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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Fishing Bag Limits, Tackle Restrictions Lifted on Santa Fe River

SANTA FE — Beginning Thursday, June 5, anglers will be allowed to catch and keep unlimited numbers of fish from the Santa Fe River as the City of Santa Fe prepares to reduce the flow from city reservoirs. The Department of Game and Fish issued the official emergency salvage order,…


East Coast Trap/Pot Fishermen May Get More Time to Convert to Sinking Groundline

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing that East Coast trap/pot fishermen get six additional months to switch from floating to sinking groundline, a conversion that will help reduce the risk of entangling large whales in fishing gear. NOAA is proposing the extension to ensure all crab and fish trap/pot operations, which…


Salmon Season Boundary Correction

A news release sent out Thursday, May 22, included an incorrect boundary description for Chinook fishing water on the Upper Salmon River. The Upper Salmon will be open from June 19 until August 2 or until further notice, from the Highway 75 Bridge – milepost 213.5 – about nine miles…


Gov. Sanford Signs New Santee Cooper Striped Bass Regulations

Governor Mark Sanford signed new striped bass regulations into effect on May 21, 2008 for the Santee Cooper system. The new regulations will act as a first step to combat the population decline of the striped bass fishery in the Santee Cooper System by reducing the amount of fish an…


Ask the Wyoming Game and Fish – 6/2/2008

Question. I caught a rainbow trout that was full of eggs.  Can the eggs be used as bait? Answer. Eggs from game fish can be used as bait providing you are fishing a water where the use of bait is not restricted.  On some waters only the use of artificial…


Wyoming Free Fishing Day Is June 7

CHEYENNE– Both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free with no license required all day in Wyoming on Saturday, June 7.  Free Fishing Day was authorized in 2003 by the Wyoming State Legislature. On June 7, anglers can fish for free on all waters in Wyoming with the exception…


Paddlefish Harvest Season Is Closed

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today that the paddlefish harvest season is closed beginning Saturday, May 31 at 9 p.m. on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. Catch and release fishing only is allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Intake Fishing Access…


DFG Announces Changes to Central Valley Recreational Salmon Fishing Regulations

New recreational salmon fishing regulations for the Central Valley of California go into effective on or about July 1, 2008. These regulations are the strictest ever enacted. On May 9, 2008, the Fish and Game Commission voted to close all Central Valley rivers and streams to the retention of salmon…


Amendment to the 2008 Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Schedule

The Chitina Subdistrict will remain closed until Thursday June 5 at 7:59 p.m. Fish passage past the Miles Lake sonar is sufficient to allow a personal use fishery opening during the week of June 2 – 8. The duration of this opening will be 72-hours from 8:00 p.m., June 5…


NOAA Reduces Halibut Limits, and Other Regulatory Changes for Southeast Charter Anglers

Under newly released federal regulations, effective June 1, 2008 the daily bag limit for anglers fishing from a sport fishing charter vessel in IPHC Area 2C (all marine waters of southeast Alaska except Yakutat) is one (1) halibut of any size per day with a possession limit of two (2)…