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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Poachers Threaten Monterey’s Endangered Black Abalone

California game wardens recently made two new arrests in a series of black abalone poaching cases in Monterey County. Jerry Jones, 37, of Monterey, and Terry Callahan, 47, of Seaside were arrested by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) on May 13 after being found in possession of 51…


Catch and Release Salmon Fishing No Longer Allowed in the Central Valley Basin of California

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has begun enforcing new recreational salmon fishing regulations for the Central Valley Basin. Catch and release fishing that intentionally targets salmon is now illegal in any river or stream closed to salmon fishing. DFG staff will be notifying anglers and posting information about…


Public Meeting on Paddlefish Fishing Changes, May 20 in Indiana

The Natural Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed administrative rule changes related to paddlefish and fishing on the Ohio River, Wednesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. local time (EDT), at Sugar Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area, 2310 East State Road 364 in Winslow, in Pike County. The…


New Hours Offer Chattahoochee Trout Anglers More Opportunity in Georgia

Previously open to anglers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Georgia Power now has extended its access hours for the Morgan Falls Dam area of the Chattahoochee River from dawn to dusk. The new hours allow anglers more convenient times to hook a string of rainbow or brown trout. Trout…


Operation Colusa Clan Nets Seven Suspected Sturgeon Poachers

Wardens arrested seven Sacramento area men suspected of catching sturgeon using juvenile salmon as bait, then selling the illegally harvested fish for personal profit. Dubbed Operation Colusa Clan, it is the eighth major sturgeon poaching operation since 2003. Most of the fish were caught in Colusa County. “We are using…


Suggestions Sought on Indiana Fish, Wildlife Rules

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Natural Resources Commission is seeking public suggestions as part of an ongoing comprehensive review and enhancement of fish and wildlife rules for the Department of Natural Resources. Substantive rule change suggestions can be made through a Web-based interactive form by going to IN.gov/nrc/ and clicking on…


NOAA Proposes Interim Northeast Groundfish Rules

NOAA is proposing measures to govern Northeast groundfish fisheries beginning May 1, 2009, the start of the new fishing year. The measures strive to reduce overfishing, continue rebuilding of groundfish stocks, and provide more options for fishing businesses trying to mitigate the economic effects of the measures while the New…


Michigan’s Black Lake Sturgeon Spearing Guidelines Announced for 2009

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the drawing guidelines for the 2009 Black Lake sturgeon spearing season. Sturgeon spearing on Black Lake, located in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties, will be limited to successful lottery participants selected by random drawing. The Black Lake sturgeon spearing season opens Feb. 7…


Proposal Would Change Date to Remove UP Boundary Waters Ice Shanties in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a proposal to change the date that ice shanties would need to be removed from Upper Peninsula boundary waters. Currently, ice shanties are required to be removed from all UP waters by midnight on March 31 of each year. The…


Fishing for Hatchery Steelhead on the upper Columbia River Begins Nov. 6

OLYMPIA – A hatchery steelhead fishery opens Nov. 6 on the upper Columbia River from Rocky Beach Dam upstream to 400 feet below Wells Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Anglers will have a daily limit of two adipose-fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, which must measure at…