Lake also saw a mid-season closure last year. But according to the DNR, the lake’s spawning walleye population has improved from last year, so no mid-season closures are planned.
The Governor’s Cup is the largest and longest running of any fishing tournament in the state. (Visit Garrison, North Dakota photo)GARRISON, N.D. — She has become the face of the North Dakota Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby. Years of volunteerism can result in such things, but that’s more than fine for Joyce Pfliger. “I love it. Great people. Great people,” said…
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
Agency estimates that anglers harvested more than 70,000 walleyes in 2017, a level not achieved since 1989.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are working on a long-term plan to keep walleyes in the Buffalo Bill Reservoir from damaging one of the state’s most popular wild trout fisheries. Someone likely introduced the walleyes into the reservoir in 2002 or 2003, according to researchers. Regulations require anglers to kill any walleye they catch. Researchers plan to fit walleyes…
Each fish implanted with a transmitter will receive an external orange loop tag, indicating a $100 reward for return of the transmitter.
Fall fish stocking in 2017 consisted of nine species – brook trout, brown trout, coho salmon, lake trout, Eagle Lake and steelhead strain rainbow trout, lake sturgeon, walleye and muskellunge.
Hackettstown stocked 308,808 northern pike in 2017. (NJDFW photo)The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery in Warren County stocked a record five million cold-, cool-, and warm-water fish consisting of 15 species in 2017, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced this week. The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the location…
With best winter in years for ice fishing, forget the so-called mid-winter ice fishing blues and hit the ice now for heart-of-hard-water fishing.
(North Dakota Game and Fish)It’s not quite like shooting fish in a barrel. But fish numbers – walleyes, in this case – reportedly are swelling in North Dakota’s premier fishery. And, not far from Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River, spearfishing is the thing. Or, at the very least, a thing. Combine the two, and winter fishing opportunities would appear…
Combination of first Erie December freeze-over since 2000 and a surging walleye population in the lake could make for a fishing season to remember. But with great ice-building weather comes First Day Hikes cancellations.
While not designed to manage for trophy pike, the new regulations are meant to restore pike populations for better harvest opportunities across the state for sizes that make good table fare, up to around 28 inches or so, the DNR said.Special fishing regulations will change March 1 on a number of Minnesota waters following an annual public input and review…
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
In the last year before the launch of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, DNR stocked 142,121 extended growth walleye. Since the initiative began, DNR stocked 455,307 large fingerlings in 2013, 719,670 fish in 2014, 760,969 in 2015, 797,815 in 2016 and 881,977 in 2017.
KALISPELL, Mont. — Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake. The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists analyzed tiny bones from the two fishes’ inner ears. Those bones contain details of the water chemistry from where fish have…
Researchers believe that the reduction in the round goby population in the lake may be the reason.
Survey: Walleye numbers down slightly from last year on Lake of the Woods; sauger numbers hold steady
Despite being down a bit, walleye numbers still higher than long-term average.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Hungry non-native species proving to be a setback to expectations that the pikeminnow could be removed from the endangered species list.
This will be the first winter season with the combination of a four-fish bag limit and one over 17 inches allowed.
It’s likely that one-fish bag will include one walleye within a 20- to 22-inch slot, or a “one over” fish yet to be determined.
Reward of $100 for anglers catching a tagged fish.
2018 Walleye Stamp competition First Place: Dean KeglerDuluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest, the Minnesota DNR announced in a news release Monday, Oct. 30. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR. Kegler’s painting of a walleye about to strike a crankbait will be featured on…
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
PIERRE, S.D. – For the first time, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks recently stocked walleyes in two Black Hills reservoirs. GFP fisheries staff stocked 14,000 fingerlings in Sheridan Reservoir and 9,500 fingerlings in Stockade Reservoir. These young walleyes averaged five inches in length and came from natural rearing ponds in the northeast part of the state. “Adding walleye into…