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South Carolina DNR Seeks Fishing Instructors
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South Carolina DNR Seeks Fishing Instructors

SCDNR is looking for volunteers ages 18 years and older to lead saltwater family fishing clinics and teach the fundamentals of fishing. Volunteers from all along the South Carolina coast are welcome. We provide training, supplies and support. If you are interested, please sign up to take this virtual instructor training class! Program Requirements: +...

South Dakota Cautions Ice Anglers
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South Dakota Cautions Ice Anglers

In the past few years, “darkhouse” spearing has expanded across the state. This activity has anglers cutting a large hole in the ice and using decoys to lure fish below. This is a unique and fun opportunity for many anglers, but plenty of anglers don’t know what to look for when the spear shack has...

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Louisiana WFC Names New Chair, Vice-Chair

Jerri G. Smitko was elected chair of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) and William “Joe” McPherson, vice-chair during the Commission’s January meeting Thursday (Jan. 7) in Baton Rouge. The two Commissioners will serve in those positions through 2021. Smitko is an attorney and the owner of Smitko Law, APLC, in Houma. She is...

Michigan Project Clears Way for Winter Fishing Access
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Michigan Project Clears Way for Winter Fishing Access

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has organized a pilot program to keep boating access sites plowed this winter at more than two dozen popular Upper Peninsula ice-fishing locations. Various local partners have volunteered to assist the DNR with the program to help ensure that access to ice-fishing opportunities in the U.P. are available consistently...

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PFBC COMMISSIONER HONORED AS “2021 CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR” BY FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE

​HARRISBURG, Pa.  – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is pleased to congratulate Commissioner Charlie Charlesworth on being named “2021 Conservationist of the Year” by the editors of Fly Fisherman magazine. An article in the January 2021 edition of Fly Fisherman highlights Charlesworth’s decades of environmental stewardship, including the restoration of the once polluted Lackawanna...

Rainbow Trout Stocked in Louisiana Ponds
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Rainbow Trout Stocked in Louisiana Ponds

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Beginning the morning of January 14, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin stocking 16 sites with adult-size rainbow trout, ranging from 1 to 2 pounds,...

Put Leftover Christmas Trees to Good Use
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Put Leftover Christmas Trees to Good Use

If you still haven’t done anything with your live (or used-to-be-live) Christmas Tree, it’s getting late! The AGFC encourages you to participate in donating the tree so others might use them as fish habitat at various lakes around the state. This year, the drive is called “Habitat for the Holiday” and runs until Jan. 31....

Trout Headed to Arkansas Community Ponds
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Trout Headed to Arkansas Community Ponds

The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program began a new series of stocking trout this week in northwest Arkansas in its program ponds, and the attention is turned to central Arkansas ponds in the program next week, according to Clint Coleman, assistant coordinator of the program. Coleman said he’s already fielded about 50 tags sent...

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Idaho Ice Fishing Events Slated

Salt Lake City — If you want to add an extra challenge to your ice fishing this winter, a tournament may be just the thing. Plus, you can help many of our fisheries and often win prizes! The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks will be sponsoring or hosting several ice fishing...

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New Lake Trout Bag Limit for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Waters

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) re-implemented a lake trout bag limit and season for Lake Michigan beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The new bag limit and season will mirror previous lake trout regulations. The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit...