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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Spring Chinook fisheries will close Sunday on sections of Snake, Columbia rivers

OLYMPIA – Chinook salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Sunday (May 11) on sections of the Snake and mid-Columbia rivers originally scheduled to remain open through mid-June, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. With returns of spring chinook salmon falling short of…


Fishing Agreements For Lake Seminole and St. Mary’s River Remain In Effect

Florida and Georgia recently cancelled a longstanding agreement that allowed both states’ resident senior citizens to go freshwater fishing or hunting in either state without purchasing licenses.  However, special regulations adopted by the two states for Lake Seminole in Jackson County and the St. Mary’s River in Nassau and Baker…


Bemidji Area Streams Closed to Fishing During the First Week of Walleye Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending fishing closures on six streams in Beltrami and Clearwater counties from May 10 through May 16 to protect concentrations of spawning walleye. Major access points will be posted during the period of closure. The affected streams are: Blackduck River – County…


DNR Closes Fishing on Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake Through May 16 to Protect Walleye

Due to the late ice cover and early walleye opener, concentrations of walleye remain near the egg-collection operation at Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake. To protect the walleye, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will close the area extending from Williams Narrows upstream through the First River Flowage through…


Bemidji area streams closed to fishing during the first week of walleye season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending fishing closures on six streams in Beltrami and Clearwater counties from May 10 through May 16 to protect concentrations of spawning walleye. Major access points will be posted during the period of closure. The affected streams are: Blackduck River – County…


Commercial Fisheries For Deepwater Groupers and Tilefishes in Louisiana Waters To Close 12:01 A.M. Local Time, May 10, 2008 Until January 1, 2009

The commercial fisheries for deepwater groupers and tilefishes in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 10, 2008, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2009.  The deepwater grouper assemblage includes misty, snowy, yellowedge, Warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.  The tilefish assemblage includes tilefish, goldface tilefish, blackline tilefish,…


Fisheries Public Input Meetings Still Available

LITTLE ROCK – There are 8 remaining public input meetings scheduled by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to give anglers the opportunity to comment on the proposed fishing regulation changes for 2009. The input meetings are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s regulations-setting process. All the remaing…


Oyster, clam seasons in SC will close soon

South Carolina’s oyster season will close on Tuesday, May 15 according to S.C. Department of Natural Resources officials. Clam season will be extended another two weeks and close on Thursday, May 31. The seasons have been open since September 17th. Both seasons close at one-half hour after official sunset. Find…


Statement by DNR Secretary John R. Griffin Regarding Blue Crabs

Thanks for taking time to talk with us about our proposal to rebuild the blue crab population and fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. We are here tonight because our blue crab population and fishery have been in decline for almost 20 years. The population of blue crabs has dropped almost…


Gulf Shrimp Season To Close May 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday, May 15 until an unspecified time in July. The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife…