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Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Spring Chinook Fishing Closes on the Lower Columbia River

OLYMPIA – After weeks of exceptional salmon fishing, fishery managers for Washington and Oregon agreed to close the spring chinook fishery on the lower Columbia River beginning Monday (April 21), when anglers are expected to reach their pre-season catch target. By then, the sport catch from the west Hayden powerlines…


Low Numbers of Returning Wild Chinook Lead to Chehalis River Closure

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the Chehalis River will not open as scheduled April 16 due to low numbers of returning fish, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. After analyzing the preseason forecast, fishery managers identified the need to close the…


Smallmouth Bass Regulations Change on Lake Sharpe in 2008

PIERRE, S.D.—Anglers who fish on Lake Sharpe should be aware that the slot-size limit for smallmouth bass has changed for 2008. The 2008 Lake Sharpe smallmouth bass protected slot will require all fish greater than 14 inches but less than 18 inches in length to be released.  Harvest of one…


S.C. Freshwater Fishing Trends

For more recent updates and further information visit www.SCFishingReport.com Mountains AreaLake Jocassee: Trout: Very good. Troll from the surface down to 55 feet using trolling spoons or large plugs. Also pull large live shiners in the same zone. In the April 12 Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament the winning fish…


S.C. Saltwater Fishing Trends

Little River – Grand Strand – Cape Romain/McClellanville – Charleston – Hilton Head – Beaufort – Tides – S.C. marine recreational fishing regulations (PDF file). Saltwater Fishing License site. For more recent updates and further information visit www.SCFishingReport.com Little River ICW water temperatures are around 65 degrees, and surf temperatures…


S.C. Weekly Tidetable

 To find times of low and high water for other coastal areas add or subtract as indicated as tides are calculated from the Charleston Customhouse Wharf: Location High Low Little River (town) +12 min. +32 min. Murrells Inlet -2 min +24 min. Georgetown (Sampit River) +1 hr.,25 min. +2 hrs.,9…


Upper Potomac River Advisory

ANNAPOLIS, MD– The Maryland Natural Resources Police has announced, based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams should be avoided at this time. The following is a…


Fish Busters’ Bulletin – May 2008

Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Vision The future looks bright for freshwater fisheries in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Darrell Scovell, director of FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, presented an optimistic vision for Florida’s freshwater fisheries to Commissioners at the FWC’s April 2008 meeting. “This…


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…