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Posted on Aug 27, 2007 in Top Shots
Did you ever catch a marlin or a sailfish at night? If so, I'd like to know. So would billfish scientists. That's because if you answered "yes" to my question, you're among what is apparently a very exclusive group of anglers to have ever done so. Read More
Posted on Aug 20, 2007 in Top Shots
By Doug OlanderEditor-in-Chief, Sport Fishing When not running offshore (or chained to a desk in front of this laptop, as right now), I’m likely to be paddling along coastal reefs, oyster bars, grass flats and channels to fish from my kayak. For years, I’ve relied on a portable black-and-white sounder. It’s worked well within its inherent limitations (among those having to change out eight AA batteries after a few hours), but until recently I never realized how much I’d been missing. Read More
Posted on Aug 8, 2007 in Top Shots
By Doug Olander Editor in Chief, Sport Fishing Not long ago, in this space (and in an editorial in Sport Fishing magazine as well), I bemoaned the fact that what the world needs is a “fisherman-friendly airline.” That mostly comes down to airlines doing for anglers what many already do for enthusiasts flying hither and yon to pursue other sports — make some provisions in baggage allowances for the gear the sport requires. Read More
Posted on Jun 21, 2007 in Top Shots
This just in: Commercial fishermen in Alaska don't want the state to survey anglers (the last such survey was attempted nearly 15 years ago) to estimate the value of recreational fishing to Alaska. Does that speak volumes, or what? With the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently announcing its plan to conduct the survey, commercial fishing groups like the United Cook Inlet Drift Association complain that a survey assessing the strength of sport fishing would likely be used against them. Read More
Posted on May 18, 2007 in Top Shots
From a message sent to Mexican officials regarding Shark Norma For Mexico's future, it is imperative that you work actively to oppose the Shark Norma 029 and prevent it from continuing as law. Otherwise, there can be very little doubt that your waters will soon become a desert for most large fish. Read More
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