South Carolina State Record White Catfish

July 12th, 2014

In June, Charles Earp of West Columbia, SC set a new South Carolina state record for white catfish. The 12-pound 2.9 oz catfish was caught on June 23, 2014 on Lake Murray, using a bait dip and treble hook. The white catfish was certified officially as the new state record on a certified scale at [...]

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North Carolina State Record Kokanee Salmon

July 1st, 2014

While fishing in Nantahala Lake, anglers recently set two North Carolina state records for kokanee salmon in a single week. On June 6, Fred Mix, of Rainbow Springs, broke the existing record of 3 pounds, 9 ounces, held since 2009 by Ashley Swann, of Swannanoa, after reeling in a 3-pound, 15-ounce fish, using a homemade [...]

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Ohio Grand Lake St. Marys Yellow Perch Stocking

June 18th, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently announced the stocking Grand Lake St. Marys with approximately 100,000 yellow perch. The stocked perch are approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long and are considered fingerlings. They are expected to take about three years to reach a size large enough for anglers to keep. This is the third [...]

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Florida Largemouth Bass Management Survey

June 17th, 2014

Anglers can comment on Florida’s proposed change to largemouth bass management by filling out an online survey or attending a local meeting. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is currently considering a five-bass daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches in total length or longer. Each angler would be [...]

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2014 Kansas Handfishing Season

June 17th, 2014

The Kansas handfishing season for catfish opened June 15, 2014. Handfishing, also known as noodling, is a form of alternative fishing used to catch large catfish. Using their hands as the bait and hook, handfishermen will find a suspected catfish hole, barricade possible exits the fish might escape through, stick their arm inside, and lurk [...]

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