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Public Invited to October 20 Coastal Steelhead Virtual Town Hall
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Public Invited to October 20 Coastal Steelhead Virtual Town Hall

OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) fishery managers are hosting a suite of virtual public town hall meetings this fall. These virtual town halls will inform pre-season efforts to design 2022-2023 coastal steelhead fisheries that meet management objectives and provide necessary protection for declining wild steelhead populations. This follows 2021 restrictions to...

MDC offers Free Fishing on Columbus Day at Lost Valley Hatchery
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MDC offers Free Fishing on Columbus Day at Lost Valley Hatchery

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors. Join Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff and volunteers for some fishing fun at Lost Valley Hatchery’s education pond in Warsaw on Monday, October 10th from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The pond is stocked with channel catfish and hybrid sunfish. This event is open to all...

Take the Lead, Do Not Feed
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Take the Lead, Do Not Feed

Steller sea lions were once abundant throughout the North Pacific, and Indigenous peoples and settlers used them for meat, hides, and oil. The Western distinct population segment is endangered, while the Eastern population has recovered and is no longer listed. Steller sea lions are the largest of the “eared seals,” with males weighing up to 2,500 pounds. These...

Open House At Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility
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Open House At Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility

Watch Wisconsin DNR staff conduct spawning demonstrations, print a fun fish t-shirt, check out fishing displays, take a guided tour of the facility and adopt a sturgeon to release in the river. The Algoma Kewaunee Great Lakes Sport Fisherman will also be providing wagon rides. Food and drink will be available for sale.   When: 9 a.m.-...

Additional Introductory Fly Tying Course Added to Fall Schedule
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Additional Introductory Fly Tying Course Added to Fall Schedule

Concord, NH – Due to an overwhelming response from new anglers, an additional fall introductory fly tying class has been added to the Let’s Go Fishing Program schedule. Registration is now open for this second class, which will be held on November 5 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at North Country Anglers in North Conway, NH. Upcoming...

Game and Parks Announces Stocking Schedule for Rainbow Trout
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Game and Parks Announces Stocking Schedule for Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. “This program emphasizes the urban and community waters statewide,” said Greg Anderson, Game and Parks’ fish production supervisor. “Ten-inch trout are stocked to provide angling opportunities for all ages to catch and harvest.” The stocking...

Alaska Division of Sport Fish Releases 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
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Alaska Division of Sport Fish Releases 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Division of Sport Fish (Division) is pleased to announce the release of its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Information outlined in the Division’s strategic plan includes annual operating budget figures, goals and objectives related to six separate core services, and a breakdown of how the annual budget is allocated...

F&G Works With Local Boy Scouts to Improve Fish Habitat
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F&G Works With Local Boy Scouts to Improve Fish Habitat

In June, Fish and Game staff teamed up with a local Boy Scouts of America chapter in Payette and Eagle Scout candidate Ethan Bergener of Nampa, to deploy 50 artificial habitat structures in C. Ben Ross Reservoir, which fisheries biologists hope will ultimately help grow bigger largemouth bass in this fishery. These structures were placed...

2022 Fall Recreational Striped Bass Season Will Not Open
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2022 Fall Recreational Striped Bass Season Will Not Open

The fall recreational striped bass season in the Albemarle Sound Management Area will not open in 2022 because a stock assessment update shows further harvest reductions are needed. The 2021 Fishery Management Plan Review showed extremely low numbers of juvenile striped bass are entering the population (recruitment). This review prompted the Division of Marine Fisheries to update...

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Notes
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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting Notes

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard updates on a wide range of topics at a hybrid meeting Sept. 22-24 in Ocean Shores, including discussions on coastal steelhead, Willapa Bay salmon management, and periodic status reviews and decisions on brown pelican and western snowy plover listings, and briefings on white pelican and Cascade...