Posts Tagged 'Fishing'

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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Greenbrier High takes lots of kids bass fishing

Greenbrier High School in Evans has been supporting that age-old proposal since 2012 when longtime friends Dwain “D.J.” Hadden and Shawn Hackett organized the school’s first bass fishing team. In this case, 24 kids are being taken fishing. Birth of the idea was sparked by another friend, Jon Hair, co-owner of Greenfish Tackle in Evans. “Jon and I were talking and he pointed out that both Shawn and I were parents of sons who were […]

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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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On fishing: You too can catch Yellowstone cutthroat

Many of you have thanked me for sharing the information about the cutthroat trout recovery in Yellowstone Lake, in Yellowstone National Park. I appreciate your kind words. The week, allow me to explain just what the cutthroat eat in Yellowstone Lake, and then I’ll suggest several spots (from the shore) for you to target and hopefully connect with some of these delightful fish. Yellowstone cutthroat are known to eat aquatic insects, minnows (sculpin, sucker, whitefish) […]

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Bassmaster pro offers tips for fishing with kids

With 26 Top 10 finishes and more than $600,000 in prize winnings, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Team Toyota angler Brandon Lester, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, has proven himself to be one of America’s most accomplished young professional bass anglers. Lester is also a dedicated father and offered advice to parents taking their children fishing for the first time. Many families overlook the fact that adults who are handling a rod and reel are required to […]

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