Monday, November 19, 2007

News of the Week, 19 November 2007

Radar from M*A*S*H is a fishing tackle genius...a Pakistani billfishing tournament...NASCAR's Rick Hendrick gets his fishing freak on...a 10 year old who can kick your butt on the water...a best selling author who'd rather be fly fishing for the must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: The NFLCC's Robbie Pavey reports that Gary Burghoff--Radar O'Reilly on M*A*S*H--invented and patented an improved rod butt handle and a chumming device for baitfish. Oh, he also has a son who is a professional bass fisherman . registration may be required.

The Charlotte Observer describes the Catawba River interactive river exhibit.

ESPN reports that NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick is a “freaking serious fisherman.”

The 11th annual Pakistani Billfish Tournament starts on Sunday, November 25th.

The Miami Herald anoints a new star on the fishing TV scene: the Redfish. Next week: Bluefish, followed by One Fish, and Two Fish.

Fly Rod makers Scott and Sage hope new technological rods entice bass fishermen to try fly fishing.

10-Year old Drew Camp is already a better fishermen than you are.

The Park Rapids Enterprise gives its seal of approval to Ice Fishing.

Backcast: Fatherhood, Fly-fishing, and a River Journey through the Heart of Alaska wins a 2007 National Outdoor Book Award.

This Week in Know Your New Zealand Fish: the Gurnard.

From the Should Have Bought Low Files: Shimano's stock up 61% this year.

This Week's SAY WHAT? Shakespeare children's fishing rod may cause cancer and birth defects. Doesn’t say if it’ll catch fish…

20,000 Anglers have taken the Angler's Legacy pledge. Have you?

Canada now has its own pro bass circuit: The WFN Championships?

Tragedy strikes when a murderous felon cuts short the life of Chris Caris, an aspiring bass pro.

Chris Caris, Rest in Peace.

The Chicago Daily Herald declares the walleye the king of freshwater fishes.

Babe Winkelman opines on the incredible, edible jig.

The Sioux City Journal tells us how to catch a muskie; doesn't tell how to get two weeks off work in order to find one.

The Chattanoogan relates a story called "I hate that %$#@ Fish." We've all been there, brother.

Best-selling suspense novel author John Lescroart likes fly fishing for steelhead. And no, I haven’t heard of him either.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the "Monster Musky of Birch Lake.".

The Virginia Pilot reports on a fisherman who is hooked on hand-lining.

Is your casting up to snuff? Try the Sage Casting Analyzer and find out.

Hollywood screen legend and all-around fisherwomen Frances Langford now has a reef named in her honor.

The Chinese still love the FLW.

Finishing with a Flourish: Oklahoma City is hosting a "Field, Forest & Stream: History of Oklahomans and the Outdoors" exhibit and needs your help locating Oklahoma-based fishing tackle.

Be good to each other, and yourself, this week!

-- Dr. Todd

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