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SC, GA DNR's, Army Corps team up for Lake Thurmond striper study

SC, GA DNR’s, Army Corps Team Up for Lake Thurmond Striper Study

The S.C Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and US Army Corps of Engineers are conducting a study of striped bass (rockfish) in Thurmond Reservoir (Clark Hill). To accomplish the objectives of the study, a number of striped bass have been implanted with transmitters and externally…


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…


Oregon Daily Marine Fish Bag Limit Back Up to Six

NEWPORT, Ore. – On Sept. 7 ocean sport anglers may go back to catching six marine fish a day inside the 40 fathom line. The marine fish daily bag limit was changed from six fish to five on July 7 after catch projections caused fishery managers concern that the fishery…


Oregon Sport Anglers May No Longer Retain Cabezon

NEWPORT, Ore. – Sport boat anglers may not retain cabezon beginning Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Fishing for other bottomfish – such as most rockfish species, lingcod and greenling – remains open. Seven species of bottomfish, including cabezon caught by anglers in Oregon waters are managed under harvest caps – three…


Recreational Catch Down Slightly, Remains Second Highest Catch in Decade

Marine recreational anglers caught more than 468 million fish in 2007, down slightly from last year’s historic high of 475 million fish, but still the second highest recreational catch total in the last ten years. The overall number of fish caught and kept also declined slightly, from 214 million to196…


June’s Diamond Jim Still On The Loose

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Anglers in Maryland have just 8 days left to catch June’s Diamond Jim rockfish as part of the 2008 Maryland Fishing Challenge. The lucky angler who catches the genuine June Diamond Jim, a chartreuse-tagged rockfish, in the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries from now until midnight on…


Patapsco Valley State Park Welcomes The Spirit Of 1608

Reproduction of Captain John Smith’s Barge & Re-enactors Mark Historical Visit June 28 & 29 Ellicott City — Patapsco Valley State Park welcomes visitors to witness a piece of Maryland history when The Spirit of 1608, a reproduction of the barge that Captain John Smith used during his exploration of…


Sport Halibut Fishing to Close Off Westport, Nearshore Will Remain Open 2 Days A Week

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be able to fish for halibut off Westport for two more days – Sunday (June 15) and Tuesday (June 17) – before the offshore portion of Marine Area 2 closes to halibut fishing for the season. However, the nearshore waters of that marine area between Grays…


WDFW Solicits Public Comments on Scope of Puget Sound Rockfish Plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on the scope and direction of a new management plan currently being developed for Puget Sound rockfish. The management plan, scheduled for completion in early 2009, will provide a framework for new strategies in areas including…


DFG Announces Changes to Recreational Groundfish 2008 Fishing Regulations

Emergency regulations to restrict recreational fishing for groundfish in northern California to depths of less than 120 feet went into effect today. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced that the regulations are now effective in both state and federal waters. The new depth restriction began May 1 in…