Fish of the Union: The Top 6 Species Claimed as State Fish

Every state lays claim to some unique animal, flower, tree, historic reference, or geological feature as uniquely their own: Idaho gems and potatoes, California gold, Florida sunshine, Georgia peaches, Michigan wolverines.  While most states have officially adopted nicknames or mottos in the last century, the practice actually goes back a lot further than that. Massachusetts was unofficially called the Bay

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Minnesota: There’s a New Trophy Game Fish in Town

Pike just aren’t cutting it anymore. Minnesota wants its monster sunfish back. In light of angler reports of declining sunfish size in the land of 10,000 lakes, the state’s Department of Natural Resources has announced new regulations that aim to help sunfish get back to their true fighting — and spawning — weight. Pound for pound, sunfish are the Sugar

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Winter Storm Uri Devastates Texas Exotic Wildlife and Fish Numbers

Winter storm Uri has dealt a devastating blow to coastal fisheries and exotic game species in Texas, and with only preliminary reports and anecdotal data currently available, officials say it will take months to fully understand the scale of this unprecedented fish and wildlife kill.  Uri blanketed Texas with ice, snow, and subzero temperatures not seen in the Lone Star

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Fish of a Lifetime: A Muskie Mission on Ontario’s Pipestone Lake

It was only a matter of time before someone hooked into a monster. That someone happened to be my uncle. While leisurely patrolling patches of weeds sprouting inside a shallow bay, he saw a fish — a BIG fish — swimming away from the boat. Without saying a word, he picked up a rod and cast a swimbait a few

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