Tippets: Possible Record Tarpon Released, Madison River Environmental Assessment, Catch and Release Best Practices

October 16, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Sport Fishing magazine reports that a possible record-setting tarpon caught on fly rod and reel has been caught and released off the coast of Nicaragua.
  • An environmental assessment of the Madison River that incorporated concerns over social conflict, congestion, and public safety at public access fishing sites, will be delayed due to funding and staffing uncertainties, says the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks department. “FWP will evaluate  whether to release the Madison River Recreation Plan’s environmental assessment following the legislative session,” reports Rich Ledoux of The Moose.
  • In a recent post on the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan highlights a video from the Atlantic Salmon Federation on best catch & release practices, specifically for larger fish.