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  • 25 California Anglers Rescued by Coast Guard

    25 California Anglers Rescued by Coast Guard

    Twenty-five people were rescued early Sunday morning from a fishing boat that was taking on water south of San Clemente Island in California.

  • Environmental Director Position Appointed at Iaconelli's Bass University

    Environmental Director Position Appointed at Iaconelli's Bass University

    Leaders in fishing education want to bring attention to issues affecting fisheries The Bass University, a leading source of educational materials and opportunities for bass anglers founded by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, has announced the addition of Craig Durand to the Bass University staff in the position of Environmental Director. Craig is known as the EcoBassAngler and will be contributing commentary to the Bass University social media pages highlighting important environmental issues that affect our fisheries.

  • Feather River Hatchery Closed Until Further Notice

    Feather River Hatchery Closed Until Further Notice

    Due to recent flooding from the Feather River, the Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will remain closed to the public until further notice.

  • $50 Gift Card for OregonTrout

    $50 Gift Card for OregonTrout

    A $50 VISA gift card goes home with anglers who catch a specially tagged rainbow trout here.

  • President Trump Requests $11.6 Billion | Funding National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management

    President Trump Requests $11.6 Billion | Funding National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Thursday announced President Trump's $11.6 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint request for the Department of the Interior. The budget meets the Department's core mission while also saving taxpayers $1.5 billion or 12 percent reduction from the FY 2017 Annualized Continuing Resolution level.

  • Don't Miss Free Fishing Days April 22-23

    Don't Miss Free Fishing Days April 22-23

    Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22 and 23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement.

  • California Streamflow Projects Funding Granted

    California Streamflow Projects Funding Granted

    The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $20 million of Proposition 1 Funds in grants through the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects that represent the mission of the WCB and address the three goals of the California Water Action Plan: reliability, restoration and resilience.

  • Columbia River Sturgeon season closes this month

    Columbia River Sturgeon season closes this month

    Recreational sturgeon seasons in Bonneville and The Dalles pools will close effective Saturday, March 25, under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.

  • Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting "thin." Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway's authorized minimum depth of 12 feet. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA), a waterways interest group, recently gathered in Washington, DC, to ensure the Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 is a top priority for Congress and the Trump Administration.

  • Salmon Season to Open March 15

    Salmon Season to Open March 15

    The season for Chinook salmon in ocean waters from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will open as scheduled for the period of March 15, 2017 through April 30, 2017. This season is open for all salmon except Coho Salmon, with a bag limit of two salmon per day, and minimum sizes of 24 inches total length for Chinook Salmon, and 20 inches total length for steelhead.

  • 2017 Fishing Regs for NY Now Available

    2017 Fishing Regs for NY Now Available

    Fishing regulations guide coverThe 2017/18 New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Regulations in the guide are in effect from April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. Anglers should review a copy of the guide before casting a line after April 1.

  • Nearly a Half Milliion American River Steelhead Released at Nimbus Hatchery

    Nearly a Half Milliion American River Steelhead Released at Nimbus Hatchery

    Nearly a half million young steelhead recently started their journey to the ocean, thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Staff at Nimbus Fish Hatchery nursed the young steelhead through several potentially devastating conditions, including drought-induced high water temperatures in the hatchery last summer and winter flood conditions that nearly cut off usable water supplies and carried dangerous levels of silt into the hatchery's normally clean water distribution system.

  • Clear Lake Idle Speed Map for High Water Restrictions

    Clear Lake Idle Speed Map for High Water Restrictions

    Clear Lake Idle Speed Map

  • Inaugural Conservation Awarded to Bass Pro Shops' Johnny Morris

    Inaugural Conservation Awarded to Bass Pro Shops' Johnny Morris

    Recognizing an unmatched commitment toward the conservation of elk and elk country, Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist Johnny Morris was the first-ever recipient of the Elk Country Lifetime Achievement Award during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) 2017 National Convention held in Nashville, Tenn.

  • threadfin shad die-off at Apache Lake

    threadfin shad die-off at Apache Lake

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently investigated a fish die-off of thousands of threadfin shad at Apache Lake in the Tonto National Forest.

  • Texas Teener on a Jig | ShareLunker 567

    Texas Teener on a Jig | ShareLunker 567

    Angler Larry Mosby caught the second Toyota ShareLunker of the 2017 season Feb. 28 from Lake Naconiche near Nacogdoches. ShareLunker 567, a 13.06 pound largemouth bass, is the first ShareLunker from the lake to be submitted to the program.

  • California Water Heist | Pumping the Delta Water to....

    California Water Heist | Pumping the Delta Water to....

    his should be interesting ...... wondering where the Delta is being "pumped" to ? National Geographic March 14th

  • Shark Species Bouncing Back

    Shark Species Bouncing Back

    Sharks took a huge publicity hit when "Jaws" was released in movie theaters, but it looks like the marine animals are finally bouncing back: Six species that had dwindled in number due to Atlantic Ocean overfishing have made population gains, says a new report.

  • Lew's Launches High School Fishing Initiative

    Lew's Launches High School Fishing Initiative

    Lew's announces the introduction of the Lew's Mach Product Grant (Lew's MPG) high school program that is designed to provide product support to organized high school fishing efforts throughout the United States.

  • New Sect. of Commerce Ross Lists Fisheries as a Top Priority

    New Sect. of Commerce Ross Lists Fisheries as a Top Priority

    Newly confirmed secretary Wilbur Ross addresses employees at the U.S. Department of Commerce this morning.