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.
FOXNews.com - Top Stories - Scott Peterson Hearing Drawing to Close
The hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try Peterson on charges he killed his wife Laci and their unborn son is into its fourth week. Prosecutors plan to call two more police witnesses Tuesday. They won a legal round Monday when a judge ruled a disputed form of DNA found in Scott Peterson's (search) boat may be used as evidence against him.
On Monday, a pathologist who examined Laci Peterson's (search) badly decomposed body testified that he could find no evidence of wounds and could not determine what weapon may have been used to kill her.
Sport Fishing - The Magazine of Saltwater Fishing
''Se7en'' Brings Home The Bacon ( $$$ )
The 64 foot Jim Smith boat ''Se7en'' with Capt. Billy Borer at the helm came home a clear winner with a total of 1621 points from 2 blue marlin releases and a 621 pound blue boated. Their Cabo Yachts First place Team prize money totaled $21,600. Their big fish also won the Saltwater Taxidermy Day One daily prize money of $14, 666.67 . Anglers Stan Walker, John Vance, and Jim Lambert each bested a blue with owner/angler Stan Walker catching the largest fish of the tournament. The 621 pound blue marlin won the Cape Fear/Fin Nor Largest Blue Marlin and another $7200 for Walker and his crew.
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.
Friday, June 27, 2003
By Zack Thomas
Like barracuda, these small members of the tuna family have a bad reputation as table fare. If cared for meticulously, though - bled, gutted and iced immediately - bonito can be quite tasty. Still, their flavor is by no means their main attraction for SoCal anglers; instead, they're appreciated mainly because they're common, often close to shore, relatively easy to catch and put up a world-class fight for their size.
Bonito will hit a wide variety of baits, but fly-lined anchovies pinned on smaller size 6 to size 1 hooks account for the majority of them.
Maybe it's just me, but it sure seems that many people who vacation in the Keys never actually experience them. Visitors owe it to themselves to do at least these two things before heading home:
First, spend some time enjoying our beautiful reefs. If you can swim, take part in a snorkeling trip. If you can't swim, a glass-bottom boat excursion will work. Just get out there and take in one of the most spectacular sights in all of North America, our living coral reef.
Second, a visitor to our island chain really ought to take a trip into the backcountry. You will marvel at the wildlife all around.
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.
Tackle Considerations For Southern California Anglers
Friday, June 27, 2003
By Zack Thomas
With the myriad species and techniques available in SoCal waters, you could easily spend a thousand dollars buying rod-and-reel outfits ideally suited to every fishing situation. And some fishermen do just that, amassing quivers of 15 or 20 highly specialized outfits. With a little forethought, though, you can equip yourself to tackle most of SoCal's gamefish with only a few versatile setups.
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Fine Fishing Flyfishing
Humor IndexHow to Fish a CrickAdvanced Tie Fishing: a humorous look at the ties that bind.Vested Interests; a humorous look at fishing vests.You Better Like FishingDouble Hall CastingUncle Homer's Outdoor Chuckle BookFly Fishing FinesseHave I Done the Right Thing?
Practical Fly Selection for Salt Water
Redfish after redfish came cruising down along the shoreline, searching for crabs. Their dorsal and caudal fins threw glints of sunlight as they pierced the surface of the skinny water. Periodically there was a rush and a swirl, as one of the fish zeroed in on its prey.
I stood in the shallow water watching, fly rod in hand, waiting for the fish to move within casting range. Whenever one did, I tossed my crab imitation out to it. The result was inevitable - every single fish took the fake. It was a wonderful day.
Covington News Banner Online
The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving are traditionally thebiggest shopping days of the year. Traditionally, with either-sex deer and duck seasons open and fall fresh and saltwater fishing at its peak, it's one of the biggest weekends for sportsmen as well.
Trying to find time to both hunt and fish and shop is tough, so I've put together a few non-traditional gifts that beat the typical hunting socks or fishing pole by a mile and will get your shopping off to a great start.
I only have to think back to a pre-fishing trip cookout at Grand Isle to know what wish list item number one will be.
TheKCRAChannel.com - News - Judge: DNA Found In Peterson's Boat Admissible
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 Laci's abdomen was worn away, but that there was no evidence she had given birth.
Meanwhile, the judge ruled that prosecutors can use a disputed form of DNA analysis on a hair found in Scott Peterson's boat to try to prove he killed his pregnant wife and dumped her body in San Francisco Bay.
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.
marlin fishing saltwater - Marlin Magazine
Aurizon Technologies announced the new AFL Series of high performance Palm-Size fish finders. Built for serious anglers and sport fishing, this high-resolution fish finder incorporates all of the features necessary for optimum performance in both freshwater and saltwater application.
The AFL Series combines the latest in sonar technology with ease of operation in a very compact size. It offers pure fishfinding functionality, outstanding bottom resolution, superior and high detailed bottom identification.
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