What is Major League Fishing?

What is Major League Fishing Sports fishing can be a great way to chill – just you, your buddies, rods, and reels on a misty lake. But on the flip side, fishing can also make for some exciting competition! Angling masters from around the globe get together and utilize skills passed down for millennia – […]

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Yamamoto Unveils the New Yama Craw

Yamamoto Unveils the Yama Craw Yamamoto Baits is proud to unveil the all-new Yama Craw. Designed to provide a tight and fast action that fish can’t resist, the Yama Craw is sure to fill a void in both the Yamamoto line of lures as well as the fishing industry itself. “Our new Yama Craw has […]

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Spencer Shuffield – Featured on Bass Edge Radio Podcast

Spencer Shuffield 8211 Featured on Bass Edge Radio Podcast Bass Edge Radio, presented by Megaware KeelGuard is excited to chat with 2022 MLF/Pro Circuit Title Champion and 2023 MLF/Bass Pro Tour qualifier Spencer Shuffield in the featured Angler Spotlight of their top-rated podcast.  Bass Edge hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove breakdown Spencer’s success over […]

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Major League Fishing 2023 Bass Pro Tour Roster 

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing (MLF) today announced the roster for the 2023 Bass Pro Tour, the fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive tournament circuit. The field of 80 of the world’s top bass-fishing professionals will compete across seven fisheries during the Bass Pro Tour regular season for a total purse of […]

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2022 Vicem 37 CC Tuna Master

The 37 CC Tuna Master is packed with fishing amenities. Courtesy Vicem Yachts Vicem Yachts’ 37-foot center-console is the first in its new Tuna Master series of center-console and express sport-fishing boats. The lead production manager, Yigit -Arkbarlas, says the builder’s belief that starting—and eventually growing—the new range at the 37-foot size gives boat buyers “a perfect […]

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A Self-Releasing Fish Hook

Florida researchers tested a bite-shortened hook to catch and release speckled trout without ever having to touch the fish. Jon Whittle Most anglers agree that non-offset circle hooks are the best live-bait hook to use when catch-and-release fishing. Further, some fisheries mandate the use of circle hooks when targeting species such as striped bass, billfish […]

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IPHC Meets Virtually Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Image: International Pacific Halibut Commission. The 98th International Pacific Halibut Commission interim meeting is underway online Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with all sessions to be webcast and open to the public. Topics up for discussion include fishery monitoring, stock status of Pacific halibut for 2022 and the 2023 harvest decision table, project updates on […]

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NMFS Reinstates ESA Consultations on BSAI and GOA Groundfish Management Plans

Image: National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) has reinstated steps in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to evaluate effects of fisheries managed under the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska, on ESA-listed species and designated critical habitats. State of Alaska parallel groundfish fisheries are also subject to evaluation. North […]

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USDA Proposes Better Access to Seafood in WIC Program

Image: National WIC Association. Federal officials in late November proposed changes for participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), including improved access to canned fish, to reflect the latest dietary guidelines. These science-based revisions, recommended by the National Academies of Science, Engineers and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines […]

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Remembering Bill Couch and his Pond Darter

Bill Couch was a generational icon in the Northeast striped bass fishing community.  He was the owner of Couch’s Cedar Works, through which he designed, built, and sold top quality plugs at an affordable price.  He was universally loved and admired by a group of fishermen who could squabble, bicker, and get nasty over any […]

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Discover Puerto Rico

Warm Up to Puerto Rico The island is a U.S. territory and a gateway to the Caribbean. It’s amazing how little most U.S. mainlanders really know about Puerto Rico. Sure, plenty have flown to the island or even taken cruise ships to San Juan, the capital of this United States territory, but I’m not convinced […]

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The Craw For All Seasons

Nature abounds with precisely-honed relationships that link predator and prey. For the lions of the African savannah, it is the wildebeest. For polar bears in the Arctic north, it is the seal. And for both largemouth and smallmouth bass, it is the craw fish. Few other prey items can reliably attract and trigger bass throughout […]

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Late Season Fishing In New England

Haddock are primarily bottom feeders, and are best targeted with clams or clam bellies on a high-low rig. The last two months of the saltwater season have a drastically different feel, depending on whether you are fishing north or south of Cape Cod. However, one thing remains the same—there’s plenty of great fishing left for […]

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