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  • Three Cited in Louisiana For Over-Limit Red Drum

    Three Cited in Louisiana For Over-Limit Red Drum

    The agent cited Donisote Santos, 53, of Chalmette, Jose Goronci, 43, of Metairie, and Jose DiSalva, 49, of Kenner, for taking over the limit of red drum and taking over the limit of red drum in excess of 27 inches. DiSalva was also cited for not possessing basic or saltwater fishing licenses.

  • Alaska, B.C. Anglers Support Shared Watershed Protection

    Alaska, B.C. Anglers Support Shared Watershed Protection

    Two new polls show Alaskans and British Columbians overwhelmingly support increased protection for water, fish, jobs and culture from mining development taking place in northwest British Columbia (B.C). The region includes the transboundary watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk Rivers that originate in B.C. and flow into Alaska.

  • Idaho Steelhead Counts on the Rise

    Idaho Steelhead Counts on the Rise

    The number of steelhead migrating into Idaho is increasing, as counts over Lower Granite Dam have been in the thousands for about three weeks now. During the four day period ending on Sunday, October 4, the average count at Lower Granite was over 2,700 fish per day.

  • Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    The recreational fishing industry applauds today’s passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation

  • Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    Fall Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicked off the fall trout stocking season last week, releasing roughly 3,500 rainbow trout in Western Maryland.

  • NH "Let's Go Fishing" Program Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

    NH "Let's Go Fishing" Program Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

    Are you an avid angler looking to give back to your community and share your love of fishing? NH Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" program is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.

  • California Recreational Spiny Lobster Season Now Underway

    California Recreational Spiny Lobster Season Now Underway

    Thousands of lobster fishermen eagerly awaited the start of the sport season for California's spiny lobster, which opened Oct. 3 and continues through March 16, 2016.

  • Utah Kokanee Fishing Rule Change

    Utah Kokanee Fishing Rule Change

    New fishing rules will make it easier to know when you and can't keep kokanee salmon in 2016. Photo by Ron Stewart

  • Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Red Tide Again Showing Off Florida's Gulf Coast

    Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present along and offshore of Bay and Gulf counties and adjacent to Franklin County in northwest Florida, and along and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

  • Arizona Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory on Gila River, Tributaries

    Arizona Lifts Fish Consumption Advisory on Gila River, Tributaries

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today that it has lifted the consumption advisory for fish caught in the Gila River and its tributaries within and downstream of the Phoenix metropolitan area – this includes 100 miles of streams and 286 acres of lakes. Fish caught from these waters are no longer unsafe to eat due to banned pesticides (DDT, chlordane or toxaphene).

  • Heavy Rains Suspend North Carolina Trout Stockings

    Heavy Rains Suspend North Carolina Trout Stockings

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has suspended all Delayed Harvest trout stockings effective today, until further notice, due to forecasted heavy rains and expected flood conditions over the upcoming weekend.

  • Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    Two of Oregon's Worst Fish Passage Barriers Removed

    This summer, the Fielder and Wimer dams on Evans Creek in Oregon were removed, restoring unimpeded fish passage to an important Rogue River tributary. Completion of this project allows migratory fish, including Endangered Species Act-listed coho salmon, free access to 70 miles of high-quality habitat

  • Monroe Lake anglers must take precautions against Asian carp

    Monroe Lake anglers must take precautions against Asian carp

    Invasive Asian carp are knocking on Monroe Lake's door, and DNR officials are warning anglers not to let them in. Silver and bighead carp (collectively referred to as Asian carp) have been found in Salt Creek, directly below the Monroe Lake dam. The dam prevents the carp from entering the lake.

  • NOAA Seeks Comments on Changes in Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, Dolphin and Wahoo Regulations

    NOAA Seeks Comments on Changes in Snapper-Grouper, Golden Crab, Dolphin and Wahoo Regulations

    NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes for Regulations for Snapper-Grouper and Golden Crab in the South Atlantic, and Dolphin and Wahoo in the Atlantic Region

  • Most of Puget Sound to Reopen Oct. 1 for Crab Fishing

    Most of Puget Sound to Reopen Oct. 1 for Crab Fishing

    Most marine areas of Puget Sound will reopen for recreational crab fishing Oct. 1, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

  • NOAA Threatens Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper, Says CCC

    NOAA Threatens Recreational Harvest of Red Snapper, Says CCC

    There's a lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans that every recreational angler ought to be following like a hawk.

  • New Missouri Record for "Alternative Method" Flathead Catfish

    New Missouri Record for "Alternative Method" Flathead Catfish

    Pictured left to right) Fisherman Mathew McConkey and his two friends Lloyd Kendall and Wes Coke hold the 100-pound new state-record falthead catfish.

  • Corps Seeks Volunteers for Beaver Lake (AR) Cleanup

    Corps Seeks Volunteers for Beaver Lake (AR) Cleanup

    The Army Corps of Engineers Beaver Lake Project Office is looking for volunteers to join the Annual Beaver Lake Cleanup, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday Sept 26.

  • Michigan Weirs During Egg-Take Program

    Michigan Weirs During Egg-Take Program

    Employee pushing fish through the egg-take process at Little Manistee River WeirThe Department of Natural Resources is offering free tours to the public and school groups this fall at the Boardman River Weir located in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir located in Manistee County, and the Platte River Weir located in Benzie County. Tours are available throughout September and October.

  • NOAA Seeks Input on Deep Sea Coral Protection

    NOAA Seeks Input on Deep Sea Coral Protection

    NOAA invites your input on possible permanent protections for three deep sea canyons — Oceanographer, Gilbert, and Lydonia