Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Sunday, June 4th, 2023

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August 21, 2008

Southeastern New York

John Miller at Bob’s Sport and Tackle (914-232-4085) in Katonah reports anglers are doing very well on largemouth bass throughout the NYC reservoir system. White perch are being taken at Croton Falls and Cross River reservoirs and, somewhere surprisingly, anglers are still picking up plenty of brown trout.

Prairie Du Chen Area

With backwater levels somewhat low and water temps hovering in the 80-degree range, much of the fishing action has moved to the mouths of the sloughs and channel edges. The bluegill bite has been very good, with successful anglers using crawlers and focusing their efforts on channel edges and breaks in 7 feet of water.

Vendor penalized $155,000 penalty for turkey tag fiasco

Madison – The DNR’s leftover license sales vendor will pay the state $155,000 in penalties for problems associated with the sale of over-the-counter spring turkey tags. Hunters who tried to buy leftover tags on March 28 inundated the system with thousands of simultaneous requests, and that caused the Central Bank of Missouri’s computer system to

Price County Area

Bass fishing has been great, with largemouth and smallmouth bass being caught on small topwater baits and slop baits. Walleyes are being caught on weed edges on jigs and leeches, and the best panfish catches have been coming off of deep cribs. Surface baits have been the best choice for muskies, and the area’s tannin-stained

Sauk City Area

Cool evenings and falling water temperatures have resulted in terrific fishing. The walleye bite on Lake Wisconsin has been very good. Anglers targeting 16 to 19 feet of water with crawler harnesses have been doing very well. White bass are schooling and pushing bait against the surface. Follow the circling sea gulls and target white

Eagle River Area

The muskie bite is good to excellent. Fish in 15 feet of water or less and work the weed edges. Use smaller baits, including bucktails and crankbaits in perch patterns. Northern pike are hitting very well. Fish in 15 feet of water or less in and around the weeds. Use a small Mepps bass-style spinnerbait,


Illinois River: Near Ottawa, catfish are good. Best on shrimp, chicken liver and shad. Near Peoria, channel catfish good along channel edges. White bass are good on Little Georges. Near Starved Rock, white bass are good on blade baits. Catfish good on cut shad and dipbaits. Smallmouth bass and catfish still good in the big

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