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Laguna Madre Seatrout Emergency Regs Extended
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Laguna Madre Seatrout Emergency Regs Extended

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is extending the emergency spotted seatrout regulations in the Laguna Madre for an additional 60 days. These temporary regulation changes for spotted seatrout in the bays and beachfronts of the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre bay systems include: a three fish bag limit, a minimum size length...

Nebraska Lake Reopens After 28 Month Closure
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Nebraska Lake Reopens After 28 Month Closure

ALLIANCE, Neb. — A Sandhills fishing destination has reopened after a 28-month closure. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has reopened the access road to Blue Lake in the Sandhills of Garden County. The 2.7-mile two-track trail through private property has been closed since March 2019 because of flooding. Joe Rydell, a fisheries biologist for...

Missouri Fishing Events Set for August
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Missouri Fishing Events Set for August

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Fishing is a great way to connect families with the outdoors. It’s a great tool to introduce children to healthier lifestyles and it’s a good activity for strengthening family bonds. These are some of the many benefits of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Discover Nature – Fishing program. This program...

Texas Red Snapper Season Federal Waters to Close Aug. 5
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Texas Red Snapper Season Federal Waters to Close Aug. 5

AUSTIN- The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 5. State waters out to nine nautical miles will remain open with a four fish daily bag limit and a 15-inch minimum. Under an agreement between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the National Marine Fisheries...

Utah Increases Harvest Limits Due to Low Water
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Utah Increases Harvest Limits Due to Low Water

Salt Lake City — In anticipation of continued low water levels due to extreme drought conditions across the state, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issued more emergency changes to Utah’s fishing regulations Wednesday. Those changes will allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at some additional waterbodies around the state. Drought impacts fish...

Red Tide Continues on Florida’s Gulf Coast
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Red Tide Continues on Florida’s Gulf Coast

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists on the Florida Gulf Coast and in Lower Tampa Bay. Conditions remain improved in other areas of Tampa Bay relative to prior weeks.  Over the past week, K. brevis was detected in 103 samples. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 70 samples: seven from Pasco County,...

Oregon Sets Halibut/Bottomfish Meetings
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Oregon Sets Halibut/Bottomfish Meetings

NEWPORT, Ore – ODFW is hosting a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 9 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to gather public input on the 2022 sport halibut and bottomfish seasons. Pacific halibut: The International Pacific Halibut Commission approved a 1.5 million-pound catch limit for Area 2A (Oregon, Washington, and California) through 2022. This is...

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Drawdown for Lousiana’s Henderson Lake

Based on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recommendation, the St. Martin Parish Government has scheduled a drawdown for Henderson Lake in St. Martin Parish to manage aquatic vegetation. The southern control structure gates will open on Monday, August 2. The lake will dewater at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per day...

Missouri Frogging Clinic Aug 6
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Missouri Frogging Clinic Aug 6

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. – Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 8–11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, at...

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Nebraska’s Hackberry Lake to be Chemically Renovated

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hackberry Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge will be chemically renovated the week of Aug. 9 as part of the ongoing Aquatic Habitat Project on the refuge. The rotenone treatment is aimed to eliminate common carp, an undesirable species detrimental to aquatic habitat, water quality and sport fish populations. Restocking will...