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Plan Nebraska Fishing Trips with 2021 Fishing Forecast
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Plan Nebraska Fishing Trips with 2021 Fishing Forecast

LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers can start planning fishing vacations or researching their strategies for the year with the 2021 Fishing Forecast, a publication available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The publication contains fish sampling data, along with a forecast of where anglers may find large quantities and large sizes of certain fish in...

Michigan DNR Urges Ice Fishing/Riding Safety After 6 Incidents
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Michigan DNR Urges Ice Fishing/Riding Safety After 6 Incidents

Despite freezing temperatures throughout the state, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers urge ice-goers to use extreme caution when on or near the ice and to know what to do if you or someone you’re with breaks through the ice. Sgt. Jason Becker, who patrols southeast Michigan, reports that six snowmobiles have fallen through...

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Michigan DNR Warns of Dangerous Ice in Delta County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to use extra caution when braving the ice on Lake Michigan in Delta County. “The ice conditions are reported as quite variable in and around Little Bay de Noc, especially at river mouths,” said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer. “Several anglers have fallen through...

Massachusetts Seeks Input on Black Sea Bass Fishery
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Massachusetts Seeks Input on Black Sea Bass Fishery

The Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking public input on two options to modify the dates of the 2021 recreational black sea bass season in Massachusetts. These alternatives are being proposed in order to open the fishery on a Saturday. The potential opening dates have different consequences for the closing date and overall season length....

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Another Boating Fatality for Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a single vessel boating fatality that occurred on Jan. 29 in Avoyelles Parish. The body of Vidal J. Martinez Jr., 38, of Marksville, was recovered from Lac Tete de Boeuf on the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area on Jan. 29 around 8:15 p.m. Agents were...

King Salmon Restrictions at Alaska’s Cook Inlet
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King Salmon Restrictions at Alaska’s Cook Inlet

(Homer) – To protect returning king salmon and ensure sport fishing opportunities in the future, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is reducing the annual limit of king salmon 20 inches or greater in length from five fish to two fish in the Cook Inlet salt waters north of the latitude of Bluff...

Wisconsin DNR Seeks Comment on Lake Superior Fisheries Rules
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Wisconsin DNR Seeks Comment on Lake Superior Fisheries Rules

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting public comments on the potential economic impacts of the proposed permanent rule FH-10-20. The proposed rule regulates commercial and recreational harvest in the Lake Superior cisco and lake trout fisheries, including revising their quotas and harvest allocations. These updates aim to maintain healthy fish populations...

Louisiana Fishing Pier Now Open
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Louisiana Fishing Pier Now Open

Construction of the new Port Sulphur Civic Drive Fishing Pier in Plaquemines Parish is complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new pier was held Friday, January 29, at 410 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur. Plaquemines Parish administered the project which included the construction of a wooden fishing pier – including covered areas and lighting – as...

Wisconsin Walleye Management Meeting Feb. 16
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Meeting Feb. 16

MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth,...

Virtual Lake Michigan Whitefish Public Hearing Feb. 8
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Virtual Lake Michigan Whitefish Public Hearing Feb. 8

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a preliminary public hearing on a statement of scope that will allow the DNR to begin work on an emergency rule relating to Lake Michigan whitefish management, with a focus on Green Bay. Models indicate that whitefish populations have increased in Green Bay and...