Correction: Cod Fishing story
BOSTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about recreational cod fishing, The Associated Press erroneously reported the proposed catch limit. It would be one Gulf of Maine cod per day during two seasons in...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The recreational fishing season for Gray Triggerfish is closing this weekend.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the season will close in...
HASLETT, Mich. (AP) — Close to 10 million chinook and coho salmon swim in Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
There were none when Howard Tanner started as the chief of the Michigan...
Cod fishing still closed off New England in wake of shutdown
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recreational cod fishing will remain off limits in one of New England's most significant bodies of water for at least the first several months of this year.
Possession of cod in the Gulf of Maine was prohibited during 2018. The New England Fishery Management Council met this week to consider recreational fishing rules for species such as cod and haddock.
Public meetings set for Hawaii fishing regulations proposal
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Public meetings are being held this week to discuss the feasibility of a regulatory system for noncommercial fishing in Hawaii.
Rhode Island adding trout to ponds for Thanksgiving weekend
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say they will be stocking ponds with trout for Thanksgiving week.
The Department of Environmental Management is adding hatchery-raised trout to four ponds across Rhode Island before Thanksgiving weekend, a popular time for recreational fishing. The DEM says about 2,000 trout will be added.
Mississippi anglers get 1 more weekend to catch red snapper
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi fishermen will get one more weekend to catch red snapper.
The state Department of Marine Resources said Monday it will reopen the recreational fishing season for the prized catch at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The agency will close it again at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
The department says catch data from Mississippi's season that closed in August shows anglers can fish a little more before reaching their annual catch target of 138,000 pounds (62,500 kilograms).
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws that was approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle in the Senate.
Red snapper season ending 6 weeks early in Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's recreational fishing season for red snapper will close in territorial waters six weeks earlier than usual.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division said the season officially closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The planned closing date was Sept. 3.
News outlets report the quota of 984,291 pounds issued under NOAA Fisheries' Alabama Recreational Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permit is expected to be met by the closure date.
Red Snapper season to close in Mississippi
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's recreational fishing season for red snapper will close in territorial waters on Sunday.
State wildlife and fisheries officials say the season officially closes at 11:59 p.m. and will reopen Monday, July 23, at 12:01 a.m.
For anglers fishing neighboring states' exempted fishing permit seasons for red snapper, authorities say they must launch and land their vessels in that state while complying with all regulations to that state's EFP season.
Coastal fishing down in North Carolina last year
WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — There were fewer fishing trips and fewer fish caught along the North Carolina coast last year.
Information from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries shows those engaged in recreational fishing made about 4.5 million trips last year. That included shoreline or pier fishing, charter boats, private boats or in man-made ponds near the coast.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Recreational red snapper seasons open Friday in state and federal waters off Louisiana and Mississippi. Openings are scheduled June 1 off Texas and Alabama and June 11 off of Florida's west coast for anglers after the popular sport and table fish.
The states announced those dates in April, after the federal government authorized two-year experimental permits to let states along the Gulf of Mexico manage recreational seasons for red snapper.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A fishing group has received a state grant to build a new artificial reef off North Carolina's Outer Banks in hopes of luring anglers as well as the fish they aim to land.
A proposal to shift part of the responsibility and authority for managing recreational harvest of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico to individual states could result in Texas' offshore anglers this year and next seeing their longest red-snapper seasons in federally controlled waters in a decade - as many as 104 days and at least 64 days for anglers fishing from private boats and 51 days for those fishing from for-hire vessels operating under federal reef-fish fishing permits, according to estimates by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Several fisheries are set to open in the weeks ahead, and the year's first general hunting season will soon follow.
With a new season of outdoor adventures about to begin, Washingtonians may want to consider purchasing 2018-19 recreational fishing and hunting licenses before current licenses expire at midnight March 31.
In the meantime, outdoor opportunities are on the increase.
State stocks ponds with 4,000 trout for Veterans Day
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say they have stocked ponds with about 4,000 trout for Veterans Day.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says it stocked local waters in honor of veterans since Saturday's holiday is a popular time for recreational fishing.
If Ron Smith or anyone else harbored doubts of the value many participants in Texas' Angler Recognition Program place in the state-run project recognizing and recording outstanding catches, those doubts were washed away in the wake of the unprecedented damage triggered by Hurricane Harvey.
- Clay Vaughn, a 2017 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, has been name to Academic All-State team for baseball. Clay will attend Indiana University in the Fall. • - Madison Consolidated High School's football program will its 2017 Youth Camp July 24-25 at the high school practice field. The camp will run between 6:30-8 p.m. each day for kids in grades one through six. The cost of the camp is $20, which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration will be taken up until the start of...
- Madison Consolidated High School's football program will its 2017 Youth Camp July 24-25 at the high school practice field. The camp will run 6:30-8 p.m. daily for those in grades one through six. Cost is $20 which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration will be taken until start of camp, but register early to ensure correct T-shirt size. • - Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve will host a "Take a Kid Fishing Day" on Saturday, July 8 from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to...
The speckled trout, redfish, flounder, gafftop, black drum and other top-of-the-food-chain predators in bays along Texas' upper coast should not go hungry this summer. Neither should the anglers who will target those tasty marine species over the coming months.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is done taking comments about plans to change the recreational fishing rules for cod and haddock.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking to prohibit retention of cod all year long. Recreational fishermen would be allowed to keep up to 12 legal-sized haddock per day.
The government is accepting comments about the proposal until Friday.
More liberal rules might come to US striped bass fishery
Interstate fishing managers are considering liberalizing rules for commercial and recreational fishing of striped bass along the East Coast.
The regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the possibility of new rules arises from concerns raised over economic hardships in the fishery in the Chesapeake Bay.
Ship that helped saved 7 in ‘The Perfect Storm’ to be sunk
CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) — A ship that towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.
Fishing season ends early on Columbia River
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Recreational fishing will end early on the Columbia River after fish populations were found to be smaller than expected.
The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/2dthhkN ) that fisheries managers in Oregon and Washington announced Wednesday that salmon, steelhead and coho fishing will close Saturday.