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May 29, 2023

Minnesota research shows zebra mussels affect walleye production, growth

Walleyes are an important game fish species in Minnesota, and Dr. Gretchen Hansen, an assistant professor of fisheries ecology in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Department at the University of Minnesota, is leading research that could show how aquatic invasive species – including zebra mussels – affect the population and growth rates of the state fish.
“It’s not a great picture of what’s happening to walleye lakes,” Hansen said. “Zebra mussels reduce habitat, reduce the growth (of walleyes), and reduce recruitment, so there’s a lot of other avenues to pursue to understand what to potentially do about that.”

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Lake Michigan stocking plan includes new ‘herd’ of cohos from Illinois

It’s a little like herding cattle, the annual roundup at the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery in Mason County: Illinois DNR staff ease their way down holding pens, using panels to crowd the “herd” toward transport trucks for weighing and loading.
That’s a poor analogy, sure, but it may be the best way to describe what takes place at the hatchery before fish are relocated to lakes around the state. If you’ve ever hooked a salmon in Lake Michigan, odds are you can credit the “cowboys” – hatchery staff, that is – at Jake Wolf.

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Women’s fly-fishing squad takes another Pennsylvania tournament

For the second time in as many weeks, members of Spring Creek Trout Unlimited Women Anglers took top honors in a Pennsylvania fly-fishing tournament.
Jamie SanFilippo, a Bellefonte-based fishing guide, led a team of four to win the recent On the Fly benefit competition on Spruce Creek in Huntingdon County May 8.

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Ohio Insider: Diving further into the demise of state’s ruffed grouse

We all realize that curtailing hunting of ruffed grouse isn’t the answer to bringing the bird back. Hunting, in Ohio, at least, moves the needle barely a blip. According to Division of Wildlife (DOW) statistics, there are only about 3,500 people in Ohio who identify themselves as grouse hunters and those hunters average about 6.1 days afield each season in search of grouse. The total number of harvested grouse was less than 200 (195) this past season.

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