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Posted on Aug 18, 2010 in Top Shots
By Doug Olander You probably know Shimano as a manufacturer of high-quality fishing rods and reels. What you don't know about Shimano is that - even though its fishing division needs abundant marine resources to prosper - the company is actively engaged in an all-out war to destroy our oceans! No doubt you're as shocked as I was to learn that. But it's all there, on the website of a group called Shame on Shimano ( Read More
Posted on Aug 2, 2010 in Top Shots
For many weeks this spring and summer, it seemed there had never been a worse time to try to fish the northern Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. Yet for a few skippers in the western half of the state, there hasn't been a better time. By running to open areas — stretches not closed by NOAA to all fishing — anglers in the western part of the state were finding a wide-open bite from bull reds near shore, to snapper, grouper, cobia, jacks and more species around rigs and rocky areas, to yellowfin and other pelagics in blue water. Read More