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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Free Entrance, Free Fishing Mark S.D. State Parks’ Open House Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Game, Fish and Parks is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy South Dakota state parks and recreation areas with the Parks’ Open House Weekend and Free Fishing Weekend Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18. During the annual three-day event, entrance fees are waived for…


DEM To Hold Public Meeting May 14 on Proposed Amendments To Marine Fisheries Regulations Governing Monkfish and Lobsters

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 14, on proposed amendments to the Rhode Island marine fisheries regulations. The proposed amendments set a control date for the commercial monkfish fishery and set maximum gauge sizes for the Area 3, 4, 5, and…


Game Commission Seeks Public Comment on Fisher Plan

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft fisher management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on “Draft Fisher Management Plan” in the center of the homepage.  “We are seeking public comment on the draft fisher management plan to…


ODFW invites public comment on proposed fishing rules

Salem, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites members of the fishing public to comment on proposed changes to the 2009 sport fishing regulations at 11 public meetings held throughout Oregon in May. The comments received at these meetings will be presented to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission…


Paddlefish Snagging Season to Close to Additional Harvest May 7 at 10 p.m.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced today that the state’s 2008 paddlefish snagging season will be closed to any additional harvest effective at 10 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Wednesday, May 7, 2008, to protect the population level of the fish. The 2008-10 fishing proclamation allows for the Game…


Ask the Wyoming Game and Fish

Q. I like to fish streams with worms and salmon eggs, but it seems most are restricted to artificial lures and flies. Why is that? A. First off, there are more streams where bait is legal, than otherwise. If bait is not legal on a particular water, that water will…


Boat Validation Decals Needed

Attention boaters: new boat validation decals are needed before you launch your boat this year. The red validation decal obtained for motorboats, sailboats, or personal watercraft expired at the end of February and should be removed or covered. The new decal needed before launching boats this spring is green in…


Boats Must Display Orange Decals

North Dakota boats displaying a green registration decal have an expired license, reminds Nancy Boldt, boat and water safety coordinator for the state Game and Fish Department. The current registration, which runs from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2010, is an orange decal. All boat registrations with a green…


DNR Extends Susquehanna Flats Striped Bass Catch & Release Season

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will extend the Susquehanna Flats catch and release fishery for striped bass by one week. The fishery, originally scheduled to close on May 3, will remain open until midnight on Friday, May 9. Cold water combined with the…


Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season To Open

The opening dates of the 2008 Louisiana spring shrimp season were announced at the May 1 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.  The declaration of emergency, which established the season opening dates, followed a presentation of the latest biological and hydrological data compiled by the Louisiana Department of…