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  • Cash Reward for Each Northern Pike From Green Mountain Reservoir

    Cash Reward for Each Northern Pike From Green Mountain Reservoir

    A cash-based incentive offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Water Conservation Board encouraging anglers to catch northern pike at Green Mountain Reservoir resumes this year. Initiated in 2016, the reward program encourages anglers to participate directly in ongoing efforts to remove the illegally introduced predators from the reservoir.

  • Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon Designated by NOAA

    Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon Designated by NOAA

    The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida. Atlantic sturgeon was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2012 and is comprised of the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment and the endangered New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments.

  • New Arizona Boating Regulations and Fees Now in Effect

    New Arizona Boating Regulations and Fees Now in Effect

    Boating and watercraft regulation changes aimed at increasing customer service and public safety on Arizona's waterways went into effect Saturday, Aug. 5.

  • Juvenile zebra mussels were recently found

    Juvenile zebra mussels were recently found

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels.

  • CDFW Fish Planting Schedule for California Fisheries

    CDFW Fish Planting Schedule for California Fisheries

    This dynamic Fish Planting Schedule is updated in real time, directly by CDFW Hatchery staff. Although it contains current information, all fish plants are subject to change depending on road, water, weather and operational conditions. Conditions permitting, the waters listed here will be restocked with catchable-size fish from CDFW hatcheries, according to this schedule. More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.

  • Mark Your Calendar - FREE Fishing Day is Sept. 2

    Mark Your Calendar - FREE Fishing Day is Sept. 2

    Don't miss out on CDFW's final day of the year for free fishing! First time casting a line? This is a great opportunity to use that beginner's luck and enjoy one of California's most popular sports.

  • Fish and Game Warning: Warm Water Will Affect Fish Survival

    Fish and Game Warning: Warm Water Will Affect Fish Survival

    Air and water temperatures are soaring and river flows are coming down and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Green River fish management staff is very concerned about the impacts to both fish and anglers in the Green River.

  • BASS prohibition to provike change to water-access policy

    BASS prohibition to provike change to water-access policy

    Although this tract of tidal water is marked as private, Louisiana landowners are not required to post their property. Anglers like Bobby Gros have no idea whether they're crossing unseen boundaries from public to private water.

  • Don Pedro Lake Moccasin Point | Live Lake Cam

    Don Pedro Lake Moccasin Point | Live Lake Cam

    Click anytime day or night to view the Don Pedro Live Lake Cam

  • CURRENT INTERACTIVE CONDITIONS FOR CA RESERVOIRS

    CURRENT INTERACTIVE CONDITIONS FOR CA RESERVOIRS

    Latest reservoir conditions from Californa Dept of Water Resources at this Interactive Site

  • Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

    Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

    Projected increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms, a new study said.

  • Summer Takes It Toll with Fish Kills

    Summer Takes It Toll with Fish Kills

    The end of summer is the worst time for underwater dwellers. When temperatures are high and oxygen levels are low, fish and other water critters are particularly vulnerable.

  • Sea Lion Behind Wilamette River Steelhead Extinction Risk

    Sea Lion Behind Wilamette River Steelhead Extinction Risk

    One of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest's iconic fish, native steelhead trout, have been migrating over Willamette Falls in Portland to spawn in Cascade Mountain rivers for millennia. They are now at high risk of going extinct, based on a new analysis by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    Salmon River Chinook Run Extinction a Possibility

    The population of spring-run Chinook salmon has ebbed to the point where fish advocates, Native Americans and environmentalists are warning near-term extinction is a real possibility.

  • Southwest Colorado Continues to Reintroduce Native Cutthroat

    Southwest Colorado Continues to Reintroduce Native Cutthroat

    Restoration of native trout reached another milestone on July 27 when 3,000 Colorado River cutthroat trout were stocked in streams about 30 miles north of Durango by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Find the Thermocline for Summer Fishing

    Find the Thermocline for Summer Fishing

    Back in early May, the air was warm and the water was churning in Iowa lakes. Crappies were in tight to shore, ready to drop their life-giving bundle of eggs, and bluegills were just a cast away waiting for their turn. It was spring, the spawn was on and panfish were taking just about anything hook, line and sinker. Anyone could catch fish.

  • Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Study Shows "Ecosystem Cascade" Affecting Salmon

    Fisheries Ecology Division Interpreting relationships between species and their environments is crucial to inform ecosystem-based management (EBM), a priority for NOAA Fisheries. EBM recognizes the diverse interactions within an ecosystem — including human impacts — so NOAA Fisheries can consider resource tradeoffs that help protect and sustain productive ecosystems and the services they provide.

  • California Delta Egeria Densa Treatment | Aug 7 to 11

    California Delta Egeria Densa Treatment | Aug 7 to 11

    Herbicide treatment of invasive submersed aquatic vegetation began on March 1, 2017, the earliest date the program is permitted to start in various areas of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. For more information...

  • Sportfishing industry applauds key funding and policy provisions

    Sportfishing industry applauds key funding and policy provisions

    Federal Funding Bill Includes Important Advances for Marine Fisheries  Sportfishing industry applauds key funding and policy provisions

  • Gulf Red Snapper Management Proposal from Legislators

    Gulf Red Snapper Management Proposal from Legislators

    Sen. Cassidy, Rep. Graves and Colleagues Propose a Better Way to Manage Gulf Red Snapper Washington, D.C. – The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill was introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Original cosponsors include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and John Kennedy (R-La.); and Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.); Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.); Randy K. Weber, Sr. (R-Texas); Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.); Blake Farenthold (R-Texas); Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.); Clay Higgins (R-La.); Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.); Austin Scott (R-Ga.); and Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.).