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Lake of the Woods walleye population in danger?

(Lake of the Woods Tourism)Walleyes in trouble on Lake of the Woods? How can that be? Well, that’s the word, at least on the Ontario side of the big lake. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has revealed that the Lake of the Woods walleye population is in danger and that its current fisheries are not sustainable, spelling serious…

Observation of walleye egg take operations closed to public [video]

Biologists with the Minnesota DNR will collect walleye eggs this spring; however, social distancing requirements mean this popular springtime activity will not be open for public viewing this year. Hatcheries, the destination for the eggs collected, also remain closed to the public. “Egg take operations are neat things to watch,” said Henry Drewes, northwest region fisheries supervisor. “But the closeness…

Auburn bass fishing team suspended for COVID violations

Auburn’s team is one of the country’s top-ranked programs. Several former members have gone on to compete in professional bass fishing competitions.Auburn University has suspended the school’s bass fishing team over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies. A memo to team members says the suspension is for the rest of this year, Al.com reported. The team violated the travel…

Will this possible North Dakota walleye record stick?

(North Dakota Game and Fish Department)It was likely just a matter of time before the North Dakota state walleye record fell. After all, bigger walleyes than the 15-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in 2018 by Neal Leier on the Missouri River near Fox Island in Bismarck had reportedly been caught since then. But those fish either weren’t verified or were disqualified…

‘We have probably pulled out 2,000 fish’

Lake Minnetonka anglers recently rushed to save hoards of game fish that had moved into a small pool of open water near a dam that leads to the popular Twin Cities-area fishery. For more, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fish, Fishing, Lake Minnetonka

Something in the water? A record fishing year in Utah in 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Must be something in the water in Utah – at least in 2020. Utah began tracking fishing statistics in the early 1900s. Now, there are 100 records belonging to fish species found throughout the state – and 10 of those records were broken in 2020; a record year, indeed, in Utah fishing circles. So what happened…