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Recreational and commercial harvest of gag grouper in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close Oct. 23. Closing the fishery, which was scheduled to remain open through December, will devastate commercial and offshore charter captains on the Atlantic coast from North Carolina through Florida.
Recreational harvest of gag grouper in the Gulf of Mexico will end early, on Oct. 19, in federal waters as well as in Florida state waters. The season, which was already shortened this year by a later starting date, has been whittled down to less than two months because NOAA Fisheries says too many gags are being caught.
With 275 people in attendance, including Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Glen Andrews, Bruce Holt and Michael Iaconelli were inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of fame on Sept. 28 during a ceremony at the White River Conference Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Fall can be a wonderful time of year for bass anglers. It gives us the chance to go back to the tactics that probably hooked most of us on the sport in the first place. While those deep ledges that held fish all summer will likely still produce, many fish will be moving shallow.
Color Choices For Inshore Lures: Everyone has a theory on colors when it comes to selecting lures for inshore fishing. The generally accepted rule, and this applies everywhere in freshwater and salt, is to fish dark colors in stained water and more natural colors when the water is clearer.
A recent study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom found out what anglers already knew. Men who fish for fun have better mental health.
If you’ve never heard of a puddingwife wrasse, you’re not alone. Recently the spotlight was turned on this colorful reef fish when a North Carolina angler caught a 3-pound, 11-ounce puddingwife that is a new North Carolina state record and a potential world record.
Some folks just don’t get it. The transplantation of non-native species to water bodies where they don’t belong can wreak havoc on native ecosystems and forever alter fisheries in ways that have become easier predict.
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.