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Category Archives: Fishing

California Dungeness Crab Season Now Open

California Dungeness Crab Season Now Open

California’s highly anticipated annual Dungeness crab sport fishery opened statewide Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Every year at this time, recreational crab fishing enthusiasts set out in pursuit of these tasty crustaceans. Some set hoop nets and crab traps from boats and piers while others fish crab loop traps on the…


Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which…


Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule for New Jersey Waters

Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule for New Jersey Waters

For the third year, fall trout stocking will begin during the second week of October, rather than the first week. In recent years fall stocking was often postponed due to weather conditions that resulted in high water temperatures and/or low stream flows. Moving the start of fall stocking to the second week…


Florida

Gov. Scott, FWC add 4 more license-free fishing days to calendar in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free fishing days. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Florida’s recreational…


Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently released the Status of the Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011, the sixth in a series of status reports required by the Marine Life Management Act. The report summarizes the status of some of California’s important marine species. The report also helps…


Great Trout Fishing Continues in New Jersey

Great Trout Fishing Continues in New Jersey

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding the public that although May 24 marked the end of spring season trout stocking, it’s just the beginning of fabulous late spring and early summer trout fishing. Most trout anglers miss out on some of the best trout fishing of the…


CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting comments on whether the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark should be listed as a threatened or endangered species pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a globally distributed species found primarily in temperate…


Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. This year’s state season is 44 days long and will be open through July 14 with the first day of the closure being July 15. The federal season off Florida will be 26…


Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National…


Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from…