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Ice Fishing - Safety Information & Tips
Posted on: 12/01/17
The basics of Ice fishing is finding an iced up body of water that contains fish. If the ice is thick enough to support you and your tackles weight then just drill a decent size hole and drop a hook and line with a bait or maybe a lure and your Ice fishing. If you want to become good at it, experience, knowledge and safety make a big difference...

Essential Steps for Prepping Your Ice-Fishing Gear Like a Pro
Posted on: 11/17/17
Ice anglers are a nervous bunch it seems, from about the time of the whitetail rut, all throughout November. Even if ice doesn’t come in their neck of the woods until December, it seems we find more ways to worry about getting ready for it than we do once it’s actually here. While we can’t do anything about ice-formation, we can certainly give you a peek at an essential pre-ice checklist...

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Florida Gulf GrayTriggerfish Season to Remain Closed Until March 1st 2018
Posted on: 12/18/17

Florida recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31. When the season reopens, the daily recreational bag limit will be...

LDWF To Close Shrimp Season in Portions of State Inside Waters
Posted on: 12/18/17

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters effective Friday, January 20, 2017, at official sunset. Those waters that will close to shrimping and state waters that will remain open to shrimping until further notice include...

FWC’s TrophyCatch Program Celebrates 5 Successful Seasons
Posted on: 12/15/17

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrated five years of bass conservation at its annual Hall of Fame ceremony held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Orlando. In the past five seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than...

South Dakota Anglers & Waterfowl Hunters Urged to use Caution
Posted on: 12/14/17

A strange beginning to the winter season has officials urging both waterfowl hunters and ice anglers to use caution when venturing out to hunt and fish. Even with this last blast of cold weather, there is still plenty of open water for duck hunting," said Joe Keeton, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) boating safety officer. Ice anglers need to remember...

WDFW Plans First Razor Clam Digs of 2018 - Starting New Year's Day
Posted on: 12/14/17

Washington State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February. Under WDFW's plan, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks beaches will open for digging at noon Jan. 1, extending a dig previously scheduled for...

California Delays Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opener to Dec 31
Posted on: 12/13/17

The director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced an additional 15-day delay for the upcoming commercial Dungeness crab season, based on the results of another round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 5. The tests continued to show...

Florida Snook Harvest Seasonal Closure in Atlantic Starts Dec 15
Posted on: 12/13/17

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Florida Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2018, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Florida anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. Gulf state and federal waters...

California Recreational Abalone Fishery to be Closed in 2018
Posted on: 12/12/17

The California Fish and Game Commission yesterday voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due to ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year’s recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open on...

North Dakota 2017-18 Fish House Regulations
Posted on: 12/11/17

Winter anglers are reminded that any fish house left unoccupied on North Dakota waters must be made out of materials that will allow it to float. A popular question this time of year is if campers qualify as legal fish houses. The answer is...

Florida Approves Several Changes to Gulf Cobia Management
Posted on: 12/08/17

the Florida (FWC) took final action to approve several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These changes are based on stakeholder input and concerns from anglers, and will further promote sustainable management of this fishery. Approved changes will go into effect

Florida Approves Changes to Gulf Greater Amberjack Season
Posted on: 12/08/17

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters to open May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31. This change is similar to pending changes in Gulf federal waters. Greater amberjack is overfished and undergoing overfishing, and the season has closed increasingly early in recent years due to federal quotas being met or exceeded. This new season structure will...

Kansas Confirms Invasive Zebra Mussels Found In Geary State Fishing Lake
Posted on: 12/08/17

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Geary State Fishing Lake in Geary County. Zebra mussel larvae, also called veligers, were detected in routine samples collected by KDWPT staff. With this discovery...