Ed Godfrey writes about antique fishing lures in The Oklahoman. Heddon advertises itself as the world’s oldest lure maker, having started in 1894. The company was started by James Heddon in his family kitchen in Dowagiac, Mich and recently a set of 89 Heddon lures sold for $125,000.
Learn the tackle, techniques, and get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to know about tarpon at the IGFA Tarpon Tune-Up on April 5th, presented by the IGFA School of Sport Fishing and Hells Bay Boatworks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Congress moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation’s marine resources. Maverick Boats President Scott Deal, and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris will present their vision for managing America’s saltwater recreational fisheries to the National Press Club later this month.
The sportfishing and boating industries, along with recreational saltwater anglers, are stepping up efforts to ensure that their economic, social and conservation priorities are well represented.
As the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act reauthorization advances on Capitol Hill, Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and Maverick Boats President Scott Deal, leaders in the recreational angling industry and co-chairmen of the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management, will present “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries” at the National Press Club on March 26, 2014, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
The report, introduced to fishing and boating industry stakeholders on February 13, 2014, at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, is receiving critical acclaim as an important step toward commonsense saltwater fisheries management. Now, with strong support from the boating and fishing community, the commission is taking the report to the Hill to work with Congress as the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization proceeds.
The Morris-Deal Commission assembled an expert panel of state and federal agency administrators, researchers, industry representatives and economists to promote a proactive vision for saltwater fisheries management. The current Magnuson-Stevens Act does not sufficiently address this important use of our nation’s public fishery resources. The commission’s report addresses recreational fishing specifically and differentiates the economic, social and conservation needs from those of commercial fishing.
According to NOAA Fisheries, 11 million Americans recreationally fish in saltwater each year. These sportsmen and -women contribute more than $70 billion to the nation’s economy and $1.5 billion for on-the-ground conservation of aquatic resources and habitats.
Who: Johnny Morris, founder and CEO, Bass Pro Shops
Scott Deal, president, Maverick Boats
When: Wednesday, March 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT
Where: Fourth Estate Room, The National Press Club
529 14th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20045
Students in Gananoque Ontario on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River are building a St. Lawrence River skiff as a class project.
Minn Kota has announced that their Anchor Down with Talon Rewards program will offer bonus money to tournament anglers who own and use a Talon shallow water anchor during competition. [Read more...]
HOMESTEAD, Florida – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,141, 906 visitors to Everglades National Park in 2012 spent approximately $103 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,402 jobs in the local area. [Read more...]
The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier game fish, snook, reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30.