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How To Know What Fishing Season Is It In Your Area

Fishing Season

To know when the fishing season is in your area, you must first determine what the laws are in that area. These laws are usually determined by Fishing District, and they govern all waters within that District. Some regulations may be different than others. For example, some rivers and lakes do not allow fishing during certain times of the year, such as October and February.

For example, if you want to catch sturgeon, you must fish in the early mornings. In Michigan, you can start fishing at nine:18 a.m. on February 2 – that’s only 78 minutes! King crab season, on the other hand, is extremely short. There are several reasons for this, including warmer water temperatures and increased fish predation. In 2010, king crab harvesters landed only 24 million pounds (11 million kg) of red king crabs.

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Sea bass, domain bass, and albacore are in season right now, as are coho, pink, and chinook salmon. Pollock and lingcod are available year-round. The summer months are best for snapper fishing. In other areas, the fishing season lasts through the fall.

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The water temperature starts to warm. This warming will push warm surface water into the downwind shorelines. Fish will start feeding more during the day. If you’re lucky, you can catch fish early in the morning, before sunup. After mid-day, the temperatures cool down.

What Fishing Season Is It

In the table below, typical peak fishing times for major freshwater fishes are listed.

*** = Excellent Fishing
** = Good Fishing
* = Some Fishing

Month Northwest North Central Northeast Southwest South
January Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *

Specks***
Stripers ***

Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***

Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Sunshines ***

Catfish **
Peacocks*
February Bass **
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers ***

Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers ***

Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***

Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Sunshines ***

Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear**
Specks ***
Sunshines ***

Catfish **
Peacocks*
March Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish ***
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear ***
Specks ***
Stripers **
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear ***
Specks **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks ***
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Peacocks**
April Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines
Catfish ***
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks *
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Peacocks **
May Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers *
Sunshines **
Catfish ***
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks *
Sunshines *

Catfish **
Peacocks ***
June Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***

Specks **
Stripers *
Sunshines **
Catfish ***
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks *
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Peacocks***
July Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers *
Sunshines **
Catfish ***
Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Stripers **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks *
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Peacocks ***
August Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers *
Sunshines **
Catfish ***
Bass *
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Stripers **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks *
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Peacocks ***
September Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish ***
Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Stripers **
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill **
Redear **
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear ***
Specks **
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Peacocks **
October Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish ***
Bass **
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass **
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks *
Sunshines *
Catfish **
Tilapia **
Bass ***
Bluegill ***
Redear ***
Specks **
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Peacocks **
November Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks **
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish ***
Bass *
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks **
Stripers **
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Tilapia *
Bass ***
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Peacocks **
December Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks **
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill **
Redear **
Specks **
Stripers ***
Sunshines **
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Stripers ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Bass *
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Bass ***
Bluegill *
Redear *
Specks ***
Sunshines ***
Catfish **
Peacocks *

In colder climates, winter is difficult for anglers. Despite the cold, winter fishing can be productive if you know what time to go fishing. Most freshwater species will be grouped together during this time, meaning there are fewer anglers on the water. You can also catch more trout during the winter.

Remember to check with the GIF website for information on game fish seasons in your state. You can find important information on regulations on every species in the state. There are also useful resources and tips on how to go about angling in the state. In addition, make sure to get a fishing license for yourself and everyone in your boat.

Once you have your license, be sure to check the rules and regulations for your area. Many places have regulations governing how many lines and hooks you can use. Also, check if there are any changes in the rules since the brochure was printed. Additionally, make sure your watercraft is in good condition before fishing season begins.

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