Santa with Fishing Tackle

After Christmas, Santa will no doubt be exhausted from delivering presents to people all over the world with only one thing on his mind – fishing! On December 27th, Santa will be heading to Long Beach, California to do just that, and he is not coming empty-handed. Santa’s sleigh will touch down in Long Beach, where he will spend some much needed time on the water, unwinding and fishing after Christmas. But before he goes fishing, with help from his friends at Berkley, he will…

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Northern Pike Underwater

Important legislation that would help support Great Lakes fishing has been introduced in Congress and it needs your support. Known as the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA), this legislation would help restore important species like lake sturgeon and lake trout, stop the spread of destructive invasive species, and remove barriers that block spawning and migrating fish. From Minnesota to Michigan to New York, anglers have enjoyed the direct impacts of the conservation projects and fisheries research made…

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The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Martha Guyas, an expert in Florida’s marine fisheries management and policy development, has joined ASA’s Government Affairs team as Southeast Fisheries Policy Director. She is based in Tallahassee, Florida’s state capitol. “ASA’s Board of Directors’ vision to create the Keep Florida Fishing program in 2015 has greatly increased our involvement and influence in the Southeast region, resulting in positive policy outcomes that benefit fishing access and conservation,” said Mike Leonard,…

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Angler holding barracuda

Shared angling passions routinely create new human bonds and strengthen existing ones. Whether between friends, casual acquaintances, blood relatives, or anything in between, fishing has the unique power to bring people closer together. Consider Geoffrey Manning of Roanoke, Virginia – the recently announced winner of St. Croix Rod’s Voice Your Victory competition. His is the story of a self-taught angler who grew to love and appreciate fishing on his own terms before connecting later in life with another very special…

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fishing rod on boat

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2020 on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy today. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $688 billion in economic output, comprises 3% of U.S. employees and creates 4.3 million jobs. The report, a snapshot in time of a challenging and uncertain year, includes national and state level data. This is the fourth consecutive year that BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has released government…

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