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Michigan’s state fish hatcheries offer up-close experience for all ages

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…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 19, 2017

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….

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 19, 2017

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

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…