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Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – The saugeye bite has slowed a little on this popular Logan County lake but fish are still being caught. Successful anglers are trolling Flicker Shads in 10 to 15 feet of water. Sizes range from 10 to 20 inches for the saugeyes. Some channel catfish are still being caught. Fish deep for the…

Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp

Wildlife artists may submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, according to the DNR. Anglers may purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collectible for $10.75….

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Irish Hills Area Fishing has been pretty good in Jackson County. Bluegills and crappies have moved of the beds and into deeper water. Crickets fished in 15 to 18 feet of water have produced a good bite on Wamplers, Devil’s and Sand lakes. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Luna Pier Area Walleye and perch fishing…

Two men charged for illegal netting in Iowa

MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR law enforcement conservation officers have charged two men after an investigation of illegal netting in an Iowa river. The DNR received a tip in June about a hoop net in the Cedar River in rural Muscatine County believed being used for illegal netting. After DNR law enforcement conservation officers conducted their investigation, on June 2,…

Komorowski duo wins Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament

Mike and Kyle Komorowski from Oak Creek, Wis., teamed to win the Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament.Mike and Kyle Komorowski from Oak Creek, Wis., registered six bass weighing a total of 15.1 pounds to win the recent Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, Wis. They received a cash prize of $1,316. The largest single bass,…

Bote’s Rover tops winners of ICAST New Product Showcase awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Bote paddle board company’s Rover board was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the boat accessories category and overall “Best of Show” in the New Products Showcase during the sport-fishing industry’s annual ICAST show at the Orange County Convention Center. The 60th ICAST show, which runs through Friday, July 14, is…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 14, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleye action is really hot right now. Fishermen have been reporting good catches in Pistakee and Marie in the early morning or late evening. Jig and minnows or jig and leeches have done well as well as crawler harnesses drifted…

Cabela’s-Bass Pro Shops merger approved

The long-anticipated merger between Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops was made official July 11 as Cabela’s shareholders voted in favor of the move, according to multiple reports. Also according to reports, the transaction for Sidney, Neb.-based Cabela’s was reportedly valued at $4.2 million. With the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter, the companies reportedly will be based…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 14, 2017

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         With the walleye season now closed, fishing pressure has been light. Smallmouth bass are hitting plastics or crankbaits on the 16- to 20-foot rocks. Trolling crankbaits on the weedlines in St. Alban’s Bay, Garrison Bay, Vineland Bay, and Wigwam Bay has produced northern pike, while a few muskies are being found suspended…