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Summer Tips For Ling Anglers in Wyoming

GREEN RIVER– Thanks to some hardcore ling anglers, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering some tips to catch a growing population of ling that were illegally introduced into Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Green River fisheries supervisor Robb Keith says there is an unlimited harvest on ling (burbot) in the…


Report: Number of Blue Crabs in Bay Remains Below Long-Term Average

The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population remained below the long-term average in 2007, according to a report approved by the NOAA-chaired Fisheries Steering Committee. The population of spawning-age blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay in 2007-08 was 120 million, down from 143 million in 2006-07. The interim target population for…


Coastal Fall Chinook Temporary Regulations To Be Set

Salem, Ore. — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today directed ODFW to implement temporary fishing rules for coastal fall chinook salmon, and at the same time to consider modifications to original staff proposals. Department staff will reevaluate bag limit and area closure options for the Coos River/Bay and Isthmus…


Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider modifying regulations for coastal fall chinook

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet June 5-6 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters to consider modifying coastal fall chinook fishing regulations.  The Commission will also be asked to approve ODFW’s budget request for the 2009-2011 biennium. On Thursday, June 5 beginning at 1 p.m., the…


Early Sturgeon Data Show Unexpected Results

7-Foot-Long “Minerva” Breaking the Rules It began as an ambitious project in the mid-Hudson River two years ago: to tag Atlantic sturgeon with specialized satellite and sonic devices to track migration and spawning patterns, testing whether conventional wisdom on this ancient fish still applied. Though it is still too early…


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…


Maryland Proposes Regulations to Rebuild Blue Crab Population

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce female blue crab harvest by 34 percent in 2008. “We must take action today to…