Sportsmen helped defeat legislation backed by two New Jersey lawmakers that would have weakened the state's ability to manage natural resources for anglers and hunters.
MONROE, La. — Louisiana fisheries biologist Mike Wood watched in the 1990s as the state's premier trophy bass lake crashed after grass carp denuded the reservoir of vegetation, and by 1998 he decided something had to be done. "The lake was harvested before being filled up, so there was no standing timber," the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (DWF) biologist told BASS Times. "When the vegetation was gone, it was just barren, open Atlantic Ocean out there. The fish just scattered and were hard to find.
What is wrong with this picture? Lake James is the epitome of scenic beauty, located at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beneath the surface of its deep, clear waters lies a good population of smallmouth and largemouth bass that provides arguably the best chance to sample both species in North Carolina. Yet there are very few homes or other development on its 150 miles of shoreline, and that separates it from most mountain lakes in the Tar Heel State. It is almost as if the Duke Power reservoir has yet to be fully discovered.
It's unlikely, but there might come a time when you've forgotten why you love to fish.
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The Senate mark-up of the bill was held today, and there's good news and bad news.
In this episode Chris Horton talks about the importance of running your areation during the summer months.
Get tips on how to keep fish comfortable during the dog days of summer by adding ice to your livewell.
It's the views chance to ask B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Chris Horton questions related to bass biology and conservation.
This episode features tips about how to keep a healthy population of catch and release bass.