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January 22, 2009

Siren Area

The bluegills have been hitting pretty well, and the walleyes are biting a little better than might be expected for this time of year. Big Clam produced some walleyes last week. Bluegills started picking up on some of the smaller area lakes last week, and a 2-pound crappie was caught from Big Wood Lake last …

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Green Bay/Appleton Area

In Oconto County, there are still a good number of perch anglers inside of the Oconto Breakwater Harbor and also at Oconto Park II. The fish are running small, and most are being caught by jigging. Reports of a whitefish bite outside of the breakwater have arrived, but not substantiated. The Sportsman, (920) 734 3299


Crab Orchard Lake: Bass action has slowed. Bluegills being caught on worms. Baldwin Lake: Warm-water areas good for catfish, though those being caught are small. Anglers are tossing crank bait around rip rap and catching a few bass. Bluegills are slow but will hit on meal worms or wax worms occasionally. Carlyle Lake: Channel cats

Finger Lakes/Central NY

Canandaigua Lake: No new report. Waneta/Lamoka lakes: Ice anglers were getting a few yellow perch on Waneta. Seneca Lake: Northern pike fishing continues to be good, with fish hitting pretty much everything from live bait to artificial bait. Yellow perch action has been good, with fish being found in shallow, 6-8 feet of water around

Chetek Area

There is good ice travel throughout the area. A lot of guys have been fishing the north end of Prairie Lake for panfish. They’ve had to do a lot of sorting. They also were catching bluegills and crappies off of the boat landing on Ojaski Lake. Fishermen targeting northern pike have been concentrating on Pokegama

Capital District

On Lake George, Fish 307 reports that the South Basin is just starting to ice over, and ice anglers are getting out on some of the bays. Moreau Lake in northern Saratoga County has some excellent rainbow trout fishing right now. Small minnows on tip-ups are the key. Saratoga Bait and Tackle reports anglers fishing

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: Tributary fishing has been decent and most tribs have been holding trout. The only one that’s seen limited action is Cattaraugus. There was ice in the Small Boat Harbor, but check for updated safety conditions. Lake Ontario and tributaries: Fishing has been inconsistent, to say the least, but there has been

State given deadline to move swept funds

Springfield – Illinois has until Feb. 1 to restore millions of dollars “swept” from special habitat funds or risk losing millions more in federal wildlife money. With that deadline, the restoration of more than $9 million was still in limbo as the 96th General Assembly began work Jan. 14. That same day, state Rep. Dan

Wausau Area

The northern bite is very good. Fishing in shallow weeds in 2 to 5 feet of water is best right now. Run golden shiners right under the ice for the best results. Panfish action is good now, too. Anglers are getting their limits after only a few hours on the ice. Crappies are running 10

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