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February 7, 2008


Joe Albert Associate Editor 2008 Happy 2008. Here’s the resolution: Blog more frequently and consistently. We’ll start this year with a look back at one of the more ridiculous stories from last year: Solo the bear. It’s too bad we’ll actually have to continue watching this story into 2008, but, hey, what can you do. …

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Sturgeon Area

There has been an increase in pressure out of Little Sturgeon Bay this past week. The perch fishing has picked up, with some limits being reported. People are also trying for pike out of little Sturgeon. The white fish action is still going strong off of Lime Kill Road. Stevenson Pier Mini Mart, (920) 824-5222.

Dedicated funding: Decided next week?

St. Paul – Legislative leaders promised votes in the House and Senate on dedicated funding in the early part of the session. Those promises will be put to the test in coming days, as the legislative session begins next Tuesday, Feb. 12. A conference committee last spring approved increasing the state sales tax by 3/8

A small fish story and celebrity gossip

When the time is right, I know a lake where you can work a jig and the walleyes will make you feel like Al Lindner. When they move on the reefs for their evening feed, you can hardly keep them off your hook. It’s classic, and very satisfying, walleye fishing. The only catch is virtually

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: Finding open holes in the tributaries is the big challenge now, along with having to deal with a decent amount of snow. Frigid temperatures have started to ice up many of the waters, creating difficult conditions. Conditions were good, even on Cattaraugus Creek, just prior to the recent return to winter

Spitzer trims DEC budget

Albany – Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s executive budget proposal for 2008-09 calls for a cut in DEC’s overall budget by over $31 million. But officials within DEC’s Bureau of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources say they’re encouraged that no staff cuts are proposed within the department. “We still have to pick it apart a little bit

Duck hunters conclude: a ‘spotty’ 2007 season

Springfield – Once again, success of Illinois duck hunters depended on which part of the state they hunted. The best hunting was found in the north and south zones, while central zone hunters saw fewer ducks than normal during the 2007 flight. “My impressions are that duck hunting was good on the Mississippi River and

Park Falls Area

Ice thickness has been increasing and most lakes now have 15 to 17 inches of ice. Walleye fishing has been fair. A good day of fishing has consisted of one or two flags and a catch of one walleye. The few reports of success have come in late afternoon hours, with suckers fished in the

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