The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981.
Trout season and Lower Peninsula inland walleye, northern pike and muskellunge open Saturday, April 29.
Wading is simple and gets back to the roots of fishing at its best. Very little tackle is needed to fish a river, and depending on your species of choice, you may end up catching more than what you bargained for.
Ohio anglers win pro angler and co-angler titles and three of the top four in the pro division hail from the host state in last week’s tournament.
Sometime in the late 1970s or ’80s the weeds began to get thicker and the rocky shoals where we found walleyes were now engulfed in thick weeds. This had to impact the walleyes spawning in the lake and it began to show. However, more than weeds, it seemed crappies began to proliferate at an astounding rate.
The goal is to collect enough fish to hatch 158 million walleye fry that will supply Iowa lakes and fish hatcheries.
The class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about walleye in Saginaw Bay.
Meanwhile, biologists throughout Lake Erie have been implanting acoustic transmitters in walleye to understand fish movements and how they relate to fishing effort and harvest.
It pits bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers who say the ban is a critical defense against fish disease and invasive carp.
If documented correctly, 69-incher would have beaten the current state catch-and-release record by an inch-and-a-half, but angler still embraces the experience — and catching some prized walleyes, too, during a recent day on the Rainy.
Walleyes in one of northern Wisconsin’s most popular fisheries are in trouble, now numbering an estimated 2,000 fish, which is down from about 13,000 in 1990.
Ice angling lessons to consider as another incredible hard-water season draws to a close.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
They’ll be able to keep four walleyes — up one from last spring and winter, with one longer than 17 inches still allowed in the mix.
In Minnesota, New York and Nebraska, such efforts help bolster state-wide stocking practices — and walleye angling success.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye and 13 percent for yellow perch.
The DNR plans to collect approximately 50 million walleye eggs from the fishery in 2017, resulting in 14 million fry for transfer to rearing ponds and direct fry plants throughout the Lower Peninsula.
Anglers on the Maumee River have been landing walleyes since mid-February, a time more often associated with ice fishing in northern Ohio.
Fish from initial year of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative reaching harvest size this year.
When negative biters crimp your angling style, switch up your tactics with this tool for multi-species hard-water success.
New or modified regulations established for various fish species and methods of take.
That was the last time I’ll be driving the truck on the ice this year, though, unless we get another prolonged period of cold weather.
Don’t let the so-called ice fishing blues prevent you from landing walleyes and lunker panfish during the heart of the hard-water season.
The bay and the state park make for a major wintertime destination on the Minnesota side of the lake.
Also, results from last summer’s hooking mortality study to be released at upcoming Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting.
Reports of as many as 30-, 60-, and 70-fish days.