Michigan’s unusual ice fishing season is hanging on in northern Michigan, with whitefish moving into the spotlight.
In 1980, only six streams in Iowa sustained a trout population without stocking. In 2007, it grew to 32 streams and today, trout reproduce naturally on 45 Iowa streams, thanks to improvements.
The salmon were a few weeks old and scheduled to be released next spring and return as adults in 2020.
Registration is open for the 2017 “I Can!” programs.
Lake Michigan: The lakefront has been showing some great signs of life for the shore fishing guys. The powerliners are doing well on both coho and brown trout. The preferred baits have been nightcrawlers as well as medium roaches. Fish are also hitting spoons and body baits. Baits such as deep diving x-raps in white or Berkley frenzy’s. The weather…
ASHLAND AREA If the landings hold up, Chequamegon Bay anglers might get a few more days of ice fishing. Anglers were still targeting the channel areas of the bay and there were good reports on brown trout, splake, cohos, and even some lake trout. They were all following the smelt, of which there are catches in big numbers. Whitefish were…
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.
The snow goose migration was picking up earlier this week, with the arrival of some juvenile geese that were making their way north as last week’s snowfall melted in southwestern Minnesota and east-central South Dakota.
Walleyes, saugers, pike and bass – just for starters – highlight the incredible open-water fishing opportunities on this border water from March through May.
21-day walleye closure in July expected to help extend fishing season through Labor Day
This will be the first time the championship will be held in Illinois or on the Mississippi River.
Successful applicants will be chosen in April.
Most of the state’s best pike waters are located in north central and northwestern Nebraska; however, eastern Nebraska anglers have an excellent location at Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County to catch and release pike into the 40-inch range.
At Hard Water School, cancellation allows for more classwork time, allowing the instructors to go into more depth and to explore some additional subjects that would not have otherwise made the agenda.
Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing near the north shore ramp have been catching saugeyes, but nothing of size to report. Expect the channel catfish bite to pick up with fish in the 4-pound range or better. Use cut shad for the best bite. Thornport, Lieb’s Island, and Fairfield Beach will all be good places…
Anglers on the Maumee River have been landing walleyes since mid-February, a time more often associated with ice fishing in northern Ohio.
Following the transfer, muskellunge fishing opportunities on both Thornapple Lake and Lake Hudson should continue to be excellent due to their initial high densities.
Anglers are reminded that all approved trout waters are closed to fishing from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season, which is April 1 in the southeast region, and April 15 in the rest of the state. For a schedule of Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission trout stockings, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers also are reminded that…
Good fishing is anticipated in all of Michigan’s Great Lakes waters.
Lake Orion There was open water on Lake Orion and other lakes in Oakland County but with no docks in and everyone’s boat still stored for the winter, fishing has stalled. A few rabbits have been taken at Bald Mountain Recreation Area but hunting pressure has been very light. Shed hunting and turkey scouting have moved to center stage. Lakes…
Currently, the most serious penalties currently kick in with $5,000 in restitution value and result in five years of lost privileges.
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS With the exception of some panfish in the bays or perch close to shore on the main lake, fishing pressure has been very limited. With cracks and heaves limiting travel options on the main lake and the uncertainty of ice conditions the further out you go, there just hasn’t been a lot…
After eating light during the winter, channel catfish go on a feeding frenzy in early spring, eating gizzard shad and other small fish that died over the winter.
Anglers and hunters may purchase new licenses starting today at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website and at more than 140 vendor locations throughout the state.
Fortunately for hunters and anglers, this is mostly the off-season across that region. It is, however, a somewhat busy time for natural resources agencies there, and the storm has resulted in postponements and cancellations as well as general no-travel warnings from state agencies.
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