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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

A 45-inch, 20-pound Passaic River Pike

Passaic River Pike in New Jersey

  by Ron Jacobsen Fisheries Technician There was a time when New Jersey anglers would have to travel to places north and west, such as Minnesota and the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba to find good northern pike fishing opportunities. Today, thanks to the efforts of the NJ…


Richard Scibek of Granbury caught Toyota ShareLunker 540 from Lake Fork February 2. The fish weighed 16.04 pounds and was 25.75 inches long and 23 inches in girth.

Toyota ShareLunker 540 Comes from Lake Fork

ATHENS—Richard Scibek of Granbury went to Lake Fork Saturday to enjoy a day of fishing with his friend James Quisenberry. Larry Hodge Using a black salty (a type of goldfish), Scibek caught a 16.04-pound largemouth bass that ties with another Lake Fork fish as the twenty-second largest bass ever caught…


Lake Dunlap Produces Toyota ShareLunker

ATHENS—Lake Dunlap, a small reservoir on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, became the sixty-third Texas reservoir to produce a largemouth bass weighing 13 or more pounds when Matthew Moccia of Manchaca caught a 13.34-pounder from the lake December 30. Moccia was fishing in 10 feet of water using a…


Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 31 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through December 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made in the categories of industry,…


Newark Man Catches State Record Tiger Muskie

NEWARK  – Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries biologists have confirmed that a 16-pound, 4-ounce tiger muskie caught on July 26 set a new state record for the species.   Recreational angler James R. Stewart of Newark caught the fish in the Brandywine River about a mile upstream from…


New Walleye Regulation at Mille Lacs Lake; Good Fishing Expected

Anglers who fish Mille Lacs Lake during the 2012 season will be able to keep walleye less than 17 inches in length, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is a change from last year’s regulation that allowed keeping of walleye less than 18 inches. The 17-…


NYDEC Announces Official Opening of Downtown Plattsburgh Boat Launch

Site Universally Accessible and Allows for Public Fishing Access Together with state and city officials, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the opening of the Downtown Plattsburgh Boat Launch. “Providing high quality access that can accommodate the increasing needs of bass anglers and…


Cleveland Angler Sets New State Catch-and-Release Record for Alligator Gar

ATHENS—Joseph Williams of Cleveland, Texas, fishes the Trinity River below Lake Livingston dam about 30 weekends a year, trying to catch big alligator gar and release them alive. In April he landed a 200-pound-plus monster that did not survive and became the rod and reel record for the Trinity, but…


DEC Reminds New Yorkers of Upcoming Free Fishing Weekend

No Fishing License Required This Saturday and Sunday State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today reminded New Yorkers that this weekend, June 25-26, has been designated “Free Fishing Weekend” in New York State. “In effort to increase fishing participation in New York State, this weekend is an…


Anglers to Target Grass Carp on Lake Conroe

Bow and rod-and-reel anglers will remove excess carp to aid native aquatic vegetation restoration ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff has partnered with the Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) and the Texas BASS Federation Nation (TBFN) to conduct a grass carp removal tournament on Lake Conroe Saturday and…