Trout fishery shut down … at least for some

In a move to help protect the speckled trout population, I've been told that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday issued an emergency shut down the fishery for 30 days pending another meeting in March.However – and this is a huge however – the commission apparently only shut down the fishery for recreational anglers.…

CCA North Carolina seeks game fish status for redfish, trout and stripers

  House Bill 353, which seeks game fish status for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Striped Bass, was filed in the North Carolina House today (March 15, 2011) on behalf of CCA NC.  A game fish designation prohibits the taking of any species by means other than hook and line and also the sale of…