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  • Clear Lake level now at 10.14' Rumsey

    Clear Lake level now at 10.14' Rumsey

    Clear Lake level now at 10.14' Rumsey as of 7:30 pm.

  • Flagstaff Area Lakes Highest in Years

    Flagstaff Area Lakes Highest in Years

    A recent influx of snow and subsequent run-off is giving many Flagstaff area lakes a refill. During the past two years, water levels at Kaibab Lake near Williams had been far too low to stock fish. Thanks to recent heavy rains, the lake (pictured) is full and spilling.

  • Dolphins more likely to suffer injury if humans feed them, study says

    Dolphins more likely to suffer injury if humans feed them, study says

    A new study conducted in Sarasota Bay concludes that wild dolphins are more likely to suffer injury if humans feed them.

  • Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

    Senators Weigh in on Billfish Conservation Act

    Conservationists and anglers are praising a bill filedWednesday by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) that seeks to clear the way for full implementation of a landmark law to raise protections for billfish. The Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was lauded when it was signed into law in 2012, but a slight ambiguity in the wording of the original legislation prevented it from being implemented as intended by the federal government.

  • Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala March 9

    Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala March 9

    Join us at the 2017 River Stewardship Gala! The CTU River Stewardship Gala is a celebration of Colorado's rivers and world-class fishing opportunities.

  • Hydrilla Treatment for Toho

    Hydrilla Treatment for Toho

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) this month will treat portions of Lake Tohopekaliga, also known as Lake Toho, in Osceola County for hydrilla, weather permitting.

  • Gill Net Ban Stands

    Gill Net Ban Stands

    Southern Fishing News Readers may remember back in 2015 Southern Fishing News was in the thick of the fight to defeat Alabama's Representative Lynn Greers' proposed bill to allow the use of gill nets in the state's confines of Tennessee River- namely Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson and Pickwick Lakes respectively.

  • CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Closures

    CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Closures

    All CDFW facilities from Sacramento north, except for Chico Office, are closed, including the Feather River Hatchery, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, Upper Butte Wildlife Area, and all Wildlife Areas along the Sacramento River below the Confluence of the Feather River and Sacramento River and should not be attempted to visit.

  • Petition on Ethanol Policy

    Petition on Ethanol Policy

    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members – and any recreational boat owner concerned with having a safe fuel supply – to petition the Trump administration and Congress to reform the ethanol mandate, also known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

  • CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW is trying to make the best out of a tough situation by evacuating juvenile salmon from the Feather River Hatchery (just downstream from the Oroville Dam).

  • Lake Oroville Spillway Update | Emergency Spillway Plan

    Lake Oroville Spillway Update | Emergency Spillway Plan

    In preparation for the possible use of the emergency spillway, CAL FIRE has been removing trees and brush from the hillside to minimize flow of debris into the river. The emergency spillway has not been used in Oroville Dam’s 48-year history, but Lake Oroville came within a foot of spilling into it in January 1997.

  • Oroville Spillway Crumbling | Engineers Test Releases

    Oroville Spillway Crumbling | Engineers Test Releases

    Post Conference Update: At the press conference Tuesday evening, the Department of Water Resources said its engineers were actively brainstorming a solution to fix the hole.

  • Daily Limit of Smallmouth Bass to Drop to three in May

    Daily Limit of Smallmouth Bass to Drop to three in May

    Anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to keep three bass starting Saturday, May 27, when the bass harvest season begins. Catch-and-release bass fishing opens the same day as the walleye and northern pike fishing opener on Saturday, May 13.

  • California: Hatchery Workers Save Trout, Salmon

    California: Hatchery Workers Save Trout, Salmon

    Following recent heavy rains, workers at the Nimbus and American River hatcheries labored around the clock to prevent massive debris loads from clogging the main water supply for below Nimbus Dam. Their intense efforts to clean intake structures and adjust water flows during battering winds and rains saved millions of eggs and young fish over the 11-day ordeal.

  • Another CA Water District Financial Scandal Raiders & Katy Perry Tickets, Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Sunglass Hut

    Another CA Water District Financial Scandal Raiders & Katy Perry Tickets, Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Sunglass Hut

    State Controller Betty T. Yee announced this week that her team’s detailed review of the Panoche Water District has unearthed numerous examples of financial misuse, waste, and fraud in fiscal years 2013-15 in likely violation of both California’s Government Code and Penal Code.

  • Game and Fish Commission to meet Friday in Lake Havasu City

    Game and Fish Commission to meet Friday in Lake Havasu City

    The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be Friday, Feb. 3, at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, Santiago Hall, Room 109, located at 100 University Way in Lake Havasu City. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m.

  • Review of Columbia River Hatcheries completed by NOAA

    Review of Columbia River Hatcheries completed by NOAA

    NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Region has completed a review of fish hatcheries on the Columbia River, clearing the way for the agency to distribute funds under the federal Mitchell Act that will keep the hatcheries operating while reducing impacts to threatened and endangered species.

  • Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art is fishing for 2017 entries

    Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art is fishing for 2017 entries

    The 19th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art season is open to kids in Grades K-12 but ends on March 31st ... you have to enter to win!

  • Flounder Reductions Opposed by Fishermen

    Flounder Reductions Opposed by Fishermen

    In front of the iconic party boat fleet docked along Channel and Inlet Drive in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey Department of Environment (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin, vowed to over 200 members of the commercial and recreational fishing industry to fight the quota reductions pending for summer flounder in 2017 that will be devastating to New Jersey fishermen if enacted.

  • February 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    February 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    California events for the month of February from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.