Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

March 26, 2009

Southern Lower

Union Area Ice fishing has ended in southern Michigan, and anglers are gearing up for the open-water season. Turkeys are moving into open fields, and toms are gobbling. It appears turkeys made it through the winter in good shape. Halls Bait and Tackle, (269) 641-2304. Kalamazoo Area The ice has melted on area lakes, and …

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Ruling affirms officers’ enforcement tool

Columbus – In a unanimous 7-0 decision issued March 5, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that state wildlife officials have authority to enter private land when acting in “the normal, peaceful and lawful enforcement of game and fish laws.” That authority had been challenged in a 2006 case when a judge dismissed charges against individuals

On North and South Fowl, a quiet victory for anglers

It didn’t make the news, but anglers recently achieved a small victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service on every count in a lawsuit where environmentalists sought to add Cook County’s North and South Fowl lakes to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Lake Erie Region

€ From March 1 through April 30 the walleye bag limit reduces to four fish per day, returning to six fish per day on May 1. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches. Western Basin The open-water fishing season is under way on the western basin of Lake Erie, according to the Division

Northeast Region

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Charlie Fridley, an Ohio Outdoor News reader from Cortland, caught a 151/2-inch crappie while ice fishing on Mosquito on Feb. 27. Fridley, who called this the “best ice angling year Mosquito Lake has produced in decades,” shared this note about this winter’s experience. “High gratitude and thanks belongs to our

Northern Lower

Baldwin Area Steelhead fishing is improving on the Pere Marquette River. Anglers report a fair bite in the middle section of the river between the lower branch bridge and Custer. The water is running high and dark, but fresh fish should move upstream when the water clears and warmer weather arrives. Spawn and flies are

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