• Juvenile kokanee salmon were released into Lake Sammamish on Earth Day. (Credit: King County Executive Dow Constantine)
    Kokanee Salmon Released Into Lake Sammamish For Earth Day

    A lot of activities took place this past Earth Day, most of which dealt with recycling or planting trees. But at least as far as we could tell, few of the events out there had aims of...

  • Sample from a spill of plastic pellets. (Credit: Paul Nettles via Creative Commons 2.0)
    Ocean Plastic Could Outweigh Fish By 2050

    A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) argues that fish in the world’s oceans will be outnumbered, in terms of biomass, by plastic bits by the year 2050. That means that there could be more...

  • Ranger Boats releases its biggest boat, the Z522D. (Courtesy of Ranger Boats)
    Ranger Boats Releases Its Biggest-Ever Bass Boat

    With the launch of its Ranger Z522D boat, Ranger Boats has released its biggest-ever bass boat, according to a release. The new boat is more than 22 feet long and hits 102 inches at its beam. All...

  • Measuring the oxygen consumption of developing pink salmon. (Credit: Michelle Ou)
    Freshwater Acidification Affects Development Of Pink Salmon

    Scientists at the University of British Columbia studying the effects of acidification have found that freshwater fish may be vulnerable just like fish in the ocean, according to a release. The investigation is in contrast to many...

  • Walleye. (Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services)
    Kansas seeks angler help in walleye tagging study

    Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be conducting a walleye tagging study at Milford Reservoir in April, according to the Associated Press. And they are asking for anglers’ help. The department will...

  • A white marlin off North Carolina (Credit: Dominic Sherony, via Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)
    Virginia 11-year-old wins IGFA billfish grand slam award

    A Virginia sixth grader is one of the newest members of the International Game Fish Association’s Grand Slam club, according to The Virginian-Pilot. In achieving something few offshore anglers have done, the 11-year-old reeled in three species...

  • Wild sockeye salmon en route to spawning zone in Issaquah Creek, near the Issaquah Hatchery. (Credit: Ingrid Taylar, via Flickr)
    Columbia River sockeye salmon fishing season extended

    Fisheries managers in Washington and Oregon are extending the sockeye salmon fishing season for the rest of July on the Columbia River, according to the Daily Astorian. The move comes after updated forecasts for sockeye numbers. The...

  • Pleasure and charter fishing boats lined up in Kenosha harbor. (Credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
    Lake Michigan charter fishing endangered by food web woes, retiring captains

    Lake Michigan’s charter fishing industry is dealing with issues that could affect its long-term viability, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. Many of them are playing out this summer on the Great Lake. An imbalance in the predator-prey...

  • Fluke from the Atlantic (Credit: Mike Riela, via Flickr)
    New Jersey fluke fishing tournament a success

    A New Jersey fluke fishing tournament in its second year went off without a hitch, according to the Asbury Park Press. Fluke, or summer flounder, were caught by fishermen on some 60 boats in a competition sponsored...