Posted by: Stephanie
April 30, 2010

Stephanie

Practice Safe & Responsible Boating

For most of the country, boating season is about to kick off. But before you hit the water for that first overnight cruise, fishing trip or raft-up with your friends and family, it’s important to make sure you know what to do, and what NOT to do when you’re out on the water.

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Posted by: Frank Peterson RBFF President and CEO
April 23, 2010

Frank Peterson RBFF President and CEO

Focus on the Outdoors

America's Great Outdoors

On Friday, April 16, 2010, President Obama hosted a White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors. I was lucky enough to be invited to this meeting, which was created to bring together the communities that protect, preserve and use our land and water resources to not only continue our collective conservation efforts but also to encourage people to get outdoors and reconnect to the land. During the meeting, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to…

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Posted by: Stephanie
April 20, 2010

Stephanie

“Setting the Hook” for the Next Generation

Family and Youth Casting Call in Washington, DC

People across the country will be celebrating Mother Earth this month. Many communities will be observing Earth Week – a week-long celebration to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment – and having some fun at the same time.

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Posted by: Stephanie
April 8, 2010

Stephanie

Get Your Tackle Box “fish-ready”

Boy_Fish

Spring has sprung and summer is right on its tail. That means it’s time to get your tackle box and fishing gear cleaned up and ready to roll. Here are a few simple steps to help you get started: Empty your tackle box and give it a thorough cleaning, removing any worn-out or broken lures and equipment. Check your lures for bent or rusted hooks and eyelets and replace them. Check the hooks on your…

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Posted by: Stephanie
April 8, 2010

Stephanie

Get Your Boat Ready for Spring

As I stood on the fly bridge cleaning off the 10+ pounds of pinecones and pine needles that accumulated on my boat over the winter (I’m sure anyone in the South can identify), I could already imagine being on the water. And a sense of relaxation came over me, making the many grueling hours of labor doing engine prep work, sanding and painting all worth it!

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