Fishing News and Info
A single magic word starts the West Coast summer fishing season. It's heard first over marine radios, passed from boat to boat, then by word of mouth until the knowlege is spread over and beyond our state. That word is ALBACORE!
Telephones ring in sportfishing offices, and boats race to catch the first "albie." Parking spaces fill as reports filter in: "They're at 70 miles," or "We're in 'em and they're thick!" Nobody needs to ask what it means. The fishing docks resemble New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Night turns into day as eager anglers meet the fishermen returning with tired bodies, goofy grins, and big catches of albacore.
Gulfport angler gets state records
Coast angler Chris Mosley of Gulfport recently broke two Mississippi saltwater sport fishing records for Saltwater Conventional Tackle, which the Commission on Marine Resources certified during its November 18 meeting.
Mosley broke the state record for king snake eel Aug. 2 with 10 pounds, 12.8 ounces. He also broke the state record for almaco jack Aug. 2 with 16 pounds, 11.2 ounces, surpassing the previous record of 15 pounds, 0.166 ounces set in 2003.
Williams named SEC offensive player of week - Auburn tailback Carnell Williams was named the SEC offensive player of the week for the fourth time this season.
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If a conservation group's recommendation gets approved it may be at the cost of some saltwater angler giving up the chance to set a new state fish record.
At the November meeting of the Louisiana Depart-ment of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association President Fred Miller asked commissioners to consider a change in speckled trout regulations for two lakes near the Texas border.
He explained how Sabine Lake, which serves as the western Louisiana border, has experienced a resurgence of big speckled trout since the 1995 ban on the use of gill nets.
City, county differences may beach jetty plan
PASCAGOULA -- Jackson County supervisors could be a week away from killing a proposed jetty project for the west end of Pascagoula Beach.
Monday, they gave Supervisor Tim Broussard one more week to try and reach a resolution with the Pascagoula City Council over a series of objections the council members have with the project before the supervisors decide whether to kill it or continue efforts to get it permitted.
The U.S. Army Corps of En-gineers, he said, is delaying its permit approval until the city's objections are resolved, he said.
The council on Nov.
Judge: DNA Can Be Used in Peterson Case
MODESTO, Calif. - A pathologist who examined Laci Peterson's badly decomposed body testified Monday that he could find no evidence of wounds and could not determine what weapon may have been used to kill her.
Testifying for the prosecution at a preliminary hearing for Scott Peterson, forensic pathologist Dr. Brian Peterson, no relation to the couple, said Laci Peterson's neck, head, forearms and one of her feet were missing.
He attributed the poor condition of the body to exposure to saltwater and sea creatures.
Dr. Peterson said that her abdomen was worn away, but that there was no evidence she had given birth.
heraldtribune.com: Southwest Florida's Information Leader
MANATEE COUNTY -- A coalition of county officials, city leaders and environmentalists are joining to push for a half percent increase of the county sales tax.
The unifying force bringing together the often opposing parties is money -- the tax is expected to raise about $18 million in its first year. The revenue collected likely would increase during the life of the 10-year tax because of inflation.
The county would get about $14 million of the first-year revenue to buy environmentally sensitive land and to build parks and sidewalks. Bradenton, Palmetto and the beach cities would divvy up the remaining $4 million, based on population.
Other names: pike, northern, jack, jackfish, snake, great northern pike, great northern pickerel, American pike, common pike, Great Lakes pike; Danish: gedde; Dutch: snoek; French: brochet; Finnish: hauki; German: hecht; Hungarian: csuka; Italian: luccio; Norwegian: gjedde; Portuguese: lcio; Russian: shtschuka; Spanish: lucio; Swedish: gddo.
Malevolent-looking and spear-shaped, the northern pike might well have been named "water wolf." Often likened to the notoriously vicious barracuda of saltwater, it is the namesake member of the Esocidae family of pikes.
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Records: Peterson, girlfriend spoke often
MODESTO, Calif. — More than 240 calls were made between Scott Peterson and his girlfriend, Amber Frey, during the weeks before and after Peterson's wife, Laci, disappeared, an investigator testified Tuesday.
Peterson and Frey spoke as often as 16 times a day between Nov. 19 and Feb. 19, including calls on Christmas Eve, when Peterson said his wife disappeared while he was fishing, and on Valentine's Day, Stanislaus County investigator Steve Jacobson said. There were very few days when there weren't calls between their phones, he said.
Using cell phone records, Jacobson plotted the calls that Peterson made from his cell phone Dec.
Anchorage Daily News | Law gives Newtok land for town site
No one from Newtok got to watch President Bush sign a historic bill Wednesday, a land exchange that will allow their erosion-plagued village to move to higher ground. They couldn't afford the trip to Washington, D.C., village officials said.
Now the Western Alaska community, population 330, has an even bigger financial challenge -- finding the $50 million to $100 million needed to establish a new town site eight miles away on Nelson Island.
In spite of the work that lies ahead, Newtok residents were delighted that the bill, introduced earlier this year by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, had been signed into law.
"We're excited. We're elated.
11/27 - Crabbers planning to stage protest at commission meeting
OK, crabbers, here's your chance to participate in - or forever quit complaining about - recreational crab management in Puget Sound. The East Jefferson Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers has organized what promises to be a big protest on Dec. 6 in Port Townsend and at Fort Worden State Park. The protest coincides with the December meeting of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission at Fort Worden.
First a little background, courtesy of Puget Sound Anglers spokesman JD Wade.
"We have a growing problem with recreational crab seasons in Puget Sound," Wade said.
Yacht expedition in Sea of Cortes one whale of a journey
SEA OF CORTES, Mexico - Seventy percent of Earth's surface is covered with water, we learn in school, and 97 percent of that water is in the oceans.
That computes to about 138 million square miles of saltwater spread around the globe - a gee-whiz fact for sure, but so what?
Consider this: Beneath the surface of the seas swim at least 4,000 representatives of the largest living species on Earth, the blue whale.
So endangered are these creatures that the random chance of seeing a mature behemoth pop its head up is about 1 in a number with too many digits to fit on the face of a calculator.
Sport Fishing - The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fourth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth. The event will take place in the spring. The Georgia Governor's Cup has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring their team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship. As a qualifying event, each participant in the tournament will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.
Sport Fishing - The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
A new company, Outdoor Intel Inc., today announced a licensing agreement with Fishing Hot Spots Inc. (FHS), the nation's largest publisher of fishing maps, under which it will become the exclusive source of all digital mapping data for a variety of uses, including software, Internet applications, wireless, mobile and GPS.
FHS maps have been guiding anglers for more than two decades. Under the agreement announced today, Boulder, Colo.
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