The bill, called the Young Fishermen’s Development Act, would provide up to $2 million over six years for education and training programs and apprenticeships for beginning anglers.
Jake Robinson of Shakopee caught and released the new record flathead catfish May 15 on the Minnesota River near Savage. He caught the 49-inch fish on 100-pound test line. It had a girth of 33-1/2 inches, identical to his previous record caught on June 7, 2016. But because of different markings, they appeared to be two different fish.
Several 5- to 6-foot sturgeon congregating near the Lake Avenue Bridge in what is hoped may be a regular spawning run.
In achieving fishing success with this important gamefish technique, start with your bait but consider all of your terminal tackle!
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)National Great Outdoors Month is the time when hundreds of national wildlife refuges, parks and other public lands host special events and welcome droves of visitors. Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosts more than 50 million visitors, helping create outdoor memories that last a lifetime. Under the Great Outdoors Month umbrella, National Trails Day was June 3, but a…
Votes on deer regulations and rules for catching salmon, trout, whitefish and smelt will follow a public comment period.
Nearby resort owners question the department’s low population assessment of the fish.
The regulation changes will result in expanded angling opportunities, including keeping the lake trout season open year-round in some locations.
More than 1,000 of the fish dead at Hickory Hills Park fishery – likely due to natural spawning stress, although health of largemouth bass, bluegills and black crappies as a whole is good.
Central Region Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or small jigs under a float. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish, up to eight inches, can be caught on waxworms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of 12- to 15-inch bass inhabit this lake…
The 2017 “I Can!” programs start this weekend.
Anglers are reminded that catch-and-immediate-release of bass season runs through June 16. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Walleyes were hitting along the shore off Elk Creek and Trout Run when conditions allowed boaters to get on the water in late May. Trolling along the shoreline in 15 to 18 feet between Walnut Creek and the Condos was productive for some…
(Minnesota DNR)During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend – Friday, June 9, to Sunday, June 11 – anglers in Minnesota can fish without licenses if they take children ages 15 or younger along, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “We encourage adults to get out on the water and introduce a new generation to the fun of fishing,” said Jeff Ledermann, angler…
bighead carp was arrowed near Redwood Falls, about 80 miles upstream from the only other bighead carp captured in the Minnesota River.
SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair The walleye bite has been good on Lake St. Clair and some limit catches were taken in front of the Metropark. Everything from trolling a crawler harness to jigging crawlers has worked. Those trolling from Selfridge to the main shipping channel were finding walleyes, too. The white bass action was hot near the Clinton River, Metro…
LAKE MILLE LACS East – Walleyes continue to hit a variety of presentations on the rocks, mud flats, sand, and gravel. There seems to be active fish throughout the lake. Smallmouth bass are pretty much done spawning, with bigger fish now being found on the 12- to 18-foot rocks and smaller fish still shallow. Muskie reports have…
NWT event set on the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien, Wis., on June 15-16.
Walleyes may lose out to largemouth bass if lakes continue to get warmer
Lawmakers on the study committee voted 13-2 for a draft bill that restores access to nearly 30 lakes for public recreation hampered after a recent state Supreme Court decision on publicly-owned bodies of water over privately-owned land. The longstanding issue has vexed landowners and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Although the facility will not be back to normal until 2019, it’s expected to meet trout-egg obligations by next year.
The IHSA announced the finals will be held June 14-15 on Carlyle Lake. That’s a Wednesday-Thursday event, as opposed to the traditional Friday-Saturday.
They’ll be setting survey nets throughout the river during the month of August, hoping to capture a variety of the river’s species to record data on abundance, growth, mortality and size of fish populations.
As king salmon fishery experienced more closures on the lower river and more guides and private anglers began moving into the middle river to fish for trout and sockeye, it added to pressure on the river and, ultimately continued erosion.
So 36-pounder landed by Terry Livingston falls a couple of pounds short of pure-muskie record.
We are all aware of the many advisories out there over some species and, with due cause, should be cautious.
Arizona Fish and Game Department estimates it added 20,000 fish before Memorial Day and will continue the action in June.