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Idaho Fly Angler Reels in Record-Breaking Cutthroat Trout

April 26, 2024 | Baitshop Garrett

Daniel Whitesitt, a dentist from Post Falls, Idaho, recently snagged a trophy fish that will have fly fishing fanatics buzzing. While casting along the Clark Fork River in Bonner County, Whitesitt hooked what he initially thought was a snag. But …

New Richmond Teen Reels in Potential Ohio State Record Blue Catfish

April 15, 2024 | Baitshop Rob

Calling all catfishing enthusiasts! A 15-year-old angler from New Richmond, Jaylynn Parker, might have just snagged the biggest blue catfish ever caught in Ohio! A Lifelong Love of Fishing: Jaylynn, a sophomore at New Richmond High School, has been practically …

Tillamook Angler Reels in Potentially Record-Breaking Fish

April 7, 2024 | Baitshop Rob

Rebecca Jones, a Tillamook angler, wasn’t expecting a world record catch when she set out for a fishing trip near Garibaldi, Oregon. But that’s exactly what she might have landed! Jones was hoping for dinner, but instead reeled in a …

Maryland Welcomes a New Fallfish Fishing Champion with Record Catch

April 5, 2024 | Baitshop Kevin

Westernport angler, Blake Cronk, has reeled in a whopper, not just any whopper, but a Maryland state record fallfish! This impressive catch, weighing in at a hefty 3.2 pounds, dethrones the previous record of 3.0 pounds set in June 2023. …

Missouri Man Reels in World Record Bighead Carp: “You’ve Got to be Kidding Me!”

April 1, 2024 | Baitshop Garrett

A Missouri angler reeled in a whopper last week, shattering not only a state record but also a world record carp. George Chance, from Festus, Missouri, was bank fishing for catfish on the Mississippi River when he hooked into a …

Dungeness Crab Fishing Season Ending Early for Most of California

March 28, 2024 | Baitshop Kevin

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced an early closure for Dungeness crab fishing across much of the state, affecting both commercial and recreational fishers. This decision, revealed in a press release provided by OCEANA, targets fisheries using …

Chris Hemsworth Takes His Son Fishing in the Rain

March 27, 2024 | Baitshop Sarah

Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as Thor, recently shared a heartwarming moment on Instagram, where he’s seen teaching one of his sons how to fish. The 40-year-old actor, who shares three children with his wife Elsa Pataky—13-year-old daughter India …

Monterey Bay Fishermen Prepare for Potential Salmon Fishing Season Cancellation

March 25, 2024 | Baitshop Sarah

As deliberations about the fate of salmon fishing off the California coast continue, fishermen in the Monterey Bay area are gearing up for what could be another challenging season. With the last two California salmon fishing seasons already canceled, there’s …

Historic Fishing Shacks Washed Away by Record High Tide in Maine

March 25, 2024 | Baitshop Sarah

Maine’s coast faced unprecedented challenges over the weekend as freezing cold storms wreaked havoc, resulting in the destruction of over 100-year-old fishing shacks. The quaint structures, situated at Fisherman’s Point, Willard Beach, in South Portland, fell victim to a record …

Kansas Angler Lands World-Record Paddlefish

March 20, 2024 | Baitshop Kevin

Chad Williams of Olathe made headlines with his extraordinary catch during the opening of paddlefish snagging season at the Lake of the Ozarks. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Williams reeled in a massive 164-pound, 13-ounce paddlefish on Sunday, …

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