First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
The Michigan DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment in the west basin of Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich., beginning Oct. 9 and continuing through Oct. 13. “This survey is a cornerstone of the DNR’s annual efforts to assess the…
Michigan DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid.
Although no keeper walleyes were caught on a recent fishing excursion, the author and his buddy had an good day enjoying Michigan’s abundant natural resources.
Walleyes may lose out to largemouth bass if lakes continue to get warmer
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.
Troll spinner rigs farther away from the boat to hook more walleyes when fishing in clear, shallow water.
Seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge for all U.P. waters including the Great Lakes, inland waters, and St. Marys River open Monday.
The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981.
Trout season and Lower Peninsula inland walleye, northern pike and muskellunge open Saturday, April 29.
The class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about walleye in Saginaw Bay.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye and 13 percent for yellow perch.
The DNR plans to collect approximately 50 million walleye eggs from the fishery in 2017, resulting in 14 million fry for transfer to rearing ponds and direct fry plants throughout the Lower Peninsula.
That was the last time I’ll be driving the truck on the ice this year, though, unless we get another prolonged period of cold weather.
Includes 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
The ice formula guru, “Tackle” Terry Tuma answers the toughest angling questions from rank-and-file outdoorsmen for this winter’s hottest sport on hard water.
Safety! Safety! Safety! Ensure that you’ll enjoy the great outdoors for years to come by taking proper hard-water precautions with this essential gear.
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