Monday, March 2, 2009

News of the Week: 02 March 2009

Man smuggles dead pike to falsely claim ice fishing contest victory...Biggest stingray ever...two NFL players are missing when their fishing boat goes expo season...Bass Pro and B.A.S.S. combine forces...blowback from the Cheney choice still hitting the AMFF...the Human Fish must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

Does this look like the face of a man who would smuggle a dead pike in under his shirt in order to win a truck in an ice fishing contest?

In one of the most widely publicized stories of the year, we bring you The Biggest Skate. Ever.

From the Sad News Files: A fishing boat carrying two NFL players has gone missing.

The Houston Fishing Show is still successful after 34 years.

Not to be outdone, this New York fishing expo is also a big hit.

The Patriot Ledger tells us its all about the spring trout.

In New Zealand, confiscated fishing tackle is about to flood the internet.

Muskies rule in summer, fall, spring, and even in winter under the ice.

From the Meeting of the Giants File: B.A.S.S. and Bass Pro have officially partnered.

An interview with Kathy Magers, retired pro angler.

The definition of beating a dead horse: the New York Daily News and The Detroit Free Press pile on the AMFF for asking Dick Cheney to speak.

Angler boats 11 foot 8 inch Shortfin Mako shark.

State program shows plenty of big fish in Northern Michigan.

The Superior Evening Telegram reports that a northern pike breaks an eight-year old boy's heart. Pikes are such cruel bastards.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum opines on all things Great Lakes, including fishing.

A Sudbury man is hooked on fly tying.

Finishing with a Flourish: From the WTF Files comes the Human Fish Face?

-- Dr. Todd

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