Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 17, 2008

Central Region

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Buckeye had iced up in early January, keeping open water anglers at home. The thin layer was coming off as of Jan. 8, reports Bob Mathie of Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Before the ice-up, anglers were catching crappies using 81/2- to 11-foot rods to get extra casting distance

‘Big’ kings wanted for Lake Michigan

Ludington, Mich. – Chinook salmon abundance in Lake Michigan should begin to decline this year, and fisheries managers say that’s a good thing. Currently, they say the predator-prey balance in the lake is skewed, a trend indicated by data collected last summer by the Michigan DNR. Chinooks or kings, on average, are smaller at age

Fishing Charters

Howard Kinn’s Sport Fishing Enterprises June 1st – October 15th, Algoma, WI. This is an excellent time for Trout and Salmon. April 15th-June 19th, Winthrop Harbor, IL. Enjoy Coho Salmon and Steelhead fishing close to shore. We should experience nearly a 100% success ratio on “Limit Catches” again. Book early as this will fill fast!

Hunter shot in head dies

Warren, Ohio – A 46-year-old hunter was fatally shot in the head on the last day of muzzleloader season, Dec. 30. David Todd Lesh, 46, of Champion in Trumbull County, died at the scene of the shooting, according to Reno “Jay” Reda, a law enforcement investigator in northeast Ohio for the DNR Division of Wildlife.

DCNR official: Hunting always had our support

Harrisburg – After absorbing criticism in recent years for being anti-hunting – especially when it comes to its Pennsylvania Wilds initiative – state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials have decided to make it clear they support hunting. They always have, according to Terry Brady, the department’s deputy press secretary. “We are 1,000 percent

Supreme Court tells PGC: Deal with hogs

Harrisburg – Like the proverbial holiday fruitcake, feral hogs are the gift that no one has ever wanted to claim. Now, though, like it or not, they belong to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. That’s essentially what the state Supreme Court ruled Dec. 29, when it classified wild boars as a “protected mammal” and therefore subject

Ohio River Region

Lawrence and Scioto counties – At Greenup Dam, saugers are being caught on jigs and white grubs or by dropping minnows straight down off the fishing access walls. Hybrid striped bass have been hitting on minnows, shad and cut baits. Channel catfish are being caught in good numbers near the Portsmouth boat ramp using cut bait

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