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.
Western New York Spring trout stocking: The following waters were scheduled to be stocked prior to the April 1 trout opener: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee River (Wellsville, Amity). Cattaraugus County: Quaker Lake (Cold Spring), Red House Lake (Red House), New Albion Lake (New Albion), Case Lake (Franklinville), Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Great…
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.
AMERY AREA Any ice that remained was black, rotten, and expected to be gone by publication date. Some bodies of water are open enough to allow for shoreline fishing, but the crappie bite has been slow. This could change quick with continued warm weather. Country Store (715) 268-7482 ASHLAND AREA It’s time to get seines, waders, and nets ready for…
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS The shorelines, bays, and harbors are mostly ice-free. There’s still plenty of main lake ice, but it has started to move when the wind blows. The ice fishing season is over so start looking for panfish to show up in the harbors and bays as the water warms. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811…
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to stand guard along the Black River during the spawning season, from mid-April through early June, to report any suspicious activity and deter the unlawful take of this iconic fish.
Possible walleye, sauger, and northern pike regulation changes top the list.
Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and local fishery organizations will participate in several regional workshops the next two months highlighting research and information about the fisheries.
This annual stocking activity uses unneeded brown and rainbow trout broodstock from Michigan’s state fish hatcheries.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
Season opens Saturday; more than a half-million rainbows are being stocked this spring.
Top two teams in Costa Bassmaster High School Midwest Open both from Kickback High School in Kansas.
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.
Special opening day for trout in the southeastern portion of Pennsylvania saw high and murky waters, but not many trout
Efforts have resulted in good fishing for largemouth bass and redear sunfish at Nine Eagles, and good crappie and largemouth bass fishing at Slip Bluff.
Hundreds of thousands of catchable-sized rainbow and brook trout and fingerling brown trout will be stocked in hundreds of miles of northeast Iowa streams between April 3 and October 2017.
On April 1, the limit increased from two fish per day to three fish per day, putting Indiana in sync with neighboring Michigan’s bag limit.
Despite the heavy snow that covered much of the state in December, major widespread fish kills not expected.
Instead of ending April 1, season runs to April 16 due to “unusually cold weather conditions.”
Biologists say some streams and brooks dried up and low water prevented fish from moving to colder habitat. The low water also made the fish more liable to be eaten by predators such as mink and otter.
Since 1968, the Little Manistee River weir has served as the sole source of winter-run steelhead eggs for fish hatcheries in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Yearling steelhead produced through hatchery operations are stocked in select tributaries of all the Great Lakes.
In Minnesota, New York and Nebraska, such efforts help bolster state-wide stocking practices — and walleye angling success.
Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep. Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County)…
Winter storm Stella put the kibosh on fishing in many parts of the state in mid-March. The reports below reflect fishing prior to any shut-down by snow and high winds. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued pre-season trout stockings across the state in anticipation of opening day – April 1 in the southeastern counties and April 15 elsewhere in…
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Lake St. Clair Fluctuating weather has turned the fishing upside down on Lake St. Clair. A few panfish have been caught in the cuts and canals along the American side of the lake by shore anglers. A fair number have been caught off shore on Harsens Island, too. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Trenton Area The water temperature was running…