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Paddlefish Fishing Season to Open on February 1
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Paddlefish Fishing Season to Open on February 1

The paddlefish snagging season on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers opens Feb. 1 and goes through April 30 (sunrise to sunset). Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s). Please keep track of your catch and effort and complete the electronic...

Diadromous Fish Program Update
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Diadromous Fish Program Update

The Division of Marine Fisheries has been responsible for managing diadromous fish passage and populations in Massachusetts coastal rivers for nearly 90 years. These are the migratory fish that switch between marine and freshwater habitats to complete their life history. Most diadromous fish populations have declined sharply from historical periods when valuable fisheries were supported....

2022 Fishing Guidebooks Available
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2022 Fishing Guidebooks Available

LITTLE ROCK — The latest editions of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook are en route to sporting goods stores and license vendors across the state, and people looking to get the digital version for their computer or smartphone can download their own copy today at agfc.com This year, anglers will see...

Construction Starts on New Fish Passageway
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Construction Starts on New Fish Passageway

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Suffolk County, town of Southampton, and Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) today announced the start of construction on a nearly $1 million fish passage through Woodhull Dam on the Little River in Riverhead. The fish passage is essential to restoring critical spawning and maturation habitat for river...

Renovations Begin at Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
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Renovations Begin at Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery

LEBANON, Mo. – Visitors to Bennett Spring State Park will soon notice the sights and sounds of heavy machinery operating within the park. This work is the first phase of a renovation project at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Bennett Spring Hatchery that will ensure one of Missouri’s most popular trout parks will remain a...

Arkansas Public Access to Benefit From Marine Fuel Tax Program
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Arkansas Public Access to Benefit From Marine Fuel Tax Program

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved at [the January 13] regularly scheduled meeting a minute order authorizing AGFC Director Austin Booth to sign an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Transportation to update the existing Marine Fuel Tax program to enhance public boating access to The Natural State’s waters. “From...

Hardy and Greys to Attend Touring Fly Fishing Shows
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Hardy and Greys to Attend Touring Fly Fishing Shows

Columbia, SC – Fly fishing brands Hardy and Greys will begin the year by touring the nation with The Fly Fishing Show and a celebration of Hardy’s 150th Anniversary. Show goers can expect to see the newest products from Hardy and Greys and join in the 150th Anniversary festivities at their elaborate 40-foot booth located...

New Record Mountain Whitefish Caught
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New Record Mountain Whitefish Caught

Alex Dietz of Bend was fly fishing with an egg pattern on the Deschutes River outside Warm Springs, Oregon on Dec. 19, 2021 when he hooked a 5-pound 12-ounce, 24-inch long mountain whitefish with a 14-inch girth. “My fishing buddy Jason Schreiber saw that I had a big fish on and came over to check...

Where to Find Big Fish Opportunities This Winter
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Where to Find Big Fish Opportunities This Winter

If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter in Utah can feel never-ending. But another great way to get outdoors is embarking on an afternoon or weekend of ice fishing. There are a lot of options in Utah when it comes to ice fishing. Whether you want to target really large fish this winter or you...

New State Record Cusk
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New State Record Cusk

There is a new State Record cusk in New Hampshire thanks to the 35-inch, 12-pound 8.48-ouncer landed by Ryan Scott Ashley of Gilmanton, NH. Ryan was fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough on January 13, 2022 when he made the record catch. Be sure to check out all of the Trophy and Record Fish Programs in...