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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL AND THE YELLOW BORDER DESIGN ARE TRADEMARKS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY; USED WITH PERMISSION.<br /> gafflife.com FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 GAFF <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=1"> BP’s GAFF Goes hunting 13,700,000,000 will $ act</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=2"> 2 GAFF FE</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=3"> gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=4"> FROM THE EDITOR Collaboration is Key Hello fe</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=5"> DR. BRANDON D. SHULER Dr. Brandon D. Shuler is t</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=6"> 6 GAFF FEBRUARY</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=7"> gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=8"> content FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015 Conservation, GAFF G</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=9"> DON’T FEAR The 3rd installment of our president’s</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=10"> “It’s good to be the Chief.“ Fishing with th</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=11"> </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=12"> ORK INTERN The Cast Captain Dave Marciano H</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=13"> We chugged out to sea in pitch-black- ness, wit</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=14"> Not chumming proved to be the answer as we h</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=15"> gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=16"> Photo by: Eleanora de Sabata/SeaPics.com 16 </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=17"> Atlantic bluefin tuna has been fished down to abo</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=18"> we know about bl</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=19"> as the oceanic variables align favorably, more br</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=20"> back in my day... Not too long ago, bluefin tuna w</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=21"> “It’s amazing that during such a difficult time </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=22"> Photo By: Capt. John McMurray “I’m disappoint</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=23"> it was a great honor to work with Tom Wathen, Lee</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=24"> F ive years ago, the Deepwater Hori</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=25"> Raecstuoarlel?y RESTORe will the – Mississippi </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=26"> 1. RESTORE SEDIMENT DISTRIBUTION/ CONNECTION T</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=27"> Photo By: Greg Thompson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife S</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=28"> 28 GAFF FEBRUARY/</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=29"> has made understanding the Gulf of Mexico A </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=30"> Magnuson-Stevens Act The Magnuson-Stevens Ac</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=31"> Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Council believed t</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=32"> December 2013, NMFS announces a 40-day fe</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=33"> Think of it as fishing on credit; more now, but l</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=34"> Reallocation, but these suggestions may enflame se</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=35"> Amendment 39’s allocations are based on histori</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=36"> Photo By: Capt. Drew Cavanaugh 36 GAF</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=37"> Redfi RI a conservation success story By: Capt. </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=38"> Photo By: Capt. Chris Myers “anglers landed j</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=39"> line. Florida also belongs to an interstate fisher</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=40"> angler pressure like the Mosquito Lagoon, Mike Mu</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=41"> imagine if you could divide that up into 40 schoo</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=42"> 42 GAFF FEBRUARY/</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=43"> By: Capt. Jimmy Nelson Gather Hunt gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=44"> W hether it’s a sultry roe County</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=45"> Postcard Inn. Rest up with a great night’s sleep </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=46"> Marlin M 46 GAFF </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=47"> ayhem By: Jimmy</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=48"> music still going strong, we tipped our caps to o</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=49"> Coasta Rica its gills. This had been a fier</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=50"> Tarpon Tagging By: Capt. Peter Miller 50 </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=51"> Peter Miller and Capt. Russell Kleppinger steady </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=52"> RTecord arpon Thanks to ongoing conservation effo</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=53"> is working to try and understand tar- pon migrati</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=54"> asylum undersea Imagine a vast, desert wasteland</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=55"> W AIT… CONGREGATE </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=56"> Reef balls Reef balls are made of a special m</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=57"> gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=58"> STACY STOCKS UP ON SNOOK by Will Roper </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=59"> presented by </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=60"> 60 GAFF FEBRUARY/</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=61"> The captain told her to go ahead and break off</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=62"> Top: Stacy takes a break during lunch to soak in </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=63"> stacy gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=64"> stacy </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=65"> However, he knew where they were likely to go. Ca</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=66"> Top: Stacy always made sure her fish regained thei</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=67"> stacy gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=68"> GAFF is deeply appreciative of the effort and exp</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=69"> After catching about 40 smaller snook, plus </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=70"> Farthest to closest- Shelton, Sally, Marcus, Jet </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=71"> III the Queen of Baffin Bay By: Shelton Moynahan</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=72"> Sally coaching Shelton on his cast along the bank</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=73"> and the single bird falls. One shot, one kill; Ma</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=74"> Below: Shelton, Sally, and Matt pose for a quick </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=75"> line in play at all, yet she was still double hau</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=76"> Erinn slow trolled a shallow-diving plug up th</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=77"> gafflife.com By: Capt. Jim Klopfer M </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=78"> in action and strong, sharp hooks. Most fish caugh</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2015 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4a1a6ab?page=79"> depth the plug will run. 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