Jeff was the director of the American Littoral Society fish tagging program at Sandy Hook and a youngish-looking 54. Jeff converted files of tagging cards into computerized information that was especially helpful to NMFS, ASMFC and MAFMC in the early days of fishery management I was an active participant in the ALS tagging program from the beginning, and often fished with Jeff on tagging trips as his efforts led to great increases in tagging and scientific knowledge which will be a lasting testimony to a life well spent even if much too short.
Posted on February 5, 2021 Striped bass management plan to be updated The following release updates striped bass management planning Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Draft Amendment 7 PID for Public Comment The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved for public comment the Public Information Document (PID) for Draft Amendment 7 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Striped Bass. The Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board will meet at the Commission s 2021 Spring Meeting in May to consider public comment and provide direction to staff for items to be included in Draft Amendment 7.
Saturday was rough, and poor results didn t discourage an all-star cast on Sunday when conditions were perfect on a flat calm ocean. As a result, whenever the weather is right, the Ocean Explorer will be trying in the usual mid-winter 120-foot depths.
Posted on February 3, 2021 Garcia aided 200-mile limit fight It s not surprising that the present Abu Garcia doesn t know about the original Garcia Corporation s part in saving what was left of America s marine resources after foreign fleets drove one species after another to levels so low that it wasn t worth fishing for them any longer. Taking TV reporters offshore to view the huge fleets helped garner that public support within a few years.
The Mitchell factory in the French Alps pumped out millions of spinning reels, but the executives weren t experienced anglers as they had only small trout in streams to fish for. Only small fish were biting, but a problem surfaced right away as I could hardly reel since all the screws were popping out.
Traveling along the coast to visit tackle shops put me in a position to learn much more about fishing, particularly in New England where I became a fishing partner of the great plug innovator, Stan Gibbs and many other top anglers while catching striped bass larger than I d ever dreamed of. Tom Lenk was the visionary president of Garcia who turned a small Spanish importing firm into the the giant of the fishing tackle business by introducing mass merchandising techniques into what had been a small store business by introducing Mitchell spinning reels to the public and bringing the price of getting into that relatively new to Americans method of fishing into the range most anglers.
Posted on January 31, 2021 Boaters should take precautions in gale Those few rugged boaters that still have vessels in the water should take extra precautions as very strong winds combined with snow and cold are producing the worst conditions of the winter. A gale warning is up tonight and through Monday with northeast gusts to 40 knots tonight and to 55 on Monday along with rain, sleet and snow.
To mark its 100th anniversary year, Abu Garcia will bring special promotions to consumers, launch new and exciting product lines and deliver other anniversary-related activations that celebrate the sport of fishing, the company s storied place in it and its vision for the future. To mark its 100th anniversary year, Abu Garcia will bring special promotions to consumers, launch new and exciting product lines and deliver other anniversary-related activations that celebrate the sport of fishing, the company s storied place in it and its vision for the future.
Posted on January 29, 2021 Ocean Explorer got into trophy tog Winter blackfishing has been generally tough, but the Ocean Explorer from Belmar got a big surprise Wednesday when big tog were chewing despite lumpy seas even with northwest winds. The Big Mohawk from Belmar did poorly Sunday and Monday and have given up for the winter.
Posted on January 27, 2021 Michael Jordan adds a fishing tournament to his records Basketball star Michael Jordan has been expanding his conquests into fishing tournaments with his Catch 23. Fishing was tough as Catch 23 won with only seven releases including two by Jordan.