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DNR Reminds Anglers of New Lake Trout and Splake Regulations in Lake Superior

The Department of Natural Resources reminds Lake Superior anglers of regulations changes for lake trout and splake this season. The minimum size limit for splake ? lake trout/brook trout hybrids – has been increased to 15 inches, the same as it is for lake trout. This change should negate problems…


NY DEC Announces Plans to Modify Baitfish Transport Regulations

Revised Rules Will Address Overland Transport Restrictions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that DEC will propose revisions to the current rule restricting overland transport of uncertified baitfish. “I appreciate the helpful criticism of the Department’s existing baitfish regulations and we are…


Circle Hooks required for bottom fishermen on March 3 in South Carolina

Circle hooks, designed to improve the survival rate of released fish, will be required in both state and federal water beginning March 3, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The requirement for non-stainless steel circle hooks will apply to all marine species in the snapper-grouper complex, a…


Ice Fishing Shelter Removal Dates Approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are fast approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 7 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 21 in the northern third. The March 7 removal deadline applies…


2011 Minnesota Fishing Regulation Changes become Effective March 1

(Released February 25, 2011)   New special fishing regulations for affected lakes and other general changes for the 2011 fishing season become effective Tuesday, March 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Minnesota Fishing Regulations 2011 booklet, which summarizes changes on page 4, will be available…


Fishing Closures Lifted for Most of Alameda Shoreline

Only One Beach Remains Closed to Harvesting State officials today lifted fishing and shellfish harvesting closures for most of Alameda County’s shoreline. The only restrictions remain at Crown Memorial State Beach, where mussel and shellfish harvesting remain closed. The closures were imposed on Oct. 30, the same day as the…


NOAA Closes Recreational Fishery for Black Sea Bass

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife received notice today, Sept. 30, that effective Monday, Oct. 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an emergency closure of recreational fishing for black sea bass in all federal waters north of Cape Hatteras, N.C., for 180 days.    The…


Suggestions Sought on Indiana Fish, Wildlife Rules

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Natural Resources Commission is seeking public suggestions as part of an ongoing comprehensive review and enhancement of fish and wildlife rules for the Department of Natural Resources. Substantive rule change suggestions can be made through a Web-based interactive form by going to IN.gov/nrc/ and clicking on…


Fishing for Hatchery Steelhead on the upper Columbia River Begins Nov. 6

OLYMPIA – A hatchery steelhead fishery opens Nov. 6 on the upper Columbia River from Rocky Beach Dam upstream to 400 feet below Wells Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Anglers will have a daily limit of two adipose-fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, which must measure at…


ASMFC Approves Maryland’s Request to Extend the 2008 and 2009 Recreational Striped Bass Seasons

Non-quota Management Approved for the First Time Annapolis, Md. — Today, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Management Board (ASMFC) approved Maryland’s request to extend the 2008 and 2009 recreational striped bass seasons. The decision also approved an alternative non-quota based management strategy for the fishery’s spring season….