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

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April 3, 2008

Nekoosa Area

As of early last week, water levels were still very low. With warm weather coming, the dam gate may be opened to get levels rising and fish moving up to the dam. Boaters are having excellent catches of walleyes. Many slot fish in the 20- to 25-inch range are being reported in the deeper holes downriver, …

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Finger Lakes/Central NY

Seneca Lake: Perch fishing continues to be good for anglers fishing off the fishing pier with small minnows. Anglers getting out in boats are catching good numbers of big perch. In the northern part of the lake perch are being caught in 20 feet of water, mid lake in 45 feet, and south end perch

Federal funds prompt Phase II of Koochiching forest project

St. Paul – A plan to preserve from development a block of private Minnesota forest likely will expand, possibly by another 76,000 acres, thereby giving hunters assured future access to prime grouse-hunting and deer-hunting land. Federal and state officials announced this week that $3.5 million in federal funding will help move along the Koochiching Forest

Conservation projects may feel pinched

Springfield – Sportsmen and landowners will likely feel the effects of funding problems with the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts. As it turns out, DNR isn’t the only agency being squeezed by state budgetary issues. Among other projects, SWCDs oversee the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which combines resources of landowners, state, local and federal

Ashland Area

The area is losing ice in the islands steadily now. In closer, the South Channel is starting to break up a little, but around Bayfield and in the bay there is still plenty of ice. The lake trout bite has been OK, and whitefish have become a little more consistent, too. Try the 40- to

Lead in venison discovery sparks Minnesota action

St. Paul – State officials have asked food shelves that accepted hunter-donated venison to halt distribution of the meat. The move came after ground venison at food pantries in North Dakota tested positive for lead. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has collected venison samples from food shelves for testing, and recommended they hang onto the


In Springfield, pheasant rumors are flying en masse – pun mostly intended. The April 4 issue of Illinois Outdoor News features a news story explaining Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s desire to ditch the state’s controlled pheasant hunting program. The story also touches on the uproar the governor’s decision is creating among the state’s hunters. The reason


Reports for Lake Champlain from Norm’s Bait and Tackle Shop indicate a few nice perch were being caught south of Port Henry near the IP mill. South Bay has started to produce white perch in good numbers. Ice conditions may be deteriorating.


Illinois River: At Starved Rock, water is four feet above normal and 46 degrees. Clearing water has helped fishing. White bass, saugers and walleyes are biting all around on 1/4- to 3/8-ounce jigs. Anglers have found best fishing at 16-19 feet. Saugers have started to move out of deep holes and biting around Spring Valley

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