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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020

BIG CATCHES
The first TrophyCatch bass of the 2020 season, weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces, was caught and released in Lake Placid on Jan. 31 by Thomas Hendel, also from Lake Placid.
BOATING
This week, Representatives John Katko (R-NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) introduced bipartisan legislation that ensures critical water infrastructure projects are funded on an equitable, sustainable, and needs based system – a top priority on NMMA’s infrastructure agenda.
CONSERVATION
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting 20 hard-working volunteers to build oyster reef balls at our Marine Center in Tierra Verde on specified weekday mornings.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is seeking public comment on a five-year plan that identifies strategies for program changes and implementation activities needed to achieve coastal resource improvement objectives identified in the plan.
CONTESTS
Reel in a Texas largemouth bass that weighs at least 8 lbs. or measures 24 inches and you can participate in the ShareLunker program.
Anglers can enter to win a two-destination vacation to fish freshwater and saltwater species in the “Northernmost to Southernmost Fishing Trip Giveaway” that spotlights recreational angling in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, and the Florida Keys.

EVENTS
With more than 400 yachts on display, Miami Yacht Show transforms downtown Miami’s Waterfront into a yachting enclave.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2020 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show in Albuquerque
FISHERIES
A reminder that commercial and recreational fishermen can renew their current federal fishing permits online using our web-based system in Fish Online.

In the filing, NMMA outlines its support for a comprehensive set of guidelines that ensures public access, sustainable fishing and natural resource protection.
GEAR
Among Gill’s diverse roster of pro bass anglers representing the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, FLW and Major League Fishing (MLF), is Scott Canterbury.
INDUSTRY
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced it has redesigned its Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers with innovative LED lighting that delivers an unprecedented spectrum of color variations to complement each unique boat and style.
From welcoming two-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Gerald “G-Man” Swindle and touring Crappie Pro Wally “Mr. Crappie” Marshall to the AFTCO family, to our support of the National Walleye Tour, we are committed to connecting our 10% Pledge to Protect and Conserve to more anglers in fresh water, as we have done since since 1973 in saltwater.
Legalized drugs are presenting potential legal challenges for employers in all industries, and the marine business is not excluded--check out these seminars.
ORGANIZATIONS
During the annual IGFA Board of Trustees meeting held on January 25, 2020, the following individuals were unanimously appointed to the IGFA Board of Trustees: Robert Cunningham, Mark Davis, Juan Pablo Gozio, Amanda Sabin and Johan Zietsman.
STATES
This is the last chance to hook into a specially tagged prize-winning rainbow trout before the water warms too much to support these cold-water fish.
Anglers looking to find the latest information on their local lakes and rivers need look no further than the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s website.
The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservation measures are needed for the 2020 fishing season.
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will meet Feb. 19-21 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 South Front St., New Bern.
After northern pike were placed in Utah Lake illegally, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been asking anglers to catch and kill the invasive predators. But now there is one exception: Anglers who catch a northern pike with a red tag should report it to the DWR and then let the fish go.
Proposed changes include using the newly updated American Fisheries Society publication guidelines for fish kill investigations (ARC 4921C), adding “virtual fishing tournaments” to the definition of a “fishing tournament,” (ARC 4924C) and allowing cities and counties issued a DNR permit to apply chemicals to public waters to remove aquatic plants for navigational and recreational purposes (ARC 4920C).
Anglers and hikers who wish to park at the hatchery may do so but cannot access the facility grounds due to safety concerns during tree removal.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce that the refilling of two popular lakes, Donegal Lake in Westmoreland County and Minsi Lake in Northampton County, is underway following lengthy dam rehabilitation projects.
TOURNAMENTS
Richard Baden, of Cocoa, Florida, measured a combined limit of 47.38 inches to win the first regular-season event for the 2020 Florida East Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour at Titusville, Florida.
Mike Lauer and Jessie Craddock, both of Port Charlotte, Florida, weighed a two-fish limit that totaled 14.73 pounds to win the first regular-season event for the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s on February 8, at Titusville, Florida. 
The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela’s will host its first regular-season event on Saturday, February 22, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
YOUTH EVENTS
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Feb. 29.

FISHING CALENDAR
February 15-16
Fly Fishing Show

Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196 th St. S.W., Lynnwood, Wash.; www.flyfishingshow.com

February 21-23
Fly Fishing Show

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, Calif.; www.flyfishingshow.com

February 22
Texas Team Trail

Lake Sam Rayburn, www.texasteamtrail.com

February 23
Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak

February 27 - March 1
World Fishing & Outdoor Expo

Suffern, NY

March 4-8
Fred Hall Show

Long Beach, CA; www.fredhall.com

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show

Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, West Allis, WI https://jssportsshow.com/

March 6-8
50th Annual Bassmaster Classic

Lake Guntersville, AL, with weigh-ins at BJCC in Birmingham; www.bassmaster.com.

March 7-8
Fly Fishing Show

Lancaster County Convention Center, 3 East Vine St., Lancaster, Penn.; www.flyfishingshow.com

March 10
Inshore seminar with Captain Scott Moore

Inshore seminar with Captain Scott Moore, the Dean of Florida’s West Coast guides, and Captain Mike Anderson of Reel Animals TV and radio, 7 p.m. at T.A. Mahoney’s Marine Supply in Tampa, free food and drink; www.southshoreanglers.com.

March 12-14
Casa de Campo Open

La Romana, D.R.; flyzonefishing.com

March 13-15
Saltwater Fishing Expo

Edison, NJ

March 14-15
Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

March 21
Texas Team Trail

Lake Toledo Bend, www.texasteamtrail.com

March 26-29
Fred Hall Show

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA; https://www.fredhall.com/san-diego

March 27-29
New England Saltwater Fishing Show

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, R.I.; http://www.nesaltwatershow.com

April 2-4
Chub Cay Invitational

Chub Cay Resort, Bahamas; chubcayfishingtournament.com

April 4
Western Walleye Expo

Adams County Regional Park, Brighton, Colorado; cowalleye@gmail.com, 970-699-5264.

April 18
Texas Team Trail

Lake Amistad,  www.texasteamtrail.com

May 9
Texas Team Trail
 
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