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Egg-Fly Tricks to Catch More Steelhead
Posted on: 02/21/19

Take the guesswork out of egg-fly selection to catch more steelheead on Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York. The chromers that run the Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York peel as much line and jump as high as their Pacific kin. For many flyfishermen, the ultimate thrill is getting one to hit a streamer on the swing. These tips will help you tighten up your egg arsenal for any Great Lakes trip...

Strategies for Catching More Winter Wahoo
Posted on: 02/21/19

Frequent fronts often make the postcardlike conditions in these locations disappear. So why visit when strong sea legs are a requirement? Because any Southern captain will tell you that wahoo go on a feeding tear during the less-than-ideal winter conditions that aren’t for the average tourist. This is your best chance at scoring both numbers of and trophy-caliber wahoo. If you and your hardcore group of buddies are looking for a winter getaway that will end in sore arms and some of the finest sashimi you’ll ever eat, these three top captains will show you the way to trophy ’hoos...

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Michigan Master Angler Program has Some New Rules for 2019
Posted on: 02/20/19

Anyone hoping to submit a catch to the Michigan DNR’s Master Angler program – which each year recognizes the largest fish of several dozen species – will want to pay close attention to the 2019 application. A few new rules have been added to the program for 2019, including...

SCDNR Acquires 1,757 Acres in Northern Greenville County for Hunting, Fishing
Posted on: 02/18/19

In partnership with The Conservation Fund, the South Carolina SCDNR)recently acquired 1,757 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage and will be used to enhance fish and wildlife habitat and provide ...

Texas 2019 Proposed Saltwater Fishing Regulation Changes
Posted on: 02/18/19

The Texas TPWD is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. These changes are intended to streamline regulations for the entire Texas coast for spotted seatrout and modified regulations for certain species to be in line with federal rules to reduce confusion among anglers for sharks and cobia. In addition...

Texas 2019 Proposed Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes
Posted on: 02/18/19

The Texas TPWD is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes t...

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Posted on: 02/15/19

The Louisiana (LDWF) and the LWFF are teaming up to present two Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops this spring. The workshops are open to women over the age of 18 who are looking to learn about fishing and utilizing Louisiana’s aquatic resources. Please remember that each Women’s Fishing Workshop will be limited to...

Washington Razor Clam Digs Approved Feb 15 - 21
Posted on: 02/14/19

WDFW has approved razor clam digs starting 12:01 p.m. Feb. 15 through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019 at the following locations: Feb. 15, Friday; 3: 11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks - Feb. 16, Saturday; 4: 08 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch - Feb. 17, Sunday; 4: 59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch and...

Nebraska Archery Paddlefish Applications Accepted March 1-14
Posted on: 02/11/19

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept archery paddlefish permit applications March 1-14. The application period begins at 1 p.m. Central Time on March 1. Mail applications must be received in Game and Parks’ Lincoln office by 5 p.m. and online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 14. A nonrefundable $7 fee is...

New Mexico 2019 Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show Feb 15-17
Posted on: 02/11/19

The New Mexico 2019 Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show is Feb 15-17 at the Manuel Lujan Bldg, Albuquerque, NM.Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who hold a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license. Venue includes: Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and...

Alabama Sets 2019 Snapper Season
Posted on: 02/09/19

Alabama set its 2019 red snapper season, which is operating under the final year of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP). The 2019 Alabama red snapper fishing season for anglers fishing from a private vessel or state-licensed guide boat will be three-day weekends (Friday-Sunday) from June 1 through July 28, 2019, including Thursday, July 4. Except for...

Florida Approves 3 Course Providers for New Airboat Operators
Posted on: 02/09/19

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has approved three providers to offer the newly required Airboat Operators Course for airboat operators carrying passengers for hire. USA Marine Training, Peace River Charters and TAC Training are the first three companies to have been approved to offer the course. Contact information for these providers...

South Carolina to Stock Thousands of Trout into Lower Saluda River
Posted on: 02/09/19

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is stocking thousands of catchable-sized rainbow trout (8 to 11 inches) and smaller brown trout (4 to 6 inches) from the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Oconee County into the lower Saluda River near Columbia. This process is done by trucking the trout to four locations in...