RECORD FISH
Weighing in at 3 lbs. 7.84 oz, and 17.472 inches, the black crappie caught at the Frank Easement West Pond off Hwy 392 in Windsor has broken a 27 year record.

SPONSORSHIPS
Mossy Oak has partnered with Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing to become the official pattern of its sanctioned tournaments and televised episodes of the Series. Mossy Oak is also the supporting sponsor of Cabela's School of the Year program managed by the Association of College Anglers (ACA).

STATES
About 3,000 brook trout were stocked in the Norfork Tailwater, and 5,735 were stocked below Bull Shoals Dam.
The Louisiana Artificial Reef Council meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29 in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building, has been canceled. The rescheduled meeting date and time will be announced at a future date.
Louisiana anglers find themselves looking at yet another weekend of red snapper fishing as catch numbers are more than 250,000 pounds below the state's self-imposed limit for 2017.
The entrance road to Lookingglass Hatchery is closed to all public access weekdays from sunrise until 6 p.m. due to a project paving the road and parking lot.
Anyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free St. Paul Saints logo baseball cap and discounted tickets though a special Saints ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/saints.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled an aerial herbicide application on Tuesday, August 22 to control large expanses of American lotus and giant salvinia that are inhibiting access in the Saline/Larto complex.
On August 15, the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted their inaugural "Learn-to-Fish" Day at Okauchee Lake in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

TELEVISION
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is partnering with the Arkansas Educational Television Network to produce a special call-in show and share information about hunting, fishing and conservation education in Arkansas.
Airtime is on Thursday at 1:30 PM/EST on Pursuit. To find Horn Star Outdoors, go to www.pursuitchannel.com

TOURNAMENT
For the moment, it looks like the 108 anglers taking part in next week's Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair might be hitting the lake at just the right time.

TOURNAMENTS
Jacob Foutz of Bryan College won the 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops earning a berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic to be held on Lake Hartwell out of Greenville/Anderson, S.C.

YOUTH EVENTS
Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a fishing rodeo being held at Golden Memorial State Park in Walnut Grove on Saturday, August 26.

Outdoors Calendar

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Aug. 12 - Aug. 18: Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament, Manteo, NC. $1MM+ in cash prizes; pcbgt.com

Aug. 19: Florida Fly Fishing Council annual meeting, Plantation Resort in Crystal River

Aug. 23 - Aug. 27: Florida Outdoor Writers Association annual convention at Silver Springs in Ocala, Fla; www.fowa.org.

Aug. 25 - Aug. 27: Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo, BJCC in Birmingham, AL; www.rickandbubbaoutdoorexpo.com. . .

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1: IFBBA Tournament at Lake of the Ozarks out of Runaway II Resort, entry $400 per team; www.ifbba.com.

Oct. 14 - Oct. 15: California B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Qualifier #4, Lake Nacimiento, Paso Robles, CA, www.calbn.com





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