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Category Archives: Fishing

Daniel Bloesl registered this 77-inch, 147.9-pound female sturgeon at Indian Point. It was the largest fish harvested during the 2016 season. Photo Credit: DNR

Join Wisconsin DNR Experts for Online Chat About Upcoming Lake Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Season

MADISON — Lake Winnebago’s sturgeon population is benefiting from a rebound in gizzard shad and other prey species heading into the 2017 spearing season. Sturgeon spearing opens on Feb. 11 at 7 a.m. and state fisheries biologists expect a season offering great opportunities to experience this unique tradition and pursue…

Ice Fishing in New York

NY DEC Encourages Anglers to Put Safety First When Ice Fishing

A Minimum of Four Inches of Clear Ice is Safe for Anglers on Foot The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice fishing season begins across much of New York State. Four inches or more of solid…



CLEWISTON, Fla. – As many as 500 pros and co-anglers are expected to compete in the 2017 season-opening Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 26-28. The tournament, presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top…

Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that Jan. 31, 2017 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists with important data necessary to monitor and…

CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

CDFW Releases New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge

300th Angler Completes Popular Statewide Fishing Challenge The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Angler’s Guide to the California Heritage Trout Challenge, a new online tool for those interested in fishing for California’s heritage trout. The guide provides anglers with detailed information on how to complete…

Gag Grouper

Amberjack, Triggerfish and Gag Grouper Season Changes in Gulf Waters Start Jan. 1

Starting Jan 1, several recreational fishing season changes in Gulf waters will go into effect including: Greater amberjack will open Gray triggerfish will remain closed Gag grouper will close in most Gulf waters. See below for details on each season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine…

Trout on the Little Red River at Cow Shoals near Heber Springs, Ark.

New Trout Regulations for Little Red River in Effect Jan. 1

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers visiting the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs will find a few new regulations in place when they hit the water in 2017. The Commission voted unanimously to approve many changes which were adopted to help protect the world-famous trout fishery and…

New Record Gar

Bowfisherman Sets New Shortnose Gar Record in Arkansas

WARD – Bryson Harpole of Ward didn’t only set a new bar for shortnose gar in Arkansas’s fishing records on Nov. 1, 2016; he crushed the old record for unrestricted tackle. His bowfishing catch from Cypress Bayou WMA weighed an impressive 11 lbs. 12 oz., and measured over a yard…

Texas Speckled Trout

Fall Into Fishing Along the Texas Coast

AUSTIN – Anglers are taking full advantage of the recent unseasonably warm weather this fall that has kept fishing conditions pleasant along the Texas coast, according to coastal fisheries biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). “Conditions are ideal for recreational angles right now,” said Jerry Mambretti, TPWD…

AGFC workers working at Jim Hinkle Fish Hatchery.

Prize-Winning Trout Coming to Community Ponds for Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is kicking off the winter in style, by releasing hundreds of tagged rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state. Each year, rainbow trout raised at the Jim Hinkle Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth…