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Category Archives: Fishing

Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

The Memorial Day holiday kicks off the boating season in South Carolina. With nearly 500,000 registered motorboats in the state, many people will take to our lakes and rivers for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Unfortunately, for some, the weekend could end in tragedy. Last year, 23 people died…


Island Beach State Park

26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Set For Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park

NEW CATEGORY FOR HIGH-SCHOOL-AGED ANGLERS ADDED FOR CONTEST (17/P47) TRENTON – The competition for the 26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament on Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park will be a bit stronger this year with the addition of a new participation category for high-school-aged students, Department of…


Knowing How To Catch A Giant  Tarpon Is Half The Battle

Knowing How To Catch A Giant Tarpon Is Half The Battle

By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like nothing else. Tarpon fishing in Florida has no equal, so…


Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility

An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach…


High Water and Habitat Come Together For Greers Ferry Fish

High water and habitat come together for Greers Ferry fish HEBER SPRINGS – Recent rainfall has elevated the water at Greer’s Ferry Lake a good 7-8 feet above its normal level. Recent electrofishing by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel indicate improving numbers now for largemouth and smallmouth bass. And…


Wheeler Lake Readies for YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

Wheeler Lake Readies for YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

FLORENCE, Ala. – The best weekend anglers from across the country fishing the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American won’t be the only anglers competing in Alabama next week. College fishing teams from across the country will also be heading to Wheeler Lake in Florence, Alabama, May 31-June…


Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic, including state waters off Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial harvest. The following species will reopen to harvest…


Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two. Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the…


Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The open and closed periods are intended to…


Possum Kingdom Reservoir

Striped Bass Population Up at Possum Kingdom Reservoir

WICHITA FALLS – Biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries office in Wichita Falls recently completed fall electrofishing and spring gillnet surveys on Possum Kingdom Reservoir, finding striped bass populations to be at their highest in 14 years. Biologists found the abundance of striped bass in the…