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…
Fisheries biologists have completed fall reproduction surveys, which evaluate natural reproduction, stocking success and forage abundance in many waters across the state. And, mostly, the news is good.
(Photo courtesy of Windigo Images) ONAMIA, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR is netting fish on Lake Mille Lacs as part of the agency’s annual fall assessment. The department’s work is under intense scrutiny because of tighter walleye regulations on the large central Minnesota lake in the last few years, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The survey’s data is expected to determine the harvest…
The Michigan DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment in the west basin of Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich., beginning Oct. 9 and continuing through Oct. 13. “This survey is a cornerstone of the DNR’s annual efforts to assess the walleye fishery in Lake Erie,” said Todd Wills, the DNR’s Lake Huron-Lake Erie area fisheries research manager. “The data from…
Michigan DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid.
A walleye painted by Timothy Turenne of Richfield is on the 2017 walleye stamp. (Minnesota DNR)Artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 20. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the…
Two Hawkeye teams trade places on the leaderboard the final day, with Jeff Lahr and Tommy Skarlis winning with two-day total of 28 pounds, 3 ounces.
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
As a result of the review, the DNR plans to continue stocking fingerlings in some of these lakes at the same rate, but on other lakes anglers will benefit from actually reducing fingerling stocking rates, the agency says.
Whether bass or walleyes, Minnesota will be the center of the professional fishing world this week. While the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship returns to smallmouth bass haven Lake Mille Lacs in and around Onamia, Minn., Sept. 14-17, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2017 World Championship is Sept. 14-16 on Cass Lake near Cass Lake, Minn. Unlike the AOY…
Pre-rig your rods with multiple classic walleye setups for pursuing the trophy fish of early autumn.
Drop-shots for walleye? Capt. Joe Fonzi of Gasport made me a believer. Give it a try.
A second and final closure of open-water walleye fishing runs through Nov. 30 on the central Minnesota lake.
Dangerous winds shorten circuit’s marquee event to two days.
Just because the air temp has dropped and the water is cold doesn’t mean that you have to hang up the waders and the spinning rods.
The Minnesota DNR will hold a public meeting to provide information and ask for comments on a proposal to modify an existing catch-and-release regulation for largemouth and smallmouth bass to a 14- to 20-inch protected slot limit on Portage Lake (near Ten Mile). The DNR will also be seeking comments on a proposal to implement an 18- to 26-inch protected…
But as was the norm until the most recent closure, all walleyes caught must be released.
State will then allow for an additional 11,000 pounds of walleye harvest through Labor Day weekend, after which walleye fishing will be closed through Nov. 30.
Tapping into the hot walleye bite with three-way rigs.
St. Paul — There won’t be a “new” walleye survey conducted on Lake Mille Lacs this fall, as has been reported widely across Minnesota media platforms, including in an Associated Press article that briefly appeared on the Outdoor News website. The AP story was based on an interview with Gov. Mark Dayton, who had referenced the fall survey that Minnesota…
More than 12 million fingerlings stocked, and in smaller fisheries, besting the previous high by more than 1 million fish.
Dayton cancels meeting with resort owners so as not to “reinforce that kind of destructive behavior.”
With the ban on night fishing already in place for the season, walleye fishing on the lake effectively closes at 10:01 p.m. Thursday, July 6, and reopens at 6:01 a.m. Friday, July 28.
Mark Courts of Harris leads the way, with four Minnesotans finishing in the top five in Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event.
Although no keeper walleyes were caught on a recent fishing excursion, the author and his buddy had an good day enjoying Michigan’s abundant natural resources.
Each reportedly caught their limit of walleyes, stashed the fish on shore and went out again, with each catching two to six walleyes the second time out.