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Category Archives: Fishing

Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Commissioner Bob Martin signed a Notice of Administrative Change adjusting the size and possession limits for summer flounder (a.k.a “fluke”) for anglers fishing from shore atIsland Beach State Park (IBSP) during the 2014 open season. The Shore Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program (Program) for…


Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

New deadline for submission of nominations is November 1 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through November 1 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The nominee must be a Texan or Texas…


New Jersey's Free Fishing Days

New Jersey’s Free Fishing Days for 2014 Are June 14-15

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, will be New Jersey’s Free Fishing Days in 2014. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week, and on these days fishing is allowed on the Garden State’s public waters without a license or trout stamp. All other regulations, including…


General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

General Assembly Passes New Catch, Possession Limits on Spot, Whiting, Atlantic Croaker

A recent amendment to the South Carolina Code of Laws (50-5-1705) is now in effect. The amended section reads as follows: It is unlawful for a person to take or possess in any one day more than fifty of a combination of the following: spot (Leiostomus xanthurus), whiting (Menticirrhus spp.),…


NY DEC Adopts Sauger Conservation Management Plan

NY DEC Adopts Sauger Conservation Management Plan

Under Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Hunting and Fishing Initiative, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today adopted a conservation management plan for one of New York’s most imperiled fish species, the sauger. Sauger are uniquely adapted to thrive in large turbid rivers and lakes and were…


Stagecoach State Park hosts Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Tourney

Stagecoach State Park hosts Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Tourney

Oak Creek, Colo. – Steamboat Great Outdoors will be hosting the 3rd Annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament at Stagecoach State Park on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament is limited to trout species only. Cash prizes will be awarded and a portion of the…


Ice Fishing Safety Tips

Ice Safety Tips from CPW

Colorado’s early winter blast has brought freezing temperatures and ice to the state.  But despite the chill, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding people that lakes, ponds and streams still may not be ready for winter activity. Here are a few basic safety rules to follow when enjoying winter adventures…


Donated Christmas trees get second life as fish habitat

Donated Christmas Trees Get Second Life as Fish Habitat in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Ask any Arkansas fisherman and you’ll get a multitude of answers about how they feel when it comes to underwater structure. Anglers may curse those logs and branches that snag their brand new lures, but they know that structure can be the key to a successful outing….


Conservation makes Missouri a great place for trout fishing. - Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC Provides Winter Trout Fishing in Kansas City Area Urban Lakes

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently stocked rainbow trout at a Liberty park, a Kansas City park and in three lakes at the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit. Rainbow trout require cool water year round and are not native to the metro…


Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30. To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec….