Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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January 10, 2008

DNR looks to balance Game and Fish Fund

St. Cloud, Minn. – The DNR will consider raising fees for fishing licenses as a way to help offset an imbalance in expenditures from the Game and Fish Fund. Agency officials are in the early stages of crafting a report to the Legislature that will examine the imbalance and recommend both short- and long-term solutions

Marinette Area

Fishing has been a little slow lately. Anglers are still catching a few walleyes on the Menominee River. A few walleyes and northern pike also have been caught on Lake Noquebay. There always are a few anglers fishing down at the dam on the Menominee River every night, and they’re catching some fish. Northern pike

Stewardship land plan now hitting the ground

Springfield – A new state law offering tax breaks to landowners who maintain conservation management plans for prairies, woodlands, and wetlands finally has been set in motion. Landowners and wildlife advocates initially applauded the October signing of Senate Bill 17, also known as the Conservation Stewardship Plan. But slow implementation of rules regarding the new

The Big Bass

Probably 85 percent of those who stopped by the Outdoor News booth at the “Let’s Go Fishing Show” this past weekend offered some sort of comment about the big bass. We have an exact replica of the state record, a 13 pound-1 ounce monster largemouth taken from a northern Illinois quarry in 1976. What amazed

Upper Peninsule Report

Lake Gogebic ice conditions are improving steadily with the colder temps. Traveled routes are freezing in, but still use caution when venturing off the traveled routes – a crust of snow may have slush below it. Fishing also has rebounded. The perch have received some angler attention during the past few days, with the best


Fox Chain O Lakes: Jeff Coia said most anglers are targeting the south side of Channel Lake. You can park at the Thirsty Turtle. Crappie action is best before sunrise and then at sunset. During the day bluegills and perch are biting. Five to 8 inches of ice is present in the bays. In the


Kankakee River: Pike have been lively, and smallmouth bass have been biting near Momence on minnows and spinners. Fox River (Batavia): Smallmouth bass and walleye are being taken, with a few nice-sized fish reported. Mackinaw: Smallmouth bass activity is stepping up. A few large catfish have been reported, mostly via cut baits. Vermilion: There has

Hayward Area

Anglers are dealing with a lot of snow and slush on the lakes, but if they can get around, they’re finding good northern pike and walleye action. On the bigger lakes, like Grindstone and Lac Courte Oreilles, anglers are fishing in the 20-foot range for walleyes. They anglers who are getting out are doing pretty

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