With the spawning season in full swing across much of the Sunshine State, Florida’s TrophyCatch program is serving as a powerful incentive for anglers to release giant female largemouth bass. The program, now in its third season, offers prizes for anglers who catch, document and release bass that weigh 8 pounds or more. There are three levels of qualification – Lunker (8-9.99 pounds), Trophy (10-12.99) and Hall of Fame (13 or greater) – and each offers a substantial list of prizes.
Access restoration for the Arkansas River’s legendary Coal Pile received a much needed budget increase in fall 2014, thanks to a $70,000 Fish Passage Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
We all need to do a better job of cleaning up the debris we casually toss into the lake.
There will never be another Noreen Clough. But we can all learn from this tenacious woman that barriers can be broken, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved, and that life should be lived like there’s no tomorrow.
Construction began in November 2014 on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River for an access site on Pool 4. It should be completed by June 2015.
Long time B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough passed away last night after a battle with liver and pancreatic cancer.
Beeswax Landing now has improved facilities and a new weigh-in station for tournaments.
The Shimano/B.A.S.S. Youth Conservation Initiative is now accepting project proposals from state chapters and B.A.S.S. Nation clubs through Jan. 15, 2015, for grant assistance.
With little public notice, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has begun removing navigation markers from Lake Eufaula, a 45,000-acre impoundment filled with hazardous submerged timber, stump-covered flats and shallow shoals.
The retailer has added more than a quarter-million trees for natural fish habitat and has removed tons of invasive species from our waters.
Fisheries biologists soon will have a better understanding of bass movements in Big Squam and Little Squam Lakes, thanks to assistance and funding provided by the New Hampshire B.A.S.S. Nation.