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DNR seeks designs for 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp

A walleye painted by Timothy Turenne of Richfield is on the 2017 walleye stamp. (Minnesota DNR)Artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 20. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the…

Whitefish-tullibee sport-netting to open on northern lakes

Recreational netting for whitefish-tullibee opens on Friday, Oct. 13, on designated lakes that are less susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperature, according to the Minnesota DNR. A $10 license is needed to sport gillnet tullibee or whitefish. The season is open to Minnesota residents only. These lakes, known as Schedule II lakes, offer recreational netting on the following…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

Central Region O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Delaware County) – Anglers are fishing for saugeyes with a little bit of success here. The best bite has been for anglers slow trolling crankbaits. The crappie bite has been better with some 10- to 14-inch fish being reported. The crappies are being caught by the trollers. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – The topwater bite…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Walleye fishing has been sporadic on Lake St. Clair with anglers either doing exceptionally well or nothing at all. Those fishing around Harsens Island and the Lake St. Clair Metropark have reported the better catches. Bright colored crawler harnesses with green, yellow, and purple gave a lot of folks the edge. Same story with the…

Cass Lake hosts Cabela’s walleye tour’s world championship

Whether bass or walleyes, Minnesota will be the center of the professional fishing world this week. While the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship returns to smallmouth bass haven Lake Mille Lacs in and around Onamia, Minn., Sept. 14-17, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2017 World Championship is Sept. 14-16 on Cass Lake near Cass Lake, Minn. Unlike the AOY…

Search is on for Sporting Heritage Council angling representative nominations

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is seeking nominations through October 15 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling representative position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The group mainly focuses on…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 8, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: White and yellow bass are hitting Mepps spinners, pinkie jigs or live bait. Pike are being caught around creek mouths. Muskies and walleyes are fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Bluegills and crappies good, falling into deeper waters (8 to 15…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 8, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries: Trollers continued to see a good king salmon bite from the Niagara Bar to Oak Orchard, with some mature kings now over 30 pounds. The most consistent trout and salmon action remained in deep water of 300-500 feet, where flasher-fly combos and spoons run 60-90 feet down produced good catches of large steelhead,…