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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

California Department of Fish and Game Gives Holiday Present To Anglers

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will stock rainbow trout and catfish in the San Francisco Bay Area this month. More than 37,000 pounds of rainbow trout — some as large as one pound each — and catfish up to two pounds each will be stocked in lakes during…


Special Regulations For Smallmouth Bass Limited To Mississippi River Between St. Cloud and Crow River

An experimental regulation credited with turning the Mississippi River between St. Cloud and Anoka County into a world-class smallmouth bass fishery will become permanent but will not be expanded to a 15-mile stretch of the Mississippi between the Crow River and Coon Rapids dam, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…


Sit On A Bucket Over Ice? Nice.

MADISON – It’s not everybody’s idea of fun, but it fits the bill perfectly for nearly half a million Wisconsin adults every winter. In a new video available on the Department of Natural Resources Web site “Ice Fishing: My Kind of Fun,” an angler fishing one of the popular Madison…


Winter Rainbows Arc Across Texas

Annual Rainbow Trout Stockings Begin Dec. 3 AUSTIN, Texas — For an inexpensive, entry-level fishing experience the entire family can enjoy, it doesn’t get much easier than winter rainbow trout fishing in Texas. Beginning Dec. 3 and continuing until mid-March, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock upwards of…


Ancient Lake Sturgeon Are No Longer Just History in Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. – The once eliminated, prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon is making a return to Georgia’s waters. Decades have passed since these fish, described by some as “shark-like” and “weird,” inhabited their native waters in the Coosa River Basin and Etowah River. Thanks to recent stocking efforts, the species now has…


CA DFG Fish Stocking Program Will Continue Following Court Order

SACRAMENTO – An order today signed by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette will allow the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to stock more waters than would have been allowed under his Nov. 6 tentative ruling. The order is a result of weeks of negotiation among DFG, and the…


South Carolina DNR Stocks Trout by Helicopter in Lower Saluda River

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Freshwater Fisheries Section stocked about 17,000 brown and rainbow trout in the Lower Saluda River Nov. 19 using a helicopter and specialized lift bucket. The stocking benefits South Carolina’s $18 million trout fishery. This year’s trout stocking is a cooperative effort between DNR and…


The Shenandoah River Fish Kill Task Force Evaluates Results of Latest Studies on Virginia River Systems

Richmond, VA — The Shenandoah River Fish Kill Task Force met November 17, 2008, to review the latest research on the causes of unexplained fish kills in several Virginia river systems since 2003. The meeting included presentations and discussions of findings during 2008. Though researchers have not identified a cause,…


DNR Seeks Comments on Lake and Stream Management Plans in the Grand Marais Area

Every year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) prepares or revises individual fisheries lake and stream management plans for several waters in each management area and seeks public comment on the plans. In the Grand Marais area, plans for the following lakes and streams will revised through March 2009:…


Two kokanee Salmon Spawning Runs in Utah

Late-fall run could lead to better fishing at Flaming Gorge Flaming Gorge anglers could see a nice bonus in future years after kokanee salmon ran up Sheep Creek this past October. Two kokanee salmon spawning runs happened in Sheep Creek this fall, one in September and one in late October….