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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

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…


Spring Chinook Must Be Released on the Kalama River

Action:  Kalama River anglers must release all spring chinook salmon. Species affected:  Chinook salmon. Effective dates: May 29 through July 31, 2012. Location:  From the boundary markers at the mouth to the upper salmon hatchery.  Reason for action:  Through May 18, six hatchery adult spring chinook have returned to Kalama Falls Hatchery, well below…


Daily Limit Increased for Hatchery Spring Chinook at Drano Lake

Action:  Up to six hatchery spring chinook may be retained. Up to 4 may be adult chinook.   Species affected: Chinook salmon Effective dates:  May 26 through June 30, 2012   Location: Drano Lake downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy….


Boca Grande Pass Fishing Under Seasonal Conservation Measures

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that seasonal conservation measures regulating the use of fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass for the next three months took effect April 1. These rules apply each year during the height of the tarpon fishing season in the pass. The measures…


New Michigan Fishing Regulations Take Effect April 1

To ensure that Michigan’s fisheries resources are managed properly and are providing the best benefits to anglers and the public, the Department of Natural Resources annually fine-tunes fishing regulations. For the coming 2012-2013 angling year, which begins April 1, the DNR would like anglers to be aware of the following…


DNR Reminds Anglers of New Lake Trout and Splake Regulations in Lake Superior

The Department of Natural Resources reminds Lake Superior anglers of regulations changes for lake trout and splake this season. The minimum size limit for splake ? lake trout/brook trout hybrids – has been increased to 15 inches, the same as it is for lake trout. This change should negate problems…


NY DEC Announces Plans to Modify Baitfish Transport Regulations

Revised Rules Will Address Overland Transport Restrictions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that DEC will propose revisions to the current rule restricting overland transport of uncertified baitfish. “I appreciate the helpful criticism of the Department’s existing baitfish regulations and we are…


Circle Hooks required for bottom fishermen on March 3 in South Carolina

Circle hooks, designed to improve the survival rate of released fish, will be required in both state and federal water beginning March 3, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The requirement for non-stainless steel circle hooks will apply to all marine species in the snapper-grouper complex, a…


Ice Fishing Shelter Removal Dates Approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are fast approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 7 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 21 in the northern third. The March 7 removal deadline applies…


2011 Minnesota Fishing Regulation Changes become Effective March 1

(Released February 25, 2011)   New special fishing regulations for affected lakes and other general changes for the 2011 fishing season become effective Tuesday, March 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Minnesota Fishing Regulations 2011 booklet, which summarizes changes on page 4, will be available…