Fishing Wire Ranger Boats ICAST
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019

CONSERVATION
In the Puget Sound region, reopening abandoned agricultural land back to nature will allow young salmon, steelhead, and other fish species room to access their historical habitats.
The projects build on the work initiated in 2017 and will continue to restore habitat, support sustainable fisheries and resilient communities, and educate coastal residents.
In the Puget Sound region, reopening abandoned agricultural land back to nature will allow young salmon, steelhead, and other fish species room to access their historical habitats.

To achieve significant and lasting progress, the Chesapeake Bay Program, in which NOAA is a partner, realized that large-scale restoration was needed, and committed to restore oysters to 10 Chesapeake tributaries by 2025 in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
Maintenance dredging has been ongoing this summer in the harbor and the trough area to buy time to develop a long-term solution to the stamp sands issue.
FISHERIES
A vintner in Northern California is upgrading a concrete fish barrier to return native salmon and steelhead to valuable spawning habitat that has been blocked for nearly a century.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is launching a new awareness campaign to reduce striped bass mortality during the summer fishing season.
FISHING SPOTS
Together, the three streams sport sublime trout habitat in a setting replete with rhododendron and tree-shaded pools and cold, clear water.
FUNDRAISERS
This photo-release event inspired a wave of conservation-based tournaments around the nation, but this one on Tampa Bay was the first of its kind.
GRANTS
Grant applicants can request up to $60,000 for annual implementation of prevention, detection and control activities and up to $40,000 for specific survey and treatment projects.
HIGH SCHOOL FISHING
Jaron Cooper and Keegan Oettinger of the Platte Valley Bassmasters team caught a five-fish limit weighing 15.88 pounds to capture the The Bass Federation – Nebraska High School Fishing Championship on July 12 at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area.
INDUSTRY
Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 NMMA Hall of Fame Award, and will be accepted through this Wednesday, July 17.
Swedish company Cimco Marine AB is working on a new-generation 3.0-liter diesel outboard with six cylinders, and two turbochargers.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has released an analysis of state and national trends in fishing license sales confirming the effectiveness of R3 efforts on growth. T
C-MAP®, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has announced the release of a new chart card in its series of digital fishing map cards, Precision Contour HD – North Carolina.
INVASIVE SPECIES
Snakeheads appear to be having a drastic impact on white perch and other panfish in areas where they have become established.
NATIONAL PARKS
On August 1, Everglades National Park will officially launch its boater education program, an online safety requirement for operators within the park waters.
NEW PRODUCTS
The DPF1300 Cast-Away™ Performance Shirt, with Realtree Fishing accents, is designed of 100% polyester for dry comfort.
The new Minn Kota Terrova with 87-inch shaft joins the 72-inch offering and provides 112-pounds of thrust and comes with i-Pilot® Link™ technology for networking with Humminbird® fish finder units as part of the One-Boat Network™.
Savage Gear capitalizes on predatory instincts of snook, redfish, tarpon and trout with the new family of Pulse Tail soft plastic baits.
PROMOTIONS
Hi Mountain Seasonings is celebrating July with a spectacular special that combines its three Smokehouse Cans—Alder Orange Peel, Hickory Lemon Basil and Mesquite Coffee Bean—with three of the most popular grilling seasonings—Steak, Trail Dust and Gourmet Fish Western Style Seasonings—at a 20 percent savings through the end of the month.
RADIO
We'll start off talking to Carla Hunsley with Montana's Missouri River Country about a vacation to Northeast Montana involving your choice of fishing, boating, camping, stargazing, dinosaur fossil digging or a combination of the above.
STATES
The 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 24 and 25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has been made aware of several websites that improperly charge customers extra fees for online fishing and hunting license purchases and collect sensitive personal information as part of their unauthorized transactions.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 8 p.m. - after dark on Friday, July 26, at Blind Pony Fish Hatchery.
TOURNAMENTS
Inshore anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding regions will converge at Houma, Louisiana, July 27-28, for the second of two events for the Louisiana Division of the 2019 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour.
WILDLIFE
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water from the storm.

FISHING CALENDAR
August 10-16
Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament

Pirate’s Cove Marina, Manteo, NC; pcbgt.com

 
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