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5 Utah Fishing Records Established in 2023

January 7, 2024 | Baitshop Rob

Utah’s water bodies showcased exceptional fishing conditions in 2023, and the state’s anglers made waves by etching their names into the century-old fishing record book. The year witnessed the establishment of two new catch-and-release records and three spearfishing records, elevating …

Man Crashes Car, Strips Naked, and Takes a Dive into Bass Pro Shops’ Fish Tank

January 6, 2024 | Baitshop Kelly

In a bizarre turn of events, a man in Leeds, Alabama, is now facing a slew of charges after crashing his car into a pole outside the local Bass Pro Shops. The incident, which unfolded on Thursday night, took an …

Challenging Start for Ice Fishing Season in Northwest Montana Due to Mild Weather

January 3, 2024 | Baitshop Sarah

The absence of snow in Western Montana has been impacting various winter activities, from ski resorts to Glacier National Park. Among the affected pastimes is ice fishing, a beloved winter tradition in Montana that has taken a hit due to …

Minnesota’s New Legislation Aims to Preserve the Purity of Ice Fishing Lakes

December 31, 2023 | Baitshop Garrett

In a concerted effort to preserve the pristine nature of Minnesota’s frozen lakes during ice fishing expeditions, the state has enacted a groundbreaking law that empowers conservation officers to issue on-the-spot citations for littering violations. The recent legislation, passed in …

Tragedy Strikes as Ice-Fishing Vehicle Crashes Through Frozen Lake in Minnesota, Claiming a Life

December 30, 2023 | Baitshop Garrett

In a devastating incident on Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota, a specialized vehicle designed for ice-fishing transportation broke through the ice, resulting in the loss of one man’s life. The Cass County Lakes Area Dive Team was summoned …

This Fish Eats Piranhas for Breakfast

December 28, 2023 | Baitshop Brandy

In the Bolivian Amazon, a colossal freshwater fish named paiche or Arapaima gigas has become a significant presence, growing up to 4 meters long and weighing over 200kg. Guillermo Otta Parum, a Bolivian fisherman with over 50 years of experience, …

Lakefront Perch and Still Waiting for Ice in Chicago

December 26, 2023 | Baitshop Kevin

The latest Midwest Fishing Report centers around the December focus on lakefront perch and the anticipation of ice. Anglers at 85th Street reported perch action, with varied success based on timing and techniques. Other areas, including Navy Pier, also saw …

Unusual Warm Spell Raises Risks and Delays for Ice Fishing Enthusiasts

December 26, 2023 | Baitshop Brandy

Unseasonably warm weather in Northeast Wisconsin is causing unexpected hazards and delays for ice fishers, disrupting the usual winter ice fishing season. The impact has been so significant that seasoned individuals in the field are expressing concerns about the safety …

Bass Pro Shops Puzzled by Peculiar Theft of Live Tarpon

December 23, 2023 | Baitshop Rob

A bizarre incident unfolded at a Bass Pro Shops in Southwest Florida, leaving authorities puzzled as they search for a suspect involved in an unusual theft. Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are actively pursuing a male suspect accused of pilfering …

Impressive 13.5-Pound Tautog Catch Amidst Challenging Weather Conditions

December 18, 2023 | Baitshop Rob

As the “12 Days of Christmas” shopping spree continues at Atlantic Tackle, the local fishing community in Ocean City, MD, faced some tumultuous weather in the past 24 hours. A forecasted Nor’easter swept through the area, unleashing high winds, relentless …

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