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The Santa Barbara Channel fishing

At each season of the year the wild and spectacular Santa Barbara Channel provides quality sportfishing options. It ranks as a premier fishery on a “seasonally adjusted basis” (to borrow a term from the financial world). This article is…


Dave Egdorf’s Western Alaskan Sportfishing

giant rainbows and fast salmon fishing–almost at your doorstep! In the clear Alaskan currents it’s easy to see the giant rainbows, their olive backs dark against the clean pebbled bottom. When a mouse (or more accurately,a lemming) imitation plops…

Fishing Issues

A special report: anglers awake! (before it’s too late)

On the surface, it appears that sportfishing is doing extremely well. Leaf through all the lavish mail order tackle catalogs. Check out the national, regional, local and specialized fishing magazines covering nearly every facet of angling. Flick through a…


Anglers must unite and respond to critical global issues

Chicago, Illinois–The demand for fish as food source has outstripped the natural supply in many waters and has created critical problems and a volatile environment for sportfishermen, animal activists and commercial fishermen. Jim C. Chapralis, editor of The PanAngler,…

Fishing Issues

Some Qs & As on the ICS

Q: What are some of the problems that affect sportfishing? A: Lots of them. Over-harvesting our oceans (the demand for fish is beyond our supply), pollution (acid rain continues to kill our waters) and anti-fishing campaigns are just three…

Fishing Issues

Sportfishing community: What we do

One of our main problems is that the sportfishing community is fragmented. We do not have a common voice. There is Trout Unlimited, Fly Fishing Federation, B.A.S.S., IGFA, The Billfish Foundation, Muskies Inc., Atlantic Salmon Association, American Museum of…