Noted fishing captain and national fishing writer Al Ristori is a true sportsman and conservationist. His New Year's wish is that more anglers would learn to use circle hooks in 2011 to help reduce the mortality rate on the fish we release.
With fishing regulations becoming more and more stringent and anglers releasing more fish, it is truly important the released fish survive and increase our fish stocks.
Darren Dorris is a captain, outdoors writer, producer of fishing videos, captain, and founder of the fishing club at Southern Regional High School. Darren pledges to get back to his roots and the basics of fishing. He notes that "all too often we get sucked into the latest and greatest fishing advances and lose touch with the basics."
Darren also resolves to keep his tackle better organized and in better shape this year. He says that Santa gave him a "ton of tackle boxes" to help him out with this one.
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