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December 17, 2009

State officials mull next five years for Leech Lake

Walker, Minn. – It’s been a dynamic past five years for one of northern Minnesota’s most renowned fisheries, Leech Lake. Now it’s time to look ahead. A crash in the walleye population, followed by a dramatic downturn in angling pressure, brought about a combination of changes not seen before for the 103,00-acre lake near Walker

Crappies being caught all over; some saugeyes taken

Central Region Knox Lake (Knox County) – Anglers fishing from the shore are catching good numbers of crappies in the 6- to 12-inch range on jig and minnow combos fished under a bobber. Other anglers are having success using nightcrawlers under a bobber. Some largemouth bass and catfish have also been in the mixed catch.

Hebron hatchery growing a generation of blue catfish

Hebron, Ohio – Half way through a project to stock blue catfish in Dillon Lake, it’s “so far, so good” at the Hebron State Fish Hatchery. Blue catfish are among the largest species of freshwater fish in North America. They can grow to 40 inches long and weigh up to 100 pounds, according to the

Fishing is still decent, but fewer anglers are out

NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie and tributaries _- The steelhead streams got some much-needed rainfall in late November-early December, but the impact was marginal. Without continued runoff, flow pretty quickly returned to low and clear. Although Walnut Creek drew its usual crowds during the start of rifle deer season, pressure was low elsewhere and catch rates

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