Outdoor News September 2010

Outdoor News


Muskies, bass, and panfish offering good inland action

CHIPPEWA FALLS / EAU CLAIRE / MENOMONIE AREA There has been plenty of water movement on Tainter Lake this year and now that fall is in the air, some limits of nice-sized perch are being caught. Keeper walleyes are being caught on deeper rock shelves on jigs and fatheads or crawlers combos, as well as bottom bouncers and small crankbaits….

Great Lakes tributary action approaching fall frenzy

Western New YorkLake Erie and tributaries: Smallmouth bass action continues to be good in 25-45 feet of water, and you can catch smaller fish in shallower depths. Waverly, Seneca, Myers and off Sturgeon Point are all good places to focus on, with crayfish, shiners or goby-style plastics fished off of drop-shot rigs. Closer to Buffalo, you can hit bass around…

Rising water levels create better shore-fishing opportunities

Big SixLAKE MILLE LACSEast – Trolling with leadcore and #5 or #7 Shad Raps or rigging with minnows have produced walleyes during the day in 24 to 28 feet. At night, trolling with crankbaits has produced walleyes on the six- to 10-foot shoreline breaks and rocks. Perch have started to move back towards shore with pods of bigger fish now being…


Fall turkey hunting seeks own glory

Springfield — Turkey hunting is still hot, and Illinois’ turkey population appears to be quite healthy – so why aren’t more turkey hunters participating in the state’s fall shotgun season?The answer has little to do with turkeys. Or shotguns.According to a hunter survey released in July by the Illinois Natural History Survey, 81 percent of those who hunted turkeys in…


Early grouse hunt reports strong after first 10 days

Grand Rapids, Minn. — It’s too early to say if grouse hunters will exceed the 358,000 birds they killed last fall, but anecdotal reports from the first 10 days of the season suggest the possibility exists.Every year since he’s been in the position, Mike Larson, DNR grouse researcher, has fielded calls from hunters who say they hunted all day without…