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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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 ...


A bad day at the lake: Fish turn up dead for fishing rodeo  Minneapolis Star Tribune

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


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.


Fishing report for week of April 24-30: Spring bite is hot for many species  Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of April 24-30, 2019 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.


Protection of rare whale, fishing rules on agenda this week  WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

(AP) — A federal government group is about to begin several days of meetings to try to protect the rare North Atlantic right whale, and its work could result in new ...


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.


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.


DNREC cuts ribbon for new Little Creek boating and fishing access area, managed by Division of Fish & Wildlife  news.delaware.gov

Cutting the ribbon at DNREC's new boat ramp in Little Creek are, left to right: Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, State ...


Cage fishing in Uganda | All media content  Deutsche Welle

Lake Victoria's fish stocks have declined in the last two decades, and fishing communities have suffered. In Africa's Great Lakes Region, fishermen have turned ...


Backlash with Jordan Osborne  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

FLW Tour pro Jordan Osborne discusses life in Texas, the business of running a pawnshop and how, as a self-taught bass angler, he's leaned on his ...


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.


Photos: State hosts family fishing festival in Albany  Times Union

ALBANY — The state's annual family fishing festival was held at Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday. The event, hosted by the state Department of Environmental ...


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 ...


Sight Fishing Tricks for Bass Fishing in the Spring  Wired2Fish

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


Coast Guard responds to disabled fishing boat off Cape Ann  The Boston Globe

The US Coast Guard responded to a report of a disabled fishing boat off the coast of Cape Ann on Tuesday morning. At 10:22 a.m. officials tweeted that the ...


Coos County kids help the local fishing community through hatchery program  nbc16.com

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- It was a day of applied science for Coos County students like Alex Brouse. "I think it's interesting. We're clipping the fins and we're ...


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.


Baldwinsville firefighters rescue bird caught in fishing line on bridge  syracuse.com

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 for a Cure [PHIL-OSOSPHY]  wbsm.com

The latest talk in the local fishing industry has taken me by complete surprise. Simply put, “fish mucus” may be the newest promising antibiotic activity against ...


Staten Island family fishing trip yields big results  SILive.com

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 ...


Migrant fishing workers in Ireland to get protections against slavery  Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant workers on Irish fishing ships will be given additional protections aimed at preventing modern slavery in the ...


Reels humming: Mama said there’ll be days like this fishing off Hilton Head, mama said  Hilton Head Island Packet

Almost everyone has at least one “tick” that irritates people close to them. To my wife, it would have to be that I hum songs very softly. Do I know I'm doing it?


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 ...


Santa Ynez Fish Derby benefiting The Neal Taylor Nature Center to award $5K in cash prizes  Santa Ynez Valley News

Rain or shine, the 24th annual Fish Derby will kick off at Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, April 27 and run through noon Sunday, April 28.


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 ...


Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home members 'ready to fish' after pond stocked with 300 trout  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Veterans Pat Abbott and Don Buettner seemed as excited as children as they waited on a cold, gray, blustery Monday morning for a truck to bring ...


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.


Caribbean Fishery Council Delivers Big Win for Corals, Fish, and People  The Pew Charitable Trusts

At its spring meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, which sets policy for fishing in U.S. Caribbean waters, approved island-based fishery ...


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 ...


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.


Non-profit takes wounded veterans from Grand Villas fishing  yoursun.com

Seven wounded veterans living in Grand Villas of Englewood gathered at a Punta Gorda pier near Peace River Bridge, on a fishing trip organized by Fish'n for ...


Column: Reminiscing about reels and fishing with dad  The Herald

Column by Larry LaGrange. One of the nice things about hunting and fishing experiences is how they remain alive in one's mind for years. I struggle to recall the ...


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…


Super Bowl of fishing tournaments, the 50th annual Bassmaster Classic is coming to Birmingham  Bham Now

The Super Bowl of bass fishing is coming back to Birmingham in 2020 for its Golden Anniversary. B.A.S.S. has announced that the 50th Bassmaster Classic ...


Vlog: Fish are taking the bait on Bayou St. John  Mid-City Messenger

By James J. Reid. Weather and work schedule permitting, I like to go fishing here in New Orleans. About one mile from my home is Bayou St John. Loading my ...


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.


Johnstown fisherman snags role on new Animal Planet series ‘Fish or Die’  The Denver Post

Jay Johnson from Johnstown is one of four regulars who will appear on Animal Planet's new show "Fish or Die."


Springfield Elks Lodge slates fishing derby at Forest Park  MassLive.com

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.


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.


Crappie bite at Brownlee, boating opens at Lake Lowell. Check this week’s fishing tips.  Idaho Statesman

Prime fishing season is nearly upon us. Several Boise-area lakes are already turning on, and more will follow soon as temperatures stabilize. Read more about ...


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

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.


Fisherman reels in 102-pound catfish with rod 'not suited for this fish'  Fox News

A fisherman from Oxfordshire, England, reeled in a 102-pound catfish from the Rock Lakes in central France earlier this week, but he claims he was only ...


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 ...


How much can you win fishing for shad? 'I wouldn't rule $25,000 out,' contest organizer says  lehighvalleylive.com

The Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest returns Thursday for its ninth year.


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 ...


Utah man is ready to 'Fish or Die' in new Animal Planet TV series  Salt Lake Tribune

If you think fly-fishing is all about relaxation and peace, think again. “A lot of people associate it with [the 1992 film] 'A River Runs Through It' — Brad Pitt out ...


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

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


Time to fish for catfish!  Wilson County News

TPWD staff paddled most of the river between Junction and Schneider Slab Road and say anglers shouldn't hesitate to visit the river for scenic paddling and ...


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!


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.


Game Wardens recover illegal fishing gear inside State waters  KGBT-TV

Texas Game Wardens in Cameron and Hidalgo County located miles of illegal fishing gear on Friday night in state waters. Numerous species of game fish were ...


'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.


Fishing and hunting seasons set by Oregon Fish and Wildlife  OregonLive

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met in St. Helens and locked down seasons on a predicted bountiful coho salmon run.


Coho, trout, crappie, winter yoyoing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times

Even with winter/spring yoyoing, coho, crappie and even bass are going around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.


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

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.


Quinnipiac River ready for more fish — and recreation  CTPost

For the first time in 150 years, American Shad and other fish can travel to the upper reaches of the Quinnipiac River, thanks to the removal of two old dams and a ...


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.


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.


Fishing boat captain facing federal charges for dumping waste in SE Alaska  KTUU.com

The Captain of a fishing vessel has been indicted on federal charges of discharging 16000 pounds of a pollutant into Sumner Strait, according to the U.S. ...


The Fishing Beat (April 3, 2019)  Buffalo News

It should be a great weekend for trout action, whether it's the newly opened inland season, the Great Lakes tributaries of Erie and Ontario or the Niagara River…


Low numbers lead to fishing restrictions on chinook salmon  KIRO Seattle

Low numbers of chinook salmon are leading state agencies to cut back on fisheries and the fishing season.


McClellanville working to preserve local fishing industry  Live 5 News WCSC

On Wednesday, the community is hosting a meeting with engineers to come up with the best plan of action.


Woman Organizes Cleanup Of Ogdensburg Fishing Spot  WWNY TV 7

A popular fishing spot was trashed and an idea was born. Volunteers will try to make Ogdensburg a little cleaner this weekend.


The Right Way to Kill a Fish  The Atlantic

When, in 2016, the F/V Blue North ventured into the Bering Sea on her maiden voyage, onlookers in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, could have been forgiven for ...


Utah lakes bloom with fish; Where do experts recommend casting lines this spring?  KSL.com

Whether you\u2019re looking to boat fish or cast lines from the shore, spring marks a prime time for lake and reservoir fishing as populations bloom.


No fishing for summer chinook and sockeye  Yakima Herald-Republic

The Columbia River will be closed for summer chinook and sockeye fishing in 2019.


MS Hunters can now renew hunting and fishing licenses automatically  WDAM

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website.


Environmental groups sue to restrict salmon fishing off West Coast  Fox News

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental ...


Firefighters Save Blue Heron Trapped In Fishing Line In Woodridge  Patch.com

Firefighters Rescue Heron Tangled In FIshing Line - Woodridge, IL - The special rescue took place on Earth Day.


Coast Guard: Blaze on fishing vessel started during Customs inspection  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fire on a 40-foot fishing vessel Thursday apparently started when members of the crew were undergoing a routine Customs ...


Big bass stir at Owyhee Reservoir; local ponds are a safe bet for spring fishing  Idaho Statesman

Spring fishing can be tricky business because of the weather. But the worst of it will soon be behind us. In the meantime, here are a few places where anglers ...


Feds rescue a Cuban fishing boat drifting for days at sea and ask: ‘Where are you going?’  Miami Herald

The Coast Guard found a Cuban fishing boat in U.S. waters near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Authorities aren't sure if the 23 people on board were fishermen ...


Fishing captain catches 757-pound swordfish in Florida Keys  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A fishing captain in the Florida Keys says he caught a 757-pound swordfish.


Lake of the Ozarks weekend fishing report -- April 19, 2019  Lakenewsonline.com

The lake level was 655.5; generation of 27000 CFS throughout the week for a level of 655.9 for the weekend. Surface temperature at Bagnell Dam was 55 ...


'Piranhas' found in Doncaster fishing lake  BBC News

Tests are being carried out on two suspected piranhas found dead in a Yorkshire fishing lake. The razor-toothed fish were found by local anglers at Martinwells ...


Fish Finder fishing report from Byron Stout: April 19  NBC2 News

You don't have to be in a boat to catch fish, including big snook, redfish and tarpon, as attested in our Caloosahatchee report. And weekend tides look ...


Florida fisherman dies after attempting to retrieve fishing pole: report  Fox News

A Florida fisherman who was pulled from the water on Saturday after attempting to retrieve his fishing pole in West Palm Beach has died, a report said.


Top 10 Patterns from Cherokee Lake  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Targeting spawning smallmouth bass was by far the dominant pattern when the FLW Tour visited Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee in April. With a few ...


How to Choose a Swim Jig for Bushes  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

Allen Boyd's spinnerbait tactics are featured in the Spring 2019 issue of FLW Bass Fishing magazine. Here's his advice on choosing and using swim jigs in ...


Open Forum: California’s whale protections must also protect crab fishing industry  San Francisco Chronicle

Closure of the Dungeness season helps prevent whales from becoming entangled in gear but is also hard on families who rely on the fishery for work.


Top 10 Baits from Cherokee Lake  Fishing League Worldwide (FLW, LLC)

April 15, 2019 by Justin Onslow and Rob Matsuura. Stop No. 5 of the 2019 FLW Tour on Cherokee Lake, presented by Lowrance, was more or less an all-out ...


Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announce fishing challenge  1011now

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has announced a statewide challenge in which anglers can win prizes just by sharing their love of fishing.


Few salmon mean no summer fishing on the Columbia. Fall forecast in flux  Tacoma News Tribune

Low salmon returns mean no summer chinook and sockeye seasons on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Washington Fish and Wildlife also set limits chinook ...


Fishing vessel sails into stormy waters | Business  The Times

As the newest vessel in Britain's distant waters fishing fleet cruised under Tower Bridge yesterday, it looked bound for an uncertain future.Those aboard the ...


Today@NCCapitol: Fishing, beer and Daylight Saving Time  WRAL.com

House Health committee considers bills requiring insurers to cover oral chemotherapy treatments, promoting the safe storage of firearms and classifying some ...


China’s Fishing Militia Swarms Philippine Island, Seeking Edge in Sea Dispute  The Wall Street Journal

Chinese fishing vessels have swarmed the waters around a Philippine-controlled island in the South China Sea in recent months—sparking fears in Manila that ...


Beatrice project reprimanded as ship 'steams' through fishing grounds - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project has been reprimanded by officials after it allowed a ship to “steam” through North Sea fishing grounds. Marine Scotland ...


Fishing Report: Gearing up for Opening Day  The Providence Journal

Saturday is Opening Day of the freshwater fishing season in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked 75000 ...


Llano River fish population recovering after October flood  The Highlander

Special to The Highlander After finding more than 18 species of fish during a recent sampling trip on the Llano River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ...


Take the family fishing for free with this year’s Free Fishing Days  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You can fish for free later this month during the first of four Indiana Free Fishing Days of the year. The special days allow Hoosiers to fish ...


NE Ohio Fishing Report for April 12: Fishing weather a roller coaster this weekend  cleveland.com

It will take a while for Lake Erie and the walleye fishing to recover from high winds in the forecast.


Fish harvesting limits to be lifted at Colorado Springs reservoir as dam project begins  Colorado Springs Gazette

A Colorado Springs Utilities dam repair project will come with a bonus for local anglers.


Fishing Report, April 18  The Columbian

Spring Chinook angling is closed from the mouth of the Columbia at Buoy 10 up to the Bonneville Dam as of April 13.


Family fishing festival planned in Albany  Albany Times Union

ALBANY — The state's annual family fishing festival will be held at Six Mile Waterworks on Tuesday. The event, held by the state Department of Environmental ...


Three porpoises a day dying in fishing nets – report  BT.com

A report by WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue estimated that between 587 and 2615 porpoises were killed in fishing nets in 2017.


At the start of fishing season, big trout are the talk of Sebago  Press Herald

SEBAGO — When dozens of fishermen line the mouth of the Songo River on Monday to mark the start of the fishing season, conversations between casts are ...


Catch These Free Courses: PA Fish & Boat Commission to Host Free Basic Boating Course, Fly Fishing Intro Program  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

They're two activities that might really hook you later this month thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. One is a free basic boating course and the ...


Choosing the Best Spinnerbait for the Situation  Wired2Fish

VIDEO: Spinnerbaits remain an excellent lure choice whenever bass are chasing baitfish. Patrick Walters shares his preferences when it comes to spinnerbait ...


Swimbait Fishing High-Percentage Spring Bass Spots  Wired2Fish

VIDEO: Justin Atkins lays out some solid information on finding springtime bass on reservoirs and why a hollow body swimbait is a great lure for covering water ...


This project is turning abandoned fishing gear into volleyball nets  World Economic Forum

A team of environmentalists is turning “ghost nets” into sports nets, giving new life to abandoned fishing gear adrift in the world's oceans. The organisation ...


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