“It’s especially important to wear your sunglasses when spending time on or around the water,” says Dylan Coates, senior marketing coordinator for Hobie Eyewear. “Even on days with light cloud cover or only moderate sunshine, UV rays have the potential to damage your eyes not only from directly shining on your face but from reflecting off the water as well. Essentially, you should wear shades from sun-up to sundown whether fishing, enjoying water sports or spending time on the beach.”…

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Looking to put more fish on the ice? Look no further than Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Glass Buck-Shot® Rattle Spoon, a wonder on walleyes and other gamefish species. Based on extensive beta-testing last ice season, the Glass Buck-Shot® Rattle Spoon is sure to be this season’s hottest minnow-imitating jigging spoon! While the new Glass Buck-Shot® Rattle Spoon is molded from metal, it features a realistic and translucent “Glass” baitfish pattern. A noisy, high-pitched glass rattle chamber—something the fish haven’t heard…

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Today, legislation was introduced in Congress to provide opportunities for youth to enjoy the outdoors. The Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) and Donald McEachin (D-Va.), along with 19 bipartisan cosponsors. The Senate version was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). The bill would create a grant program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for projects that take children fishing with…

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In a stunning victory that required a tie-breaker procedure to decide the victor, 15-year-old Jackson Roumbanis from Russellville, Arkansas, became the youngest competitor to win a Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Anchored by Power-Pole® event. Competing on Russellville, AR’s famed bass haven, Lake Dardanelle, Roumbanis finished in a first-place tie with Francis Tran, 30,  of Starkville, Mississippi, each recording 165 inches of largemouth bass in the two-day, catch, photograph and release (CPR) tournament. The tie was broken by the largest fish…

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On Saturday September 24, the nation honored its 55 million sportsmen and women and the active role that they play in the conservation of America’s natural resources. Established by Congress in 1971 and first celebrated a year later, National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) occurs the fourth Saturday of September and seeks to not only bring recognition but also to encourage participation in hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping. To celebrate 50 years of NHFD, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)…

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