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Alabama Free Fishing Day Is June 10th

Alabama Free Fishing Day Is June 10th

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 3-11. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows…


South Carolina is home to two commercially important shrimp species: white shrimp (pictured) and brown shrimp, which are similar in size and taste.

Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina

America’s favorite seafood is back in season at South Carolina docks and markets. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are optimistic about the coming season. “So far we’ve…


Fishing Derby at MacArthur Park in Little Rock, Ark.

Free Fishing Weekend and Fishing Derbies June 9-11 in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 9, through midnight Sunday night, June 11. An annual tradition sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and approved by Gov. Asa…


Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11.

Get Hooked On Fishing With MDC’s Free Fishing Days June 10-11

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a…


The last vouchered Alligator Gar collected in Illinois waters (Cache-Mississippi R Diversion
Channel - 1966) Courtesy of Brooks Burr

IDNR Releases Management Plan for Reintroduction of Alligator Gar in Illinois Waters

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois, which details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce alligator gar to Illinois waters. A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined to be extirpated, or…


Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

The Memorial Day holiday kicks off the boating season in South Carolina. With nearly 500,000 registered motorboats in the state, many people will take to our lakes and rivers for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Unfortunately, for some, the weekend could end in tragedy. Last year, 23 people died…


Island Beach State Park

26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Set For Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park

NEW CATEGORY FOR HIGH-SCHOOL-AGED ANGLERS ADDED FOR CONTEST (17/P47) TRENTON – The competition for the 26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament on Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park will be a bit stronger this year with the addition of a new participation category for high-school-aged students, Department of…


Knowing How To Catch A Giant  Tarpon Is Half The Battle

Knowing How To Catch A Giant Tarpon Is Half The Battle

By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like nothing else. Tarpon fishing in Florida has no equal, so…


Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach…


High Water and Habitat Come Together For Greers Ferry Fish

High water and habitat come together for Greers Ferry fish HEBER SPRINGS – Recent rainfall has elevated the water at Greer’s Ferry Lake a good 7-8 feet above its normal level. Recent electrofishing by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel indicate improving numbers now for largemouth and smallmouth bass. And…