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April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1. Vermilion snapper that are…


California Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 6

California Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 6

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) announce the recreational salmon season from Horse Mountain, Humboldt County (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S. – Mexico border will open on Saturday, April 6, 2013. In the fall of 2012, nearly 35,500…


Roanoke River Creel Clerks, Chip Peele and Patrick Railey, are interviewing Roanoke River anglers this spring to collect angling effort as well as size, catch and harvest data on striped bass, hickory shad and other fish.

North Carolina Coastal Rivers Fisheries Reports Now Online

The N.C. Wildlife Resources has available new fisheries reports from four major coastal rivers — the Roanoke, Tar, Neuse and Cape Fear. The Coastal Rivers Fisheries Reports will replace the Roanoke River Fishing Report, which has been a popular feature on the agency’s website each spring for the last 10 years. The…


54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

54.3-pound Blue Catfish Sets New Mark for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Jordan Rethmeier of Garland and his father often fish in Lake Zebco, the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s stocked casting pond. They’ve caught some big catfish, but Saturday, March 16, produced the biggest yet, a new water body record blue catfish. Jordan reeled in a 54.3-pound fish that was 47 inches…


2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report Now Available

2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report Now Available

Do trout lure you out of bed or walleye keep you out late at night? Are you passionate about panfish? Whatever species you want to fish for in Wisconsin, the 2013 Wisconsin Fishing Report is now available and ready to help you catch your fancy. This year, the annual 16-page compilation of…


Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Regulations that will limit the harvest of walleye and potentially increase the harvest of northern pike and smallmouth bass will be implemented on Mille Lacs Lake this spring as part of a multi-year effort to rebuild the lake’s legendary walleye population, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)….


Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival on April 6, 2013

LDWF and New Orleans City Park Present 66th Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 6

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is once again teaming with New Orleans City Park for their 66th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival. Spring is just around the corner, which means water temperatures are rising and largemouth bass activity is picking up.  In addition, the Department will be…


Ice off is a great time to catch wipers at Willard Bay. Photo by Phil Douglass, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Spring Fishing Is Almost Here in Utah

OGDEN — As the weather gets warmer, hungry fish in northern Utah, trapped under a layer of ice all winter long, are getting more active. And so are anglers. They’re getting their fishing gear ready to fish open water during that magical, early-spring period called ice off. Best waters to…


Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 6 in N.C.

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 6 in N.C.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,100 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 6. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2014. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no…