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.
Minn Kota is giving away four of their new 12-foot Talon shallow water anchors. New to the market in 2014, the new Talon models are 30 percent quieter and stronger. They are available in red, blue, black or silver. The Talon is the deepest shallow water anchor on the market and also comes in a 10-foot depth. [Read more...]
The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee recently announced that an exhibit dedicated to Florida’s rich fishing history will open to the public on March 13, 2014 and be on display throughout the month of August. Artifacts, including artwork, historic images, trophies, fish mounts and tackle tell the tale of sport fishing in the Sunshine State. Two prestigious trophies, the Mrs. Henry Rea Silver Sailfish Derby trophy from the West Palm Beach Fishing Club and the Metropolitan Miami Fishing Tournament’s Henry H. Hyman Memorial trophy from the International Game Fish Association will be featured in the exhibit.
The Snook and Gamefish Foundation is participating in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s litigation against the Wakulla Fisherman’s Association attack on Florida’s long standing net ban. The Court officially granted the Foundation’s right to participate in the case on Jan. 29, which means the court will give full consideration to its brief in support of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s position in defense of the net ban and related administrative rules.
On Friday January 31st, 2014 the IGFA will hold the 30th Annual International Auction & Banquet at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. Among the many great items available is this 2014 Hells Bay Marquesa donated by Chris and Wendi Peterson of Hells Bay Boatworks. It comes with a 90HP Mercury engine donated by Mercury Marine and a Stiffy push-pole donated by Kevin Shaw.
If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, treat yourself with a visit to your nearest national park. Monday is the first of nine days this year when entrance fees to the parks will be waived.
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and
federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will
remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can
continue to be caught and released during the closed season.