There are a bunch of world record fish that likely will never be broken.
In some cases records will remain safe due to new regulations. Take for example, Joey “Sturgeon King” Pallotta’s 468-pound white sturgeon that he caught out of Benicia, CA back in July of 1983. Since then, fishing regulations governing sturgeon up and down the West Coast include maximum size limits to ensure the big spawner females don’t get taken out of the gene pool.
In other cases, habitat degradation, development, pollution and over-harvest have all but wiped out the ability of some species to reach record class sizes anymore.
From monster great white sharks to Tuna the size of small cars and brook trout as long as your leg, here’s Field & Stream’s list of 15 (most likely) Unbreakable World Records.
The next time you order salmon in a restaurant, it may come from Florida of all places!
That’s where the new frontier of salmon farming is taking place. A company called Atlantic Sapphire is building a state of the art salmon farm on 20 acres south of Miami in which the fish will be grown in on-land pens. The onshore facility has will feature many tanks that will be cooled to 59 degrees and slowly transition from freshwater to saltwater to mimic the salmon’s natural life cycle.
The entire site will be covered by a 400,000-square-foot roof designed to keep out the sun and withstand hurricane-force winds.
While all that work is being done above ground, the key to the project lies underneath.
Just underground lies the Biscayne Aquifer, a freshwater reservoir from which much of the region extracts its drinking water. Below that is a layer of impermeable clay, followed by a separate layer of saltwater.
Underneath that is another impermeable layer of clay, mud and rock, followed by a region called the “boulder zone.” That porous, cavernous segment is so deep — starting at about 3,000 feet — that many Florida municipalities already pump their wastewater down there.
Atlantic Sapphire hopes to produce 10,000 metric tons of salmon in South Florida by 2020.
Read the whole story HERE
It’s been a really solid couple weeks of striper fishing in the Central Valley. I’ve been mixing it up a lot lately…swimbaits, trolling, minnows and jigging. The water temps in the rivers are still cold thanks to the most recent storm so this fishing is going to hang around for awhile!
If you’d like to get out with me, check out my guide page: www.thesportfisher.com
Here’s a nice 20 pounder from 4-18-18 and some other pics from the last several days…
On April 10, the disastrous Twin Delta Tunnels Project (Gov. Brown’s “California Water Fix”) took a huge step towards becoming a reality when the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to take a majority stake in the funding of the project.
If built, the Twin Tunnels would, in my opinion, spell doom to the California salmon industry and severely cripple or destroy other fisheries like sturgeon, striped bass, largemouth bass, steelhead and more.
Brown and his allies say the twin pipes would do a far more effective job of fixing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s fragile ecosystem while allowing water to move to the south state more reliably. WOW!
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article208504514.html#storylink=cpyToday was a sad day for the California Delta.
To get caught up on all the details, read Ryan Sabalow’s outstanding article in the Sacramento Bee.