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Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 15, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors were seeing a decline in the amount of fish caught, but there are still browns and steelhead being caught. Spawn sacks under a float are working well as well as the standard tinsel or white tube jig…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 15, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario tributaries, harbors and piers: Most Lake Ontario tributaries are in good fishing shape but cold weather may create ice conditions. Eighteenmile Creek had moderate and murky flow. Burt anglers reported modest catches of steelhead with the occasional brown trout and what is likely the last of the season’s coho salmon. Oak Orchard Creek had moderate…

Montana investigators trace origin of illegally introduced walleye

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 8, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishermen at this central Ohio lake are fishing the marina docks with limited success on crappies. Try a jig and minnow combination or a jig and trailer in perch colors. The crappie bite has been hit and miss, with most of the action coming in the early morning hours. Crappies are measuring…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 1, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Anglers can find some good fishing on Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay if they can dodge the weather. Bring cold-weather gear. Brown trout, splake, and a few cohos are finally showing up off the Onion and Sioux rivers. Most anglers who were reporting success are flat-lining shad-style crankbaits. The tributary river fishing  season closed Nov. 15 – and…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 24, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass here are finding some success. The popular setup has been either a jerkbait or a swimbait retrieved slowly. Others are casting for saugeyes with some success. Fish have ranged up to 19 inches. The fall months are also a good time to hook up with…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 24, 2017

The mandatory cold weather life jacket regulation is now in effect through April 30, requiring boaters in canoes, kayak, paddleboards, and all watercraft less than 16 feet long to wear a PFD. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are advised that, with native brook trout now spawning, they should tread carefully when fishing wild trout streams to avoid disturbing redds (nests)….