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$9000 Penalty Against Striped Bass Poacher in Exclusive Economic Zone
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$9000 Penalty Against Striped Bass Poacher in Exclusive Economic Zone

PROVIDENCE, RI- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that Administrative Law Judge Christine D. Coughlin assessed a $9,000 penalty upon William McLaughlin, III for possessing striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off Block Island, R.I. The case originated from a joint enforcement patrol conducted by the DEM’s Division of...

High Temps Prompt Full Closures on Some Rivers in Montana
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High Temps Prompt Full Closures on Some Rivers in Montana

HELENA – Full fishing closures will go into effect for the following rivers at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 17: the entire Jefferson River the section of the Big Hole River from the confluence with the Beaverhead River to Tony Schoonen Fishing Access Site portions of Fish Creek within a 100-yard radius of the mouth of Fish Creek...

Harvest Slot Relaxed for Fall Walleye on Mille Lacs
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Harvest Slot Relaxed for Fall Walleye on Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs Lake walleye anglers will see a relaxed harvest slot for walleye fishing beginning Thursday, Sept. 1. As announced in March of this year, the one-fish walleye limit will resume on Mille Lacs on Sept. 1. In an expansion of the harvest slot, anglers will be able to harvest one walleye 20-23 inches or...

$1.2m+ in Grants Awarded to Indiana Lake and Stream Improvement Projects
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$1.2m+ in Grants Awarded to Indiana Lake and Stream Improvement Projects

Twenty Indiana counties will receive funds for improving local bodies of water, thanks to $1,291,900 in grants awarded by DNR Director Dan Bortner through the DNR‘s Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program. The grants will fund projects benefiting seven lakes and 17 rivers and streams across Indiana. Most of the projects aim to improve water...

60-Inch Musky Caught in New York
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60-Inch Musky Caught in New York

HENDERSON — It took a guided charter nearly 40 minutes to reel in a muskellunge nearly 60 inches long. Captain Gene P. Bolton, of Sunken Treasure Fishing Charters in Henderson, and his deckmate and fiancee, Samantha Cota, took out father-daughter Bob and Stephanie Slater for a trip a few weeks ago. They went out and...

How Forward-Facing Sonar is Changing Fishing
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How Forward-Facing Sonar is Changing Fishing

If you check out a bass tournament right now, you’re almost certain to hear people talk about forward-facing sonar, also known as live sonar. It’s the latest technology driving innovation in fishing. You’ll also recognize when an angler is using it when you see them staring down – sometimes for hours – at the depth...

Nebraska Trout Slam Update
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Nebraska Trout Slam Update

We have had 15 Trout Slams completed so far in 2022.  Fourteen different anglers have completed the Trout Slam this year; one angler has completed it twice this year.  Of the fourteen anglers that completed a Trout Slam in 2022, seven of them have completed at least one Trout Slam previously.  Four of those “repeats”...

New Missouri State Record Shortnose Gar
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New Missouri State Record Shortnose Gar

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Rich Porter of Omaha, Nebraska for becoming the new state record holder under alternative methods for shortnose gar. Porter was bowfishing at the Lake of the Ozarks May 16 when he shot the 14-pound, 6-ounce fish. The previous state record under alternative methods was...

Tampa Bay Sawfish Presentation Scheduled
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Tampa Bay Sawfish Presentation Scheduled

Sawfish are large shark-like rays that once were relatively common in Florida’s coastal waters including Tampa Bay. Now, Florida’s smalltooth sawfish is endangered and scientists are striving to learn as much as possible about this iconic and fascinating fish. Tonya Wiley, President of Havenworth Coastal Conservation, will provide a presentation with interesting facts about sawfish, updates...