Angler News
Summer 2014

Thumbnail photo of Mark Zona and contest winner Rick ClarkMembership Matters

Here’s your chance to win a day on the water with Mark Zona, host of “Mark Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show.” The winner will receive a $1,000 gift card for airfare and lodging, and a BoatUS ANGLER prize pack containing various BoatUS ANGLER logo apparel.


Thumbnail photo of an asian carp Michigan Representative Seeks Great Lakes Separation

A bill introduced this year in the U.S. House of Representatives could protect the Great Lakes region’s sport fishing industry from invasive carp.

Thumbnail photo Kenny Chesney on the beach "Vessels Of Freedom, Harbors Of Healing... Boats"

So goes the chorus of country singer Kenny Chesney's song "Boats." The eight-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year has made no secret of his love for getting out on the water.


Thumbnail photo of dogs on a boat named Team Scrappy What's In A Name?

If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?


Thumbnail photo of a monofilament recycling bin at a dockFishing Line Recycling Makes History

One of the 2,000-plus bins the BoatUS Foundation has provided to local groups to gather used fishing line for recycling is itself being recycled, in a manner of speaking. It’s a featured artifact in the redesigned Oceans exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.


Thumbnail photo Mark Carlson with his record musky catchBig Musky Biting In St. Lawrence

Big musky were biting on the St. Lawrence River in early December. Two anglers caught fish, two days apart, that are potential IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record catches.


Thumbnail photo Trey ZoellerOver A Barrel

We all know boating and alcohol don't mix, but for one bourbon maker, mixing alcohol aboard is proving successful, if slightly cumbersome.


Thumbnail photo of Capt Al AndersonTag Him A Top Tagger

IGFA Hall of Fame Inductee Capt. Al Anderson has probably tagged more Atlantic bluefin tuna than any other individual. The NMFS Pelagic Game Fish Tagging Center in Miami has tracked his tagged bluefin tuna for well over five decades now, starting in the late 1960s.


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