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More than 298,000 fish stocked in Arkansas during February

      LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission crews stocked over 298,000 fish in Arkansas lakes and rivers during February, according to Mark Oliver, chief of the Fisheries Division. The total stocking of fish weighed more than 88,400 pounds. February stockings: Amon’s Lake, Baxter County, 600 catchable rainbow trout Lake Atalanta, Benton County, 2,900 catchable rainbow trout Lake Austell,…

Fishing Report for Oklahoma March 14, 2012

New lake record largemouth bass caught at Lake Texoma. For more information go to: http://lake-record.ou.edu/fishsite/public/fishView.php?id=1252 CENTRAL Arcadia: March 11. Water murky. Channel catfish slow to fair. Crappie slow to fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County. Hefner: March 11. Elevation below normal, water 46-51 and murky. Largemouth bass fair…

Fishing Northern Utah March 14, 2012

BEAR LAKE: (March 14) Biologist Scott Tolentino reports that as of March 8, there is open water across the lake. You can launch a boat at the Utah State Park marina, Rainbow Cove and Spinnaker Point marina. Ice is stacked up along the shoreline at First Point, which is preventing launches from that ramp. There is no snow on the…

Fishing Report for Nevada March 14, 2012

LAKE MEAD – Striper action remains slow this week. The fish are skinny and are staying in the deep water. Action for smallmouth and largemouth bass also remains slow to fair, though action seems to be picking up. Some catfish are showing themselves on cut baits. Redear and bluegill bite is fair, with most fish in six to 20 feet…

Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah, March 09, 2012

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (March 09) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that fishing is generally slow in San Juan County. Some anglers were fishing Blanding #4 with lures. Recapture Reservoir is about 2/3 open water. Blanding #3, Foy, Monticello and Lloyds Lake are all still covered in ice. Anglers have not been fishing at ice-covered lakes and reservoirs. ACADEMY MILL RESERVOIR: (March…

Atlantic City and Ventnor $18 Million Beach Replenishment Project Begins in New Jersey

A major beach replenishment project is expected to start this weekend in Atlantic City and Ventnor that will protect these vital tourist communities from the effects of extreme weather while restoring storm-damaged beaches in time for the coming summer season, providing an environmental and economic boost to the state’s leading resort, Commissioner Bob Martin said today.

TX: Lake Ray Roberts Produces Toyota ShareLunker

ATHENS—Big bass are where you find them, and Stan Lawing of Poetry, Texas, proved that while fishing in a Bass Champs tournament on Lake Ray Roberts March 3. Lawing had reeled his spinner bait almost all the way back to the boat when a 13.06-pound bass took it. That fish is now Toyota ShareLunker 530. Lawing reported the fish bit…

Fishing Report for Southeastern Utah, March 05, 2012

ABAJO MOUNTAINS: (March 05) Conservation Officer Dennis Shumway reports that he hasn't seen an angler in San Juan County in three weeks; however, Blanding #4 is mostly open. Blanding #3 and Lloyds Lake are still iced up. Recapture Reservoir is mostly ice free. ACADEMY MILL RESERVOIR: (March 05) Access to this high elevation water is prohibited by snow. BLUE LAKE:…

Despite Decline of Smelt, Fishing on the Missouri River System Should be Good

Hydroacoustic surveys conducted by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks last July showed exceptional smelt populations in Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe. However, record releases from Garrison and Oahe dams resulted in substantial losses of smelt from the reservoirs during the later stages of summer. Dave Fryda, Missouri River System supervisor for the…