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Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best delayed harvest opportunities across the Southeast.
This 16.6-pound sheepshead is a new Maryland state record.
As fall approaches, fish patterns will change. By understanding their habits, you can target them with confidence. The spring fry have matured in the marsh and are ready to make their journey out to deeper water. Knowing the timing, tides and location of this migration can lead to great coastal action.
After evaluating landings data, Alabama has decided to re-open its red snapper season starting Sept. 99 for four-day weekends until the federal quota is met.
When the storm passes and the sun comes out, you head to the marina and are glad to see your boat bobbing in the slip. But as you get closer you start to notice the damage.
Divers put a hurting on invasive lionfish on Sept. 8 and 9 at the 14th annual REEF Florida Keys Lionfish Derby. A record 1,898 lionfish were collected, and a single team set another tournament record by bringing 648 of the nasty critters back to the docks.
A 283-pound alligator gar caught at Sam Rayburn Lake in Texas is set to break a 72-year-old IGFA all-tackle world record. Here’s the kicker: It was landed with 6-pound-test line!
Recreational anglers in Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast must continue to release all striped bass longer than 31 inches after fisheries managers extended an emergency regulation that was set to expire on Oct. 28. The extension’s new expiration date is Oct. 28, 2024, which gives the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) more than a full year to grapple with a complex management plan intended to rebuild the coastwide striper population by 2029.
Just Right, a 56 Viking run by Capt. Robbie Brown, rallied on the final day of competition to win the 20th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. The team released a blue marlin and sailfish on the first day before adding another nine sailfish releases on Saturday, good for 900 points overall and the tournament championship.
Tec diving is obstacle-ridden and humbling, but can reignite a fading passion. It can leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a refined set of diving skills. It grants access to depths beyond recreational limits, where lesser-known shipwrecks and deep reefs lie, waiting to be explored.