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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Groups threaten to sue unless feds reassess how salmon fishing harms orcas  KOMO News

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting ...


Fishing report for week of Dec. 19-25 | Bass Lake trout come out of hiding  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Dec. 19-25, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.


Column: When fishing is slow, switch to the Miracle Fly  The Herald

Column by Brandon Butler. The ego of a fly fisherman can be fragile. Nothing is worse than when you're fishing near someone hammering trout while you're ...


Seafood Sectors Agree to Protect Supply Chains Against Illegal Fishing, Safety, and Labour Issues  The Pew Charitable Trusts

The journey of seafood from hook or net to plate is often long and complicated. The fish meal and surimi (fish paste) sectors are no exception. Fish are caught at ...


Somalia Issues Fishing Licenses to Chinese Operators  The Maritime Executive

Somalia has issued a large number of fishing licenses to Chinese operators, raising concerns among d...


Fishing report, Dec. 20: Young fishermen get shot at trophy trout  Coos Bay World

Local lakes: Arizona Pond, south of Port Orford on U.S. Highway 101, will be stocked this week with 867 trophy-size rainbow trout just in time for the school ...


4 Bank Fishing Tactics for Cold Weather  Wired2Fish

This is a tricky time of year to be a bank angler. I can remember being stumped for years while trying to catch winter bass from shore. It'd be miserable weather ...


DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2018 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest winners  news.delaware.gov

First-place winner in the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife 2018 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest “The Fish of the 10,000 Casts,” taken by Israel Mora of ...


Delaware State Parks Considers Surf Fishing Permit Limit, Price Increase  WBOC TV 16

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Delaware's Division of Parks and Recreation is considering limiting the number of surf fishing permits issued and increasing the cost.


Lots of rules, lots of money in fishing's 'Fall Brawl'  Toledo Blade

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — What happens when a bunch of guys get together, throw a few bucks in the hat, and then go see who can catch the biggest fish and .


HOOK 360° Announces Its Youngest Fishing Ambassador at 6 years old  PRNewswire

DAVIE, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The HOOK 360° team recognized 6-year-old Kaya Mystic at their beach clean up and was inspired by her love of ...


Senate unanimously passes "compromise" recreational fishing bill  SeafoodSource

The U.S. Senate on Monday, 17 December unanimously passed a bill that would urge regional management councils to revise policies.


Park County Sheriff on duty for the last four months fishing in Florida  9News.com KUSA

Life's a beach for Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener. He announced he was retiring but then kept his job along with his taxpayer-funded salary and then just ...


Pamplin Media Group - Oregon Fishing Forecast - December 20, 2018  Pamplin Media Group

Oregon Fishing Forecast - December 20, 2018, Local Sports, Portland local Sports, Breaking Sports alerts for Portland city.


What are hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation worth in Pennsylvania?  PennLive.com

Outdoor recreation in Pennsylvania, ranging from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping to motorcycle riding and off roading, generated $26.9 billion in ...


BREC ponds stocked with rainbow trout ahead of fishing rodeos  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Multiple BREC ponds are now stocked with rainbow trout.


Ten reasons to go ice fishing this winter, and where it happens  Idaho State Journal

If you haven't tried ice fishing in Idaho yet, you're missing out on a winter activity that is not only fun and inexpensive, it's a great way to catch lots.


Ten reasons to go ice fishing this winter, and where it happens in eastern Idaho  East Idaho News

The following is a news release from the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game. IDAHO FALLS – If you haven't tried ice fishing in Idaho yet, you're missing out on a ...


SPRO Offering Ultimate Kayak Fishing Package Giveaway  Wired2Fish

Our friends at SPRO have put together an incredible giveaway, just in time for Christmas.


Yamaha's fish grab gets clipped: Revised Modern Fish Act passes Senate  National Fisherman

The so-called Modern Fish Act received unanimous support in the Senate late yesterday, Monday, Dec. 17. Whether or not you're a stakeholder in the Gulf Coast ...


Coast Guard crews rescued sinking fishing boat  13newsnow.com WVEC

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their ship started taking on water.


Body of man believed to be ice fishing recovered from pond  WMTV

The body of a 73-year-old Town of Wien man was recovered Sunday from a pond on private property in Marathon County.


Alaska fishing boat sinks, Coast Guard directs cleanup  KTUU.com

The U.S. Coast Guard is leading cleanup efforts after a fishing vessel sank in a harbor in southern Alaska, releasing an unknown amount of marine diesel and ...


Readers respond: Fishing platform completion about Grand Ronde persistence  OregonLive.com

The completion of the ceremonial fishing platform at Willamette Falls is about many things (“Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls scaffold,” Dec. 10).


Watch This Wolf Go Fishing  The New York Times

Yes, researchers in Minnesota have recorded wolves diving into a stream to grab a meal.


VIDEO: Tip-up fishing on Devils Lake lands big pike and big ...  Grand Forks Herald

Hard fighting. Fun to catch. Underfished and underappreciated. Great table fare. That pretty much sums up northern pike, and I had a chance to spend a few ...


Come For the Cannabis, Stay For the Sturgeon? A New Report Ranks Portland the Nation's Sixth Best Fishing City.  Willamette Week

Portland is known for a lot of things—Blazers, bougie donuts, mountains of cannabis, coffee shops on every block. Now it can add [checks notes] fishing. A new ...


Reeling It In: How A Social Network For Anglers Won 7m Users  Forbes

Fishing is big business. The Swedish startup Fishbrain is already the biggest sports fishing app and social network in the world, but it wants more.


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.


Gorton's, New England Aquarium celebrate 10-year partnership for sustainable seafood  Gloucester Daily Times

More than a decade ago, as senior executives at Gorton's more fully embraced the concept of seafood sustainability, the iconic Gloucester seafood company ...


DOKKEN: Ambitious weekend serves up great memories of ice fi...  Grand Forks Herald

Muzzleloader deer hunting. Skating, shinny hockey and ice fishing on a frozen river. More muzzleloader deer hunting. Hanging out by the fire. More shinny ...


Outdoors: Tips for early season ice fishing | Free  ECM Publishers

Every angler knows that “first ice” is the best time of the ice season to get on the fish. Game fish tend to really put on the feedbag as the.


50 big fish caught by Upstate NY anglers in 2018 (reader photos)  syracuse.com

It was an impressive year for anglers in Upstate N.Y. Three state records were set among the big fish caught.


Somalia Grants Access to Its Offshore Fishing Waters to China as Local Fisherman Struggle to Compete  Atlanta Black Star

The Somalian government has granted 31 new fishing licenses with the China Overseas Fisheries Association (COFA) in an effort to ensure the African nation's ...


Fishing report | Outdoors  Richmond.com

CHICKAHOMINY LAKE. The midday water temperatures were in the low 40's in the lower main lake on Wednesday, with lower temperatures at the upper end of ...


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 ...


HOOK 'EM AND BOOK 'EM! 'Fishing for Fugitives' Highlights Nicholas Allen Nunes |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

Fishing for Fugitives' highlights wanted fugitive Nicholas Allen Nunes as Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey comes to you from beautiful Castaways Point Park ...


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 ...


In Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen, No Refuge on Land or Sea  The New York Times

Outrage over civilian deaths in Yemen has focused on airstrikes. But at sea, the Saudi-led coalition is suspected of attacking many fishing boats, killing dozens of ...


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 ...


We finally know how fish swim so fast  MIT Technology Review

Physicists have argued for 50 years over which of two theories explains how fish produce thrust. Now a computer simulation has provided the answer.


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 ...


Fall fishing can be unique, profitable on Erie  Sandusky Register

One species of fish that is found in Lake Erie but rarely encountered by sports fishermen is the burbot, also known as freshwater cod, lawyer, ling or eelpout.


Two per cent fishing licence fee hike cancelled  Tbnewswatch.com

Ontario also adds two new licence-free fishing periods.


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 ...


WV's Mount Storm Lake becoming a hotspot for striper fishing  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Fishing in West Virginia's Mount Storm Lake just grew a little more interesting.


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 ...


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 ...


Smith: Early ice panfish action provides a capital delight  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - There's a cheeky hard water fishing maxim that suggests anglers follow a "bigger" man onto the ice. While such a practice could provide an early ...


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 ...


Fishing report: Even when its cold, the fish have to eat  The Florida Times-Union

Another cold front and dose of strong winds were tough on the fishermen this week, but those who toughed it out said all the cold-water fish are still biting.


The Francis Marion National Forest — home to hiking, hunting, biking, fishing and more  Charleston Post Courier

The Francis Marion National Forest is 260000 acres and protected by the U.S. Forest *Service* as a playground for nature lovers who want to while away the ...


Gone fishing: Angling Direct sales rise 32% after record Black Friday  Financial Times

Fishing enthusiasts fell hook, line and sinker for specialist retailer Angling Direct's Black Friday deals, which helped send sales up almost a third in a period ...


North state fishing report for Nov. 30  Chico Enterprise-Record

FEATHER RIVER: Salmon fishing is slow riverwide as the season nears its end. Salmon fishing closes Dec. 16. Steelhead are showing up and are biting roe, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Estuary fishing prime time  Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Columnist Craig Robertson's fishing tips for the festive season on the Capricorn Coast.


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.


Alaska ports lead nation in seafood catches, new fishing report shows  KTUU.com

In two separate reports issued Thursday, government officials handling fishing trends, and their economic impacts, announced slight gains over the previous ...


Fishing is back at Mooney Grove, feds look to loosen restrictions on limits  Visalia Times-Delta

Fishing enthusiasts can try their skills at Mooney Grove Park thanks to a grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


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 ...


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 ...


Man dies after ice fishing accident in Tippecanoe County  WTHR

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


Wild Chesapeake: Out with the Fish, in with the Birds  Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Chesapeake outdoor guide Captain Chris Dollar brings up-to-date insight to the Bay Bulletin. Check in weekly to see what's happening out there. Last Friday ...


EU tariff regulation slammed for undermining member state fisheries, benefitting imports  SeafoodSource

The European Union's adoption of a regulation setting autonomous tariff quotas (ATQs) for certain fishery products caught by member states for the years 2019 ...


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 ...


Wisconsin Natural Resources Board passes Lake Superior fishing...  Duluth News Tribune

The state Natural Resources Board approved an emergency rule for commercial fishing on Lake Superior during a meeting Wednesday. The rule puts in ...


Erie-area weekend fishing report, Dec. 14-16 - Sports  GoErie.com

This was not the best week of steelhead fishing. But neither has it been the worst so far this fall.Westside steelhead fishing was better this week. Crooked Creek ...


1 of 2 men who fell into ice-fishing pond dies  WISH-TV

Deputies said the two were fishing on a pond north of West Lafayette.


Royal SNUB: How Prince Charles ‘took books and fishing gear’ on honeymoon with Diana  Express

PRINCESS Diana's honeymoon with Prince Charles did not reflect the fairytale wedding the nation witnessed in 1981, a documentary has claimed.


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.


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.


Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Reluctantly Passes Lake Superior Fishing Rule  Wisconsin Public Radio News

The state Natural Resources Board approved an emergency rule for commercial fishing on Lake Superior during a meeting Wednesday.


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 ...


Refurbished boat tech, a fishing app, portable PSP tests: Ideas from the Ocean Technology Innovation Sprint  Anchorage Daily News

Also: Seeking nominees for commissioner of Alaska Fish and Game, plans are underway for the Bristol Bay Fish Expo, and Salmon Sisters unveils a salmon oil ...


Five U.S. nationals arrested, fined for fishing in Passamaquoddy Bay  CBC.ca

A U.S. Passamaquoddy fisherman says he doesn't go out of his way to fish lobster in Canadian waters. The border is a mile away from his reserve in Maine, and ...


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.


Fishing industry wins EPA exemption for deck wash  Gloucester Daily Times

Gloucester fishermen and their contemporaries across the nation, following years of uncertainty, finally caught a break in the new federal law regulating ...


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.


Management of popular Upper Missouri now drawing high interest  Great Falls Tribune

Current fisheries management on the Upper Missouri River including Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs, one of the most-fished stretches of river in ...


A family headed back from a fishing trip skidded off the road in Lithia. One died.  Tampa Bay Times

Salvador Mendez Hernandez was driving four relatives home from a fishing trip just after midnight Saturday morning in Lithia. Just south of Carter Road, The ...


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.


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.'”


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 ...


Man dies after being swept off rocks at Bondi Beach  The Sydney Morning Herald

A man, believed to be in his 40s, has died after being found floating face down in the water at Bondi Beach earlier today. Emergency services were called about ...


Yonkers Man Caught Fishing Checks, More From Mailbox, Police Say  Yonkers Daily Voice

A Yonkers man had an accomplice stand lookout as he fished mail from postal boxes overnight, said police who are becoming more aggressive about the ...


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.


The secret lives of wolves in Voyageurs National Park: They fish and eat berries  MPR News

Wolves, as it turns out, might not be the bloodthirsty, moose-slaughtering, northwoods-roaming carnivores you always thought they were. New research on wolf ...


Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time  NPR

Alaska fishermen who took advantage of new regulations allowing them to fish with a previously banned piece of gear are happy they saved their catch from ...


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 ...


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 ...


Fishing the North Coast: Rain will kick-off late run of fall kings  Eureka Times Standard

The season's first sizeable storms are finally filling our local rivers with *fresh* rainwater. And that means hard-charging, *fresh* from the salt king salmon – big and ...


Pasadena park’s pond being stocked with trout for winter fishing  Chron

A Pasadena park is the place to catch trout this winter after Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has begun stocking fish there through its Neighborhood Fishin' ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Fishing Report: Its sea breeze and sand fleas  St. Augustine Record

The St. Johns River and area lakesThe freshwater fishing is in a kind of climatic limo. It's hot, then cold. It's windy, then still.This is most apparent in the speckled ...


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 ...


Why shark fishing in SWFL could soon be hit with regulations  NBC2 News

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a new draft of regulations for shark fishing on Wednesday.


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