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Smallmouth Bass Regulations Change on Lake Sharpe in 2008

PIERRE, S.D.—Anglers who fish on Lake Sharpe should be aware that the slot-size limit for smallmouth bass has changed for 2008. The 2008 Lake Sharpe smallmouth bass protected slot will require all fish greater than 14 inches but less than 18 inches in length to be released.  Harvest of one…


S.C. Freshwater Fishing Trends

For more recent updates and further information visit www.SCFishingReport.com Mountains AreaLake Jocassee: Trout: Very good. Troll from the surface down to 55 feet using trolling spoons or large plugs. Also pull large live shiners in the same zone. In the April 12 Jocassee Outdoor Center Trout Tournament the winning fish…


S.C. Saltwater Fishing Trends

Little River – Grand Strand – Cape Romain/McClellanville – Charleston – Hilton Head – Beaufort – Tides – S.C. marine recreational fishing regulations (PDF file). Saltwater Fishing License site. For more recent updates and further information visit www.SCFishingReport.com Little River ICW water temperatures are around 65 degrees, and surf temperatures…


S.C. Weekly Tidetable

 To find times of low and high water for other coastal areas add or subtract as indicated as tides are calculated from the Charleston Customhouse Wharf: Location High Low Little River (town) +12 min. +32 min. Murrells Inlet -2 min +24 min. Georgetown (Sampit River) +1 hr.,25 min. +2 hrs.,9…


Upper Potomac River Advisory

ANNAPOLIS, MD– The Maryland Natural Resources Police has announced, based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams should be avoided at this time. The following is a…


Fish Busters’ Bulletin – May 2008

Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Vision The future looks bright for freshwater fisheries in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Darrell Scovell, director of FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management, presented an optimistic vision for Florida’s freshwater fisheries to Commissioners at the FWC’s April 2008 meeting. “This…


New Tool Helps Fight Quagga Mussels

Bill gives officers authority to stop, inspect and detain boats and vehicles Utah has a new tool to help prevent quagga and zebra mussels from entering the state—Senate Bill 238. Passed during the 2008 legislative session, SB-238 gives Utah law enforcement officers and port-of-entry agents the authority to stop, inspect…


Proper Measurement of Fish Critical to Fish and Fisherman

PIERRE, S.D.—The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s 2008 Fishing Handbook defines length of a fish as “the total length of a fish in inches, as measured in a straight line along a flat surface, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail.” Sometimes the instrument…


Walleye Anglers on Lake Sharpe, Lake Francis Case Will Need Patience

PIERRE, S.D.—By the very nature of their sport, anglers are patient. That characteristic will serve them well in 2008 on Lakes Sharpe and Francis Case where walleye populations are plentiful but many of the fish have yet to reach a harvestable size. The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Missouri…


Beat High Gas Prices This Spring and Summer — Fish Close to Home

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gas prices just keep going up, but you don’t have to let high fuel costs keep you from going fishing this summer — chances are there are plenty of good spots within just a few miles of your front door. Most people tend to fish the larger,…