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Vermont Master Angler Program Awards 63
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Vermont Master Angler Program Awards 63

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has released the Vermont Master Angler Program 2020 Annual Report with 1,035 entries and 63 Master Angler Award recipients.   Vermont’s wealth of waters and abundant fish populations provide many opportunities to experience outstanding fishing.  The Vermont Master Angler Program recognizes the achievements of anglers who...

Consumption Advisory for Wisconsin’s Silver Creek
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Consumption Advisory for Wisconsin’s Silver Creek

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) are recommending a new fish consumption advisory of one meal per month for brook and brown trout in Silver Creek located in Monroe County. As part of the DNR’s statewide PFAS monitoring efforts, trout were collected in July 2020 from...

New Arkansas Record Gold Eye
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New Arkansas Record Gold Eye

MANILA – Jamie Wilhoite caught a goldeye a few years back, though at the time she and her husband, Homer, didn’t know immediately what it was. They took a photo to identify it later and gave the fish away, then wondered if that fish’s weight might have exceeded the then-listed state record for goldeye. But...

New Striper Regulations for Atlantic States
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New Striper Regulations for Atlantic States

NY DEC continues to work collaboratively with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to require the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass with bait. This new requirement is intended to increase the survival rate of striped bass in the recreational fishery. The new circle hook regulations will be in place this...

Kansas Walleye Initiative Promises More Fish
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Kansas Walleye Initiative Promises More Fish

Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries biologists and other staff collected nearly 100 million walleye eggs. Thanks to the Kansas Walleye Initiative, a record percentage of the walleye and saugeye hatched from those eggs will likely end up on the hooks of Kansas anglers. “We’ve been having some great success, and the program...

Limited Chinook Seasons on Oregon Rivers
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Limited Chinook Seasons on Oregon Rivers

THE DALLES, Ore.—ODFW has set regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River: Open for adult hatchery Chinook from May 1 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of...

Another Mussel Boat Intercepted in Montana
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Another Mussel Boat Intercepted in Montana

Montana’s watercraft inspectors have intercepted six mussel-fouled boats; the latest boat was stopped at the Anaconda watercraft inspection station on Saturday, April 10. Inspectors found dry and dead mussels on a used pontoon boat that had been purchased in Minnesota and was destined for Washington state. Inspectors conducted a hot water decontamination before releasing the...

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Oregon DFW Eliminates Bag Limit at Chickahominy Reservoir

HINES, Ore. – ODFW is temporarily lifting possession and size limits for trout at Chickahominy Reservoir near the town of Riley due to low reservoir water levels and current drought conditions. The temporary rule will be in effect from April 14 through Oct. 10. Other current angling gear restrictions (fishing rod and hook) remain in...

Steelhead Egg Collection in Michigan
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Steelhead Egg Collection in Michigan

The annual collection of steelhead eggs at the Little Manistee River weir in Stronach (Manistee County), Michigan, is now underway, weather permitting. Since 1968, the Little Manistee River weir has served as the sole source of winter-run steelhead eggs for fish hatcheries in Michigan and the main source for Ohio and Indiana. Yearling steelhead produced...

Nebraska “Take ‘Em Fishing” Set for April 15-Sept. 15
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Nebraska “Take ‘Em Fishing” Set for April 15-Sept. 15

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages experienced anglers to share that feeling and introduce people to fishing in the third year of Take ’em Fishing. Experienced anglers who participate will know they’ve introduced someone to an activity they can enjoy for a lifetime, while also sharing their love of the sport. “Most everyone who...