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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Port Graham/English Bay Area Closed to Retention of Sockeye Salmon June 1 – July 31

All waters of the English Bay River drainage and Port Graham Subdistrict close to the retention of sockeye salmon at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008, and will remain closed through 11:59 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008. The 2008 preseason forecast for sockeye salmon returning to the English Bay lakes…


Bait Allowed For Kenai River Early Run King Salmon Fishing Beginning June 1

Due to sufficient numbers of early run king salmon entering the Kenai River, anglers may fish with bait from a point approximately 100 yards downstream of the confluence of the Moose and Kenai rivers beginning 12:01 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2008. All other Kenai River special provisions, methods and means,…


IPHC Issues New Rules regarding Filleting Of Halibut at Sea

Under new federal rules that are in effect now, a halibut may not be cut into more than two ventral (bottom side) pieces, two dorsal (top side) pieces and two cheeks, all with the skin on. Anglers are allowed to consume halibut while at sea after filleting. This new rule…


Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider modifying regulations for coastal fall chinook

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet June 5-6 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters to consider modifying coastal fall chinook fishing regulations.  The Commission will also be asked to approve ODFW’s budget request for the 2009-2011 biennium. On Thursday, June 5 beginning at 1 p.m., the…


DNR Reminds Anglers of Closed Fishing Status on Upper Black River Until June 15

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the Upper Black River in Cheboygan County will remain closed to fishing until June 15. In the past, the closure order had been in effect until June 1, but DNR fisheries biologists felt the order should be extended in 2008 until June…


Two Fish Per Person Per Day Red Snapper Limit in State Waters

The Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that, as per regulation, a two fish per person limit for red snapper will be in effect opening day of the Gulf red snapper season on June 1, 2008. The minimum size requirement is 16 inches…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close off Ilwaco at the End of the Day June 1

OLYMPIA – The recreational halibut fishery off Ilwaco will close at the end of the day Sunday, June 1 after four weeks of fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Fishing ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, by which time anglers are expected to reach…


King Salmon Bag Limits Increased in Wrangell Narrows – Blind Slough For 2008

Petersburg – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish today announced an increase in the bag and possession limit for king salmon in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area from June 1 through July 31.  The sport fishing bag and possession limits for all anglers…


Free Fishing Days Will Be June 6-8 in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this year will be from noon Friday, June 6, through midnight Sunday, June 8. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas…


DFG Seeks Public Input On Proposed Longfin Smelt Regulation

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) seeks public input regarding a draft longfin smelt take regulation. The longfin smelt is currently being considered by the California Fish and Game Commission as a threatened or endangered species. During this candidacy period, DFG has prepared a draft regulation (Fish and…