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Texas Federal 2019 Red Snapper Season Opens
Posted on: 06/03/19

Texas private recreational angler red snapper season in federal water opened June 1 for a projected 97-days. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. Bag and size limits will remain unchanged; 2 fish per person daily with a 16-inch minimum size limit in federal waters, and 4 fish per person daily with a 15-inch minimum in state waters. In addition...

Colorado CPW Giving Away Walleye Fillets at Rifle Gap State Park, June 1
Posted on: 05/31/19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away approximately 216 walleye fillets, free to licensed anglers on a first-come, first-served basis, June 1 at Rifle Gap State Park. If you have a current fishing license, arrive at the park's boat ramp by 8 a.m. and get in line for your chance to take home what many consider to be one of the best-tasting fish in the world. The frozen, vacuum sealed fillets are from...

MDC Proposes Raising Trout Permits & Daily Tags in 2020
Posted on: 05/31/19

The Missouri MDC is proposing increases to the prices of its annual trout permits and daily trout tags starting in 2020. According to MDC, the increases are needed to better cover its costs of running five trout hatcheries that raise and release more than 1.7 million trout each year for public fishing. If the price increases are implemented, starting in 2020 the cost of an annual trout permit will go from...

MDC Proposes Changes to Nonresident Permits
Posted on: 05/31/19

The Missouri MDC is proposing price increases for some nonresident hunting and fishing permits. According to MDC, permit prices have not been raised in over a decade and adjustments are needed to help keep up with increasing costs of providing conservation work and services around the state. MDC is also proposing offering discounted deer and turkey permits for nonresident landowners with...

Oregon Pacific Halibut All-Depth Fishing Closed for 2019 in Columbia River Subarea
Posted on: 05/31/19
Oregon fishery managers announced that the pacific halibut all-depth sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea is closed for the remainder of the year. The all-depth fishery from Leadbetter Point in Washington to Cape Falcon in Oregon was scheduled pre-season to open on May 2 and be open for three sets of 2 open days per week. Effort and catch during the first two sets of open dates were high and preliminary estimates indicate that landings have reached the quota. Opportunities to fish for Pacific halibut remain open in...

South Carolina 2019 Shrimp Season Opens with Encouraging Forecast
Posted on: 05/31/19

Commercial shrimp trawling opened in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Georgia state waters will open to trawling at the same time. Hopes are high that 2019 will bring a plentiful harvest after the previous year of relatively poor shrimping. Fortunately, according to regular trawl surveys conducted by SCDNR biologists, white shrimp numbers appear to have...

Alabama Opens for Red Snapper Fishing on June 1
Posted on: 05/30/19

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reminds private vessel anglers that Alabama state waters and federal waters will open for red snapper fishing on Saturday, June 1. The season will consist of weekends, Friday through Sunday, June 1, 2019, to July 28, 2019, and Thursday, July 4. The season dates listed above only apply to anglers fishing from...

Alabama State Waters Opening for Shrimping June 1
Posted on: 05/30/19

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that as of 6:00 am, Saturday, June 1, 2019 all inside waters not permanently closed by law or regulation will open for shrimp harvesting. This includes Mobile Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Mississippi Sound, Perdido Bay, Arnica Bay, Wolf Bay and Little Lagoon. Licensed live bait dealers holding...