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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020

With news of Canada’s pleasure boating restrictions being lifted and the season ramping up, has launched two new pages to help Canadian boaters find the latest information on enjoying boating while navigating COVID-19 guidelines.
Construction of the long-awaited Palos Verdes Reef Restoration Project is now underway off of the Trump National Golf Course on Southern California’s Palos Verdes peninsula.
The daily limit for tasty (and beautiful) sea bass is 5 fish and the minimum size is 15 inches (excluding tail fin filament).

Tiger trout, a hybrid of brown trout and brook trout often stocked in waters in the western and northwestern United States, will be stocked for the first time in Arkansas within the next couple of weeks, according to Christy Graham, trout program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The top Lake Erie walleye catch rates from 2019 were in June, July and May, respectively, according to surveys conducted by the Division of Wildlife, so the best fishing this year is yet to come.
At its June 2020 meeting, the Council plans to discuss impacts of COVID-19 and may consider management changes to ease those impacts.

FWC will be holding two virtual flounder workshops, June 2 and June 4, to gather public input about management of the flounder fishery.
The Council will discuss numerous fisheries issues and plans to take final action on a document that considers modifying trolling provisions and possession prohibitions in Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas.
Today, Lew’s is proud to announce that former Special Operations Operator, SGM (ret) Jamey Caldwell, a professional angler from Carthage, N.C., has signed on to represent the American Hero Series of gear to anglers, veterans and first responders everywhere.

The gates at the Mossy Point and Rogers Rock Boat Launches on Lake George will be closed overnight this boating season as part of the Lake George Park Commission’s (LGPC) Boat Inspection Program and DEC’s efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The Bureau of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, is pleased to invite highly motivated and enthusiastic people to apply for the opportunity to join our team as an EP Fisheries Biologist 2 within our Coldwater Fisheries Program.
Fishing Guide Fridays returns for week six! #FGF is CCA Florida’s promotion offering the opportunity to help our favorite guides during these uncertain times all while giving you the chance to fish with some of Florida’s finest
Enrico Puglisi LTD., popularly known as EP Flies, a leading manufacturer of fly-fishing flies and fly tying materials and tools, will support Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s conservation efforts as a Silver Corporate Sponsor, donating one percent of annual sales to BTT.
Chuck Belmore,a tournament bowfishermen and bowfishing guide will cover all things bowfishing,and Tim Wells,a bow hunter talks about how to hunt everything from rattlesnakes, grizzlies, and even bumblebees with spears, blow guns, and more!
The destination is Hells Canyon, North America's Deepest Gorge, and Kacey Jackson with Snake River Adventures will tell you about this incredible place and about the great fishing for bass and sturgeon available here.
As requested by county officials, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has lifted the delay of the trout opener in Inyo County.
The fishing season for muskellunge, New York’s largest freshwater sportfish, opens on May 30 across much of the state. In New York’s Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River) the season opens on June 20.
DEC stocked over 4.6 million trout and salmon and 50 million walleye statewide by truck, barge and by air.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers license-free fishing days on June 6, June 13, and July 4 — a free option to explore Maryland’s diverse and unique fishing experiences without needing a fishing license, trout stamp, or registration.
While Community Fishing Nights will not be offered to the public this summer, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has several online resources to help anglers of all experience levels.
Gag grouper opens June 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, while snook closes in Atlantic and federal waters.
This time we head to Laguna Madre in Texas with TideChanger Cidney where she gets to experience saltwater fishing for the first time.
All the action on Texas Insider Fishing Report can now be seen on AT&T Sportsnet, and we’re here to bring you all the action.
Capt. Justin Leake, host of the destination’s award-winning, fishing and coastal lifestyle television show “Chasin’ the Sun,” shares his top four tips for anglers fishing on the beach, pier, boat, kayak or standup paddleboard.
The eyes of Texas — and the world — will be watching March 19-21, 2021 as the Super Bowl of Professional Bass Fishing heads to Fort Worth with fishing taking place at Lake Ray Roberts in nearby Denton.

Wild trout flourish in Southwestern Virginia, a unique fact considering it is one of the lowest elevations and eastern-most points on the continent where this occurs. That fact, and the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains that define the area geologically, combine to create a fisherman’s paradise.

The clean, cold Dan River welcomes fly fishing. Part of the Roanoke River system, it flows over 200 miles and crosses the Virginia and North Carolina border in eight places. The headwaters of the Dan are in Meadows of Dan, a mountain valley about 45 miles north of Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Dan begins north of U.S. Highway 58 and slightly northeast of the Meadows of Dan in mountainous Patrick County, at an elevation of over 3,000 feet. In this section of the river anglers will find fishing for native brook trout in waters classified as wild trout waters by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Brookies require clean, cold water to survive, far more so than rainbows and browns, and their presence here is indicative of the quality of the flow.

Just above and below U. S. Highway 58 the river is a put-and-take trout stream – Category B, in Virginia's classification system. Traveling farther east, the river flows through a deep gorge within the Pinnacles Hydroelectric Project owned by the City of Danville.

This area has been dubbed the Grand Canyon of Virginia, rugged and spectacular country that appeals to the hardy. Trout fishing becomes first class for rainbow and brown trout in the six-mile section between Talbott Dam and Townes Reservoir. The stream from Townes Dam to the Pinnacles Powerhouse has been designated as catch-and-release trout water, and it holds some big fish. From the powerhouse several miles downstream (Kibler Valley) is a popular Category A put-and-take trout stream.

A 6-mile stretch of the Dan runs through Primland, a boutique resort covering some 12,000 acres of wooded mountains. The property is rugged, remote, and beautiful. Two impoundments are adjacent and provide hydroelectric power for the city of Danville. Below the dam is designated as a Special Regulations Trout Water, meaning there is a reproducing population of wild born fish throughout that section. Brown, brook and rainbow trout are found here. A small section of the Smith River below Philpott Dam also has a thriving population of wild fish.

Fisherman can expect year-round action with the best fishing occurring in spring and fall. Hatches of mayfly, caddis and stonefly happen every month and anglers can expect dry fly or surface action any time of year. It never hurts to carry some bead head nymphs and all-around fish catchers like the San Juan worm in sizes 12 to 16. A 5-weight rod 8 to 9 feet long works fine. A pair of waders will be welcomed. Even though you're in the South here, the water is cold year around.

Primland is a massive mountain resort property larger than many wildlife management areas (and probably has more deer and turkey than many--guided hunts are offered in season.) It's located about 40 miles north-northwest of Winston Salem, N.C.  The resort, recently re-opened after the COVID-19 shutdown, also offers guided fly fishing on a catch-and-release basis, golf, paddle-sports, mountain biking--all the good stuff.

For fly casters seeking less challenging Blue Ridge Mountain fishing, the broader and more forgiving Kibler Valley section of the Dan River is located nearby. Guided fishing with local Orvis pro's is available April through November depending on weather and stream conditions--as everywhere in trout country, too much rain or runoff makes for tough going.

The Orvis-trained guides not only provide guided fishing trips they also offer fly casting and fly-fishing lessons. There's an Orvis Dealer Pro Shop on the property, stocked with a large selection of flies and all the other goodies fly fishers love. They also rent Orvis rods and sell fishing licenses at the shop.

For other fishing options, there are three ponds at Primland stocked with trout, bass and channel catfish and open year-round. Fish cleaning is available for the put and take fish in these ponds, so anglers can cook their catch at their Mountain Homes, one of several lodging options at the resort. For details, visit

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