Monday, March 9, 2009

News of the Week: 09 March 2009

Chimpanzees are now making fishing rods...the 10 most diabolical fish on earth...Manzanar fish stories on display at the Fred Hall bad weather ended three football player's lives...big fish from small waters...a profile of lure collector Tom is good in South Africa...and Australia...two custom rod makers are profiled...the man who fished for Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It gets profiled...a young lady has formed a new charity to save the must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Chimpanzees are now hand-crafting fishing rods...where is Charlton Heston when you need him? With Video evidence...

The 10 most diabolical fish alive...

Purple Passion is all the rage in local tackle shops.

Long Beach's Fred Hall Boat Show hooks Manzanar fish stories.

How rough waves and chilly waters ended in tragedy for three football players.

Why the biggest fish often come from the smallest waters.

Ray Sasser reports that Budweiser has pulled sponsorship of the Texas Parks & Wildlife's ShareLunker program, but that hasn't stopped one angler from boating a 15.1 pound bucketmouth.

The Times Picayuune profiles lure collector Tom Ashe.

A new Euro act threatens to shut down a fishing festival.

The bite is on in South Africa, where big Bronzies are being caught off Macassar beach.

Your Idaho Fishing Bucket List.

Why only reel anglers protect their reels.

Hot times on Teemburra Dam where barra prizes are on the line, mate.

Break out the John McPhee: the Shad run has begun.

A former Conolon employee is still making fiberglass rods, 50 years later.

Over half a continent away, Chuck DeRemer is building custom rods in Fargo, North Dakota.

Fly Fishing program helps breast cancer survivors to heal.

New goods at the Milwaukee boat show include the fish's eye camera.

The Olympian interviews Jason Borger, who did the stand-in casting for Brad Pitt in the movie A River Runs Through It.

Finishing with a Flourish: April Vokey uses Facebook to raise money for her Flies for Fins movement so she can save the steelhead in B.C.. And you thought Facebook was a waste of time...

-- Dr. Todd

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