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Gizzard shad found in northern Iowa’s East Okoboji Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The Iowa DNR reported that it discovered 26 3- to 5-inch gizzard shad in East Okoboji Lake as part of routine sampling last month. “We don’t know how gizzard shad got into the lake,” said Mike Hawkins, fisheries biologist for the Iowa DNR at Spirit Lake. “It is possible that someone intentionally put them in the lake.”…

Michigan fisheries on display with tours

Chinook salmon egg take, Little Manistee Wier. (Michigan DNR)The Michigan DNR again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. Public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in…

Wisconsin enterprise combines indoor fish farm, greenhouse

The one-acre fish farm can produce up to 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon – as well as 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout – each year.NORTHFIELD, Wis. — A new fish farm and greenhouse operation in western Wisconsin is trying to change the seafood industry with its indoor aqua-hydroponics system. Fish farm-greenhouse enterprise Superior Fresh in Northfield opened its indoor Atlantic salmon farm Thursday, The Leader-Telegram…

Oregon lowers bag limit for summer steelhead

Oregon officials expect the reduced bag limit for hatchery steelhead will be temporary, but it marks a conservative beginning to a season that’s expected to be hampered by low returns. As of Monday, only 70,000 hatchery and 25,000 wild steelhead have passed Bonneville Dam – 30 percent of the most recent 10-year average.

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Anglers are fishing for bass with some success. Try a Jitterbug or Popper bait in the early evening hours. For saugeyes, fishermen are throwing crankbaits at them. Catfish, too, are always an option here. Fish nightcrawlers with weight on or near the bottom for the best bite. Alum Creek Lake…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

SOUTHEASTERN LOWER Lake St. Clair Anglers have had a hard time locating fish on Lake St. Clair. Those trolling crankbaits and nightcrawlers in the Middle and South channels of the river have caught a couple nice walleyes. Smallmouth bass action has been hit-or-miss, though. Usually the southern end of the lake is better, but have also been some decent catches…

Tribe: Anglers have caught about 20,000 escaped salmon

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Native American tribe says its anglers have caught about 20,000 fish following the collapse of a commercial net pen rearing farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound. The Lummi Nation said its fishermen have brought in about 200,000 pounds of the non-native species since the tribe declared a state of emergency Thursday. Cooke Aquaculture’s marine salmon farm…

Bridge construction restores St. Marys River rapids flow, provides boost for fish, anglers, wildlife

(Photo by Tom Pink)SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Officials are celebrating the conclusion of the Little Rapids Restoration Project, which is boosting water flow on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie. The project included building a new bridge to replace two deteriorating causeway culverts between Sugar Island and the island ferry dock. It re-established the flow of water…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Walleyes continue to consistently hit crankbaits or nightcrawlers on the mud flats and deep, main basin areas. Smallie reports have improved on the deep rocks, there’s been some big pike taken on the weedlines and flats, while trolling continues to produce muskies on the north end. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811…

Washington state halts salmon farm permits after fish escape

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Department of Ecology to put on hold any new permits for salmon farm net pens after thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped earlier this month. State officials also announced the formation of a response team comprised of the departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecology….

Regs on numerous fisheries up for public opinion

During a series of public meetings, anglers and others can give their opinions about fishing regulations that are in place or are newly proposed on 32 lakes, the DNR said. The DNR has scheduled 11 meetings across the state in coming weeks to review regulations that apply to individual waters, and the DNR also is accepting written and verbal public…