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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Comes to Lake Conroe Next Month

Angling Competition Benefits Texas Parks & Wildlife; Kids 17 & Under Free LAKE CONROE, Texas — The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers Association (PAA) sanctioned event, is only one month away from its debut on Lake Conroe. The October 16 — 18 competition benefits Texas Parks & Wildlife…


Indian Lake State Park of Michigan Begins Improvement Projects on Sept. 8

Indian Lake State Park in Schoolcraft County will begin paving improvements and site redevelopments to the South Unit campground and boating access site on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Campers will be allowed to remain in the campground until it closes at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8. The West Unit, a semi-modern…


Statement by NY DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis on Changes to the Reservoir Flow Plan for the Delaware River Basin

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis said: “This action demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the City of New York and the Delaware River Basin states to continue to improve reservoir release programs in a responsive, adaptable manner. The plan modifications are another incremental step toward greater…


As Shad Numbers Continue to Fall, Dec Plans to Close Hudson River Fishery to Protect Dwindling Stock

Three Public Meetings Slated for September With the American shad population in the Hudson River at historic lows, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) plans to propose closing recreational and commercial fishing for American shad in the Hudson and prohibit commercial landings in marine waters. DEC will…


Regional Director Stephen Guertin Announces the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery Pond Liner Project

Riverdale, ND – Today Mountain-Prairie Regional Director Stephen Guertin announced that Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery in North Dakota will receive more than $920,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding will support recreational fishing opportunities in the Midwest by investing in pond liners at the…


Cooperative Releases Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries

The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative today announced the availability of a final Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries. The Strategic Plan, which was prepared by the Cooperative’s Fisheries Technical Committee, provides a framework for implementing the Cooperative’s coordinated fisheries management programs. It outlines fish community goals and…


Big Bay de Noc Walleye Stocking Gets Assistance from Inter-Tribal Fisheries and Assessment Program

Each year at about this time walleye spring fingerlings are stocked in managed waters throughout the state. A limited numbers of walleye eggs were collected this year due to Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) concerns statewide, the Department of Natural Resources said today. DNR Fisheries staff collected walleye eggs in April…


Texas Moves to Protect Trophy Alligator Gar Fishery

ATHENS, Texas — The 82-inch, 140-pound alligator gar I pulled from the Trinity River in April 2008 will likely remain my fish of a lifetime. Many other anglers can probably say the same-or would love to be able to. That’s the goal of the new one-fish-per-day limit imposed on alligator…


NY DEC Announces Completion of the Freshwater Angler Survey

Information Will Be Used To Help Make Fisheries Management Decisions The 2007 New York State Freshwater Angler Survey, which provides valuable insight on fishing trends and resource management, is now available, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today. The survey is conducted periodically in order to…


Michigan’s Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Hosts 10th Annual Fish Festival July 18-19

“Fish on!” These exciting words will reverberate through the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on July 18-19, as dozens of youngsters catch a steelhead trout or even a muskie from the half-acre show pond. It’s all part of the hatchery’s 10th Annual Fish Festival. Admission is free….