Tag Archives: saltwater fishing

U.S. House passes bill to conserve Gulf reef fish

Reef fish conservation bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed without objection H.R. 5126, Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act). The bill requires recreational (including charter boats) and commercial fishermen to have on board a venting tool or descending device that is rigged and ready for use while fishing for reef fish in Gulf ...

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Things are looking up for saltwater fishing

By David Gee “I only work so I can afford the amount of fishing required to forget about work.” –Will Rogers Actor, cowboy, humorist and social commentator Will Rogers said that 100 years ago, but I think he would be pretty happy with the state of fishing today.   For the 10th year in a row, the Outdoor Foundation and ...

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Mercury outboards to be offered on select Sportsman models

Mercury 400 Verado

Mercury Marine has announced that Mercury outboard engines, including the 350 and 400 Verados and other high horsepower Mercury outboards, will be offered for the first time on nine Sportsman models beginning on November 1.   Mercury has continued to grow its presence in key saltwater markets and customers from around the U.S. have been asking for higher horsepower and ...

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Regulator partners with Garmin for offshore center consoles

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Regulator Marine has selected Garmin to be its premier electronics supplier to outfit its full line of offshore sportfishing center console boats beginning model year 2020. Garmin electronics will be standard equipment on all Regulator boats ranging from 23 to 41 feet, including the new Regulator 26XO center console crossover, ...

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SeaSucker Pro Series Single Rod Holder

Boats are becoming more versatile to appeal to the whole family, but with that some boats may be lacking in the things you need as an angler. SeaSucker’s new Pro Series Rod Holder seeks to eliminate missing elements, by offering rod holders in more locations on your boat. The single rod holder comes attached to a 4.5-inch SeaSucker system, which ...

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ANGLR Bullseye Bluetooth Fishing Tracker

Plain and simple, the ANGLR Bullseye is the fishing tool most anglers didn’t know they needed. This Bluetooth fish tracker from ANGLR has the ability to record catch locations, conditions and time, as well as set editable way points to an online profile using a small, wearable clicker. The Bluetooth clicker is rated IP54 weather proof and can clip onto ...

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission announces 2019 Gulf Red Snapper season

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the popular and economically important 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season to open June 11 through July 12, with a possible fall reopening if quota is available. This season will apply to those fishing from private recreational vessels in state and federal waters and to ...

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NMMA calls for action on limited South Atlantic snapper season

NOAA Fisheries is considering new regulations that would open the door for a 2018 limited season for red snapper in the South Atlantic. Called Amendment 43, it would allow recreational anglers to harvest one red snapper per person per day. Fishing would be allowed on weekends only and the season start and end dates would be announced if the amendment is ...

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Saltwater Fishing Expo opens in new location

The Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J. to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. The 2018 Saltwater Fishing Expo will feature more fishing tackle and gear exhibits, seminars, and interactive features dedicated to the region’s large population of ...

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Saltwater fishing grows on strength of technological innovation, forward-thinking designs

America’s growing love affair with saltwater fishing boats continues to blossom, as more and more consumers take the plunge and purchase a new fiberglass center console, dual console, walkaround or convertible. Fueled by innovative features, substantially improved fuel economy and overall ease of maintenance, the saltwater fishing category remains one of the brightest stars in the recreational boating constellation, continuing ...

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