Kids Week Winner – Old Salt Photo of the Week

00-PW-KidsScreen-Shot-2014-07-14-at-2.56.57-PMAiden Herzog caught, tagged and released this Lemon shark while fishing with Tenacity Guide Service. He is pictured here with Captain Bo Johnson.

Capt. Bo Johnson (seasoned charter captain, decorated tournament angler & TV show talent) & First Mate Deidra Bridger team up in bringing you the ultimate saltwater fishing experience in Southwest Florida & Key West.

Lemon sharks are mainly found along the Southeastern coast in the United States. The Gulf of Mexico is also a prime location for them. They have been known to migrate to places including West Africa. You will notice them more in the summer months when they tend to migrate.

Amendment 40 Red Snapper ruling decided this week

Amendment 40 Red Snapper ruling decided this week

Chase Davis with his son this past ARS 9 day season.
Chase Davis with his son this past ARS 9 day season.

This coming week is is the Gulf Council meeting is next week in Alabama.  This meeting will decide our fate on Amendment 40 Sector Separation on Red Snapper.  The CCA has been a huge advocate for anglers on this matter. We encourage all fisherman to educate themselves on all the fisheries management issues and speak out on how to change the policies to better all fisherman.

“This is a huge moment for recreational anglers as it will set a precedent for how federal fisheries are managed from this point forward,” said Bill Bird, chairman of CCA’s National Government Relations Committee. “Federal fisheries management has backed itself into a corner and convinced itself that assigning private ownership rights is the only way out of the mess that it has created. That is completely unacceptable. If privatizing wildlife resources is the only answer, then it is time to completely rebuild the management system because it has hit rock bottom.”

We want the management system to be rebuilt. It has been failing not only in Red Snapper but all species.  We need to start over from data collection to finding better alternatives to not only sustaining the fishery but promoting procreation as well.

“The federal system has failed the angling public and is about to set us adrift with no recourse,” said Bird. “The Council must see past the chaos of the moment and forge a solid path forward for everyone. Amendment 40 will simply lock this broken system into place. If this is the best federal management can do then it is past time to let the states take a greater role.”

To read the entire article from the CCA with Bird’s quotes – click here

Gulf council meeting – October 20 – 24, 2014
Renaissance Battle House  •  26 N. Royal Street  •  Mobile, AL 36602

Click here to view the Committees Agenda
Click here to view the Council Agenda
Click here to watch the meetings live




2014 Anglers for Conservation Hook Kids on Fishing Gumbo Wars

576It’s once again time for our annual Anglers for Conservation Orlando Gumbo Wars scheduled on November 22nd at the Fish on Fire Restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Gumbo Wars is our largest fundraiser featuring a silent and live auctions, raffles and giveaways with all proceeds benefiting the AFC’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program and other local children’s fishing and outdoor charities. This fun filled family event features over 25 Gumbo Teams and is promoted and sponsored by Anglers for Conservation Orlando, Fishing Florida Radio show, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando and other fishing community partners and local Orlando fishing clubs.

Thanks to your generous support we’ve introduce thousands of children and their parents to fishing and the outdoors providing them with free fishing tackle and equipment. The AFC is an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose goal is to create a new generation of angling stewards through our Hook Kids on Fishing Programs held throughout the state of Florida. It’s our goal to create responsible anglers through education and our use, don’t abuse philosophy. We strongly feel the more we utilize our outdoors resources responsibly, the move value the resources have for all of us.

Thanks again,

Captain Tom Van Horn
AFC Orlando Chapter President
(407) 416-1187 Direct

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