Fishing refuge area network expanded

An Agreement published yesterday in the Official Gazette of the Federation expands the network of fishing refuge zones off the eastern coast of Baja California Sur, in the marine corridor from San Cosme to Punta Coyote. The Agreement modifies the 11 Fishing Refuge Zone Network, established in 2012 to be made up of 12 zones, of which 11 zones are in the category of Temporary Total Zones. This classification...

Anglers, it pays to be an Insider

Mike Delvisco loves bass fishing. It’s his passion, and for the past three decades, it’s been his livelihood, too. Perhaps the one thing he loves as much as catching tournament-winning largemouth bass is sharing his knowledge and techniques with eager anglers who are hoping to improve their own bass catching games. Tuesday, Treasure Coast and Space Coast anglers will have the unique opportunity...

Holy mackerel: There’s a new celebrity fishing show in town

Calum Henderson watches ITM Hook Me Up, a new fishing show that gets local celebs out in the deep blue. Give a celebrity a fish, they might do an Instagram post about it. But take a celebrity fishing? Then you’ve got a whole TV show on your hands. Prime’s new ITM Hook Me Up! is that show. A natural evolution of the Saturday afternoon staple ITM Fishing Show, which has been taking couch potatoes...

Seven Tips to Up Your Fly-Fishing Game

Advice from pro angler Camille Egdorf If you’re the type of fisherman who likes to catch every fish in the river, fly-fishing is probably not your sport. But if you like spending a day on the river, off the grid, just for the experience of it, you have found your calling. That said, there are still some basic techniques to master, so we asked advice from Camille Egdorf, program director for Yellow...

Kansas State wins third bass fishing national championship in five years

Kyle Alsop, Travis Blenn receive Ranger boat for first-place prize at FLW College Fishing National Championship Kansas State anglers Travis Blenn and Kyle Alsop brought home more than just a new Ranger fishing boat from their final day of fishing Friday at the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Alabama’s Lake Wheeler. They also brought home the third national championship in five years...

Take the kids out to enjoy a day of fishing

Trout fishing across the commonwealth officially begins on April 15. But young people ages 16 and younger will have a special day to themselves on the state’s rivers, streams and lakes this Saturday. The kids can fish through the Mentored Youth Trout Day program, which allows a young angler who has acquired a mentored youth fishing permit or voluntary youth fishing license to accompany a mentor (adult)...

Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood

Overfishing is one among many environmental problems that scientists expect to be exacerbated by climate change. A new study by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) published today in Nature Communications confirms that climate change poses a major threat for the global fishery, but shows that the continual improvement of fishing...

North’s fishers angry over crab pot raids

I WAS pointing out to clients of my Fish City Charters operation that the barge-like craft they could see scooting along in Cleveland Bay shallows and only a couple of metres from the mangroves was in fact a big punt worked by the local pro-crabber. They marvelled at how a large boat could float in such skinny water. We caught up with the pro at the national park ramp a short while later and I asked...

Get up to speed with the fishing laws

The snow in Southern Maryland earlier this week was a delightful surprise. But almost as quickly as it blanketed the ground, it melted and completely disappeared by the next day. Who knows what the rest of February holds? My bet is there will be a lot more days with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Your fishing rod and tackle box will soon be beckoning you outdoors to one of our region’s fishing...

Boat show offers plenty of fishing education

I love boating and fishing shows. I’m not talking about the ones on TV, although there are many good ones, but the shows that fill up convention centers and fairgrounds with informative seminars, innovative tackle, new boats and all the other goodies that give fisherman the kid in the candy store feeling. Next weekend is the return of the Bradenton Boat Show at the Bradenton Area Convention Center...