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West Virginia Fall Trout Stocking Underway
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West Virginia Fall Trout Stocking Underway

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today that fall trout stocking is underway in West Virginia. With stockings beginning on Oct. 18 and continuing through Oct. 29, Gov. Justice and the WVDNR are encouraging anglers from across the state and nation to take advantage of these fishing...

New York Lake Sturgeon Stocking Complete
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New York Lake Sturgeon Stocking Complete

DEC’s Oneida Fish Hatchery and partners from the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Genoa National Fish Hatchery recently stocked more than 23,000 lake sturgeon fingerlings across their New York range. Lake sturgeon are raised at both hatcheries from eggs taken from wild fish in early June near the Moses-Saunders Dam in Massena, NY. By the...

Alaska Ice House Registration Reminder
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Alaska Ice House Registration Reminder

(Glennallen) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) reminds anglers in the Upper Copper Upper Susitna drainage that any ice house left overnight (not removed from the ice daily) must be registered annually with the Division of Sport Fish. An ice house includes all shelters, temporary and permanent, that are used when fishing through...

Texas Boasts Best ShareLunker Year Ever
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Texas Boasts Best ShareLunker Year Ever

The Toyota ShareLunker Program is having another outstanding year in its goal to create bigger, better bass in Texas. Hatchery staff produced 271,872 fingerlings in 2021 to benefit Texas public waters. A huge increase from last year. “We are thrilled with the number of ShareLunker offspring produced this year, and we couldn’t have done it...

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New Fishing Pier at Indiana’s Blue Grass FWA

An accessible fishing pier will be installed at Blue Grass Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (INRF). The Friends of Blue Grass FWA will provide an additional $1,000 for the project and volunteers to help install the pier. This fishing pier will include features that...

Catch a Florida Memory Celebrates 5-Year “Catch-A-Versary”
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Catch a Florida Memory Celebrates 5-Year “Catch-A-Versary”

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater Angler Recognition program, Catch a Florida Memory, celebrated it’s 5-year anniversary by achieving more than 20,000 approved angler catches. The program that launched in October of 2016 has seen tremendous growth over the years with participants submitting catches for a wide range of accomplishments in the...

Florida Amberjack Closes in Gulf Nov. 1
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Florida Amberjack Closes in Gulf Nov. 1

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes Nov. 1 and will remain closed through April 30, 2022. The season is scheduled to reopen May 1-31, 2022. This seasonal harvest closure is intended to help conserve the Gulf greater amberjack population and rebuild this fishery for the future....

Oregon Halibut/Bottomfish Online Meeting Oct. 27
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Oregon Halibut/Bottomfish Online Meeting Oct. 27

Reminder: ODFW will be hosting an online public meeting to discuss proposed changes for the 2022 sport halibut and bottomfish seasons on Wednesday, October 27 beginning at 6:00 pm. Information that will be presented on at the meeting, as well as an online survey, are now available on ODFW’s halibut and bottomfish webpages. To join...

Vaccinations for California Trout
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Vaccinations for California Trout

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has detected a bacterial outbreak at its Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County – the second time in 2021 that Lactococcus garvieae has been confirmed in some trout at the hatchery. Three distinct groups of trout representing about 15 percent of the hatchery’s total trout population...

Georgia’s Burton Trout Hatchery Re-Opens
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Georgia’s Burton Trout Hatchery Re-Opens

The Burton Trout Hatchery is one of three state-operated trout hatcheries that helps produce over one million fish each year for stocking in public waters, and it recently completed a major two year-long renovation that will ultimately provide tremendous value to anglers and others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division....