If sportsmen and environmentalists worked together, they would be invincible"
A little TFC (tender fish-handling care) goes a long way toward preserving all species for future anglers. In this Angler's Almanac article, John Page Williams urges, "Let's Be Careful Out There."
One key to careful angling is planning ahead. Before putting a line in the water, decide what you will keep for trophy or dinner. Have all the tools and tackle necessary for properly releasing fish.
Catch-and-release fishing can be an effective way to conserve fish if certain precautions are taken. Check out these tips and tools.
As recreational anglers, we know about tides and currents, bottom characteristics, and the best conditions of both for catching fish. We also know that pollution, loss of habitat, and overfishing reduce the numbers and health of the fish in our waterways. Show your stewardship of our waterways and fisheries-take the Anglers' Pledge.
Photo credits: (from top) Krista Schlyer/iLCP, CBF Staff, Octavio Aburto/iLCP, Karin Aigner/iLCP
What causes water pollution? What does water pollution cause? From polluted runoff from land to dead zones and algal blooms in our waters, everything has consequences. Learn more
They are the little fish that big fish eat and they are facing their own challenges. Learn More
Habitat lost. Habitat restored. Take a look at how land use is compromising marine habitat and how efforts such as oyster restoration are bringing habitat back. Learn More
Is it all bad news or are we making strides with the Clean Water Blueprint? Learn More
Underwater grass beds are a keystone habitat for Chesapeake Bay fish and crabs. How close are we to increasing this primary habitat? LEARN MORE
Photo credits: (from top) CBF Staff, CBF Staff, ©Michael Eversmier, Yuri Huta, Jay Fleming