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New Dock at Hawaii’s Maunalua Bay
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New Dock at Hawaii’s Maunalua Bay

Honolulu – For most of the past year, boaters using the busy State Boat Ramp at Maunalua Bay in East O‘ahu have not had the benefit of a loading dock. By Friday, a new $400,000 dock will be completed.   This morning a crane lifted the new dock into the water between the bay’s two...

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Trout Harvest begins Feb. 1 in Missouri Lakes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Trout may be harvested from Rotary Lake in Jackson, Giessing Lake in Farmington, and Legion Lake in Perryville beginning Feb. 1, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Salvador Mondragon said fishing has been excellent this winter due to relatively warm temperatures. Anglers have been reporting success at all three lakes...

Yellowstone River Section Closed Due to Bridge Danger
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Yellowstone River Section Closed Due to Bridge Danger

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks closed a 200-yard stretch of the Yellowstone River east of Reed Point Monday because an old highway bridge is in imminent danger of collapsing into the water. The Montana Department of Transportation informed FWP this week that the Twin Bridges Road bridge over the Yellowstone River is subject...

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Renovation Competed at Missouri’s Roaring River Hatchery

Updates will increase production  and improve health of fish at this popular angling site. CASSVILLE, Mo. – Watching small rainbow trout swim in the raceways of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Roaring River Hatchery gives Paul Spurgeon as much joy these days as seeing large lunkers being reeled out of the nearby trout park....

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Iowa DNR Seeks Comment on Catfish, Paddlefish Rules

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on proposed changes to catfish bag and length limits and paddlefish licensing on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers, through Feb. 15. Proposed changes include establishing a daily bag limit of 10 channel catfish, five flathead catfish (only 1 > 30”), and...

Catch-and-Keep Trout at St. Joseph Lakes Beginning Feb. 1
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Catch-and-Keep Trout at St. Joseph Lakes Beginning Feb. 1

St. Joseph, Mo. – Anglers who enjoy winter fishing will be able to catch and keep trout at two St. Joseph Lakes starting Monday, Feb. 1. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) stocked rainbow trout last autumn in Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond for a catch and release fishing opportunity. But starting Feb. 1,...

Pennsylvania FBC Announces Changes to Trout Season, Stocking
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Pennsylvania FBC Announces Changes to Trout Season, Stocking

HARRISBURG, Pa.– During its quarterly business meeting held on January 25, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced several changes to the upcoming 2021 trout season, including opening day dates and stocking operations. These changes, effective immediately, include consolidating the 2021 season into a single, statewide schedule for all Pennsylvania counties; beginning trout stocking...

Missouri Virtual Programs on Trout Hatchery
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Missouri Virtual Programs on Trout Hatchery

Online events on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 will show how trout are raised at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery. BRANSON, Mo. – Trout are a popular fish to catch in Missouri, but they’re not native to the Show-Me State. Many of the rainbow and brown trout found in Missouri streams and at trout parks...

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Even in Alaska: Fish Harvest Closed on Fairbanks Lakes Due to PFAS

(Fairbanks) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is continuing the restrictions on Bathing Beauty Pond and Kimberly, Bear, Moose, and Polaris lakes, effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Sport fishing at Kimberly Lake remains closed. For Bathing Beauty Pond and Bear, Moose, and Polaris Lakes, all fish species caught may not be...

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Louisiana Constructing Piers at Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA

Contractors have begun construction of new fishing piers at seven water control structures on Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced. Construction is expected to last until approximately the middle of August. Public access may be restricted to the water control structures during construction. Contact LDWF for information. Those...