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Category Archives: Fishing

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…


Proper Measurement of Fish Critical to Fish and Fisherman

PIERRE, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s 2008 Fishing Handbook defines length of a fish as “the total length of a fish in inches, as measured in a straight line along a flat surface, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.” Sometimes the instrument…


Walleye Anglers on Lake Sharpe, Lake Francis Case Will Need Patience

PIERRE, S.D.—By the very nature of their sport, anglers are patient. That characteristic will serve them well in 2008 on Lakes Sharpe and Francis Case where walleye populations are plentiful but many of the fish have yet to reach a harvestable size. The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Missouri…


Beat High Gas Prices This Spring and Summer — Fish Close to Home

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gas prices just keep going up, but you don’t have to let high fuel costs keep you from going fishing this summer — chances are there are plenty of good spots within just a few miles of your front door. Most people tend to fish the larger,…


Lake Cumberland Tailwater Wondrous For Worried Anglers on “Kentucky Afield” TV

Frankfort, Ky. – With Wolf Creek Dam at Lake Cumberland under extensive repair, anglers question the quality of fishing in the river below. Answers aren’t all that’s caught this weekend, April 26 and 27, on “Kentucky Afield” television. Lake Cumberland tourism for 2008 continues its resiliency with news like this….


Statement By Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley On Blue Crab Management Decisions By Virginia

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement today regarding Virginia’s efforts to assist in the rebuilding of the Blue Crab population in the Chesapeake Bay: “I want to thank Governor Kaine and his staff for their leadership and partnership with Maryland on their historic efforts to rebuild…


Snook season closes May 1 in Gulf, Everglades and Monroe County waters

The recreational harvest season for snook will close May 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters.  The harvest season for snook will remain closed until Sept. 1 in these areas. These seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable snook populations and help…


Maryland Proposes Regulations to Rebuild Blue Crab Population

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce female blue crab harvest by 34 percent in 2008. “We must take action today to…


Proper Measurement of Fish Critical to Fish and Fisherman

PIERRE, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s 2008 Fishing Handbook defines length of a fish as “the total length of a fish in inches, as measured in a straight line along a flat surface, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.” Sometimes the instrument…


Opening Day of the 2008 New Jersey Trout Season – A Recap

Saturday, April 5, marked the official “opening day” of the 2008 New Jersey trout fishing season. For the most part the rain held off, though the sky was overcast, and the morning air chilly with a slight breeze. Anglers were not deterred by the weather, with most stationed at their…