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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

ANGLER ACCESS

The tool displays a map of the recreation lands and waters managed by seven federal agencies on one side and provides an overview of each agency and the recreation opportunities it offers on the other side. 

BOATING

SOBOS was designed to collect information about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters, with the goal of testing the effectiveness of crowdsourcing recreational boating data as an evidence-based public health approach to reducing boating accidents. 

COAST GUARD
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Monday from a 19-foot pleasure craft taking on water 2 miles south of Marathon. 

COMPETITION

Beginning tomorrow (August 2) and continuing through August 4, a total of 322 boats comprised of two-person teams and their coaches coming all the way from Zimbabwaea, Canada, and 38 states from the U.S. will all come together at Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake for what is now being referred to as the “largest high school fishing tournament in the world,” the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship.

Jeremy Monda and Will Boyd of the Quincy Junior Bassmasters in Florida claimed the first-day lead of the Bassmaster Junior National Championship with 10 pounds, 3 ounces on Carroll County’s 1,000 Acre Recreational Lake.

CONSERVATION

Funding can support kayak trips, beach cleanups, and much more anywhere along the Gulf of Mexico shore. 

EVENTS

 Trout Unlimited is holding an annual survey of brookie populations in this beautiful wilderness watershed on Aug. 25, and welcomes volunteer fly-fishers.

Take advantage of these free classes covering all the basics of trout fishing with fly tackle in Florence this month. 

FISHERIES

Lake Michigan boat anglers report catching good numbers of salmon and trout this summer and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has finished its first full year of implementing a new and enhanced stocking strategy to assure strong fish populations and fishing into the future. 

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet August 20-13, 2018 at the Omni Corpus Christi hotel located at 900 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX

Fall salmon seasons on the Columbia River open on Wednesday, Aug. 1 with modest forecasts and a few new regulations. 

GEAR

The A-Series 2.0 Tackle Bag holds four 3650 Stowaway® boxes, making it ideal for a day on your favorite stream, or paddling to a secret fishing location 

GRANTS

Some $1.25 million in funding is available to local, state, federal and tribal governments and nonprofit groups for single- and multiple-year projects and will be awarded through an open, competitive process.  

INDUSTRY

Stanley’s is based out of Clearwater, Florida and is a premier marine distributor that is now carrying the full Clenzoil Marine and Tackle product line, including the 1 oz. Needle Oiler, 2 oz. Pump Sprayer, 12 oz. Aerosol, 16 oz. Trigger Sprayer, and newly released and highly anticipated Saturated Wipes. 

Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce that Lindsey Phelps has joined the company as International Sales Manager. 

The algorithm measures not just the number of followers, friends, and fans on social media, but—more importantly—activity levels, engagement, and influence. 

Legend Glass Spinning won Best of Show in the freshwater category while the Mojo line took home two awards: Mojo Yak for the saltwater category and Mojo Trout in the fly category. 

INVASIVE SPECIES

The unique partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Deep Creek Watershed Foundation and Brookfield Renewable will bring forward a robust zebra mussel monitoring plan, which will utilize a combination of water quality sampling to assess zebra mussel suitability and visual surveys to look for the possible presence of zebra mussels at Deep Creek Lake. 

JOBS

EZ Loader Boat Trailers is seeking a manufacturer Representative for the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Il. 

LEGISLATION

While some think legislative business is winding down ahead of Congressional midterms, recreational anglers and conservationists see things heating up with still much to look forward to in this Congress, according to the Center for Sportfishing Policy. 

ONLINE

Outdoor Sportsman Group continues to grow its exclusive, global, subscription-based, streaming service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with its launch on streaming platform leader Roku.  

ORGANIZATIONS

New England Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) invites anyone with an interest in hunting, fishing, gathering wild foods, or other outdoor skills to attend the upcoming rendezvous August 10, 11, and 12 on Swan Island in the Kennebec River off Richmond.

PRO TEAMS

Cal Coast Fishing, a fishing accessories manufacturer from Carpentaria, Calif., has signed Elite Series pros Ish Monroe and Caleb Sumrall to their national pro staff. 

STATES

Celebrate lake sturgeon, Wisconsin's largest and longest-lived fish, and the people who have revered and protected this ancient species at an Aug. 10 unveiling of a new display at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery Education Center. 

A new law that goes into effect Aug. 1 means people convicted of driving while intoxicated – regardless of the vehicle they’re driving – will lose their driver’s license and be prohibited from operating motor vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, motorboats and snowmobiles. 

TELEVISION

One of the most-watched programs in outdoor television over the last 30 years,  In-Fisherman is now on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). 

TOURNAMENTS
VIDEOS

Learn about the racking options that make fishing kayak transport a whole lot easier. 

FISHING CALENDAR
June 18 - August 21
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Meeting in Key Wes

includes reef fish review and other topics; www.gulfcouncil.org

August 2
"Mad Snooker" Dave Pomerleau presents free seminar

South Shore Fishing Club at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL; www.southshoreanglers.com. 

August 10-11
Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament out of Sailfish Marina

Stuart, FL; www.stuartsailfishclub.com

August 10-12
MidSouth Hunting and Fishing Expo

Memphis Agricenter; www.memphishuntshow.com.

August 12-18
Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament

Manteo, N.C.; pcbgt.com

August 14
Reel Animals Inshore Clinic

Gator Ford off I-4 east of Tampa. 7 p.m., features "Mr. Trout" Captain Richard Seward, free food and drink.

August 16
CCA-Florida Happy Hour

Coppertail Brewery, 2601 E. 2nd Avenue, Tampa, FL, 5 to 7 p.m., all anglers welcome; zbatley@ccaflorida.org.

September 3
Labor Day Observed, No Wires Published

September 14-15
Saltwater Sisters Ladies Tournament

Pirates Cove Resort and Marina in Stuart Fl.; www.stuartsailfishclub.com.

 
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