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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

BOATING

The Memorandum of Understanding covers planning and implementing mutually-beneficial projects and activities to promote recreational fishing and boating conducted on public lands and waterways. 

Under the current EPA proposal, boaters can expect to see a greater volume of higher-level ethanol fuel blends dispensed at more gas stations, significantly increasing the chances for misfueling. 

CONTESTS

St. Louis Park artist Richard Goodkind has won the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brook trout. 

FISHERIES

State biologists use direct current shocker gear to stun fish, allowing them to efficiently count the population and keep track of trends in various fisheries.

Red snapper recreational and commercial seasons will open in South Atlantic federal waters for limited harvest beginning August 10

During the 2018 season, reports of illegal fishing methods used by some permitted paddlefish harvesters lead to ADCNR law enforcement officers initiating an intensive investigation. This investigation resulted in 135 convictions for paddlefish fishing violations. 

The marked Coho Salmon quota totaling 21,000 fish in this area is expected to be met by the end of the day on Sunday, August 12 th. 

GEAR

The Huk Attack is the most thoughtfully engineered, purpose-built, fishing shoe ever created. 

INDUSTRY

There are a variety of Discover Boating promotional materials and marketing resources available to all industry stakeholders at no cost on GrowBoating.org. 

While NMMA continues to caution against further escalating the trade conflict, some recent actions are encouraging. 

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, today added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project that Watershed previously announced with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to build an ultra-quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. 

This legislation will authorize a national program to conserve, restore and enhance fish habitat across the country for the benefit of recreational fishing.  

JOBS

Reporting to the IGFA Development Manager, this position will be responsible for day-to-day administration of a variety of development activities, including: events, donor research and data management. 

Gunpowder, one of the fastest growing enthusiast communications firms, is seeking candidates for four new positions – Senior Account Director, Public Relations Driver, Social Media Manager and Public Relations Intern – to account for continued new business growth. 

The IGFA Development Manager works closely with the Director of Development to oversee the fundraising activities of the IGFA including: donor recruitment and retention, fundraising events and direct mail campaigns.

PEOPLE

As the 59th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) draws to a close and focuses on its historic 60th anniversary next year, the IGFA would like to take a look at the individual behind the HIBT, Peter Fithian

RADIO

This week on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio host Rob Keck is celebrating National Shooting Sports Month with three notable guests who practice and teach firearm safety, and exercise proper stewardship of our land. 

RETAIL

  A100,000-square-foot Cabela’s in Rogers in Arkansas is currently undergoing a significant renovation to bring Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Tracker Boats together under one roof for the first time. 

SHOWS

One of the most noteworthy changes to the 2018 show, set to take place October 31 to November 4, is the redesign and repositioning of the main entrance several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard.

STATES

A third idle-speed, no-wake zone was activated Wednesday on the Santa Fe River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. 

The State of Kansas opposes a project to connect the Platte and Republican river basins because invasive Asian Carp and White Perch in the Platte River could enter the Republican River (along with other nuisance species) if the two rivers are connected. 

Over 90% of Maine lands are in private ownership, so it becomes clear that to manage the resources on these lands, the MDIFW must develop and maintain relationships with the landowners to manage fish and wildlife populations properly. 

Metolius Pond, a new fishing pond for kids and disabled anglers on the grounds of the old Metolius Hatchery, is now open for fishing. 

Avoid the fall rush and apply now for the Striped Bass Bonus Program to receive your permit before the SBBP reopens on September 1. 

TELEVISION

This weekend on Discovery Channel, you’re not going to want to miss new programming from Raised Hunting, Wingshooting USA, Angler’s Journal TV, Fish Mavericks and more.

Outdoor Channel ranks 15th in M25-54 VPVH, up 18 positions from last year, and Sportsman Channel ranks 18th on the list, up 47 positions from last year’s ranking in the same metric. 

TOURNAMENTS

Classic Bass (ClassicBass.com) the host of the Champions Tour, has announced they will be hosting their inaugural walleye event on Saturday, September 15th on Lake Mille Lacs. 

A total of 59 teams competed in last weekend’s Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown, the final leg of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit. A payout in excess of $119,000 was up for grabs at the tournament bringing the total purse for the series to more than $381,000. 

WEBSITES

Classic Bass (ClassicBass.com), a leader in providing bass tournament anglers timely fishing intel and information, and presenter of the Champions Tour, has revamped their popular classifieds section to now include marine and fishing items. 

FISHING CALENDAR
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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