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Angler fishing in sunset

Fifty-five million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2020 according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) 2021 Special Report on Fishing. These 5 million new and returning anglers, who are younger, more diverse and live in urban areas, represent 10% growth in fishing participation in 2020. In addition to overall participation gains, RBFF saw substantial gains in key segments for growth including youth, women and diverse audiences. “Fishing, like all other outdoor activities, clearly benefited…

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Water Sunset

On Earth Day an unprecedented alliance of business, academic, tribal and conservation leaders – of which the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is a member – have united to provide a solution to one of America’s greatest threats – the decline of our fish and wildlife and their natural habitats. Scientists estimate that one-third of fish and wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without much needed funding for their proactive conservation. Healthy, sustainable fish…

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Picking Up Trash

Yamaha Rightwaters joined forces with the Coastal Conservation Association® (CCA®) in Maryland and Northern Virginia to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac River. Volunteers met at Fletcher’s Boat House on a chilly morning to spend some time preserving and enjoying one of the more popular fishing spots on the Nation’s River. With help from the Friends of Fletcher Cove and the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the group removed debris from the river and…

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Anglers holding muskie

When fishing the meanest fish that swim in freshwater—we’re talking muskies and mega pike—you need the right gear. That includes the right rod and reel and the right presentation. What do massive muskies and pike like to eat? Big baits—topwaters, rubber creations, bucktails and crankbaits. Speaking of the latter, here’s your brand-new choice for crankbaits that tempt the biggest of fish with its unique shad/panfish profile… The Bagley-inspired and Jarmo Rapala redesigned Rumble Monster is just the bait for big…

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Ladies tackled offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 23-25. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offered classroom presentations, networking, skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip at the VFW Post 1966, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Activities launched Friday evening with a meet-and-greet. On Saturday, Captains Jeanne Towne and Lee Lavery presented Fishing Basics and Offshore Fishing Techniques. Betty Bauman presented information on conservation and fish release. Skill practice…

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