AURORA, Ontario — Members of the Aurora Bassmasters are highlighting the club's five-year bass tagging project on Lake Simcoe through the use of web forums and press releases. "Although the five-year project is now officially over, tagged bass are still being caught," explained Aurora Bassmasters member Wil Wegman. "We're still letting anglers know what to do if they catch a tagged bass." The club also created and distributes "Catch and Call: You Can Help Us All" signs around Lake Simcoe about the bass tagging program.
AURORA, Ontario — Members of the Aurora Bassmasters are taking part in the effort to transform discarded fishing into into fish habitat. The club raised $500 and contributed 18 man-hours to placing PVC pipe receptacles in several spots at shoreline fishing areas on Lake Simcoe. The receptacles are marked to encourage anglers to deposit their line waste there. "Used fishing line will be collected and sent to Berkley," said Wil Wegman of the Aurora Bassmasters. Berkley creates artificial habitat structures called Berkley Fish Habs from the recycled line.
Members of the Aurora Bassmasters filled 35 garbage bags along a 2 1/2-mile stretch of road during the annual Earth Day cleanup.
AURORA, Ontario — After two major die-offs occurred on Lake Simcoe because of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), members of Ontario's Aurora Bassmasters decided to educate area anglers about the disease.
AURORA, Ontario — The Aurora Bassmasters from the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation worked to restore Scanlon Creek by planting native vegetation. "The club partnered with Ontario Streams and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to adopt Scanlon Creek within the Conservation Area," said Wil Wegman of the Aurora Bassmasters. "The online pond was recently taken 'off-line' because of water quality issues and degraded habitat. The club began work in early spring 2012 and planted an assortment of native wetland plants, trees and shrubs.
Anglers in Illinois dedicated 60 man-hours to dispose of hundreds of pounds of trash from Round Lake.
This speech, which Noreen Clough presented at an American Fisheries Society meeting in Boise, Idaho, takes on Columbia River managers who want to remove bass regulations in order to protect salmon.
Both Houses of Congress passed the Freedom to Fish Act, which will remove unnecessary access restrictions to recreational fishing along the Cumberland River in Tennessee and Kentucky.
California club members removed more than 100 pounds of debris from Folsom Lake.
Since 1972, B.A.S.S. has been a leader in bass conservation. This article contains tips and tricks to keeping your catch alive.
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