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Coast Guard Warns Mariners – No Offshore Radio Communications Along NC Coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability Thursday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone. Mariners are...

NC Cobia – Shallow Water Grouper Seasons Reopen May 1 – With New Regulations

I'd like to say that effective on May 1, things will be right again for fishermen seeking cobia and shallow water grouper. I'd like to, but that isn't really the case. The seasons will reopen then - and that's...

NOAA Calls for Angler Input on Red Snapper Seasons

What: NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Administrator, Dr. Roy Crabtree and newly appointed Southeast Fisheries Science Center Director, Dr. Clay Porch will provide an update and take questions about red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico including the 2018 recreational red snapper fishing season. When:...

Texas Game Wardens Crack Down on Illegal Fish Trade in Houston

AUSTIN — State game wardens issued more than 150 citations to 19 fish markets and restaurants in the Houston area that illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a recently completed sting conducted by the Special Operations unit...

Coast Guard Rescues Grounded Florida Angler One Mile Offshore

ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay from the...

Texas Projects 82 Day Red Snapper Season Starting June 1

AUSTIN - Private recreational anglers fishing in federal waters off the Texas coast will see a projected 82-day season starting June 1 under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)....

NC Marine Fisheries Schedules Workshops for Fish Taggers

Have you ever wondered how the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries came up with the data  and statistics they use to regulate Tar Heel fisheries?  Have you ever questioned their data and wanted to become involved to be sure...
IGFA 2018

2018 IGFA World Record Game Fishes Book Now Available

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – April 4, 2018 – All the facts and figures behind recreational angling’s most amazing catches are now available in the 2018 edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by The International Game Fish Association. The IGFA World Record Game Fishes is the world’s definitive...
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Learn How Captain Art Sapp Leverages Electronics to Win

WILSONVILLE, OR (March 27, 2018) – Seventh-generation Floridian, Captain Art Sapp, is a fearsome competitor and one of South Florida’s top fishing charters. His tournament record and backlogged calendar prove it. “Day-tripping is great. I’d do it every day if I...

White Marlin Open Decision Ruling ‘No Reversible Error’ Found

by Shawn Soper - The Dispatch OCEAN CITY — After nearly two years with $2.8 million prize money hanging in limbo, a federal appeals court on Wednesday essentially ruled in favor of the White Marlin Open and the winners in several...

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Fishing Wire 101 – Choosing The Right Wire

Some fish have teeth, really sharp teeth, and they can make short work of mono or fluoro leaders. You might land some occasionally, but, for...