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Massive Marlin Winnings Stripped

NORTH CAROLINA—An unlicensed crew member may have cost a boat a heaping $900,000 in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in North Carolina.The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Andy Thomossan, the fisherman who caught a record-setting 883-pound blue marlin on June 14, said tournament officials stripped the Hatteras-based boat Citation of the title and the…

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Headlines: June 18, 2010

Support Plaquemines FlyGuidesPlaquemines FlyGuides was created to generate relief income in the wake of the recent oil spill in the Gulf for flyfishing guides and their families, who work year-round, full-time out of Lower Plaquemines Parish. “We’re still out on the water as many days as possible but due to the recent oil spill in…

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Or Try This Instead…

A petition calling for a stretch of the Teton River to be designated flyfishing only is circulating in the Valley. The idea is that the designation would stimulate the local economy, at least according to Rob Merrill, who is behind the initiative. He says bait fishing and spin casting just aren’t

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Teton Dam—Try it Again?

IDAHO—Thirty-four years ago, eastern Idaho changed forever. The eight-month-old Teton Dam, on the Teton River near Rexburg, failed—drowning 11 people and 18,000 head of livestock and causing $2 billion in damage. The state of Idaho and BuRec are now investigating ways to boost state water supply. That includes, perhaps, a new Teton Dam. “The environmental…

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Happy Father’s Day

We all gotta start somewhere… Of all the letters we receive at The Drake, none is more common than those written by sons or daughters or grandchildren, telling us how either their dad or grandfather introduced them to the sport. You know the image: Friendly-faced, white-haired grandpa standing ankle-high in a river, helping his grandson cast. You know the…

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Headlines: June 16, 2010

Blatant Self PromotionThe Drake Spring/Summer 2010 issue hit newsstands this week. Check it out: The Main Events; Dispatches from the Gulf; Fishing the Heartland; Sulphurs; 7 Caddis; Tim Borski; John Jackson; and much, much more. Did we mention Page 6 Chix? Yep, it’s there, too.Source Link “Trenchmouth” Gets its DueWe’ve been extolling the virtues of…

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Chevron Joins the Club

SALT LAKE CITY—As if BP’s Gulf oil spill debacle wasn’t enough, today city officials closed public access to Utah’s Jordan River as a result of cleanup efforts due to Saturday’s oil spill. “Chevron and multiple federal, state, and local agencies are continuing to deal with the aftermath of Saturday’s pipeline fracture that sent an estimated 33,000…

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Headlines: June 15, 2010

Missing Sockeye InvestigationVANCOUVER—The recent collapse of sockeye salmon stocks in B.C.’s Fraser River has sparked an official investigation, which is expected to get underway in Vancouver today. “The Cohen Commission of Inquiry launches the first three days of what is expected to be a lengthy and technical probe into the disappearance of almost 10 million…

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Missing Sockeye Investigation

VANCOUVER—The recent collapse of sockeye salmon stocks in B.C.’s Fraser River has sparked an official investigation, which is expected to get underway in Vancouver today. “The Cohen Commission of Inquiry launches the first three days of what is expected to be a lengthy and technical probe into the disappearance of almost 10 million fish from…

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Headlines: June 14, 2010

Na-Cho Average Fishing AdAlthough we loathe almost everything about the word “extreme” as it applies to flyfishing, we like this video short—a Doritos Super Bowl ad contest submission. Flyfishing from planes, quality snacks, and bikinis. Extremely delicious.Source Link Bluefin BluesEarlier this year the feds moved to stop international trade on all bluefins, but, in an…

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Bluefin Blues

Earlier this year the feds moved to stop international trade on all bluefins, but, in an abrupt turnaround, are now allowing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries to leave the daily limit for commercial anglers at three giants or large mediums per day.

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Headlines: June 11, 2010

Outside in AspenASPEN—This weekend marks the inaugural Outside in Aspen kick off—a weekend-long outdoors binge of hiking, biking, and flyfishing put on by Outside Magazine and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. We were supposed to go fishing, but with Ruedi reservoir on the brink of run-off madness, we’re holed up in the quaint digs of…

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Phaser Guns and Fish Farms

VANCOUVER—Canadian actor William Shatner has lent his iconic prowess to help urge Canadians in the fight for preserving British Columbia’s remaining wild salmon resources. The former Star Trek captain recently teamed up with Fin Donnelly, the federal New Democrat Fisheries and Oceans critic, who introduced a private member’s bill last month that would force fish…

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Outside in Aspen

ASPEN—This weekend marks the inaugural Outside in Aspen kick off—a weekend-long outdoors binge of hiking, biking, and flyfishing put on by Outside Magazine and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. We were supposed to go fishing, but with Ruedi reservoir on the brink of run-off madness, we’re holed up in the quaint digs of the super-swanky…

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Headlines: June 9, 2010

Celebrate Charlie MeyersFairplay Colorado—This Saturday, June 12, the Town of Fairplay, CO welcomes all fisherman, hunters, skiers, and outdoorsman to celebrate the life of Charlie Meyers, during a full day of fishing and various daylong activities. Meyers was the longtime outdoor writer for the Denver Post, and the former editor-at-large for Angling Trade. He passed…

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How to Help Oil Spill Victims

Vanity Fair writer Claire Bernard explores the adverse affects of the Deepwater Horizon spill on the lives of local fishermen living in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish: “B.P. is saying it will make this community whole again, but what does that really mean? Fishermen are eagerly signing up for the company’s Vessel of Opportunity, which is hiring boats and crews…

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Celebrate Charlie Meyers

Fairplay Colorado—This Saturday, June 12, the Town of Fairplay, CO welcomes all fisherman, hunters, skiers, and outdoorsman to celebrate the life of Charlie Meyers, during a full day of fishing and various daylong activities. Meyers was the longtime outdoor writer for the Denver Post, and the former editor-at-large for Angling Trade. He passed away in…

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Headlines: June 8, 2010

Big Cats Prefer CalvinBronx Zoo—To wine and dine Sasha, a 450-pound Siberian tiger at the Bronx Zoo, try serving beef and rabbit. To lure him for a snack, whip out the frozen treats his zookeepers call “bloodcicles.” But to really get his olfactory engines running, you need the secret weapon: Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men.Source Link…

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