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Fish Iowa program opens registration for virtual ice fishing courses

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering two free virtual ice fishing courses to individuals who have little to no ice fishing experience or would like to further improve their current skills. “If you haven’t ice fished at all or are looking to sharpen your skills, then these are the...

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10 new Utah fishing records set in 2020

Salt Lake City — Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one. The DWR began tracking records for harvested fish in the early 1900s. Since then, the record fish program has expanded to also include catch-and-release records and records for fish...

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TWRA’s Annual Winter Trout Stocking Program Is Underway

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has begun its 2020-21 winter trout stocking schedule. TWRA plans to release approximately 75,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters through March. The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers...

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Nebraska: Lake McConaughy SRA Boating Access Improvement to Begin

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Martin Bay boat ramp at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will temporarily close to public access Dec. 3. The closure comes just ahead of a one-year, $3 million capital improvement project for the Martin Bay and Cedar View areas of the reservoir, slated to begin the week of Dec. 7. The...

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Louisiana: Yo-Yo and Trotline Restrictions at Lake Bruin

Today, at its monthly meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a notice of intent to apply special yo-yo and trotline fishing restrictions on Lake Bruin in Tensas Parish. Passage of this NOI places limitations on the numbers of such devices, defines how they may be attached and fished, and sets tagging requirements. The...

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Clean Boats, Clean Waters Grants Available in Michigan

Clean Boats, Clean Waters, an outreach program focused on limiting and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan, is offering a new grant opportunity to organizations communicating prevention information to boaters. The program is now taking applications for grants of $1,000 to $3,000 for projects that produce and distribute aquatic invasive species outreach...

Indiana DNR Offers Winter Angling Tips
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Indiana DNR Offers Winter Angling Tips

December means it’s cold in Indiana. The fish are still biting, but you may have to be more patient and dress warmer. For bass, work chatterbaits slower and twitch jerkbaits. Fish for crappie under docks using small jigs and light line. Although fall is the peak time for muskie fishing, muskie are still feeding in...

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Oregon DFW, USFWS Seeking Habitat Restoration Proposals in Umpqua Basin

ROSEBURG, Ore – ODFW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking proposals to restore or protect habitat for northwestern pond turtle, northern red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, American beaver, and other native wildlife in the Umpqua River Basin in Douglas County. Approximately $150,000 in restoration funds are available from a settlement for injuries...

Maine: Warden Service Rescues Kayakers in Aroostook County
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Maine: Warden Service Rescues Kayakers in Aroostook County

Two capsized kayakers who were stranded on opposite sides of a flooded, raging Meduxnekeag River were rescued by the Maine Warden Service this week, just west of Monticello. Josh Ford, age 33, and Alec Dalton, age 24, both residents of Monticello, flipped and were separated from their kayaks when they attempted to paddle the extremely...

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Indiana: New Access Site on Ohio River Near Madison

The site, at 531 South Brooksburg Main Street, is the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 439th public access site. Hoosiers can now enjoy access to the Ohio River via the Brooksburg Public Access Site near Madison. The site, at 531 South Brooksburg Main Street, is the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s...