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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

BOATING
If you haven’t inspected your inflatable life jacket and it’s gone through a summer’s worth of hard boating, now is a good time to take a close look at it.
The reminder comes following a deadly head-on collision between two boats north of Lake Havasu on Saturday evening when two boats, one carrying 10 people and the other carrying six, collided between Pirates Cove and Topock Marina, sinking both boats and ejecting everyone into the water, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Freedom Boat Club will bring affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats to the Tampa Boat Show held at the Tampa Convention Center.

CONSERVATION
The Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the estuary was completed in August by a group of more than 30 organizations in consultation with N.Y. state and federal agencies.
On Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m – 2 p.m., the Toledo Zoo and its partner organizations will release about 3,000 lake sturgeon into the Maumee River, a tributary of Lake Erie, and the public is welcomed to participate.
ELECTRONICS
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced two additions to the trusted and top-selling outdoor GPS handheld series – the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st.

The Aqua Vu underwater camera system gives anglers certain ID of fish below, adding greatly to their chances of targeting the right species and the largest specimens.
ENFORCEMENT
The Coast Guard boarded 13 vessels and interdicted one illegal charter operation along Florida’s Gulf Coast during Operation PAX Defender, a weeklong Coast Guard initiative to prevent illegal charter operations.
The Coast Guard and partner agencies increased patrols to deter illegal charter operations in South Carolina and Georgia during Operation PAX Defender, a week-long Coast Guard initiative to prevent illegal charter operations during the holiday weekend.

EVENTS
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free “Day on the River” at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau, Saturday, Sep. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FISHERIES
Fishermen will still have other options for catching swordfish, including deep-set buoy gear, which has proven highly effective and far less threatening to non-target sea life after more than seven years of on-the-water testing.
GEAR
Cordova Cooler, building on their industry-leading and feature-rich hard-side cooler line, introduces a soft-side cooler that meets the portability needs of on-the-go outdoor enthusiasts and of those looking for a lightweight food and beverage storage solution when working long hours in the outdoors.
INDUSTRY
A Band of Anglers, the umbrella corporation overseeing several fishing tackle brands has named Brian Anderson its Chief Executive Officer.
"While the agreement between the United States and Mexico is good news for American manufacturers, maintaining the trilateral nature of the trade pact is vital to the continued growth and success of our economy and the recreational boating industry alike", says Thom Dammrich, NMMA president.
Discover Boating hosted national media on the water in New York City last week to help them experience life on the water and spur boating story ideas.
Lew’s Holdings Corporation, a leading supplier of branded fishing and hunting gear and accessories, announced today that Ken Eubanks has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Gary Remensnyder will remain involved in the business as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.
New economic reports by Southwick Associates reveal that more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen, spending over $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more.
INVASIVE SPECIES
As lake and river communities continue to fight the spread of invasive species, Wildlife Forever unveils an arsenal of tools to help educate the public and provide on-the-ground, access based tools to help boaters Clean Drain and Dry (CD2) boats and equipment.
NEW PRODUCTS
This portable light on steroids is just six inches long, weighing a mere 4.5 ounces, and features a fully waterproof enclosure. The LED light shines for up to 25 hours on low beam or crank it up to 160 lumens to see almost double the length of a standard football field, and it will still operate for over seven hours.
RETAIL
The combined store in Rogers will include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cabela's and a Tracker Marine Boating & ATV Center.
SEMINARS
Greg and Bryan Watts, the "Watts Brothers Fishing Team", present a free seminar on backcountry redfishing tonight at 7 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the South Shore Anglers Club, meeting at Sunset Grill at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin
SPONSORSHIPS
The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) continues its longtime support for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) by returning as a sponsor for 2018.
STATES
Conservation leaders, federal and state officials, and other partners gathered on the Patapsco River to celebrate the removal of Bloede Dam – an effort that has been a decade in the making, and will have major benefits for fisheries, public safety, recreation, and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10.
TELEVISION
Florida Insider Fishing Report brings the latest fishing techniques, products and conservation updates to anglers everywhere exclusively on Fox Sports Sun.
WILDLIFE
You’ll learn new information about grizzly presence in our region, new state-of-the-art bear safety products, and the latest research on defense against bear attacks.

FISHING CALENDAR
September 8-9
Reef and Beach Cleanup at Palmetto, Florida

Prizes to $500 for most trash weighed in; www.suncoastaquaventures.com.

September 11
Reel Animals free fishing clinic

7-9 p.m. at Gator Ford off I-4 east of Tampa, features Captain Bill Nobles and Captain Mike Anderson of Reel Animals TV and radio shows, free food and drink.

September 14-15
Saltwater Sisters Ladies Tournament

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

September 21-22
Big Greg Leonard Longest Redfish Tournament

Captains' meeting at the Salty Shamrock, Apollo Beach, Fla, 7 p.m. on the 21st. Entry $25, proceeds to Captains for Clean Water to help clean up the Everglades; www.southshoreanglers.com.

October 12-13
AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle -- Russellville, AR
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October 31 - November 4
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
 
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