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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018

BOATING

The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Prince William Marina offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard single and twin engine powerboats: ‘Powerboat I’ and ‘Powerboat II’, this Saturday, August 11, at the marina’s location at 12849 Gordon Rd., Woodbridge VA

COAST GUARD
An off-duty Coast Guard member rescued a man from the water near Orange Beach, Alabama, August 2, shortly after completing his wedding. 
COLLEGIATE FISHING

Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries has announced their sponsorship of the University of South Florida Fishing Club for the 2018-2019 school year. 

CONSERVATION

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday released a comprehensive, three-year action plan that outlines its priorities and goals for using current and future Farm Bill conservation programs to help agricultural producers improve the water quality and overall health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

EVENTS

This Labor Day Weekend, South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island will host its second annual Yacht Rock Weekend, a three-day, family friendly festival featuring games, food and of course, live music. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that the following dates have been selected for managed shark fishing at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier: August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. 

FISHERIES

The Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River will close to all fishing, including catch-and-release, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 in order to protect summer steelhead that may be utilizing the cooler water provided by this tributary.

FISHING SPOTS

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ campaign announces the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat

HABITAT

A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. 

INDUSTRY

AO Coolers, the leading soft sided cooler company, will display new products for the outdoor enthusiast such as the Hybrid series cooler, The Mossy Oak Elements cooler, and the Everest roto-molded hard cooler.  

To ensure the recreational boating industry’s voice is heard, NMMA is continuing their biennial, non-partisan effort to get stakeholders to the polls and learn about pro-boating champions on the ballot this November. 

David Bloch, president and founder of Outdoor Edge announced today that the company has added three new employees to its staff.

JOHNSON OUTDOORS (NASDAQ:JOUT), a leading global innovator in outdoor recreation equipment and technology, reported double-digit growth in revenue and profits for the fiscal third quarter ended June 29, 2018. 

INVASIVE SPECIES

— Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed growth of Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in the north end of Cobbosseecontee (aka Cobbossee) Lake in Winthrop. 

MEDIA

Are you ready to mingle with mermaids, paddle the crystal clear Weeki Wachee River and network with some of the top outdoor communications professionals in Florida? 

PODCASTS

From Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions, "Elements: River Float for Smallmouth Bass" features Mossy Oak's Walt Gabbard and his lifelong friend, Scott Barrett as they reminisce and float the river for smallmouth bass. 

RADIO

We've got outdoors news about young guns winning fishing tournaments around the nation along with a big payout in a Baja, Mexico saltwater tournament.  

STATES

The Lake Dubonnet boating access site located in Green Lake Township in Grand Traverse County, which provides lake access at the Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground, will temporarily close beginning Monday, Aug. 13, for boat ramp replacement.

At Gov. Rick Scott’s direction, the FWC has mobilized all available resources to mitigate naturally occurring red tide, and executive director Eric Sutton has waived rules through an executive order to expedite the removal of dead fish – regardless of applicable bag, size, or possession limits or of season or area closures – from shoreline, inshore or nearshore areas in the following counties: Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on a possible regulation change for crappie fishing at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County to both allow anglers to keep more crappie and promote more consistency in the quality of the fishery. 

Don waders and help haul in a net or try your luck with a fishing rod. This family-friendly event is free at 19 locations along the Hudson. 

Dry conditions in eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley Reservoir have prompted local fish biologists to remove daily catch limits on the reservoir starting Friday, Aug. 10. 

Ten-year old Isabella Tolen of Lake Stevens has established the state record for the largest tope shark caught off the coast of Washington with a 41 pounder. 
TELEVISION

Florida Insider Fishing Report brings the latest fishing techniques, products and conservation updates to anglers everywhere exclusively on Fox Sports Sun. 

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 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.

October 31 - November 4
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
 
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