Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.” A dedication ceremony…


Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

Shore-Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program for Summer Flounder at Island Beach State Park Opens Saturday, June 14

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Commissioner Bob Martin signed a Notice of Administrative Change adjusting the size and possession limits for summer flounder (a.k.a “fluke”) for anglers fishing from shore atIsland Beach State Park (IBSP) during the 2014 open season. The Shore Based Enhanced Fishing Opportunity Program (Program) for…


Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

Status of the California Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011 Now Available Online

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently released the Status of the Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011, the sixth in a series of status reports required by the Marine Life Management Act. The report summarizes the status of some of California’s important marine species. The report also helps…


CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

CDFW Invites Public Comment on White Shark CESA Candidacy

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting comments on whether the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark should be listed as a threatened or endangered species pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a globally distributed species found primarily in temperate…


Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. This year’s state season is 44 days long and will be open through July 14 with the first day of the closure being July 15. The federal season off Florida will be 26…


Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National…


Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from…


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…


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…