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May 1, 2008

Trappers dogged by legislative proposals

Albany – Trappers in New York and around the country are battling bills that would ban the import of fur from a controversial Asian animal, opponents of the legislation arguing that barring use of the so-called “raccoon dog” would give those who oppose trapping a foothold to attack use of other commonly trapped animals. The

Madison Area

Fishing has been picking up in all backwater areas on the north side of most lakes. Cherokee Marsh has been sporting some crappie and bluegilll action. Lake Monona has had bluegill and crappie action, too, in most of the usual spots. Also check any of the channels for panfish. D&S Bait & Tackle, (608) 244-3474.

Ice storms, spring floods blamed for park damage

Carbondale, Ill. – Ferne Clyffe State Park, the Tunnel Hill State Trail and the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge have been scarred by Mother Nature’s self-inflicted wounds this spring. Damage caused by late-winter ice storms and early-spring flooding will impact the region throughout the summer recreation season. The Tunnel Hill State Trail, a twisting 45-mile

Tribal change ups walleye bag limit

Madison – A last-minute change by spearers from the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Indian band means sport anglers will see a three-walleye daily bag limit on 67 lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties that would have been at two-fish limits. The DNR released its list of reduced daily walleye bag limits April 22, adjusted from

Northern lakes should see an ice-free opener

Madison – Anglers heading out for opening day of the 2008 fishing season on Saturday, May 3 could see survey nets, tribal spearers, some new rules, and maybe even some floating ice. A cold winter and a mostly cold – and sometimes snowy – spring has things a little behind schedule, but that shouldn’t stop

Algoma Area

Anglers trolling the Kewaunee County portions of Lake Michigan did fairly well on brown trout out of Kewaunee. The Algoma boat launch is opened and anglers going out of that port reported fairly good results, again on browns. Silver Creek, west of Algoma, was producing some nice catches of steelhead up to the dam at

Manitowoc/Tow Rivers

Anglers fishing from the piers and in the Manitowoc harbor were able to harvest some nice brown trout last week. Early in the week, anglers had some success fishing the north end of the marina for brown trout, then fishing pressure moved to the north pier stub where a few brown trout were harvested. Most

Capital District

Lake George anglers are reporting salmon and lake trout hitting off the pier in the Village of Lake George, as well as from boats. Medium-sized shiners are working the best. Saratoga Bait and Tackle, located near the public boat launch on Rt. 9P, indicates that anglers are fishing Saratoga Lake. Black crappie are hitting on

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