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Tuna longliners to boost deep sea fishing in State

In a bid to boost deep sea fishing, specialised vessels called ‘Tuna longliners’ will soon be introduced in the State. In the first phase, four such vessels will be given to fishermen to enable them to venture into deep sea. The government will provide loans to them and their societies to purchase the vessels, said deputy director of fisheries (marine) Basant Dash. The government has already allocated Rs 6 crore to the Fisheries department to […]

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Freshwater fishing: Cooler temperatures are making the bass hungry around Polk County

Around Lakeland, at Tenoroc, bass fishing was best on lakes Fishhook, Hydrilla, 5, B, Legs, Shop and Tern. Lakes Pine and C also had high catch rates. This past week, 32 large bass over 19 inches were reported and the largest was just shy of 25 inches. Speck fishing was best at lakes Horseshoe, Hydrilla and Picnic. The best lakes for panfish were Cemetery, Derby, Coronet, Horseshoe, Picnic, Shop, F and 5. Catfish were best […]

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Fish will ‘happily chow down’ all night long

Fall is a great time for fishing and Mike Crowell offers more tips on finding the fish. “For crappie, the best fall tactic is to skip standard tube jigs and work small stick baits and rattle baits,” said Crowell, co-owner of Rose’s Bait & Tackle in West Burlington. Stick baits are usually long and slender and emulate a bait fish. “Crappie are aggressive now,” Crowell said. “For catfish, it never hurts to be aggressive when going after […]

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‘The sea is dead’: How fishing and migration collide on Tunisia’s shores

Ahmed, 17, the son of an octopus fisherman, had put his hand through a window the night before because his parents wouldn’t let him pilot a boat to Lampedusa – an Italian island that lies nearer the African coast than mainland Italy and has attracted a surge in migrant arrivals. “I drive the boat with my dad, so why not?” Ahmed said. “When I am here, I am frustrated, I am angry, I want to […]

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Enjoy fishing from a boat in Florida on ‘License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day’

Today, the first Saturday of September, is a License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day in Florida. It’s one of the eight license-free fishing days offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Florida, of course, isn’t just known for being the Sunshine State. It’s actually the “Fishing Capital of the World” because of the many lakes, rivers and ocean waters available to Floridians for fishing. Usually, hauling in a big one off the coast would cost you. […]

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Alabama bundling sets of hunting and fishing licenses

Starting Monday, Alabama will have sets of licenses available for hunters and anglers. They range for a set for people who want to fish off of piers to one for those who do everything. The packages aren’t discounted but make purchases more convenient for the 2020-2021 seasons, David Rainer, a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said in an email. “We’re trying to make it easier on people who are hunting and fishing in Alabama, […]

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