Virginia Offering Free Fishing Days First Weekend In June | Kingsport Times-news

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Bull, head of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. “We work tirelessly to create and maintain sustainable fisheries. Our conservation efforts are aimed at giving anglers a fair chance at landing some fish. As a result, the fishing in Virginia is terrific.” No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days, with the exception of designated stocked trout waters. All fishing regulations including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect. Those who fish in Virginia’s designated trout waters will require both a freshwater and trout license, so it’s advisable to check with area Game & Inland Fisheries folks or seek the information at or or on a cell or other mobile device at Original article

WDFW offers mid-season upgrades to fishing licenses
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“With plenty of clams, shrimp, and salmon now available, this is a particularly good time for freshwater anglers to upgrade their licenses and take advantage of all our coasts have to offer.” By purchasing the upgrade, current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish and seaweed. Current saltwater license holders who upgrade to the combo license will gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish and seaweed. “Whether fishing from shore or boat, using spinning rods and bait, or casting fly lines, plentiful fish provide excellent reasons for saltwater anglers to upgrade and enjoy Washington’s lakes and streams,” said Chris Donley, WDFW inland fish program manager. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities available this year: Salmon – 2014 is shaping up as the year for salmon, with a forecasted return of more than 1.6 million Columbia River chinook salmon returning this fall – which would be the largest since record keeping began in 1938. The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho salmon is also forecast to be about 964,000 fish – three times as many fish as last year’s actual abundance. Read more about WDFW offers mid-season upgrades to fishing licenses
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Virginia offering free fishing days first weekend in June

There is no bag or possession limit for personal-use smelt and no permit is required, though a fishing license is needed. Remember to slow down and watch for anglers along the Seward Highway. Do not trespass on snook fishing the railroad tracks or the railroad right-of-way. Homer and Kenai Peninsula Early season halibut fishing out of Homer is improving, with Illinois angler Shawn Agnew leading the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with an 82.4-pound flatfish. Captain Diane Caso-Morris of Bob’s Trophy Charters on Tuesday said her fleet of boats has done well, especially last Friday. The wind picked up on Saturday and Sunday, slowing things down. Original news source

Fishing report: Homer halibut improving, Talkeetna trout biting | Alaska Fishing |

Shore fishing for tuna? May 28, 2014 Written by How would you like to be able to catch pelagic species like tuna and jacks from right off the coast? This young group of anglers from Australia is able to do just that – but they’re putting their lives on the line every time they do. They call themselves “land based game fishermen,” and that sounds accurate. But some would call them dare devils or worse. In any case, its pretty extreme! Their youtube channel describes it like this; “Not many people know about the most difficult and extreme form of fishing that exists. Original website


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