SPRINGFIELD – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to importing more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into Illinois without a permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the agency announced. Importing fish or other animals without permission poses a risk to the state’s native wildlife populations. Michael Sullivan of Griffith, Indiana, entered a negotiated guilty plea…
Anglers enjoying great bite but incident illustrates danger of early ice.
This is prime time for muskie fishing right now and this year there will be an extra couple of weeks that anglers can take advantage of thanks to an extension of the season for the upper Niagara River and Lake Erie.
(Bill Key)We’ve been eating invasive carp for a long time at our house. It’s all part of being a river rat and not letting anything go to waste. Consequently, long before DNR launched its rebranding and marketing of invasive carp as Copi, it was a staple in our house. Smoked carp dip is one dish that has always been a…
On Erie, walleye populations remain near the all-time high, with trawling indicating that recruitment continues to be very strong.
There are several key shallow-water spots that will hold northern pike during the winter months.
Slot is 21-23 inches or over 28 inches; fall assessment shows walleye population is abundant enough to sustain some harvest.
We launched out of Buffalo and headed west to a predetermined location that was much shallower than reports I had been getting all week for yellow perch. I was fishing with Capt. Brent Snyder with Day Five Sport Fishing (585-944-5826) and he was going to be fun fishing with his first mate Mark George and Gary Caccamise, both of Alexander,…
Bill Schultz switched to smallmouths in 1994.
Project expected to take 18 months to complete.
The 58.25-inch fish, caught on Mille Lacs, bests previous record by an inch.
A plan is in the works here in Michigan to increase the value of Great Lakes whitefish to aid the commercial fishing fleet.
Both Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were released on personal bonds of $2,500. Their next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Anglers will have a three-walleye bag limit – down from four last winter – starting Nov. 1.
The Clean Water Act established ambitious goals: making the nation’s waters “fishable and swimmable” and restoring their integrity. (National Park Service)Lifelong Cleveland resident Steve Gove recalls when the Cuyahoga River symbolized shame – fetid, lifeless, notorious for catching fire when sparks from overhead rail cars ignited the oil-slicked surface. “It was pretty grungy,” said the 73-year-old, a canoeist in his…
The angler caught a 1 pound, 12-ounce hybrid sunfish on Green Lake in Kandiyohi County.
Three keys for early ice success.
Felony charges filed against Lake Erie fishermen in case that garnered national media attention.
Discovery of the chemicals in wild animals hunted for sport and food represents a new challenge that some states have started to confront by issuing “do not eat” advisories for deer and fish and expanding testing for PFAS in them.
Sportsmen bummed out by wildlife diseases, bad news in Keystone State.
Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyan, who were leading both the tournament and the LEWT Team of the Year competition, were disqualified when the tournament director cut open the five fish they had entered to find that they were allegedly stuffed with eight pounds of lead weights and fillets from smaller walleyes.
When candidates visit your doorstep this political season, note these natural resources problems in their party agendas.
By Angling Buzz Cooling water temperatures create chaos in the shallower water of lakes and reservoirs. Frigid rains and howling winds mix the surface layers, with the turbulence eventually reaching down to and disrupting the summer thermocline. Surface water temperatures plummeting from 65 F down to about 55 F indicate that the disruptive fall turnover process is in progress. During…
“With every fire, more of their populations are being affected.”
Get out there and take advantage of some of the most exciting fishing this part of the state has to offer.
Spinners are a great presentation when targeting weed walleyes. Here’s the why and how.