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  • Environmental DNA Used to Track Fish

    Environmental DNA Used to Track Fish

    Dr. Shaun Clements, research scientist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, tests the waters of the upper Deschutes River for environmental DNA. Scientists are now able to use eDNA to tell what species are present in aquatic populations. This technology will help reduce the cost of fish monitoring and provide an early warning if invasive species are present. (ODFW photo)

  • Privately-operated fish hatchery on Au Sable River inspected for invasive species

    Privately-operated fish hatchery on Au Sable River inspected for invasive species

    Last week, the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development jointly inspected the Grayling Fish Hatchery located on the East Branch of the Au Sable River in Crawford County.

  • CDFW Awards $9.4 Million to Fund Additional Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    CDFW Awards $9.4 Million to Fund Additional Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of five additional projects to receive approximately $9.4 million in grants through its fiscal year 2015-16 Watershed Restoration Grant Program cycle. These awards were made following an augmentation of funding from the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) in the 2016-17 Budget Act.

  • $16 Billion Delta Tunnels May Hit Taxpayers

    $16 Billion Delta Tunnels May Hit Taxpayers

    In case you missed it... KCET (Southern California) $16 Billion Delta Tunnels May Hit Taxpayers By Chris Clarke

  • Third Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met, Catch Now Subject to Size Restriction

    Third Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Met, Catch Now Subject to Size Restriction

    Anglers are about to meet their annual quota for salmon at another popular Klamath River fishing spot, triggering new restrictions on the fishery for the remainder of the year.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2016

    Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2016

    Hi All, As I begin to write this message for the fall issue, I once again am amazed that another season has passed so quickly. Once again, it has been eventful for us in the bass fishing world. We have another WON Bass U.S. Open winner to congratulate as Johnny Johnson recently became the newest fishermen to join the ranks of the prestigious family of champions. Looking back we also have other fishing memories and battles to celebrate including the 15th annual Snag Proof Open, the Don Lee Memorial tournament and the Delta limits victory. As this goes to press, we await two of the biggest western TOC’s of the year with WWBT’s Lucas Oil Western Classic and BBT’s Tournament of Champions with $20K guaranteed cash for the winning team on the line. I look forward to watching for the outcomes of both of these events and the other TOC’s and specialty events like the River2Sea Open that will soon be blasting off. We once again want to thank all of you for tuning in to WesternBass and for supporting our sponsors which make the site, the magazine and this forum possible. Wayne

  • Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the Western Atlantic bluefin tuna's spawning habitat, including the shelf and slope waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico, a new study confirms.

  • CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries

    CDFW to Begin Reintroductions of Rare Rescued Trout to McCloud River Tributaries

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Northern Region Inland Fisheries Program and Heritage and Wild Trout Program staff will soon reintroduce a small population of rare rescued trout to their native waters in the McCloud River in Shasta County.

  • Sportfishing Industry Applauds Senate Passage of Water Resources Development

    Sportfishing Industry Applauds Senate Passage of Water Resources Development

    Alexandria, VA – September 16, 2016 - The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Keep Florida Fishing® commend the U.S. Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), which provides essential funding for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), as well as infrastructure and other habitat and water quality projects throughout the nation.

  • Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument

    Recreational Fishing Will Be Allowed in New England Marine Monument

    Alexandria, VA –  The recreational fishing and boating community applauds the decision by President Obama to differentiate public use from commercial extraction of marine resources by including recreational fishing as an allowable activity in the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located approximately 150 miles off the Massachusetts coast. This announcement carries on with the precedent in recent marine monument decisions to allow recreational fishing as an important and sustainable use of marine waters.

  • Delta People Should Shut Up, Again

    Delta People Should Shut Up, Again

    What caused this new round of scolding by backers of the Delta Tunnels (Resnick front group Californians for Water Security)? Two things -- check out our latest blog post.

  • Wild West Pro Am Championship 2016

    Wild West Pro Am Championship 2016

    Wild West Pro Am Championship 2016

  • #MTBCleansUp. Help Save Our Fishing Spots!

    #MTBCleansUp. Help Save Our Fishing Spots!

    This September of 2016, Mystery Tackle Box is focusing our efforts on cleaning up our most precious resource: our waters. We are asking our subscribers to do the same. Get out on the water and clean up your favorite fishing hole, share images of you doing so, and we will choose winners throughout the month! Follow us on social media! Instagram.com/MysteryTackleBox Facebook.com/MysteryTackleBox Twitter.com/MysteryTackleBx

  • Metropolitan Water District will be in Stockton!

    Metropolitan Water District will be in Stockton!

    This is a great opportunity for Delta residents to ask the major Delta tunnels proponent and Delta islands purchaser, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, tough questions! We encourage you to attend, see meeting details below.

  • New Aquatic Invasive Found

    New Aquatic Invasive Found

    The population was discovered during the plant monitoring survey by a lake management contractor.

  • No Bighead/Silver Carp Detected

    No Bighead/Silver Carp Detected

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that so far in 2016, no bighead and silver carp environmental DNA (eDNA) has been found in Michigan waters.Asian carp swimming underwater

  • More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    More than 2 Dozen Fish Poachers Convicted for Illegal Possession

    Officers discovered that nearly all of the walleye had been cut into chunks in an attempt to disguise how many fish had been kept.

  • Temporary Suspension on Sale of Fishing, Hunting Licenses

    Temporary Suspension on Sale of Fishing, Hunting Licenses

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has temporarily suspended the sale of fishing and hunting licenses while it works with the state Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to investigate a vulnerability in an outside vendor's license sale system that was recently exploited in several states, including Washington.

  • CDFW Angler Update | Fish for Free

    CDFW Angler Update | Fish for Free

    September is a great month to take someone new to fishing and show them the ropes. Fall run salmon in the Central Valley rivers, striped bass in the Delta, tuna and yellowtail off the coast of Southern California and trout fishing in the Sierra are all great bets for September fishing in California. Get out on the water, take a friend or family member with you and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn

    Proposal to Eradicate California’s Bass Population Withdrawn

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with a coalition of leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community, are pleased to announce thatstriped and black (largemouth and smallmouth) bass, important sportfish species in California, won’t be targeted for eradication as invasive species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its tributaries.