Latest Recreational fishing News

Another vessel joins Delaware's artificial reef system

Jul. 03, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A boat formerly used as a floating casino was recently sunk to the ocean floor off the coast of Delaware to become part of the state's artificial reef program. A Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor handled the sinking of the 180-foot-long Texas Star, the...

Puget Sound crabbing starts Friday

Jul. 01, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound crabbing kicks off Friday! While some Western Washington crabbing areas, like the South Coast / Pacific Ocean and Columbia River have yearlong crabbing seasons, the season starts July 1 in most Puget Sound areas. In a few areas, the crab season starts on...

5-year-old boy falls off dock and drowns in Maine

Jun. 15, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 5-year-old boy drowned when he fell off a dock into Ambajejus Lake, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim’s family was renting a camp on the lake, and the boy fell into the water while fishing from the dock Tuesday...

Topsail Island beach becoming part of NC Civil Rights Trail

Jun. 12, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

TOPSAIL ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — In the 1950s, Carla Torrey spent her childhood summers watching her father build houses on Topsail Island and other structures like the Wade Chestnut Memorial Chapel, which is still around today. The memories also include watching the waves hitting the...

Japan criticizes Russia for suspending fishing pact

Jun. 08, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday criticized Russia’s announcement that it is suspending an agreement allowing Japanese to fish in waters near disputed islands, as relations between the countries deteriorate over the war in Ukraine. The fishing deal has been in place since 1998...

Fishing without a license offered Saturday in Tennessee

Jun. 08, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fishing without a license in Tennessee will be allowed for one day during the state's upcoming free fishing day. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says anyone may fish for free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters on Saturday. The agency...

Consumers find slightly lower lobster prices as summer nears

May. 27, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster prices are dipping somewhat just before Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of the industry's critical summer season. The price of lobster and seafood at large has shot up in recent years, and the price to lobster fishermen at the docks...

Mississippi Red Snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The season, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, will be open seven days a week in both state and federal waters, the...

Students with special needs go fishing at W.Va. hatchery

May. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LEETOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Students in Jefferson County Schools who are enrolled in special needs classrooms got a treat May 13 as they boarded buses headed to the Leetown Fish Hatchery for a day of casting their lines to reel in some mighty big fish. An annual event for the students,...

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

May. 18, 2022 04:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal. The plan was...