Chicago – Days before an electric barrier designed to deter nuisance carp in Illinois waterways was set be activated, officials suddenly pulled the plug. Defective cooling pipes are taking the blame. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Jan. 29 that it will again delay activation of Barrier IIA, which was built in the Chicago …
February 5, 2009
Adult Minnesotans (18 and older) can try ice fishing without purchasing a license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing during Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, Feb. 14-16. “This is an opportunity to get outdoors and connect with nature,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) mentoring program coordinator. “You’ve got the
Lake Erie and tributaries: The Buffalo Boat Harbor has been producing perch, but quite a few smaller ones. Some bluegills and other panfish were also being taken. The occasional northern pike is also being caught there. Most of the tributaries are locked in ice right now. Lake Ontario and tributaries: Hard-water action has started in
Fishermen have been finding the walleye action to be pretty steady on both Fox and Beaver Dam lakes. Fish the evenings with golden shiners under tip-ups. Crappies were being caught on small fatheads and plastics on both lakes. Phil & Sons Tackle, (920) 885-6766.
Anglers have had a lot of success jigging for white bass. The walleye and perch catch has been pretty low. Horseshoe Hole on Lake Poygan has been the only reported hot spot for walleye activity. Anglers not familiar with Lake Winnebago should stay on well-traveled areas due to large cracks that are hard to see.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule on Thursday, Feb. 5, that will establish six regional closed seasons to the harvest of blue crabs with traps. These closures will extend for a period of up to 10 days each to help efforts to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab
Fishing advocate Vern Wagner says it’s lonely at the State Capitol. “I used to see Frank Schneider, Dave Overland, and John Schneider roaming around the Capitol,” he says, naming three anglers who represented the Minnesota Sportfishing Congress in the 1990s. “Now our voices just aren’t being heard.” Wagner is about the only fisherman who shows
Waneta Lake: Reports of anglers doing really well catching crappies, perch and chain pickerel. Lake Superior: Reports of anglers having a lot of success on perch. Onteora Lake: Good action for catching panfish at last look. Try using an orange and yellow maramooska jig tipped with spikes www.catskillflies.com
Geano Beach has anglers working in close and out by the shore, fishing perch and northern pike. The Oconto Breakwater Harbor has seen pike and perch anglers. The perch anglers range from the marina area to just past the mouth of the Oconto River. The pike anglers are on the flats north of the river