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New Demand for Asian Carp Could Help Our Waterways
Posted on: 06/29/18

Carp are fun to shoot with a bow; now they're also a hot commodity–for those who know how to market them. In Two Rivers Fisheries in Kentucky it’s morbidly satisfying to watch silver carp being fed to a band saw. Especially...

Guide to National FREE Fishing Days for 2018
Posted on: 06/08/18

During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state...

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Most Montana FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites Accessible Again
Posted on: 07/11/18

Most of the Fishing Access Sites across Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are accessible again, according to FWP staff. Anglers and recreationists have waited patiently for Yellowstone River levels to subside a bit so they can access campsites, boat ramps and shoreline. In addition...

Hawaii is 1st USA State to Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen
Posted on: 07/10/18

By penning a historic bill this week, Hawaii will become the first U.S. state to ban the sale of coral-damaging sunscreen that contains chemicals known to destroy coral reefs. the legislation will take effect beginning January 1, 2021. Starting then, the bill bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen containing... READ MORE

Alabama Allows Shark Fishing at Gulf State Park Pier in July
Posted on: 07/07/18

The Alabama State Parks System managers instituted a pilot program to allow a limited number of anglers to fish for sharks on the octagon end of the pier on consecutive Tuesday nights. The next chances to fish for sharks on the pier will take place on the south end from...

California WMA Closures Due to Wildfires
Posted on: 07/07/18

The California (CDFW) has announced the temporary closure of several WMAs due to wildfires. (1) Three public facilities and properties in Siskiyou County as a result of the Klamathon Fire. (2) The Knoxville Wildlife Area located in northeastern Napa County is now closed until further notice because of the County Fire...

Oregon Opens Portions of the Coast for Razor Clamming
Posted on: 07/07/18

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has opened a portion of the coast for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen below the closure limit. Razor clamming is now open from...

Delaware Issues Fishing Emergency Order of Regulation Changes for Tautog
Posted on: 06/29/18

DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin signed an Emergency Order making changes in Delaware’s tautog fishing regulations that go into effect July 1. The regulations increase the tautog minimum size limit to 16 inches, adjust the open seasons to...

Oregon Nearshore Halibut to Close in Columbia River Subarea on June 30
Posted on: 06/29/18

The Pacific halibut nearshore sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Pt., Wash. to Cape Falcon) will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 30 because the entire subarea quota has been caught. Opportunities to fish for Pacific halibut remain open in...

Washington/Oregon Sockeye Fishery to Open on Columbia River - Chinook Season to Close
Posted on: 06/29/18

Starting July 1, Washington and Oregon anglers can catch and keep sockeye salmon on the Columbia River, but will be required to release any chinook salmon they intercept downriver from Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed to...

New Mexico Game Commission Properties Adjoining the Carson National Forest Closed to Access
Posted on: 06/28/18

Due to drought and extreme fire danger, New Mexico State Game Commission properties adjacent to the Carson National Forest, including the north and south Colin Neblett, Elliott Barker, Urraca, Rio de los Pinos Wildlife Management Areas and the campground and day use areas along NM 515 leading to the Red River Fish Hatchery was closed to all public access effective June 27...

North Dakota Establishes Emergency Boating Rule on Missouri River
Posted on: 06/28/18

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, after consulting with officials from Burleigh and Morton county commissions, has established an idle-speed-only restriction within 200 feet of the shoreline for boaters on the Missouri and Heart rivers in the Bismarck-Mandan area effective immediately. On the Missouri River, the north boundary of the emergency rule is... READ MORE