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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Japan pushes 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds  Fox News

The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off ...

Fishing for Squid is an All-Night, Ink-Soaked Party  Outdoor Life Magazine

The first person to eat, let alone catch a squid must have been brave. Sure, they're not that dangerous, but there's something about them that's just undeniably ...

Fishing Update for the Missouri River  The Capital Journal

Temperatures should be in the 70's and 80's again this week, making for some potentially great fishing weather. Keep an eye on the weather and take ...

Duterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat  Washington Post

The Philippine president has called the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat that was hit by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea “a little maritime ...

Children's Fishing Pond opens for season  Post Register

Idaho Falls Power's Children's Fishing Pond is stocked with trout and open for the season.

DNREC's Natural Resource Police Park Rangers conduct surf-fishing enforcement operation at two coastal state parks

FENWICK ISLAND – On Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, DNREC's Division of Parks & Recreation's Natural Resource Police Rangers conducted a ...

Coast Guard searching for Fort Pierce fishing captain who fell overboard

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for 31-year-old Russell Minor, the captain of a 46-foot fishing vessel who reportedly fell overboard at 2:57 a.m. on Sunday ...

Memories of Father's Day and fishing | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

This weekend, many celebrated Father's Day. The holiday is full of memories and traditions, including Jim Lane's beautiful tribute column to his dad that.

Anglers line shores for fishing derby  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG – Tom Minster was all smiles as he reeled in a 12-inch bass from Louisburg Lake on Saturday, June 15. The 6-year-old boy was among 120 youth ...

Legacy Fishing Brand Zebco Tries to Reel in Gen Z with an Indie-Band Twist  Adweek

Bad Bad Hats remake the classic “Andy Griffith Show” theme for an outdoorsy new campaign.

Top 10 Baits from Sam Rayburn  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Pros caught fish everywhere from in the middle of flooded jungles of brush to deep main-lake drops. The top finishers pretty much all power fished with soft ...

Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers costs Ghana $50m a year, researchers say  The Guardian

Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers is decimating Ghana's fish populations and costing the country's economy tens of millions of dollars a year, according to ...

Sports Fishing Report: June 17, 2019  KUCB

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bi-Weekly Fishing Report for the Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System Issued June 17, 2019 Things are still picking ...

Big fish are biting at these West Texas fishing holes, according to state experts  Houston Chronicle

Summer is right around the corner, and so is fishing season in Texas. In the event your favorite East Texas fishing spot is full, the Texas Parks and Wildlife ...

Kids come out in droves for George Ditsworth Fishing Derby  Wadena Pioneer Journal

Crowds of kids and their families took to Sunnybrook Park with reels, bait, and camping chairs. For months the youth in the area have been clamouring for ...

New fishing and hunting regulations proposed - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter ...

Many fishing communities on the east coast face fewer fishing options •

Fishing communities along the eastern coast of the U.S. from North Carolina to Maine will be left with fewer fishing options under changing climate conditions.

Should China Ocean Fishing Holdings Limited (HKG:8047) Focus On Improving This Fundamental Metric?  Yahoo Finance

Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! One of the best investments we can ...

The fish were biting at the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo in Fairview  The Tennessean

Even though rain and storms were in the forecast for June 8, the weather was perfect r for the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Evergreen Lake in Veteran's ...

Fire Spreads to Fuel Tank and Fishing Boat in Sea Isle City, 2 People Hurt  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Two people were hurt and multiple homes were evacuated after a fire spread to a fuel tank and fishing boat in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, Sunday afternoon, ...

Bass fishing with a fly rod? Try it – they're not just for trout anymore  USA TODAY

Fly-rodding for bass is just another way of throwing a lure out there,” says Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer. "It's not some black art. It's another kind of fishing rod."

CATCHING MEMORIES: Record number of kids attend Fishing Day - The Troy Messenger  Troy Messenger

The sun was hot, a bee buzzed overhead Bray-Bray Wadley had not yet caught a fish but a smile spread across his young face that said, “Who cares?

Coast Guard identifies fisherman missing off Cape Canaveral; more resources help in search  Florida Today

The Coast Guard identified the missing fisherman as Russell Miner, who reportedly fell overboard about 300 miles east of Cape Canaveral.

Divers pull 1,200 pounds of lead fishing weight out of the ocean  ABC News

A team of hundreds of divers has beaten the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater cleanup worldwide off a South Florida beach over the weekend.

Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The Pacific nation of Palau has amended plans to create a huge marine reserve so Japanese trawlers still have partial access to its waters.

The story of the 4-year-old boy who made his dad take him fishing  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Fathers are supposed to take their kids fishing. The boy knew this, even though the father didn't. So when he was 4, the boy started begging his dad to take him ...

New use of existing technology aims to fight slave-caught seafood  National Geographic

By using existing technology—satellites and AI—to monitor suspicious behavior at sea, activists are shining a spotlight on an industry that's rife with abuses.

28-year-old Texas man drowns while fishing in southeast Oklahoma, officials say  KOCO Oklahoma City

A 28-year-old Texas man drowned Saturday night while fishing at Denison Dam in southeast Oklahoma, according to an incident report.

62nd annual Carp Carnival brings food, rides, fishing to Michigan Center

MICHIGAN CENTER, MI – The 62nd annual Carp Carnival returns to Leoni Township Park this year, bringing with it food, fish, music and carnival rides.

Challenge yourself to complete the fishing ‘grand slam.’ Here’s one place to try it.  Idaho Statesman

I've written before about fishing grand slams: catching four different species on one body of water. Anderson Ranch is a prime destination to attempt such a feat, ...

Kuttawa's Robertson Wins Two TH Marine Bass Fishing League Tournaments on Kentucky Lake in Same Weekend  The Lake News

Courtesy of FLW Fishing BUCHANAN, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – Boater Matt Robertson of Kuttawa, Kentucky, swept the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League ...

'Fishing' doesn't always mean 'catching' this spring

We're pretty well immersed in fishing right now. The catching has gotten so much better now that the high waters have receded. This really was a wet spring, way ...

Fishing Report  webcenter11

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Matanuska Valley: Catch and release for all fish until June 15th on Parks Highway Rivers. Kenai River: Kenai River opens for reds June ...

Northwestern Minnesota Fishing Report  Kittson County Enterprise

By Brad Olson. I am a former resident of Hallock and was introduced to fishing and the outdoors at a very young age. Growing up next to the Two Rivers allowed ...

Urban fishing clinics come to southern Illinois - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

SPRINGFIELD (WSIL) -- Learning how to fish is fun, easy and free for children and families this summer, thanks to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources ...

Recalling fishing trips to DeLand: Growing up in Daytona Beach, Patricia Fort knew DeLand as a destination  The West Volusia Beacon

Editor's note: Once again, Bill Mancinik's “Native Reflections” column has inspired another West Volusia resident to write about growing up in this area.

Petit wins inaugural FIBArk Fly fishing | Fibark  Mountain Mail Newspaper

Grady Petit won the inaugural FIBArk Fly fishing contest sponsored by The Next Eddy fly shop and Salida Fly guided fishing.

FISHING REPORT: Higher water levels affecting fish - Manistee News  Manistee News Advocate

High water levels on Lake Michigan as well as inland lakes, rivers and streams is hindering fishing. (News Advocate File Photo). BIG RAPIDS — The DNR ...

Foolproof Fish Isn’t a Myth  The New York Times

Alison Roman poaches boneless fillets in a light, brothy tomato base, the ultimate in easy, unfussy cooking.

4 Beginner's Tips for Bass Fishing With Football Jigs  Wired2Fish

Jig fishing expert Mark Rose reaches for a football jig anytime bass shift deeper and are relating to hard bottom areas. The unique 'football-shaped' head is ...

Father's Day memories: When I think of my dad, he's fishing  Star Tribune

FRAZEE, MINN. – Methodism, and our family's abidance to it, explains as well as anything how as a kid I ended up fishing near this small town. My maternal ...

Oregon bass fishing teens headed to nationals

ASTORIA, Ore. (KOIN) -- Bass fishing may not be the most popular sport in the Pacific Northwest, but 2 local high school students are on their way to a big ...

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

The Clark Fork River has been dropping quickly and should be ready to fish by this weekend. Caddis are out in big numbers. The Spokane River is still high, but ...

An outdoors lesson from Dad on how fishing applies to life

My father was passionate about fishing and he passed that passion on to me,

Recreational salmon fishing begins June 22  KIRO Seattle

Recreational salmon fishing off Washington's coast begins June 22, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Cast Away - Tenkara Fishing with Mike Willis  Sactown Magazine

Angling to become an angler? Start with the Japanese tradition of Tenkara fly fishing, where all you need is a simple rod, line and fly—and a class taught by ...

Fishing report, June 14, 2019  Mail Tribune

OCEAN OUTLOOK. COASTWIDE: A hazardous seas warning and a small-craft advisory is in effect through Saturday afternoon from Cape Blanco south into ...

UPDATE: Whole Foods closing Pigeon Cove fish plant  Gloucester Daily Times

For the second time in little more than a month, one of the city's shoreside seafood processing companies said it is closing operations and sending a ...

Free family fishing event at the Archway  NTV

On Tuesday, June 18, the Archway will host a free family fishing event on the Archway's ponds. The event will be held from 6:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. Nebraska ...

Philippines Accuses Chinese Vessel of Sinking Fishing Boat in Disputed Waters  The New York Times

MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday accused a Chinese vessel of ramming a Philippine boat in the disputed South China Sea, causing it to sink and ...

Florida man admits to killing his father on a fishing trip  NBC2 News

COPELAND, Fla. - The man accused of hitting his dad with a boat alternator and killing him while on a fishing trip in March, admitted to the attack Monday ...

How fishing can be a surprising way to boost both your love life and your mental wellbeing  INSIDER

Fishing means being in nature, which can lower blood pressure and increase happiness. But it could also prove to be an unusual meet-cute.

Fishing is free this weekend in Illinois  KWQC-TV6

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Anyone can fish without a license all weekend in Illinois. The 2019 Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration runs June 14 – 17 in ...

Fishing program started in Beaumont develops champs  WDAM

Bass Tactix Youth Fishing Champ headed to National World Championship in Alabama.

Latrobe woman launches ladies' fishing gear line  Tribune-Review Archive

Kim Ranalla is bringing a feminine piece to the fishing gear market — and is hopeful it will help women feel comfortable in their own bodies. Ranalla, 48, of ...

Fish are out there to be caught — when the wind allows it  Press of Atlantic City

Windy weather continues to play a role in South Jersey fishing, but we continue to hear good reports when the fishers can get out.

The Fishing Beat (June 12, 2019)  Buffalo News

The state's regular bass season opens on Saturday, as does the Great Lakes musky season. Also, there are three kids fishing events this weekend, and the ...

Catching fish and making memories  WCAX

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - Sean Graves is no stranger to Lake Champlain. “I have been coming to Lake Champlain since I was six or seven years old,” said ...

Fish and Game opens chinook fishing season on Clearwater River  Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on ...

Dead sea turtle wrapped in plastic trash, fishing line found at Pensacola Beach  WEAR

Leave only your footprints – that's a saying many people who visit Pensacola Beach know well. Sadly, some visiting the beach on Monday saw a sad reality that ...

Fishing report for week of June 12-18: Many successful ways to lure a bass at Valley reservoirs  Modesto Bee

Fishing report for week of June 12-18, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Filipino fishing boat sunk by suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea  Fox News

A Filipino fishing boat carrying 22 fishermen sank after being hit by a suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, ratcheting up tensions in the disputed ...

Nevada County Captures: Fishing with Grandpa  The Union of Grass Valley

SUBMIT A PHOTOHave you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely community? Need help finding a lost pet?Then submit your photos to The ...

Captains treat Fallen Outdoors to Alabama’s great inshore fishing  Yellowhammer News

After a ride through the significant chop caused an unusual June north wind, Capt. Bobby Abruscato pulled back on the throttle and idled to one of his favorite ...

Things To Do Five best places to fish this summer in northern Arizona Clayton Klapper 4  ABC15 Arizona

PHOENIX — A heavier than normal winter snowfall has led to what looks like a great summer for fishing across northern Arizona! Here are five of the best lakes ...

Petition: Stop Ghost Fishing Gear From Killing Hundreds of Marine Animals a Year!  One Green Planet

Ghost fishing gear kills about 100000 marine animals a year. Sign this petition to penalize fishing boats if they dump ghost gear in the ocean!

Two teens killed after being struck by lightning while fishing in PA  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. -- Two teens were killed after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on Thursday. According to WPXI, Brendan McGowan, 18, ...

Colorado man catches record fish the size of a 7-year-old child  The Denver Post

A Colorado man caugh a fish the size of a 7-year-old boy, setting a Utah record. He caught the trout in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Cops and Bobbers connects kids with police officers through fishing - WISC-TV3

Children and police officers gathered Saturday to go fishing at Lakeview Park in Middleton.

Inside the “Big Nasty,” Chicago's Baddest Carp-Fishing Tournament

Last Sunday, a group of anglers convened in Jackson Park for an annual carp-fishing competition. But the real joy is in the chase.

'Intensified talks' in Rockall fishing row  BBC News

Scottish and Irish governments have agreed to "intensify" discussions to resolve a row over fishing off Rockall. Irish fishing boat crews have been accused of ...

Fishing can be anything — a solo escape, date night, fun with friends or an adventure  Idaho Statesman

Here are a few examples of ways to enjoy fishing. Many of them are probably familiar, but if you see something you haven't tried before, give it a shot — like a ...

Sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing includes perch reopening on Lake Michigan, Illin…  Chicago Sun-Times

The perch opener in Illinois, Illinois' frog opener, good flatheads and bluegill are in this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing.

Fed proposal would expand hunting, fishing at national wildlife refuges  CNN

Washington (CNN) Hunting and fishing would expand in the upcoming season on federally-owned land in 37 states under a new Interior Department proposal ...

Fishing fleets have doubled since 1950—but they're having a harder time catching fish  Science Magazine

The number of boats harvesting seafood has increased significantly since the middle of the previous century, a new global analysis finds, and is much higher ...

He Claimed He Caught a Record-Breaking Fish. Now He’s Being Called a Liar.  The New York Times

Anglers are fiercely protective of fishing records. When Tom Volk caught a huge walleye in North Dakota, it led to social media outcry and a criminal ...

Lakenenland hosts annual South Shore Fishing Event for Kids

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The annual South Shore Fishing Event for Kids took place at Lakenenland Saturday. Around 250 kids were in ...

Rockall fishing row an SNP 'political stunt'  BBC News

The first Irish skipper to return from Rockall since a fishing dispute erupted has said it is a "political stunt" by the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Free fishing in Montana for Father's Day weekend  KPAX-TV

MISSOULA – Whether you're tying on a salmon fly or threading a nightcrawler onto a hook, during Father's Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free.

Body of police chief found after falling off fishing boat  ABC News

Search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a Texas police chief and former Army paratrooper who went missing after he fell off a fishing boat in ...

Bangladesh’s Fishing Ban Leaves Coastal Towns in ‘Nightmare Situation’  The New York Times

The 65-day ban is meant to restore stocks that have been depleted by overfishing, but coastal communities depend on fishing for short-term survival.

Montana fishing report: No license required to fish this weekend  Billings Gazette

Sunday is Father's Day and would be a good time to spend out on the water fishing.

Blade Fishing Report: Lake Erie producing abundant amounts of walleye  Toledo Blade

The best angling information from area experts. □ Lake Erie: If water was flammable, then we could honestly say the fishing on the lake is on fire. But ...

2019 Lake Champlain Preview  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Champlain is such a fun location for a tournament in large part because of the unpredictability involved. Nelson winning last year's Costa FLW Series tilt with all ...

Fishing report: Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake continue to produce walleyes; Red River catfish will spawn soon  Grand Forks Herald

Limits of walleyes and saugers, with the occasional trophy fish in the mix, are coming from 24 feet to 32 feet of water, Lake of the Woods Tourism said in its ...

The tug is the drug: Regular NY bass fishing season starts Saturday

Send your fish photos to outdoors writer David Figura at

When you can fish in Illinois for free (with no license)  WQAD Moline

All over the State of Illinois, anglers of all skill levels can try their hand at fishing for free for one weekend in June.

In Detroit, 'trash fishing' is a thing and it's reeling in big catches  Detroit Free Press

The Trash Fisher group holds informal tournaments to see who can pluck the most garbage from the Detroit River.

A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets  Los Angeles Times

An innovative approach protects sea turtles from being caught in commercial fishing nets. The strategy may become more widely used in an era of climate ...

Blade Fishing Report: Trolling and casting producing limit catches  Toledo Blade

The best angling information from area experts. □ Lake Erie: If the wind is in a cooperative mood and its mean nephew from the northeast decides to take ...

Fishing for crabs in Brazil's mangrove forests  BBC News

Reuters photographer Nacho Doce has documented the changing landscape of mangrove forests in Cairu, Brazil, and the livelihoods of people who fish for ...

Mark your calendar: 4 'free fishing days' remain this year in NY

Anglers can fish the *fresh* waters of New York on these days without a license.

The Fishing Report: June 6, 2019

King fishing is starting to heat up around Southcentral Alaska.

Ending cutthroat restoration in Utah  Hatch Magazine

Nearly every week I read new stories about climate change and its impact on the future of trout fishing. In 60 years – if nothing changes and computer models ...

Utah fish are active, hungry in 'quality waters' during June  St George News

Kokanee salmon in the Strawberry Resevoir in Wasatch County, Utah, Aug. 22, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News.

Families Turn Out for Scanewa Fishing Derby  Centralia Chronicle

Gray skies didn't deter dozens of eager kids who turned out Saturday for the Lewis County Public Utility District's 26th annual fishing derby on Lake Scanewa.

Boat captain arrested for allegedly threatening, holding passengers hostage during fishing trip  Fox News

A Florida charter captain was arrested for boating under the influence of alcohol after reportedly threatening and holding his passengers hostage while on a ...

Laytonville man dies on fishing trip in Lake Mendocino, son missing  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Authorities called off a search Wednesday evening for a missing Laytonville man a day after the body of his father was discovered floating in Lake Mendocino.

The Fishing Beat (June 5, 2019)  Buffalo News

Two days remain until the close of registration for the Southtowns Walleye Association's Derby, set for June 8-16 on Lake Erie. Sign up at the club meeting ...

Tribal sustenance fishing bill headed to Gov. Mills' desk  Press Herald

AUGUSTA — Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill regarded as a key step in resolving long-standing disputes between the state and tribal ...

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