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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Cody Pitt of Many, La., won the Jan. 23 Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend with a 24-pound, 5-ounce limit to earn over $4,800 in winnings.

Pitt Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Opener on Toledo Bend Lake

McDonough wins co-angler title MANY, La. (Jan. 25, 2016) – Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2016 on Toledo Bend Lake. For his victory, Pitt earned…


Spotted Bass

MDC Sets New Truman Lake Spotted Bass Length Limit

Warsaw, Mo. – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit. Beginning March 1, a new regulation will reduce the length limit on spotted bass caught at Truman Lake from 15 inches to 12 inches. Bass population studies by Missouri…


Didymo found in South Holston River, in Tennessee. Photo by Dr. Justin Murdock, Tennessee Tech University (Click link at bottom of page for high-resolution photos) Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen 919-707-0187 jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

Trout Anglers Should Take Precautions after Discovery of Nuisance Algae

WHITTIER, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises trout anglers fishing in western North Carolina waters to be especially diligent when cleaning their fishing equipment after didymo, a nuisance algae, was found in the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County. Researchers from Tennessee Tech University collected cells…


54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Jordan Rethmeier of Garland and his father often fish in Lake Zebco, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s stocked casting pond. They’ve caught some big catfish, but Saturday, March 16, produced the biggest yet, a new water body record blue catfish. Jordan reeled in a 54.3-pound fish that was 47 inches…


Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival on April 6, 2013

LDWF and New Orleans City Park Present 66th Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 6

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is once again teaming with New Orleans City Park for their 66th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival. Spring is just around the corner, which means water temperatures are rising and largemouth bass activity is picking up.  In addition, the Department will be…


FLW Live Reel Chat with Brent Ehrler coming March 19

FLW Live Reel Chat with Brent Ehrler coming March 19

Bass-fishing fans can chat directly with the 2013 FLW Tour Lewis Smith Lake winner on FLWOutdoors.com, start submitting questions now In an ongoing effort to provide as much interaction between world-class anglers and fishing fans as possible, FLWOutdoors.com has announced the 66th installment of FLW Live Reel Chat. On Tuesday, March…


Trout Anglers In Wisconsin Being Asked To Report Incidents Of Gill Lice In Brook Trout

Trout Anglers In Wisconsin Being Asked To Report Incidents Of Gill Lice In Brook Trout

Bizrate FITCHBURG, Wis. – Alert trout anglers’ reports to state fish biologists have brought to light a potential threat to Wisconsin’s native brook trout, and all trout anglers are now being asked to help track that threat. Populations of a small parasitic crustacean — called a copepod by scientists but…


Dallas Fly Fishers to Offer Classes at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 9

Dallas Fly Fishers to Offer Classes at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 9

ATHENS — The Dallas Fly Fishers will teach classes for beginning fly-fishers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on March 9. Pre-registration is required and is available by calling Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222. There is no fee for the class. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered….


Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

More Than 8,000 Anglers Expected in Missouri at March 1 Trout-park Opener

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sitting in front of a crackling fire tops the list of places to spend a gray winter day for many Missourians. But if you are smitten with the idea of reeling in shimmering, feisty, delicious trout, there is no better place to greet a wintry sunrise than…


The 2013-14 Freshwater Sports Fishing Regulation Pamphlet Issued for California

The 2013-14 Freshwater Sports Fishing Regulation Pamphlet Issued for California

Changes this year include new regulations on sturgeon, salmon and steelhead retention, new areas where hatchery trout or steelhead may be retained, and a black bass slot limit removal on five waters. Regulation changes are highlighted in the front of the pamphlet for quick reference. New sturgeon fishing regulations establish…