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Exploring Aquatic Education Through Microfishing in Texas
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Exploring Aquatic Education Through Microfishing in Texas

A popular fishing goal is hooking large fish, often called lunkers in the angling community. Anglers tell fish­­ tales about the big one that got away and some even practice holding a fish closer to the camera to make it look larger in photos. However, a growing number of anglers are embracing the chase of...

Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin
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Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin

NOAA has partnered with McKenzie River Trust to increase natural floodplain connectivity along Finn Rock Reach in Oregon’s McKenzie River. The project is restoring important habitat for threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon. Monitoring from earlier phases of the effort has shown more Chinook salmon using the restored habitat. Restoration at Finn Rock Reach will continue to increase the amount...

Help with Flaming Gorge Lake Trout Management
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Help with Flaming Gorge Lake Trout Management

GREEN RIVER – Fisheries managers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department continue to be concerned about the number of lake trout pups in Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Despite increased creel limits on lake trout under 28 inches, there continues to be an abundance of these small fish in the reservoir. In order to get a...

Building Partnerships to Benefit Wild Steelhead in the Potlatch River
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Building Partnerships to Benefit Wild Steelhead in the Potlatch River

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and partners are working to improve habitat conditions for wild steelhead in the Potlatch River in northern Idaho through stream restoration projects. Restoring steelhead and their habitat in the Potlatch River requires a network of habitat restoration experts, funders, and management groups. However, our most vital partners...

Two Students Complete the LDWF Enforcement Division Internship Program
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Two Students Complete the LDWF Enforcement Division Internship Program

Two more students have now completed the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division internship program. Harley George from Nicholls State University and Jacie Bernard from Louisiana State University at Eunice completed the LDWF Enforcement Division’s internship program this morning, Nov. 30.  They gave their final presentations at the LDWF HQ building in Baton...

Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System
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Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System

TULSA, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, has rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics this week. The new HDS PRO® chartplotter/fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget™ 2 Live Sonar and, ultra high-definition Active Imaging™ HD provide anglers the complete package of the latest fishfinding technology that has helped them find and catch...

CDFW Announces The Availability Of $200 Million In New Grant Funding
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CDFW Announces The Availability Of $200 Million In New Grant Funding

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the availability of over $200 million in new funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under Drought, Climate and Nature-Based Solutions Initiatives. This new funding for restoration and protection of critical habitat and watersheds statewide also supports key initiatives including conserving 30 percent of...

Minnesota’s Waterville State Fish Hatchery Welcomes Marine Industry to Facilities
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Minnesota’s Waterville State Fish Hatchery Welcomes Marine Industry to Facilities

The Minnesota Waterville State Fish Hatchery welcomed this month MN-FISH Executive Director Mark Holsten and Board Member Garry Leaf and NMMA Senior Manager of Great Lakes Policy and Engagement, Jill Sims, to tour its facility alongside State Senator Rich Draheim. The visit encompassed meeting with fisheries leadership to better understand needs of the hatchery and...

2023 Licenses Available Now
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2023 Licenses Available Now

Don’t wait and get caught without a Fishing, Hunting, or All-Around License on January 1 – so get your 2023 license now online or at an agent. The 2022 Permit Shotgun and Permit Muzzleloader deer seasons remain open in many zones and extend into 2023. Winter Bow opens on Sunday, January 1 – providing a...