Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Arizona Game and Fish Commission Sets Remaining 2008 Fall Hunts

Completes Implementation of New Hunt Guidelines PHOENIX – Initiating the first-ever over-the-counter turkey tags for youth in designated units and approving the first-ever permitted archery deer hunts in specific units based on a harvest apportioning formula were two of the changes approved by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission during…


Georgia’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative Receives Top Honors from Quail Unlimited

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) was one of three organizations to receive top honors from Quail Unlimited (QU) for efforts related to the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) at the seventy-second annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz. in March….


Hunting Highlights: April-May issue

Hunting Highlights is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter that provides information on hunting techniques, hunting outlooks, places to go, helpful reminders, reader’s stories from the field, game recipes and other hunting related information. To read archives of the newsletter visit www.azgfd.gov/h_f/highlights.shtml. If you would like to have it delivered directly to…


ODFW Announces 2008 Summer, Fall Salmon Fishing Seasons for Columbia River

CLACKAMAS, Ore. ― The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced the upcoming summer and fall salmon seasons for the Columbia River, including the popular Buoy 10 fishery. While many ocean salmon fishing opportunities have been severely constrained for 2008, opportunities in the Columbia River remain comparatively stable. Public…


Sponsors Sought for Disabled Hunter Deer Hunts This Fall

MADISON – Landowners interested in sponsoring a gun deer hunt this fall for hunters with disabilities have until June 1 to enroll their property in the Deer Hunts for Persons with Disabilities Program. Since its inception in 1990 the program has been an endearing success, according to state wildlife officials,…


Beyond Becoming An Outdoor Woman

RALEIGH, N.C.– Registration is now open for two upcoming events in the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, a hands-on and fun way to learn outdoor skills presented by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Whether hiking, camping or fishing on a pristine mountain stream, confidence and knowledge is always an advantage….


Spring Chinook Fishing Closes on the Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – After weeks of exceptional salmon fishing, fishery managers for Washington and Oregon agreed to close the spring chinook fishery on the lower Columbia River beginning Monday (April 21), when anglers are expected to reach their pre-season catch target. By then, the sport catch from the west Hayden powerlines…


Low Numbers of Returning Wild Chinook Lead to Chehalis River Closure

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the Chehalis River will not open as scheduled April 16 due to low numbers of returning fish, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. After analyzing the preseason forecast, fishery managers identified the need to close the…


Smallmouth Bass Regulations Change on Lake Sharpe in 2008

PIERRE, S.D.—Anglers who fish on Lake Sharpe should be aware that the slot-size limit for smallmouth bass has changed for 2008. The 2008 Lake Sharpe smallmouth bass protected slot will require all fish greater than 14 inches but less than 18 inches in length to be released.  Harvest of one…


S.C. Freshwater Fishing Trends

For more recent updates and further information visit www.SCFishingReport.com Mountains AreaLake Jocassee: Trout: Very good. Troll from the surface down to 55 feet using trolling spoons or large plugs. Also pull large live shiners in the same zone. In the April 12 Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament the winning fish…