YORK, Pa. (AP) —
Brian Shumaker caught his first fish when he was maybe 8 years old.
He grew up in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, two blocks away from the Susquehanna River — his...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The nation's largest estuary is still getting a D-plus grade for its overall health, according to a report released Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
CHICAGO (AP) — The variety of fish swimming in Chicago’s rivers have increased in recent decades, which authorities attribute to a decline in pollution, according to a sampling study released...
ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A fish farming pioneer in Albany, Indiana, says it expects to harvest genetically modified salmon at its indoor facility in the fourth quarter of this year.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s annual free fishing day is underway.
Anyone may fish without a fishing license in the state's streams and lakes on Saturday. The day also kicked off...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's free fishing day is coming up next month.
On Saturday, June 13, anyone may fish without a fishing license in the state's streams and lakes. The day also...
TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Additional fishing access has opened at Kentucky's Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.
The access will be available for people wanting to fish the headwaters...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wildlife officials have proposed 16 changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations.
Officials with the Division of Natural Resources met Sunday...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People will have to catch fewer striped bass in waters along the East Coast next year.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that fishing regulators have mandated an 18% reduction...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fisheries officials in Virginia have ruled that fishermen can keep just one striped bass instead of two per day for the upcoming season.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials with a regional fisheries management group are holding a public hearing in Delaware this week on a proposal to restrict the harvest of striped bass along the Atlantic...
PHOENIX (AP) — About 450 sardine-sized fish with a mouthful of sharp teeth have been intentionally released in a remote lake in north-central Arizona.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is stocking lakes and trying to build up a supply of largemouth bass that are popular for sports fishing.
The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and...
Interstate fishing managers say a popular species of bass is overfished, and the harvest needs to be cut back.
That is based on an assessment by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Concerns about Virginia's striped bass population could scuttle the fishing season for larger-sized fish in parts of the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Researchers at North Carolina State University say they found high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in alligators and striped bass in the Wilmington...
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A largemouth bass virus has been found in two additional lakes in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources in October announced that the virus that affected fish in the early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes was confirmed in Cedar Lake in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
GREENBUSH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A largemouth bass virus that affected fish in the early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes has been confirmed in a lake in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources announced Monday the virus was a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco counties. Additional lakes are being examined.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Wildlife Council has approved changes to bag and size limits for fish in some bodies of water.
The council recently approved changes to allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has an impressive collection of guns and documents related to famed Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Almost a year out from a planned opening of the new $60 million museum, it's the lawman's family tree the curator wants most.
NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has caught a rare orange fish on the Muskegon River.
Paul Gillis caught the fish Saturday while on a fishing trip with his brother and daughter, MLive reported .
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Officials say disease didn't kill the thousands of fish found dead along the shore and in a western Nebraska lake.
The fish kill was reported May 26 at Lake Maloney, which sits about 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of North Platte. Most of them were white bass.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the examinations of carcasses indicated several possible causes for the fish deaths.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It may be time for local eateries to explore black sea bass recipes. Warmer waters off Rhode Island have caused a spike for this species, and loosened regulations are reeling fisherman in.
The Providence Journal reports the population of the black sea bass has spiked off New England's coast and is becoming increasingly important to the area's fishermen.
Heading north up the Atlantic coast, the Tour de France enters Brittany where shellfish and refreshing white wines await at the end of Stage 4 on Tuesday.
The rolling route starts at the coastal town of La Baule before running inland and then turning sharply back to the coast 195 kilometers (121 miles) later in Sarzeau.
It could make for an awkward afternoon as the main parties involved in Chris Froome's recently concluded doping case will likely be brought together.
IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a man who whose body was pulled from a South Carolina lake over the weekend.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release the victim was 64-year-old Henry Alexander Bass of Cordova.
Officials say Bass had disappeared while swimming in Lake Murray on Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has extended the season and increased the possession limit for recreational black sea bass fishing.
The state Department of Environmental Management says the changes reflect the "robust status of the black sea bass stock" in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
The season is now open from June 24 through Dec. 31.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after he slipped below the surface of a northern Colorado lake.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg tells Steamboat Today that 64-year-old David Bass, of Hutchinson, Kansas, did not have any heart issues and was "a very healthy man" when he drowned at Steamboat Lake on Friday.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing in a northern Colorado lake.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The regular bass season covering all waters in the state opens Saturday.
Anglers are permitted to keep five bass that are 12 inches or larger in size. Special regulations exist on certain waters. Anglers are advised to check the current fishing regulations in areas where they fish.
Anglers in many sections of the state already have been able to catch and release for largemouth and smallmouth bass. That season ends Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been settled after a crash on a South Carolina lake that killed two men last year.
David Bruce Dyer was driving a powerboat on Lake Murray northwest of Columbia when it ran crashed into a bass boat April 21, 2017. The crash killed 37-year-old Danny Phillips and 28-year-old Shawn Lanier on the fishing boat.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Caleb Salzman was just as open-mouthed and shocked as the Wyoming record largemouth bass he hooked.
"It was crazy," Salzman said.
In a desperate dash to save itself and spit the hook lodged firmly in its mouth, the huge bass sliced through the water of Kleenburn Ponds toward Salzman.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A college laboratory has solved what has been a maddening 13-year mystery: what killed so many of the prized smallmouth bass in the lower Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, beginning in 2005?
The answer — a shocker to Pennsylvania and federal investigators — is largemouth bass virus.
It's a disease that was known to be present in Susquehanna smallmouths but had been ruled out early on because it was thought it couldn't harm them.
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a boater is missing after a large wave threw him out of a bass boat on a South Carolina lake.
Officials say two men were trying to make it back to shore as a storm moved in around 9 p.m. Sunday when the wave threw them both out of the boat on Lake Hartwell near Anderson.
Authorities say one man made it back to the boat and called for help, but the other hasn't been seen since.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is advising people not to eat any fish from Lake Elmo or any smallmouth bass from Lake Harriet under its updated fish consumption guidelines.
The two lakes are among six Twin Cities area lakes and a stretch of the Mississippi River where health officials previously advised limiting consumption of certain species to one meal per month due to contamination from a chemical known as PFOS.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A parade of fins is on the march during spring. An eager audience awaits relaxing in lawn chairs on shore or seated in boats.
Anglers can't see the conga lines of walleye and white bass migrating from Beaver Lake up the White and War Eagle rivers. They know it's show time when fish bite lures like it's their last meal.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A rule against anglers keeping 15-to-19-inch (38-to-48-centimeter) largemouth and spotted bass is nearing its end at a north Louisiana lake that once yielded record-setting fish.
Starting Feb. 20, Caney Creek Reservoir will operate under the same rules as most of the state — a 10-fish limit, without any size restrictions, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Monday. .
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is known for its unusual memorials and statues, and the city of Eufaula is adding to the list with a monument to a fish.
Officials in the lakeside town on the Georgia border have unveiled a 12-foot-tall replica of a largemouth bass to celebrate its claim as the "Big Bass Capital of the World."
Bass fishing draws thousands of people to Lake Eufaula each year, and the state tourism agency awarded a grant to construct the monument. It was unveiled Tuesday.
OLD LYME, Connecticut (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean's most popular recreational fisheries.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the recreational black sea bass fishery. The commission says the proposed changes could alter the way it allocates harvesting limits for the fish. The hearings began on Wednesday in Lewes, Delaware.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the rape and murder of a teenager near Bellingham nearly 30 years ago.
Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said DNA evidence led to the arrest of 50-year-old Timothy Bass of Everson on Tuesday, The Bellingham Herald reported .
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' Triple-A farm team has a new nickname.
In a real curveball, it's not one of the six finalists.
The former Gwinnett Braves, a team located in Atlanta's sprawling northern suburbs, announced Friday their new moniker is the Stripers — a tribute to striped bass fishing on Lake Lanier.
AVONMORE, Pa. (AP) — A Kiski Township woman's award-winning photograph is evidence that one of the most sensitive indicators of water quality — the freshwater mussel — is back in the Kiski River after more than a century.
Renowned scientist Arnold Ortmann noted in a 1909 paper that the Kiski River was in a "fearful condition" because of pollution from coal mining drainage.