I don’t know if it’s fair to say any one side won or lost in this plan, since it still must go before the Natural Resources Board (NRB) for approval – intended date is the NRB’s Oct. 25 meeting in Madison – but at first slice it sure seems as though northern and central Wisconsin residents, along with hunters and trappers, might be left sitting here wondering what happened?
August 8, 2023
Crossbows are being used and “allowed” in more states than ever before, with Minnesota just recently legalizing them for hunters of all legal ages, even without any health limitations.
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Just as I had done a thousand times that week, I swung the big crankbait around in a figure-eight alongside the boat. As the crankbait hesitated in a turn, a fish flashed out from beneath the boat and T-boned the lure.
I set the hook and grunted “Fish!” to let my partner know I was hooked up to what I thought was about a 40-inch muskie, judging by the width of its head. But I was stunned to see a white tip on the fish’s tail waving much farther back in the water than it should have been.
I’m a muskie fisherman first, and all the walleyes that hit muskie baits were incidental catches. But when something occurs multiple times when fishing, you’ve discovered a pattern, and big walleyes on big baits is a great one.
Field reports from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources published in the Aug. 11, 2023 edition of Wisconsin Outdoor News.
Crystal Lake walleyes grow faster than averages after age 2, with most fish reaching the 18-inch size limit by age 4. Although walleyes are scarce, growth rates exceed state and regional averages, indicating that walleyes are successfully finding adequate prey.
Reader-submitted letters to the editor published in the Aug. 11, 2023 edition of New York Outdoor News.
A mix of outdoor-related news items from across New York published in the Aug. 11, 2023 edition of New York Outdoor News.
It was the 13th annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout on July 15 and a record number of competing teams topped out at 160 squads, all vying for $425,000 in cash and prizes. In the end it was the winning trio of Wes Bartoo, of Fredonia, and his “Crazy Eyes” team, made up of his 15-year-old son Wyatt and Will Baker, of Brocton, who boated away with a check for $20,000 by virtue of a six-fish tournament limit weighing 35.27 pounds of ‘eyes.