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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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Grouper Fisheries Reopen May 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that Florida anglers can once again catch and keep limited numbers of grouper taken in state waters in the Atlantic out to three miles beginning May 1, 2013. The season will remain open until January 1, 2014. Monroe County Atlantic-side waters are included in this harvest […]

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Support House Bill 983 in North Carolina

The Carteret County Marine Fisheries Advisory Board in North Carolina met tonight in Beaufort and adopted a resolution to oppose portions of House Bill 983, titled 2013 Fisheries Economic Development Act. The Bill, which you can read in its entirety here, proposes to designate red drum, sea trout, and striped bass as coastal sport fish, […]

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Charelston Area Anglers Gear Up for Cobia

Following our post yesterday about cobia in the Destin, Florida area, we heard from a few Saltwater Nation citizens from Charleston, South Carolina who reminded us that late April and early May is also cobia time in Southern South Carolina. Cobia can be found around nearshore and offshore reefs. As the water warms, some may […]

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Ed Dwyer’s 2013 Otherside Invitational

Ed Dwyer’s 2013 Otherside Invitational will be held next week April 26-28. Boats from Port Canaveral will have from 6:00am (lines in) to 9:00 pm (lines out) to find their fish and return to dock. Anglers will be targeting Yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, skip jack tuna, and four categories of billfish: blue marlin, white marlin, […]

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Shane Wilson and Fishing’s Future

Shane Wilson, Founder and Chairman of Fishing’s Future [Image from: http://fishingsfuture.org/shanewilson ] Congratulations to Shane Wilson, founder and chairman of the non-profit organization Fishing’s Future for another successful fishing event in South Padre Island, Texas. As Wilson explains: “I created an organization to put kids and parents back together. Our clinics run through 20 minute […]

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game Releases New Google Earth Application

From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: “The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish recently developed a new Google Earth mapping application that is now posted on the department’s website and available for public use. The application provides anglers and other information seekers with easy access to contour maps, […]

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