The boater who hasn’t heard about aquatic invasive species either hasn’t been paying attention, or has lived under a rock the past few years.
Swarms of mayflies are beginning to show up along Lake Erie, and that is a good sign, say experts who study the lake’s ecosystem and overall health.
When anglers discuss the best muskie waters in Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay doesn’t even get a mention.
It probably surprises few that the walleye catch on Lake Mille Lacs has slipped this year, given no fishing-opener action thanks to late ice-out, as well as poor weather much of the spring
Things are returning to normal at Grand Lake St. Marys despite the health advisory warnings posted on May 24
It’s getting close to crunch time for the cooperative nurseries around the state.
For a group whose mission is to preserve the trophy bass fishery in Lake Mille Lacs, the results of new fishing regulations this year, they say, could be dire.
Mayfield angler weighs in brookie that tops 6 pounds
The sales of fishing licenses are well off their normal pace so far this year, but officials aren’t exactly scratching their heads trying to figure out the reason.
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is helping fund efforts to prevent the potentially dangerous invasion of bighead and silver carp (also known as Asian carp) into the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed.
A premier muskie fishing destination avoided a potential hit to its sport fish population this month when 92 muskies that could have been lost to inhospitable creek conditions were returned to their home in Shabbona Lake
Minimum size cut to 19 inches
The Susquehanna River will not be included on Pennsylvania’s list of impaired waters at least until 2014.
Tribal harvest tanks, too
April’s statewide flooding is unlikely to produce detrimental long-term effects on the waters of Illinois, and may actually boost the vitality of some water ecosystems.
As ice-out progresses north, those with a vested interest in fishing might see this weekend something they didn’t in many places during last weekend’s fishing opener: fishermen in boats, on open water.
On May 11, the 2013 Minnesota inland waters fishing season opened, and – thanks to the unseasonably cool spring – ice remained on many larger lakes in the northern part of the state.
In a maneuver clearly aimed at avoiding another clash with state lawmakers, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners decided at their recent quarterly meeting not to seek a new regulation requiring the registration of unpowered boats.
The ongoing and unseasonably cold weather has put a chill on more than just the angling.
A community group with close ties to the Grand Rapids Chapter of Michigan Steelheaders is promoting a plan for the Grand River as an alternative to an effort to remove a popular fishing dam and restore the rapids.
The results are in. According to the May 2013 edition of Bassmaster Magazine, Michigan’s Lake St. Clair is, hands down, the best bass-fishing lake in the country.
State of the ice, and bait supply, uncertain
Recent snow, late ice-out, fewer bait options all play
Low water and fish, not necessarily in that order, are at the top of the minds of the Lake Michigan charter boat fleet as the spring fishing season gets going.
The state is revising its long-term fisheries management plan for Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters, and invites anglers and others to provide ideas for future goals and tasks.
There’s still ice, and in northern Minnesota a lot of it.