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2 West Coast Groundfish Species on the Rebound


It is always good to see a species recover from being over fished. 2 west coast species of groundfish, the Bocaccio and darkblotched Rockfish, have recovered from severe overfishing through successful fishing restrictions and legislation. Bocaccio and darkblotted Rockfish were declared overfished in 1999 and 2000, respectively. The Pacific Fishery Management Council along with NOAA …

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Fish For Your Dinner At Zauo New York Restaurant

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A new Japanese restaurant is opening up in New York City where diners can catch their own fish for dinner. Zauo, a chain restaurant in Japan, will soon open the doors to it’s 3 story restaurant located at 152 West 24th Street.  Diners sit in a “boat” in front of a large tank full of …

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Connecticut Weekly Diadromous Fish Report

The Connecticut Weekly Diadromous Fish Report is an awesome resource to see whats swimming into the rivers of CT. The info is gathered using electronic fish counters and video surveillance. The report can be found on the CT River Salmon Association‘s website.    

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Dreadful Future for Delaware River

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Water flow legislation on the Delaware River has always been a heated topic, which rarely has ever come to a compromise between the interests of the State and the interests of the anglers. The Flexible Flow Management Program that has been in place is about to expire, and a resolution needed to be met …

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Lake Record Bass Caught on Chicken McNugget

mcdonalds chicken mcnugget bass texas

Yes, you read that headline correctly… Matthew McNellis and his girlfriend were out fishing on Lake Bardwell in Ennis, Texas when they decided to try out a new bait, a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget. To their surprise, the pair landed a near 11 pound largemouth, 10.802 lbs to be exact. The previous lake record was 10.44 …

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Northwest Salmon Fisheries Yielding Low Returns

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Bad news out of the northwest corner of North America, with many fisheries being closed early due to low fish returns. Officials are calling for a close to the season on some rivers in order to protect what remains of the fish stock. The Columbia River system is seeing a low number of Steelhead …

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New York Health Advise on Eating Gamefish


Check out the New York State Department of Health guide on eating gamefish in NY. Read about what fish to avoid or limit consumption, and make sure you aren’t feeding your family anything harmless.   CLICK HERE

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4 Housatonic River Poachers Busted

deep encon officers poacher busted housatonic river

A few weeks ago Hydri, Daniel, Bilbil and Gurali Cenkoli were busted by EnCon officers with 38 Striped Bass from the Housatonic River, all under the legal limit. With the help of Ruger, their trained fish-sniffing dog, officers were able to retrieve the 38 fish hidden in bags under various rocks and bushes nearby. Every year there …

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Striper Migration

Want to fish for Striped Bass in New England? Check out this striper migration chart from On The Water Magazine to show their migration progress up the coast.  

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Fire Destroyed R.L. Winston Fly Rod Shop

r.l. winston bamboo fly rod shop fire

A fire destroyed the R.L. Winston rod building shop in Twin Bridges Montana early sunday morning. With that building, a lot of history was lost. R.L.Winston’s shop in Twin Bridges was one of the fist big rod manufacturers in the U.S. This shop housed the raw bamboo, tools and other equipment used to make …

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