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April 15, 2010

Crappies biting in south, browns and cohos in north

North Lake Michigan: According to fishing reporter Cory Yarmuth (, there have been good reports of smelt being netted from Waukegan down into the Chicago harbors. While they’re are not the catches of yesteryear, there are some respectable numbers showing up. Browns and coho are starting to get active on the lakefront from the boats. …

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Season Dates

April 24-25: Youth Turkey Hunt (for 12-15 year olds). May 1: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskellunge seasons open. May 1:_Lake Erie trophy bass season opens. May 1:_Spring gobbler season opens. April 30:_Tautog (blackfish) season closes. May 14:_Oyster toadfish season closes. May. 15: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens. May 15:_Smelt dip netting season

DNR expects rebound after fish winterkill

Windom, Minn. – A recent scan of some southwestern Minnesota lakeshore probably had local anglers fearing the worst – that the harsh winter of 2009-10 had decimated fish populations. But while winterkill, brought on by the depletion of oxygen in the water, may have put a dent in some fish populations, the resulting void could

PETA casting barbs at IHSA

Bloomington, Ill. – Two weeks before hundreds of high school anglers in the state compete in bass fishing sectionals, PETA sent a letter to the Illinois High School Association asking that the sport be eliminated. The IHSA wasn’t commenting on the letter, sent April 5 and signed by PETA executive Tracy Reiman. But anglers around

F&W director: Fund solvent

Albany -_DEC’s top fish and wildlife official says it’s the state’s cash flow problems, and not the solvency of the Conservation Fund, that has forced the department to make numerous program cuts. Director of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Patricia Riexinger, in a letter being distributed to sportsmen’s clubs across the state, said a sporting

Stewardship rule now suits conservationists

Madison – Conservation groups displeased with the Stewardship program public access rule approved earlier this year by the Natural Resources Board didn’t expect to have much success in seeking changes to the rule within the Legislature, but last week a Senate committee and land trust groups agreed to 12 changes that should ensure access for

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