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West Virginia expanding fall trout stocking locations

Oct. 19, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is expanding its fall trout stocking locations across the state. The Division of Natural Resources will stock trout in two additional lakes as well as at state parks and forests to give families more fishing opportunities this year, the Department of Commerce said in...

Life is simple, laid-back at remote Mississippi bait shop

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — To say that Sonny’s Bait Shop is off the beaten path is an understatement. To get there, take Highway 24 west past Lake Mary Road, then turn right on a narrow gravel lane. You’re soon confronted with several huge mud puddles, but don’t worry: There’s a...

Folly pier closes next week for 2-year replacement project

Oct. 17, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Sunday marks the start of an extended closure of the iconic Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier in South Carolina. The span will close at 10 p.m. Sunday for a two-year replacement project, The Post and Courier reported. A Lowcountry landmark since 1995, the pier has since...

In this Sept. 25, 2020, photo provided by the Royal Australian Navy, members of the Australian Clearance Diving Team One return to Lord Howe Island, Australia, from Elizabeth Reef on a Zodiac inflatable boat following a successful search for unexploded ordnance. The 45-kilogram (100-pound) bomb was found by a fisherman on Elizabeth Reef near Lord Howe Island, about 550 kilometers (340 miles) off New South Wales state. (ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol/Royal Australian Navy via AP)

Australian navy ship tows unexploded bomb out to sea

Oct. 10, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian navy divers have removed an unexploded 45-kilogram (100-pound) bomb on a reef off the southeastern coast and a ship towed it to deeper waters because it posed a “significant risk” to the public. The bomb was found by a fisherman on Elizabeth Reef near Lord Howe...

Community helps Alaska villagers who lost power for a month

Oct. 5, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Residents of an Alaska community have banded together to help families who lost frozen provisions when the village lost power for a month. Donations are also arriving from outside Newtok for villagers who lost all of their subsistence harvest stored in freezers that stopped working,...

Illinois' trout-fishing season opens on Oct. 17 at 50 sites

Oct. 5, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' fall trout fishing season opens on Oct. 17 at more than 50 ponds, lakes, and streams across the state. For those who can't wait, the catch-and-release trout season opens Oct. 3 at select locations. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says no trout may be kept...

351 sea turtles found dead on coast where 137 sea lions died

Sep. 15, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental groups said Friday that a total of 351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead so far this year on the same stretch of Baja California coast where authorities found 137 dead, beached sea lions last week. The Mexican Center for Environmental Law and the Center for...

Saturday is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida

Sep. 4, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is offering a license-free saltwater fishing day on Saturday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. “License-free fishing days offer a special opportunity to enjoy Florida’s beautiful outdoors,” DeSantis said in a news release sent Friday. “I...

Fishermen hook homemade pipe bombs in Sacramento River

Sep. 3, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — In more than 15 years as a fishing guide, John Kenyon has hooked plenty of fish and many other items, including anchors and lawn chairs. But what he pulled from the Sacramento River in his latest fishing trip required a bomb squad. Kenyon said his latest catch Sunday was a...

High waves crash a shore as Typhoon Maysak approach on Jeju Island, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday heading to the Korean Peninsula. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP)

Strong rains hit southern Japan as Koreas ready for typhoon

Sep. 2, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday as it headed to the Korean Peninsula, while another storm in the Pacific grew stronger. Typhoon Maysak was west of Japan, maintaining sustained winds of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour with higher gusts, the Japan...