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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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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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Great Cobia Video

Cobia fishing aboard the Ugly Duckling from Jason Parkhurst on Vimeo. Jason Parkhurst has just posted a great cobia fishing video to Vimeo. The video is of angler James Holley fishing aboard Capt. Brad Olsen’s Ugly Duckling out of Destin, Florida. Parkhurst serves as the gaffman in this great video. The cobia, which was taken […]

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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to Hold Meeting

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced today that its Standing Special Mackerel and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees will meet May 29 – 31, 2013, in Tampa, Florida. The meeting will address benchmarks for Spanish mackerel, King mackerel, cobia, and red snapper. For more information, call the GMFMC at 813-348-1630 or download […]

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Pier 60 Red Hot

Saltwater Nation anglers are reporting that action off of Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach is really on fire. Spanish mackerel up to 20 inches have been hitting just about any bait–shrimp and whitebait, in particular–just after first light. Anglers using shiny lures and spoons have also seen their share of the action. Anglers using live […]

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Texas and Louisiana File Suit Together

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced that it has joined with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to file suit in United States District Court in Brownsville, Texas in order to dispute an emergency regulation enacted by the National Marine Fisheries Service on February 8, 2013 despite objections from Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. […]

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Groupers use Sign Language

      News sources around the globe are picking up a story recently published in Nature Communication, an online, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing research in biological, physical, and chemical sciences.  Written by two researchers from Cambridge University in the UK and one from the University of Neuchatal in Switzerland, the article “Referential Gestures […]

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