Scott Kraus Talks about How Often Whales Encounter Fishing Gear

If you're a whale, your probability of encountering fishing gear at least once in your life is 83 or 85 percent It's actually

the probability that you're going to encounter it twice in your lifetime or more is almost 60 percent But the probability of seeing a right whale in, say, within 30 miles of Maine, is extremely low because there are so few of them So fishermen are correct when they say they don't see right whales, and the whales

their experience is quite different

Fishermen Catch Lost Gear In Program Using Ocean Trash For Fuel | NBC Nightly News

AMOUNT OF TRASH THAT WINDS UP IN THE WATER HERES OUR CHIEF WINDS UP IN THE WATER

HERES OUR CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS HERES OUR CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT ANNE ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT ANNE THOMPSON CORRESPONDENT ANNE THOMPSON >> Reporter: OFF THE THOMPSON >> Reporter: OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS, >> Reporter: OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS, FISHERMEN ARE HAULING FLORIDA KEYS, FISHERMEN ARE HAULING IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF FISHERMEN ARE HAULING IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF CATCH IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF CATCH

HOOKING HUNDREDS OF CATCH HOOKING HUNDREDS OF DAMAGED LOBSTER TRAPS HOOKING HUNDREDS OF DAMAGED LOBSTER TRAPS HIDDEN UNDERWATER, DAMAGED LOBSTER TRAPS HIDDEN UNDERWATER, DEBRIS FROM LAST HIDDEN UNDERWATER, DEBRIS FROM LAST YEARS HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS FROM LAST YEARS HURRICANE IRMA FROM THE BRIDGE OF HIS YEARS HURRICANE IRMA FROM THE BRIDGE OF HIS LOBSTER BOAT, JEFF FROM THE BRIDGE OF HIS LOBSTER BOAT, JEFF CRAMER TALLIES THE LOBSTER BOAT, JEFF CRAMER TALLIES THE COST

CRAMER TALLIES THE COST >> I LOST ABOUT 1,300 COST >> I LOST ABOUT 1,300 TRAPS OUT OF 3,400 >> I LOST ABOUT 1,300 TRAPS OUT OF 3,400 >> SO YOU LOST MORE TRAPS OUT OF 3,400

>> SO YOU LOST MORE THAN A THIRD? >> SO YOU LOST MORE THAN A THIRD? >> YES THAN A THIRD? >> YES >> Reporter: MORE THAN >> YES >> Reporter: MORE THAN 300,000 TRAPS, GONE >> Reporter: MORE THAN 300,000 TRAPS, GONE

LOSSES FOR CREATURES 300,000 TRAPS, GONE LOSSES FOR CREATURES ABOVE AND BELOW LOSSES FOR CREATURES ABOVE AND BELOW AND ITS NOT JUST ABOVE AND BELOW AND ITS NOT JUST LOBSTER TRAPS, 640,000 AND ITS NOT JUST LOBSTER TRAPS, 640,000 TONS OF FISHING GEAR LOBSTER TRAPS, 640,000 TONS OF FISHING GEAR IS ABANDONED EACH YEAR TONS OF FISHING GEAR IS ABANDONED EACH YEAR AROUND THE WORLD

IS ABANDONED EACH YEAR AROUND THE WORLD >> WHAT KIND OF DANGER AROUND THE WORLD >> WHAT KIND OF DANGER DOES DEBRIS LIKE THIS >> WHAT KIND OF DANGER DOES DEBRIS LIKE THIS POSE TO THE MARINE DOES DEBRIS LIKE THIS POSE TO THE MARINE LIFE? POSE TO THE MARINE LIFE? >> WELL, ONE, IT LIFE? >> WELL, ONE, IT SMOTHERS HEALTHY >> WELL, ONE, IT SMOTHERS HEALTHY HABITAT SMOTHERS HEALTHY HABITAT WHEN STORMS COME AND HABITAT

WHEN STORMS COME AND HIGH WINDS, THIS STUFF WHEN STORMS COME AND HIGH WINDS, THIS STUFF MOVES AROUND, AND HIGH WINDS, THIS STUFF MOVES AROUND, AND ACTUALLY BUMPS UP TO MOVES AROUND, AND ACTUALLY BUMPS UP TO CORAL REEFS WHICH ARE ACTUALLY BUMPS UP TO CORAL REEFS WHICH ARE ENDANGERED AROUND CORAL REEFS WHICH ARE ENDANGERED AROUND HERE ENDANGERED AROUND HERE >> Reporter: NOW THE HERE >> Reporter: NOW THE NATIONAL FISH AND >> Reporter: NOW THE NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH NOAH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH NOAH AND LOCAL FISHERMEN TO TEAMS WITH NOAH AND LOCAL FISHERMEN TO CATCH SOME OF THAT LOCAL FISHERMEN TO CATCH SOME OF THAT GEAR AND TURN IT INTO CATCH SOME OF THAT GEAR AND TURN IT INTO ENERGY GEAR AND TURN IT INTO ENERGY

AT NO COST, THE OCEAN ENERGY AT NO COST, THE OCEAN TRASH IS TAKEN TO A AT NO COST, THE OCEAN TRASH IS TAKEN TO A PLANT WHERE THE TRASH IS TAKEN TO A PLANT WHERE THE REPSYCH LABELS ARE PLANT WHERE THE REPSYCH LABELS ARE SEPARATED AND THE REPSYCH LABELS ARE SEPARATED AND THE REST, MIXED WITH THESE SEPARATED AND THE REST, MIXED WITH THESE MOUNTAINS OF TRASH, REST, MIXED WITH THESE MOUNTAINS OF TRASH, AND BURNED TO POWER MOUNTAINS OF TRASH, AND BURNED TO POWER 45,000 MIAMI HOMES AND BURNED TO POWER 45,000 MIAMI HOMES >> HOW DO YOU COMPARE 45,000 MIAMI HOMES >> HOW DO YOU COMPARE TO MORE TRADITIONAL >> HOW DO YOU COMPARE TO MORE TRADITIONAL POWER FUELS SUCH AS TO MORE TRADITIONAL POWER FUELS SUCH AS COLE, OIL, AND NATURAL POWER FUELS SUCH AS COLE, OIL, AND NATURAL GAS? COLE, OIL, AND NATURAL GAS? >> WERE CLEANER THAN GAS? >> WERE CLEANER THAN KOFL >> WERE CLEANER THAN KOFL COAL, CLEANER THAN KOFL COAL, CLEANER THAN OIL, AND WERE ON PAR COAL, CLEANER THAN OIL, AND WERE ON PAR FOR NITROGEN OIL, AND WERE ON PAR FOR NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, CO2 AND FOR FOR NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, CO2 AND FOR PARTICULATES WITH COMPOUNDS, CO2 AND FOR PARTICULATES WITH NATURAL GAS

PARTICULATES WITH NATURAL GAS >> Reporter: A PROCESS NATURAL GAS >> Reporter: A PROCESS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IT >> Reporter: A PROCESS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IT HAPPENS IN TEN STATES SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IT HAPPENS IN TEN STATES ON BOTH COASTS HAPPENS IN TEN STATES ON BOTH COASTS POWERING OUR WORLD BY

7 Best Bass Lures That Work Year Round | Bass Fishing

Hey folks, Glenn May here at BassResourcecom

And one of the problems I see all the time on our forums and people asking me questions is, what kind of lure should they get? Especially, if you're starting out, or if you're on a budget, or maybe you've been on hiatus for a while and you're just coming back into bass fishing There's so many choices and so many different ways to catch fish And everybody talks about how great they are, it's really confusing, it can be frustrating when you're at the tackle store trying to figure out what to buy So, I'm gonna give you the top seven lures that you should focus on And, really, the main theme here is focusing on versatility and lures that can be fished year round

The more you focus on that, then the more you can make your budget go a long way and you'll be able to catch fish no matter what condition that you're in, be it weeds, be it docks, be it rocks, be it deep water, clear water, muddy water, windy days, cloudy days, days that there's no wind at all, hot days, cold days, whatever Get that these seven lures that I'm about to outline for you are the most versatile lures that you can have in your tackle box, and you need to have them in order to catch fish All right, so the first one is actually the hands-down champion of all lures, and that's the jig I have tons of them, but here's a couple of them The thing about the jigs, you can fish them year-round in every sort of depth, every condition you can think of

You can fish around 40, 50 feet of water, even deeper, all the way up to a couple of feet of water during the summer time You can drag them You can hop them You can swim them You can do pretty much anything with them, with the different weights here

And in the summertime when there's thick weeds, you can get a heavy duty one, that's, you know, a three-quarter ounce or an ounce, punch it through the weeds There's finesse jigs like these, perfect for when the bite is slow or largemouth like these two There's so many different kinds of jigs out there, but the reason being is that they're so effective If you only have one lure in your boat, you've gotta have a jig Okay, next on our list is the crankbait

There's so many different crankbait styles out there, but that's for a good reason They catch fish Now, in the wintertime, you're gonna wanna go to something with a slim profile, with a narrow bill This type of bait right here, that's what you wanna go with It's got a tighter wiggle

That works really well in the winter time As the water warms up, then you can go to something with a little bit deeper dive There's a round bill with a little bit longer bill on it and go a little bit deeper And it has a wider wobble That's the main thing about this

It's wider than the crankbait I just showed you and it has more of a wobble, a wider side to side and this a real tight wiggle This works better when it's warmer, works better when it's colder, colder water temperature And then as the fish get deep in the summertime you want to go after them, get something like that Look at the bill on that That's gonna go nice and deep and go after them right where they're at

That's why these crankbaits work so well You can also have different types of bills for the different kind of cover you're fishing in For example, square bills, these are designed Oh, they're called square bills for a reason Look at that, it's a square bill These are designed to deflect off of wood and other types of cover and the hooks won't get hung up on them So you can fish it in some thicker stuff than you normally would not worry about the hooks getting snagged Then, they have hybrids of these things

You've got the round bill The round bill dives deeper, like I just mentioned And then in between is the coffin bill, and that's what this is, the coffin bill is kind of a good combination of the two You can still go deep with this, but it will also bounce and deflect off of cover woodies, covers especially without the hooks getting hung up So there's a lot of different types of crankbait styles you can fish for the variety conditions that you find yourself under, but that's the key thing, you can dig in and get those fish regardless of where they're hiding year round

That's why the crankbait's on this list All right, the next bait on the list is the jerk bait Absolutely killer throughout the entire year Now, I know some of you are gonna be really surprised about that because mostwell, not most, but a lot of guys think jerk baits are only used in colder water temps, usually in the early spring That's a mistake You should be fishing them year round I fish them all year round

I catch lots of fish on them every season I truly believe the reason why people aren't catching fish other than in the early spring with jerk baits is simply because they're not fishing them You can fish them very fast in the summertime The rule of thumb in the summertime is that you can't fish them too fast, just jerk, jerk, jerk, jerk, bring them back really quick across the surface You can let a pause for a long amount of time, you can stop it whenever you want to and bring it back even faster to vary your cadence, vary your speed

One way I like to fish it, is just throw it out there and then give it like three quick jerks and let it sit, let it come all the way back up to the surface and let it sit for a while then jerk, jerk, jerk Let it sit for a while Fish sometimes will annihilate it when it's just sitting on the surface and it's 95 degrees out and sunny It works great And in the wintertime, they make deeper diver once like this with a big bill and they suspend

That's perfect for when the water temperature's really cold for me about 50 degrees or below I'll throw it out there and it dives down 7, 10 feet and it just sits, and sits, and sits until a fish will come out and grab it They might move a little bit upwards, a little bit downwards depending on the model that you get, but it works really well for catching those lethargic fish in the wintertime So jerk baits, fish them year around and you'll catch a lot more fish Next on the list of must-have lures is the craw worm, craws

Gotta have these, they're gonna come in different colors, there's different styles and varieties Matter of fact, they even come in many sizes This is great year-round fish no matter where they are They feed on crawfish all the time In all but the coldest part of the year, that's when crawfish are active

They're protein-rich, great slow-moving snacks that the bass just love to eat So anytime you're in a warmerwell, except for like the dead of winter, you can fish them as jig trailers, that's perfect for that

You can fish them on just a Texas rig, put them through the weeds, and then the rocks Shaky head works really well during the winter time, but bringing down deep and drag it real slow I like to put on football head jigs and get it around rocks and such There's so many different ways to fish them, it's really limited to your imagination Works on split shot, works on Carolina rigs

There're so many different ways to do it, to get at the depth where the fish are at, where they're actively feeding That's really the key Figure out what depth they're in In the wintertime and the summertime they're gonna be deeper In the springtime and then the fall they're gonna be a little more shallow

Be buried up in those weeds for example And you gotta go and dig them out Craw's a great slim profile bait that's not gonna get hung up on those weeds It's a great way to go in and dig them out Get some craws in your tackle box, boys, and go out there and catch some fish

All right, next on the list of must-have lures, the spinnerbait, my favorite Spinnerbaits are so versatile year round This one's got a Willowleaf blade on This one's a Colorado blade on it You can fish them in any part of the water column

I always have one tied on and on my deck year round You can fish big three quarter-ounce ones like these real slow and drag them on the bottom, slow roll them when it's really cold out, the water temperature is 42 degrees and the fish just really lethargic you can drag this right behind them and get a reaction strike You can fish them as faster through weeds and not get hung up with a willowleaf blade like this This one is only a three quarter spinnebait In the summertime, it's great to burn a wreck near the top, bulge the surface

Even a big bait like this, you can bulge the surface on the summertimes It's almost like a buzz bait You can fish them around wood, weeds, rocks, docks, anything and not worry about getting hung up so much because this is like a big weed guard here The wire here works to prevent that hook from getting hung up It's a great lure to have tied on all the time, as long as it's white

Okay, that's my preference But white with a trailer, that's how I like to fish it Tie directly, by the way Don't use snap swivels or anything like that, just tie directly to it I use a uni knot, some folks like to use palomars

Either way is fine, whatever your preference is The point is, tie one on and use it throughout the whole year You're gonna catch a lot of fish All right, next on the list that you gotta have, finesse worms Right here, look at that

Finesse worms are killer year round You've got to use these things They're very, very versatile In the wintertime, you can fish them on a split shot or on a shaky head and just drag it on the bottom real slow In the summertime, say for example one like this, you can put it in a wacky rig, throw it out there around docks, twitch it back really fast

You can put this on a little jig head and throw it up in those docks and lilly pads In the summertime, put it on a drop shot, fish it deep, just nose hook it right here on the end and give a little bit of wiggle There's a lot you can do with finesse worms all year long to catch those finicky fish You've gotta have this especially when a cold front comes through and the fish really don't wanna feel like biting All those other lures I've shown you so far, not the best choice

But when it comes, when the bite's really tough you gotta have these in your tackle box Another must-have in your tackle box has to be the lipless crankbait These babiesthey work all the time The cool thing about these is, because of their shape, you can fish them at any depth and at any speed, which is great for matching the activity level of the bass and where they're located You can drag them really deep down the water column and just yoyo them off the bottom You can burn them really quick across the top in the summertime over weed beds and entice those fish to come up out of the weed bed and strike them You can fish them around docks

You can stop and go retrieve on them You can do all sorts of things where they're very, very versatile, which is why you wanna have these tied on They're different colors, so you can match the bait fish with the color of the forage that the fish are feeding on And they come in different weights and sizes, so you can adjust your speed and depth as well that way So such a versatile lure, you're limiting yourself if you don't have some of these in your tackle box

And there you have it, the top seven baits that you need to have in your tackle box in order to catch fish year round Notice they're all very versatile and you can fish them in variety of conditions, each and every one of them You can fish them in docks, you can fish them in weeds, you can fish them in rocks and deep water, shallow water, hot water, cold water, that's the point Get these lures in your tackle box, and you'll be a extremely versatile angler and you won't have to spend a fortune in order to fill out your tackle For more tips and tricks like these, visit BassResource

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#SeaChange Ocean leaders unite to tackle threat to marine life

Nearly 2,000 tons of fishing equipment is discarded or left in the oceans around the world every day Nearly 2,000 tons of fishing equipment is discarded or left in the oceans around the world every day

Nearly 2,000 tons of fishing equipment is discarded or left in the oceans around the world every day Nearly 2,000 tons of fishing equipment is discarded or left in the oceans around the world every day “Ghost Fishing Gear” is used to describe these abandoned materials, including huge nets and entangled nets, like this “Ghost Fishing Gear” is used to describe these abandoned materials, including huge nets and entangled nets, like this “Ghost Fishing Gear” is used to describe these abandoned materials, including huge nets and entangled nets, like this If not cleaned, these durable materials will continue to drift in the ocean and cause devastating damage to marine life If not cleaned, these durable materials will continue to drift in the ocean and cause devastating damage to marine life Millions of animals are entangled in "ghost fishing gear" every year, millions! These include whales, fish, seals, sea turtles, dolphins, and birds

These include whales, fish, seals, sea turtles, dolphins, and birds Animals entangled in "ghost fishing gear" will die slowly and painfully, because the process of suffocation and hunger will last for several months Animals entangled in "ghost fishing gear" will die slowly and painfully, because the process of suffocation and hunger will last for several months “Ghost Fishing Gear” entangles and kills marine animals four times as much as all other marine debris “Ghost Fishing Gear” entangles and kills marine animals four times as much as all other marine debris

“Ghost Fishing Gear” entangles and kills marine animals four times as much as all other marine debris This is a global issue that requires a global solution This is a global issue that requires a global solution We believe in a global solution The key factor to solve is the joint action The World Animal Protection Association launched the Ghost Fishing Global Initiative in 2014 The World Animal Protection Association launched the Ghost Fishing Global Initiative in 2014 Initiatives include government components, businesses and NGOs , we are committed to solving the problem of "ghost fishing gear" on a global scale , we are committed to solving the problem of "ghost fishing gear" on a global scale Hello, I am Ben Kneppers, co-founder of Bureo, Chile

We made the recycled fishing nets into skateboards We work with fishermen on the NetPositiva project to find a positive solution to dealing with harmful garbage nets We work with fishermen on the NetPositia project to find a positive solution to dealing with harmful garbage nets At the International Association of Professional Diving Instructors (PADI), there are 6,500 divers worldwide We are training divers to explore and protect the underwater world

We are training divers to explore and protect the underwater world We hope to improve the marine environment by increasing the awareness of “Phantom Fishing Gear” by millions of PADI divers We hope to improve the marine environment by increasing the awareness of “Phantom Fishing Gear” by millions of PADI divers We are the Polish company Plastik We have introduced an innovative technology that converts discarded fishing gear into high quality plastic raw materials We have introduced an innovative technology that converts discarded fishing gear into high quality plastic raw materials

We have introduced an innovative technology that converts discarded fishing gear into high quality plastic raw materials You can be a member of the problem of "ghost fishing gear" You can be a member of the problem of "ghost fishing gear" Download the game HOME STREET on your phone Help me collect fishing nets Regenerate "Ghost Fishing Gear" into a high quality product Learn how to work together to protect marine animals Let us solve the problem of "ghost fishing gear" together Please share this video

Bream fishing on the Norfolk Broads – the only tackle you need

A bag or box full of fishing tackle Does look impressive and whilst it is good to have all situations covered, when it comes to catching bream on the Norfolk Broads you really don't need it Well, you don’t need loads of fishing Gear

There are some essential bits and pieces you do need and in my tackle bag, excluding the rods, reels, landing nets and unhooking mat I carry… Hooks I use our Kamasan animal hooks I have used this pattern of hook for several years, and whilst they may not to be strong enough for large carp they are more than good enough for the bream swimming around the Broads Barbed hooks are not only a pain to remove but also barbaric and cause untold damage, therefore I use barbless hooks only

I generally use size 10 hooks as this seems to match the size of hook baits I use Using size 10 hooks will also stop the nuisance fish devouring the bait before the bream can find it When I bottom fish for bream I hair rig the bait (either pellets or maize) and prefer to use mono line for a stiff hair Carp silk or braid will also work but I prefer to use mono At the end of the day it really doesn't matter if you use mono or braid as both will catch, so it is down to personal preference

There is nothing more frustrating than hook links that get all twisted and tangled up To over come this I use a barrel swivel on all of my rigs when bream fishing on the Broads Rather than faffing around throwing out balls and balls of ground bait, most of which will get washed down the river, I use cage feeders filled with high attract ground bait to get the bream over to my hook bait Using this size cage feeder means I don't need to fish with heavy line but can still load it up and whang everything out a fair distance when I need to There are times when it's nice to sit on the riverbank and stare at a float tip, and with the Locslide float I can do this

With the hook bait pinned on the river bed Locslide floats make float ledgering very easy, and whilst they may be expensive for a fishing float they are worth every penny using hair rigs should stop the bream from swallowing the hook too far, and I can usually take the hook out with my fingers That said, there are times when the bream get a bit too keen and swallow the hook, requiring the use of additional tools to remove it Disgorgers are no good in these situations and a pair of forceps will quickly and painlessly get the hook out When I go fishing for bream on the Norfolk Broads this is all I take with me and I never had that “oh I wish I had this or wish I had that” feeling

Rather than weigh yourself down with loads of unnecessary fishing tackle I think it's best to travel light when fishing the Norfolk Broads and that's how I fish it