Still, the fish remains a threatened species in the state and the DEC asks anglers to avoid spawning lake sturgeon while fishing in New York waters.
State’s leaders fail to recognize opportunity for aid.
Just because you don’t catch the fish species you’re targeting doesn’t mean your fishing trip has failed.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has reared fish at its state fish hatcheries for more than a century. Located throughout Michigan, the DNR’s six state fish hatcheries rear and stock fish for a variety of reasons, including to restore ecosystem balance, provide diverse fishing opportunities, rehabilitate depressed fish populations and reintroduce extirpated species. For 2017, the DNR has launched its Hatchery…
Lake Erie anglers settling for goldens right now.
Cold water temperatures are allowing VHSv to continue to affect fish from the St. Clair River to Lake Erie.
The new record fish was caught recently by Roy Beasley of Madison Heights, Mich., in the River Raisin. Beasley held the previous state record for bigmouth buffalo, that one caught on the Detroit River in August 2008.
Biologists predict good fishing on Chautauqua Lake. But season for New York’s Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River won’t open until June 17.
New North Dakota buffalo record; largest fish ever weighed in state that wasn’t a paddlefish or pallid sturgeon
For the second time in less than three weeks, a North Dakota bow fisherman has set a new state record.
Find shallow bays with loads of vegetation on Gitche Gumee, and you’ll locate some of the largest northern pike in the Lower 48.
Want to have some fun? Focus on northern Wisconsin smallmouths and leave the walleyes for another day
Big smallmouths are no longer limited to the known trophy waters of Green Bay or Chequamegon Bay.
The marking provides data for biologists studying fish movements and the value of naturally reproduced fish versus stocked fish.
Mystery remains as to how a jawbone from a saltwater shark got in the river.
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Begin your search by setting your presentation half way down the water column. Best presentations include Mini-Mites and minnows. Bass fishing is slow. Muskie fishing is good….
Western New York Lake Ontario: There was still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. That isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department is asking that boats creating a wake stay at least 500 feet from shore. This doesn’t include trolling. Caution is advised for floating…
ASHLAND AREA It was a cool and windy opening weekend, but anglers had decent success on the inland lakes. The walleyes and smallmouths were mostly caught on crawlers, minnows, and even leeches. The crappie bite has improved as the water has warmed. With the cooler and dirtier water on the bay, it’s been tougher fishing. There have been some anglers…
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS East – The rocks, sand, mud, and gravel are all producing numbers of walleyes. A wide range of walleye sizes are being caught on a variety of artificial and live bait presentations from 8 to 34 feet. Smallmouth bass are active and hitting crankbaits, plastics, or live bait on the shallow rock…
Crews have caught about 43,000 king salmon this season after catching more than 45,000 in each of the past two years.
The bank below the River Center is a busy place during the Kenai River’s sockeye salmon run in July. As a result, the bank has been heavily damaged over time, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly recently accepted a matching grant for the River Center to restore some of the bank before sockeye season begins.
All signs point to a strong Minnesota fishing opener on the popular and highly regarded walleye fishery.
Seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge for all U.P. waters including the Great Lakes, inland waters, and St. Marys River open Monday.
‘Catchable-sized’ rainbow trout were recently stocked into the Pitt Grade fishery, about 12 miles from Baudette.
Walleyes get all the attention on ‘The Opener’ — and in general in the state — but those who do chase northern pike could be rewarded nicely for their efforts.
Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are still fishing this popular central Ohio reservoir even though water levels have been reduced. Some saugeyes and crappies are being caught on small jigs at Fairfield Beach. A few largemouth bass are being taken at the marsh. Saugeye anglers might try trolling blade baits or crankbaits off the marsh…
Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water. Being hooked in the mouth does little damage to the fish, and setting the hook quickly helps avoid hooking a fish in the stomach or gills.
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season opened May 6. The catch-and-immediate-release of bass season is in effect through June 16, and anglers are urged to refrain from targeting spawning beds. The Fish & Boat Commission has scheduled family- and women-only fishing activities…