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Oman Creek Access on Lake Superior Now Open
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Oman Creek Access on Lake Superior Now Open

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources boating access site at Oman Creek has opened for the season. Seasonal dredging operations were completed May 5 and the site will be dredged weekly through Sept. 29. Dredging helps clear sediment washed into the creek and river mouth over the winter months, and maximizes the safe passage of...

Catfish Mortality after Missouri Stocking
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Catfish Mortality after Missouri Stocking

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has received reports of dead channel catfish at Johnston Lake in Hawk Ridge Park at Raymore. The reports followed a stocking of catfish in the lake on April 28. This is likely a stress mortality event associated with moving the fish during stocking and not...

Turn in Tagged Fish for Rewards in Michigan Waters
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Turn in Tagged Fish for Rewards in Michigan Waters

Next time you catch a Michigan trout or salmon, remember to check for a clip on the adipose fin – that small, fleshy fin behind the dorsal fin. It could be worth $100. Through mass marking assistance by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including Michigan, mark popular game fish like...

Wyoming Offers Interactive Fishing Guide
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Wyoming Offers Interactive Fishing Guide

Cheyenne – Want to catch a kokanee? Or how about a golden trout? It’s easy and inspiring to plan all your fishing pursuits with a new interactive fishing guide from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Explore the guide on the Game and Fish website. “The interactive fishing guide is useful for all anglers,” said...

Record Montana Boat Traffic, More Invasive Mussels
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Record Montana Boat Traffic, More Invasive Mussels

Another busy boating season is here. Watercraft inspection stations have seen higher boat traffic than last year and more than twice the number of mussel-fouled boats. FWP staff and partners are busy training inspectors and setting up stations on major travel corridors around the state. As you are on the road this season, stop by...

Kids Fishing Derby June 5 at Indiana’s Patoka Lake
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Kids Fishing Derby June 5 at Indiana’s Patoka Lake

Patoka Lake will host its annual kids fishing derby on Saturday, June 5 at the Osborn Ramp from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The event is for children 12 years old and younger, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. Families must supply their own tackle, fishing pole, and bait. An awards ceremony will take...

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Alabama’s Bay Watch Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD)  temporarily closed the parking area and access to the Bay Watch Boat Ramp for repairs at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021. The boat ramp is located at 11470 U.S. Highway 98 in Fairhope, Alabama. Renovations to the Bay Watch parking...

New West Virginia Record Drum
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New West Virginia Record Drum

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — A West Virginia angler caught a state record freshwater drum on April 24 in Mason County. John Gibson of Poca, WV, caught a 27.88-pound, 35.59-inch freshwater drum on the Kanawha River, breaking the previous record for weight (27 pounds) held by Charles Mickel Lott since 1989. Bill Dawkins maintains the record for...

New Pennsylvania Yellow Perch Record
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New Pennsylvania Yellow Perch Record

On the afternoon of April 9, 2021, angler Kirk Rudzinski, 63, of Erie, departed the East Avenue Boat Launch along with friend Sam Troup, 62, also of Erie, to enjoy a few hours of fishing.  The friends traveled four to five miles east to the area of the Sunoco Cribs where they anchored in sight...

Florida FWC Transplants 150K Aquatic Plants to Restore Lake Istokpoga
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Florida FWC Transplants 150K Aquatic Plants to Restore Lake Istokpoga

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin a major aquatic habitat restoration effort on Lake Istokpoga in May. The FWC is transplanting more than 150,000 aquatic plants on Lake Istokpoga, a 28,000-acre natural lake in Highlands County, to help restore this popular shallow sportfishing lake. FWC contractors will be planting 35,000 jointed...