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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Wisconsin Early Catch and Release Trout Season Opens March 5

MADISON – These are the good old days of fishing: anglers venturing out for the early catch-and-release trout season that opens March 5 should generally find more fish and more miles to fish than in the past 60 years. “Trout abundance is at or near all-time highs on most waters…


New State Law Allows for Lifetime License Transfers in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced a new state law that allows for the one-time transfer of lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses under certain circumstances. Previously, lifetime licenses could not be transferred to another individual, regardless of the situation. Under the new law, lifetime…


Minnesota DNR Comment Period Open through Feb. 24, 2011

(Released February 18, 2011) The public comment period remains open through Thursday, Feb. 24, for permanent rule changes proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that affect fishing and issuing permits. Complete rule language, statement of need and reasonableness and rule notice can be found on the DNR…


Sport Lingcod Season Will Start Week Earlier in 3 Coastal Washington Areas

OLYMPIA — Most of the Washington coast will open to recreational lingcod fishing March 12, a week earlier than the date listed in the state’s 2010/2011 sport fishing rules pamphlet. Heather Reed, coastal policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), said the opening date for the…


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On July 1 Resident Shoreline Fishing License Is Free; Other Prices Increase

The license for Florida residents to catch saltwater fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore cost $9 last year, but beginning July 1, it’s free. Other license and permit fees will increase on that date. The Florida Legislature repealed the shoreline license fee during the past session. However,…


Fishing Closures Lifted for Most of Alameda Shoreline

Only One Beach Remains Closed to Harvesting State officials today lifted fishing and shellfish harvesting closures for most of Alameda County’s shoreline. The only restrictions remain at Crown Memorial State Beach, where mussel and shellfish harvesting remain closed. The closures were imposed on Oct. 30, the same day as the…


California Bay-Delta Sport Fishing Enhancement Stamp Repealed

2009/11/10 – California anglers will no longer need to purchase a Bay-Delta Sport Fishing Enhancement Stamp as of Jan. 1, 2010. On October 11, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed AB 1052, an amendment to the Fish and Game Code concerning the Bay-Delta Sport Fishing Enhancement Stamp. This legislation repealed the requirement for…


Upper Red Lake of MInnesota Seeing Walleye Regulations Change on Dec. 1

10/28/2009 – Upper Red Lake walleye anglers still can keep four fish beginning Dec. 1, but all walleye 17-to 26-inches in length must be immediately released. Anglers can keep one walleye longer than 26 inches. “Winter angling pressure has been consistently higher than open-water fishing pressure, making the adjustment back…


CA DFG Announces Two Public Meetings to Discuss Lobster Hoop Net Regulation Changes

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold two public meetings in Southern California to review options for potential hoop net regulation changes. Hoop nets are commonly used along the Southern California coast by sport fishermen to catch California spiny lobster. The two meetings, to be held next week…


Keys Commercial Lobster Operation Results in Convictions, Seizures, and Forfeitures

Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Eddie McKissick, Resident Agent in Charge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Hal Robbins, Special Agent in Charge, NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, Southeast Division, Sean Morton, Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS),…