Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Fighting Illegally Stocked Fish in Utah

DWR seeks input on fishing ideas for 2009 The number of Utah chubs in Scofield Reservoir is growing. And so is the number of burbot and walleye that were placed illegally in two other Utah waters. To address those and other concerns, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending several…


Most Areas of Puget Sound Closing to Crabbing; Sport Crabbers Must File Catch Report

OLYMPIA – Recreational crab fishing will close for a catch assessment in eight areas of Puget Sound at sunset on Labor Day, after which everyone licensed to fish for crab in the Sound will have until Sept. 15 to report their summer’s catch. Licensed sport crabbers must submit summer catch…


DNREC Fisheries to Hold Aug. 27 Public Hearing on State Fisherman Registry Regulations

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public hearing regarding proposed new regulations that would establish state fisherman registries at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the DNREC Auditorium, Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. The new regulations would go into effect Jan. 1,…


Chinook Fishing in Marine Areas 9 and 10 Will Close at End of the Day Friday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding anglers that the recreational fisheries in marine areas 9 (Admiralty Inlet) and 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close to the retention of chinook salmon at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 15. The closure of the mark-selective fisheries for…


Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishing Closes Aug. 15

EPHRATA – Sockeye salmon fishing on Lake Wenatchee will close one hour after sunset Friday, Aug.15. By then, the catch will be close to total that can be taken while maintaining sufficient sockeye for natural spawning, said Jeff Korth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) north central region fish…


Amendment to the 2008 Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Schedule in Alaska

The Chitina Subdistrict will be open from 12:01 a.m. Monday August 18 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 24. There will be no supplemental harvest during this fishing period. This announcement does not change the eleventh opening of the Chitina Subdistrict, which will remain at 12:00 noon Tuesday August 12 through…


Youth-only Fishing Day at the Homer Spit in Alaska, Saturday August 16

A portion of the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on the Homer Spit will be open to fishing only by youths 15 years of age and younger on Saturday, August 16, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The youth-only fishing area will be posted. The remainder of the Fishing Lagoon will…


Sturgeon Hook and Line Season To Open In Wisconsin Sept. 6 With New Regulations

MADISON – The 2008 hook and line season for lake sturgeon opens Sept. 6 on major river systems statewide, with rule changes aimed at assuring the future of the state’s sturgeon fisheries. The season has been shortened and ends Sept. 30, and the minimum length for harvesting sturgeon has been…


New Salmon and Steelhead Regulations on Klamath and Trinity

New fishing regulations to increase the possession limit of returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon from four to six along the Klamath River system become effective Aug. 15. The California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations increasing the possession limit at their June 28, 2008 meeting in Upland to reflect an…


Amendment to the 2008 Copper River Personal Use Dip Net Salmon Fishery Schedule

The Chitina Subdistrict will be open from 12:00 noon Tuesday August 12 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 17. There will be no supplemental harvest during this fishing period. This announcement does not change the tenth opening of the Chitina Subdistrict, which will remain at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday August 5 through…