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

Snook season closes May 1 in Gulf, Everglades and Monroe County waters

The recreational harvest season for snook will close May 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters.  The harvest season for snook will remain closed until Sept. 1 in these areas. These seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable snook populations and help…


Maryland Proposes Regulations to Rebuild Blue Crab Population

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce female blue crab harvest by 34 percent in 2008. “We must take action today to…


Historic Mansfield Roller Mill participating in Mushroom Festival, April 26 & 27

The Historic Mansfield Roller Mill will participate in Mansfield’s Mushroom Festival on April 26 and 27. Visitors can join in the fun by either bidding on a bag of morels during the mushroom auction held on both days of the festival, or coming out Sunday to see the car show….


Proper Measurement of Fish Critical to Fish and Fisherman

PIERRE, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s 2008 Fishing Handbook defines length of a fish as “the total length of a fish in inches, as measured in a straight line along a flat surface, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.” Sometimes the instrument…


DNR Urges Safety First For All ATV Operators

With five fatalities reported so far this year, state conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) remind both adult and youth all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators to apply safety first when operating their machines. “The public’s perception is that most ATV fatalities and accidents involve youths, but that’s…


Opening Day of the 2008 New Jersey Trout Season – A Recap

Saturday, April 5, marked the official “opening day” of the 2008 New Jersey trout fishing season. For the most part the rain held off, though the sky was overcast, and the morning air chilly with a slight breeze. Anglers were not deterred by the weather, with most stationed at their…


CT DEP Reminds Opening Day Anglers To Take Precautions To Prevent Spread Of “Didymo” Into Connecticut Waters

Highly invasive alga found last year in several popular trout streams in the Northeast, Anglers considered an important vector in spread of didymo. With Opening Day of trout season this weekend, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding anglers and boaters to be on the lookout for the…


Public input wanted on plans for Indian River County Shooting Range

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking public input on an updated draft management plan for the Indian River County Shooting Range near Vero Beach. The meeting is May 19 from 6:30-9 p.m., in the Commission chambers at the Indian River County Administration Complex, 1801 27th St.,…


Record Breaking Harvest of Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon

MADISON – Chinook, or king salmon, once again reigned in Lake Michigan’s waters, with anglers reeling in a record-breaking harvest of 431,000 salmon in 2007, according to angler (creel) surveys. Anglers hauled in a record number of chinook in 2007 from Lake Michigan, like this beauty Rich Klett caught at…


First State Heritage Park Celebrates Old Dover Days with Lantern Tours of The Green, Steam Car Rides and Other Activities

In conjunction with Old Dover Days Weekend, May 2 through 4, the First State Heritage Park at Dover will offer a variety of special programs and activities: Friday, May 2 Lantern Tours of the Dover Green – Beginning every 20 minutes from 7 to 8:20 p.m. A stroll across the…