Lake Erie and tributaries (Erie County) – Creeks had been high and muddy, but were returning to good conditions in mid-March. Nice numbers of steelhead were reported as fishing pressure began to pick up. Presque Isle Bay also was yielding steelhead, especially at the waterworks. Anglers also were catching crappies, largemouth bass and a few …
March 26, 2009
Lansing – Northern pike size limits may change and muskie fisheries may be established in lakes where currently there are none. These are two possible regulation changes considered as state fisheries biologists develop management plans for the state’s pike and muskie populations. In an effort to better manage those fisheries, the DNR is developing individual
Washington – Delisting of gray wolves in Michigan and other Midwestern states – as well as several western states – was approved March 6 by the Obama administration. Animal rights organizations promised a swift legal response. Delisting of the species was announced in mid-January, but incoming President Barack Obama ordered that all pending regulations –
Lincoln, Neb. (AP) – Archers in Nebraska are heading into the outdoors for the start of the spring turkey-hunting season. The archery and youth archery seasons begins Wednesday. The youth shotgun season starts April 11, and the shotgun season begins April 18. All seasons end May 31. Counts taken by rural mail carriers show a
Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) – Water temperatures were around 42 degrees and expected to rise March 15, and the time was right to catch perch and crappies in deep water, about 25 feet. As water warms, the chance of catching largemouths will increase as they come shallower to spawn. As the lake approaches 55 degrees,
Buckeye Lake (Licking, Fairfield, Perry counties) – Though water levels are still near winter pool, the crappie bite has been “outstanding” all over Buckeye Lake, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Mathie said panfish anglers are targetting areas with pads, fishing 1/64- to 1/80-ounce jigs and tails at six inches or less.