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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Stockings Will Resume After Mike Freeze England Community Fishing Pond Repairs Are Completed

ENGLAND – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fish stockings of the Mike Freeze England Community Fishing Pond have been suspended due to a leak in the lake. Stocking will resume once the leak is fixed and the lake is refilled. Originally, the lake was losing about 2,000 gallons of water…


DNR To Survey Lakes in the Grand Marais Area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be surveying several lakes and streams in the Grand Marais area (Cook County) during the next few months. Survey results are used to evaluate fisheries management efforts and to determine whether additional efforts are needed. Results are also used to update individual…


Missouri River Brown Trout Estimates Complete

Brown trout populations on the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade are up, say state fisheries biologists. Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries crews recently completed the annual population estimates for brown trout in the 33-mile stretch of the Missouri River. This year the number of brown…


DNR to Study Lake Kabetogama Walleye Natural Reproduction

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is releasing marked walleye fry this spring in Lake Kabetogama at Voyageurs National Park to better understand the species’ natural reproduction and recruitment cycles. The work may help researchers understand why young walleye survival rate has declined on the lake recently, after remaining…


Lake Bistineau Drawdown To Begin July 15

Lake Bistineau will undergo a drawdown to assist with the control of giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic plant, beginning July 15, 2008.  This action follows two large-scale herbicide applications utilizing spray crews from around the state where over 4,900 acres of aquatic vegetation was treated, expending a total of 3,656…


Clear-Smithport Lake to Undergo Second Drawdown

The second in a series of drawdowns of Clear-Smithport Lake, recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Inland Fisheries Division, will begin on June 16, 2008.  Inland Fisheries biologists reported positive results after last summer’s drawdown and a second drawdown should further improve the lake’s ecosystem. Clear-Smithport…


Take a Break with Family and Friends During Iowa Free Fishing Weekend

DES MOINES – As Iowa gears up for Free Fishing Weekend, June 6-8, families can get hooked on the benefits of reducing stress and spending time together while fishing. “Iowa is home to more than 300 lakes and more than 10,000 miles of fishable streams, providing plenty of fishing opportunities,”…


Go Fish, No License Needed

The one day each year that a fishing license is not required for anyone is Free Fishing Day – this year on Saturday, June 7. Free fishing includes salmon; anglers don’t need a license or salmon permit, but they are still subject to all bag and possession limits. To go…


Great News for Free Fishing; Scheduling Error in Your Favor, Get 2 Free Fishing Days

PHOENIX – Unlicensed anglers in Arizona are getting an unexpected late spring windfall – you can fish state waters without a valid fishing license on both June 7 and June 14 this year, said Arizona Game and Fish Department officials. “Since there has been some confusion on the ‘real’ free…


Walleye Tagging Continues at Devils Lake

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently tagged 1,000 walleye at Devils Lake. Randy Hiltner, northeast district fisheries supervisor, said the popular fishery is in the second year of a three-year tagging project. “The project involves tagging 1,000 walleye each spring,” Hiltner said. “This allows us to gather…