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Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 31 ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through December 31 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made in the categories of industry,…


Ike Impact on Coastal Fisheries Mixed, but Overall May be Beneficial

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Ike, which devastated communities and residents of the upper Texas Gulf coast Sept. 12-13 may ultimately prove beneficial to the marine organisms that also call the area home. That’s the preliminary conclusion of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division biologists. “We may have some…


Higher Fuel Cost Causes VDGIF to Change Fee Fishing Areas Trout Stockings

Due to rising fuel prices, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) announced today that beginning July 21, trout stocking at its daily trout Fishing Fee Areas at Crooked Creek in Carroll County and Big Tumbling on Clinch Mountain in Washington County will be reduced from six times…


Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery Closed for Renovations

The largest trout hatchery owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) closed for renovations June 1, 2008. Coursey Springs Hatchery has been responsible for about 30 percent of the 1.2 million trout stocked annually by VDGIF. The more than 40 years old hatchery will be completely…


Shrimp Season to Close in Remainder of Zone 2

The 2008 spring inshore shrimp season in the remainder of Shrimp Management Zone 2 extending from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island and from the western…


Oklahoma Anglers Urged to Take Online Survey to Improve Fishing

As part of an ongoing effort to provide quality fishing experiences for anglers, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s fisheries division works regularly to establish “fish attractors” in lakes across the state, and now the Department wants the public’s input on how those areas impact angling. Biologists with the Wildlife…


New Kansas State Largemouth Bass Record Confirmed

14-year-old Scammon youth landed monster May 3 PRATT — A new Kansas state record largemouth bass was caught in a private strip pit in Cherokee County on May 3 and has been certified by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). Fourteen-year-old Tyson Hallam, of Scammon, took the trophy…


Lake Bistineau Drawdown To Begin July 15

Lake Bistineau will undergo a drawdown to assist with the control of giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic plant, beginning July 15, 2008.  This action follows two large-scale herbicide applications utilizing spray crews from around the state where over 4,900 acres of aquatic vegetation was treated, expending a total of 3,656…


Clear-Smithport Lake to Undergo Second Drawdown

The second in a series of drawdowns of Clear-Smithport Lake, recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Inland Fisheries Division, will begin on June 16, 2008.  Inland Fisheries biologists reported positive results after last summer’s drawdown and a second drawdown should further improve the lake’s ecosystem. Clear-Smithport…


DNR Reminds Anglers of Closed Fishing Status on Upper Black River Until June 15

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the Upper Black River in Cheboygan County will remain closed to fishing until June 15. In the past, the closure order had been in effect until June 1, but DNR fisheries biologists felt the order should be extended in 2008 until June…