On Thursday, September 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a final rule announcing the prohibition of lead fishing tackle on certain National Wildlife Refuges that are being opened to fishing. The American Sportfishing Association issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Leonard. “It is deeply disappointing that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) ignored science and the concerns of the sportfishing industry. USFWS is charged with ensuring fish and wildlife resource management is rooted…

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Whether popping or cranking for roaming pelagics or working schools vertically, presenting big hardware for powerful saltwater behemoths is hard work. Angling stamina can wear down to the point where presentations become sloppy and less effective, or – even worse – to the point where fishing days end prematurely. Encompassing 16 distinct boat models (Rift Salt) and 12 jigging models (Rift Jig), all-new St. Croix Rift Series rods are offered as a direct response to nearshore saltwater anglers demanding thinner…

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On August 17, Nancy Koep, a long-time member of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), hosted a fishing seminar to for young anglers as part of the Kids Safety Day put on by the Starbuck, Minnesota Police Department. The event was held at the Minnewaska Area High School and had 4 groups of kids of that of youngsters who Nancy worked with for 45 minutes at a time. Each group of kids got to learn a variety of information about…

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Let’s be honest, ice fishing preseason really doesn’t start until you know Northland Fishing Tackle’s key skill players. For winter 2022-23, the ambassadors of ice fishing come to the fish house with a trifecta of new lure teams. Here’s a preview of each… Glass Buck-Shot Spoon The legend of the Northland Buck-Shot Spoon continues. New for ice fishing 2022-23, the Glass Buck-Shot Spoon features a high pitch glass rattle chamber to play on a fish’s auditory senses. Innovative translucent patterns…

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Anglers pose with Trophy

As a tournament angler, it can be very challenging to be consistent. For Humminbird and Minn Kota angler Noah Schultz, he hasn’t just been consistent – he has dominated. On September 1st on Lake Serpent in Minnesota, Schultz filled another space on his shelf of Champions Tour Championship trophies. Having won three of the last five Champions Tour Championship Titles, he is also taking home his third fully rigged Skeeter Boat for his unmatched efforts. “A lot of the lakes…

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