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Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
Gulf of Maine cod in the Northeast are in serious decline (according to a peer-reviewed 2011 assessment), so we'll give fishermen an increase in the quota expected per that assessment of 1,500 metric tons by nearly 450 percent to 6,700 metric tons.Meanwhile, in the Gulf of Mexico, assessments show red snapper rebounding, and almost any fishing trip shows the Gulf absolutely lousy with them. So we'll give deny recreational fishermen more than a miserable 40-day season with a bag limit of just two red snapper per day.What's wrong with this picture? Read More
Posted on Apr 11, 2012 in Top Shots, trevally fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
This picture may be worth 1,000 words, but is it also worth more than 160 pounds?I admit to being a bit awestruck when i saw this little item from Down Under. Just sayin’ — THAT is one hell of a jack! Read More
Posted on Mar 29, 2012 in Top Shots
It’s a travesty — legislation that would finally stop the sale of tens of thousands of billfish in the United States each year has almost unanimous support. Yet The Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 has stalled out in the House and its companion action in the Senate.A good reminder of this legislation’s importance and why a bill with virtually no opposition isn’t progressing, plus what we can do to get it moving to the floor for a vote can be found in this appeal from Ken Hinman at the National Coalition of Marine Conservation:  Read More
Posted on Mar 6, 2012 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
PVC makes it affordable and flexible... Read More
Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Top Shots, Miami Boat Show
Sport Fishing Mag
Walking by The Billfish Foundation booth in the Big Game Room, I found my eyes going straight to the marlin on the wall of the booth. But this wasn’t another mini-marlin release mount. Rather, this was, well....  hell, look at the photo of it because I don’t have space for the thousand words that picture is worth. Hard to describe, the sculpture is on its own merits a cool piece of art. Read More
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