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Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Top Shots, Gulf of Mexico fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
Memo to Ken Salazar (U.S. Dept. of Interior): Are you listening, Mr. Secretary? In a very short time, it seems the tide is turning beneath a growing groundswell of opposition to Interior’s mandate that would destroy and remove 650 coral reefs (growing on decommissioned oil rigs) in a five-year period. The latest bit of good news for the Gulf of Mexico came on Friday (April 27) with the release of an April 24 letter to Salazar from Texas Governor Rick Perry.    Read More
Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in Top Shots, tuna fishing, yellowfin tuna fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
Talk about red-hot action — this short video offers some amazing footage of dozens of commercial pole anglers crowded elbow to elbow along a rail far above the water yanking yellowfin and skipjack tuna up and over their heads in one motion. Many are wearing hardhats — the smart ones, as you’ll see!  Read More
Sport Fishing Mag
The reef-dwelling species we love to catch — such as red and mutton snapper, various species of grouper, amberjack and on and on — are not generally born on the reef. Far from it — literally. Most of these species spawn in open water, leaving their fertilized eggs to float near the surface. Read More
Posted on Apr 19, 2012 in Top Shots, Gulf of Mexico fishing
Sport Fishing Mag
Every angler who fishes or ever might fish the Gulf of Mexico, as well as every true environmentalist who cares about the Gulf, owes a major "thank you!" to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. As I write this (Thursday morning, April 19), the council has just unanimously voted to go forward with the process that will list the Gulf's decommissioned oil rigs as Essential Fish Habitat and Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, official federal designations designed to protect critical habitat. Read More
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