Monday, March 16, 2009

News of the Week: 16 March 2009

Massive 45 pound 8 ounce northern pike is lead in the state parks...rockfish surprises...Disney's ESPN starts saltwater fishing magazine...the Norman Fishing Tackle Choir...25th anniversary of the founding of the Big Bass Splash...and the passing of Horrocks-Ibbotson's Richard Balch...a new musky lure company...sharks, sharks and more sharks...why one man fly must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Broads angler boats 45 pound 8 ounce Northern Pike, releases it back into the wild. Cue the stampede. More on this amazing catch here and here.

Roanoke loses popular bait-and-tackle shop owner Mel Crewson.

The National Park Service is now set to ban lead sinkers in all its parks.

Noted saltwater angler Dr. Einar F. "Doc" Grell passes away. Thanks to Bill Britt for forwarding me this link.

I have no idea what this is, but apparently this is a list of all the fishing tackle you can get in the World of Warcraft on-line game. Sheesh. No wonder my students show up to lecture with blood-shot eyes.

The 411 on Pennsylvania's regulation trout program.

A rockfish surprise.

The Norman Fishing Tackle Choir will perform at this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Roanoke, VA.

The Mouse is on the Loose: Disney's ESPN to start saltwater fishing magazine.

The Steuben Courier outlines the first bass tournament designed especially for high schoolers.

The Big Bass Splash celebrates its 25th year.

Your IGFA records for March.

Fishing Pasedena Pond requires patience.

Walleye pro quits tour to teach, fish nearer Montana home.

Forgetful Australian angler leaves behind tackle box, causes bomb scare that forces evacuation of several city boxes. What are the odds he'll call in to claim it?

Two innovative Waseca, MN anglers are starting up a musky lure business.

Shakespeare issues recall notice over its "Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kit" due to lead content in the rod's label.

This is one ripping good Idaho fish tale.

The draw of centre-pin fishing.

Brian Clarke opines on why he's hooked on fly fishing in the august pages of The Times of London.

Louisiana angler boats massive shark.

Speaking of sharks, has launched a new "Monster Shark" picture site.

More on the massive 1149.5 pound Mako shark caught in the gulf.

Finishing with a Flourish: Today is the 25th anniversary of the passing of Richard H. Balch, long-time president of Horrocks-Ibbotson and a big-time politician.

-- Dr. Todd

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