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  • CDFW Law Enforcement Now Recruiting Current Peace Officers

    CDFW Law Enforcement Now Recruiting Current Peace Officers

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting current peace officers who are interested in a career as a wildlife officer. Applications are open only to those who have:

  • Lake Fish Stocking to Continue

    Lake Fish Stocking to Continue

    Efforts to re-establish a viable fishery in Lake Altus-Lugert will continue after recent sampling efforts that show the lake has not recovered from two deadly golden algae blooms. "We are doing everything we can, because it is our highest priority," said Larry Cofer, southwest region fisheries supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • Expanded Hunting and Fishing on Wildlife Refuges Represents Increased Access, Opportunities for Sportsmen

    Expanded Hunting and Fishing on Wildlife Refuges Represents Increased Access, Opportunities for Sportsmen

    A decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand hunting and angling opportunities on 21 national wildlife refuges across the country drew praise from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, which works on increasing sportsmen's access to places to hunt and fish, particularly on publicly owned lands.

  • Hot Creek Hatchery Tests Positive for Whirling Disease, Trout Stocking to Continue in Area Waters

    Hot Creek Hatchery Tests Positive for Whirling Disease, Trout Stocking to Continue in Area Waters

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently learned Hot Creek Hatchery near Mammoth Lakes has tested positive for the parasite that causes whirling disease. Whirling disease was detected in wild trout populations in Inyo and Mono Counties more than 30 years ago.

  • California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    California Encourages Anglers to Return White Sturgeon "Report Cards"

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is working to keep the state's white sturgeon population from declining precipitously. Much of that work is estimating the number of fish harvested (kept), the harvest rate and population size.

  • 6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    6 Reasons That Floating Ocean Plastic Cleanup Gizmo is a Horrible Idea

    It's all over the internet these days: a floating boom to be set out in 2016 between Korea and Japan to collect improperly discarded plastics. The two-kilometer float, to be deployed off Tsushima Island in the Korea Strait, is a bit of a test run for much larger versions the creators hope to moor in open oceans around the world within the next five years.

  • Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Family Fishing Tips from Anglers for Conservation

    Fishing on the water with family and friends is priceless. Summertime Fishing Tips For Kids and Families Schools out! Now we're in the time of year when the weather is perfect for early and late day fishing adventures. Here're a few tips for kids and families who wish to experience the fun and excitement of summertime fishing. Fishing should take place where fish congregated. Kids have a difficult time practicing delayed gratification, so they want to catch something quickly! Personally, in these situations, I would start off fishing for the easier species to find and catch.

  • San Francisco Bay Area Abalone Poachers Fined $20K Each

    San Francisco Bay Area Abalone Poachers Fined $20K Each

    Three San Francisco men received thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties after pleading no contest to illegally poaching 59 abalone in November 2014. The daily bag limit for abalone is three.confiscated abalone Jinfu Wu, 43, Wei Q Wu, 27, and Jin He Li, 35, all of San Francisco, were each fined $20,000 (Wu and Li had $5,000 suspended) and sentenced to 36 months of probation and 240 hours of community service.

  • Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Alabama Bass Trail Unveils New Specialty License Plate

    Decatur, AL – Anglers can now show their passion for Alabama fishing while supporting the state's only fishing trail. The new Alabama Bass Trail specialty license plate will be available for pre-order beginning June 1, 2015.

  • New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    New Bass Fishing License Plate to Support Fishing

    The New Largemouth Bass License Plate is Available Now!

  • California’s State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Available for Public Review

    California’s State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Available for Public Review

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the draft California State Wildlife Action Plan 2015 Update (SWAP 2015) and is seeking public input. Public input will help shape the final SWAP 2015, which will be completed by October 2015. The draft SWAP 2015 is available online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/SWAP.  Written comments on SWAP 2015 can be submitted on the website, by emailing SWAP@wildlife.ca.gov or by mail to SWAP 2015 Update, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. The comment period is open from May 18 through July 2, 2015.

  • Mississippi Anglers Assist With Bass Stocking at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    Mississippi Anglers Assist With Bass Stocking at Ross Barnett Reservoir

    JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently stocked Florida-strain largemouth bass into the Ross Barnett Reservoir. In cooperation with Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and local bass anglers, the fish were transported and released into vegetated backwater areas to improve survival rates.

  • N.Y. Bans Catch & Release Photos of Out of Season Fish

    N.Y. Bans Catch & Release Photos of Out of Season Fish

    The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is cracking down on anglers who take photos of fish caught out of season and post them on social media websites, according to the Watertown Daily Times. Photographing such fish is now a ticketable offense under a regulation that took effect April 1. The regulation is listed on Page 52 of the new DEC fishing guide that people get when they buy a fishing license.

  • California Fish and Game Scientific Journal Completes 100th Anniversary Series

    California Fish and Game Scientific Journal Completes 100th Anniversary Series

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) just published the fourth and final 100–year special anniversary issue of the highly respected scientific journal California Fish and Game.

  • Sportsmen Urge Senate to Abandon Efforts to Harm Fish, Wildlife, Clean Water

    Sportsmen Urge Senate to Abandon Efforts to Harm Fish, Wildlife, Clean Water

    WASHINGTON - Sportsmen yesterday joined together in condemning attempts by the U.S. Senate to derail a federal rule that would improve the health of America's fisheries and wetlands and the safety of its drinking water, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers announced.

  • California Meeting on Coastal Pelagic Live Bait Fishery

    California Meeting on Coastal Pelagic Live Bait Fishery

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend an informational meeting in Los Alamitos to discuss the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Live Bait fishery in California.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2015

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2015

    Hi All, With the spawning season upon us, it is an exciting time in the bass fishing world. We wait for big limits, double-digit fish and the spring issue of WesternBass.com, which is now here for your enjoyment. We have many events ahead to look forward to including the long-awaited, much-anticipated western swing of the Bassmaster Elite Series, the 2nd stop of the FLW Rayovac Western Division on the California Delta, California, the 3rd annual WON Bass California Open on the famed big bass fishery of Clear Lake and one of the biggest draws on our tidal waters - the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge. Stay tuned to WesternBass as we bring updates from these and other events. Our site is made possible by many great sponsors, please consider them when making your fishing related purchases. See you on the water, Wayne

  • Navionics Webinar: "Contour Lines: The Fish Highways" with Brandon Palaniuk

    Navionics Webinar: "Contour Lines: The Fish Highways" with Brandon Palaniuk

    Navionics Webinar: "Contour Lines: The Fish Highways" with Brandon Palaniuk

  • 2014 Anglers Marine Bass A Thon

    2014 Anglers Marine Bass A Thon

    Check out this fall biggest event. Anglers Marine 2014 Bass-A-Thon. Full seminar schedule and Vendor List.

  • Navionics 2014 Catalog

    Navionics 2014 Catalog

    Navionics 2014 Catalog