New Regs for Mississippi’s Ross Barnett Reservoir

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced new regulations regarding the use of sport fishing trotlines, throw lines, set hooks, limb lines, Free Floating Fishing Devices (FFFDs), and yo-yos on Ross Barnett Reservoir.
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Invasive Snakeheads Found in Upper Potomac River

Credible reports of snakehead sightings and results from a Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service survey indicate that the non-native snakehead species has spread into the C&O Canal and thereby the Upper Potomac River.

Mercury Marine Launches 5-Year Warranties on Sterndrives/Inboards

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Mercury Marine has announced that, for the first time, 2016 model year boats powered by Mercury gas sterndrive and inboard engines will come with a comprehensive Five Year Engine Package Limited Warranty during the “Power of Protection” sale event.
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Great Lakes Spotted Muskies Ready for Release

WILD ROSE, Wis. – After a year of careful rearing at the Department of Natural Resources Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, some 6,000 Great Lakes spotted muskies are set to begin the next phase of their journey, getting ready to test Wisconsin anglers and serve as brood stock in select state lakes.
Great Lakes spotted musky Now averaging about 16 inches and weighing 11 ounces each, the Great Lakes spotted muskies have put on considerable size and weight since their arrival in 2014.

Three Plead Guilty to Paddlefish Trafficking in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three Colorado men pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

Livingston Lures unveils new series of technologically advanced baits

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – As has been the case for the past several years, Livingston Lures wowed the fishing world at the recent International Convention of Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) convention in Orlando, Florida.


[WARNING] Arizona Recommends Limiting Consumption of Channel Cats, Largemouths from Bartlett Lake

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, in association with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, issued a fish consumption advisory recommending that people limit consumption of channel catfish and largemouth bass caught from Bartlett Lake in Maricopa County. ADEQ is issuing this advisory because recent fish tissue samples from Bartlett Lake contained elevated levels of mercury.
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Florida FWCC Arrests Four For Bag Including 86 Red Grouper, Two Goliaths

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested four people over the weekend for possession of undersized and illegal species.

Saturday, as a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel.