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Category Archives: Fishing Rules

Grass Carp Protection in A Restricted Area Now In Effect

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding the public that the take and possession of grass carp and the use of gill and trammel nets in a restricted area of Avoyelles Parish where the department has stocked grass carp for aquatic weed control is prohibited.  This new rule…


Floodwaters Close Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site

BILLINGS — The Buffalo Mirage state fishing access site on the Yellowstone River at Sportsman’s Park near Park City closed to the public Monday night because of flooding. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wardens said the Yellowstone River, which is swollen with spring runoff, flooded parts of the park and…


New Striped Bass and Mountain Trout Regulations Go into Effect July 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 18, 2008)– New regulations affecting striped bass anglers fishing in eastern North Carolina rivers and trout anglers fishing in public mountain trout waters will go into effect July 1. Two striped bass regulations, which were developed jointly by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Division…


South Fork Salmon River Opens Soon for Salmon Fishing

Salmon anglers with plans to fish the South Fork of the Salmon River will find more real estate available for fishing this season, even while fire recovery efforts continue. Recreational fishery opens June 25 and will remain open daily from a half hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset…


Salmon Fishing in the Clearwater Mainstem Closed

Salmon fishing on the mainstem Clearwater River downstream of the South Fork Clearwater River closed at the end of fishing hours Sunday, June 15. Fishery managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game estimate that as of June 8 anglers had harvested about 50 percent of the state’s harvest…


DEC to Reopen Shellfishing Areas in Huntington, Suffolk County

Reopening Follows Extensive Testing of Shellfish The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the reopening of approximately 5,200 acres of shellfish harvesting areas in the Town of Huntington. These areas were closed on May 28, 2008, after DEC’s Bureau of Marine Resources detected saxitoxin, a marine…


Fishing Seasons For Summer Chinook, Steelhead Set to Open on Portions of the Columbia River

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anglers will once again have a chance to catch chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead on large areas of the Columbia River, some of which have been closed to fishing for both species for the past month. Starting Monday (June 16), the sport fishery for summer chinook salmon…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close Off Westport, Nearshore Will Remain Open 2 Days A Week

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be able to fish for halibut off Westport for two more days – Sunday (June 15) and Tuesday (June 17) – before the offshore portion of Marine Area 2 closes to halibut fishing for the season. However, the nearshore waters of that marine area between Grays…


FWC Approves Stone Crab Rule Amendments

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved two changes to its stone crab management rules during a public meeting in Dania Beach on Thursday. One rule amendment continues the Stone Crab Advisory Board until July 1, 2011, to give it time to resolve ongoing issues in the fishery,…


FWC Allows Commercial Mullet Harvest on Weekends

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule that will allow the commercial harvest of striped or black mullet on weekends. This rule was approved at the FWC public meeting in Dania Beach on Thursday. The commercial harvest of mullet has been prohibited on weekends during certain…