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Rainbow Trout Stocked in Louisiana Ponds
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Rainbow Trout Stocked in Louisiana Ponds

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Beginning the morning of January 14, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin stocking 16 sites with adult-size rainbow trout, ranging from 1 to 2 pounds,...

Put Leftover Christmas Trees to Good Use
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Put Leftover Christmas Trees to Good Use

If you still haven’t done anything with your live (or used-to-be-live) Christmas Tree, it’s getting late! The AGFC encourages you to participate in donating the tree so others might use them as fish habitat at various lakes around the state. This year, the drive is called “Habitat for the Holiday” and runs until Jan. 31....

Trout Headed to Arkansas Community Ponds
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Trout Headed to Arkansas Community Ponds

The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program began a new series of stocking trout this week in northwest Arkansas in its program ponds, and the attention is turned to central Arkansas ponds in the program next week, according to Clint Coleman, assistant coordinator of the program. Coleman said he’s already fielded about 50 tags sent...

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Idaho Ice Fishing Events Slated

Salt Lake City — If you want to add an extra challenge to your ice fishing this winter, a tournament may be just the thing. Plus, you can help many of our fisheries and often win prizes! The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks will be sponsoring or hosting several ice fishing...

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New Lake Trout Bag Limit for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Waters

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) re-implemented a lake trout bag limit and season for Lake Michigan beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The new bag limit and season will mirror previous lake trout regulations. The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit...

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Five Lakes Stocked in Alaska’s Matunuska-Susitna Valley

(Palmer) – Five new lakes – Leech, Summit, Zero, Kings, and Anderson lakes – have been added to the stocking program in the Northern Cook Inlet management area effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, January 1, 2021. Leech Lake is part of the Matanuska Lakes Complex and is accessible by foot from the Matanuska Lake trailhead and...

Massachusetts DMF Meeting Postponed
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Massachusetts DMF Meeting Postponed

The January 7, 2021 Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission (MFAC) meeting has been postponed to January 28, 2021. The meeting will begin at 9AM and will be held by Zoom webinar. This meeting is being postponed to provide the Division of Marine Fisheries with additional time to process the extensive set of public comments received on...

Michigan/Illinois Invasive Carp Project
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Michigan/Illinois Invasive Carp Project

The project to fight Asian carp invasion is made possible by funding from both states as well as the Federal Government. The governors of Illinois and Michigan today agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker today announced an intergovernmental agreement between...

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Columbia River Steelhead Numbers Up

Through Oct. 22, the Columbia River return of upriver steelhead is at 107,341 with an updated run forecast of 109,500 (77,200 Group A and 32,300 Group B).  This is an overall increase within the steelhead return from the preseason forecast of 95,500 (85,900 Group A and 9,600 Group B).  The revised forecast includes a decrease...

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Wisconsin Provides Chinook Eggs for Indiana Stocking Program

  The Indiana DNR recently received 168,000 Chinook salmon eggs thanks to a partnership with the Wisconsin DNR. Chinook salmon are highly prized by anglers, and the species makes up a significant portion of the fish stocked into Indiana’s Lake Michigan waters. Indiana does not have the infrastructure to spawn Chinook salmon, so the DNR...