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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Snagging Prohibited in Saltwater at the Mouth of Auke Creek

A small saltwater area in Auke Bay, immediately off the mouth of Auke Creek, will be closed to snagging or attempting to snag fish beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2008 and remain closed through Sunday, August 31, 2008.  Fish hooked elsewhere than in the mouth must be released immediately. …


Blind Slough Closes to Sport Fishing and King Salmon Bag Limits Decrease in Wrangell Narrows

Petersburg – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish today announced a closure to sport fishing in Blind Slough due to brood stock concerns at the Crystal Lake Hatchery (CLH).  The closure includes all waters of Blind Slough upstream of a line between Blind Point and…


NYDEC Announces Temporary Closure of Three Shellfishing Areas

North Shore Areas To Be Closed Over Fourth of July Holiday, Expected to Reopen July 10 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced the temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the north shore of Long Island during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday….


King Salmon Bag Limits Increased in Two Areas Near Sitka

Sitka – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that bag and possession limits are being increased for all anglers (resident and nonresident) in the Hidden Falls and Silver Bay saltwater areas to harvest hatchery-produced king salmon.  Beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, the daily bag and possession…


Shrimp Season to Close in Portions of Zones 1 and 3

The 2008 spring inshore shrimp season in Shrimp Management Zones 1 and 3 will close on Tuesday, July 1, at 6:00 a.m. except for the following portions of Zones 1 and 3:   Zone 1 Lake Pontchartrain including Rigoletes Pass from the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain extending eastward to the…


New FWC Rules Require Tags on Passive Fishing Gear

Passive fishing gear – things like trotlines, crab traps, bush hooks and other devices that catch fish in fresh water while the fisherman isn’t present – have to be tagged with the owner’s name and address under a new rule. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted new…


Chinook fishery reopens on 3 Columbia tributaries; hatchery steelhead limit rises to 6 per day on 2 rivers

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Starting today, anglers may once again keep hatchery-reared chinook salmon they catch while fishing on the Cowlitz, Kalama, and Lewis rivers in southwest Washington. Also today, the catch limit for steelhead will increase to six hatchery steelhead per day on the Cowlitz and North Fork Lewis rivers….


Halibut Fishing To Reopen June 28 For One Day Off La Push and Neah Bay

OLYMPIA — The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington will reopen for another offshore day to allow anglers to harvest the June portion of the quota, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The fishery in marine areas 3 and 4 (La Push and…


Shrimp Season to Close in Remainder of Zone 2

The 2008 spring inshore shrimp season in the remainder of Shrimp Management Zone 2 extending from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island and from the western…


Salmon Fishing Summary: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Salmon Fishing: Closed Salmon fishing is closed on these rivers: Clearwater River mainstem downstream of the South Fork Clearwater River. Middle Fork Clearwater River from its mouth upstream to the confluence of Lochsa and Selway rivers. Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam. Lower Salmon River mainstem downstream from Shorts…