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Black Sea Bass Opens North of Cape Hatteras May 15
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Black Sea Bass Opens North of Cape Hatteras May 15

The recreational black sea bass fishing season is set to open May 15 in both federal and state waters north of Cape Hatteras. During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches total length, from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail, and the bag limit will be...

Online Forum: Fishing for Alaskan Sheefish
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Online Forum: Fishing for Alaskan Sheefish

Is catching a sheefish in Interior Alaska on your bucket list? If so, you will definitely want to tune in for this fishing forum! The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, will be hosting an online fishing forum titled, “Fishing for Yukon River Sheefish” on the Alaska Department of Fish...

Catch-and Keep at Flaming Gorge
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Catch-and Keep at Flaming Gorge

VERNAL — Several agencies are asking for anglers to keep any lake trout under 25 inches that are caught at Flaming Gorge, in an effort to improve the health of the fishery. An annual fishing tournament (that was canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns) will resume this year to incentivize anglers to help in...

Gulf Red Snapper Rules Under Review this Week
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Gulf Red Snapper Rules Under Review this Week

Red snapper. Yes, “The Song That Doesn’t End.” There always seems to be a crisis in federal red snapper management. This year is no different. This week, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is meeting to discuss recreational anglers’ 2021 red snapper seasons in the five Gulf states. Despite three years of successful state...

NC Sea Bass Season Opens May 15 North of Cape Hatteras
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NC Sea Bass Season Opens May 15 North of Cape Hatteras

MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational black sea bass fishing season will open May 15 in both federal and North Carolina waters north of Cape Hatteras.   During the open season, the minimum size limit will be 12.5 inches total length (tip of the snout to the tip of the tail), and the bag limit will...

Vermont Steelhead Watching–and Catching
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Vermont Steelhead Watching–and Catching

ORLEANS, Vt. – One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is taking place in Vermont.  The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds.   Steelhead can be spotted moving up the falls during these warmer days in...

Limited Striper Season Now Underway on Roanoke River, N.C.
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Limited Striper Season Now Underway on Roanoke River, N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a reminder to anglers that the 2021 striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area opens this Saturday. Harvest dates are: April 10–16 in the lower river zone (downstream of the U.S. 258 Highway bridge at Scotland Neck to the mouth at Albemarle Sound)....

No Canadian Fishing Trips this Summer, Either
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No Canadian Fishing Trips this Summer, Either

There’s too much uncertainty about the pandemic’s path in the coming months for Canada’s federal government to engage in discussions about reopening the Canada-U.S. border, said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “This doesn’t feel like the right moment to have those conversations,” LeBlanc told CBC News Network’s Power & Politics. “We do recognize, as vaccination...

Atlantic Salmon Federation Sponsors Research
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Atlantic Salmon Federation Sponsors Research

Jonathan Carr, ASF’s Vice-president of Research and Environment, gave an update yesterday morning of the work planned this spring. “It is full steam ahead this year with the acoustic tagging,” said Carr. “We will be smolt tagging in the Restigouche, Cascapedia, Northwest Miramichi, and Southwest Miramichi. We have an early spring this year, but the smolt...

Spectator Sport: Sturgeon Spawning in Wisconsin
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Spectator Sport: Sturgeon Spawning in Wisconsin

On Wednesday evening, sturgeon started spawning at Sturgeon Trail in New London and yesterday crews saw fish heavily spawning there. Bamboo Bend had some slight spawning activity yesterday evening but will likely have heavy spawning activity today. These two locations will have spawning fish through the weekend and will likely be the best locations to...