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

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October 9, 2008

Southcentral Region

Raystown Lake (Huntingdon County) – A couple of 5-pound lake trout were boated in 69-degree water Sept. 25 – a sign that cooler weather could improve the bite on striped bass. Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) – Water was low in late September although temperatures were falling to the low 70s. Nymphing with generic patterns,

Lake Erie Region

€ The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch dropped from 30 to 25 fish per angler effective July 1 in waters west of the Huron pier. The daily bag limit will remain at 30 fish per angler in Ohio waters from Huron eastward. Any boats landing west of Huron will be subject to

In hunting, conservation and carnage don’t mix

The fall issue of Delta Waterfowl’s magazine contains some thoughtful text regarding the ongoing decline in hunting participation. This is not a new topic, as the hunting industry and wildlife agencies struggle to maintain their customer base, but the information presented in the magazine suggests they may be going about it the wrong way. For

Spearing season likely to expand

Lansing – A small but vocal segment of Michigan anglers has reason to hope for an early winter: Legislation has passed which would let the DNR extend the through-ice spearing season. The Michigan House and Senate passed bills in September that transferred spearing season-setting authority to the DNR, which had already agreed to institute an

Northcentral Region

Spring Creek (Centre County) – Flow was low Sept. 25, and tricos were still hatching, mornings, along with less consistent tan, olive and dun-color caddis (16-18), small blue-winged olives (22-24), and blue quills in the afternoons. Ants and beetles were a good bet. Productive flies included Green Weenies, Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears, Scuds and Cressbugs.

More mussel – French Creek clearly has it all

Venango Township, Pa. – “Noodling” for mussels with Darran Crabtree on French Creek means never seeing a stream bed the same way again. Though the state’s most ecologically diverse waterway offers some of the best angling in Pennsylvania, its mussel-power is almost hidden. Yet the millions of mollusks – almost indistinguishable from the millions of

Court puts Michigan’s wolves back on ‘the list’

Washington – Wolves in the Midwest became subject to federal protection – and state management responsibility for the species was removed – when a U.S. District Court judge on Sept. 29 ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to place the species again on the Endangered Species List. For the Midwestern states that have wolves,

Pheasant season ahead: Good, but not like 2007

Madelia, Minn. – Pheasant hunters are unlikely to surpass last year’s take of 655,000 birds, but officials expect this season, which begins Saturday, to be another good one. Opening weekend and the early days of the season, though, could be tough, since corn and soybeans largely remain in the ground. “The birds are there, I

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