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Coastal Region Fisheries Supervisor Chad Thomas, pictured here with a 55.1-pound Roanoke River striped bass that was sampled, tagged and returned to the river on April 22, said that it is important to protect the larger fish now on the spawning grounds.

Roanoke River Striped Bass Harvest Season Ends April 30

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission confirmed today that the season for harvesting striped bass by hook and line in the Roanoke River Striped Bass Management Area will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, as specified in rule. After that time, all striped bass caught in this area must…


NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

Season Opens May 1 with Full Season and Lower Size Limit The recreational fishing season for summer flounder will open May 1 and remain open through Sunday, September 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The flounder size limit is 19 inches and there is…


Lakes and Streams Looking Good for Eastern Sierra Trout Season Opener

Lakes and Streams Looking Good for Eastern Sierra Trout Season Opener

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) anticipates good fishing for the eastern Sierra trout opener due to early spring conditions and rising temperatures. Warm weather has been melting snow and ice on lakes that often are still frozen in late spring, giving anglers more access to lakes, streams…


White Bass? Yes, They Are Good For The Table

White Bass? Yes, They Are Good For The Table

 It’s the white bass time of the year, and Arkansas waters are loaded with them. When the fish make spawning runs up rivers and creeks feeding into lakes, they can be caught in abundance. White bass are fighters at the end of a line, especially light line. They will take…


MDC staff and volunteers create new fish habitat at Smithville Lake by sinking trees at key locations near the lake shore.

MDC Sinks Trees in Smithville Lake To Help Fish and Anglers

You could call the second annual FISH Day at Smithville Lake a big splash for anglers. Actually, it was about 130 splashes as big trees were anchored down with concrete weights and shoved off barges into the lake on April 13. Each tree sinking to the bottom became new habitat…


SC, GA DNR's, Army Corps team up for Lake Thurmond striper study

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

The S.C Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally…


Sylva, Webster, Dillsboro Join Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in N.C.

Sylva, Webster, Dillsboro Join Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in N.C.

Three Jackson County towns — Sylva, Webster and Dillsboro — recently joined the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program. Nearly 9 miles of trout streams in Sylva, Webster and Dillsboro are now classified as Mountain Heritage Trout Waters, where anglers can fish with a $5 Mountain Heritage…


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Hey Texas, Learn to Fly-fish at TFFC May 18

_ Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. The $50…


Prize Money Increased to $60,000 in Arkansas' Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

Prize Money Increased to $60,000 in Arkansas’ Hot Springs Fishing Challenge

HOT SPRINGS – Big Al the Second and his fishy fellows will lurk in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine this summer as the Second Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge throws more money and more species into the net. The Second Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins at 6 a.m. on May…


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