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Fishing Boats 36 to 46 Feet at the 2018 Miami Boat Show

Fishing Boats 36 to 46 Feet at the 2018 Miami Boat Show

Four outboards fit nicely across the 41’s bracketed transom. No venue in the world beats the Miami International Boat Show for seeing and comparing the largest offshore outboard boats available today. Here, Sport Fishing gives you a look at 11 amazing blue-water boats that are 35 feet or longer. The Bahama 41 is a proven performer that has topped 60 mph with triple Yamaha 350s in past testing by Sport Fishing. It features a 24-degree transom deadrise and can accommodate up to 1,700 horses on th…
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New York offers free fishing weekend and ice fishing clinic

New York offers free fishing weekend and ice fishing clinic

New York state officials are hosting a free fishing weekend and an ice fishing clinic. The Department of Environmental Conservation has designated Saturday and Sunday as one of a series of free fishing weekends , with license fees waived. On Wednesday, DEC and the state parks and recreation office are hosting a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glimmerglass State Park on Otsego Lake. Anglers can expect to catch yellow perch and chain pickerel. Bait and tackle will be provided for…
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Mercury Marine announces partnership with FELL Marine

MIAMI (February 16, 2018) —Mercury Marine announces an exciting new partnership with FELL Marine, a leader in marine wireless technology, to co-develop Mercury-exclusive wireless and IOT connected products that will seamlessly integrate with Mercury’s SmartCraft suite of digital technology (gauges, sensors, monitors, and vessel systems) to make boating easier, safer, and more enjoyable than ever before.   Working prototypes of conceptual co-developed products will be demonstrated live, o…
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AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

Thousands of Brazilians flooded beaches around the northeastern city of Salvador to pay tribute to the sea goddess Yemanja and ask for her protection ahead of Carnival celebrations. Even before dawn broke, devotees dressed in white and blue clothing brought offerings to the Praia Rio Vermelha, or Red River Beach, and then later to nearby Itaparica Island. They paraded toward the sea with baskets filled with red, white and yellow roses and other gifts, including ornately dressed dolls, mirrors, …
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Endangered right whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico off Florida

Endangered right whale spotted in Gulf of Mexico off Florida

Scientists say a North Atlantic right whale has made another appearance in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The Naples Daily News reports that charter boat Capt. Robert Holzinger was fishing with customers about 3 miles from Naples on Monday when they spotted the endangered whale. Mote Marine Laboratory expert Gretchen Lovewell says it appears to be the same juvenile right whale spotted near Panama City Beach on Jan. 15. The last right whale spotted in the Gulf was in 2006. Female r…
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Some top New Orleans chefs weigh in on fisheries bills

More than two dozen chefs, including some of New Orleans’ finest, are asking members of Congress to shoot down bills that would change fisheries management, which they say could lead to overfishing. “While claiming to ‘modernize’ and ‘strengthen’ fisheries management, they increase the risk of allowing overfishing to occur,” said the letter signed by 26 chefs, including eight James Beard Award winners or nominees. Most of the restaurants are in New Orleans, but they include two in Lafayette, on…
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ACC Miami Basketball | Miami’s Lonnie Walker Floats For Tying Layup Late vs. Louisville

ACC Miami Basketball | Miami’s Lonnie Walker Floats For Tying Layup Late vs. Louisville. Miami star freshman Lonnie Walker IV proved why he was a 5-star recruit Wednesday night against Louisville. Down 2 with under :10 seconds to play, Walker drove through the lane, hung in the air, and switched …
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Maine shutting down scallop areas to protect harvest

Maine fishing regulators say they have shut down a few areas to scallop fishing, including parts of the state’s most fertile scalloping ground. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says it has shut down Johnson Bay and Eastport Breakwater in the Cobscook Bay area. Cobscook Bay is the most important fishing area for Maine scallopers. The state says it’s also shutting down Casco Passage, which is in the northwest corner of the Swan’s Island fishing area. Officials with the marine department s…
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ACC Miami Basketball | Miami’s Chris Lykes Drops A Dime To Dewan Huell For Monster Dunk

ACC Miami Basketball | Miami’s Chris Lykes Drops A Dime To Dewan Huell For Monster Dunk. Miami freshman Chris Lykes showed off his dynamic passing ability against Louisville Tuesday night, dropping a dime to Dewan Huell. Huell took the dish, cocked back and rocked the rim for an impressive …
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Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that North Korea is responsible for the suffering of North Korean people from international economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons. He voiced skepticism that humanitarian aid to alleviate that suffering would reach the people who need it. Tillerson said, “It’s an unacceptable outcome that Kim is making that choice, and we’re not going to take any responsibility for the fact that he’s choosing to make his own people suffer.” Tillerson …
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Embrace the Bold North in Minneapolis for Super Bowl

Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl. Tourism officials are making the most of that as they prepare to welcome visitors to the “Bold North.” Many activities surrounding Super Bowl will take advantage of Minnesota’s wintry weather, including outdoor concerts, ice sculptures and opportunities for winter sports. Super Bowl events will be held around the metro area during the week leading up to the Feb. 4 game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The city’s unique skyway system of enclosed fo…
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VIDEO: Fishermen leap overboard before being hit by oncoming boat

CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. – Video captured three people fishing in Oregon jumping overboard to avoid being injured when another boat smashed into their vessel. The three were on the Columbia River last summer when they could see a motorboat bearing down on their position. More News Headlines Woman dies after casino boat fire in Florida Boat owners see insurance premiums rise after Hurricane Irma Boatyard bandits make off with expensive marine gadgets Boat sinking mars another cruise ship excurs…
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Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration — a development the state attorney general is using to try to persuade Northwest tribes to settle the case. The justices said they’ll hear the state’s appeal of the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. That court affirmed a lower court order requiring the state to fix o…
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Maine shed blown to Canada by blizzard being saved, returned

A historic Maine fishing industry shed that was dislodged from its pilings and set adrift by a blizzard and wound up in Canada is being saved. The Bangor Daily News reports a Canadian contractor and an American contractor will remove the shed’s remains from New Brunswick’s Campobello Island in the coming week and return it to its original site off Lubec, Maine. The landmark shed is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It’s among five buildings known as McCurdy’s Smokehouse that com…
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Wisconsin football players catch 450-pound shark days before Orange Bowl

Wisconsin football players catch 450-pound shark days before Orange Bowl

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Commercial fishing of Dungeness crabs hit with another delay

Commercial fishing of Dungeness crabs hit with another delay

The commercial fishing of Dungeness crabs has been delayed again for Oregon and parts of Washington and California, giving the crabs more time to plump up. The Daily Astorian reports fishery managers with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have delayed the fishery opening to Dec. 31 after testing found the crab meat yield too low. Ongoing testing will determine if the fishery will open by that date or if another delay is called for. The opening is traditionally set for Dec. 1, but testi…
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Man whose relatives died mysteriously must give gun info

A Vermont man whose mother and grandfather died in mysterious circumstances must turn over information related to a missing gun, as well as phone and other records, in a Rhode Island lawsuit over insurance on his sunken boat. Nathan Carman must turn over the information about a Sig Sauer .308-caliber semi-automatic rifle he owned, U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Sullivan said Friday. That weapon is now missing, according to documents filed in a different lawsuit in New Hampshire. The documents s…
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California’s 2018 abalone fishing canceled by officials

California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 Thursday during a public meeting in San Diego. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife made the recommendation to cancel next year’s season after six scuba diving scientists surveyed seafloors and logged 37 percent of the abalone they…
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Shark Tagging

Shark Tagging

This slideshow requires JavaScript. I had this captivating biology teacher—a real firecracker who could go on and on about exotic animals and plants from all over the world. His enthusiasm was contagious. However, the information he delivered (exciting as it was) was never significant to me as a student sitting in his classroom. For that reason, I always felt like something was missing. Twenty years later, I’m the one at the front of the classroom, driven by the philosophy that students lea…
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Fight over access to state boat ramps continues

Vermont lawmakers and wildlife authorities continue the debate surrounding access rights to the state’s public boat launches. Vermont Public Radio reports the state Department of Fish & Wildlife manages more than 180 boat launches. The general public is prohibited from using the sites for anything other than boating and fishing. The sites are financed through federal and state funding. Democratic Rep. David Deen says the boat launches should be available to all Vermonters who pay state and …
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Miami’s iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 | 9:17 a.m. MIAMI — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge of sea grass flats where the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay meet the dark and choppy Atlantic Ocean, the cluster of wooden shacks has no protection from killer storms. But when Irma’s clouds cleared in …
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Where one predator meets another: tracking sharks and fishing effort

Technology above the clouds is helping scientists study sharks beneath the waves. A new initiative combines shark movement data with publicly available vessel identification data—both transmitted to researchers via satellite—to identify where sharks and fishing activity intersect in time and space. A predator of sharks As the ocean’s top predators, sharks play an essential role in marine ecosystems. They tend to reproduce slowly, and high rates of catch-related mortality may help to expla…
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Giving thanks for Lefty's wit and wisdom

Giving thanks for Lefty’s wit and wisdom

For nine years starting in 1965 Lefty managed The Miami Herald’s light tackle fishing tournament that included the hottest South Florida and western Bahamas fishing areas. Originally from Frederick, Maryland, and a World War II veteran, Lefty was already an adequate writer, fishing guide, bird caller, trick shot artist for Remington and all around outdoorsman handyman. Through his mentor and previous tournament director, Joe Brooks, Lefty discovered fly casting, met every great guide, hotshot…
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Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

A search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Pacific island of Palau. Planes and ships from the U.S., Japan and Palau are taking part in the search for the Japanese-flagged Gyotoku Maru No. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. The 15-meter (50-foot) tuna fishing boat capsized southwest of Palau. Japan’s Kyodo News service said the ship sent a mayday signal Monday afternoon and a ve…
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Florida Governor Waives Saltwater Fishing Licenses For Saturday

TALLAHASSEE, FL — In what is becoming a Thanksgiving holiday tradition, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that Saturday will be a license-free saltwater fishing day — not only for the state’s nearly 20 million residents, but for the schools of tourists who migrate to the Sunshine State to take advantage of the long holiday weekend. “As Floridians gather with their loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, this license-free fishing day is a great opportunity for families and visitors to enjoy ou…
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