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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Public Comment Sought on Proposal to Restore Paiute Cutthroat Trout to Historic Habitat in Silver King Creek

 State and federal wildlife agencies are seeking public comment on a proposal to restore Paiute cutthroat trout to its historic habitat. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), today released a draft joint Environmental…


Michigan DNR Will Continue Limited Walleye Production in 2009

The Department of Natural Resources will continue limited production of walleye fry for the 2009 season as a precaution against spreading viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) into inland waters, fisheries officials announced today. “We still don’t have all the information we’d like on VHS,” said Gary Whelan, DNR fish production manager….


Babying Big Bass – How You Handle a Lunker Impacts Its Chances of Survival

ATHENS, Texas—One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the TPWD web site emphasize…


River Anglers Reminded of Wading Safety Tips

COLUMBUS, OH – The arrival of the popular “walleye run” along the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and other early spring fishing opportunities is about to begin and anglers are advised by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to observe some basic safety tips while wading and boating in pursuit…


2009 Fishing Licenses, Walleye Stamp Now On Sale in Minnesota

Minnesota’s 2009 fishing licenses and the state’s first-ever walleye stamp now are on sale. Anglers who purchase a license in early March can fish for 14 months as the license does not expire until April 30, 2010. The state’s new walleye stamp also is on sale. The stamp, though not…


Fly Fish Texas Coming to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 7

ATHENS, Texas — If you’ve ever thought about taking up fly-fishing, Fly Fish Texas is for you. The annual event takes place this year March 7 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Fly Fish Texas activities are free…


Pisgah Fly Masters Emerging as Fly Fishing Competition

BREVARD, N.C. – Organizers believe the Pisgah Fly Masters, a casting and fly-fishing competition preparing for its second year on March 21-22, could emerge as a premier event with continued success. “Having the inaugural event under our belt helps,” said Emilie Johnson, “And I believe adding a youth category this year…


Choke Canyon Gives Up Seventh ShareLunker

15.45-pound bass is also new lake record ATHENS, Texas—Brad Bookmyer of Leander had his fishing trip cut short January 21, but he was happy about it. After hooking two fish so big he could not turn them and keep them from getting off the hook, he landed a 15.45-pound largemouth…


Ice Fishing Clinic Set for Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden Jan. 24

The Department of Natural Resources’ Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center in Oden will hold an ice fishing clinic Saturday, Jan. 24, on Crooked Lake. The program begins at 10 a.m. with a 20-minute introduction indoors at the visitor center before participants head to nearby Crooked Lake for a great day of…


Iowa Midwinter Ice Fishing

Written by Joe Wilkinson It wasn’t hard to see why Dave Wilson plunked his ice tent down, just around the corner from Lake Macbride’s main boat ramp. Around him, the ice was pock-marked with refrozen holes, drilled by ice anglers in the days before. Still, in 15 feet of water,…