Lake Champlain’s ice action remained pretty good throughout the big lake, with some good-sized perch, especially up north. Hard water anglers have pretty much given up on the smelt, however, with the general theory that the arrival of alewives has greatly impacted smelt numbers. Schroon Lake was offering up good action for lakers, perch, smelt …
March 6, 2014
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Region I A District 7 CPO conducted a taxidermy inspection in Stark County. The man possessed numerous taxidermy mounts that he accumulated while working at an exotic animal ranch in Texas. He learned to do taxidermy work to save money and to improve upon work he had done as a customer. He only possessed one
Banquets/Fundraisers March 7: Central Kane County DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Riverside Receptions, Geneva. For more info call John Sachtleben, 847-214-1841. March 8: River Bottom Stump Sitters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Flora Eagles. For more info call Tim Murphy, 618-335-9631. March 8: Peoria DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Peoria Civic Center. For more info call Mark Schore, 815-791-9993. March 8: Pike
Southern Illinois: The census indicated there were 89,950 ducks in the region, well above the 10-year average of 70,733. Most of the ducks were mallards and gadwall, although there were also sizable populations of widgeon, black ducks, pintail, teal, scaup, ringnecks and canvasbacks. Horseshoe Lake had the largest population, 21,500, followed by Rend Lake 18,700,
Powerton Lake: Channel catfish and blue catfish have been biting on baby shad and cut baits. Hybrid striped bass are being caught on minnows. Newton Lake: White bass biting is fair near the ash pond. Largemouth bass picking up but still slow. Crappies are slow. Catfish are biting on nightcrawlers. Spring Lake: Muskie fishing has
Crab Orchard Lake: Crappie fishing is fair on minnows. Bass action has picked up, but still slow near shorelines. Bluegills are being caught on worms. Baldwin Lake: Warm-water areas good for catfish, though those being caught are small. Anglers are tossing crankbaits around rip rap and catching a few bass. Bluegills are slow but will