Question No. 16, which overwhelmingly passed, 5,120 to 2,488, asked if residents would favor reducing the daily walleye bag limit from five to three (only one could be a sauger or hybrid) on the Lake Winnebago system in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties. (billMARCHEL.com)On April 8, the DNR and Conservation Congres…
(Photo courtesy of Rapala)Some say that technology is ruining our experience on the water. Others might just say the opposite is true. Either way, this is a losing battle between the two groups. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, that doesn’t mean you have to listen to it. Some would say that I am on the side of the…
The tireless work of the agency’s personnel helps ensure sportsmen of the state have ample places to fish.
If you’ve got the spring itch and you live in Ohio, you’re in luck that weekend.
New perch regulations in Michigan have reduced the daily creel limit to 25 perch per angler, per day, on most Michigan waters.
With northern pike fishing seasons already open on border waters and Minnesota’s inland waters angling opener just four weeks away, the author praises the “other white meat.”
Although Ohio’s approximately $7.4 million in federal aid money for sport fish-related projects may seem like big bucks, the figure is dwarfed by more than a few other states.While hardly a drop in the bucket, Ohio’s share of federal aid dollars in the form of tax receipts from sales of hunting and fishing licenses and a few other sources do…
The 35th annual free spring fishing clinics are scheduled from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, allowing kids 15 and under to wet a line, get some fishing education, and even fill their bellies. While these Wisconsin DNR clinics are free, people are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Hunger Task Force, which will distribute…
Yes, there are other baits and other fishing methods. But a simple hook and a worm has always gotten the job done, and always will.
Welcome warmth greets anglers as the first day of the regional trout opener arrives. But in general, catches are slow and complaints many.
After nearby angler lands a beautiful fish, and celebration ensues, blogger thankful to be a part of this experience – and that his boy could witness this all-around positive camaraderie along the stream.
A raucous crowd of fishing legends enjoyed a morning of angling camaraderie, toasting, and roasting Friday during the Northwest Sportshow.
Spring arrived on March 20, but you wouldn’t know it if you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Offering a nice patch, button or even a bumper sticker to those who purchase voluntary permits would help to advertise the sluggish program.
As winter slowly starts to fade away, so does some of the winter fishing opportunities – like ice fishing. Don’t abandon your winter gear just yet, though. Some of the best hard-water fishing is yet to come. Just make sure to take the necessary precautions. Dave Lefebre, of Erie, Pa., is a professional bass fisherman. This year he is part…
Border waters provide some the first opportunities to launch a boat and work the schools of pre-spawn walleyes and saugers.
Tournament anglers who win regularly and recreational fishermen who fill the live-well monitor the “little things.”
ODNR offers sessions for adults and youth.
It can have a positive impact on your ice fishing outing, and sometimes it has nothing to do with catching fish.
Spring is coming and so is some of the best fishing around. This means that Lake Michigan will be crazy with tasty coho and the tournaments for bass will be starting. This is an exciting time of year, but it also brings up a bit of a moral dilemma for anglers when it comes to fishing bedding bass. Targeting bedding…
As the March sun gets higher in the sky and the days get longer, ice anglers anywhere there’s still ice will be trying to get that one last outing in. But they should approach these outings with caution. Late-season ice fishing can be fantastic. Panfish and perch fishing can really heat up for the angler who knows and understands their…
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Rather than sitting around and waiting for springtime, utilize the current weather patterns.
Small Ohio show is in its 42nd year.
As winter lingers on, the writer’s thoughts drift to open water, big rivers, and hard-fighting trout and salmon.
With a push to make things more restrictive as far as creel limits in Lake Ontario, should we also be looking at a law or regulation that does not allow captains and/or mates to keep their limits, too? Currently, it’s a gray area. If they have a fishing license, they are entitled to their own limit of fish.