We had to post this, it’s just cool! Signal Snowboards has produced a Fly fishing hybrid board with Steve Abel (of Abel Reels) for their newest episode titled “Reel Shredding.” This episode without a doubt will lure you in and make you smile
While the Lateral Line HQ is in Maryland, we do a lot of fishing in Virginia. While we had heard about the boaters safety course requirement, we did not know exactly what it meant. We did some research and throught since we did it we would share it.
Virginia enacted a law in 2007 that established requirements for boating safety education. A main component of that law was the requirement that all Virginia boaters would have to take a Virginia boating safety course, pass an exam, and hold a license verifying it. The law also required boaters from out of state to meet the same requirements unless they held a suitable license from another state or province.
We always like to give a shout out to those that pick up the Lateral Line brand. Tidal Fish picked us up in their online fishing store and we found something in addition to their site worth giving a shout out. Their striped bass fishing t-shirt jumped out at us as pretty cool design. If you are into the saltwater inshore fishing scene and chase striped bass this t-shirt is worth a look. It comes in short sleeve and long sleeve. And while you are surfing their online store make sure you check out the hot new performance fishing t-shirt designs by Lateral Line. They have them up in their fishing shop before we do…. ouch that hurts man. Keep an eye out for them here on the Lateral Line soon.
As a fishing company we are a natural resource dependent business. It’s pretty simple, not only do each of us truly care about our natural resources, but given our dependency on them it’s in our best interest to help foster healthy fisheries, clean water, and abundant access. Without fish we have no fishing, with no fishing there is no Lateral Line or any other fishing company for that matter. While we care deeply about the Chesapeake Bay and all it’s tributaries in our back yard, we’ve also traveled to the far ends of the world to chase fish and have deep appreciation for fisheries and ecosystems world wide.
Bristol Bay in Alaska is one of those far off places that deserve our protection. I’ve been lucky enough to travel and fish some parts of Alaska and it’s one of the most remarkable places in world. It’s wild, it’s big, it’s full of life, clean water, good people and fishing like nowhere else in the world. It’s worth protecting!
Bristol Bay is currently under threat from an effort to develop one of the largest open pit mines ever conceived. The Pebble mine would be developed at the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers – two world class salmon and trout producing rivers. An excellent description of the mine and its scale is provided by Trout Unlimited at the following link – http://www.savebristolbay.org/about-the-bay/about-pebble-mine.
We been involved in supporting the effort to save Bristol Bay for several years and we now find ourselves at another critical juncture in the process. The EPA recently completed a major watershed assessment of the region and the research came out overwhelmingly supporting the belief that the mine would pose a major threat to the fish and wildlife of the region. The comment period for the watershed assessment is open until July 23rd and I want to encourage you to take a moment to write to President Obama and your congressional delegation to let them know you support the EPA and its assessment. Click here to take action – www.SaveBristolBay.org/TakeAction.
Thank you from all of us that care about this big amazing wild place.
An interesting graphic about the world’s ocean’s and trash. Even if you only believe it’s 50% true, it’s pretty scarey to think what is happening to the oceans. You can click on the graphic
Created by: MastersDegree.net
Nine year old shows how redfishing is done fishing report
This nine year old told his Dad he was ready to hit the water for some redfishing in the Chesapeake. Keep in mind it was his first time going fishing for red drum. Sure enough this young angler put a hurting on the the fish. Nice work man, you’re going to be one heck of an angler, we’re looking forward to more pictures and fishing reports. Check this link for more pictures and the whole fishing report.
Check out Jed Fiebelkorn, one of our Lateral Line Ambassadors, as he hosts Trout Unlimited’s: On the Rise. The show airs on The Sportsman Channel.
Upcoming shows to check out:
All Times Eastern
Mon. 3/28 @ 10AM
Tue. 3/29 @ 8PM
Sun. 4/3 @ 3:30PM
(In the picture is Jed with a striped bass he caught on the fly while fishing with us in the southern Chesapeake Bay)