On Tuesday, June 7, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) jointly approved a harvest control rule framework action that brings important changes to recreational management for some of the region’s most popular fisheries. The new approach attempts to smooth out the volatility that has plagued recreational fisheries regulations from year to year, creating lost fishing opportunities and generating significant frustration for anglers and the industry. Specifically, the harvest control rule approach will…

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St. Croix Captain

Multiuse is a benefit to any fishing product. Use it for this. Use it for that. Economical, right? But try passing anything not stamped with “saltwater-grade” to a serious salt-head, and they’ll politely hand it back to you. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a ledger of serious and high-performance saltwater grade products that are time-tested in the brine. HOBIE Mirage Pro Angler 14 Gas prices got you down? A power bar and maybe an energy drink is all you…

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Angler casts to schooling fish

Crafting high-grade fishing tackle remains a worthy endeavor only insomuch as the fish and their environs flourish. It’s a simple, self-evident idea that’s quietly inhabited the hearts and minds of the people behind Z-Man Fishing Products since day one. It’s also the motivation behind Z-Man’s support of the scientists who keep our fisheries brimming with aquatic life. Upholding its continuing commitment to aquatic conservation, Z-Man Fishing Products recently played a principal role in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS)…

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Angler Holding Snook

Shore-based anglers targeting saltwater species from beaches, jetties and piers recognize the months or April and May as an exciting transition time. Warming temperatures promote increased activity among various resident fish, while also triggering epic migrations of striped bass, tarpon and other species that bring the largest individuals close to shore and within casting range. It’s a busy time for the serious surf anglers who plan ahead, traveling up and down the coasts to chase down the best bites. But…

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Pathfinder Maritime Training (PMT) is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). PMT offers maritime licensing courses that make earning a captain’s license easy and accessible for anglers and mariners everywhere. PMT offers online, in-person, and blended captain’s courses on an ongoing basis. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the NPAA into 2022”, said PMT’s owner Bobby Carsey. Pat Neu, NPAA President commented, “The courses PMT offers are critical to any angler…

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