2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
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Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low numbers of Klamath River…


California Spiny Lobster Season Opens Sept. 28th

California Spiny Lobster Season Opens Sept. 28th

Fishing for California’s spiny lobster is one of the most highly anticipated angling activities of the year. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 28, hundreds of divers and fishermen equipped with lobster hoop nets will descend upon the ocean waters of Southern California in pursuit of this tasty crustacean. Lobsters may be taken…


Celebrate Mother’s Day in Florida at ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’
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…


Popular Island Beach State Park Nature Program To Begin Touring Following Superstorm Sandy

Popular Island Beach State Park Nature Program To Begin Touring Following Superstorm Sandy

Staff at Island Beach State Park are taking popular nature programs on the road while work continues to restore the partially reopened park following Hurricane Sandy, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Educators and experts with the State Parks System are now bringing the Scales and Trails, Birds of Island…


New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

The popular sport of kayak fishing will be part of the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar, hosted March 9-10 at the Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, which is just offshore of Fort Myers. The event is held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife…


NOAA Proposes Measures to Rebuild Blacknose and Other Shark Populations

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing several measures to end overfishing and rebuild blacknose sharks and other shark populations. Nine public hearings will be held on the proposal, from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, in August and September. “Our latest stock assessment found that the blacknose shark is depleted…


Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration To Florida

The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program is one federal program that really lives up to its name.  For more than half a century, it has been one of the best “user-pays, user-benefits” initiatives anywhere.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received more than $11…


Record Size Chinook Salmon Found on California DFG Survey of Lower Battle Creek

One of the biggest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was found dead of natural causes in lower Battle Creek near Red Bluff last month. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists measured to estimate what the live weight of the dead fish would have been. A standard size-to-weight formula…


Dungeness Crab Sport Fishing Season Opens Statewide in California Nov. 1

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today the annual Dungeness crab sport fishery opens statewide on Nov. 1. The California Fish and Game Commission approved a regulation change on Sept. 4, opening the season from the Oregon state line through Mendocino County on the first Saturday in…