View this email online It’s hard to hit the water these days without seeing more and more anglers using kayaks to stalk their prey. Ed Mashburn shows you how to outfit your kayak for crappie. Two CrappieNOW writers garner prestigious awards, Gil Lackey shares a lighter side look at the life of a crappie. And Senior Writer Tim Huffman shares a wrap-up of the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters’ 2019 National Championship on Lake Grenada. It’s all in the November 2019…

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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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New research provides key findings and recommendations for recruiting, retaining and reactivating (R3) anglers ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 30, 2019) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the release of new research, Actionable Strategies for Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3). With support from the Multistate Conservation Grant Program, RBFF worked with Responsive Management to conduct national surveys and focus groups with U.S. residents and R3 professionals, with the intent of developing actionable strategies for angler R3. With key recommendations, RBFF…

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                              Invasive Asian carp are poised to infiltrate the Great Lakes and devastate native species. In areas of the Mississippi River basin where they have taken over, they now comprise up to 97% of fish biomass. If they get into the Great Lakes, they will starve out walleye, trout, salmon and other sportfish. We need Illinois Governor Pritzker’s leadership to help keep them out of the…

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  Yesterday’s trip was a reminder of how fall fishing really differs from every other season. We’d launched on a natural lake with water clarity of about five feet. Our plan was to look for active fish; crappie, largemouth, or walleye. Besides being on a new lake, we were also on the back end of a cold front that sent air temps plummeting from 88 degrees to 43. I feared this would drop water temps into the low 50s and…

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