Venice fishing guide Ron Price is a huge fan of redfish, speckled trout, flounder and black drum. What he doesn't care for, however, is a federal agency he equates with bottom-feeding hardhead catfish -- the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the awful months following the passage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the corps, through eminent domain laws, took possession of a large swath of Price's property in Plaquemines Parish.
Ever have one of your kids hide around a corner, jump out at just the right moment and take a good 15 minutes off your life? Well, multiply that by about 10,000, and you'll understand why the two gentlemen in this video about leaped out of their skin. They were trolling for striped bass in Cape Cod Bay aboard a boat skippered by Capt. Hap Farrell. The action was excellent. The anglers had already boated their limits for the day, and were continuing to catch and release keeper-sized stripers.
Louis Thornton spends his leisure time along the Louisiana coast out of Venice swimming around platform legs with no scuba gear and using a speargun to shoot fish, some of which are powerful enough to take him even deeper in the water. It might sound like a crazy sport, but it paid off for Thornton on Monday when he shot the world-record tripletail, a 31.2-pounder. The fish was truly monstrous, measuring 36 inches in length, and beating the old world record by nearly 5 pounds.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".