Last week’s unseasonably warm weather brought a quick end to most ice-fishing opportunities in the southern half of the state. But to the north, the shorelines and main-lake ice have held up well, likely allowing at least a couple more weekends of fishing.
The best time to have a few stream-side hotspots all to yourself is now
When the ice fishing first got going on Lake Erie, Catawba Island State Park and Camp Perry were about the only access sites to get onto the lake.
After nearly two years of work groups, discussions, meetings, and surveys, the DNR has developed a proposal to expand statewide bass-fishing opportunities.
Several slated for completion this year; more money possible
While DNR officials say they’re relatively satisfied with current smallmouth bass regulations for Lake Mille Lacs – regs that were loosened a year ago – some tweaking might be needed when it comes to northern pike rules
More than 300 anglers hoped to spear a sturgeon through the ice when Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon-spearing season opened Feb. 7.
Dan Hanson caught a peculiar perch while fishing the Johnson’s Portside Perch Extravaganza on Lake Mille Lacs on Saturday.
An already understaffed DNR Division of Fisheries faces the prospect of losing more bodies to retirement this year.
Fluke regulations will remain intact
It’s midwinter, and we all know what that means. Fish are lethargic and you’re in a bad mood
Michigan DNR officials stocked more than 22 million fish in 2014, one of numerous accomplishments outlined in the Fisheries Division’s annual report released in January.
Also $8M for more access projects
New model boats keep the best, update the rest
It looks like the Farmer’s Almanac got it right again with its prediction of a cold winter for northern Ohio
Chinook salmon returns at two of the three major Lake Michigan weirs were at record low levels last year, a sign DNR officials believe is tied to low prey availability.
The AIS training program has been controversial, and there is legislation in the state House and Senate to repeal it.
Fishing rule changes affect top walleye, smallmouth, and pike waters (among other species) including Saganaga Lake, Sea Gull, Winnibigoshish, Clitherall, and Big Birch Lake
How does one get summer anglers fired up in January? DNR may have found a way, albeit quite by accident.
Steelhead deaths attributed to vitamin deficiency
Minnesota fisheries officials continue to move toward a new era in pike regulations in the state, one that would resemble management of some game species, complete with zones and corresponding rules.
Lawmakers have taken aim at a controversial program set to begin this year that requires anyone who tows a boat in Minnesota to complete aquatic invasive species training.
Upper Red Lake walleye fishing has been hot this winter, prompting the DNR to reduce the bag limit.
DNR Fisheries officials say most conclusions drawn from sampling of Lake of the Woods walleyes this past spring, summer, and fall point to a population that’s healthy
Concern and frustration are rampant as the DNR is set to unveil new AIS testing requirements
Following up on Zequanox treatment, the Minnesota DNR injects 1,000 pounds of potassium chloride – also known as potash – under the ice near public boat access on lake’s northwest corner.