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Elite Series Anglers Clean up Litter

After B.A.S.S.® delayed the first Bassmaster® Elite Series event of the 2020 season due to strong winds on the St. Johns River in North Fla., Yamaha Pros Brandon Palaniuk, Bill Lowen, Matt Herren and Patrick Walters set out aboard the Matanzas Riverkeeper’s Yamaha-powered Carolina Skiff®, the “Litter Gitter II,” to clean the waters of the nearby Matanzas River. The group removed 270 pounds of trash from the river and its tributaries throughout the day, including the keel from a wrecked…

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State Fish Art

The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest has partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment, to recognize the contest winner with the Guy Harvey Award, named for the world-renowned artist, scientist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey. The national contest is designed to teach students the importance of healthy ocean ecosystems.  “The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is pleased to add the State-Fish Art Program as an extension of…

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Cannon Optimum Downrigger

Cannon®, the leader in controlled-depth fishing, announced its biggest advancement in connected trolling technology with its Optimum Downrigger at ICAST 2019. The product is now available for retail sale, giving anglers access to critical trolling data and allowing them to raise, lower and cycle weights using a full-color LCD display, Humminbird® fish finder or their mobile device. Designed to bring the One-Boat Network™ to life in trolling applications, the Cannon Optimum fully integrates and shares data with Humminbird fish finders,…

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Boat By Lighthouse

Unique assisted-docking solution to be demonstrated at 2020 Miami International Boat Show Docking a boat can be a stressful event. Wind, currents and unfamiliar surroundings can conspire to test the skills of even the most experienced captains. Resulting scrapes, impacts and close calls at the dock can be both embarrassing and expensive. Similar to the driver-assist capabilities of today’s modern automobiles, the Raymarine DockSense™ Alert system detects, displays, and alerts the captain to obstacles around the boat using FLIR machine…

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NPAA Award Recipients

The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) awarded top honors to several members of the professional angling community at its 2020 conference last month. The awards were bestowed to one individual in each of the following categories: Member of the Year, Supporting Partner of the Year, Future Angler Educator of the Year. Lance Valentine – NPAA Member of the Year – Each year, the NPAA recognizes member contributions to bring awareness to the sport of fishing, enhancing professional skills, angling skills…

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