With the onset of Spring thoughts turn to the outdoors and as the weather improves what could be more pleasurable than getting out on the water for some fishing ? Here are some tips on routine maintenance for your fishing reels so that you don’t spend your time making repairs instead of boating fish .
” Ben Secrest of Accurate Fishing Products shows a quick-tip on how to perform basic Boss Extreme reel maintenance.”
” An 857-pound bluefin is maneuvered alongside the boat during the 1949 Tuna Cup in Nova Scotia (top), while Maureen Marazzi caught a 881-pounder in 1971 (lower right); big fish are still caught today in this northerly fishery (bottom left).”
” #1 Canadian Maritimes — Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Primary Species: Giant bluefin tuna
Golden Era: 1930 to 1950, 1970s. In the late 1970s, the tuna apparently changed their migration. When the Asian taste for bluefin sushi evolved during the 1980s, prices rose, an industry was born, and Canada prohibited recreational anglers from catching giants. In the past few years, the country has allowed a regulated catch-and-release fishery.
The History: During the late 1800s, harpooners began targeting giants that tangled their herring nets. Through the early 20th century, anglers started pursuing the bluefin, though they were not considered good table fare. Finally, in the 1930s, tackle makers caught up with the fishery, and IGFA founder Michael Lerner helped initiate the International Tuna Cup (Sharp Cup).
Memorable Moment: Bluefin here average 700 pounds, but they get much bigger. The current all-tackle world-record bluefin — a 1,496-pound behemoth — was caught off Nova Scotia in 1979.”
” There are groups that undermine and manipulate systems across America to end hunting, trapping and fishing.
These same “less-than-honest” groups also often then exploit wildlife and conservation issues in the name of raising dollars for their devious causes.
Here are a dozen organizations that have taken efforts in the past year to prevent you from hunting or trapping:
1. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): After losing an effort to have the chairman of California’s Game Commission removed because he went legally hunting for mountain lions in another state, HSUS then pushed legislation to end the hunting of bears and bobcats with hounds in California. HSUS has also threatened to sue to stop wolf hunting in the Western Great Lakes region. Shame on them.
2. Center for Biological Diversity: This group has repeatedly sued the federal government to end the use of traditional hunting ammunition through attempts to ban lead. This ban would also apply to fishing tackle and would affect all sportsmen and women. The group’s information is based on flawed details about lead and bullets. The CBD is also working-and suing-to stop Western Great Lakes region wolf hunting seasons. “