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Project Healing Waters Heads to the Redfish Flats
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Project Healing Waters Heads to the Redfish Flats

The soft crunching sound of tires turning over gravel stopped with the truck in front of the small wooden dock. A seafoam green East Cape Fury technical poling skiff was already moored, waiting to be boarded. Three men laughed at the tailgate of another truck with several small coolers in the bed, one of the men cooking on a portable...

Johnny Morris Inducted Into Hall Of Famous Missourians
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Johnny Morris Inducted Into Hall Of Famous Missourians

Johnny Morris, who founded Bass Pro as a fishing gear store in Springfield in 1971, has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. Morris was recognized at a ceremony in Jefferson City attended by the Morris family, Govenor Mike Parson, Lt. Govenor Mike Kehoe and former Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr. Morris joins...

FFI Awards Grant to Greater Yellowstone Coalition
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FFI Awards Grant to Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Fly Fishers International has awarded a Conservation Grant to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Their project is focused on preserving the genetic purity of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout that historically inhabits Crandall Creek and its tributaries, by installing a strategic barrier to upstream migration of non-native rainbow trout from the Clarks Fork.  Crandall Creek is an important tributary of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River in the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming. While...

Catfish Clinic Oct. 14 at Missouri Chesapeake Hatchery
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Catfish Clinic Oct. 14 at Missouri Chesapeake Hatchery

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Fishing for catfish has long been an activity that has provided angling excitement and excellent table fare. People interested in learning more about catching, cleaning, and preparing these popular sportfish should plan to attend the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Catfish – Catch, Clean & Cook” program Oct. 14. This...

N.C. Red Drum Workshop Oct. 4-7
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N.C. Red Drum Workshop Oct. 4-7

Arlington, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) will hold a Red Drum Simulation Model Workshop as part of the ongoing simulation assessment. The simulation assessment was recommended by the Commission’s Assessment Science Committee as part of a roadmap for red drum stock assessments, which have experienced data limitations and uncertainty in the...

Michigan Investigates Carp Mortality on Lake Orion
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Michigan Investigates Carp Mortality on Lake Orion

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has completed its investigation of the common carp mortality on Lake Orion in northeast Oakland County that occurred in mid-to late July. With the assistance of the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory at Michigan State University, it has been determined and confirmed that the common carp fish kill was caused...

Gulf Council to Hold In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Cobia
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Gulf Council to Hold In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Cobia

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold eight in-person public hearings and one webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Coastal Migratory Pelagic Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure. Amendment 32 considers modifying cobia catch limits, apportionment between the...

Enhanced Fishing Opportunities on Lake Ontario Tributaries
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Enhanced Fishing Opportunities on Lake Ontario Tributaries

The New York State Canal Corporation releases water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario Tributaries in Western New York for an extended period each fall to create a longer season and even better angling experience. A calendar of releases will be posted here soon and updated frequently. Releases may change due to weather and...