Category: Fishing News

Spring Chinook season May 1-June 30 on Hood River

Spring Chinook season May 1-June 30 on Hood River

THE DALLES, Ore. — ODFW has set regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River: Open for adult hatchery Chinook from May 1 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet […]
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2021 Roanoke River Striped Bass Harvest Season Opens

2021 Roanoke River Striped Bass Harvest Season Opens

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a reminder to anglers that the 2021 striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area opens this Saturday. Harvest dates will be: April 10–16 in the lower river zone (downstream of the U.S. 258 Highway bridge at Scotland Neck to the mouth at Albemarle […]
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Great Red Snapper Count May Have Little Impact on 2021 Season

Great Red Snapper Count May Have Little Impact on 2021 Season

Last week’s meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) yielded mixed results for red snapper anglers. The SSC voted to partially incorporate the Great Red Snapper Count, which estimated the red snapper population in the Gulf is three times higher than previous estimates, into the Gulf […]
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DNREC to Issue Surf Fishing Permit Vouchers April 14

DNREC to Issue Surf Fishing Permit Vouchers April 14

In response to the eighth modification to the COVID-19 emergency order, issued by Gov. John Carney on March 29, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will issue up to 1,000 additional one-year surf fishing permits for 2021, with a special voucher distribution Wednesday, April 14. Those who wish to purchase one of […]
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WVDNR stocking trophy tiger trout in April and May

WVDNR stocking trophy tiger trout in April and May

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — On Tuesday, Gov. Justice announced that in April and May, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will stock 25,000 tiger trout in lakes and streams throughout West Virginia. The tiger trout will be stocked with other trout species at a rate of 10% in scheduled stockings. Many are trophy […]
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Florida bass boost being prepared for Lake Ouachita

Florida bass boost being prepared for Lake Ouachita

MT. IDA — Lake Ouachita will receive another dose of Florida bass through direct stockings for anglers, but this year will see an added boost of Florida bass through the lake’s nursery pond as well as direct stockings. According to Brett Hobbs, district fisheries supervisor at the AGFC’s Hot Springs office, the nursery pond on […]
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Utah Youth Fishing Tournament

Utah Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, April 17 at 9 a.m.–2 p.m. East Canyon State Park Get the kids outdoors and fishing! Our youth fishing tournament at East Canyon Reservoir offers fun, fishing and prizes. We’ve partnered with East Canyon State Park to host the 3rd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, April 17, 2021. This youth trout tournament is […]
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Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

SPIRIT LAKE – Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources placed fyke nets in the outlets of the sloughs that flow into Big Spirit Lake on March 23 to start collecting northern pike. Northern pike spawn in sloughs and shallow vegetated areas around the Iowa Great Lakes prior to ice leaving the lakes. A […]
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Iowa fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

Iowa fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

MORAVIA – The late night, annual walleye collection began last week at Rathbun and Storm lakes and earlier this week at the Iowa Great Lakes. Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau will set gillnets at night looking for walleyes ready to spawn. Hatcheries will operate around the clock as local staff […]
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Minnesota’s fishing opener is May 15 this year

Minnesota’s fishing opener is May 15 this year

Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program consultant for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. […]
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DEC Announces Start of 2021 Striped Bass Season

DEC Announces Start of 2021 Striped Bass Season

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the start of the recreational striped bass fishing season in the Hudson River and its tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge. The recreational striped bass fishing season will open on April 15 in New York State marine coastal waters south of the George […]
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Great Falls angler lands state record longnose sucker

Great Falls angler lands state record longnose sucker

GREAT FALLS – For the fifth time in less than a year, Montana will add a new state record fish to its books. The latest fish is a longnose sucker from the Missouri River caught on March 26. Weighing in at 3.42 pounds, the 20.1-inch sucker was landed by Jacob Bernhardt of Great Falls while […]
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Iowa community trout ponds ready for anglers to catch trout

Iowa community trout ponds ready for anglers to catch trout

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at the nine remaining community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. The following locations were stocked with trout last week: East Lake Park Pond (Mount […]
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Regulations Issued for 2021 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing

Regulations Issued for 2021 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces new regulations for the Chesapeake Bay summer-fall striped bass season. The 2021 summer-fall season in most areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries will be open May 16 through July 15, and resume August 1 through Dec. 10. Anglers would be able to keep one striped […]
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