Make sure that rod is balanced to make the most of your time fishing on the ice this winter.
December 13, 2018
A balanced ice-fishing rod? Yup, it’s crucial, and here’s what it’s all about.
Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran investigated a deer hunting violation at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area. It was discovered that a local hunter failed to report his harvest for CWD testing. The hunter was issued citations and warnings for several violations. In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran investigated a Freeport man
Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 19, 2019: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Stoney Ridge Event Center, Robinson. For more info call Kyle Bailey, 618-562-0407. Feb. 2, 2019: Heart of Illinois WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Embassy Suites, East Peoria. For more info call Bill David, 309-389-3021. Feb. 8, 2019: Mid-Illini WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Farmington Moose Lodge,
The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors were seeing a decline in the amount of fish caught, but there are still browns and steelhead being caught. Spawn sacks under a float are working well as well as the standard
(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable
Season Dates Dec. 15: Striped bass season closes (south of George Washington Bridge) Dec. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season opens (Long Island) Dec. 18: Late muzzleloader deer season closes (Southern Zone) Dec. 22: Tautog (blackfish) season closes (New York Bight Region) Dec. 22: Canada goose season closes (East Central Zone) Dec. 26: Duck season
Western New York Muskie season is now closed, with the exception of the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, where the season closes Dec. 15. The upper Niagara River produced a few nice late-season fish like the 50-inch trophy reeled in by Rebecca Gaulteri of Hamilton, Ontario. She was fishing with Capt. Chris Cinelli of