Monday, December 24, 2007

News of the Week, 24 December 2007

A million dollar fantasy fishing on-line game...the "grandmaster" of angling speaks...handlining for Michigan walleyes...the kiwis love their snappers...two new books for the fishing fanatic...One word: Mako! must be...the news of the week! And even fifteen inches of snow cannot stop it from coming your way!

The Big Lead: Ever played fantasy football? Well, the richest prize in the history of fantasy sports (a cool million) has been offered for...fantasy fishing?

The Stamford Advocate on how to hook kids on fishing.

The Tuscaloosa News warns us to restock the tackle box for the new year.

Words of advice from the "grandmaster" of angling, Steve Collins.

Tampa Bay On-Line reports that nighttime fishing is the best kind of fishing.

Hand-lining for Michigan walleyes has a rich history.

One Wisconsin family has found a new hobby: making fishing seats.

The Trenton Times tells us to avoid technology for a purer fishing experience.

A new book for the bookshelf: Angling and War: The Collision of Big Game Fishing and WWII by Mike Rivkin.

Fred Buller--of big pike fame--has an unexpected best seller.

The Oshkosh Northwestern reports the sad news that custom rod maker August F. Hager has passed on.

The Daily Camera reports on the most amazing fishing book ever.

One word brings a chill to all saltwater fisherman: Mako!

This week in Know Your New Zealand Fish: The Shapper.

The Youngstown Vindicator warns us to pay attention to fish hooks...

Finishing with a Flourish: The Billings Gazette warns us all to not sacrifice our hunting and fishing heritage in the name of energy.

Merry Christmas to all!

-- Dr. Todd from Snowy Duluth, Minnesota

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