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Today, legislation was introduced in Congress to provide opportunities for youth to enjoy the outdoors. The Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) and Donald McEachin (D-Va.), along with 19 bipartisan cosponsors. The Senate version was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). The bill would create a grant program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for projects that take children fishing with…

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In a stunning victory that required a tie-breaker procedure to decide the victor, 15-year-old Jackson Roumbanis from Russellville, Arkansas, became the youngest competitor to win a Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Anchored by Power-Pole® event. Competing on Russellville, AR’s famed bass haven, Lake Dardanelle, Roumbanis finished in a first-place tie with Francis Tran, 30,  of Starkville, Mississippi, each recording 165 inches of largemouth bass in the two-day, catch, photograph and release (CPR) tournament. The tie was broken by the largest fish…

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On Saturday September 24, the nation honored its 55 million sportsmen and women and the active role that they play in the conservation of America’s natural resources. Established by Congress in 1971 and first celebrated a year later, National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) occurs the fourth Saturday of September and seeks to not only bring recognition but also to encourage participation in hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping. To celebrate 50 years of NHFD, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)…

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Anglers looking to get a jump on the hardwater panfish season are absolutely going to love Northland’s new Tungsten Rigged Jigs. With dense heads, a trio of enticing shapes and two sizes, bluegills, crappies, yellow perch and other popular panfish can’t resist, these offerings touch all the bases. Heavy-for-their size tungsten jigs are all the rage in ice-fishing circles these days, Northland leads the way with several versatile shapes and sizes. The addition of Rigged Tungsten Jigs strengthens their lineup…

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For recreational fishing industry professionals ranging from tournament anglers and guides to tackle shop staff, service crews and industry representatives, the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Annual Conference is a special event that truly delivers on its promise. Following a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, NPAA is going all out to make the event’s return a smashing success. The organization has selected sunny Fort Myers, Florida, to host the conference January 6 through 8, 2022. Member’s Only Registration begins at 7…

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