Texas to Stock Thousands of Rainbow Trout in…

Texas to Stock Thousands of Rainbow Trout in 185 Ponds, Lakes & Rivers Across the State
Posted on: 11/20/19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department begins stocking thousands of easy to catch, tasty rainbow trout in 185 ponds, lakes and rivers across the state Nov. 26. For urban and suburban families in major cities, Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes offer some of the best opportunities to catch rainbow trout this winter. TPWD manages 18 Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes statewide in most major urban centers, including… READ MORE

South Dakota Proposes Length Restriction for…

South Dakota Proposes Length Restriction for Flathead Catfish
Posted on: 11/18/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to harvest restrictions for flathead catfish. The change would limit anglers to only one flathead catfish 28 inches or longer per day as part of the daily limit, statewide. This proposal originated via the public petition process. Individuals can comment online or to comment in person, the public hearing will be held Dec 12 at… READ MORE

Millions of Shad Stocked in Arkansas LakesPo…

Millions of Shad Stocked in Arkansas Lakes
Posted on: 11/15/19

More than 4 million threadfin shad have been raised in hatchery locations and nursery ponds throughout the year, and most of those shad have been released into Arkansas lakes in the last month. Threadfin shad are a favorite forage of many game fish such as bass, walleye and crappie. While plentiful in many lakes, these oily morsels can be in short supply if the predator/prey relationship in a body of water is thrown out of balance. There is no silver bullet for improving populations of sportfish, however… READ MORE

Michigan Brook Trout Limit Still at 10 Fish …

Michigan Brook Trout Limit Still at 10 Fish for Select Upper Peninsula Streams
Posted on: 11/12/19

A Michigan experimental regulation that allows for 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula to have a 10-fish daily possession limit for brook trout has been extended. This regulation expired Oct. 1 of this year, but was reauthorized by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its meeting today in Lansing. Select Type 1 streams, which are designated trout streams, in the Upper Peninsula have this regulation. They represent about… READ MORE

North Dakota 2019 Darkhouse Spearfishing Ope…

North Dakota 2019 Darkhouse Spearfishing Opens at Ice-Up
Posted on: 11/12/19

North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season opens on most state waters whenever ice-up occurs. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species. All individuals who participate in darkhouse spearfishing must first register online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. In addition, anglers age 16 and older must possess a valid fishing license. Spearers and anglers are reminded that materials used to mark holes must be… READ MORE

TPW Regulation Changes for Freshwater Trotli…

TPW Regulation Changes for Freshwater Trotlines and Other Related Gears
Posted on: 11/12/19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved changes to the regulations on passive fishing gear (jug lines, minnow traps, perch traps, throwlines, and trotlines) to facilitate the removal of abandoned gear from public waters, make the presence of passive fishing gear identifiable to all users of public waters, and minimize the unintended take of aquatic resources. These changes will go into effect on February 1, 2020READ MORE 

Minnesota Anglers Allowed One Walleye from M…

Minnesota Anglers Allowed One Walleye from Mille Lacs Lake Starting Dec 1
Posted on: 11/08/19

Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fourth season in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Similar to last season, anglers will be allowed to keep walleye on Mille Lacs starting Sunday, Dec. 1, with a limit of one walleye between 21-23 inches, or one fish over 28 inches. “We expect the walleye bite to be quite good on Mille Lacs this winter, which will likely result in a lot of fishing pressure and… READ MORE

Apply for Arkansas 2020 Trophy Alligator Gar…

Apply for Arkansas 2020 Trophy Alligator Gar Permit Through Dec 31
Posted on: 11/05/19

Arkansas anglers interested in hooking into a trophy of truly epic size can apply for a 2020 Alligator Gar Trophy tag from November 1 through December 31. 100 Alligator Gar Trophy tags for the 2020 season will be issued. Applications are available under the “Fishing License” section of the AGFC’s online license system. Anyone may fish for alligator gar on a catch-and-release basis with an Alligator Gar Permit (AGP), but a trophy tag (AGT) is required to keep an Alligator Gar longer than… READ MORE

California 2019 Recreational Dungeness Crab …

California 2019 Recreational Dungeness Crab & North Coast All-Depth Recreational Fishing Seasons Open
Posted on: 11/05/19

California 2019 recreational statewide sport season for Dungeness crab opened Saturday, Nov. 2. the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising anglers not to consume the viscera of crab caught in two coastal areas due to the presence of domoic acid. CDFW also has a new recreational fishing opportunity for groundfish north of Point Arena (38° 57.5’ N. lat.) from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019READ MORE

Georgia Anglers Can Receive Free Short Leade…

Georgia Anglers Can Receive Free Short Leaders as Redfish Season Gears Up
Posted on: 11/05/19

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers they can participate in the FishSmart Red Snapper and Red Drum Conservation Project.  This innovative project is an evolution in sportfishing and enhances anglers’ long-established role as conservationists.  To raise awareness of this new initiative, interested anglers can receive FREE short leader rigs by… READ MORE

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