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Red Tide Coming Back in Southwest Florida
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Red Tide Coming Back in Southwest Florida

A bloom of the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida. Background to high concentrations of K. brevis were detected in 42 samples over the past week. Bloom concentrations (>100,000 cells/liter) were observed in 32 samples collected from Lee and Collier counties. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. breviswas observed at background...

Maryland to Stock 300,000 Trout this Winter
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Maryland to Stock 300,000 Trout this Winter

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources plans to stock about 300,000 trout, which includes rainbow, golden, and brown trout, for statewide distribution between now and April 30. The annual stocking will be completed in three bursts: preseason (January and February), March 15 –26, and April 19 – 30. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and staff safety...

Arkansas’ Lake Monticello Gets Habitat Renewal
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Arkansas’ Lake Monticello Gets Habitat Renewal

Until a recent spate of rain and even some snowfall early this week, the lake bed and shoreline of Lake Monticello was being prepared for the day when the lake can refill and become a leading Arkansas fishery again. “It’s too wet to get out right now to do a whole lot,” Kris Nault, Arkansas...

Vermont F&W Announces Wetland Acquisition/Restoration Program
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Vermont F&W Announces Wetland Acquisition/Restoration Program

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has developed a new initiative to acquire and restore wetlands in response to funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. “As Vermont Fish and Wildlife is the largest owner of wetlands in the state, this is a natural fit to expand and...

Nebraska offers Virtual Ice-Fishing Clinics
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Nebraska offers Virtual Ice-Fishing Clinics

Anglers can learn the basics of ice-fishing or pick up a few new tips from experienced anglers at virtual Discover Ice-Fishing clinics in January. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host classroom clinics via Zoom on Jan. 16 and Jan. 19. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will...

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Safety tips for Paddling in Cold Weather

Winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see amazing winter beauty. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends that paddlers wait for warmer weather to allow for warmer water and conditions. “Many paddlers, especially those just starting out, don’t realize that although temperatures may be above average during some of the...

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Keep Fish Caught Deep in Winter

North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are encouraging ice anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters. Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 30 feet or more of water, because fish reeled in from those depths have a greater chance of dying if released. Fish...

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North Dakota Winter Anglers Reminded to Clean Up Ice

North Dakota Winter Anglers Reminded to Clean Up Ice The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds winter anglers to clean up the ice after fishing. This not only applies to trash, but fish as well. It is not only unsightly, but it is illegal to leave fish, including minnows used for bait, behind on...

Wisconsin Walleye Management Meeting Online Jan. 26
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Meeting Online Jan. 26

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie and Winnebago counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Calumet, Fond du Lac, Outagamie and Winnebago...

N.Y. DEC Proposes Circle Hooks for Stripers
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N.Y. DEC Proposes Circle Hooks for Stripers

DEC has released a new proposed regulation for public review and comment that would require the use of circle hooks when recreational fishing for Atlantic striped bass. This proposed regulation would reduce release mortality in recreational striped bass fisheries as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Catch-and-release practices contribute significantly to overall...