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Pinocchio Tarpon Tournament Series, According to Save the Tarpon

Beel loves big fish, fish festivals, and good times- like shindigs.  But Beel also loves a dog fight. The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been caught up in a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Professional Tarpon Tournament Series: A Case History of Catastrophically Poor Public Relations

Woo hoo, says Beel!  If you ever want a case history of how not to exploit a public resource for personal profit, you need to study the Professional Tarpon Tournament … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northwest Ice Fishing Festival 2013, USA: Nothing Was Caught but a Cold

The Northwest Ice Fishing Festival, held last weekend, on Molson and Sidley lakes, Washington gave new meaning to the phrase, “I got skunked.” According to a Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune (Washington, USA) … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

World Ice Fishing Championship Ends: Contestants Tested for Performance Enhancing Drugs

The 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship took place last weekend, February 16-17.  The event was held on scenic Big Eau Pleine Reservoir, Wisconsin, USA.  MnToday offered this tip to ice fishers:  Stay warm. … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Australia & Smelt Derby USA

The seafood festival of the week is two festivals.  Both are one day events, held this Saturday (23 February).  For adults, Beel recommends the Apollo Seafood Festival, especially if you’re … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Take Action on Tarpon

Bonefish on the Brain recently commented on a vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, last Wednesday, to end “gaff and drag” fishing by making making tarpon a catch-and-release only … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stolen Fish Nearly Wins Fishing Competition

According to a BBC report, Matthew Clark, 29, stole a 13+ lb sea bass (shown above) from the aquarium in St Peter Port, Guernsey, then entered the fish in a competition and … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Burbot: Wanted Dead or Deep Fried

The burbot Lota lota, a fish with such an unsavory reputation that it is forced to operate under several aliases (burbot, cusk, eelpout, freshwater cod, lawyer, ling, lingcod, loche, lush, mariah, spineless … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Fishing Trifishaton

Building on the wildly popular Scofield Ice Fishing Tournament, this year bringing the 7th annual installation of that event, Utah State Parks has inaugurated an ice-fishing Trifishaton for trout in three … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment