Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

October 8, 2009

Northeast Region

Cuyahoga River (Summit County) – Anglers should focus on the Cascade Valley Park section (within the Chuckery Area) and downstream for six to 15-inch smallies. Anglers are reporting catches of six to eight fish per hour on average. Flies tipped with maggots are producing good results in addition to crayfish pattern crankbaits and crayfish plastics.

Southeast Region

Tuscarawas and Muskingum Rivers (Coshocton County) – River levels are normal to slightly low in most areas, saugeye ranging 20 to 21 inches are being caught. Most saugeye are hitting live bait. Use jigs and Twister Tails tipped with minnows or try crank baits of shad-raps in silver or black. Fish the pools below the

Southwest Region

Wildlife District Five (17 Southwest Counties) – More than 7,000 channel catfish were released in eight public lakes and wildlife areas across southwest Ohio. The eight to 10-inch catfish were raised at the St. Marys State Fish Hatchery and were released during the week of September 21. The catfish stockings occur every other year in

More autumn turkey areas open

Thousands of permits still available for fall turkey hunt Madelia, Minn. – Hunters who want to try turkey hunting in the fall in Minnesota have never had more opportunities. There are a record number of permit areas open – 67 – and a record number of permits – 9,330 – for the season, which runs

Slow start likely for rooster-chasers

Madelia, Minn. – A month ago, the DNR reported pheasant counts were down from last year by 27 percent – from 81 birds per 100 miles to 58.5 per 100 miles. With the pheasant-hunting season kicking off Saturday, nothing has happened since then to make Kurt Haroldson believe the numbers are off. “We’re still forecasting

Great Lakes Initiative gets closer to passage

Gaylord, Mich. – Gildo Tori doesn’t actually have any experience “drinking from a firehose,” but that might change for him and other conservationists, at least metaphorically. Tori, director of public policy at Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes and Atlantic regional office in Ann Arbor, used that phrase to describe the surge of projects that could be

Lake Erie Region

Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for Lake Erie walleye is 6 fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleye is 15 inches. The daily bag limit for Lake Erie yellow perch is 25 fish per angler in waters west of the Huron pier. The limit will remain at 30 fish per angler

DNR, DEQ merge is gaining steam

Lansing – Efforts to merge the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Natural Resources are gaining momentum in Lansing with proposals likely from both the executive and legislative branches. State Sen. Michelle McManus, a Lake Leelanau Republican, introduced a package of 18 bills in September to roll the DEQ into the DNR,

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