General fishing news
Scientists say the killer whales have been ripping out and consuming the livers and other organs of the great whites
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A rifle wingshot, a half-mile hit, a quick-draw bullseye, and more. These are the best shots our shooting editor has ever seen while hunting
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The pill could cover venom from a wide variety of snakes, reducing the cost of antivenom treatments and the time it takes to administer them
The post New Antivenin Pill Could Change the Way Snakebites are Treated appeared first on Field & Stream.
A bit more expensive up front, but well worth it in the end, grab some rechargeable batteries for your gear that runs off AAs and AAAs
It’s Another Hard Day at the Office! This time Esko is fishing in Läsäkoski rapids with the long-time Vision ambassador (=Friend) and very soon-to-be Vision ...
For the month of July, Keep Fish Wet and Ten And Two Co. challenge anglers to commit to not taking a single photo of a ...
As a brand, Asian carp have two big problems: The name strikes many as both racially insensitive and decidedly unpalatable — a trash fish. How ...
A cow moose was filmed walking on a "living roof" at a plush guest ranch in western Montana
Hunters can learn a thing or two from precision shooters, especially in the gear department
The post Long-Range Competition Shooting Gear I’d Actually Hunt With appeared first on Field & Stream.
Any old sandal or water shoe will work, but the best shoes for kayaking can improve your time on the water
A 53-year-old man subdued the massive crocodile to protect his fellow villagers
The post Watch: Indonesian Man Wrangles 14-Foot Crocodile with a Rope appeared first on Field & Stream.
I saw the light from the other guy’s headlamp bobbing through the trees so I waited until he was within hailing distance. He’d passed me earlier in the evening—I was already standing in the water by then—enroute to his spot a bend or two downstream.
“How’d you do?” I called.
“Not great,” he said. “A couple of small ones.”
We fell into step on the narrow trail leading out to the parking area, our headlamps coring the dark.
The captain was found by a group of anglers after surviving for nearly seven hours in the open water
The post Charter Boat Captain Falls Overboard, Swims 14 Miles Without Lifejacket appeared first on Field & Stream.
The attacks happened only hours apart and in close proximity of each other, taking the lives of a 68-year-old Austrian woman and a Romanian woman in her 40s
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Alvin Dedeaux with 4 tips to be better at fly fishing.
Let’s follow the expeditions of five fish as they make their way along the fish highway! While fish migration looks a little different for every ...
Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water ...
The post Oregon State partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after dam removal appeared first on Moldy Chum.
Narrated by actor Michael Keaton, “Protecting Our Saltwater Flats” overviews the results of BTT’s Bonefish Pharmaceutical Contaminants Study and highlights the urgent need to modernize ...
There is an insidious disease passing around the fly fishing world. It starts in early spring and slowly works to a crescendo by late fall. ...
Not using an airplane.
Gian Lawrence is a fly fisherman and outdoorsman with a unique origin story. Growing up in Puyallup and Tacoma’s Hilltop, he fell into a life ...
After the coronavirus completely spiked the 2021 Fly Fishing Show season, the 2022 show schedule went off mostly as planned, with the exception of the postponement of the Marlborough, Massachusetts show from January to April. This year, organizers are no doubt hopeful that the 2023 show schedule will proceed as planned, without any interruptions from new variants or case load spikes. The 2023 slate of venues was released earlier this week, with the show making scheduled stops at familiar locations across the country.
So, this review functioned in part as a way to see how well the River Ops boots have held up after a year of heavy use.
Yellowstone National Park, which just over two weeks suffered extensive damage due to record flooding in northern sections, has announced it is opening its northern loop which had been closed to travelers since the flood event. The park also announced that, as a result, it will be doing away with the alternating license plate access system designed to mitigate visitor traffic through the park's western, southern, and eastern entrances.
The folks at Bajio have released a new pair of sunglasses for the summer - the Vega. Details on the release are below.
Jason Tucker, over at Gink & Gasoline, put together this great story that goes over some of the must-know structures you'll see when fly fishing small streams.
Flechsig started the business in 1994, determined to make a fly shop work in Columbus, Ohio.
Tim Flagler, the man behind the wonderful videos from Tightline Productions, put together this short video on organizing tying gear.
“This isn’t something you normally say when you’re fly-fishing,” mused Kyle Zempel, “but thank goodness for the wind.”
What Zempel, the proprietor of the Black Earth Angling Company and our guide on this lower Wisconsin River smallmouth trip, meant was that without the wind’s moderating influence, we would have been standing in pools of our own sweat. The midday temperature had climbed into the 90s, and while it’s tempting to call such smothering heat “unseasonable” for Wisconsin in June, the definition of “seasonable,” in this day and age, has become increasingly slippery.
Alaska is no stranger to large wildfires, but the state is has already seen 1 million acres of land burned, the earliest it's happened in decades.
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) and Costa Sunglasses have released a new film highlighting Project Permit.
In this week's edition of Tying Tuesday, Charlie Craven shows us how to tie the Two Bit Jig, a fun take on his classic Two Bit fly.
In this piece from Rene Harrop over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, we're introduced to some great beetle patterns for trout.
Almost a year ago, I reviewed the original Korkers River Ops boots. If you didn’t read that review at the time it was published, it’s worth referring back to for the nitty gritty on the River Ops design. At the time of the original review, my only notable criticism of the River Ops was that they weren’t available with the BOA lacing system. Now, Korkers has introduced a BOA version of the River Ops, which only improved upon what I think is the best boot Korkers has built to date.
This story from Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten is a great primer for all of us as we head into the hottest part of the year.
The Tongass National Forest in the U.S. state of Alaska is a special place for conservation biologist Dominick DellaSala, even after decades of traveling the world to study temperate rainforests.
“The trees are enormous,” DellaSala, chief scientist at the Earth Island Institute’s World Heritage project, told Mongabay. “It’s like being in a cathedral. It’s an amazing place.”
The historic flooding that has shuttered the northern half of Yellowstone National Park, likely for the season, might have also put a damper on some serious fly fishing plans for anglers who come from far and wide to chase wild trout within the park.
UPDATE (JULY 1, 2002): The National Park Service has announced important updates to closures within Yellowstone National Park.
Check out 5 of the best lakes to fish in Texas, with camping and boating access too, perfect for family adventures on or around the water.
You've delayed your dream family outdoor getaway trip for too long! Check out these family trips ideas, from rafting to horseback riding, and more!
The old Subaru’s water pump blows up just outside The Dalles. Our already failing plan to make Macks Canyon before dark is now officially shot, and the whole trip appears to be in jeopardy. Visions of a week spent camping on hot asphalt behind the gas station while waiting for parts swim through my heat-addled brain. At seven o’clock on an unseasonably sweltering September evening in the central Oregon desert, I feel as far from catching a steelhead on a fly as you would in Phoenix, Arizona. Heat shimmers off the asphalt as I step onto the road and stick out my thumb.
I've always thrived on learning off the cuff, being thrown to the wolves, sink or swim.
Back in the mid-90's I interviewed for a magnet crane operator job at a steel plant. I was clueless.
The head supervisor asked me, "Hey, you got any experience working with 5 ton plates of steel?".
"Not at all." I admitted. "Give me a chance though and I'll figure it out."
Under normal conditions, trout deal quite well with high water. During the worst of spring runoff, they stake out the calmer edies and the quiet water that might flow over a bottom that’s normally high and dry.
And it’s very likely that the trout dealing with the record flooding in Yellowstone National Park this week – an occurrence that park Superintendent Cam Sholly described Tuesday as a 1,000-year weather event – will be just fine.
At least in the short term. But Yellowstone’s fisheries story is nuanced. It’s not one where trout simply need water to get by. Over the last decade or so, the park’s fisheries biologists have dedicated their lives to improving and restoring the park’s native trout and grayling fisheries – an effort that taxpayers have helped fund and volunteers have helped execute.
This week’s record flooding that has destroyed homes, washed out normally reliable roads and pulled bridges from their pilings could also be setting the park’s native fish recovery efforts back, and it could be setting them back years.
During an online press call on Tuesday, Sholly understandably spent an hour with national media addressing the pressing issues. How is the park going to rebuild? How long will it take to reopen the gates, let alone the washed-out roads? Has anyone died (thankfully, no)? When will power be restored?
These are top-of-mind issues that require immediate attention from the superintendent who, also understandably, looked exhausted as Zoom blasted his image across the internet on Tuesday. These are the issues that need attention now.
Written questions about the park’s fisheries were not addressed Tuesday – the National Park Service has bigger fish to fry. But the time will come when Sholly and the park’s biologists will have to turn their attention to the state of Yellowstone’s native trout and grayling. And when they do, there’s no telling what they might find.
Road trips, in and of themselves, are a time to make memories and see the sights. Check out these 4 fantastic fishing road trip ideas for summer.
Looking for original things for Father’s Day? This year, skip the stuff and focus of moments and memories with these 8 Father's Day ideas.
A boat used in saltwater needs much more attention at the end of the day than one used in freshwater, so the best way to clean a boat will vary
List of ideas on where to fish for National Go Fishing Day, best places to experience the benefits that come with family time spent on the water on June 18th
List of ideas to celebrate Great Outdoors Month by participating in hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, geocaching on local, state, federal lands, or waterways
The whole family can enjoy Washington Coast razor clam fishing during the fall and winter seasons with a good eye and some simple tools
From fishing to geocaching, boating to baseball games, here are 10 ways that you and your family can celebrate Na-tional Get Outdoors Day this year!
Oceans Day, also referred to as World Oceans Day, is celebrated on June 8th every year, learn about issues that are threatening our ocean habitats, marine life
List of ways to participate in National Fishing and Boating Week. National Fishing and Boating Week activities to get your family outdoors, learning new skills
Ways to create awareness on World Environment Day to protect out plant, reduce global warming, contribute to sustainable development, advocate for change
You love to fish and hope to pass down this passion to your kids. Here’s how to make fishing fun for kids, and make long-lasting memories too!
Learn more about types of fishing boats for different waterways, this beginner’s guide to fishing boat types with descriptions can help with the basics
Due the tremendous size, most boats in the ocean are large. However, the smallest boat for ocean crossing or fishing is a well chosen ocean kayak. Here’s why.
5 quick and must-know tips for using a fish fillet knife. We’ll cover everything from choosing the right knife to how to keep that knife sharp and use it to clean fish.
Trout are most accessible when they’re shallow, which occurs in early season. Here’s what to know about how to catch trout in a lake at this time
Are you ready to start grilling fish this spring? Learn how to grill fish and discover new recipes for the best fish to grill all summer long!
Learn how to teach kids to fish in a freshwater pond, simple tips for teaching kids to fish to help make family pond fishing outings more memorable, fun
Prior to any time on the water, it is important to go over your boat safety equipment checklist. Checklists differ but these items are always included.
Funding from fishing licenses, boat registrations, fishing gear and more are used for conservation projects. Buy your fishing license- it’s vital for you and future generations to be able to go fishing and get out on the water.
How to determine the best life jackets for boating trips with your family, which features to look for when selecting best life jackets for boat fishing
Kids love fishing and will need to know how to fish with lures, not just bait. Here are three tips for teaching kids how to use fishing lures.
Mother’s Day is early this year! Check out these 10 Mother’s Day activities that will give you and mom hours of quality time together on May 8th!
How to stock up on discount fishing gear for spring fishing season, list of ways to find inexpensive fishing equipment, save money on kids fishing poles
Disfruta de la mejor pesca de primavera en Arizona visitando estos destinos que no solo te proveerán una maravillosa captura, también inolvidables paisajes.
The Columbia River is a great opportunity to catch a sturgeon. Heading there soon? Here is some information to get you started.
Does fishing intimidate you but you would really like to get out there and try it? Patricia Clement has been there and has a few tips for you!
Spring is prime time to fish for crappies, sunfish, and yellow perch. Check here for the best spring fishing bait and lures
It’s finally time to lace up the boots and explore a great new hiking trail! Here are the best U.S. spring hiking spots to ex-perience this year.
List of essential spring trout fishing tips. What to know about springtime fishing for trout when it comes to tackle, gear, best places, best times to fish
Spring trip ideas for adventurous families who want to explore, learn about new eco-systems while staying active, making lasting vacation memories
There a many types of bass lures. Here are 5 main categories of bass fishing lures and what makes them unique.
These varied tackle checks should be part of your preparations when planning a spring fishing trip, to ensure that the first one of the season goes smoothly
Este Día de la Tierra 2022, te invitamos a colaborar con la restauración del planeta donde todos vivimos. Aquí tienes algunas ideas para comenzar a celebrar.
You’ve been waiting all winter! Now’s the time to plan your spring boating vacation. Check out these 6 lakes perfect for spring boating and fishing!
List of ways to make an impact on Earth Day 2022, info on what is Earth Day, how to take action against climate change to protect our planet, wildlife
With fish protection a foremost concern, here’s the key components of essential sturgeon gear and catch-and-release efforts, particularly for white sturgeon
How to improve boating safety skills during National Safe Boating Week 2022 in May, making your time on the water safer, preventing accidents on the water
You don’t need to travel far to have a great spring break vacation! Learn how to plan a staycation with these spring break staycation ideas!
Our guide to fishing poles and rods itemizes the features and benefits of the six major product categories for freshwater and saltwater fishing
Before your first spring camping trip, consult our spring camping trip checklist and camping trip planner to ensure you, and your gear, are ready!
List of spring time fishing tackle must-haves to help you prepare, spring fishing gear suggestions, how to stock up tackle for spring time bass fishing
Fishing reels are an important component of recreation fishing. There are 4 main types of fishing reels. Here’s a brief guide of when to use and why.
Spring fishing is coming! Check out this guide — from picking your spot to preparing your gear — for how to plan the perfect spring fishing trip!
Si estás planeando tu próxima aventura al estado de la estrella solitaria, esta lista te guiará hacia los mejores lugares para pescar lubina en Texas.
List of specific ways you can create awareness about World Water Day 2022 on March 22, the importance of groundwater, why sustainable development is important
Boating safety courses are usually required for boaters and are a good idea for everyone. Here’s why.
Ways to show your support for International Women’s Day 2022 on March 8th, how to raise awareness to encourage diversity, equality, inclusiveness
From books about nature to read on a camping trip to outdoor literature that will inspire you, here are 7 examples of great outdoor writing.
Fishing boat accessories can be helpful for control of or in a fishing boat. Here are a few suggestions on which ones you can start looking at.
List of ways to support World Wildlife Day 2022, how to celebrate diverse forms of wildlife across the globe, help share the biodiversity conservation message
White crappie and black crappie are popular sportfish; here’s the basics on their ID, habitat, food, habits, and the gear and methods used in crappie fishing
Discover San Juan Island kayaking and how this Pacific Northwest destination offers wildlife and charming small towns for idyllic outdoor vacations.
There are a few good reasons to learn how to make a fishing rod from a stick when you’re outdoors. Learn more about making a diy fishing rod here.
Description of lake eutrophication, how affects our waterways. List of changes you can make to help slow the eutrophication of lakes, contribute to conservation
Sus cálidas temperaturas invernales hacen que pescar en Florida en invierno no sea una locura, especialmente si sabes qué especies buscar. ¡Entérate con nosotros!
List of Valentine’s Day boating fun ideas that can help you plan a romantic experience, make memories on the water with your special someone this month
Here’s how the NYS Adventure License serves as an all-outdoors pass for those with permanent hunting and fishing licenses and boating certifications
From having the talk to what to pack, this post will teach you how to plan romantic fishing vacations with the one you love this Valentine’s Day!