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THE STANDOFF IS OVER – ALEXANDER’S TAILWATERS BILL PASSES

Legislation ensures that world-class tailwater fisheries will remain open (May 23, 2013) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot legally restrict fishing below dams in Tennessee, according to a two-year ban that passed Congress yesterday. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander has led the effort to persuade the Corps to be reasonable on this issue, but …

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Conservation Directors Meet at Grand Lake!

State Conservation directors from across the country met last week at the TBF National Championship in Grove Oklahoma. Wednesday found the group at the Pensacola Dam where Grand River Dam Authority Biologist Steve Nikkoli gave the group an overview of the GRDA’s mission and responsibility. He also demonstrated their water sampling techniques and equipment. The …

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Legislators Act to Maintain Fishing & Boating Access on Cumberland River

February 28, 2013 U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, yesterday announced he has formally introduced legislation to prevent the United States Army Corps of Engineers from installing permanent blockades along the Cumberland River. This measure, known as the Freedom to Fish Act, enables boating access to …

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Stop the Ban on Soft Baits in Maine!

On January 17, a bill was introduced in the state of Maine that would prohibit the use of all “rubber” lures. The legislation seeks to ban “rubber” baits but does not define the term. Even so, the intent of the legislation is clear – to ban the soft baits that Maine anglers use every day. The bill …

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