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

FWC Officers Patrol the Waters of Northwest Florida

Aboard the Guardian, a 45-foot offshore vessel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Lt. Rama Shuster keeps an eye out for oil on the waters in Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties. The FWC’s mission since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in late April has been reconnaissance:…


Catfish in Lake Fork? Who Knew?

ATHENS—Stan Kuhn knew. So did Kenneth Jones. Both Lake Fork fishing guides have been putting clients on Lake Fork’s plentiful blue, channel and flathead catfish for years. Most people think of big bass when they think of Lake Fork, and for good reason. The lake has produced 246 of the…


Timpanogos Cave National Monument America’s Best Idea: National Park Getaway

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – From the outside, the park featured in this week’s National Park Getaway looks like a painting by Pablo Picasso. The walls of the American Fork Canyon form sharply inclined geometric planes that slant toward each other, seeming to intersect and fracturing the view in Cubist fashion….


First Lady Michelle Obama Asks Junior Rangers to Take It Outside at Our National Parks

WASHINGTON – “Let’s Move Outside, Junior Rangers!” is First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to kids across the country this summer. Today, the National Park Service kicks off Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger in 20 parks. National Park Junior Rangers will not only have fun and get exercise but also receive…


NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach. This federal closure does not apply to any state waters….


New Report on Trout Fishing by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

An old and familiar Chinese proverb states “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” According to Anna Harris, an economist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, if a man has learned to…