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Conservation: Longline fishing under fire in Gulf of Mexico

Longline fleets drop large baited hooks to catch big fish. Hundreds of strong hooks are attached to fishing lines that branch out from a main line that is miles long. [...]

September 18, 2012 Conservation, RECENT

Skiffs & Bayboats: Harry Spear; legend speaks skiffs

September 13, 2012 NOTE: By Skiff Republic founder and publisher Marshall Cutchin. He has been fishing from small boats for his entire life.  He started rowing wooden jon boats at age six and now pushes high-performance fishing skiffs around. Here’s [...]

September 17, 2012 RECENT, Skiffs & Bay Boats, Spot

News: Great news – AFFTA and ICAST same place and time 2013

For Immediate Release [...]

September 17, 2012 News, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: Boca Grande – off the gaff, but not off the hook

Foul hooked? This hook placement is commonly seen in the jig fishery. [...]

September 14, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

News: Costa’s Project Permit surpasses 1,000 tagged in Florida.

Thanks to anglers and guides that have participated in Costa’s Project Permit we are about to surpass 1,000 tagged permit in Florida. [...]

September 12, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: Billfish Conservation Act passes in the house of “NO”

Recreational anglers and ocean conservationists scored a big victory in Congress today as The Billfish Conservation Act passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives. [...]

September 11, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

Conservation: BTT launches juvenile tarpon restortaion program at Lemon Bay

BTT: Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program Underway Ajuvenile tarpon habitat restoration project planned near Boca Grande, Florida recently got underway. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in collaboration with The Lemon Bay Conservancy are working together to identify and restore appropriate habitat [...]

September 11, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot

Tips & Tactics: Choosing a flyline in the modern world

Every so often, someone comes into the store and says: “I need a flyline“ - as if that statement alone is a qualifier and enough information for me to go on. And as soon as I ask for any details, [...]

September 10, 2012 RECENT, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Conservation: Love thy spearfisher – lionfish invasion, but they’re delicious to eat

FLORIDA KEYS (CBSMiami) – Calling all South Florida fishermen who want to take part in an upcoming Lionfish Derby. Lionfish, which have no natural reef predators except man, are wrecking ecological chaos because they eat important indigenous fish such as [...]

September 5, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT, Spot

News: Boca Grande’s tarpon slaughter button getting hotter

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5-6 in Tampa to discuss the tarpon fishery in Boca Grande. [...]

September 4, 2012 Conservation, RECENT, Spot