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Judge Rules in Favor of Texas and Louisiana Suit

In April, Inventive Fishing reported that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department had partnered with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to file suit in United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas to dispute the emergency regulation enacted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on February 8, 2013 despite objections from Florida, Texans, and […]

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New Study in Fish Camouflage

A new study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) from researchers at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Portland reveals that lookdown fish camouflage themselves by manipulating the polarized light that reflects off of their skin. Earlier studies also published in […]

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UM Undersea Photography Contest Winners

 The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has sponsored an underwater photography contest each year since 2005. The contest, which is open only to amateur photographers who earn no more than twenty percent of their income from photography, announced the winners of the 2013 contest today. Photographers from all over the […]

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Happy 21st Birthday to Hemingway International Yacht Club

With the 63rd Annual Hemingway International Billfishing Tournament  kicking off in just 12 days (June 3-7, 2013), Inventive Fishing sends its warmest birthday greetings to the Hemingway International Yacht Club which turned 21 yesterday. The Yacht Club, in partnership with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, hosts the annual billfishing tournament. We at IF certainly wish […]

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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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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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