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Missouri Fishing Events Set for August
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Missouri Fishing Events Set for August

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Fishing is a great way to connect families with the outdoors. It’s a great tool to introduce children to healthier lifestyles and it’s a good activity for strengthening family bonds. These are some of the many benefits of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Discover Nature – Fishing program. This program...

St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo Aug 14
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St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo Aug 14

Join Florida FWC biologists at our upcoming St. Andrews Bay Scallop Rodeo and help with bay scallop restoration! Participants may collect up to 200 scallops for FWC biologists to place in restoration cages. The goal of the restoration cages is to protect the scallops from predators and provide a successful spawning event due to their...

Texas Red Snapper Season Federal Waters to Close Aug. 5
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Texas Red Snapper Season Federal Waters to Close Aug. 5

AUSTIN- The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5. State waters out to nine nautical miles will remain open with a four fish daily bag limit and a 15-inch minimum. Under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the National Marine Fisheries...

Utah Increases Harvest Limits Due to Low Water
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Utah Increases Harvest Limits Due to Low Water

Salt Lake City — In anticipation of continued low water levels due to extreme drought conditions across the state, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issued more emergency changes to Utah’s fishing regulations Wednesday. Those changes will allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at some additional waterbodies around the state. Drought impacts fish...

Arctic Grayling at Colorado’s Joe Wright Reservoir
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Arctic Grayling at Colorado’s Joe Wright Reservoir

Just upstream of Joe Wright Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, technicians, researchers and hatchery personnel conducted its annual spawning operation for a fish that most Coloradans might be surprised to find here in the Rocky Mountains. Arctic grayling were first stocked in Colorado in the late 1890s, but it wasn’t until the mid-1960s...

Washington Anglers Get Added Halibut Day
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Washington Anglers Get Added Halibut Day

OLYMPIA – Halibut anglers now have an extra day to reel in halibut this season as well as two upcoming opportunities to help shape the 2022 season, fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Columbia River (Marine Area 1) and South Coast (Marine Area 2) areas will open to...

Red Tide Continues on Florida’s Gulf Coast
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Red Tide Continues on Florida’s Gulf Coast

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast and in Lower Tampa Bay. Conditions remain improved in other areas of Tampa Bay relative to prior weeks.  Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 103 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 70 samples: seven from Pasco County,...

Oregon Sets Halibut/Bottomfish Meetings
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Oregon Sets Halibut/Bottomfish Meetings

NEWPORT, Ore – ODFW is hosting a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 9 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to gather public input on the 2022 sport halibut and bottomfish seasons. Pacific halibut: The International Pacific Halibut Commission approved a 1.5 million-pound catch limit for Area 2A (Oregon, Washington, and California) through 2022. This is...

Tune in for “Reel Bass Mondays” on  World Fishing Network
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Tune in for “Reel Bass Mondays” on World Fishing Network

DENVER– For an informative and entertaining evening focused on fishing fun, tune into World Fishing Network’s Reel Bass Mondays at 6:00 p.m. ET. Every Monday, celebrate America’s favorite fish – the largemouth bass, as well as smallmouth bass, with some of the most skilled anglers on TV today.   Schedule (all times ET): 6:00 p.m.  ...

An Angler Working for Anglers
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An Angler Working for Anglers

PARK FALLS, Wisc.  – When it comes to serving the needs of both anglers and fishing tackle dealers, St. Croix Rod – handcrafters of the Best Rods on Earth® for nearly 75 years – subscribes to the “it takes one to know one” school of thought. So, when the family-owned, American company recently added a...