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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Austin Metro Area Water Body Added to Neighborhood Fishing Program

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division Neighborhood Fishing Program (NFP) is expanding to the Austin metropolitan area with the introduction of Bullfrog Pond in Travis County’s newly opened East Metro Park. The park is located approximately 13 miles east of downtown Austin. The general…


Best Trout Fishing Conditions in More Than A Decade

The deep snow drifts across backcountry mountain roads have melted and now Arizona’s picturesque trout lakes in the national forests are not only accessible, most have filled and spilled as well, creating premium fishing conditions not seen in more than a decade. “This is shaping up to be one of…


Crappie Fishing Big Fun on Big River Backwaters This Weekend on “Kentucky Afield” TV

Frankfort, Ky. – The crappie spawn is spawning excellent catches along the Ohio River and its tributaries this weekend, May 10 and 11, on “Kentucky Afield” television. Up into the streams and creeks that feed the Ohio River, crappie anglers find harvest heaven. Breckinridge County’s Richard Butler guides host Tim…


Want Giant Catfish? No Need to Wait for Summer – the Action Starts Now

Mention the words giant catfish and most anglers will turn their thoughts toward hot and humid summer weather, late night fishing excursions, and the potent aroma of fermenting stink bait. And while it’s true that Iowa’s own Mister Whiskers does indeed love the spa atmosphere, the sport of catfishing does…


Fish Attractors Added to Western North Carolina Lakes

RALEIGH, N.C. – One of the first projects funded through a habitat enhancement program is currently under way on several lakes in western North Carolina. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, with assistance from local fishing clubs, homeowner associations and other volunteers, began placing nearly 400 “porcupine” fish attractors into lakes…


Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery Closed to Public for Raceway Construction

The Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Mich., will be closed to the public for extensive renovation May 1 to November 15, 2008. The hatchery will receive 16 new rearing units or “raceways” to replace the original units that were constructed in the 1950s. The raceways will average 30…


Genoa National Fish Hatchery Receives Funding for New Outdoor Classroom

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Wisconsin, will receive more than $95,000 as part of the National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act of 2006, to apply toward the construction of a new outdoor education classroom. Plans for the outdoor classroom…


Anglers Reminded to be on Lookout for Snakehead Fish

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding anglers fishing the Catawba River this year to be on the lookout for snakehead – an exotic, predatory fish that has the potential to expand its range into North Carolina waters. If anglers suspect they have caught a snakehead in…


Become a Better Walleye Angler

KEENE, N.H. — Gabe Gries, Region 4 Fisheries Biologist II and Warmwater Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, has set his sights on becoming a better walleye fisherman and offers the following advice for New Hampshire anglers on pursuing this worthy gamefish. Gries started working on…


Boaters Urged To Take Steps To Prevent Spread of Disease and Aquatic Invasive Species

MADISON – Practice good hygiene. That sound advice that mothers, teachers and doctors give to help prevent the spread of illness is equally important this year for anglers and boaters to help keep Wisconsin lakes and fish healthy, state invasive species experts say. The discovery of hydrilla, a new invasive…