The worms are especially popular with American striped bass fishermen and in Europe. Study said bloodworms are the most valuable marine worm species on the retail bait market, and sandworms aren’t far behind.
With a two-year buildup of inventory and decent weather in the forecast, outdoor auction could be big draw.
Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching largemouth bass in places on Buckeye that are accessible. Crappies are being caught in the Fairfield channel. One shore fishermen who won’t give up his location recently caught a bucketful of crappies and bluegills on straight minnows. The smallest bluegill was eight inches and the crappies were all…
Walleye population assessments show very healthy numbers of large walleyes.
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing in-season trout stockings throughout the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season is now closed until May 6, and catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect through June 16. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Yellow perch were hitting along the bayfront, and anglers were having…
Lake St. Clair Water temperatures on Lake St. Clair are beginning to warm and clarity is improving. Crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed are in the canals and marinas. Smallmouth bass have been caught in deeper water off spawning areas when using blade baits and soft plastics. Shore anglers have caught largemouth bass. The boat launch at the Clinton River Cut-Off has…
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS A few anglers have been hitting some of the bays and harbors, but panfish continue to be difficult to find. With cooler weather expected throughout the week, the slow bite likely will continue. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS The big sturgeon continue to bite…
DNR hunting, fishing license hikes? ‘Raising fees on Ohioans should be the last option, not the first’
But natural resources department now pulling back from its original stance in regard to whether to increase non-resident fishing and hunting license fees.
The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981.
Think stealth and quiet when working shallow or suspended crappies during the lengthening days of April and May.
It opens May 1, and depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 24-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department.
The crumbling bank on the Kenai River has been depositing silt into the water, which can harm the salmon.
Hunting licenses would rise from $10 to $15 and annual fishing licenses would increase from $9 to $15.
Trout season and Lower Peninsula inland walleye, northern pike and muskellunge open Saturday, April 29.
It says no license will be required for hunting or fishing at events where participation is limited to veterans with disabilities caused by combat. The veterans must have been honorably discharged, and they can live in Mississippi or come from out of state.
More than 1 million trout, salmon and walleye destined for state’s lakes, rivers and streams.
License holders can now report game harvests via smartphone or other mobile device.
The fish can be spotted moving up the falls during warmer days in mid to late April and sometimes into early May during years with late winters. The best times to spot the fish leaping the falls are in the late morning and early afternoon as the sun is hitting the waters.
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and browns with…
Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…
ASHLAND AREA The smelters that went out April 13 pulled in only one gallon of smelt. The smelters with drop nets at Bay View Beach pulled in only a few smelt, so smelting is just now getting started. There are steelhead in the rivers. With any rain expect more fresh fish in the streams. The early steelhead season on the…
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS The ice is gone, but there hasn’t been much to report from anglers. As water temperatures continue to warm, many of the bays and boat harbors will start to hold panfish. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS Sturgeon fishing continues to be good in the…
Crews reportedly netted and tagged about 200 fish Monday, including one as large as 78 inches in Shiocton.
Lawmakers are set to study how the use of publicly-owned bodies of water over privately-owned land should be regulated.
Rainbows stocked in lakes around the state each spring.
DNR able to catch enough female muskies to get nearly 500,000 eggs, which were then shipped to the East Fork Hatchery in southwest Indiana, where they will hatch and eventually produce 20,000 muskie fingerlings that will be stocked in 14 waters throughout the state.