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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Angler Opinion Sought Regarding Muskellunge Size Limits at Three Kentucky Lakes

Frankfort, Ky. – Anglers can express their opinions regarding size limits on muskellunge at three of Kentucky’s lakes by participating in a special online survey for the next few weeks. Members of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission want public input before considering any changes to the existing size limits…


California DFG Responds to Potential Injunction on Salmon and Trout Stocking Programs

SACRAMENTO – Following a Sacramento Superior Court Judge’s decision Friday regarding the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) fish stocking program, Director Donald Koch made the following statement: “We look forward to meeting with the petitioners from Stanford Law School within the next two weeks to seek agreement on the…


New Fishing Regulations in Michigan Expand Opportunities, Limit Smelt Harvest

Michigan anglers will have several new opportunities, but also will face a new restriction, because of fishing regulation changes approved at the Nov. 6 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing. Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries signed fisheries orders that extend the spearing season through the ice for pike…


Public Comments Sought on Arizona Fish Stocking Program So It Can Continue to Receive Federal Funding

Did you know that the feisty rainbow trout dancing on the end of your fishing line was most likely hatchery raised? Each year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks more than 3 million fish for anglers to catch in approximately 160 of Arizona’s lakes, rivers and streams – mostly…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Postpones Trout Stocking for Reddies River

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has postponed the November delayed-harvest trout stocking for Reddies River in Wilkes County.  The current water quality conditions in the river could impact the survival of stocked fish. The portion of Reddies River downstream of the city’s water supply reservoir was…


Hot Trout Action Continues – Winter Trout Stocking Begins November 24 in New Jersey

Hey, New Jersey trout anglers – Get ready for another round of super-sized trout stocking! Beginning November 24, another 5,010 large trout will be stocked in 23 lakes throughout the state (see list below). These 14 inch to 17 inch two-year old rainbow trout come on the heels of the…


Cash Reward Offered for Tagged Bass in the Arkansas River

DUMAS – Anglers may find a bonus when they catch a largemouth bass on Pool 2 of the Arkansas River – many wear special reward tags worth $10 to $100.   The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has partnered with the Aquaculture and Fisheries Center at the University of Arkansas at…


A Universally Accessible Pier is Latest Feature at Westwood Park, NC

MOUNT AIRY, N.C.  – New pond. New fish. New pier. As part of a multi-phase effort to bring more fishing opportunities to local anglers, the City of Mount Airy, in cooperation with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, recently completed construction of a universally accessible fishing pier on Tumbling Rock Reservoir…


Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin – Creels; Aren’t They Old Fashioned Fish Baskets?

You might wonder why someone in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) boat is stopping you and asking to participate in a “creel survey.” Two questions come to mind. What is a creel? And why does it require a survey? Very good questions – one answer involves tradition;…


Minnesota DNR Dock Removals Underway

All across Minnesota, lakeshore owners have been busily removing docks in anticipation of freezing temperatures. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is doing the same at public water accesses. Craig Mitchell, DNR Southern Region Trails and Waterways manager at New Ulm, said the DNR tries to leave docks out as…