Central Region Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, Pickaway counties) – Saugeye is about the only game in town for anglers on Deer Creek at this time of year. Most catches have been in the 14-19-inch range coming on twister tails and jig heads. Some are tipping the set with minnows. Experienced anglers on Deer Creek are targeting the dam area….
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has begun its seasonal trout stockings in streams and lakes across the commonwealth. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Boaters are reminded that mandatory cold-weather life-jacket regulations remain in effect through April 30, requiring boaters to wear life jackets when in a vessels under 16 feet in length and in all canoes and kayaks. NORTHWEST…
Implementation of Fish and Wildlife Service Director’s Order No. 219 – handed down by Obama on Jan. 19, a day before he left office – is slated to occur gradually over the next five years.
Eleven AIS training sessions are planned around the state starting this month, and a new online training will be available in March.
On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight Wednesday, March 15. And regardless of removal date, shanties must be pulled as soon as the ice is unable to safely support them.
Lake St. Clair Perch fishing has been pretty good on Lake St. Clair although ice conditions are questionable. Be sure to use a spud and check the ice as you go. Perch were hitting off 11 Mile Road in front of the library. There more rain and warm temperatures were in the forecast. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Irish Hills…
LAKE MILLE LACS East – Walleye action has been a bit more sporadic, but the number of big fish being caught remains strong. During the day, 25 feet or deeper has been best, and there has been some exceptional evening action in less than 12 feet. Look for perch in the bays over 10 to 15 feet, but pods of jumbos…
Above-average temperatures last weekend, expected to be followed by way above-average temps this weekend could significantly alter the state’s ice-fishing landscape.
The algae blooms in recent years have contaminated drinking water supplies, turned the waters an unsightly shade of green and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can’t survive.
Across Michigan, fishing seasons for lake sturgeon can extend several months, depending on the water body, but the Black Lake season often lasts only a matter of hours. This year’s season, which just recently concluded, was no exception.
The Iowa DNR and other state fisheries agencies tag paddlefish to better understand and manage populations.
Especially the “Do Not Eat” ones. Instead, what you have are would-be anglers who are afraid to even touch the fish, much less eat them.
For more than a decade, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have moved hundreds of humpback chub each fall about five miles upriver, where there are fewer predators and more food for the fish.
Advocacy group, as of this year, will have donated $1 million to the state Department of Natural Resources for sturgeon research, management and education.
But the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would be allowed to raise state park admission and camping fees under the two-year spending proposal.
Turbidity is taking a toll on the weight of the fish, which have to be able to see their food to eat it.
Bill also would ban aquaculture on rivers designated as wild and scenic, unless the facilities are shown not to discharge pollutants into the rivers.
Changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more or less contaminated.
Pennsylvania officials not ready to ban lead ammo, fishing weights
Rules dividing the state into three separate northern pike zones are on track to go into effect for this year’s coming fishing opener, May 13.
Possibility of new rules arises from concerns raised over economic hardships in the fishery in the Chesapeake Bay.
The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would waive fishing license requirements during the week before next year’s Super Bowl, to be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The recreational harvest limit of seven fish, along with the additional harvest of one fish, was attained in just over an hour.
The bay and the state park make for a major wintertime destination on the Minnesota side of the lake.
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: Most fishermen have been fishing from the dock. There have been very few reports of trout being caught at this time. They are there; you just really need to work for them. Spawn sacks slowly jigged as well as the…
AMERY AREA Look for suspended crappies over 15 to 25 feet on Big Round Lake, Half Moon Lake, Balsam Lake, and Bone Lake. Suckers or shiners are producing northern pike on Bear Trap Lake, Lake Wapogasset, East Balsam Lake, and White Ash Lake in 10 to 12 feet. A few walleyes continue to be caught on the shallow humps during…