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Posted on Oct 3, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
There’s a lot of cynicism these days about politics and politicians, much of it justified, and I won’t try to tackle that thorny issue in this blog. Instead, I want to tell you about a positive experience I had recently in Washington, D.C.I got invited to attend the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation fundraising dinner in Washington a few weeks back, and was pleased to meet a group of senators and congressmen who share a love of the outdoors and are working had to preserve our American heritage of hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting. Read More
Posted on Sep 22, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
Each summer, I take a vacation out west to do some trout fishing. This is, of course, an extreme departure from the saltwater fishing we cover in SWS, and it’s a great break from the routine. Read More
Posted on Aug 11, 2011 in Get Reel, Fisheries Policy
Salt Water Sportsman
A bill has been filed to increase protection for beleaguered billfish stocks (marlin, sailfish and spearfish) in the Pacific ocean. Decades of commercial overfishing, primarily by foreign countries, has caused the stocks of these great animals to become greatly depleted in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is currently illegal to harvest or import billfish caught in the Atlantic into the U.S., but Pacific-caught billfish can still be landed commercially, and are, in substantial numbers. Read More
Posted on Jul 20, 2011 in Get Reel
Marlin
If you’ve been even halfway paying attention to this or our sister websites here at Bonnier Corp., you know that annual ICAST tackle show just went down in Las Vegas. You may never have heard of ICAST since it’s not open to the public. It’s a trade-only show designed for the tackle companies to exhibit their new wares to press and tackle dealers. Read More
Posted on Jul 7, 2011 in Get Reel
Salt Water Sportsman
Ever notice how things seem to go in cycles? At least for me, they seem to. Fish can come in cycles too, and this summer has proven that to be true.Last summer, for instance, was a tarpon summer. Friends, family and I caught and released many of them here in the Florida Keys in 2010, making it a very good year in terms of our fishing exploits. Read More
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