Smallmouth bass action and catch numbers have been excellent in this fishery.
June 4, 2023
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced in a news release late Sunday morning that the Wilderness Trail Fire east-southeast of Grayling, Mich. was 85% contained after fire crews from the DNR and partner agencies worked through the night.
“The crews were working in hilly, sandy terrain and that was difficult,” said Mike Janisse, Incident Commander of the Michigan DNR Incident Management Team supporting the fire. “Weather conditions also were hot, dry and windy.”
On the occasion of fishing with Virgil, we rigged his purple 6-inch worms Texas style, with the hook point embedded in the worm. Throwing his bait into inviting shoreline cover, Virgil came out with a 9-pound Florida largemouth.
“Throw in there and catch his grandpa,” Virgil encouraged me, and with the same worm setup as his, I made a perfect cast toward the blowdown lying in the water. In seconds I was bringing in a 7-pound hawg.
The Michigan DNR has reworked its management plan for inland walleye waters to adapt to several environmental changes that are affecting the population.
Data from Wisconsin and elsewhere show walleye populations in the Midwest have struggled in recent years due to several factors, from warming water to aquatic invasive species, and the plan is focused on maximizing existing natural reproduction and stocking efforts for the biggest benefits.
A resolution that passed the House may pave the way for wildlife crossings to be constructed on roadways in Pennsylvania.
On May 23, legislators passed House Resolution 87, directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study and issue a report on the current status, management and benefits of conservation corridors in the state.
If you tune into any hunting programming on television or YouTube, you won’t have to watch long before you see deer piling into a food plot at some point. Destination food plots, and kill plots, are all the rage these days.
This is because they work. Scratch that, they can work if they’re planted and maintained correctly.