In the Loop 01.11.11


Former Fly Rod & Reel editor Joe Healy displays a nice fly-caught striper. Unfortunately, a recent survey points to a marked decline in the size and number of stripers.

Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

The conservation organization Stripers Forever has released the 2010 results of its annual fishing survey, and things don’t look so good. A record 73% of anglers indicated that the quality of fishing for stripers was worse or much worse than the previous year. In 2003, this number was just 33%. You can read the whole summary and see the data on the survey results page.

fish icon A new book on the history of tarpon fishing is garnering rave reviews. Written by Randy Wayne White and Carlene Fredericka Brennen, Randy Wayne White’s Ultimate Tarpon Book: The Birth of Big Game Fishing is a 400-page journey that takes the reader from the earliest accounts of angling for silver kings up to the present day. 

fish icon If you’re heading to a bonefish destination this winter, makes sure all your casting chops are well honed. The Deneki Outdoors blog offers their Top 3 tips for casting on the flats.
fish icon Things are looking up for Atlantic salmon on England’s famed River Itchen, where fisheries managers have seen their highest numbers of returning fish since 1954.

fish icon Over on the  Yak Angler a user tests the Orvis iPhone App and finds much to like about it, calling the app “a fishing instructor in your pocket.”

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