St. Paul – The Senate earlier this week gave preliminary approval to $59 million worth of conservation projects funded by the amendment voters passed in 2008. The projects, all recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, were included in a larger omnibus bill (SF 3275) authored by Sen. Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul. Last week, a …
April 22, 2010
Alpena, Mich. – State fishery officials and Great Lakes groups are looking to anglers to collect information or to submit samples from their catch for several different studies that will guide key sportfish management decisions in coming years. On Lake Huron, biologists studying the natural reproduction of chinook salmon are asking fishermen to cut off
Bemidji, Minn. – Walleye anglers tired of changing regulations will find welcome complacency in Upper Red Lake’s fishing rules this year. Thanks in part to consistent walleye reproduction and this year’s winter catch, anglers will see a continued protected 17- to 26-inch slot from the May 15 fishing opener through Monday, June 14; the limit
Anglers are reminded that the catch- and-release season for bass is now in effect through June 11, and it is unlawful to deliberately target bass on their spawning beds. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, and tributaries – Just a few anglers were targeting steelhead as of April 9, as a lackluster spring steelhead
Current information about the state’s fire danger
Mayfield Village, Ohio – Spring may be growing quieter as a worldwide pandemic fungal disease is killing off entire populations of amphibians: frogs, toads, salamanders and similar creatures. And Ohio is not immune from the chytridiomycosis fungus, either. Trying to grab hold of how widespread the fungus is in northeast Ohio falls on the shoulders
Harrisburg – Anglers aren’t the only ones looking for trout these days. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission officials are, too. Following up on an effort begun last year, commission biologists this summer will survey small streams all over the state looking for evidence of wild trout.