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  A new study by UW–Madison Center for Limnology graduate student Holly Embke shows that the state’s walleye fishery is being overharvested at a rate ten times higher than fishery managers anticipated. By Adam Hinterthuer, University of Wisconsin Alex Bentz, field technician at the the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources holds a walleye. A new study by UW–Madison Center for Limnology graduate student Holly Embke shows that the state’s walleye fishery is being overharvested at a rate ten times higher than…

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  Letters were sent to owners of boats with lapsed registrations in 19 states ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 12, 2019) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Boat Registration Reactivation Program brought a record number of boats back to the water. The program, which delivered letters to owners of boats with lapsed registrations in 19 states, resulted in more than 60,000 re-registrations. “Year after year, our Boat Registration Reactivation Program has brought tens of thousands of boaters…

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Higgins’ career in outdoor sports media spanned more than 40 years and included time in sales with Field & Stream, World Fishing Network and B.A.S.S., as publisher of Western Outdoors Publications and as founder and publisher of Florida Fishing Weekly. Brian Thurston, publisher of Fishing Tackle Retailer and The Fishing Wire, was one of Higgins’ closest friends for decades. “He was such a dear friend, and you always knew when Joe was in the room. His infectious smile, booming voice and the way he…

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(Tulsa, Okla.) Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has closed. This agreement brings together the league behind the no-entry-fee Bass Pro Tour and the largest grassroots organization in the world. MLFLW, LLC (the newly created entity that purchased the assets of FLW) is owned 100% by Major League Fishing, LLC, which in turn is owned 50% by The Outdoor Channel, Inc., and 50% by Pro Bass Tour (PBT). MLF previously announced an expanded…

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  The growing outdoor industry needs adequate infrastructure to continue its upward economic climb   Alexandria, VA – October 30, 2019 – Today, the President and CEO of Temple Fork Outfitters and American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Government Affairs Committee member, Frank-Paul King, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Businesses about the economic impact of outdoor recreation. “Without clean waters and abundant fish populations, the recreational fishing industry simply cannot survive,” said King. “No one wants to…

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