Monday, October 15, 2007

News of the Week, 15 October 2007

The insanity of shark fishing from a kayak...a profile of Lew Childre...a monster goldfish on the loose...the reinvention of fly fishing...angler lands a 900 pound shark...a Duluth plumber invents a new trolling rig...35 years after the Clean Water Act our water still isn't clean...the overlooked must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

London's Daily Mail reports on insane fishermen who catch sharks from their kayaks. I'd actually prefer gator fishing.

The Carolina Antique Tackle Collector's Club gets some love from The News & Observer.

From the You Can't Buy That Kind of Good Press File: Consumerist on-line illustrates how Quantum Fishing gains a lifelong customer with its repair policy.

An inspirational story about a young angler who hauls in a very large fish.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports that a Stewart Gordon is reinventing fly fishing. Most people thought there was nothing wrong with it in the first place...

The NFLCC Gets good press again from Dallas' Ray Sasser. Could someone please get this guy a complimentary NFLCC and ORCA membership???

Angler lands monster 844.4 pound Mako shark, has nightmares for weeks after.

From the Obvious File: The Annapolis Capital declares small baits are the key to success.

Duluth Plumber invents new tackle gadget for trolling.

BREAKING NEWS: The Beetle Spin still catches fish.

U.S. Fly Fishing Team ready to "tackle" the world. I just now got that. By "tackle" the author meant "take on." You see, its a clever play on words; tackle meaning both fishing tackle and taking on at the same time. How witty!

Burnham-on-Sea opines on a new tackle shop.

The Fayetteville Observer tells us to Cast our Worries Away. And by "cast" they mean...oh never mind.

Sport Fishing tells us about an all-lady fishing tournament in Islamorado.

Next week is the 35th anniversary of the 1972 Clean Water Act. Problem is, our water is still polluted.

Penn Fishing Tackle is promoting the Angler's Legacy Pledge. It is a MUCH better idea than the ill-fated Penn Fishing Bikini Team:

The Courier Post alerts us to the alarming fact that Striped Bass are breaking their curfew. They are the nogoodniks of the fish world.

Sega Bass Fishing for the Wii gives slacker youth the ability to fish without leaving their parent's basements. There's an even cooler game than Sega's version, its called FISHING. You do it outdoors. On water.

In the largest treaty of alliance since the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, Rapala inks alliance with Shimano.

The Atmore Advantage writes on Lew Childre, famed reel maker.

Hayward Musky tournament anglers catch and release 76 muskies over 34 inches. In other news, Dr. Todd now knows why he didn't catch any musky.

Wife's dislike of fishing creates office filled with mounted fish.

The Contra Costa Times reports that Franklin D. Roosevelt liked to fish.

The Olympian chastises us for being prejudiced against the mighty chum.

The Hampton Pilot tells us how tournaments open the eyes of the world to fishing.


A monster goldfish lurks in a Washington County lake, and was caught-and-released. Uhm, lady, how do I say this politely...THAT'S AN INVASIVE SPECIES

Competitive bass a high school sport?

The Antique Outboard Motor Club is putting on a show.

The Pensacola News tells it is flat fish time. And no, they're not talking about Charlie Helin's lure.

And to leave on a high note, The Benton County Daily Record preaches the merits of taking a child fishing.

-- Dr. Todd

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