Saltwater And Freshwater License-free Fishing Days Begin June 7 – Lifestyle – Crestview News Bulletin

Fish for free without a license this weekend – vagazette.com

These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. FOR FISHING SUCCESS To make your fishing day successful, visit the FWC fishing webpage for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting the FWC license page and clicking on Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations Take Me Fishing website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. MORE LICENSE-FREE FISHING DAYS Sept. 6 and Nov. Original source http://www.crestviewbulletin.com/lifestyle/saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-begin-june-7-1.328769

License free fishing days announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

Freshwater catch regulations can be found at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website, http://www.HuntFishVA.com . Regulations can also be viewed on a cell phone or other mobile device by downloading the departments free Hunting and Fishing App at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/app/ . Game & Inland Fisheries recognizes trophy freshwater catches through the Virginia Angler Recognition Program. On average, anglers measure more than 6,000 trophy-size fish annually. If you land a big saltwater fish, please consider posting that information to the Virginia Saltwater Fisherman Journal, an online site which has been used by recreational anglers since 2007. The journal is intended to benefit the individual angler, the fishing community and fishery managers. It allows individual anglers to keep a record of their fishing experiences, which can be used to identify successful locations and conditions. Original post http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-fish-for-free-this-weekend-20140602,0,7217027.story

The Spokesman-Review: State offers fishing license upgrade deal

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they had purchased one in the first place, said Bill Joplin, WDFW licensingmanager. Freshwater fishing license holders can purchase an upgrade to a combination license for $26.75 and current saltwater fishing license holders can upgrade to a combination license for$26.20. By purchasing theupgrade: Current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish andseaweed. Current saltwater license holderswill gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish andseaweed. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities the WDFW is this site spotlightingthisyear: 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. And, summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound are expected to total nearly 283,000fish. Razor Clams Razor clam digs are listed through June 1, 2014. To read more, visit http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/may/30/state-offers-fishing-license-upgrade-deal/

Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a saltwater recreational fishing license on June 7 and 8 and freshwater recreational fishing license on June 14 and 15, officials announced this week. We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. Read more http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

Fishing Report: Good Halibut Out Of Seward, Homer And Whittier | Alaska Fishing | Adn.com

Candopoulos started the Saltwater Safari Company in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill when he and partner Steve Babinec purchased the mainstays of his fleet, the Legend and the Legacy. Candopoulos got so good at capturing oil-smeared otters he was put in charge of rounding up most of the distressed sea mammals. He learned to hunt and capture otters like he gets after fish; he became the “go-to otter guy” for Exxon capturing many of the oil-soaked mammals. Anglers who don’t know Captain Bob may have heard of his first epic halibut hauls from Montague Island in the 1980s and early 1990s, with occasional boatloads of 200-pound halibut — before six-pack boats traveled that far. Find out more http://www.adn.com/2014/06/11/3512759/fishing-report-good-halibut-out.html

Take Me Fishing At Disney World: Cane Pole Fishing At Port Orleans Riverside – National Disney Travel | Examiner.com

Take Me Fishing offers guests an old-fashioned cane pole fishing experience at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Peterson. Take Me Fishing and Walt Disney World Resort. Take Me Fishing offers guests an old-fashioned cane pole fishing experience at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside at the Walt Disney World Resort.D.K. Peterson. Take Me Fishing and Walt Disney World Resort. For more info, visit http://www.examiner.com/article/take-me-fishing-at-disney-world-cane-pole-fishing-at-port-orleans-riverside

Fish For Free Without A License This Weekend – Vagazette.com

EBT Card Restrictions and Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | WGNO

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Game & Inland Fisheries recognizes trophy freshwater catches through the Virginia Angler Recognition Program. On average, anglers measure more than 6,000 trophy-size fish annually. If you land a big saltwater fish, please consider posting that information to the Virginia Saltwater Fisherman Journal, an online site which has been used by recreational anglers since 2007. The journal is intended to benefit the individual angler, the fishing community and fishery managers. It allows individual anglers to keep a record of their fishing experiences, which can be used to identify successful locations and conditions. Posting saltwater catch information also helps fishery managers assess fish populations. Original post http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-fish-for-free-this-weekend-20140602,0,7217027.story

Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting the FWC license page and clicking on Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations Take Me Fishing website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. MORE LICENSE-FREE FISHING DAYS Sept. 6 and Nov. 29 have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days this year, and April 4 and 5, 2015 have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. Read more about Saltwater and freshwater license-free fishing days begin June 7 – Lifestyle – Crestview News Bulletin

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

Absolutely. But this nation has done a damn good job making sure the fish stocks in this country are as healthy as theyve ever been, or at least we know where they are and what we need to do to get them back. While he has specific goals in mine, and is working to spread the marine industrys messages, Gabriel added that the current situation with the Magnuson-Stevens Act is nobodys fault, but rather a recognition for how much things have changed since the first version of the Act was passed in 1976. Its never been more accessible to the common man to be able to get off shore and enjoy the natural resources, he said. An entire industry has exploded around this, and so you have a law that was in place that didnt have an industry when it was set. Gabriel said its unclear, at this point, what will actually be passed into law, and that his constituency is OK with changes that dont necessarily benefit recreational anglers in every case. In some instances, were fairly certain were going to go from 51 percent commercial/49 percent recreational to at least 50/50, if not 51 recreational/49 commercial, he said. Original news source http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

Saltwater and freshwater license-free fishing days begin June 7 – Lifestyle – Crestview News Bulletin

With their help, we have accomplished new achievements for the people of Louisiana. One of new legislation awaiting Gov. Jindals signature is a bill that would limit where welfare recipients can use federal money. Under the new law people with Louisiana Purchase Cards (Louisiana EBT) would no longer be allowed to use those funds at lingerie shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and any business with an age restriction of 18 or snook fishing older. HB 1176 tightens guidelines on state legislation passed in 2013, which banned the use of EBT cards for alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Another bill, on the governors desk will raise the cost of a saltwater fishing license from $5.50 to $13. Original article http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

License free fishing days announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. For original article visit http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

Fishing Report: Salmon Crowding Around Lake Michigan Hot Spots Because Of Cold Water | Mlive.com

Bill Funk, owner and operator of Shoreline Service Bait and Tackle, reports that salmon were recently caught in the Muskegon Lake basin on a morning fishing trip. Later on in the morning, the same fishing party caught up (visit) to more salmon again, in Lake Michigan this time, but in relatively shallow water just 40-75 feet deep. Heading into the June 14 weekend, bodies of water haven’t warmed up much since last week.
For more information go to http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/06/fishing_report_salmon_crowding.html

Ebt Card Restrictions And Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | Wgno

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Jindals signature is a bill that would limit where welfare recipients can use federal money. Under the new law people with Louisiana Purchase Cards (Louisiana EBT) would no longer be allowed to use those funds at lingerie shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and any business with an age restriction of 18 or older. HB 1176 tightens guidelines on state legislation passed in 2013, which banned the use of EBT cards for alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Another bill, on the governors desk will raise the cost of a saltwater fishing license from $5.50 to $13. The funds from the rate hike are earmarked for research and conservation of saltwater fisheries. To read more, visit http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

Florida offers license-free fishing days

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If youre not sitting at the table, youre on top of the table being eaten, he said. Gabriel rejects claims by environmental groups involved in the how to catch a snook matter, as well as some of their claims that ocean fish stocks, in general, are struggling. Theres good business for their business to say the oceans are depleted theres nothing left in the oceans. Nothing could be further from the truth; this nation has done a damn good job, he said. Do we have places, ways to go? Sure. Original article http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

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The upgrade will give those anglers all the fishing privileges of a combination license at the cost they would have paid if they had purchased one in the first place, said Bill Joplin, WDFW licensingmanager. Freshwater fishing license holders can purchase an upgrade to a combination license for $26.75 and current saltwater fishing license holders can upgrade to a combination license for$26.20. By purchasing theupgrade: Current freshwater license holders will gain access to saltwater fish, shellfish andseaweed. Current saltwater license holderswill gain access to fishing in lakes and rivers as summer draws near, as well as opportunities for shellfish andseaweed. Here are a few of the exciting fishing opportunities the WDFW is spotlightingthisyear: 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. And, summer and fall chinook salmon returns to Puget Sound are expected to total nearly 283,000fish. Razor Clams Razor clam digs are listed through June 1, 2014. Read more http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2014/may/30/state-offers-fishing-license-upgrade-deal/

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

Saltwater fishing without a license will be allowed on Saturday and Sunday, and then anglers can fish in freshwater without a license on June 14 and 15, Father’s Day. “Florida is the fishing capital of the World, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs from Pensacola to the Keys,” said Gov. Rick Scott in making the announcement Friday in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Additional license-free saltwater days are Sept. 6 and Nov. Original post http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/florida/2014/06/06/florida-fishing-saltwater-freshwater-license/10078075/

The Spokesman-Review: State offers fishing license upgrade deal

Cutthroat trout caught by an angler fly fishing on the Yakima River. (Rich Landers)

6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

Making Sense Of The Magnuson-stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

While we appreciate Chairman Doc Hastings (House Natural Resources Committee Chair, R-WA) interest and efforts in Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization, we would like to have seen more done in this bill to address the needs of the recreational fishing community, said Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. This bill includes several provisions that we support, such as easing the strict implementation of annual catch limits and improving stock assessments for data-poor fisheries, but unfortunately our top priorities are not meaningfully addressed. Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation echoed the thought, saying, Since its inception, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has focused primarily on commercial fisheries to the detriment of the nations 11 million recreational fishermen and the nearly half a million jobs they support, he said. Revising the law in a way that incorporates the goals and needs of anglers is long overdue. Our community has put forward the policy changes that will set the foundation for an effective saltwater fisheries management system, but we needs Congress help by enacting these common-sense and non-partisan policies. After the House committee passed its version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer said, We share in the disappointment of the entire marine industry. Improving saltwater recreational fisheries management is a serious issue for our industry and for the livelihood of the angling community across the country. A balanced management plan In an exclusive interview with Boating Industry, the Center for Coastal Conservations Angers said the MFCMA reauthorization is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to tweak the management for saltwater fishing to better conserve the resources and give appropriate weight to the recreational saltwater fishing industry, which his organization estimates generates $70 billion in annual economic activity, mirroring the size of the saltwater commercial fishing industry. One major difference between commercial and recreational saltwater fishing in America, he said, is that commercial interests use sophisticated equipment to harvest 98 percent of the fish in American saltwater, while recreational anglers are harvesting only 2 to 3 percent. Original post http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Weve had a great session and I would like to thank the Legislature for their hard work, Gov. Bobby Jindal said. With their help, we have accomplished new achievements for the people of Louisiana. One of new legislation awaiting Gov. Jindals signature is a bill that would limit where welfare recipients can use federal money. Under the new law people with Louisiana Purchase Cards (Louisiana EBT) would no longer be allowed to use those funds at lingerie shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors and any business with an age restriction of 18 or older. HB 1176 tightens guidelines on state legislation passed in 2013, which banned the use of EBT cards for alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets. Read more <a href='http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/&#039; more? info… rel=’nofollow’>http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

EBT Card Restrictions and Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | WGNO

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Governor Scott said, Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs from Pensacola to the Keys. These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians to celebrate summer with their families and loved ones, enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, cast a line and get hooked on fishing. We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. For more info, visit http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674