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Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that Jan. 31, 2017 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists with important data necessary to monitor and…

CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

300th Angler Completes Popular Statewide Fishing Challenge The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Angler’s Guide to the California Heritage Trout Challenge, a new online tool for those interested in fishing for California’s heritage trout. The guide provides anglers with detailed information on how to complete…

Gag Grouper

Amberjack, Triggerfish and Gag Grouper Season Changes in Gulf Waters Start Jan. 1

Starting Jan 1, several recreational fishing season changes in Gulf waters will go into effect including: Greater amberjack will open Gray triggerfish will remain closed Gag grouper will close in most Gulf waters. See below for details on each season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine…

Trout on the Little Red River at Cow Shoals near Heber Springs, Ark.

New Trout Regulations for Little Red River in Effect Jan. 1

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers visiting the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs will find a few new regulations in place when they hit the water in 2017. The Commission voted unanimously to approve many changes which were adopted to help protect the world-famous trout fishery and…

New Record Gar

Bowfisherman Sets New Shortnose Gar Record in Arkansas

WARD – Bryson Harpole of Ward didn’t only set a new bar for shortnose gar in Arkansas’s fishing records on Nov. 1, 2016; he crushed the old record for unrestricted tackle. His bowfishing catch from Cypress Bayou WMA weighed an impressive 11 lbs. 12 oz., and measured over a yard…

Texas Speckled Trout

Fall Into Fishing Along the Texas Coast

AUSTIN – Anglers are taking full advantage of the recent unseasonably warm weather this fall that has kept fishing conditions pleasant along the Texas coast, according to coastal fisheries biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). “Conditions are ideal for recreational angles right now,” said Jerry Mambretti, TPWD…

AGFC workers working at Jim Hinkle Fish Hatchery.

Prize-Winning Trout Coming to Community Ponds for Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is kicking off the winter in style, by releasing hundreds of tagged rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state. Each year, rainbow trout raised at the Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth…

More Large Salmon Stocked In Three New Jersey State Park Lakes

More Large Salmon Stocked In Three New Jersey State Park Lakes

Approximately 1,200 salmon, reared to an average length of 13 inches, were recently stocked in three state park lakes. The fish were held in two 2,000 gallon tanks at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery since their delivery in April. With water temperatures hovering around the 50-degree mark, Hackettstown staff stocked…

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

ATHENS— Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens with a day of outdoor activities and free admission Saturday, Nov. 19. Activities going on throughout the day include a raptor and reptile display, a catfishing tournament, kayaking, fly fishing, archery and a walk along the…


Electrofishing Reveals Tiger Trout Fishing Tips in Arizona

Caught a tiger trout, yet? Try fishing the shorelines at Woods Canyon Lake. Some of our fish biologists were on the water at Woods Canyon,located on the Mogollon Rim,  electrofishing from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. — Wednesday through Thursday — and caught more than 100 tiger trout. “This number…