Kicking off this week’s show, Managing Editor and Publisher Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss the claims that state tribal bands have made to
April 1, 2023
For a 7-year-old’s birthday, some kids want a baseball glove or a toy or a bike. Collin Johnson, of Ogema, Minn. wanted to go fishing and to catch a fish.
But no one would’ve guessed that Collin would not only catch the biggest fish of the weekend, but also that it would be a fish about which even longtime anglers salivate.
Bobcats were the hot topic at the Ohio Bowhunters Association (OBA) annual banquet again this year, held in March at the Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark.
The primary concern is the bobcats’ perceived effect on the wildlife population, especially game animals such as deer and turkeys. The second concern was that the cats are plentiful, yet there is no hunting or trapping season.
Things have changed since boat sales soared during the pandemic and only time will tell what will happen in the boating industry. The lockdowns are over, employment is high, and so is the price of gasoline. Fuel prices are double what they were during the onset of the pandemic. Don’t forget increasing inflation rates. So what’s the current outlook for the boating industry across the United States, including Michigan?
Deceiving at face value, the Ohio River is the biggest, baddest river of them all. You can never be sure what is on the line. A bag of three to five species is common. The state record blue catfish and longnose gar were caught here. An adventure may be waiting. Have you put your hand to the mighty flow? Here’s what to know about targeting multiple fish species.
The emphasis at this time is on the put-and-take fishery, and these waters can provide a lot of fun.
The southeast has three end points – the large waters where these streams eventually empty. The Lehigh and Schuylkill rivers are two, then all end up in the mighty Delaware River. Within these confines are an amazing variety of waters divided basically into limestone and freestone flows.
The DNR and Conservation Congress will unveil a new concept in public interaction in preparation for the annual spring fish and game hearings with 72 open houses – one in each county – the week of April 3-6.
The idea of offering these open houses for the first time this year came about because the spring fish and game hearings, which would typically take place the second Monday in April – April 10 this year – will once again go virtual-only across a three-day span that will allow citizens to vote on proposed fish and game rule changes, along with voting on Conservation Congress advisory questions.