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Thursday, April 11, 2019

While she remains my favorite fishing partner, with whom I’ve shared countless hours of angling enjoyment, my wife has her limits. For example, Maria refuses to board our boat if she sees a downrigger atop the transom. Early in our quarter-century relationship, Maria recognized the threat the device represents to maintaining

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Women in Boating

Monday, April 8, 2019

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is among the most recent recipients of support from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) for its work to support lake sturgeon recovery efforts in New York and lead outreach and education programs to inspire appreciation for this prehistoric freshwater fish and state Threatened Species. The fund has been

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today’s Sailfish acknowledges that anglers demand more from their boating investment by offering the premium family, entertainment and comfort features to complement the brand’s strong fishing heritage. As a Sailfish owner, you'll enjoy the built-in versatility of a serious fishing machine, a venue for family fun and a

tags: Fishing, New Boat Models

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans that small numbers of dead fish may be common in ponds and small lakes this spring. Winter die-offs of fish that result from long periods of heavy ice and snow cover on small waters are referred to as “winterkills.” Winterkills may occur in some Ohio waters

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Erie

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Act 451 of 1994) Part 413 has been amended with changes for boaters and anglers that take effect March 21, 2019. The changes are intended to strengthen protection for Michigan waterways against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. What boaters

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The 2019 Lake Ontario Fisheries Symposium with fish movement as a theme will be held at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, N.Y., on March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The symposium is open to the public; people of all ages can attend to learn about fishing on Lake Ontario and its tributaries from professional

tags: Event, Events, Fishing, Lake Ontario

Monday, March 4, 2019

As this article is being written, the cold weather is upon us and we are really looking forward to spring. Those interested in ice fishing are likely finding chances to get out on the ice, and those who prefer spring, summer, and fall fishing are likely using this time to prepare equipment for the coming year, as well as attend the

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Friday, February 15, 2019

The first couple months of the year are down time for most Great Lakes anglers who fish from boats – for obvious reasons. This time of year the closest we can get to participating in our passion is attending winter boat and sport shows and living the catching vicariously through presenters of fishing seminars, standing atop the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing, Service & Repair

Friday, February 15, 2019

If you’re planning to fish for yellow perch this spring, keep in mind that there’s a new daily possession limit – 25 fish, reduced from 50 – starting April 1 on nearly all state waters. Exceptions include: Lake Erie, which will retain a 50-fish daily limit. Lake Gogebic in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Law & Politics

Thursday, February 14, 2019

This year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County, Michigan) ended at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 – after only 78 minutes of fishing. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb. 2-6, or until the harvest quota had been reached. This year's allocation of sturgeon

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Inland Boating, Lake Huron