Fishing Information

Fishing Information

Why Do You Need a Tacklebox?


A tacklebox or a tackle bag is a necessity to store your fishing lures, bobbers, and hooks. A tacklebox is a necessity to store your expensive lures.

The Fish Dont Care What You Wear


The fish don't care what you wear. Waders, vests and hats for fishermen are necessities to brave the elements.

A Big Fish Story


Ketchikan, located in southeast Alaska, is a good place to fish for halibut. Sally and John Balch live in Ketchikan and have a favorite spot nearby to halibut fish.

Four Fly Fishing Tips


Good Fly PresentationObviously, the goal when casting a fly is to present the fly to the fish in a realistic manner. You are trying to simulate nature here.

10 Fishing Gems


Fishing Gem #1 - When Is Best?If you are in a boat and plan to anchor and bottom fish, get out there before the sun goes down and set up .Over many years, it has been noticed that a good bite usually starts 2 hours before sunrise.

What Has Happened to the Cod Stocks Off the Shores of Newfoundland?


The Newfoundland cod stocks. What has happened to cod fishing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland? Several centuries ago, John Cabot, sailing under the English flag, found the richest fishing area the world would come to know.

Do You Know How To Clean A Fish?


Now that you have caught your dream fish, do you know how to clean? Good job. You must be so proud of yourself.

Do You Know How to Fillet a Fish?


Finally you've caught the perfect fish. Now, do you know how to fillet your fish? You can't be happier.

Do you Know How to Take the Perfect Picture of Your Fish?


Nothing is better than to snap a photo of your big fish that you just caught. You've spent the day out on the lake and then you feel a pull at the line.

The Yellowfins from HELL!


Hi Lee Palm/Red Rooster crew(San Diego - California)..

Understanding the Effects Moonlight on Swordfishing


In order to better understand why swordfish concentrate their feeding habits in certain depths on any given night or why the bite is better during different times of the month requires you to better understand how the effects of moonlight influence swordfish.Before you can understand how moonlight affects swordfish, you must understand the moon and its phases.

Importance of Artificial Light While Swordfishing


The use of light, either chemical or battery powered plays an important role in catching swordfish. There is no question that the use of artificial light increases the probability of catching a swordfish.

Fishing for Salmon? Do You Know the Different Salmon Species?


Did you know that there are five species of Pacific salmon and one species of Atlantic salmon? Further, did you know that all 5 species of Pacific salmon run wild in Alaska?We're proud of our wild salmon here in Alaska, and rightly so. On the one hand the wild salmon are great sport fish and we Alaskans love to spend gorgeous summer weekends challenging them.

Marine News Fall 2004 - Endangered and Threatened in Florida


Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society.

Swordfishing in South Florida


Southeast Florida Swordfishing - "Purple Fever"Once you have your tackle ready to go, let us describe a typical drift out in South Florida's Gulf Stream. We are basing this drift using 4 lines.

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Elmira youth fishing derby fundraising for 2019 event  Elmira Star-Gazette

Swarthout's Bait & Tackle Shop is looking for public support for its 16th annual Take a Child Fishing Derby next June.


North state fishing report Dec. 14  Chico Enterprise-Record

LAKE OROVILLE: Jamie Sorensen of North Valley Tackle fished the lake again this week, and although it wasn't as hot as last week when the lake reopened ...


This should be good season for ice fishing  The Gazette

Peak experiences await Iowa ice anglers this winter. Several recently rehabilitated lakes — among them Darling, Delhi, Rice, Silver and Crystal — offer strong ...


This Michelin Three-Star Chef Wants to Take You Fishing and Cook What You Catch  Robb Report

The chef-owner of the Michelin three-star Saison and Angler is leading the ultimate fishing expedition exclusive to Robb Report readers.


U.S. Commercial Fishing Growing, Thanks to Science, Conservation and a Taste for Salmon  Fortune

Two new reports on fishing in the U.S. show that Americans are catching, importing and eating more seafood. Commercial fishing generated more than $144 ...


Down to Business: Naperville fly fishing business lures novices, world travelers, and 'A River Runs Through It' fans  Chicago Tribune

Jeremy Spaccapaniccia started as a fly fishing guide before getting into the business of selling fly fishing gear and opening a store in his hometown.


Head east, young man: Henry’s Lake trek yields first ice fish of the season  Idaho Statesman

Early ice fishing opportunities and big cutthroat trout await anglers willing to make the cross-state trek to mythical Henry's Lake in Eastern Idaho.


Fishing tournament honors Lenny Schelin Jr., Fort Pierce man lost battle to glioblastoma  WPTV.com

Tournament honors legacy of Fort Pierce man who battled the disease.


Warm weather makes ice fishing more dangerous than previous years  KSFY

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KSFY) - Ice fishing is a popular sport in South Dakota. "Obviously we have a lot of people right now who are chomping at the bit to get out ...


First-ever video shows wolves fishing in Voyageurs National Park  St. Paul Pioneer Press

In another stunning revelation of wolf behavior from northern Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park, researchers Thursday announced they have confirmed park ...


Video shows wolves fishing in Voyageurs National Park  Duluth News Tribune

The researchers released the first-ever video of wolves eating freshwater fish, and said GPS data shows one pack spent about half their time during several ...


Santa spotted fishing in St. Andrews community  WLOX

Locals who called the St. Andrews area of Jackson County home simply call it the fishing Santa. He magically appears every year about this time in the waters of ...


Let's Go Fishing embarks on capital campaign | Free  ECM Publishers

Let's Go Fishing of East Central Minnesota is excited to kickoff its capital campaign with a $5000 grant from East Central Energy.


Fly-fishing in Waupaca  Waupaca County News

By Greg Seubert. As far as Gene Walz is concerned, anyone can learn to fly-fish. They just need to master the art of casting a fly rod. The Iola resident will teach ...


Ice-fishing is 'biggest passion' for Oxford man  Lewiston Sun Journal

OXFORD — Jeff Witham eats, sleeps and breathes ice-fishing — and that's not just a tired cliche. Witham runs Jeff's Bait and Tackle from the bottom half of his ...


California Fish and Game bans recreational red abalone fishing until 2021  KRCRTV.COM

The California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) has voted to extend the closure of the recreational red abalone fishing season until April 1, 2021.


Trout fishing 101: Try old reliable techniques for winter fishing fun  Tulsa World

It never hurts to go back over the basics, especially when there are always a few new people to the game.


One man dead after ice fishing accident  wlfi.com

A Lafayette man has died after sustaining serious injuries in an ice fishing accident Tuesday, the The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office confirms.


Friday Fishing Report  AL.com

From Guntersville, Captain Mike Gerry reports the cold has pushed most of the bass deep, to 20 foot depths and more, where they hang on points, ledges and ...


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 13  The Spokesman-Review

With fly fishing slow in most rivers and ice forming on the lakes, the Spokane River and Rocky Ford are the best bets for catching a trout on a fly. A more ...


Shark Fishing Tournaments Devalue Ocean Wildlife and Harm Marine Conservation Efforts  EcoWatch

Just over three years ago, I was clinging to a rock in 20 meters of water, trying to stop the current from pulling me out to sea. I peered out into the gloom of the ...


Joe's Fishing Hole: Winterize spinning gear | Lifestyles | elkodaily.com  Elko Daily Free Press

Wildhorse is completely ice covered and South Fork is about 75 percent iced over, though as of Thursday, Dec. 13, there was still open water along Jet Ski ...


Florida takes another step forward toward new rules for shark fishing  Pensacola News Journal

TALLAHASSEE --- Using chum to attract sharks in waters used by beachgoers, surfers and divers is closer to being banned in Florida, despite concerns the ...


Baker Chooses Wind over Fishing [OPINION]  wbsm.com

Governor Charlie Baker has delivered a sobering message to the local fishing industry: wind farming is here to stay, so get used to it. On the same day that the ...


Man dies after ice fishing accident in Tippecanoe County  WTHR

Two men are safe after falling into freezing cold water while ice fishing.


Fishing report for week of Dec. 12-18 | Bass at Millerton, Eastman, Pine Flat continue hitting  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Dec. 12-18, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.


Frisco closes Meadow Creek Pond to skating due to ice fishing holes  Summit Daily News

The town of Frisco has decided to temporarily close Meadow Creek Pond to ice skating due to a number of ice fishing holes being discovered on the pond. Last.


California extends ban on abalone fishing until 2021  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

California fish and game commissioners on Wednesday extended the ban on recreational abalone fishing another two years to give the ailing species more time ...


2 neighbors die ice-fishing on central Minnesota lake  St. Paul Pioneer Press

CUSHING, Minn. — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff ...


Blog: Ice fishing action picking up, open house at Fish307  Glens Falls Post-Star

This week's cold weather has been good for the region's ice fishermen, as many smaller waters have firmed up with fishable ice, and parts of bigger waters have, ...


Commission denies commercial fishing expansion in Hernando Beach  Tampa Bay Times

BROOKSVILLE — A proposal to expand commercial fish processing into the center of Hernando Beach was unanimously denied Tuesday by the Hernando ...


Fishing Center operators say thanks for 45 years of memories  The Outer Banks Voice

There will be a changing of the guard on the last day of 2018 at arguably the birthplace of modern charter boat fishing on the Outer Banks, when the group of ...


Fishing vessel sinks, leaks fuel in Seward Harbor  KTVA

The weekend sinking of a fishing vessel in the Seward Harbor has prompted a cleanup effort as plans to salvage the vessel unfold.


Palm Beach County Commissioner calling for ban on shark fishing  WPTV.com

A Palm Beach County Commissioner wants to ban shark fishing at certain county beach parks.


Getting Ready for Laramie's Annual Ice Fishing Derby [VIDEO]  laramielive.com

The 26th annual Laramie Plains Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby will be at Lake Hattie Jan. 5 and 6, 2019, and features over $3500 in prize money.


Vt. 2019 hunting, fishing, trapping licenses are available online  Bennington Banner

MONTPELIER — Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2019 are now available on the Fish & Wildlife Department's website ...


Bonne Bay skippers and company convicted of illegal fishing  The Telegram

A Corner Brook judge has convicted two Bonne Bay men and a company partly owned by one them of illegal fishing. RELATED: 'Corner Brook judge dismisses ...


Fishing crew charged with shark fin trafficking  Thegardenisland.com

The owner and officers of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel were charged in federal court Tuesday with aiding and abetting the trafficking and smuggling of ...


Idaho Fish and Game taps an in-house fish guy to replace outgoing director Virgil Moore  Idaho Statesman

Idaho Fish and Game on Friday named the agency's new leader: deputy director Ed Schriever. Schriever has worked at Fish and Game for 35 years, rising ...


A deer was illegally shot with a fishing arrow  KRTV Great Falls News

(BILLINGS) Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said in a press release that it is offering a reward of as much as $1,000 for information about a mule deer buck that ...


Somalia gives up its fishing rights to China  Face2Face Africa

At a time when local fishermen in Somalia are struggling to compete with foreign vessels that are depleting fishing stocks, the government has granted 31 fishing ...


DEC encourages New Yorkers to give the gift of lifetime fishing, trapping, or hunting licenses  North Country Now

The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding residents, including those in St. Lawrence County, that the holidays are a great time to ...


Misdemeanors make up bulk of hunting and fishing violations  Post Register

An Ashton man was driving along Fisherman's Drive in Ashton on Oct. 20 when he saw a pheasant near the road. He stepped out of his car and shot the.


Wounded Warriors organization take veterans on special fishing trip  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Chilly morning temperatures weren't enough to keep dozens of veterans from going on a special fishing trip.


Some fishing events to register with state starting Jan. 1  UpNorthLive.com

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bass and walleye fishing tournaments in Michigan, and competitive fishing events targeting muskellunge, have to register with the state ...


George H.W. Bush: A presidential fishing tale  The Washington Post

A story from 1999 about that time Post outdoors columnist Angus Phillips went fishing with the president of the United States.


State officials propose key change to trout fishing law  Bangor Daily News

That change would further protect wild trout waters, including tributaries and outlets to heritage ponds in northern Maine.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...


Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls fishing scaffold  OregonLive.com

Despite objections from three Northwest tribes and Portland General Electric, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde won the right to keep a fishing ...


Opinion: The Fishing Game is Changing in 2019  Wired2Fish

Terry Brown shares his thoughts on some recent fishing industry trends and how things will shake out throughout the next year.


New York AG: Something Fishy With Fish Labels  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm. New York Attorney General Barbara ...


Photos: All things ice fishing  Duluth News Tribune

Otter fish house factory representative Ben Marleau (left) of Braham. Minn. talks with Bill Sandvig of Chisholm on Saturday during the Arrowhead Ice Fishing and ...


Local fishmongers offer tips on how to spot mislabeled fish  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Mount Kisco Seafood owner Joe DiMauro, who has been selling fish for more than 30 years, said the best way to ensure that the fish you buy has not been ...


Steelhead fishing continues uninterrupted with two new area closures  East Idaho News

The following is a news release from the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game. IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, Dec. 7 approved an ...


Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers  KATU

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas ...


Salmon fishing in New Jersey? Landlocked fish added to fourth lake in bid to lure anglers  NorthJersey.com

New Jersey expanded its landlocked salmon stocking program to include a fourth lake.


North state fishing report Nov. 23, 2018  Chico Enterprise-Record

TRINITY RIVER: Trinity River Hatchery has collected more than 4,800 fall king salmon, allowing the river to re-open to salmon fishing from Indian Creek to the ...


The Fishing Beat (Nov. 21)  Buffalo News

Plenty of fishing opportunities are available as we hit Thanksgiving. While it will be a cold one, the weekend should offer up some warmer temperatures for ...


Best Polarized Fishing Sunglasses: Favorites for Active Anglers  GearJunkie

A quality pair of sunglasses is a necessity for the active outdoors person. With the market flooded with sunglasses, we've narrowed down the best polarized ...


Providence man admits role in 'fishing' $97600 worth of checks from mail  Turn to 10

A Providence man has admitted to stealing checks from United States Postal *Service* collection boxes and then fraudulently cashing them. Gerald Reinoso, 22 ...


Shrimp fishing season scrapped amid depletion in Suruga Bay:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

SHIZUOKA--The fishing season for “sakura-ebi” shrimp in Suruga Bay was canceled because of plummetin.


Fish Report December 14, 2018  South Jetty

These two fish likely were headed for the grill after Stuart Cram of San Antonio reeled in the 45-pound kingfish and a blackfin tuna on Friday, Nov. 16. Cram was ...


MODERN FISH ACT GETS FIXED UP FOR A VOTE  The Fisherman Magazine

Language written into the Modern Fish Act to make access 25% more restrictive and “inflexible” has been removed, paving the way for passage of in the Senate ...


Montana billionaire's 332 ft yacht crashes into fishing boat killing one man  Daily Mail

A fatal crash involving Montana billionaire Dennis Washington's 332 ft yacht and a fishing boat which killed a man is being investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard.


Fishing regulation changes effective in March on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River  Valley News Live

Anglers will be able to keep fewer walleye and sauger beginning Friday, March 1, on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, according to the Minnesota ...


Urban bald eagle making good use of Pocatello fishing ponds  Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO — A bald eagle has figured out what local children have long known about the small lake at the Portneuf Wellness Complex.


Rwandan Women Paddle Into the Male World of Fishing  The New York Times

Now a woman can say: 'I can build a house by myself. I can look after my family properly. And even if my husband dies, we can live a better life.'”


MarCum Lithium Shuttle Review - Ice Fishing  Wired2Fish

Innovations in power supply such as that offered by the MarCum Lithium Ion Shuttle have greatly improved and extended fishfinder performance while ice ...


Crew rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nova Scotia  CBC.ca

A nearby fishing boat, the Angela O, rescued the trio after they abandoned the 18-metre Atlantic Sapphire, said the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.


That time George H.W. Bush wrote about fishing in Canada  Ottawa Citizen

Way above the treeline, the fast-flowing Tree River pours its rushing green-grey waters into the Arctic Ocean, about a mile or two from where I fished for char.


Fishing the North Coast: Telling weekend for late fall king run  Eureka Times Standard

The season for late fall kings finally got going last week following the firs significant storms of the year. For the Smith and Chetco, I'd say the fishing was fair.


Fishing report for week of Dec. 5-11 | Bass at Pine Flat, Eastman, Millerton on prowl  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Dec. 5-11, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.


TD atelier's self-build fishing factory in japan with distinctive triangular roof  Designboom

the kyoto based architect, TD atelier, has completed a small factory in the fishing village of kajiga in japan. the small village is home to around 180 people and ...


Chinese government orders fishing boats to behave during G-20 summit  CNBC

Beijing has issued a notice to Chinese fishing boats operating overseas, warning them to avoid illegal activities during the G-20 summit in Argentina this ...


East Grand Forks considers hosting Governor's Fishing Opener  Grand Forks Herald

A tourism agency for the greater Grand Forks area requested the support of East Grand Forks leaders Tuesday night as it introduced an opportunity to host the ...


Where did all the lobsters and stone crabs go? How the fishing industry is bouncing back  Bradenton Herald

The Florida Keys commercial fishing industry was severely impacted by Hurricane Irma last year, especially lobster anglers. The industry continues to feel the ...


Amazing travel job: Director of fly fishing, Grande Lakes Orlando  GMA

Editor's note: This is the latest installment in a new mini-series on some of the most unusual and amazing jobs in the travel industry. Mark Benson is the Director ...


Local inventor's fishing caddy creation gets national spotlight  KCTV Kansas City

Meet local inventor Joe Pippins whose fishing caddy creation got him time in the national spotlight and a growing business.


3 men and a dog rescued after fishing boat strikes jetty  NJ.com

Three people and a dog were rescued after a commercial fishing boat struck a jetty at Manasquan Inlet early Saturday morning and began taking on water, ...


FWP releases report on Madison River fishing pressure  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Most of the anglers on the upper Madison River aren't from Montana. About half the boats downstream of Lyons Bridge are guides. People are still catching a lot ...


Find RDR2 Legendary Fish guide with maps  Polygon

Much like Red Dead Redemption 2's Legendary Animals, there are 13 Legendary Fish scattered around the world. Unlike the Legendary Animals, the ...


National City woman forced to give up pet fish at airport  10News

A National City native who has traveled with her pet fish before was denied by Southwest, forced to abandon it at the airport.


State begins coast-wide effort to sustain fisheries hit by wetland erosion, restoration projects  NOLA.com

The shrimp boat Tiffani Claire passes another boat during the Blessing of the Fleet in Chauvin, Louisiana on Sunday, April 8, 2018. State officials are working ...


Weather impacts fishing spots  The Border Mail

G'day fishos. Had an interesting night on Wednesday listening to Dr Zeb Hogan discussing a few of the world's largest freshwater fish species and the difficul...


Fish & Game recommends Granite Staters use caution on the ice  The Union Leader

New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department is urging Granite Staters to be cautious on or around ice this early in the season, saying it may not be as thick as.


Early ice fishing can be special, but don't approach it lightly  Minneapolis Star Tribune

ELY, MINN. – I stepped cautiously onto the newly frozen lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. Devoid of snow, the water's gray, shimmering ice ...


Bomb squad blows up projectile pulled up by fishing boat off Harpswell  Press Herald

A bomb squad on Monday detonated a military ballistic projectile that was picked up by a fishing vessel and delivered ashore at Bailey Island in Harpswell.


3 places to fish this winter — that don't include ice fishing  KSL.com

You don't need ice fishing gear to find great fishing in Utah during the winter. These destinations offer great winter fishing and are sure to keep you and your ...


Fishing — the most dangerous game | Local News  Daily Astorian

Every year the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the most dangerous jobs in the country — and every year, commercial fishing is near the top. In 2018, it was ...


The Basics of Fishing Shad Raps for Winter Bass  Wired2Fish

Gerald Swindle discusses the power of the Rapala Shad Rap for bass on southern reservoirs during the winter months.


Ice fishing season begins  WKOW

The weather has been cold enough for Monona Bay to freeze over and this weekend people were getting out to fish on it! The Clean Lakes Alliance says this is ...


What You are Really Fishing when You Fish a Stump  Wired2Fish

Stumps are one of my favorite bass holding pieces of cover. They offer a lot of cover and ambush opportunity for a big bass, and one big stump can hold multiple ...


So long and thanks for all the fish? Dutch fear Brexit threat  BBC News

*Fresh* plaice encased in crushed ice pour out of crates on to the stainless steel tables. "Very worried of course about Brexit," says Barend Hakvoort, whose job it ...


The Fishing Beat: Musky season in upper Niagara River closes Nov. 30  Buffalo News

Learning what happens to local waters after a storm is important to figuring out what your angling options are at any given time. With another storm hitting Wes…


Seabird numbers 'at risk due to fishing' according to Aberdeen study  BBC News

A University of Aberdeen study says there has been a 70% decline in seabird populations between 1970-1989 and 1990-2010.


Idaho Fish and Game Commission approves deal to open steelhead fishing season  KTVB.com

BOISE — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Friday night approved an agreement that would keep most steelhead fishing open throughout Idaho, with two ...


Consumers warned about new email fishing scams  WNDU-TV

(NBC) - As consumers are busy in the midst of their holiday shopping, it's worth reminding people to watch out for email scams. Two new phishing e-mails are ...


Fishing for compliments  Isthmus

We were promised taco trucks on every corner, but instead we got poke places (which rules just as hard). The field of competitors is large, but FreshFin Poke is ...


Big study of fishing communities finds good neighbors are hard to come by  Science Daily

A study of 89 fishing communities in East Africa has found that good neighbors who agree with common proposals to improve shared fisheries management are ...


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission cuts free regulations booklet, adds new permits  PennLive

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will not be providing free Fishing Summary regulation books with fishing licenses in 2019. It also will be trying to ...


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