Tippets: Better Backcast, State of Striped Bass, Steelhead Catch & Release

November 25, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Guide and owner of Linehan Outfitting Co. Tim Linehan highlights three tips for improving your backcast—which will in turn improve your overall casting skill and success on the water.
  • After a recent Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meeting, Charles Witek details the decisions and concern over decrease in the striped bass population, and “and what may—or may not—happen in the future.”  Via Surfcaster’s Journal.
  • Wild steelhead are one of the most vulnerable species of fish, at risk from threats both natural and man-made. And recently, biologists discovered disturbing evidence that when catch and release anglers let fish go, they don’t necessarily survive. Read more about what the researchers discovered to improve survival rates, applicable to all fish species, via Gink & Gasoline.