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Blue Catfish Commercial Rules Eased on Chesapeake Bay
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Blue Catfish Commercial Rules Eased on Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to report that the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation aimed at helping the state control the invasive blue catfish population by reducing burdensome regulatory roadblocks that have disincentivized markets. Senate Joint Resolution 4, sponsored by Senator Guy Guzzone and Delegate Dana Stein, urges the United States Congress...

Crappie Time in Arkansas
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Crappie Time in Arkansas

We don’t hear a whole lot from Dierks Lake, an Army Corps of Engineers lake that the AGFC Fisheries Division manages, though this year one of our newer Fishing Report correspondents, angler Charles Abernathy, who checks in regularly from DeGray Lake, has ventured further west to Dierks Lake and De Queen Lake in search of...

Vermont Walleye Season Opens May 1
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Vermont Walleye Season Opens May 1

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 1, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England.   Excellent spring walleye fishing can be found in several Vermont lakes and rivers, including Lake Champlain and its tributaries – the Missisquoi, Lamoille and Winooski rivers and Otter...

S. C. DNR Offers Fish Handling Seminar April 15
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S. C. DNR Offers Fish Handling Seminar April 15

Our educators and biologists are continuing to offer a series of online programs throughout the year. Each program will last about 45-60 minutes with live chat options for an interactive participant experience. Fish Handling 101 Thursday, April 15th, 6:00pm* Whether you practice catch and release voluntarily or in order to follow the rules and regulations,...

New State Record Walleye for North Dakota
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New State Record Walleye for North Dakota

A 16-pound, 6-ounce walleye caught March 13 by Dickinson angler Jared Shypkoski is the new state record, according to North Dakota Game and Fish Department personnel. Shypkoski reeled in the 33-inch fish in the Eckroth Bottoms area of upper Lake Oahe. The previous record of 15 pounds, 13 ounces was taken in 2018 by Neal...

Tiger Trout to be Stocked in West Virginia
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Tiger Trout to be Stocked in West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — On Tuesday, Gov. Justice announced that in April and May, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will stock 25,000 tiger trout in lakes and streams throughout West Virginia. The tiger trout will be stocked with other trout species at a rate of 10% in scheduled stockings. Many are trophy size at four pounds....

N.C. Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Now Open
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N.C. Hatchery Supported Trout Waters Now Open

RALEIGH, N.C.  – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission opened approximately 900 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. on April 3. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2022. To give trout anglers opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance, the Wildlife Commission has posted the full Hatchery Supported Trout Waters stocking schedule on its...

Texas PWD War on Invasives Continues
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Texas PWD War on Invasives Continues

AUSTIN – After five years of enhanced funding for efforts to protect lakes, rivers, water recreationists and industry from a host of non-native invasive species, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and its partners are reporting significant achievements. The TPWD is currently managing invasive aquatic plants on more than 50 water bodies around the...

Tampa Bay Discharge Brought to an End
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Tampa Bay Discharge Brought to an End

All discharges of untreated water to Port Manatee are currently ceased. As we deploy innovative technology on-site, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) goal is to ensure that any future required discharges to the port are treated to reduce nutrients entering surrounding waterways and minimize possible ecological impacts such as algal blooms. DEP continues to monitor and sample surrounding waterways following previous discharges from the NGS-South compartment to Port Manatee. Localized impacts to water quality were observed by DEP in the immediate zone of...

Chasing Colorado Walleyes this Spring
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Chasing Colorado Walleyes this Spring

The post-spawn walleye chase is on across Colorado. Now is the time many anglers are hitting the open water with lots of anticipation for spring walleye fishing. Here are a few things to remember when out on the water. Make sure to go heavier with your jigs than you were in the winter during ice...