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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Jan. 19
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Jan. 19

MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Florence, Forest, Marinette and Oconto counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Individuals interested in walleye management for Florence, Forest, Marinette and Oconto counties and who...

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Smartphone Apps for Ice Fishing

Advancements in technology, easily retrieved on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, allow ice anglers access to more than 200 lake contour maps, providing yet another tool in the angler’s tackle box. “Back when we first started mapping in the early 2000s, anglers pretty much had to print a paper lake contour map...

Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price And Vilas Counties Virtual Meeting Jan. 12
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price And Vilas Counties Virtual Meeting Jan. 12

MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Oneida, Price and Vilas counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Oneida, Price and Vilas counties and who would like...

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Access site improvements in the Upper Snake

By Darin Schneider, Recreational Site Maintenance Foreman Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 11:17 AM MST The year 2020 with a pandemic has changed a lot of things for many of us. One change noticed by Fish and Game was an increase to the amount of use that occurred on department owned and managed public access sites. The increased demand for recreational...

Becker Pond produces Idaho record tiger trout
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Becker Pond produces Idaho record tiger trout

Congratulations to Gatlynn Mayes for hooking into this huge, 4.8-pound tiger trout from Becker Pond in Idaho Falls and setting the new certified weight record for the species. Mayes brought in the 24-inch long tiger on Dec. 16 to be weighed and measured after a day of ice fishing with his father. The previous record for tiger trout...

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Montana Ice Fishing Classes Slated

January 9th in Helena with required Zoom class Thursday, January 7 from 6:30-8:30pm January 23 in Missoula (Frenchtown Pond) with required Zoom class Thursday, January 21 6:30-8:30pm These classes are for the beginner or intermediate ice angler who wants to learn or improve their fishing skills. At the Zoom class you will learn about ice...

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New circle hook regulations for Atlantic Reef Fish

As of Jan. 1, 2021, anglers using hook-and-line with natural bait to target reef fish like snapper or grouper from a vessel in Atlantic state waters are required to use non-stainless-steel, non-offset circle hooks north of 28 degrees north latitude (near Melbourne) and non-stainless-steel hooks south of 28 degrees north latitude. These changes are consistent...

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Florida Cuts Back on Flounder Harvest

At its December Commission meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery. A stock status update suggested that the flounder fishery statewide has been in a general declining trend in recent years and is likely overfished and undergoing overfishing on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Other...

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White Bass Virtual Program Jan. 12

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Fishing for white bass – particularly during the spring spawning run – is an activity that’s special to many Missouri anglers. People can learn more about how to hook this popular fish at a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) free virtual program “Naturalist Notes Virtual Series: White Bass.” This online program will...

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Louisiana Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Workshops Planned

A new year brings new opportunities with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) fishing programs. LDWF is hosting free Aquatic Volunteer Instructor workshops beginning this month. With respect to social distancing and sanitizing, workshops will be led by LDWF biologists and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about fishing and other fishery-related...