Baraboo, Wis. – The state Natural Resources Board has passed a number of DNR-proposed rule changes that lengthen the fall turkey season, change the bobcat season beginning in 2010, and clarify the definition of “open-water hunting” for waterfowl. The NRB voted to extend the fall turkey season (which in the past ended prior to the […]
June 25, 2009
With the sun out and wind down last week, surface temps started creeping up, with many lakes having readings of 60 to 63 degrees. Largemouth action has been good. There is also a little bit of evening surface action, with nice fish up to 19 inches reported. Bluegill action has been good. Mornings were slow,
Melby, Minn. – Following a rotenone treatment in 2003 that paid short-term dividends for water clarity and plant growth, west-central Minnesota’s Lake Christina appears to be taking a turn for the worse. By late last summer, the water turned cloudy and the vegetation was in rough shape. Duck use in the fall was low. “The
Bluegills and bass are active right now, mostly in shallow water. As water temperatures increase, those fish will begin moving to deeper water. Muskie action has been fair and steady, but look for muskies to go on a tear as water temps climb. St. Germain Chamber of Commerce, (715) 477-2205.
St. Lawrence River: Not much to report, although bass and northerns should be cooperating pretty well right now. Black Lake: Richard at Chapman’s Sports (315-324-5265) in Hammond reports fishing has been good despite some rainy weather, with northern pike, crappies and bluegill offering the most consistent action.
Deadline is July 24 Bemidji, Minn. – Hunters in Minnesota will see their odds of obtaining a once-in-a-lifetime elk-hunting license improve this year. Thirty tags are now available for the northwest part of the state, six of which are designated for area landowners. This year, the area open to hunting has expanded from two to
NORTHEAST METRO Walleyes continue to be caught on the St. Croix and Minnesota rivers. Leeches and crawlers are working best in five to nine feet or 20 to 24 feet. Muskie action is picking up with topwater baits in the Afton area of the St. Croix, Bald Eagle Lake, and White Bear Lake. Big Carnelian
Lake Gogebic’s seasons are finally beginning to change. Stable, sunny 70-degree weather has been a welcome sight. Smallmouth bass action has slowed down, with the spawn nearing the end. Early summer patterns are beginning, with perch and walleyes being taken in weedbeds. Leeches, minnows, and crawlers continue to produce good numbers of walleyes. Northerns also
Delaware, Ohio – Fishing with a friend of mine on a recent weekend afternoon, we heard the distinct call of not one but several bobwhite quail. It was fascinating because it’s been a long time since I’ve heard the call of quail in the wild. We were fishing on Delaware Lake in Delaware County not