Louisiana: DWF Extends Drawdown for Clear-Smithport Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) plans to extend the scheduled drawdown on Clear-Smithport Lake in Desoto Parish to allow the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to further assess damage to the dam and spillway resulting from the March 2016 floods.


Vermont: Eligible Age for Permanent Licenses For Seniors Raised to 70, Made Free

Learn about the new age eligibility for permanent licenses taking effect in 2017.  What is a permanent license?
A permanent license allows the holder to hunt and fish without purchasing additional licenses for the rest of their lifetime. Vermont’s permanent license includes all regular season tags, including archery, muzzleloader, and turkey tags. An additional tag for second archery, moose and antlerless lotteries, and waterfowl stamps must be purchased separately. Permanent licenses must be renewed every year, free of charge.


FWC stocks record 1 million bass in Lake Apopka

Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: The event will take place at the pump house on the North Shore of Lake Apopka on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive at the end of Lust Road in Apopka, FL 32703. Staff will provide access at the entrance to the Wildlife Drive.


Jig Fishing For Bass

No lure is more versatile for bass fishing than the skirted jig. The jig-head with a rubber skirt combination has been around for years, and it continues to catch bass across all seasons and anywhere bass swim. Over the years, jigs have evolved and become more specialized, which has only added to their effectiveness. In this article, we will cover the major categories of jigs, the gear needed, how to fish them, and some modifications that enable you to get the most out of these lures.


Thousands upon thousands of dead bunker fish cover the Shinnecock Canal

HAMPTON BAYS – Thousands upon thousands of dead bunker fish covered the Shinnecock Canal Monday morning in a massive fish die-off that drew flocks of stunned spectators.

“You could’ve walked across the water. It was covered with fish,” says Martin West, of Hampton Bays.

Bunker fish have many natural predators, and officials believe they were chased into the canal by a large school of bluefish.



Rose wins co-angler title

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (Nov. 14, 2016) – Jeff Knight of Cleveland, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card event on Lake of the Ozarks, with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 38 pounds, 12 ounces. For his win, Knight earned $4,475 and a berth into the 2017 BFL All-American Championship.

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