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

Price Lake Road on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Remain Closed Until March 12

Feb. 25, 2011 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising all visitors to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that Price Lake Road, a primary access point for public outdoor recreation on the western end of the refuge, will be closed until March 12 due to work needed on…


Circle Hooks required for bottom fishermen on March 3 in South Carolina

Circle hooks, designed to improve the survival rate of released fish, will be required in both state and federal water beginning March 3, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The requirement for non-stainless steel circle hooks will apply to all marine species in the snapper-grouper complex, a…


Washington Spring Black Bear Hunt Applications Due March 10

OLYMPIA – Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2011 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase and submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by midnight…


Ice Fishing Shelter Removal Dates Approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are fast approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 7 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 21 in the northern third. The March 7 removal deadline applies…


Wanted: Spring Break Trout Anglers in Tyler, Texas

ATHENS—The Nature Center in Tyler has about a thousand rainbow trout that need a home on someone’s dinner table. Each year trout are stocked into The Nature Center’s pond for fishing events in January, and they need to be harvested before water temperatures rise to the point the fish cannot…


Urban Fishing Bulletin: Trout catching tips part 2

Trout Catching Tips – Part 2 Worm Fishing In the last Bulletin we offered tips to catch more trout using scented dough baits, such as Power Bait. For all trout fishing, remember to use a light to medium-light action rod combo with lighter line from 2-6 pounds. In part 2,…


Urban Fishing Bulletin: Trout catching tips part 1

Everybody can fish, but not everybody can catch fish. Why is it that some anglers seem to always have luck and others just drown worms? Often, the difference is in the equipment, the bait, and the way the bait is rigged and presented. For trout, the best equipment is a…


Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors Needed in Southeast Idaho

  Idaho’s hunter and bowhunter education programs are looking for new instructors to help meet the growing demand for courses in all southeast Idaho communities. If you love to hunt, enjoy teaching youth, and wish to inspire new hunters to join one of Idaho’s great outdoor traditions, then please consider…


Spring Trout Releases Provide Fishing Opportunities around Ohio

Releases start March 11 and continue through mid-May COLUMBUS, OH – Public fishing opportunities will be enhanced this spring when more than 80,700 rainbow trout, each measuring 10 to 13 inches long, are released into 48 Ohio lakes and ponds, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife….


FWC Considers Extending Alligator Hunting Hours

February 24, 2011 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to advertise a rule amendment to extend alligator hunting hours. Commissioners will vote on it at their June meeting. The FWC gave preliminary approval for an additional four hours of daylight-hunting to the state’s recreational alligator hunting…