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The Santa Barbara Channel fishing

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 intended to serve as a guide to help you explore and enjoy this Southern California “stand-up” […]

Dave Egdorf’s Western Alaskan Sportfishing

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 noisily next to the bank and begins its swing across the river’s surface, the trout crashes […]

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 fishing book catalog and you’ll discover hundreds of titles on trout fishing alone. “Surf the Net” […]

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, the first newsletter on international sportfishing, believes the situation is so unstable that it requires an […]

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 of the major ones. Q: Anti-fishing groups? They can’t win, can they? A: They did a […]

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 Fly Fishing, The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, American Sportfishing Association, Izaak Walton, and […]

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