Latest Recreational fishing News

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

Louisiana charter boats now can launch from Mississippi

Sep. 12, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana charter captains affected by Hurricane Ida will be able to operate from Mississippi ports through the end of the year. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced the decision Friday in the wake of impacts Ida had on...

Father drowns trying to save son at North Carolina beach

Sep. 08, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina father has drowned after trying to save his son from a tidal current, police said Wednesday. The Wrightsville Beach Police Department said in a news release that Bhou Soutthivong and his family were visiting from Hickory...

Prized trout streams shrink as heat, drought grip US West

Sep. 06, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current. Just over two years ago, workers stacked sandbags to protect homes and...

Record low numbers of steelhead returning to Columbia River

Aug. 28, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Record low numbers of steelhead are returning to the Columbia River this year, prompting conservationists and anglers alike to call for a halt to recreational fishing for the sea-run fish. As of this week, just 29,000 steelhead passed the...

Prosecutors vet US Senate candidate's fishing license case

Aug. 19, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Law enforcement officials have completed their investigation into whether a U.S. Senate candidate and former State of Alaska official illegally obtained a fishing license for a sportfishing event two years ago and turned it over to a special prosecutorial branch of...

Final drawing in West Virginia vaccine sweepstakes postponed

Aug. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday postponed the final drawing in the state's vaccination sweepstakes for several days, allowing more people to get their COVID-19 shots and enter for a chance to receive prizes. The final drawing,...

Police: Man dies after jumping into Erie Canal to save dog

Jul. 28, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MACEDON, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old man died when he jumped into the Erie Canal to save his dog, police said. The man was fishing with his 4-year-old son when the family's dog fell into the canal at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, police in the western New York town of Macedon...

Tucker Carlson called 'worst human' at Montana fishing shop

Jul. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A video showing a Montana man confronting Tucker Carlson is circulating widely on social media after the man called the Fox News host “the worst human being known to mankind.” The video posted Friday shows Dan Bailey...

Florida Keys sea turtle participates in Tour de Turtles

Jul. 24, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A juvenile green sea turtle rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital has been fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Keys beach to join the 14th Tour de Turtles, a marathon-like race that follows long-distance migration of sea...