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Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 3, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides, and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleye action is hot with the cooler weather. Reports show good catches in the river channels and mouths of the creeks throughout the day. Live bait is proving to be best. The bass bite is slowing down. Live bait rigged…

Pennsylvania one of two pilot locations for Take Me Fishing effort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced the launch of pilot locations for its Take Me Fishing First Catch Centers in Pennsylvania and Texas. These First Catch Centers will bring fishing and boating experiences and learning opportunities to urban areas, fostering the next generation of anglers and boaters, the RBFF said in a news release. “Baseball,…

Lab tests indicate massive Iowa fish kill caused by dairy runoff

DYERSVILLE – The Iowa DNR received laboratory results last week confirming that ammonia toxicity in runoff from a dairy was responsible for an October fish kill in Dubuque County. The DNR fisheries report shows 60,278 fish were killed along nearly seven miles of stream, including an unnamed tributary of Hickory Creek, Hickory Creek and Hewitt Creek. More than 42,000 were…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 3, 2017

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         Strong winds have kept anglers off the lake so fishing reports have been limited. Look for muskies on the shallow rock reefs with the dropping water temperatures. The tullibees should be on these spots and muskies will follow. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS Hearty…

Duluth artist Dean Kegler wins walleye stamp contest

2018 Walleye Stamp competition First Place: Dean KeglerDuluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest, the Minnesota DNR announced in a news release Monday, Oct. 30. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR. Kegler’s painting of a walleye about to strike a crankbait will be featured on…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 27, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching wipers here by tightlining chicken livers or shrimp on the bottom, much like you would fish for catfish. For saugeyes, cast a crankbait in perch patterns for the best results. Saugeyes have been ranging up to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching catfish, crappies, and bluegills by fishing…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 27, 2017

Fall trout stockings continued this month, although some were postponed during spates of unseasonably warm weather. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are urged to take extra care on wild trout streams to avoid disturbing brook and brown trout redds. Boaters are reminded that the mandatory cold weather PFD requirement takes effect Nov. 1 and continues through April 30. Boaters…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 20, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The bass will begin to feed with the dropping water temps. The fish are relating to the green weeds, and search baits like spinnerbaits and swim jigs are doing quite well at finding the aggressive fish. Also pitch the weeds with…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 20, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario: Recent weather patterns scattered mature king salmon in Lake Ontario’s nearshore zone. The bulk of the salmon have yet to run the creeks, so expect them to again congregate off tributary mouths. Fishing for staging salmon is typically best in 50-100 feet of water off the Niagara Bar, Eighteenmile Creek, Oak Orchard Creek, Sandy Creek…