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More Waterfowl Habitat in Mississippi

Jackson – The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (Foundation) was awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant for almost $1 million. The grant entitled, “Mississippi Delta WMA Wetland Habitat Enhancements,” is the first NAWCA grant awarded to the Foundation. The project will protect, restore, and enhance…


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…


Lower Kenai River Coho Sampling Project

The Division of Sport Fish is sampling coho salmon caught in the Lower Kenai River sport fishery. From August 1 through September 30 anglers fishing the Lower Kenai River below the Soldotna Bridge may be asked by Fish and Game staff for permission to sample their coho salmon catches. A…


Fishing Seasons For Summer Chinook, Steelhead Set to Open on Portions of the Columbia River

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anglers will once again have a chance to catch chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead on large areas of the Columbia River, some of which have been closed to fishing for both species for the past month. Starting Monday (June 16), the sport fishery for summer chinook salmon…


Yellow Perch Bag Limit Reduced For Lake Erie’s Western Basin

Twenty-five fish daily limit takes effect July 1 in waters west of Huron COLUMBUS, OH – Lake Erie anglers fishing in Ohio waters west of Huron are reminded that the 30-fish daily bag limit for yellow perch is reduced to 25 fish, effective July 1. The reduction, approved by the…


Situk River King Salmon Sport Fishery to Start With Non Retention For Large Kings in 2008

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that any king salmon landed in the Situk River that is 20 inches or greater in length must be immediately released beginning at 12:01a.m., Monday, June 9. The bag limit for king salmon less than 20 inches in length is 10…


King Salmon Bag Limits Increased in Wrangell Narrows – Blind Slough For 2008

Petersburg – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish today announced an increase in the bag and possession limit for king salmon in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area from June 1 through July 31.  The sport fishing bag and possession limits for all anglers…


Ocean Salmon Fishery Opens June 1 With a Focus on Chinook, Conservation

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for salmon begins June 1 off the southern coast of Washington, where the first anglers of the season will cast off from Westport and Ilwaco a full month earlier than usual. On June 3, salmon fishing begins on the north coast out of LaPush and…


Upper Pahranagat Lake Draw-Down 2008

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is keeping water levels low in Upper Pahranagat Lake due to concerns about the physical integrity of the outflow structure. An inspection of the outflow structure was completed in October, 2007, which determined that the structure was in poor condition and required replacement. Refuge…


Low Numbers of Returning Wild Chinook Lead to Chehalis River Closure

OLYMPIA – The sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the Chehalis River will not open as scheduled April 16 due to low numbers of returning fish, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. After analyzing the preseason forecast, fishery managers identified the need to close the…