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Idaho Studies Post-Spawn Walleye Migrations
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Idaho Studies Post-Spawn Walleye Migrations

Idaho Fish and Game continues to track acoustic-tagged walleye in Lake Pend Oreille.  This allows fishery biologists to learn more about walleye distribution and movement.  It also provides information to help anglers better target walleye and participate in the angler incentive program.  Between late-fall 2019 and continuing into spring 2021, biologists have tagged about 55 walleye with acoustic...

Time for Lake Michigan Skamania Steelhead
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Time for Lake Michigan Skamania Steelhead

Skamania steelhead typically begin their spawning runs in June and last through August, with peak runs from late June to late July. Early running fish can be caught as early as mid-May; it’s not too early to get to the lake! Look for surface water temperatures under 68 degrees for best action. Strong south winds...

Gulf Council to Meet in Key West June 21-25
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Gulf Council to Meet in Key West June 21-25

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25 at the Opal Key Resort and Marina in Key West, Florida. Virtual participation will be available by webinar. The meeting will begin with a closed session to finalize selections for membership on the Reef Fish and Shrimp Advisory Panels...

Florida Gulf Red Snapper Opens June 4
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Florida Gulf Red Snapper Opens June 4

The recreational red snapper season will start June 4 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida and remain open through July 28, closing July 29. “We are excited about Gov. DeSantis’ recent announcement of this year’s 55-day Gulf red snapper summer season, it is one of the longest we’ve had since the FWC began...

Proposed Rule Would Block Bait in Many Pennsylvania Trout Waters
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Proposed Rule Would Block Bait in Many Pennsylvania Trout Waters

April’s Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission meeting will go down in history for what almost happened, not what did happen. The big event was not mentioned in the agency’s news release. Maybe it will just fade away, although several commissioners seemed hell-bent on making a big change in wild trout management. To what am I...

Alaska Online Forum on Halibut from the Beach
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Alaska Online Forum on Halibut from the Beach

Do you want to get some halibut in your freezer this summer, but don’t have a boat to go out in? If so, this presentation might be the perfect one for you! The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish, will be hosting an online fishing forum titled, “Beach Fishing for...

Arkansas’ Beaver Lake Turns Out Rare “Golden” Bass
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Arkansas’ Beaver Lake Turns Out Rare “Golden” Bass

BENTONVILLE – Josh Rogers never had a doubt he had caught a largemouth bass while fishing Sunday evening at Beaver Lake. But with its golden hue, he wondered what might be up with this fish. “I had two thoughts when I caught it,” he said. “The midlake area on down is uncharacteristically muddy now, and...

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Input from Coastal Anglers
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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Input from Coastal Anglers

Are you a saltwater recreational angler residing in Atlantic or Gulf coastal states from Maine to Mississippi? Would you like to participate in a voluntary, anonymous survey to help us more effectively communicate with anglers? NOAA Fisheries is conducting the second phase of our social network analysis. This project will identify relationships, networks, channels, and...

NOAA Fisheries Analyses Offshore Wind Impact on Anglers
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NOAA Fisheries Analyses Offshore Wind Impact on Anglers

NOAA Fisheries has developed new analyses and reports to help the public better understand the impacts on recreational party and charter boat fishing associated with offshore wind development along the U.S. Atlantic Coast.  The new reports complement the previously developed analyses and reports of commercial fishing impacts associated with offshore wind development in the same region. To...

North Dakota Anglers Asked to Report Tagged Fish
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North Dakota Anglers Asked to Report Tagged Fish

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists tagged hundreds of walleyes in two North Dakota waters earlier this spring to determine exploitation and harvest in these popular fisheries. Walleyes were fitted with jaw tags at Rice Lake, Emmons County, and Antelope Lake, Pierce County, as part of one-year studies in both waters. Tagging fish...