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Anglers Landing Saltwater Fish

Angling angst is peaking across the US. Open-water fishing throughout the north and much of the country’s mid-section has been stymied by Mother Nature for weeks or months. Depending on their location, many coastal anglers, too, are pining for the warmer water temperatures that bring increased angling opportunities. For most, this is the time of year when the angling itch is most persistent. The gear is prepped and there’s so much to look forward to. But will winter ever end?…

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ocean bubbles

The 2,600 anglers who recently participated in the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) FishSmart South Atlantic Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Effort programs reported taking action to increase fish survival rates through the use of descending devices for red snapper, and short leader circle hook rigs for red drum. Apart from the measurable results, participants helped to focus attention on the viability of descending devices as a tool for fisheries management. The three-year program, made possible by ASA’s conservation funding arm the…

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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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Raymarine

After a one-year hiatus due to last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the SKA National Championship is back for its 28th installment, coming to Ft. Pierce, Florida, April 14-17. “We’re excited to have the 28th Annual SKA National Championship here in Ft. Pierce at Causeway Cove Marina on the Treasure Coast of Florida,” says Rick Hatcher, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission. “We welcome all the teams, all the families, all the sponsors and vendors, and we look forward to…

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Angler planning his next move

Based in Booker Bay just north of Sydney, Captain Scott Thorrington runs Haven Sportfishing Charters in the productive waters along Australia’s New South Wales Central Coast. The busy skipper applies nearly 40 years of experience in targeting marlin, kingfish, snapper, bream and other species for the benefit of his happy clientele. The ability of Thorrington and crew to consistently find and fool marlin has not only made Haven Sportfishing an exceedingly popular charter, but it has also earned the team…

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