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Category Archives: Saltwater Fishing

California Sport Ocean Fishing Regulation Changes for 2013

California Sport Ocean Fishing Regulation Changes for 2013

New 2013-2014 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulation booklets are now available at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) offices and wherever sport fishing licenses are sold. Anglers and divers need to be aware of a number of new fishing regulations that are in effect this year. Regulation changes include the…


New Protections for White Shark Effective March 1 in California State Waters

New Protections for White Shark Effective March 1 in California State Waters

White sharks off California’s coast will receive additional protection beginning March 1, the date it becomes a candidate species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). In February 2013, the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) determined that listing white shark as threatened or endangered may be warranted and designated…


Changes to Atlantic Black Sea Bass Recreational, Commercial Harvests In Effect in Atlantic State Waters

Changes to Atlantic Black Sea Bass Recreational, Commercial Harvests In Effect in Atlantic State Waters

Several changes to black sea bass management in Atlantic state waters went into effect this week. These changes will help rebuild the Atlantic black sea bass population for future generations of recreational and commercial fishers and were made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at its Dec. 5…


South Carolina Artificial Reef GPS Data Now Available for Download

South Carolina Artificial Reef GPS Data Now Available for Download

South Carolina’s artificial reefs are a popular marine destination for anglers and finding those locations is now easier than ever. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now offering GPS downloadable coordinates for a variety of devices to get you on target. Please reference the manufacturer’s manual for information on how…


Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

The calendar says it’s February, but you sure can’t tell it by the fishing action. February is generally considered to be one of the slowest months of the year, but my Super Bowl weekend half-day fishing trips out of Carrabelle proved otherwise. With water temperatures in the mid-60s, which is…


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season. The…


Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Once again, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, with assistance from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, and other volunteer organizations, will host Derelict Crab Trap Clean-ups in portions of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes over the next two months. Since the program…


A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island

New Fishing Pier Dedicated Feb. 8 at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, S.C.

A new, larger more accessible aluminum fishing pier has replaced the old wooden fishing pier at Steamboat Landing on Edisto Island, with funding from the Saltwater Recreational License through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A grand opening ceremony will be held at the new pier…


United States Will Support Proposals to Curb Unsustainable Trade on Five Shark Species, Manta Rays, FWS Director Ashe Announces

The United States will support proposals to restrict the unsustainable levels of international trade on manta rays and five shark species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), at a March conference in Bangkok, Thailand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan…


North Louisiana Duo Takes Home Top Prize at Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Tournament in Lake Charles

John Sloan and Jess Griffith of Shreveport weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 13.95 pounds to take home first prize at the Louisiana Saltwater Series tournament in Lake Charles on Saturday.  To win the tournament, which operated out of Calcasieu Point Landing, the duo anchored on a western jetty…