Fishing

‘An instant fishery’

That’s the case with a lot of the younger walleye fisheries in the state now. Still, while word of a good walleye bite can lure ice anglers from afar, when a North Dakota lake is rumored to be kicking out nice perch, off-the-beaten-path waters can turn into small towns overnight.

Sturgeon tagged 26 years ago resurfaces – in the same location

(Photo by Amanda Higgs/Cornell Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)Hudson River Estuary — Recently, while working on a two-year shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) stock assessment in the mid-Hudson River tidewater, biologists caught a shortnose sturgeon that had been tagged 26 years ago in the same location. The fish had been tagged during the last population estimate…

Boy spearheads effort to return Arctic grayling to Michigan

(Michigan DNR photo)ROYAL OAK, Mich. — To understand how a 9-year-old boy became a champion of a fish that hasn’t been in Michigan for 85 years, we should first tell you about the love between the boy and his grandfather. When Declan O’Reilly was born, his granddad didn’t buy him a teddy bear but a stuffed fish. When Declan visits…

A new Pennsylvania walleye record?

On a recent fishing outing, this Pennsylvania angler first caught an 18-inch sauger and then a 27-inch walleye – it weighed 9-1/2 pounds. “I was ecstatic about that,” he said of those two fish, likely the latter near-trophy walleye in particular. Ecstatic might not begin to describe how he was about to feel. For the story, click here. Categories: News,…