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Sportsmen Since 1967

April 7, 2023

Alewife numbers stable as researchers find no significant change in biomass in Lake Michigan

In recent years, anglers had challenged findings of the annual prey fish surveys stating they saw more alewife than the surveys indicated were present. Anglers contended Lake Michigan could support more Chinook salmon than were being stocked due to fishery managers’ concerns over the health of the prey population.
Wanting to avoid a collapse of the forage base and sport fishery that Lake Huron experienced years ago spurred a cautious approach by fishery managers.

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Public meeting in Granite Falls debates land transfer of Upper Sioux Agency State Park to band

Citizens  crammed into a cafeteria in Granite Falls Wednesday night, April 5, in order to learn more about a proposal to transfer ownership of the Upper Sioux Agency State Park lands to the Upper Sioux Community. While a panel of speakers took questions and comments for more than two hours, they said many details about the proposed transfer remain to be worked out.
Members of the public at the meeting spoke out both in support of the land transfer, and questioning it. Some audience members also criticized what they said was a lack of communication about the land transfer proposal.

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Lake Wilma in Greene County, Pa. temporarily closed to fishing

Trout season has been canceled at Lake Wilma this spring, and the popular impoundment in Greene County is expected to remain off-limits to all fishing for the next couple of months. 
CNX Resources, which owns the lake, made the closure known just two weeks before the opening day of trout season April 1 and a week before Mentored Youth Trout Day. 
Communicating through the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, which manages Wilma’s fishery, CNX cited ongoing natural gas operations for the need to shut down angling, and indicated it will reopen the lake, perhaps in late May.

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Good fishing expected to continue on Lake Erie as quotas are set

For walleyes, the total allowable catch (TAC) will be 13,526,00 fish, a 7% decrease from last year’s TAC of 14,533,000, but up from 2021 (12,284,000), 2020 (10,237,000), and 2019 (8,531,000) fish respectively.  
Ohio will be allowed a walleye quota of 6,913,000 fish, Ontario gets 5,824,000 fish and Michigan was allotted 789,000 fish, respectively. The Eastern Basin walleye population is managed separately from the rest of the lake, but the jurisdictions of Ontario, Pennsylvania, and New York still use lakewide objectives to determine appropriate harvest levels there.

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Discovery of an old briefcase brings back a flood of fishing-related memories

There was another newsletter that was just as interesting. It was the voice of the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association and they were shouting out important pieces of angling information to its members. There was lamprey control funding in danger and a letter-writing campaign was being pushed. A new pipeline at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery was to be completed by the end of the year to allow for cooler water in the summer and warmer water in the winter for increased production (yes, back in 1989).

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