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187 Results for "Accurate fishing"
Fish Accounting 101: Are the Feds Right?

of the numbers go up, some go down, and some stay about the same. But many anglers quickly questioned just how accurate the new calculation method could be – an important concern given that just about everyone doubted everything about the previous system. For years, the feds used the Marine Recreational Fishing Statistics Survey — or MRFSS (prounounced MURFS ) — to count the catch of fish from ... Read More

Bahamas team wins the 2013 Offshore World Championship

days of fishing they released four sails and sat in 45th position and couldn’t be happier. However, during the final two days everything fell into place for the team, and they caught 15 sails and a blue, putting them in 4th place and earning Craig White the top angler award for releasing 12 sails and one blue. White received a beautiful King Sailfish Mount trophy, Accurate reel and Guy Harvey artwork ... Read More

Choosing Pliers

stainless steel in a 440C grade,” says David Nilsen, co-owner of Accurate Fishing Products , which makes three models of Piranha pliers. “The cutters are heat-treated very hard to 60R (a Rockwell scale measurement that determines hardness). They’re like a knife blade. Then we coat the cutters and jaws with a Teflon impregnation, because stainless steel of that caliber is susceptible to minor ... Read More

Bluefin Trevallies Attack Bait in Amazing Video

is probably accurate. They’re small fish, maybe in the 5- to 10-pound range. The beauty of this video, however, is the bait. Watch how it magically pours away from the marauders in perfect unison. Then watch how it stacks tight just behind the fish to avoid the danger zone. At one point, it almost appears as if the bait is trying to forcibly push the fish out of the school. Of course, all that turns ... Read More

Colossal Cobia Await in Florida's Panhandle

time to time, so anglers have to be on the lookout for fish at all times. Plentiful sunshine helps to see the fish and a southeast wind and easterly current is most favorable to anglers, as it keeps the cobia on the surface. When fish are spotted, a stealthy approach and accurate cast with live bait or a jig will usually result in a take. Tackle : Spinning gear in the 30-pound class is ideal ... Read More

TBF Launches New Tag & Release Online Database

New TROD system is a free, easy, accurate way to enter vital tagging data Check this box to hide this article from the home page channel. FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - As the records keeper for over 20 years of the world's largest private billfish tagging ... Read More

Tighter California Limits Aim to Protect Populations of Saltwater Bass

New Bass Limits Irk Some Anglers, Please Others Check this box to hide this item in search results. News that the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) voted last week to tighten the size and bag limits for kelp bass, barred sand bass and spotted sand bass has sparked the ire of passenger sport-fishing ... Read More

Strange Bedfellows Can Make for Good Fisheries Management

Deep Thoughts Fisheries management is an inherently difficult process. Obtaining timely and accurate biological and catch data can be challenging enough. Then there’s dealing with the major stakeholder groups that oftentimes have differing opinions on how a fishery should ... Read More

Tagging Mako Sharks off Mexico

Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University , tagged mako sharks with the satellite reporting SPOT tags. Unlike the more commonly used pop-up satellite PAT tags, SPOT tags should provide multiple and more accurate daily detections, providing scientists with a high resolution view of the migration patterns of this animal. Given the high fishing pressure on makos ... Read More

for determining the recreational catch of saltwater fish. Using this new method, NOAA recalculated catch data (from dockside and phone surveys) going back to 2004. The resulting updated catch rates — some higher, some lower and some about the same — will ensure more accuracy in building stock assessments and managing recreational fishing, NOAA says. “We’ll be working with the regional fishery management ... Read More

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