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Tips to Catch Giant Pike When the Summer Heat is On
Posted on: 07/03/19
One of the best things about northern pike is that they’re willing players practically 365 days a year. Drop a shiner through the ice and it’ll get nailed. Work a spinnerbait around a rocky point in fall and it’ll get crushed. It’s the summer months that can be the most challenging for the pike hunter. To score that goliath now, you need to understand...

Three Top Lures for Catching Monster Brown Trout at Night
Posted on: 07/03/19
Wild trout are incredibly susceptible to angling pressure, which is why some of the best-known trout fisheries in the country can get really slow by midsummer. The fish have seen it all, and they’ve gotten smarter and more selective during daylight hours. Between that daytime pressure and the warmer water temperatures, many big browns hunker down until the sun goes away. And when that happens, fishermen go away. That’s when you show up and score. Here’s how...

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Georgia Proposes Circle-Hook & Other Changes for Shark Fishing
Posted on: 12/06/19

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing additional changes to fishing regulations. The Coastal Resources Division of DNR on Wednesday asked the state Board of Natural Resources to require anglers to use non-offset, corrodible, non-stainless-steel circle hooks when fishing for all species of sharks in state waters, except when...

Florida 2019 TrophyCatch to Give Away New Bass Boat in Live Drawing
Posted on: 12/03/19
One lucky Florida 2019 TrophyCatch registrant is going to win a brand-new bass boat this weekend Saturday, Dec. 7 and the public can enjoy the festivities. The drawing will take place following the 2 p.m. weigh-in for the Bobby Lane High School Cup (BLC) fishing tournament at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort, 14900 Camp Mack Rd., Lake Wales, FL 33898. The public is invited to attend the drawing. The five drawing finalists were ...

North Dakota Anglers Reminded of Fish House Regulations
Posted on: 12/03/19

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. Other fish house regulations include: Fish houses do not require a license, Occupied structures do not require identification. However, any unoccupied fish house must have an equipment registration number issued by...

Its Time to Check the Ice Before Venturing Out
Posted on: 11/20/19

With winter weather is several parts of the country. Its time for waterflow hunters, fishermen and all outdoorsmen to check the lakes and rivers for ice. Hypothermia is the leading cause of death with winter activities. When Trying to determine if the ice is safe for your or your dog try using this chart as a 'guideline' in your research...

Oregon Anglers Might Net Reward Steelhead Fishing the Umpqua Basin
Posted on: 11/26/19

Oregon anglers who catch a hatchery steelhead and return the snout to an ODFW collection barrel have a chance to win a $50 gift card if their fish is coded wire tagged. Monthly prize drawings run December through April 2020. The contest is meant to encourage anglers to leave the snouts of harvested Umpqua Basin hatchery winter steelhead in...

Florida 2019 Snook Harvest Seasonal Closure in Gulf Starts Dec 1
Posted on: 11/25/19

The Florida 2019 recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 29, 2020, reopening to harvest March 1, 2020. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season. Snook remains catch-and-release only in...

Florida Anglers Get Free Saltwater Fishing Day Nov 30
Posted on: 11/25/19

Round out your Thanksgiving festivities with some license-free saltwater fishing Saturday, Nov. 30. License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World. This day is..