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Knowing How To Catch A Giant  Tarpon Is Half The Battle

Knowing How To Catch A Giant Tarpon Is Half The Battle

By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like nothing else. Tarpon fishing in Florida has no equal, so…


Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Commissioner Bob Martin signed a Notice of Administrative Change adjusting the size and possession limits for summer flounder (a.k.a “fluke”) for anglers fishing from shore atIsland Beach State Park (IBSP) during the 2014 open season. The Shore Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program (Program) for…


NJ's Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, October 6

New Jersey Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Sunday, October 6

The annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament is held on the first Sunday in October at Island Beach State Park. In 2013 the tournament will be on Sunday, October 6. A variety of species are eligible for entry in the tournament each year. Overall length determines the winner. All fish must meet minimum length…


Florida

Gov. Scott, FWC add 4 more license-free fishing days to calendar in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free fishing days. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Florida’s recreational…


Beginner or Experienced Anglers Can Learn At a Florida Women’s Fishing Clinic

Beginner or Experienced Anglers Can Learn At a Florida Women’s Fishing Clinic

I’d like to talk a little about one of the important outreach and education programs we have at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC): our Women’s Fishing Clinics. Since I haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend one of these events, this month, I’m passing the pen over…


Free Kids’ Fishing Event at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Scheduled for June 1

Free Kids’ Fishing Event at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Scheduled for June 1

A free fishing event for kids 15 and younger will be held on Orde Pond at Camp Lejeune on June1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and bait will be provided. The event is one of more than 35 kids’ fishing events supported by the…


NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

Season Opens May 1 with Full Season and Lower Size Limit The recreational fishing season for summer flounder will open May 1 and remain open through Sunday, September 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The flounder size limit is 19 inches and there is…


Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Promises Day of Learning & Fun in Florida

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Promises Day of Learning & Fun in Florida

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Naples on April 20. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of…


New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective March 1 in CA State Waters

New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective March 1 in CA State Waters

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is announcing several changes to recreational groundfish regulations that apply to state waters, zero to three miles from shore. The new recreational regulations were adopted by the Fish and Game Commission and will take effect on March 1, 2013. The open season…


Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

The calendar says it’s February, but you sure can’t tell it by the fishing action. February is generally considered to be one of the slowest months of the year, but my Super Bowl weekend half-day fishing trips out of Carrabelle proved otherwise. With water temperatures in the mid-60s, which is…