Friday, March 31st, 2023
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February 28, 2008

PF&BC chief: ‘I do not favor a merger’

Harrisburg – Doug Austen does not support the idea of merging the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission with any other state agency. If you don’t believe that – and some within his own agency don’t – just ask him. State lawmakers did, early and often, when the executive director of the commission presented his annual report

If you can’t keep a secret, go online

We were fishing for brook trout in a roadside pond. I suppose we were about 10 years old. I don’t remember if the fishing was good that day, but I do remember my friend Dan was reeling in a plump brookie when a passing car slowed to a stop. The driver rolled down his window

Stability sought in Mille Lacs regs

Aitkin, Minn. – Fishing guides, business owners, and the rest of those collectively known as the Mille Lacs Lake Fisheries Input Group were presented last week with a couple of options for this year’s fishing regs. And while opinions were mixed about what the regulation should be, one theme was consistent: the lake needs regs

Lake Erie Region

There was enough ice around South Bass Island to allow some fishing over the weekend of Feb. 16-17, according to fishing guide John Hageman. Feb. 16 was a clear, beautiful day and the fishing was fairly good with a number of walleye limits taken. The best area was in-between the South Bass Island State Park

12,000 more does fell with early bonus tags

Athens – A single bar graph spit out of Mike Tonkovich’s computer shows in raw numbers just how successful the bonus antlerless tags were during the 2007 early archery season. From the deer archery opener on Sept. 29 to when gun season opened on Nov. 26, Ohio bowhunters killed 40,588 does. The same graph shows

National parks, band pursue VHS plan for Lake Superior

Munising, Mich. – Like their counterparts in fish management have done – and continue to do – in battling a deadly fish disease, officials from national parks surrounding Lake Superior are developing a plan to deal with VHS, a disease that’s one of the most recent “invasive” threats to the Great Lakes.  Viral hemorrhagic septicemia,

‘Unprecedented’ bag in order for Erie perch

Columbus – For sport anglers on Lake Erie, the bad news is that the yellow perch bag in the western basin will likely be reduced to 25 fish per day. The good news is that those anglers would have that portion of the lake all to themselves. Nevertheless, the proposed reduction of the perch bag

Erie ice fishing: an iffy proposition in any year

Put-In-Bay, Ohio (AP) – It sure seems like it has been cold enough on some days for ice fishing. But so far, the cold hasn’t lasted long enough to make it safe for ice fishing on Lake Erie. Fishing guides say they’re hopeful, but unsure whether there will be enough ice this winter. “Normally, we

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