April 29, 2014
Turn down the heat
Just before NOAA Fisheries’ Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit that I wrote about recently, a court in Washington, D.C., issued a verdict in the lawsuit of Guindon (a commercial fisherman)...
April 11, 2014
For us humans to digest, first we must swallow
For recreational fishermen along the Gulf of Mexico, swallowing was a difficult task last week. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council set out what is sure to be...
March 31, 2014
Red snapper battle lines in the “Sportsman’s Paradise”
You’d think that somebody living in Louisiana, the self-proclaimed “‘Sportsman’s Paradise,” would learn through the years that the word “sportsman” didn’t arrive in a dictionary because man was spearing...
March 10, 2014
A Louisiana duck hunt: How sportsmen and conservation have restored a tradition
I love to duck hunt. If I was forced to pick the things I enjoy most about being a sportsman in Sportsman’s Paradise, they would be catching speckled trout...
March 6, 2014
A busy fishing February in the Gulf
Wow! It’s difficult to believe that so much fishing news could be crammed into the year’s shortest month. Let’s start at the beginning. Louisiana was dealt a blow when...
February 28, 2014
Public input prompts red snapper changes
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission always considers the needs of the state’s recreational anglers. The latest example came out of the FWC’s recent meeting in Tampa, where...
July 16, 2013
Lessons Learned Fishing for Red Snapper
Talking about fishing is great but it doesn’t hold a candle to actually getting on the water and catching fish. After a month spent traveling to each of the...
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