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Fishing Information

Photographing Your Trophy Fish

When it comes to catch and release lakes, it is important for you to be ready to catch your fish, take a prize-winning shot and release your giant back into the water for others to enjoy. Before setting out on your trophy trout fishing trip with your fishing partner or guide, keep these few photo tips in mind.

Finding Trophy Bass

Have you ever noticed some people have all the luck when it comes to catching huge bass? Maybe, it's not luck at all, it is most likely they know where to look for the lunkers and what the big bass need to survive. Bass continue growing their whole life but when you have the right elements, they can grow to be monsters.

Fly Fishing Secrets for the Novice as Well as the Seasoned Angler

Perhaps the most rewarding element of fly fishing is the variety of beautiful natural surroundings in which anglers often find themselves; a secluded stream up in the mountains, a peaceful meandering river deep in the forest, or a tranquil blue lake somewhere out in big sky country. For some, it may be the opportunity to test ones' individual skill against nature - in an intricate game of cat and mouse (but in this case, man against fish.

Trout Species - Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout: Few freshwater fish can match the fighting spirit and beauty of a Rainbow Trout.The Rainbow Trout is a well-traveled species of fish.

Trout Species - Brook Trout

Brook Trout: Frequently gullible, yet extremely tasty, Brook Trout are wonderful trout to fish for - especially since they frequently inhabit the most beautiful stream settings in the U.S.

Trout Species - Cutthroat Trout and Golden Trout

Cutthroat Trout: Cutthroat Trout are generally found only in high alpine lakes or in some selected areas of the Pacific Northwest.The Cutthroat Trout is the original trout of the Rocky Mountains.

Dry Fly Techniques

Dry fly angling is at the top of any fly fisherman's list of fun fishing. The visual dry fly catch continues to excite many anglers as the best way to angle the fly.

The Old Man And His Bluegills

I started fishing a little lake just south of Somerset, Ohio, called Clouse Lake about 35 years ago. Matter of fact, when I first started fishing it, I fished with a fly rod.

A Technique To Catch Trophy Size Bass

There is a craze going on that produces big bass, it's called flippin. Flippin puts the lure where the big bass are.

Something Is Buzzing And Its Not Bees

We all have used buzz baits and we know why the bass like them right? It's because of that little stream of water. Wrong! It's the sound! Yep, sound attracts the bass then sight.

My Fishing Trip With The Pro

I was in Southwest Florida and was asked to go fishing by one of the pro bass fisherman there. Thinking I would learn a lot that day, I graciously accepted his kind offer.

I Gave A Brand New Rod And Reel To An Alligator For Free

One day a friend and I decided to go fishing in Florida. It was a beautiful day and we were going in my friend's boat, so we got up at 4 AM and was on our way for about an hour's drive.

Bass Fishing In The Winter In The North

The next few days in Ohio are supposed to be in the 50's, so, guess what I plan on doing if the lakes thaw out? Yep, go fishing for bass.As you know the bass are not going to spend a lot of energy going after your bait, so offer them something a little larger than usual.

Drop-Shotting For Picky-Overfished Bass

There is a fairly new technique when it comes to bass fishing but it works great especially when bass are under a lot of pressure, it's called drop-shotting. When you see other fishermen using worms and fishing the edges of creek channels, try this and fish the bottom of the channels instead of the edges.

Orlando Florida Fishing - Redfish Capital of the World

When visitors think of Orlando and Central Florida, they imagine the exciting attractions, breath-taking roller coasters, and swimming with the dolphins. What many people don't know is that fishing in the Orlando, Florida area is just as exciting.

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The Future of Fishing Is Female: Nicole Stelmach  Outside Magazine

For former professional angler and family-fishing ambassador Nicole Stelmach, catching fish is all about creating memories.

The Future of Fishing Is Female: Brittney Novalsky  Outside Magazine

Brittney Novalsky, a fishing guide, educator, and conservationist, grew up fishing commercially with her family. Of all the things she learned on the boat, the most ...

Sierra Leone's fishing ban to replenish stocks yields little  Reuters

TOMBU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - Sierra Leone is nearing the end of a one-month ban on industrial fishing that local fishermen hoped would replenish stocks but ...

North State fishing report for week of April 26  Chico Enterprise-Record

Streams and Rivers in the Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra lakes and streams open to fishing on Saturday, April 27. BULLARDS BAR: Clara Ricabal of Angler West ...

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Fishing  Outside

Fishing may seem complicated to first-time anglers, but that doesn't have to be the case. With just a bit of gear, a fishing license, and the information in this guide, ...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Fishing for Fishies | Review  Pitchfork

The idiosyncratic Australian band's most streamlined album to date is risky only in that it is their first to be downright boring. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's ...

The Simms Katafront Is Our Go-To Hoodie for Spring Fishing  Outside

After a winter of cold streams and fishing double-nymph rigs, it's always nice to get back in the water in the spring—that's if the weather doesn't get in the way.

Top 5 Patterns from Santee Cooper - Day 1  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

A 20-pound bag didn't even guarantee a top-15 standing, and FLW Tour rookie and local Bradford Beavers showed off a bit of his Santee prowess to the tune of ...

Annual family fishing tourney set for Port Isabel  Valley morning Star

HARLINGEN — Fishing is fun enough on its own, but come Saturday, there will be money involved, too.

A Florida man almost lost his hand after he was pricked with a fishing hook contaminated with rare 'flesh-eating' bacteria  INSIDER

Mike Walton, a Florida resident, went fishing with friends this weekend. On the trip, he got pricked by a hook and got "flesh-eating" bacteria.

Virginia cancels striped bass fishing season amid concerns over population decline  Washington Post

In a 7-0 vote, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission suspended striped bass fishing for the spring season.

Tougher but Still Santee Cooper  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

The Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale began this morning at Santee Cooper, where even though fishing has been tough, everyone expects to see ...

East Texas Fishing Report: Buck bass in Lake Athens' skinny water  Athens Daily Review

ATHENS — Water level is six inches high and fairly clear. Water temp in the upper 60s. Bass anglers still reporting good numbers of buck bass and an ...

Should Minnesota allow two fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Two fishing rods per angler, or one? It's a perennial question in Minnesota, and one that might spark heated disagreement in the otherwise-friendly confines of a ...

Hook & Hunting: Kids Fishing Derby  9&10 News

The Kalkaska Trout Festival is hosting its Kids Fishing Derby this Saturday. They plant trout in a pond and allow kids to fish them out. Every kid age 14 and under ...

Fishing tourney, with prizes, for kids, teens, veterans this weekend  LaSalle News Tribune

Looking for something to do with the kids, grandchildren, the family or a veteran this weekend?

Information, letter to CFWD over proposed fishing changes  Sierra Wave

Proposed changes to fishing regulations and seasons have drawn a local response mostly against the new rules. Here are two previous stories from Sierra ...

Fishing report for KS, MO, KC area, 4/24/19  Kansas City Star

Here is the fishing report for the Kansas City area and lakes and wildlife areas in Kansas and Missouri for the week of April 24, 2019.

Montana, a multi-million-dollar fly fishing destination  KPAX-TV

CRAIG – Fly fishing has been a popular outdoor sport in Montana since the early 20th century. Since then it has grown into a major industry of shops, ...

Codorus Creek: How York's 'Inky Stinky' aims to become a swimming, fishing destination  York Daily Record

When the Codorus gets a makeover, will the water quality match the aesthetics? What is the state of the Codorus, and what does its future look like?

April 25 Iowa Fishing Report

The latest Iowa fishing report is out and here's what's happening in northwest Iowa. Black Hawk Lake Water temperatures are around 60 degrees. Bluegill – Fair: ...

Governor Amends Disaster Declaration to Add Fishing Town  U.S. News & World Report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has amended a state disaster declaration so a small fishing town can get assistance for the damage ...

Floating cabins provide unmatched fishing, but prepare for a steep price  KRIS Corpus Christi News

Summertime is almost coming up and it might be time to start planning your vacations. There are plenty of great spots in the Coastal Bend on the land and on the ...

Fish Finder fishing report from Byron Stout: April 26  NBC2 News

Southwest Florida waters are warming fast, and fishing is about as good as it will get this spring.

Fishing is 'going great' along river | News  Mohave Valley News

BULLHEAD CITY — The fishing is “going great” along the Colorado River.

Volunteers sought to clean up before fishing tourney  Eagle-Tribune

LAWRENCE — City fishermen are looking for some volunteers to help them clean up the banks of the Merrimack River before their annual fishing tournament ...

Your best bet for trout fishing: Shasta County  San Francisco Chronicle

With high water and deep snow in the high Sierras' trout country, there is one bulls-eye for Saturday's opening of the trout season: a single 20-mile radius in ...

Berks County outdoors: Hunting and fishing report for April 26  Reading Eagle

Berks fishing and hunting. Spring gobbler hunting. The 2019 Pennsylvania spring turkey season opens Saturday and closes May 31. "The forecast is a statewide ...

Fishing for cures: New zebrafish model identifies drugs that kill pediatric cancer cells  Science Daily

A new immunodeficient zebrafish model investigators promises to be less expensive, easier to use and to improve personalized therapies for cancers and ...

Board approves temporary fishing ban at an Elk Grove lake  KCRA Sacramento

For the first time, a temporary fishing ban is coming to the lake at Elk Grove Regional Park. The Cosumnes Community Services District Board voted to ...

The fun and challenges of early spring Trout fishing. - News

You know it is spring when the banks of streams in our area and the shores of Waterworks are packed daily are crowed with trout fishermen and women.

Fishing tournament to honor veterans of all ages  KRIS Corpus Christi News

Billed as a star-spangled celebration of food, fun, fishing and fund-raising, the 5th Annual Vets Fishing with Vets tournament is once again ready to make a ...

Santee Cooper Midday Update – Day 1  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

If ever there was a day for sight-fishing on Santee Cooper, today is it. All that's missing so far has been the fish. Despite a forecast of clouds and wind, day one of ...

Fishing guide, conservationist William Glenn dies | News  Charleston Post Courier

William Brittain Glenn, a Charleston fishing guide and conservationist, died Monday. He was 56.

Spring chinook fishing extended again on lower Columbia River  OregonLive

Oregon and Washington biologists met by telephone Wednesday afternoon and approved more sport fishing for springers Saturday and Sunday.

Inside Hull's new fishing super trawler Kirkella  BBC News

Hull-based super trawler Kirkella has an on-board fish factory and gym for the crew.

Coho, trout, crappie, all things spring: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

[UPDATED] Added Green Bay report. Crappie, coho, walleye and, well, all kinds of fish are being caught as spring truly settles in, finally, around Chicago fishing ...

Lake Lanier fishing report: Warm days and mild nights expand your fishing opportunities  Gainesville Times

Now is a great time to take a kid or adult fishing. The weather is great, and a lot of fish are up shallow where bank anglers have easy access to them.

Operation North State treats veterans to day of fishing  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Operation North State is making dreams come true, putting on fishing festivals for veterans at places like Randleman Lake, Badin Lake, Lake Norman, Oak ...

Gulf of Maine partially shut down to scallop fishing for 11 months  Press Herald

BOSTON — Federal fishing managers say they are shutting down a key scallop fishing area to some boats for nearly a year. The National Oceanic and ...

Montana fishing report: Rainbows cruising shorelines attracting anglers' attention  Billings Gazette

A yearly ritual is taking place as rainbow trout are cruising the shorelines of many lakes and reservoirs.

Flesh-eating bacteria infects Florida man fishing off coast of Palm Harbor in Gulf of Mexico  ABC Action News

A Florida man has been hospitalized at a Tampa hospital after contracting a life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria while fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Military veterans fish for free Saturday at Bennett Spring  Springfield News-Leader

Military veterans can fish for rainbow and brown trout for free Saturday at Bennett Spring State Park. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and ...

Dailey Lake easement purchase, Yellowstone River fishing access sites all OK'd  Billings Gazette

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will pay the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation $133700 for a permanent easement at Dailey Lake in the Paradise ...

Colorado fisherman snags role on new Animal Planet series 'Fish or Die'  Aspen Times

GREELEY — There are similarities between casting a fly-fishing rod in Big Thompson River in Johnstown and casting one deep in the Amazon rainforest, Jay ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

Spring like weather seems to be here now, and the water temperature in the bay is showing some real warming. That bodes well for upcoming fishing in ...

Group effort frees pelican trapped in fishing gear on Clearwater Beach  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Beachgoers, lifeguards and a Clearwater Police officer came together to free a pelican trapped by fishing gear on April 11.

Snook fishing is hot from docks, bridges and causeways in Stuart, Jensen Beach, Sandsprit Park  TCPalm

The fishing's good from these docks, bridges and causeways in Stuart, Jensen Beach and Sandsprit Park.

What will Chinese fishing vessels near Philippine-occupied island net?  South China Morning Post

Chinese fishing vessels near Thitu Island, the biggest feature claimed by the Philippines in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, is stirring disquiet ahead ...

» News » Kiwanis Fishing Derby Set for Mothers Day Weekend  Bartlesville Radio

A retired professional Bass Master from Kansas will emcee a May Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville event. Retired Bass Master Rick Wilson will be in attendance for ...

"Gone Fishing": Shanksville students release trout to Rhoads Creek  Daily American Online

Shanksville students were releasing his brook trout into Rhoads Creek Thursday as part of the Trout in the Classroom program. Melissa Reckner, of Brandywine ...

Fishing lure company owner pleads guilty to leaving investors on the hook  WBAY

On April 22, Andrew J. Reyment of Cecil pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Get ready for another spectacular fishing year on Lake Erie  Buffalo News

The Lake Erie fishing forecast for 2019 calls for more of the same as last year – plenty of fish and superb fishing. That was the message that was handed out at…

Go fish: Springtime around DC means world-class fishing  WTOP

Springtime in D.C. is known for it's beloved Cherry Blossoms. But to anglers, the Washington area is also known as a world-class fishing destination, and the ...

Satellites are checking if boats in remote places are fishing legally  New Scientist

The Indonesian government is using tiny internet-providing satellites to check if boats in the middle of the ocean are fishing legally.

Man rescues seal caught in fishing net on Martha's Vineyard  Boston 25 News

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. - Amazing video shows a man coming to the rescue of a seal caught in fishing net, the hero using a knife to cut the animal free.

Bad day at the lake: Fish turn up dead for fishing rodeo  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

TUPELO, Miss. — A children's fishing rodeo went mostly belly-up in northeast Mississippi after a contractor stocked the lake with diseased and dying catfish.

Will limits on fishing free up salmon for starving orcas?  Crosscut

The organization that sets limits for commercial, recreational and tribal salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest wrapped up their work Tuesday at a meeting in ...

Vote- Best Fishing Tour Nominees: 2019 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards  USA Today 10Best

Voting for the Best Fishing Tour is open! Cast your vote daily to help pick the 2019 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Fishing Tour.

No fish tale: Nearly 760-pound swordfish is Florida record  Sun Sentinel

A fishing trip in the Florida Keys turned into a record reel-in for a Cape Coral couple when a boat run by Captain Nick Stanczyk landed a swordfish weighing ...

Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia  The Maritime Executive

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boar...

Sight Fishing Tricks for Bass Fishing in the Spring  Wired2Fish

Tips on fishing for visible bass in the spring around the spawn.

Here's how you could win thousands of dollars while fishing at Bass Lake  KFSN-TV

WIN BIG: The annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby kicks off May 4 and May 5 with $55000 on the line.

Fisherman pricked by fish hook almost loses arm to flesh-eating bacteria  WFTV Orlando

A Florida fisherman contracted flesh-eating bacteria after he was pricked by a fish hook over Easter weekend while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Why aren’t more Pennsylvania kids fishing? Maybe because they can’t stand still.  Allentown Morning Call

Pennsylvania fishing license sales are down, and the state is trying to improve participation by focusing on water quality and nontraditional fishermen such as ...

Beached fishing boat removed in pieces from Port San Luis beach  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

More than two months after a fishing boat washed ashore during a rough storm at Avila Beach in February, the vessel has been removed and Port San Luis is ...

Happening now -- Devils Lake shoreline fishing underway  Grand Forks Herald

DEVILS LAKE—Shoreline fishing in the Devils Lake area is heating up, and anglers are reporting good action for walleyes and northern pike in current areas ...

Outdoors: Fishing was good ... not yesterday good | Recreation  The Southern

WALTONVILLE — Fishing was good at Rend Lake's Waltonville subimpoundment dam Tuesday morning, it just wasn't yesterday good.

Fake Fishing Lure Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges  Wired2Fish

File this under the "what the heck file" of weird fishing stories.

Skills for sea survival | Fishing Industry  Gloucester Daily Times

Just over 20 fishermen and boaters participated in safety and survival training Thursday at the Coast Guard's Station Gloucester.

Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter to screen fly fishing film April 30 in Casper  Oil City News

CASPER, Wyo. — The Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter will hold a free screening of "Trout Country: Fly Fishing on a Changing Yellowstone" from 6:30-8 p.m..

The Miles Burghoff Master Plan  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Miles Burghoff is in a rare position. He's a rookie on the FLW Tour, and he's leading the 2019 Angler of the Year race with two tournaments left to fish.

Fishing fundraiser held to help young accident victim  Herald-Mail Media

Keedysville resident Harry Troxler was seriously injured in a fishing accident this month.

8 Tips to Catch Skittish Bass in Clear Water  Wired2Fish

Here are 8 tips to catching more bass in clear water and when the bass are visible and hard to catch. This could be sight fishing. It could be just fishing for ...

Striped bass fishing season could be canceled in Virginia as population declines  Washington Post

Virginia officials are weighing whether to cancel this year's fishing season for large rockfish in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay out of concern for its ...

Tight Lines for Troops Annual Veteran Fishing Tournament Holding Raffle  9&10 News

Next month, veterans will go fishing in Manistee for the 10th Annual Tight Lines for Troops. Tight Lines for Troops gives veterans a chance to participate in a free ...

Jared Golden asks feds to delay fishing restrictions that aim to protect whales  Bangor Daily News

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said North Atlantic right whales were spotted in or near shipping lanes in the area, and it's asking ...

Local News Ice boom blamed for costing the local fishing industry money Ed Reilly 5:19  WKBW-TV

Lake Erie charter boat captains are not happy that the ice boom is stil in.

State hopes to complete Rocky Point fishing pier this year  The Providence Journal

WARWICK — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management hopes the construction of a $1.8-million fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park will ...

39th annual fishing derby brings out young people with a passion for fishing  WTAP-TV

A local fishing tradition took place Saturday morning in Parkersburg that helped young people gain an appreciation for the outdoors.

Fish population wiped out by red tide in southwest Florida  NBC2 News

Concerns linger for the fish population after southwest Florida's fight against red tide that lasted more than a year.

Friday fishing report: What's biting around the state?

Captain Brian Barton (R) guided Ryan Tyler of Florence to this 49-pound blue catfish on Lake Pickwick this week. 0. By Frank Sargeant, The Huntsville Times.

Focus on: Danny Fish  Winston-Salem Journal

Danny Fish may not look the part but that shouldn't mean that he should be underestimated.

Fly fishing and flying in 'down east' Maine  AOPA Pilot

April 11, 2019 By Thomas B Haines. The bald eagle had been eyeing us for several minutes from atop a tall tree on the Canadian side of the St. Croix River ...

Carp Attack: Fight Against Invasive Fish Heads South  The Wall Street Journal

For years, Midwestern states and the U.S. government have spent millions of dollars to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Now southern states are also ...

Florida fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish  UPI News

A Florida fishing boat captain shared video of his latest catch: a 757-pound swordfish that could be a new state record.

Staten Island family fishing trip yields big results

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Martinellis have gone fishing together for years, but on Easter Sunday their bait was done, when they bass-ically made their most ...

Trout opens, coho, all kinds of fishing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

The most beautiful Saturday in half a year around Chicago fishing make this one of the most sprawling of raw-file Midwest Fishing Reports.

Baldwinsville firefighters rescue bird caught in fishing line on bridge

Volunteer firefighters with the Baldwinsville Fire Department rescued a bird Monday night that was tangled in fishing line and stuck on a bridge. 2. By Sarah ...

Fishing report: Crappie are getting better but not quite in spawn mode in most areas  Kansas City Star

Here is the fishing report for the Kansas City area and lakes and wildlife areas in Kansas and Missouri for the week of April 17, 2019.

The impact of poor salmon returns to Haines and the fishing industry

HAINES, Alaska (KTUU) - Salmon fishing is an economic driver in Southeast Alaska, but unpredictable returns have made life difficult for those who rely on ...

UK's biggest fishing trawler sails up Thames in Brexit warning  The Guardian

The biggest whitefish trawler in the UK fleet sailed up the Thames on Tuesday to highlight the threats facing the fishing industry if Brexit negotiations fail to ...

Gaza fishermen: Israel extending fishing zone is token gesture  Al Jazeera English

Only small boats allowed into extended 15-nautical mile fishing zone, while harassment by Israeli gunboats continues.

Variable weekend weather could boost spring walleye, trout: Lake Erie Fishing Report April 9:

Look for cleaner offshore water for walleye this weekend, and hope the rain doesn't hamper the steelhead trout fishing in the Northeast Ohio rivers and streams.

Fishing in Puerto Rico: See what it's like to take a kayak  USA TODAY

Puerto Rico might not be a major kayak fishing destination. But it should be, according to Capt. Jose Aponte.

Oklahoma man catches 13-pound-plus whitefish on first ice fishing trip  Star Tribune

Billy King is an Oklahoma catfish noodler, not an ice fisherman. But he made good with his hands Saturday on his first-ever visit to a frozen lake. Reaching into ...

Fishing boat captain reels in 757-pound swordfish in the Florida Keys  Fox 35 Orlando

A Florida fishing boat captain has earned major bragging rights after snagging a 757-pound swordfish--a catch that could be the new state record!

Conserving tiny forage fish, the heroes of our shared ocean ecosystem | TheHill  The Hill

Dwindling supplies of forage fish and changes in their ocean habitats have contributed to precipitous drops in populations of seabirds and the iconic rockfish.

'Emergency fish salvage' calls on anglers to catch as many fish as they want at Crystal Creek Reservoir  KKTV 11 News

rather than letting the fish die, CPW has ordered an emergency fish salvage operation at the reservoir effective May 1.

Springfield Elks Lodge slates fishing derby at Forest Park

The annual Springfield fishing derby, April 27, is provided free of charge to children up to 12 years old, and is now in its 66th year.

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