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Fishing with crappie jigs is a science all its own. I learned more about fishing white perch with jigs last year than I ever thought I wanted to know. Jerry Gross from Arkansas is the owner of Meatgetter Jigs, an appropriate name for a fish lure company I thought. He and his wife sit for[.....]

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Anglers on Louisiana’s Poverty Point Reservoir are re-writing the state’s record books for white crappie when the reservoir produced three fish each the 3.5 pound mark in only eight days in late February. The first two massive crappies were caught by twin brothers Twayne and Dwayne Hosea. Read More…

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Ice fishing in northern Lake Champlain have shown Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists that muskie stocking and restoration in the Missisquoi River have succeeded. Vermont ice fishermen Ryan Carpentier and Gage Honsinger each caught mid-February muskies at two spots in Missisquoi Bay. Read More…

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Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant leaders are working to improve fisheries data collection through a citizen science-based effort known as the Great Lakes Angler Diary program. A new Great Lakes Angler Diary web tool builds on the success of the Salmon Ambassadors program. While Salmon Ambassadors Read More…

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The 2017 spring season for Maryland’s state fish, the striped bass, begins on tax day, April 15 in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Recreational fishing opportunities for rockfish–as striped bass are known there–will run from 5 a.m. April 15 through Read More…

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Bayou Bienvenue is near the famed south Louisiana coastal town of Chalmette. But unlike the coastal fishing there, Bienvenue is best known for giving up heavyweight largemouth bass, not redfish and seatrout like that in the saltwater marshes of Chalmette. Brian and Brennan Silcio know that and Read More…

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In the Deep South fried catfish is next to Godliness. Little else beats a platter of thinly sliced filets of catfish deep fried with a coating of golden brown cornmeal, some dill pickle and onion tartar sauce, a side of hand cut fried potatoes, and a big scoop of coleslaw with red cabbage and Read More…

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A TV investigation series on red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has shown a very ugly side to federal fisheries allocations in the Southeast. The 5-part Fox New Orleans TV station series entitled “Hooked Up” showed how the federal catch share program (mostly shielded from taxpayer Read More…

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Little 138-acre Neshoba Lake in east-central Mississippi near the town of Philadelphia gave up a massive 14.3-pound largemouth bass on the last day in February to local angler Austin Vowell. Almost anywhere else it would be a fish of state-record size, but it only is a county record, eclipsing the Read More…

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OCEARCH, the non-profit company known for tracking great white sharks, caught its first white shark today on its Low Country expedition off the coast of the Carolinas. The 12.5-foot male was caught and tagged about 8 miles off the coast of Hilton Head, so OCEARCH named it “Hilton.” “This is a Read More…