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  • Arizona Game and Fish Department is scheduled to stock around 55,000 Apache trout of a catchable size

    Arizona Game and Fish Department is scheduled to stock around 55,000 Apache trout of a catchable size

    The Apache trout, one of Arizona’s two native trout, are returning to lakes and streams in the White Mountains by May.

  • 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Tuesday, May 1

    2018 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Tuesday, May 1

    The 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Tuesday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. The season’s dates will be May 1-June 15,July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier.

  • Seagrass in the Laguna Madre

    Seagrass in the Laguna Madre

    Ducks Unlimited de México and the University of Tamaulipas are assessing the most critical wintering habitat for North America’s redhead ducks

  • Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged

    Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged

    Pillaging: To strip ruthlessly of all valuables by open violence, as in war; to plunder, despoil, abuse, and mistreat.

  • "Fish Washington" App Has Been Released

    "Fish Washington" App Has Been Released

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) debuted a new mobile app today that promises to make determining fishing regulations for Washington waters easier and more convenient.

  • Texas Fishing Regulation Changes Were Approved Including Harvest Regulations for Largemouth Bass

    Texas Fishing Regulation Changes Were Approved Including Harvest Regulations for Largemouth Bass

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth bass to the statewide limits at 12 lakes and increasing the daily bag limit for commercial and recreational take of king mackerel from two to three.

  • CDFW SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON STATEWIDE MANAGEMENT OF TROUT

    CDFW SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON STATEWIDE MANAGEMENT OF TROUT

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of public meetings.

  • Scientists Stumped by Sea Creature

    Scientists Stumped by Sea Creature

    Last week, the decomposing remains of what appeared to be a strange creature were found on a beach at the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia, reports local media.

  • Drift Net Kills in Southern California

    Drift Net Kills in Southern California

    New video footage of dolphins, whales and sharks being caught and killed in mile-long fishing nets off Southern California could create pressure to end the controversial practice of drift-net fishing statewide, according to a coalition of marine wildlife conservation groups that is publicly releasing the material.

  • Freshwater Conservation Grants Announced by AFTCO and B.A.S.S. Nation

    Freshwater Conservation Grants Announced by AFTCO and B.A.S.S. Nation

    With a long history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits through their 10% Pledge, AFTCO continues that tradition with the AFTCO / B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Program. The program was formally announced by AFTCO President Bill Shedd at the recent B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit held during the GEICO Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, South Carolina.

  • CDFW Releases Thousands of Steelhead into Oroville Afterbay

    CDFW Releases Thousands of Steelhead into Oroville Afterbay

    The practice of stocking the Afterbay with steelhead that are in excess of the Feather River allotment of 400,000 fish started in 2006 and has been very successful when the fish are available.

  • Fishing guide found guilty for crimes related to his paid angling endeavors

    Fishing guide found guilty for crimes related to his paid angling endeavors

    In 2016, Swann, proprietor of Swanny’s Guided Fishing, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the endangered species act, and was fined $7,500. That guilty plea came after Swann was accused of illegally harvesting two wild coho salmon on the Cowlitz River while he was out on a paid guide trip. After video and photos of the fish in question surfaced on the internet, Swann was accused of cutting off the adipose fins of the fish in order to make them appear as if they were clipped hatchery stock, which is legal for harvest.

  • Looser Regulations Being Considered on Bass Size Limits For Some Tournaments.

    Looser Regulations Being Considered on Bass Size Limits For Some Tournaments.

    The current rules say anglers at Cave Run Lake must release all largemouth bass between 13 to 16 inches, and all smallmouth shorter than 18 inches.

  • Humpback Chub from Endangered to Threatened | WSFWS Proposal

    Humpback Chub from Endangered to Threatened | WSFWS Proposal

    Through collaborative conservation efforts, the once-dwindling endangered humpback chub has been given a fighting chance against the currents of extinction, building a wild population large enough to soon be reclassified as a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • CDFW announced an extended area open to commercial rock crab fishing

    CDFW announced an extended area open to commercial rock crab fishing

    Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it has extended the area open to commercial rock crab fishing from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line (38° 46.1′ N. Lat., near Gualala, Mendocino County) south to the California/Mexico border.

  • 7 tips for preparing your boat ready for the season

    7 tips for preparing your boat ready for the season

    Boating season will be here before we know it, and many Arizonans are getting eager to pull their watercraft from storage to start preparing for sunny days out on the water. To ensure a safe and successful start to 2018, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends that boaters thoroughly inspect and prepare their boats before launching on the water to help prevent potential problems.

  • Opening of Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Extended to Sonoma/Mendocino County Line

    Opening of Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Extended to Sonoma/Mendocino County Line

    Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it has extended the area open to commercial rock crab fishing from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line (38° 46.1′ N. Lat., near Gualala, Mendocino County) south to the California/Mexico border.

  • Stocking Ponds and Lakes Ahead Of Fishing Season

    Stocking Ponds and Lakes Ahead Of Fishing Season

    A fisheries technicians was seen releasing nets full of 18 to 20 inch Rainbow Trout into nearby lakes and ponds ahead of the new fishing season.

  • B.A.S.S. Urges Louisiana Legislators To Restore Angler Access To Public Waterways

    B.A.S.S. Urges Louisiana Legislators To Restore Angler Access To Public Waterways

    When Bassmaster Elite Series anglers return to the Sabine River system April 6-9, Louisiana waters will be off-limits. B.A.S.S. is urging Louisiana lawmakers to restore public access to tidal waters closed off by landowners.

  • Proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling opposed by Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

    Proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling opposed by Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

    We write to share our grave concern about the proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling. We fear that such activities will negatively impact economically important recreational fisheries throughout the southeastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts.