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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

For Clear Lake’s Most Popular Game Fish – the Bite is On

CLEAR LAKE – One of my annual outdoor goals is to hook a walleye on the very first cast of the spring fishing season. Although I’ve never been successful at achieving the dream, I came pretty close this year. I didn’t begin fishing until last week, and the walleye spawn…


Northern Snakehead Makes Arkansas Arrival

BRINKLEY – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists confirmed a breeding population of northern snakehead, an invasive species from Asia, in Lee County on April 28. The population was discovered when a farmer found an unusual fish wiggling along a gravel farm road near a ditch and contacted the…


More Than 500,000 Shad Larvae Released into Brandywine Creek for Restoration Effort

Late Tuesday evening, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife released more than 500,000 hickory shad larvae or “fry” into the lower Brandywine Creek as part of an ongoing effort to restore a once-abundant species.  “There was no time to even announce the stocking,” said Craig Shirey, a Fisheries program…


Remaining Fish to Be Removed from Roslyn Lake

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Beginning next week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Portland General Electric will attempt to remove the remaining fish from Roslyn Lake before it is drained. Where possible, the fish will be relocated to other waterbodies. Roslyn Lake, located near Sandy, will be drained over the…


Opening Day Approaches for Several Prized Freshwater Species

Walleye, Northern Pike, Pickerel, and Tiger Muskellunge Season Opens on May 3 Catch-and-Release Bass Season is Open on Many of the State’s waters With the opening of the season for many popular warmwater and coolwater gamefish species, fishing season in New York State is now in full swing. The New…


New Hampshire Fish Consumption Guidelines Updated

  CONCORD, N.H. — State officials responsible for monitoring New Hampshire waterways and protecting public health released updated fish consumption advice that includes several new recommendations: Stocked (hatchery-grown) trout are exempt from the statewide advisory; perch are included with other species that have length restrictions regarding consumption; and four new…


Arizona Urban Fishing Bulletin: April 27 – May 10

GILBERT PARKS BOARD TO CONSIDER CLOSING URBAN PROGRAM On Thursday evening, May 1, the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be deciding on a citizen proposal to drop Water Ranch Lake from the Urban Fishing Program and convert it to a catch and release, artificial fly and lure only…


Huge Striped Bass Hybrid Takes Lake Record Spot at Canton

Lifelong Oklahoma angler James Wesley Jones, Jr. of Canton said he loves fishing because it is a relaxing activity, but there was likely no relaxing going on April 19 when he landed a 23.2-lb. (23 lbs., 3 oz.) striped bass hybrid from Canton Lake. The huge fish qualifies as a…


Record Sauger Caught – First Record Fish of 2008

Donald Peyer of Whitewater reeled in a 6-pound, 4.8-ounce sauger on April 2 from the Mississippi River in Pierce County, establishing a new state record for sauger. MADISON — It didn’t take long for the first state record fish to fall in 2008. Donald Peyer of Whitewater reeled in a…


New Tool Helps Fight Quagga Mussels

Bill gives officers authority to stop, inspect and detain boats and vehicles Utah has a new tool to help prevent quagga and zebra mussels from entering the state—Senate Bill 238. Passed during the 2008 legislative session, SB-238 gives Utah law enforcement officers and port-of-entry agents the authority to stop, inspect…