Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

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March 1, 2007

Anti-pollution devices set for trout hatcheries

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is about to find out if a costly new system for filtering fish waste shows promise in helping hatchery water meet state environmental standards. It may be the first return in the agency’s $23.5 million effort to modernize 10 of its 14

Finally ice fishing gets going across the state

Frigid temperatures put much of the state into the deep freeze in recent weeks, and afforded anglers late-season ice-fishing opportunities on most lakes. The Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania froze for the first time in almost a decade, shutting down walleye fishing. Anglers are reminded to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto ice. For safety

Funding bill clears second committee

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Dedicated funding’s push through the Legislature took another step forward Monday, when it passed out of its second Senate committee. Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller’s bill, SF 6, left the State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee virtually unscathed, though changes were made to the council

Cold weather puts anglers on ice

By Mike Moore Editor Put-In-Bay, Ohio – Bucking a warm weather trend over the past couple of years, winter is shaping up to be what it’s supposed to look like in Ohio. For the Buckeye State’s cold weather anglers, that means there’s fair opportunity out there for some ice-fishing. Ice guides around South Bass and

MCEA sues DNR over shoreland standards

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Arguing the DNR decided in an arbitrary manner to deny a petition to start a process to make alternative shoreland standards mandatory, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy filed suit last week against the agency. As part of a five-county project to develop updated shoreland standards, a

Ice-fishing productive for walleye, steelhead

If you’ve been fishing in the Buckeye State in the past couple of weeks, it’s been of the ice-fishing variety. Now, it’s just a question of how long good ice is going to last with some guides predicting a mid-March thaw that will again open up portions of Lake Erie and inland waterways around the

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