Monday, July 14, 2008

News of the Week: 14 July 2008

The NFLCC Nationals gets some press attention...gang violence on Catalina Island...Eat Me Lures is back with a new line...the attractiveness that is Strike King lures...a tackle shop owner might get an ESPY?...novelty baits may be just that...Charlie Campbell gets profiled...a new Louisiana state record must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: The NFLCC Nationals gets a nice write up from The Peoria Journal Star.

eHow shows us how to become a reel collector in just five easy steps.

From the Sign of the Times Files: Even Catalina Island--home to the famous fishing club--is not immune from the scourge of gang violence.

Eat Me Lures has a new website.

The L.A. Times reports on another monster halibut.

Kevin van Dam has made Strike King lures sexy again.

In Australia, young anglers are lured into fishing.

Rapala/VMC purchases Taiwanese Yao I fishing line company.

Sunfish are not just for novice anglers.

More on the Pure Fishing move to South Carolina.

Fish may become extinct along the Pakistani coastline.

The Annapolis Capital declares offshore fishing to be a rich man's sport.

Lead and Loons still make for a controversial mix.

The Laurel Outlook reports on the Pryor Creek Bait Company.

This tackle shop owner might just win himself an ESPY from ESPN.

A little history of the Marvelous Mansfield Mauler.

The Mankato Free Press is skeptical about novelty baits.

So is The Manteca Bulletin.

Bad news from Uganda, where Lake Victoria's Nile Perch and Tilapia appear to be in severe decline.

The Irish sportfishing industry is suffering a downward turn as well.

Pro Fisherman Charlie Campbell (of Zara Spook fame) gets profiled by The Kansas City Star.

This 33 meter launch would make for a perfect fishing vessel...for a Qatari prince.

One man is hooked on flathead catfishing.

The St. Joseph News declares muskies to be a mouthful of toothy attitude.

Tragic news from South Africa, where a popular sportfisherman is shot and killed for his tackle box.

The food of sporting lodges is the subject of a new book.

The lure of light tackle fishing is too much for one man to resist.

Finishing With a Flourish: A Eunice man breaks the Louisiana state record for channel 25 pounds!

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