Fishing News and Info
State delays manatee protection status
DUCK KEY-- Florida still considers manatees "endangered," for at least a year.
State wildlife officials Wednesday delayed a decision about whether to call manatees "endangered," or a lesser designation, such as "threatened" or a "species of special concern."
First, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants more feedback on the criteria it uses to list species.
The state uses the three listing designations to develop management plans to protect species.
Wednesday's decision drew mixed reviews from boaters and manatee activists.
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.
Cody Enterprise: Sports
Flashy flies catch fish. Regardless of whether one is fishing fresh or salt water, the consensus by fly rodders is that added sparkle improves catch rates.
With that in mind, fly tiers are 'improving' traditional trout patterns by inserting flashy materials under wings, or incorporating the flash into dubbing materials to give more pizazz to what used to be rather bland imitations of bugs and minnows. Trout flies developed within the past half dozen years use flash as the integral part of the fly's design, whether nymph, dry or streamer.
The Daily News, Jacksonville NC
MOREHEAD CITY - Will Morgan said he can see a lot of similarities between coastal fishing in Louisiana and in North Carolina.
There are similar fishing methods, similar fish caught, said the Baton Rouge native, who worked the past four years as assistant director of the Coastal Conservation Association in his home state.
"There's a lot of work to do here in North Carolina to get to the point of Louisiana," Morgan said.
Morgan, 34, began this work this month at the helm of CCA North Carolina. He is the organization's new executive director.
TamilNet: 16.11.02 Protecting Northeastern Coastal Resources
Visible erosion of a beach
Coastal resources include the physical coastline, lagoons, adjoining wetlands and the ecosystem sustained around the coastal areas. Preventive measures to arrest shrinking landmass due to erosion and preserving the ecosystem is vital for maintaining the fine balance between the natural processes and human needs.
Waves driven by the Northeast and Southwest monsoons cause considerable erosion in NorthEastern coasts which face these winds. Polikandy, Katkovalam villages on the Northern sea coast, and villages of NagarKovil, Chempianpattu on the Vadamaradchy eastern shores bear the brunt of the monsoon winds.
The Charleston Gazette - APNews
Associated Press Writer
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- 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.
Feds Blunder In Bishop's Harbor Decision
T he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a monumental and apparently politically inspired blunder in forcing Florida environmental agencies to resume dumping phosphate wastes into Bishop's Harbor, on the south shore of Tampa Bay.
The federal agency, crumbling to demands of a few commercial fishermen, denied a permit that would have allowed millions of gallons of wastes to be barged away from the shallow, environmentally sensitive waters of the harbor, all the way out to the depths at the edge of the continental shelf, 100 miles from shore in water from 200 to 1,000 feet deep.
Understanding Fly Fishing Tippets
IGFA (International Game Fish Association) - A designation assigned to a tippet material stating that the "Strength" (Pound Test Rating) has been certified for tournament fishing (tippet material that does not say IGFA has been rated for strength by the manufacturer only).
For the purpose of this article we will focus on the three most commonly used types of tippet material, i.e., Polymers, Copolymers and Fluorocarbons. However, it is important to note that there are tippet materials made of single-strand steel, multi-strand steel (coated and uncoated), etc., that are designed for special conditions ("toothy" prey, etc.
Clean trout and soak for 12 to 16 hours in a solution of water, canning salt, and brown sugar. Remove fish from the brine solution and allow salt water to drain completely. Smoke in a smoker until fish are golden brown. Smoking usually takes six to eight hours.
Source: Tempting Trout Recipes provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation
As the owner of WindRush Farms fishing resort, Quint Drennan has met nearly every sort of trout fisher, and he has swapped some rather creative trout recipes with the anglers he has met.
"That's one thing that is fun," says Drennan. "We do swap recipes.
'Redneck Riviera' a haven for redfish
Like most of us in this hectic, modern world, once in a while all the demons get together in my head along with the local traffic, the rude boaters at Lanier and the daily stress of the business end of my chosen occupation.
When this occurs, I usually throw my tent, sleeping bag and a small amount of tackle into the sports car and head south with the words and music of Jimmy Buffett engulfing the tiny compartment. The anticipation of salt air, gentle southerly breezes and the solitude of the Gulf Coast -- plus the chance to go one-on-one with a big redfish -- soon eases all pain.
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.
World&rsquo;s Largest Youth Fishing Program Announces 2003 Winners
Hooked On Fishing International (Kids Fishing)
World’s Largest Youth Fishing Program Announces 2003 Winners
300,000 young anglers participated in the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby
by Gordon Holland/ Hooked on Fishing International
(Dec. 01, 2003 - KETCHUM, OK.)... Producers of the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby announced that Riley Horgan, 12, of Minnetrista, MN, and Rio Kadake, 10, Kake, AK, have been named freshwater and saltwater national grand prize winners of the Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest.
Horgan caught a 7-lb, 5-oz carp, earning a $500 U.S.
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.
One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish
One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish (November 28, 2003)
Local Chinese markets are the place to buy
By Robert Rich
Buying fresh seafood can be fishy business but not when you have James Pei, chef-owner of Cafe Yulong, on hand to share some tips on where and how to shop.
We visited three different Chinese markets together, where Pei contrasted the features of the fresh catch against older specimens. All of the markets had extensive seafood counters with live tanks full of crustaceans and freshwater fish, and rows of whole fish on ice.
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