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Across the region, hybrid and striped bass are some of the most exciting gamefish in our reservoirs. Targeting them with flies can be difficult, but it has to be the most exciting way to catch them.
With 281 participants embarking on 917 trips, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) annual four-month tournament removed 30,494 lionfish from Florida waters. It was a record-breaking year for participation, nearly doubling the program’s previous high. The total number of lionfish removed was also a new record and beat last year’s numbers by nearly 5,000 fish.
It was another bad year for striped bass reproduction in Chesapeake Bay. Maryland released results from its annual juvenile striped bass survey, and the numbers were well below average, continuing a streak of poor reproductive years going back to 2019.
Ever heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” A few weeks ago fishing on the tides of the quarter moon, I did something we don’t do often enough as anglers. I broke it and it became better!
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 50% Discounts For Florida State Park Passes And FWC Hunting And Fishing LicensesDiscounts available for three months, from Oct. 14, 2023, through Jan. 13, 2024
Nebraska angler Alex “Flathead” Doty had a heck of a night on Oct. 1. Fishing a small Nebraska creek, he landed a rare 49-pound leucistic flathead catfish, and then a few hours later he caught a 72-pounder that is his personal best.
Induction Ceremony Includes Presentation of Custom Rods to 2023 Honorees
Just one big fish was what it took to win the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s Full Moon Wahoo Series. A monster 79.8-pound ’hoo caught in July gave Mike Ferrara and team Terry II the heaviest aggregate weight across the three-event series.
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.