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Trout Stocking at Nebraska’s CenturyLink Lake
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Trout Stocking at Nebraska’s CenturyLink Lake

LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout from four ponds at Schramm Park State Recreation Area will be stocked at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s CenturyLink Lake on March 2. These trout, which range in length from 12 to 18 inches, will be salvaged from the park’s four canyon ponds. By comparison, trout stocked in annual spring...

California Updates Freshwater Regulations
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California Updates Freshwater Regulations

New freshwater sport fishing regulations which take effect on March 1, 2021, aim to simplify and streamline the laws regulating inland fishing while maintaining and protecting California’s fisheries. The package of updated regulations was adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission in October 2020. It was the largest regulatory inland sport fishing package in...

Extreme Winter Weather Will Impact Aquatic Weed Coverage
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Extreme Winter Weather Will Impact Aquatic Weed Coverage

The recent cold fronts that passed through Louisiana resulted in prolonged periods of sub-freezing temperatures, and single-digit temperatures in some areas. While these extreme conditions had many devastating effects on our state, they will also result in a reduction of aquatic weeds across the state. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is currently...

Texas Seeks Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulations
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Texas Seeks Input on Saltwater Fishing Regulations

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2021-2022 Statewide Recreational Fishing Proclamation: Allow the recreational-only use of crab traps on docks and piers in some currently restricted areas of Aransas County; and Clarify red snapper bag limits when fishing in Texas...

Missouri Paddlefish Season Begins March 15
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Missouri Paddlefish Season Begins March 15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Imagine catching a giant, prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs. That is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season. Paddlefish — named for their large, paddle-shaped snouts — are an ancient species that can grow to seven feet and weight more...

Elmer’s Island to Open March 5 with Shuttle Service
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Elmer’s Island to Open March 5 with Shuttle Service

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will reopen Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge on Friday, March 5, 2021. The refuge has been closed since November 2020, due to the severe damage caused by Hurricane Zeta. Road repairs and several other projects have been completed during the closure to restore the area and to improve...

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Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set for Lower Columbia

OLYMPIA – Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Tuesday approved this year’s spring Chinook season for the lower Columbia River, with low returns expected to once again impact recreational fishing. The 2021 forecast for upriver spring Chinook numbers just 75,200 fish, which would be the second-lowest return in the past 20 years, and lower...

Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting March 1
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Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting March 1

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be developing new regulations for the lake whitefish commercial industry. To gain stakeholder participation from a wide variety of sources, the DNR will host a virtual public meeting to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish and discuss the lake whitefish rules for the...

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Florida Protects Spawning Fish at Western Dry Rocks

At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a proposal to protect multi-species fish spawning aggregations near an area known as Western Dry Rocks. “This decision is based on sound science conducted not only by FWC but also by partners at Bonefish & Tarpon Trust,” said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto....

Florida FWC Seeks Input on Snook, Reds and Trout
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Florida FWC Seeks Input on Snook, Reds and Trout

FWC wants your input on snook, redfish and spotted seatrout in SW Florida At its February meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to gather public input on the future management of snook, redfish and spotted seatrout in the area of southwest Florida where they are currently catch-and-release only. This came...