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UPDATE: Bass Pro Shops to open in Columbia County

Columbia County went fishing for big business, and reeled in Bass Pro Shops.  In an announcement scheduled for 1pm at the Evans Government Complex, city leaders announced that the store, popular with outdoor sports enthusiasts, would be opening up shop.Full story

Fisherman save whale trapped in fishing rope

  Two fishermen off the coast of Virginia saw a whale tangled in fishing rope, so they jumped into action and freed the endangered creature.

Countries mull Antarctic marine sanctuary plans

Countries that regulate fishing in the Antarctic are meeting in an effort to break an impasse over proposals to create marine sanctuaries off the continent's coast. Full story

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  Fishing hooks removed from rare sea turtle

Rare sea turtle undergoes surgery in Florida to remove fishing hooks from its throat and intestine. WBBH's Jim Spiewak reports.

  An expert guide to summertime fishing

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to go fishing. Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s “Off the Hook,” offers his expert advice on the best gear, bait, and places to go fishing.

  WWII vet in wheelchair treated to fishing trip

A 92-year-old World War II veteran who is confined to a wheelchair at a Pennsylvania retirement home is treated to a fishing trip. WGAL’s Matt Barcaro reports.

  19-year-old's 759 lb. catch

A 19-year-old Texan hooks a 759 lb. marlin on a "Make-A-Wish" fishing trip in Hawaii. KHNL's Lisa Kubota reports.

  Death knell for cod fishermen?

At America’s oldest fishing port in Gloucester, Mass., a way of life is dying off as federal restrictions limit the number of Atlantic cod that can be caught. The fishermen, who haven’t been able to meet their cod quotas, are now facing new restrictions that are even more strict. NBC’s Ron Mott repo

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