Monday, March 3, 2008

News of the Week, 03 March 2008

Aspiring model admits to "visiting" the Fishing Hall of Fame...shrimp fisherman swims 12 hours to save crew...nation's top lure makers congregate in Asbury Park...Rick Keating gets profiled...Pure Fishing has a new CEO...TV actor Willie Aames wet himself at a fishing tournament...U.S. soldiers are casting in Saddam Hussein's fish must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Shrimp fisherman swims twelve hours (eight miles!) to raise alarm over sunken veseel, saves rest of crew.

George Maurer, legendary split bamboo rod maker, has passed away.

Fishing network announces launch of Mobile Fishing Guide search site.

Former carpenter opens up the Crazy Minnow.

Nation's top lure makers gather in Asbury park.

Rick Keating and antique fishing lures are profiled in this neat article.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution tells us how to avoid a fishing fiasco.

This Week (the final installment) of Know your New Zealand Fishes: the Chinook.

The Sydney Morning Herald says, "Smile, Mr. Marlin, it's the Gorilla."

There's a new CEO of Pure Fishing.

The Duluth News-Tribune reports a new bill may label lead fishing tackle as toxic.

From the Investor Files: Shimano's sales and profits are up.

Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament returns with stories of celebrities wetting themselves.

The Palatka Daily News reports on the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation's program designed to acquaint women with the outdoors.

Fly-fisherman and guide Conway Bowman gets his own TV show.

The Rapid City Journal profiles a proficient young fly tier.

The Florida strain largemouth bass is catching on.

The Rhinelander Daily News reports on saltwater shark fishing.

The Orlando Sentinel details American G.I.s fishing in Saddam Hussein's private ponds. Includes video.

And when they're not out fishing, soldiers in Iraq like to play fishing video games.

Jason Durham tells us to use glow-in-the-dark jigs even during the day.

Fishing lure hobbyists are hesitant to start a new business.

The late Tim Tucker receives a posthumous award.

Finishing with a Flourish? Maxim Magazine is running a model competition called "Hometown Hotties." In the Q&A section, one of the questioned asked was "What's the most unusual place you've ever hooked up? Her answer? The National [Freshwater] Fishing Hall of Fame. I am now announcing my retirement, as I have officially read everything now. Good night everyone!

-- Dr. Todd

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