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September 4, 2008

Upper Peninsula Report

Lake Gogebic fishing slowed a little bit last week, along with fishing pressure. Anglers continue to have fair success using crawlers and leeches. Walleyes, bass, and perch have all been active in the weedbeds on live bait, with mornings and evenings being the best time to hit the weeds. Deep walleyes were being caught during

Scaup saga not over yet

Bemidji, Minn. – It’s not over until … well, the fat lady might be cuing up for sometime in mid-September. The DNR has continued this year’s letter-writing campaign to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as it tries to win, for hunters, additional days during which they might harvest two scaup. The current proposal allows

Long Island/NYC

The offshore fluke fishing from the New York Bite to Montauk has improved, with most boats limiting out. Numerous 5- to 8-pound fluke are being reported. The fluke have been moving around a lot so you need to search for them in 50 feet of water in the west and to 80 feet of water


Chain: White and yellow bass hitting Mepps spinners, pinkie jigs or live bait. Pike being caught around creek mouths. Muskie and walleye bite is fair. Catfish are fair on night crawlers. Bluegills and crappies good, falling into deeper waters (8 to 15 feet). Bass also are biting well as water has cooled some in recent

South Dakota pheasant counts increase again

Pierre, S.D. – Despite the loss of a quarter-million acres of CRP in 2007, the results of pheasant brood counts in South Dakota show a pheasant crop that’s the largest in 45 years. Statewide surveys showed 8.56 pheasants per mile, a figure that’s 9 percent above last year’s index, 64 percent above the 10-year average,

Deadlines for youth hunt applications getting near

Springfield – Young hunters in Illinois are facing deadlines for participating in the fall youth hunting seasons. Waterfowlers ages 10-15 have until Oct. 10 to apply for one of the state’s youth duck or goose hunts. Youth waterfowl hunt applications are available online at For young deer hunters, those not receiving a permit or


ALEXANDRIA AREA There’s an evening crankbait bite for walleyes in 10 to 14 feet at Reno Lake. Lake Miltona,_Lake Ida, and Reno also have produced walleyes during the day in 16 to 22 feet. Panfish action remains strong on the weedlines of lakes Mary, Geneva, Darling, and Le Homme Dieu. Bass are now set up


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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