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  • Healthy Population Growth Shown by Striped Bass Survey

    Healthy Population Growth Shown by Striped Bass Survey

    Annual Young-of-Year Survey Tracks Spawning of State FishResults of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey's index is 13.2 fish, above the 64-year average of 11.7.

  • New App for Self Report of Red Tide Algae

    New App for Self Report of Red Tide Algae

    Smartphone users can now download a new app to self-report impacts of Florida red tide algae (Karenia brevis), thanks to Mote Marine Laboratory's project to engage citizen scientists along Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast.

  • Hagfish Day | CDFW

    Hagfish Day | CDFW

    Also known as slime eels, hagfish are rather unattractive creatures that have remained basically unchanged since the Paleozoic era. Slime glands on each side of the hagfish’s body produce a protein-based secretion that combines with water to make a thick “goo”

  • Statewide Trout Stockings Still Underway

    Statewide Trout Stockings Still Underway

    Now is the time for some great fall fishing! Just in time for fall, catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and lakes across Nebraska. Make the most of this beautiful weather and get outside for some fishing.

  • New Regulations as California Lobster Season Opens

    New Regulations as California Lobster Season Opens

    The popular recreational California spiny lobster fishing season opened on Saturday, September 30. CDFW reminds divers and hoop netters of new regulations that will be in effect for the 2017-18 season.

  • New Zealand Mudsnails Found in California | Carmel River

    New Zealand Mudsnails Found in California | Carmel River

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in Monterey County’s Carmel River.

  • Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    Silverado Fisheries Base trout and salmon being raised in the fire zones have survived

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife We’re thankful for any piece of good news to emerge out of the Napa and Sonoma fires:

  • San Joaquin farmers willing to pay for the Delta tunnels

    San Joaquin farmers willing to pay for the Delta tunnels

    A bloc of San Joaquin farmers tentatively endorsed the Delta tunnels project Thursday, becoming the first significant agricultural group to support the struggling plan.

  • Oregon DFW Offers Fish Cleaning Tips

    Oregon DFW Offers Fish Cleaning Tips

    A quick guide to cleaning and storing the fish you catch. Cleaning a fish Many anglers like to simply clean the fish and cook it whole. This works best for fish that have no or very small scales such as trout.Your catch should be cleaned and gutted as soon as possible. Fish are slippery and knives are sharp – be careful!

  • Year-Round Sales of Higher Ehanol Blends E15 Bill is Defeated

    Year-Round Sales of Higher Ehanol Blends E15 Bill is Defeated

    MMA saw a win for the recreational boating industry last week as a bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won't get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. This is good news for the industry and follows countless meetings and discussions NMMA had with with key Senate offices to ensure they knew of the damaging impacts of E15 on marine engines. NMMA also activated the industry's grassroots platform, Boating United, resulting in thousands of boaters throughout the country adding their voice to the issue.

  • Big Blue Cats Time

    Big Blue Cats Time

    Channel, flathead and blue catfish. Big channel catfish are usually caught in the Choctawhatchee River in late May through early July, and October into November if the water stays warm. Small cats are caught year-round, but expect the bite to slow when it is cold. Work the Alabama line south to Choctawhatchee Bay, and around the mouth of Holmes Creek and other tributaries. Most of the larger catfish are found in the northern portion of the river, but some will be found throughout the river within deep bends and holes that contain large woody debris. Fish live bream on the bottom for flatheads up to 30 pounds, and try stink baits or night crawlers on the bottom for channels.

  • Special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp

    Special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will open a special commercial fishing season on Lake Chicot to target Asian carp from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

  • 6,000 juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released by DNR

    6,000 juvenile Lake Sturgeon Released by DNR

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and several partners released nearly 6,000 juvenile lake sturgeon into various public waters across the state this summer and fall in an effort to rehabilitate this culturally significant fish species.

  • Billfish Conservation Act Passes U.S. Senate

    Billfish Conservation Act Passes U.S. Senate

    Conservationists and anglers are applauding the U.S. Senate for passing S. 396, a bill to amend the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012. The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Joe Manchin, III (D-W.Va.), passed by a voice vote on October 2.

  • Wildlife Corridors at Yolo Bypass Will Help Animals Escape Flooding

    Wildlife Corridors at Yolo Bypass Will Help Animals Escape Flooding

    CDFW’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area serves two critical – but sometimes competing – needs. The 16,670 acres of riparian and agricultural habitat in Yolo County provide a refuge and an all-you-can-eat buffet for migratory waterfowl and resident wildlife to the west of Sacramento and the increasingly urbanized surrounding communities.

  • Thousands of Reef Fish Saved by Industy Effort

    Thousands of Reef Fish Saved by Industy Effort

    A cooperative effort among the recreational fishing industry, anglers and state and federal agencies has resulted in reduced mortality for thousands of red snapper and other reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

  • Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder on the American River will open on Monday, Oct. 9

    Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder on the American River will open on Monday, Oct. 9

    The Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder on the American River will open on Monday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m. The ladder is opening unusually early in the season to accommodate the arrival of returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon that hatched in the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH) in Battle Creek in 2014. Eggs from fall-run Chinook salmon that stray to Nimbus Hatchery will be returned to CNFH to ensure a healthy population of these fish for commercial, recreational and ecological purposes.

  • Sea Lions Pushing Willamette Steelhead to Extinction

    Sea Lions Pushing Willamette Steelhead to Extinction

    Sea lions chomped about 20 to 25 percent of this year's winter steelhead run in the Willamette River as these adult fish tried to ascend the fish ladder at Willamette Falls.

  • IGFA Launches Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund

    IGFA Launches Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund

    Dania Beach, FLA – With strong support from founding partner Costa Sunglasses, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the creation of a Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF) designed to help speed the recovery of recreational angling communities around the world in the wake of major natural disasters.

  • Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke Announces Plans to Enhance Hunting, Fishing Access in Arizona

    Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke Announces Plans to Enhance Hunting, Fishing Access in Arizona

    On September 20, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will acquire 600 acres of land adjacent to the Santa Teresa Wilderness in Arizona to increase public access to public lands.