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Many Grouper Species Facing Extinction, but are still On The Menu in Hong Kong

Eco-Business.com, Asia Pacific’s sustainable business community online resource, reports today that a University of Hong Kong global  study has found that one in ten species of grouper are currently at risk of extinction and that most are being served in restaurants in Hong Kong. The study examined all 163 grouper species known in the world […]

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South Carolina Inshore Bite Is On!

We’re getting word from all along the South Carolina coast that the inshore fishing is great and heating up. We’re hearing decent reports of cobia being taken in the southern part of the state, especially around Beaufort and Port Royal down past Paris Island to Hilton Head, with one or two reports from Huntington Island […]

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New Hampshire House Votes to Ban Lead Sinkers and Jigs

The New Hampshire House voted today 225-142 to pass New Hampshire Senate Bill 89.  This Bill, if signed by the Governor, will ban the sales of lead fishing weights and jig heads of one ounce or less. According to the Bill, lead sinkers refers to any kind of sinker made from lead that weighs one […]

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Orlando Rotary Redfish Tournament Announced

There’s a great article in Virtual Strategy Magazine this week about a new Orlando Rotary Club Redfish tournament for Rotary International’s continued effort to eliminate Polio worldwide. With assistance from Barter  Rewards, St. Augustine Backwater Tour Company, and BizCentral USA, the tournament looks to be an event that will draw a lot of attention. Though […]

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Palau President Proposes Commercial Fishing Ban

Tommy Remengesau, President of the Pacific island nation The Republic of Palau has proposed banning all commercial fishing in Palau waters. Remengesau, who served as Vice President from 1992-2000, President from 2001 through 2009, and was again elected President in November, 2012, wants to create the world’s largest marine reserve. Remengesau hopes to develop a […]

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Champion Big Game Boat For Sale

Inventive Fishing researchers and world fishing observers are seeing a number of announcements that the famed New Zealand champion offshore boat Libertas is up for sale. Asking price for this 60 foot Riviera Millennium: $1.15 million. According to Scoop Independent News out of New Zealand, the “Australian-built Libertas has a 16 foot beam and is […]

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Orvis Photo Essay: Tarpon from SUP

Phil Monahan of Orvis News has posted a wonderful photo essay of angler Michelle Bowman fly casting to and catching her first tarpon from a stand up paddle board. The pictures come to Monahan by way of Fly Fishing the World host Conway Bowman. According to Monahan, the Bowmans were fishing in Mexico when Michelle […]

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E. Robert Kinney, Dead at 96

E. Robert Kinney passed away yesterday (May 15, 2013). Why is this relevant to the Saltwater Nation? Because E. Robert Kennedy is the man who invented the frozen fish stick. As BDN Maine reports: “In the late 1950s, Kinney joined Gorton’s Seafood Co. as a vice president, stepping into the role of CEO two years […]

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Shark Fishing on Sportsman Channel

If you like shark fishing, then you may want to check out Sportsman Channel this Saturday (May 18, 2013) at 8:30 pm (EST) for  Reel Time with Florida Sportsman. Peter Barrett, author of Fishing for Sharks (The Fisherman Library, 1997) joins Captain George Gozdz and the Reel Time crew for some incredible shark fishing from […]

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Playmates Go to Bimini

Bahamas newspaper Tribune 242 is reporting that July 2012 Playboy Playmate and Florida girl Shelby Chesnes is scheduled to appear in Bimini at the May 15-18, 2013, Billfish Bonanza tournament. According to the article, Shawn Dillon, Miss February 2013, was on island as the official hostess of the Big Game Club’s Wahoo Smackdown II Tournament […]

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Record Breaking Cod Taken off Norway

The UK newspaper The Telegraph and the US newspaper Daily News are reporting that German angler Michael Eisele caught a record breaking 103 pound Atlantic cod in the Breivikfjord near Hammerfest, northern Norway on April 28, 2013. Eisele is waiting for confirmation from the International Game Fish Association that the fish overtakes (“destroys” or “humiliates” […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Announce SE Lingcod Season

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game posted dates and regulations for the 2013 sport fishing lingcod season for Southeast, Yakutat, and Juneau. The Southeast season will run May 16-November 30. This year’s regulations identify: resident bag limit: one daily, two in possession;no size limit. nonresidents bag limit: one daily, one in possession; annual limit […]

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Long Island and Montauk Striper Bite is On!

We’re hearing from Saltwater Nation citizens that the stripers are in all along Long Island and  Montauk, Anglers at North Port Harbor Sand City have been having success with worms for schoolies, but you might want to try bunker chunks, too, as the bigger fish seem to be taking them over the worms. Keep in […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Record 1,005 Lb Marlin caught off Tobago

The Trinidad Guardian is reporting that Angler Brendan Bernard broke the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit (SCBC) marlin record today with a 1,005.9lb marlin. Bernard was fishing aboard the Predator in the Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament. Last year, Bernard, won the T&T Game Fishing Association’s Wahoo Tournament with a 75.5 pound wahoo. Bernard and the […]

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Cool Video of Shark Fishing from Kayak in the UK

Check out this cool YouTube video posted this week by YAKFISHERUK. It’s some great footage of kayak fishing for tope sharks off the coast of Wales. Topes are known by many names worldwide; in English, these sharks are called eastern school shark, flake, greyboy, greyshark, Penny’s dog, schnapper shark, school shark, sharpie shark, soupfin shark, […]

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ROFFS Showing Paths for Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna in the Bahamas

Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc (ROFFS) has posted a discussion and two videos depicting infrared satellite images from May 6- may 7, 2013 of the Bahamas. The videos show warm water being pulled northeastward away from Cat Island and some being pulled westward toward the Great Abaco Canyon. This warmer water brings blue marlin […]

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Inventive Fishing Tagging Program

Another Saltwater Nation Tag Artist has left the IF mark, and we think this one is way cool. We love to see where the Saltwater Nation travels, so keep the pics coming!   FISH ON!  

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WSB Bite is on in SoCal!

We’re getting word from Saltwater Nation anglers fishing SoCal out of Santa Cruz that the white sea bass bite is on, with lots of nice fish in the 30-60 lb range. If you’re headed out to the Channel Islands, check out Chinese Harbor where many bigger fish have been taken. Keep in mind that WSB […]

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NOAA Wants Feedback on Bag Limits

NOAA has announced that it will be seeking comments from the public about bag limits for Vermillion Snapper and  annual catch limits for Yellowtail Snapper. In addition, NOAA is considering eliminating the  ventilation tool rule for boats reef fishing and is asking for public input on the matter. You can read the full announcement from […]

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Saltwater Fly Fishing Video

The folks over at Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters out of Sanoma County, California posted this beautiful video a couple of days ago. There’s plenty of drool factor in this one, so anticipate your jealousy meter to start peaking. Great work, Leland!  

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