Posts Tagged 'Fish'

Fish and Boat commission talks fishing concerns

That’s what Timothy Schaeffer, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, told Trout Unlimited Wednesday night on a visit to the group’s meeting at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Schaffer wanted to allow members and anglers in the region to be aware they can provide public comment this spring on the state Trout Plan, which is due out on July 1. Schaeffer touched on a variety of concerns for area fishing enthusiasts. Among the […]

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Empty nets and tropical fish in Tasmania as climate change hits Southern Ocean

Rising temperatures and climate change have been blamed for the failure of stocks of some of the most popular eating fish in Australia’s Southern Ocean to recover from declines despite more than a decade of protection. The troubling findings come as new modelling from the CSIRO shows further temperature rises already “locked in by past emissions” could see fish stocks fall by another 20 per cent within the next two decades. Dr Alistair Hobday, a […]

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Denis Peirce: Good winter fishing conditions

We are nearing the end of January when we typically see the lowest water temperatures of the year. Lake water temps are a couple of degrees warmer than I would have guessed six months ago. Lake Oroville is 50 degrees on the surface, I recall the upper 40s this season in years past. The other thing that has not developed is muddy water. Although we have had rain, it has not come down heavily enough […]

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Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission may drop license-display requirement

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will consider removing the requirement that anglers display their fishing licenses while fishing at its quarterly meeting Monday and Tuesday, January 27-28, in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania is one of only three states to still require the display of a fishing license, along with Delaware and New Jersey. The Pennsylvania Game Commission in 2012 removed a similar display requirement for hunting licenses, which caused confusion among some anglers, who also are […]

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How To Rig Your Ice Fishing Rods And Reels For Any Fish

No different than in open water, each trip on the ice is unique: we fish at different depths, with different lures, for different species, each time we venture on the ice. As a result, every angler should own a basic arsenal of ice rods and reels that will cover the typical contingencies they may face during the hardwater months. Let’s begin by dissecting the issues surrounding rod, reel, and line selection for ice fishing. Just […]

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State eyes Dayton lakefront site for fishing access

At Flathead Lake, where public access is greatly limited and land for sale along the 185 miles of shoreline is nearly impossible to come by, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is looking into the possible purchase of a privately owned 15-acre parcel on the west shore after the agency was approached by the property owner. At a Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Thursday, officials gave the OK for the agency to move forward in […]

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