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Final results for the 2019 Fish Heads of Stuart “The Quickie” First place – Floridian, Capt. Glenn Cameron with 9 releases Second Place – Vintage, Capt. Hans Kraas Jr, with 8 releases Third Place – Intents, Rhett Bailey with 7 releases … beating out the Lo Que Sea by time. Final results for the 2019 Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic First place – Showtime!, Capt....
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Atlantic tarpon, often referred to as the “silver king” by the sport fishing community, are considered one of the most prized catches in the world. These prehistoric fish, dating back over 100 million years, can reach 8 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. They can be found along the Atlantic coast stretching from Virginia to Brazil...
International Reductions in Commercial Landing of Atlantic Marlin   The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is an international regional fishery management organization for highly migratory species (HMS) in the Atlantic, including billfish, tunas, and some sharks. Two additional, separate organizations for HMS operate in the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean. These three organizations were established...
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Led by NOAA, federal and state Trustees released a final restoration plan and environmental assessment (PDF, 63 pages) for the Cooper River/M/V Everreach oil spillin Charleston, South Carolina. The plan includes a fishing and crabbing pier project that will improve and provide more fishing opportunities in the area. The project will be built at the Sol Legare boat landing on...
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Washington D.C. - The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to announce the release of the Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap. The roadmap is meant to be a practical guide that state, provincial and territorial fish and wildlife conservation agencies can use to overcome barriers to broader relevance, public engagement and support. The roadmap was adopted by...
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This trophy trout hot spot doesn't cool down even when the ice forms Morgan Pfander Idaho Fish and Game Henrys lake has been hot this year for fisherman and being covered with ice hasn't changed that. Due to the cold snap this October, the lake froze a bit earlier than usual. Some individuals were seen venturing onto the newly formed ice...
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DANIA BEACH, FL – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced a return to hosting fishing tournaments after an eleven-year hiatus with the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational. This exclusive two-day tournament will take place on February 6-8, 2020, during peak sailfish season in South Florida. With a maximum line class of 12-pound (6-kilogram) and strict adherence to IGFA Angling...
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WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker's Island, North Carolina. This Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study focuses on multiple waterways in the area between Beaufort Inlet and Core Sound, depicted on NOAA Chart 11545 above...
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The Gulf Council Launches Redesigned Coral Portal Website to Enhance Understanding of Corals, Habitats, and Related Species The Gulf of Mexico Fishery has reinvented its Coral Portal website. The newly designed site features improved visuals with the following resources: Interactive maps displaying locations of corals, habitats, and fishery management areas in the Gulf of Mexico Tools used to support fisheries...

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Gear Prep To End – And Start – The Season

There’s no denying it: the open water season is winding down. With attention shifting to ducks, deer, and the holidays, there is precious little...