Yes, it’s summertime, but it’s also time to start looking ahead to the next ice-fishing season.
June 28, 2018
A DNR fisheries biologist first responded to reports of dead fish in the Fond du Lac area on April 24 and found hundreds of dead fish, mostly sheepshead, as well as common carp, black crappie, yellow perch, largemouth bass and bluegill.
We just celebrated the first day of summer, but here’s why it’s important to start preparing now for winter fishing.
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleyes are really starting to turn on all over the Chain. Jig and minnow combinations or spinner rigs with nightcrawlers are the best producers. Strong reports of good panfish have been coming in. Small ice
Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a call from a witness saying he watched a man with a cast net take bass from the Hennepin Canal at the Colona Boat Ramp. She responded to the area, and the man was found to be in possession of four fish illegally taken
Season Dates Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Shows. Sept. 30: Tebala Shriners Gun Show, noon-5 p.m., Tebala Event Center, Rockford. For more info call Doug McPherson, 815-997-7156. Meetings Happy Hookers Bass Club meets the 1st Tues. of every month, 7 p.m., Haydens Crossing. For more info call Jim Pattin, 815-513-5687. Calumet Region Chapter
Season Dates July 15: Snapping turtle season opens July 16: Oyster toadfish season opens Shows Aug. 10-12: Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8-5; Sunday, 8-3. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251. Aug. 12: Midstate Arms Collectors & Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea
Western New York Lake Erie and harbors: There were still some walleye available at night in the near-shore shallows, but that bite is tapering off. The daytime action has been decent to good at mid-depth areas, including some limit catches. Out of Buffalo, anglers were catching walleye off the windmills in 30-40 feet of water.
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