Now in its fourth year, the popular program provides adult mentors with an opportunity to take kids fishing before the traditional rush of the regional and statewide opening days of trout season.
March 9, 2017
Banquets/Fundraisers March 10: Cook County NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Chicago Elk Lodge #1596, Crestwood. For more info call Carleton Rendel, 708-349-8862. March 12: Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskies Inc. Banquet, Plano American Legion. For more info call Duane Landmeier, 815-286-7170. March 17: Illinois Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Wise Guys Bar & Grill, Princeton. For
Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones issued a Mount Carroll man citations for failure to report deer harvest and failure to tag deer immediately upon kill. The same subject was issued written warnings for failure to sign his deer tag, falsification of harvest record, and unlawful transportation of untagged deer. CPO Teas received
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: There have been reports of keeper perch being caught. There is a lot of sorting being done, but if you stick at it you will find the jumbos. Larger baits are taking the larger fish.
Season Dates March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island) March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone) March 15: Alewife and blueback herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge) March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge seasons end (statewide, general regulations) March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of state) March 19:
(Fishing update: It wasn’t a great hard-water season for the ice fishing fraternity, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll find safe ice anywhere in the state at this stage of the game – certainly, given the changing conditions March typically brings, we wouldn’t feel comfortable pointing you toward any hard-water possibilities. So we’re in that in-between