The walleye bite has been very good this year in the St. Clair River.
Anglers took 123,793 walleye, the most ever measured since creel surveys began on Saginaw Bay in 1983. Angler participation increased for January through March 2018 with a total of 545,226 angler hours, compared to the average winter of approximately 390,000 angler hours.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
Team efforts involve mulling reg changes with Minnesota on a stretch of the Mississippi and working with Michigan to help walleyes rebound at Lac Vieux Desert.
And in Wisconsin, study notes reduction in walleye production.
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
Each fish implanted with a transmitter will receive an external orange loop tag, indicating a $100 reward for return of the transmitter.
Fall fish stocking in 2017 consisted of nine species – brook trout, brown trout, coho salmon, lake trout, Eagle Lake and steelhead strain rainbow trout, lake sturgeon, walleye and muskellunge.
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
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.
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