Category: Fishing News

Partners work to improve habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout

Partners work to improve habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout

Cody – Last September, partners from multiple originations gathered in the Bighorn Mountains to work on a habitat improvement project for Yellowstone cutthroat trout in the Soldier Creek drainage. With funding from Wyoming Wildlife Natural Resource Trust, partners from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service installed 3,000 feet of […]
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F&G Commission extends reduced steelhead bag limits

F&G Commission extends reduced steelhead bag limits

During their meeting on Friday, Nov. 20 Idaho Fish and Game Commission extended the reduced bag and possession limits adopted last fall for steelhead into the 2021 spring steelhead season. The spring steelhead season begins on Jan. 1. Statewide, the daily bag limits for spring 2021 seasons are two steelhead daily and six in possession. […]
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DEM Accepting Online Renewals of Commercial Fishing Licenses

DEM Accepting Online Renewals of Commercial Fishing Licenses

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting online renewal applications from holders of commercial marine licenses, recreational lobster pot and diver licenses, and licensed marine dealers for the 2021 license year. Last week, DEM mailed approximately 4,000 marine license renewal applications to current license holders. Walk-in service at DEM’s […]
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Surplus Trout Coming to Central and Western North Carolina

Surplus Trout Coming to Central and Western North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter. When fishing in these waters, anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits. Anglers need only […]
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Coeur d’Alene Lake Chinook Salmon have strong spawning run

Coeur d’Alene Lake Chinook Salmon have strong spawning run

Since 1990, IDFG has conducted annual surveys to count the number of redds (nests salmon dig to deposit eggs) from Coeur d’Alene Lake Chinook Salmon. In early October after Chinook are done spawning, fisheries biologists walk and float 11 miles of the Coeur d’Alene River, 6 miles of the South Fork Coeur d’Alene River, and […]
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Commission to hold hearing on the use of drones while fishing

Commission to hold hearing on the use of drones while fishing

HELENA – The Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephonic Zoom platform on Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., to consider a proposed rule banning the use of remote-controlled devices and drones while fishing. Fish, Wildlife & Parks has increasingly been asked if it is permissible to use a remote-controlled boat, […]
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DEEP Announces Special Bonus Fishery of Lake Trout

DEEP Announces Special Bonus Fishery of Lake Trout

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce a surprise “bonus fishery,” recently stocking close to 500 Lake Trout in select waters around the state! Averaging between 24-36 inches in length, and weighing between 5-7 pounds, these fish are ready to catch in the following waterbodies, stocked last week: Winchester […]
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Snook seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

Snook seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, reopening to harvest March 1, 2021. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. Snook remains catch-and-release only in state waters […]
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Surplus Trout Stocking in Central and Western North Carolina

Surplus Trout Stocking in Central and Western North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter. When fishing in these waters, anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits. Anglers need only […]
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Texas Winter Tradition Returns with Rainbow Trout Stocking

Texas Winter Tradition Returns with Rainbow Trout Stocking

AUSTIN – November marks the beginning of a winter tradition in Texas for anglers of all ages across the state as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department begins stocking thousands of rainbow trout November 25. The easy to catch rainbow trout are delicious table fare and can be found on many restaurant menus. “TPWD stocks […]
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Update on the Commercial Dungeness Crab Season

Update on the Commercial Dungeness Crab Season

In a memo released today, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham, delayed the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season due to meat quality test results. The delayed area includes Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties (Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9). Samplings conducted on Oct. 27 and […]
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Razor clam closure extended to entire coast

Razor clam closure extended to entire coast

SALEM, Ore – The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the closure of the remainder of the coast for razor clamming. Recent razor clam samples indicate the marine biotoxin domoic acid has exceeded the closure limit. Razor clam harvesting is now closed from the Columbia River […]
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Iowa Fall Trout Spawn In Full Swing

Iowa Fall Trout Spawn In Full Swing

Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing. Brown trout are currently being spawned. Brood trout are brought to the hatchery from French Creek in Allamakee […]
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Agents Cite Four Men for Red Drum Fishing Violations

Agents Cite Four Men for Red Drum Fishing Violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited four men for alleged recreational fishing violations on Nov. 15 in Plaquemines Parish. Agents cited Terrence Wolf, 45, of Harvey, Charles Blunt Jr., 52, of Marrero, Michael Wade, 49, of Gretna, and Dennis Wade, 32, of New Orleans, for possessing over the limit of red drum […]
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FWC’s TrophyCatch ends Season 8 with incredible milestones

FWC’s TrophyCatch ends Season 8 with incredible milestones

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program has ended another successful season. The TrophyCatch team was thrilled to recognize and award the anglers who submitted 22 Hall of Fame largemouth bass that were caught, documented and released back into Florida’s waters. Of those fish, 14 received additional prizing from Bass Pro Shops […]
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