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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Whitefish and Cisco Sport Netting Season on Shagawa Lake, Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tower Area Fisheries announces the opening of whitefish/cisco netting on Shagawa Lake in St. Louis County. Opening date for Shagawa Lake will be November 8, 2008 and closing date will be November 30, 2008. Nets may be set after sunrise on the opening day…


Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in Florida

The commercial and recreational harvest season for stone crab claws in Florida opens on Oct. 15.  The season will remain open until May 16. Stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length to be harvested legally, and claws may not be taken from egg-bearing female stone…


Flounder Limit of 10 Fish Enacted in Alabama

For the first time, Alabama anglers are now restricted in the number of flounder allowed in the daily creel limit. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, signed the new saltwater fishing regulations, which contains a 10-fish daily creel limit on flounder, as well as…


Fishery Managers Reopen Columbia River Chinook Season in Oregon & Washington

CLACKAMAS, Ore.  – Better than expected returns of Columbia River chinook salmon prompted fishery managers from Oregon and Washington to reopen the season below Bonneville dam starting Saturday. Effective Saturday, Sept. 20 until Dec. 31, 2008 or further notice, anglers will be permitted to keep chinook salmon caught between the…


DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Rules for 2008-2010 Seasons

Changes to Become Effective October 1, 2008 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the finalization of changes to freshwater fishing regulations for the 2008-2010 seasons. These new regulations will become effective on October 1, 2008, and enhance fishing opportunities for anglers across New…


Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Rule Proposals for 2009-10 Sportfishing Season

OLYMPIA – Four public meetings have been scheduled to discuss rule proposals for the 2009-10 sportfishing season in Washington. Those 25 proposed rules, which would affect various freshwater and saltwater fisheries around the state, are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/rule_proposals/ . Printed…


Shrimp Baiting Season Opens Sept. 12 in South Carolina Waters

The 2008 shrimp baiting season will open at noon Friday, Sept. 12 in South Carolina waters. Recreational shrimpers who purchase a shrimp baiting license can legally cast their nets for shrimp over bait during this season. Shrimp baiting season will remain open until noon Tuesday, Nov. 11.  The S.C. Department…


Oregon Sport Anglers May Keep Two Halibut

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, anglers may keep two Pacific halibut each day in the sport halibut fishery off the central Oregon coast. However, the all-depth halibut fishery will be closed on Friday, Sept. 12.  “We had some challenging ocean conditions this year that…


Oregon Daily Marine Fish Bag Limit Back Up to Six

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Sept. 7 ocean sport anglers may go back to catching six marine fish a day inside the 40 fathom line. The marine fish daily bag limit was changed from six fish to five on July 7 after catch projections caused fishery managers concern that the fishery…


Columbia River Area Pacific Halibut Reopens For Aug 29 Only

NEWPORT – Sport fishing for Pacific halibut in the ocean off the Columbia River area will reopen for one day only on Friday, Aug. 29. Fishery managers determined there was sufficient catch limit remaining to reopen the fishery for one day. The combined spring and summer harvest quota for the…