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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

AUSTIN — Changes to harvest regulations for bass in the Devil’s River highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff have also proposed regulation changes for lakes in Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth and an update to reflect a recent species name…


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…


Texas Amberjack

TPWD Proposing Changes to Bass and Catfish Fishing Regulations; Drum and Amberjack Size Limits

AUSTIN —Fisheries staff with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are considering proposals to adjust bass and catfish fishing regulations in specific waters and areas, move saugeye under walleye harvest regulations, and clarify length limits on black drum and amberjack and rules prohibiting snagging of fish with pole-and-line. The proposed…


General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

A recent amendment to the South Carolina Code of Laws (50-5-1705) is now in effect. The amended section reads as follows: It is unlawful for a person to take or possess in any one day more than fifty of a combination of the following: spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), whiting (Menticirrhus spp.),…


Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which…


Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Regulations that will limit the harvest of walleye and potentially increase the harvest of northern pike and smallmouth bass will be implemented on Mille Lacs Lake this spring as part of a multi-year effort to rebuild the lake’s legendary walleye population, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)….


Rules Must Be Followed To Nail An Arkansas State Fish Record

Rules Must Be Followed To Nail An Arkansas State Fish Record

LITTLE ROCK – The weather is warming, official spring is approaching, and many Arkansans are getting into fishing mode. This is a time when state record fish are often landed. Catching such a fish is just the beginning step in getting into the record books with your prize from lakes,…


2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

2013 Striped Bass Season for Roanoke River Opens March 1 in N.C.

WELDON, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30.  The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound,including the Cashie,…


Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

(Feb. 8, 2013) – Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent that would remove the 14” minimum length limit on black bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verret Complex.  LDWF biologists made this recommendation based both on results of an LDWF study…


CA DFG Publishes Printable and Interactive Steelhead Zone Maps to Assist Anglers

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has created and posted two different Steelhead Report and Restoration Card (SHRRC) location code maps to help anglers easily identify location code boundaries and accurately report their catch. The newly available maps include a printable pocket guide for use in the field and…