Tippets: Steroids on Ice, Tips for Traditional Dries, Fishing the Line, Asian Carp DNA Sources
- Attempting to get ice fishing recognized by the Olympics, anglers at the World Ice Fishing Championship in Wausau, WI, are being tested for performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and growth hormones—but not beer, said chairman of the United States Freshwater Fishing Federation Joel McDearmon, “because then everybody would fail.”
- Barry Ord Clarke demonstrates some tricks and techniques for tying traditional dry flies, explaining the importance of proportions for floatability.
- Nighttime satellite imaging has shown evidence of “fishing the line”: commercial fishing boats utilizing GPS navigation to fish as close to the boundaries of restricted fishing areas as possible.
- A recent federal research study has shown that DNA evidence of Asian carp may not always be evidence of live fish and could rather be carried into the water system by birds, fishing gear, and boat hulls.