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

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June 13, 2008


Devils’ Kitchen: An early-April bass tournament produced three fish each more than 9 pounds. High water levels have caused overall fishing to be slow. Crab Orchard Lake: Anglers are reporting that crappies are being found at depths ranging from about 6 to 10 feet. Most are in heavy cover near points. The best baits have

Licenses held for support

Springfield – Rachel Miller got a child-support check for several thousands of dollars last fall. The check suddenly appeared because the father of her two sons likes to hunt deer. Illinois had refused to renew his hunting license as part of a new program that gives deadbeat dads an ultimatum: pay up now or give


Lake Taylorville: Crappie bite picking up on minnows. Bass slow. Water conditions are murky. Jim’s Live Bait & Tackle (217) 787-1951 Banner Marsh: Bass are fair on plastics, spinnerbaits or chatterbaits and fair at East Point Access. Bluegills are slow to fair and small on wax worms. Crappies are fair on minnows or jigs with

Marinette Area

Bluegill, perch, and crappie action was spotty last week. Perch action at Lock and Dam No. 9 was spotty, with some anglers catching a few decent fish using a chunk of crawler. Angers are using a piece of crawler fished off the bottom to catch perch. Bluegill action in the area of the dam is

Green Bay must rely on muskie spawning

Peshtigo, Wis ’Äì If the number of Great Lakes muskies is going to continue to grow in Green Bay and the Fox River, the fish are going to have to do most of the heavy lifting on their own ’Äì at least for the time being. Hatchery capacity is limited because of the Wild Rose

NRB adopts spring hearing fish, wildlife rule changes

Milwaukee ’Äî Bobcat population goals, fall turkey hunting with dogs, a longer raccoon season, and limited paintball activity on state lands are just four of the rule changes adopted by the Natural Resources Board at its May meeting. The NRB took up proposed rule changes that came in from the Conservation Congress’Äô statewide convention following


Chain: Walleye action hot and heavy around current areas, bridges and shallows. Walleyes have been biting on minnows and nightcrawlers in afternoon. Bass and bluegills are either on their beds or getting there. Muskie have been spotty. Triangle Sports: Antioch (847) 395-2430 Shabbona: According to Jay Angel, water temps have reached 70 degrees. Bass fishing

Minocqua/Woodruff Area

Cool weather hampered the bite for what should have been a great week. Mid-week nighttime lows to the frost level pushed crappies off their spawning areas. Smallmouth bass have been similarly affected. Northern pike action has been good, but low-pressure systems had pike biting like shy walleyes. Slow-dragging a medium chub on a light jig

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