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Most Recent Report: So-Cal Lady Fisherwomen
Date: October 19, 18

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Ladies, if you’d like to go deep sea fishing and compete against other women, I have found the perfect spot. Sandy Estep Is the treasurer for a very interesting club called the Dana Wharf Lady Anglers. “It’s called Dana Wharf Lady Anglers. We are approximately 70 women over the age of 18 and as old as 90. We fished predominantly out of Dana Wharf and Dana Point. we charter out boats and we fish whenever we can and we have a point system where we end up with a tournament and trophies once a year with a big banquet and all kinds of fun. It sounds like a group of women golfers. It is like a group of women golfers or women in any other kind of club only these women all love to fish. We fish for white Sea bass, yellowtail, barracuda, Bonita. Whatever is biting of course, whatever you are lucky enough to get on your hook. We do a couple of tuna trips a year. June 1 is our very 1st trip. That is a local three-quarter day trip and we will be hoping to get into the bass starting to bite, preferably the calico’s but at that time we might see some barracuda and Bonita.

Web site danawharfladyanglers.com and they’re on Facebook.


Sportsman’s Spotlight
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PRIMARY              ~ People who Hunt and Fish in the Northwest, from the novice to the guide.
SECONDARY      ~ People who might gain a better understanding of the outdoor sportsman through interesting stories and antidotes.
To entertain and educate, thus creating a desire to go fishing, hunting and explore the outdoors.  In these short radio vignettes we take the listener on an audio adventure far away from their current environment, to a place they would rather be… The great outdoors!
Passion defines the work of David Sparks Ph.D., a veteran of television and host of Sportsman’s Spotlight.  David's resume includes features on the Outdoor Channel (winner of eight Telly Awards),  host and producer of ESPN’s Ultimate Outdoors, Jeep National Trails and a bevy of network television including  PM Magazine, NBC game shows and stints guest hosting the Oprah Winfrey Show. During David’s tenure with ESPN’s Ultimate Outdoors, he acquired hunting and fishing tips from the “Master” internationally famous outdoorsman/guide Wayne Pearson . “On location” took on a whole new meaning as the pair hunted game in various locations around the U.S.; from upland birds in the Dakotas to gators in Louisiana but it was David’s riveting quest for the great marlin in Puerto Rico and sword and sailfish in Venezuela that endeared him to his fans.  In addition to his wealth of television work David Sparks earned his doctorate in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University and taught at the University of Washington.
Watch out!  David's enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is contagious, humorous and .....sometimes cantankerous but one thing for certain with Sparks it’s always entertaining and the spotlight is always on you the outdoorsman.

% of population that fishes
Number of Anglers
% of population that hunts
Number of Hunters


Average dolla spent per Sportsman per year


Recreation Expenditures in Idaho
(Total: $923 million)
Fishing Expenditures in Idaho
(Total: $283 million)
Hunting Expenditures in Idaho
(Total: $260 million)
Wildlife-Associated Recreation
Expenditures in Oregon
(Total: $2.0 billion)
Fishing Expenditures
in Oregon
(Total: $497 million)
Hunting Expenditures
in Oregon
(Total: $374 million)
Wildlife-Associated Recreation
Expenditures in Washington
(Total: $3.1 billion)
Fishing Expenditures
in Washington
(Total: $905 million)
Hunting Expenditures
in Washington
(Total: $313 million)

*National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, 2006 (FHWAR) http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html


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