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April 1, 2010

It’s official: Ice fishing has ended, open-water fishing has begun

Big Six LAKE_MILLE LACS A few people were sneaking on the lake early in the week, but the ice is deteriorating at a rapid pace. With wind and warm weather, ice fishing won’t be an option this weekend so anglers are waiting for open water, which seems to be just around the corner. Johnson’s Portside …

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Illinois spring trout season scheduled to open April 3

Springfield – Popular with anglers up and down the state, the annual spring trout fishing season returns at 5 a.m. on April 3. DNR has stocked more than 60,000 rainbow trout in ponds and lakes at more than 40 sites. “Getting families and children outdoors to enjoy nature and recreation is a priority here in

State’s magical ’50-incher’ club expanding

Ava, Ill. – To Illinois muskie anglers, 50 is the new 48. Setting a magical bar for the toothy fish had not been a challenge until recent times. Few were caught that reached the 4-foot mark. Or even the 3-foot mark. Alas, times have changed. A report released in late March by Ray Thompson, chairman

Hudson shad fishery closed in effort to rebuild stocks

Albany – DEC has officially closed American shad fishing for both recreational and commercial anglers on the Hudson_River and also marine coastal district. The move comes several months after the state drafted proposed regulations to prohibit shad fishing in those waters in response to a serious decline in shad numbers. DEC_officials said the decision was

Spring turkeys waiting a call

Chester, Ill. – He calls it the easiest gobbler he’s ever called in. The biggest, too. During last year’s third week of the spring hunting season, Mike Korando, frustrated at his inability to coax a tom he’d roosted the night before, spotted three turkeys a quarter of a mile across the Randolph County field he

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