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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

CONSERVATION
Support from anglers can help get funding for fishery improvements, defend water quality and protect the forage fish that gamefish depend on.
B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) formalized their partnership at a ceremony during the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses Sportsman-Legislator Summit held last week in Greensboro, Ga.
ENFORCEMENT
A Winooski man has been charged with fishing in Hatchery Brook near the Grand Isle Fish Culture Station and faces several hundred dollars in fines and restitution.

FISHING TIPS
Team Northland Tackle Mike Frisch breaks down a favorite Minnesota lake both during open water seasons and when ice fishing.
Cold fronts, wind and migrating fish and bait change things this month--and turn on some great fishing.
HABITAT
Researchers recently have begun tracking submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) trends on the state’s coast and stress that it’s best to maintain and preserve SAV, which are home to hundreds of thousands of fish and invertebrates, rather than try to replant and restore it once it’s gone.

ICE FISHING
The latest in its ice fishing product line was recently announced, the new LiveSight™ Sonar Ice Transducer, which delivers incredible real-time views of fish movements below the ice.
The DNR recommends a minimum of four inches of clear ice for fishing and at least five inches for snowmobiles and ATVs.
The next stop on the Frabill Bro Road Show is almost here. The fine folks at the St. Paul Ice Show in St. Paul, Minnesota have invited "Bro," one of the ice fishing industry's most successful guides, out December 6-8th. Come out to "Meet the Bro" and talk about Frabill Ice Fishing Products. Be sure to check out Booth 143 for new and exciting products available from Frabill.

A longtime ice-fisher picks out several of his favorite lakes as the ice continues to form for this season.
Game and Fish Department education coordinator Brian Schaffer said there haven't been enough days when the high temperature has remained below freezing to produce stable ice.
INDUSTRY
FIREDISC® Cookers, the innovator of the most portable and versatile outdoor propane cookers on the market, today announces their partnership with TBA Outdoors, a band of marketing brothers and sisters who are expertly focused on the outdoor industry.
Founded in 2005, Torqeedo now offers a broad product line of outboards, inboards and saildrives ranging from 0.5 to 100 kW with high-capacity lithium batteries and power-management systems.
JOBS
The DNR is currently hiring for the next conservation officer academy, which will begin on July 12, 2020 in Lansing.
Coastal Conservation Association-Florida seeks an Assistant Regional Director
LEGISLATION
The DESCEND Act of 2019, or the “Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2019,” would require commercial and recreational fishermen to possess a descending device rigged and ready for use or venting tool when fishing for reef fish in Gulf federal waters.
ORGANIZATIONS
AFFTA is pleased to announce that Rachel Leinweber from Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs, CO was appointed to the AFFTA Board.
The Future Fisherman Foundation (501C3 Foundation) will host its 10th annual on-line eBay auction starting December 1st and running through the 7th.
This new nonprofit, science-based organization is bringing together commercial fishers to work with federal and state scientists to collect water quality data from offshore Florida waters from Venice to Marco Island for red tide and other water quality indicators.
STATES
Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway in Dover.
Share your fishing trip information and help biologists understand and manage New York State's striped bass fishery.
You can help DNR improve fish habitat at Patoka Lake during a volunteer habitat structure build day on Dec. 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coho salmon will have an easier time swimming up the Middle Fork of the Newaukum River near Chehalis this fall, thanks to a project funded by the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board.
The DNR uses a consistent process regarding its walleye rearing ponds, starting with the collection of eggs and milt from wild fish located on the Muskegon River and Bay de Noc.
WORKSHOPS
Come learn snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat tire biking, winter survival, ice fishing, K-9 first aid, food preservation, wild game cuts and cooking, knot tying, and much more.

FISHING CALENDAR
November 21
Florida Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Ceremony

Florida Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Ceremony for 2019 winners, 7 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, Gainesville, Florida, public welcome.

December 5
South Shore Anglers meeting

South Shore Anglers meeting at T.A. Mahoney’s Marine Supply in Tampa, features grouper trolling expert Vance Tice, 7 p.m., all anglers welcome; www.southshoreanglers.com

December 5-8
Power and Sailboat Show

January 8-12
Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show

January 22-25
Buccaneer Cup sailfish tournament

Palm Beach, Fla; www.buccaneercup.com.

February 1-9
Great American Outdoors Show

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA; https://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org
 

 
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