Tippets: Nymphing Hook-Sets, Sport Fishing Economy, Lightning Caution, Sturgeon Survivors

  • When in doubt, set the hook. Sure it might be a rock or twig, but you’ll catch more fish if you don’t take that chance. Read a good article on nymphing by Chad Shmukler.
  • A study commissioned by the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust reveals the impact of sport fishing and the Florida Keys flats fishery on the local economy. With an annual economic impact of over $427 million, it presents a strong case for the conservation of this environmental resource even for non-sportsmen.
  • Late-spring storms can play havoc with time planned on the water. Recently, a Montana angler was fatally struck by lightning while fishing for muskie in central Illinois, a reminder to be cautious even once storms have passed.
  • Lake sturgeon are survivors. But after overfishing, dams, and pollution, they are getting a much needed helping hand from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with stocking and habitat restoration. Read more via National Geographic.
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