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  • U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

  • Fish Worth More Than Cocaine to Cartels

    Fish Worth More Than Cocaine to Cartels

    Fish Worth More Than Cocaine To Mexican Cartels Postby WB Staff » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:08 am On average, one kilogram of cocaine at wholesale (meaning transferred from Colombian growers to Mexican traffickers) is worth about $13,000.... But Mexican cartels are now making up to $250,000 per kilogram of something else—fish bladders.

  • ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    ELECTRONIC REPORTING SYSTEM FOR COMMERCIAL FISH LANDINGS

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the availability of E-tix, a new electronic reporting system for commercial fishery landings that came online July 1, 2018. With the cooperation of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the E-tix application has been adapted to allow electronic reporting of all California landing records.

  • 6 Ways to Fish the Ima Glide Fluke

    6 Ways to Fish the Ima Glide Fluke

    If the water is between 55 and 70-degrees there will be some fish shallow and you should be able to get them to come to the surface to get it, Read on for six different ways to fish this versatile bass lure.

  • Marine Fish Bag Limit Decreases July 1 for Oregon

    Marine Fish Bag Limit Decreases July 1 for Oregon

    Beginning July 1, 2018, the general marine fish bag limit will decrease to 4 fish per angler per day.  The general marine fish bag limit includes all species of rockfish (yelloweye rockfish prohibited at all times), greenlings, skates, and all other marine species not listed on pages 81-82 of the 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

  • Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Urge Passage of Modern Fish Act

    Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation Urge Passage of Modern Fish Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Modern Fish Act (included in H.R. 200) on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

  • How Do Scientists Know Where the Fish Go?

    How Do Scientists Know Where the Fish Go?

    Understanding where fish spend their time—including where and when they migrate—is an important part of scientists’ knowledge about species. But fish and other critters can’t just send a text when they get to their winter homes

  • Master Plan for Fisheries Adopted by California Fish and Game Commission

    Master Plan for Fisheries Adopted by California Fish and Game Commission

    At its June 2018 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources.

  • Stubby Guide Glove and Pro 365 Guide Glove from Fish Monkey now in VOODOO SWAMP PURPLE and GREEN

    Stubby Guide Glove and Pro 365 Guide Glove from Fish Monkey now in VOODOO SWAMP PURPLE and GREEN

    They’ve been referred to as “performance enhancing” and an “unfair advantage.” The fact nearly every wide receiver in the NFL and NCAA now uses gloves to protect their hands and grip pigskins should not go unnoticed by anglers. Apparently, it hasn’t been. Several seasons back, gloves designed for fishermen and women started showing up in grip-and-grin photos and live tournament coverage, everywhere. The reasons? Enhanced fishing performance and protection from outdoor elements.

  • Oroville Fishing Report | Winners with 12.25 and a 7.68 Kicker VIDEO

    Oroville Fishing Report | Winners with 12.25 and a 7.68 Kicker VIDEO

    Top results from BBT Oroville and winner's interview

  • Watersnake prey on fish and amphibians...

    Watersnake prey on fish and amphibians...

    These watersnakes prey on fish and amphibians, and if their range expands, they will pose a threat to endangered fish and wildlife.

  • Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Legendary golfer and businessman from Pensacola, Jerry Pate, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

  • Catch pending Illinois fish record

    Catch pending Illinois fish record

    I caught it on a whole night crawler, an eighth-ounce egg sinker and a swivel with a 2-foot snell

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2018

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2018

    Hi All, I would like to start off this issue by thanking all of our readers and our advertisers for making this magazine possible, your support for our site is greatly appreciated! If you haven’t seen the newly remodeled Fisherman’s Warehouse locations, Sacramento and Manteca, you must stop in and take a look. It is a whole new store! Looking at the tournament scene, there are many accomplishments to be congratulated, such as Bub Tosh with back-to-back wins in the last two WWBT Pro/Ams and Wayne Breazeale as his FLW win this past month made his 3rd major Clear Lake win in as many years. We are looking forward to this season’s topwater specialty events for the summer – BBT’s Snag Proof Open and FPT’s Ultimate Frog Challenge. They are always a blast. Thanks again to all of our readers. Good luck out there on the water. Wayne

  • Where can you fish for $20K | TOC Location Announced

    Where can you fish for $20K | TOC Location Announced

    Location for the 2018 T.O.C. October 13th and 14th has been announced. It is where you can fish for $20,000

  • Work begins on $10 million Alameda Creek fish ladders

    Work begins on $10 million Alameda Creek fish ladders

    Denied access to their natural spawning grounds in the Alameda Creek watershed for roughly 50 years, threatened fish species will soon be able to migrate upstream when two multi-million dollar fish ladders are completed.

  • SHARK SPECIES BELIEVED EXTINCT FOUND IN FISH MARKET

    SHARK SPECIES BELIEVED EXTINCT FOUND IN FISH MARKET

    WHEN SCOUTING FOR extremely rare species probably the last place you’d think to check would be “the store.”

  • What fish see and what they don't

    What fish see and what they don't

    First let's examine how fish see. Underwater, where visibility is usually limited to dozens of feet under even the clearest conditions, there is little need for long-range vision.

  • West Coast Fan Wins Bass Boat And Trip To Fish With Brandon Palaniuk

    West Coast Fan Wins Bass Boat And Trip To Fish With Brandon Palaniuk

    Mario DePiero of Gaston, Ore., won a trip to fish with reigning Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year in the Bassmaster Fish With Brandon Palaniuk Sweepstakes. He also scored a new Skeeter ZX190 with a Yamaha VF150LA outboard with the win. The total prize pack is worth more than $57,000.

  • 2018 Yamamoto

    2018 Yamamoto

    2018 Yamamoto