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Massachusetts Updates Marine Fishing Regulations

Massachusetts’ 2021 marine recreational fishing regulations have been set at status quo seasons and limits for most species. This includes a recreational black sea bass season of May 18–September 8, for which the Division of Marine Fisheries recently accepted public input on two alternatives, neither of which will be adopted after consultation with the state’s...

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Minnesota DNR Urges Caution Around Aeration Systems

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging the public to use caution on lake ice as winter aeration systems operate on many lakes. Aeration creates areas of thin ice and open water that are extremely hazardous to people and pets. The public should watch for the large orange and black warning signs at public...

West Virginia Updates Licensing System
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West Virginia Updates Licensing System

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Monday launched an updated electronic licensing system, which will make it easier for hunters and anglers to buy a license and check game. The updated system is available at www.wvhunt.com and allows sportspersons to purchase a West Virginia hunting and fishing license and check game...

Wisconsin Ice Shanty Removal Deadline March 15
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Wisconsin Ice Shanty Removal Deadline March 15

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching. Permanent ice shanties, or those not removed daily, must be removed from all state waters by March 15. Early deadlines such as those for inland and boundary waters are: Wisconsin – Iowa boundary waters by Feb. 20 Wisconsin...

Missouri D.C. Fishing Clinic March 6 in Blue Springs
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Missouri D.C. Fishing Clinic March 6 in Blue Springs

Kansas City, Mo. – It’s the most profound question in the history of fishing, pondered for hours by anglers fishless on banks and in boats. What do fish want? Nothing is foolproof in fishing, mysteries abound, which is why even the days when the bobber doesn’t bob and the pole doesn’t bend are still interesting....

Oklahoma Fishing Trail Announced
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Oklahoma Fishing Trail Announced

What better way to “reel” in the new year than by finding a great fishing spot? New Oklahoma Fishing Trail signs going up around the state will help make it even easier for anglers to find the state’s top fishing destinations. In partnership with the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation...

Repairs Completed on Nebraska Ramps
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Repairs Completed on Nebraska Ramps

LINCOLN, Neb. – Boating prospects in northeast Nebraska are looking up with the completion of two state park area projects in 2020. The completion of a second boat ramp at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area’s Weigand Marina will alleviate long lines of boats waiting to put in or take out. The marina at the...

Alabama’s Washington County Lake Reopens March 5
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Alabama’s Washington County Lake Reopens March 5

  The Washington County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on Friday, March 5, 2021, after the completion of a restocking project by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) that began in 2018. The 84-acre lake is located at 809 State Lake Rd., in Millry, Alabama. During...

Gray Triggerfish Season Opens March 1 in Florida
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Gray Triggerfish Season Opens March 1 in Florida

Gray triggerfish opens March 1 in Gulf state and federal waters  The recreational gray triggerfish season reopens to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1, and will remain open through May 31, closing June 1 through July 31 for an annual spawning season closure.        If you plan to fish for gray triggerfish in...

Wisconsin Walleye Meeting Feb. 23 via Zoom
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Wisconsin Walleye Meeting Feb. 23 via Zoom

MADISON, Wis. – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan for Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson and Rock counties. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in walleye management for Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson and...