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Category Archives: Fishing

Learn fly fishing with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day at Ridgway State Park

Learn fly fishing with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day at Ridgway State Park

RIDGWAY, Colo. –- You’ve caught the love of your life, now teach her (or him) how to catch fish at a “Fly Fishing with your Sweetie” clinic at Ridgway State Park on Valentine’s Day. Ridgway Ranger Bill Bruggeman, an expert fly fisherman, will teach the class. It will start at…


COSTA FLW Series

Lake Shasta Set to Host COSTA FLW Series Opener Presented by Minn Kota

REDDING, Calif. – The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Shasta Feb. 18-20 for a tournament presented by Minn Kota when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Western Division. “Lake Shasta is a world class…


2016 Fishing Forecast for Southwest Mississippi

2016 Fishing Forecast for Southwest Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists anticipate a great year for anglers in Southwest Mississippi.  “We’ve seen improved fisheries at connecting oxbows along the Mississippi River during fall and winter sampling,” said MDWFP fisheries biologist Jerry Brown.  “We collected high numbers of largemouth bass and bluegill…


Northern pike are reproducing in Utah Lake. An angler caught these pike from the shore at Utah Lake in late January. Photo by Danny Potts

Fish in Utah Lake Still Need Your Help

Provo — When fish are taken from one body of water, and placed illegally in another body of water, bad things can happen. Utah Lake is a prime example. Mike Slater, regional aquatic manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake…


Hallman Wins Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee

Hallman Wins Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2016) – Pro Bradley Hallman of Norman, Oklahoma, brought just two bass to the scale Sunday totaling 6 pounds, 8 ounces, but it was still enough to earn the win at the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats. Hallman’s four-day cumulative total…


Texas Amberjack

TPWD Proposing Changes to Bass and Catfish Fishing Regulations; Drum and Amberjack Size Limits

AUSTIN —Fisheries staff with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are considering proposals to adjust bass and catfish fishing regulations in specific waters and areas, move saugeye under walleye harvest regulations, and clarify length limits on black drum and amberjack and rules prohibiting snagging of fish with pole-and-line. The proposed…


Snook Reopens in Florida Atlantic State Waters

Snook Reopens in Florida Atlantic State Waters

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the Atlantic, anglers may keep one snook per day that is…


Trout Clinic and Derby Set for Little Rock

Trout Clinic and Derby Set for Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK—Oaklawn isn’t the only place to find a derby in The Natural State. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be hosting a special trout-fishing derby Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at MacArthur Park Pond in Little Rock. The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program will stock hundreds of rainbow…


Cody Pitt of Many, La., won the Jan. 23 Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend with a 24-pound, 5-ounce limit to earn over $4,800 in winnings.

Pitt Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Opener on Toledo Bend Lake

McDonough wins co-angler title MANY, La. (Jan. 25, 2016) – Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, Louisiana, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 5 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament of 2016 on Toledo Bend Lake. For his victory, Pitt earned…


Spotted Bass

MDC Sets New Truman Lake Spotted Bass Length Limit

Warsaw, Mo. – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit. Beginning March 1, a new regulation will reduce the length limit on spotted bass caught at Truman Lake from 15 inches to 12 inches. Bass population studies by Missouri…