SPRINGFIELD – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to importing more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into Illinois without a permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the agency announced. Importing fish or other animals without permission poses a risk to the state’s native wildlife populations. Michael Sullivan of Griffith, Indiana, entered a negotiated guilty plea…
On Erie, walleye populations remain near the all-time high, with trawling indicating that recruitment continues to be very strong.
The 58.25-inch fish, caught on Mille Lacs, bests previous record by an inch.
Both Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were released on personal bonds of $2,500. Their next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Anglers will have a three-walleye bag limit – down from four last winter – starting Nov. 1.
The angler caught a 1 pound, 12-ounce hybrid sunfish on Green Lake in Kandiyohi County.
Felony charges filed against Lake Erie fishermen in case that garnered national media attention.
Discovery of the chemicals in wild animals hunted for sport and food represents a new challenge that some states have started to confront by issuing “do not eat” advisories for deer and fish and expanding testing for PFAS in them.
Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyan, who were leading both the tournament and the LEWT Team of the Year competition, were disqualified when the tournament director cut open the five fish they had entered to find that they were allegedly stuffed with eight pounds of lead weights and fillets from smaller walleyes.
“With every fire, more of their populations are being affected.”
Bryan Schmitt, of Deale, Md., has won the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River with a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces. (Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.)LA CROSSE, Wis. — Persistent refinement put Bryan Schmitt on track to sacking up a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces and claiming his second blue trophy at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at…
Native brook trout migrate in a waterway in Maine. (Freshwaters Illustrated photo by David Herasimtschuk)A fine mist rolled off the surface of Round Pond as morning dawned over the White Mountain National Forest in Albany, Maine. An elderly man and his granddaughter carried a red Old Town canoe down the gravel embankment, fly fishing rods in hand. Somewhere in the…
Regs adjusted after lower-than-expected catch rates, summer harvest, DNR says.
Birth rate for such a fish is said to be about one in 10,000 and the chance of it surviving the three or four years it takes to reach 13-plus inches was “nearly incalculable.”
In all the excitement and rush to get the big muskie back in the water, the anglers didn’t weigh the fish or measure the girth, only the length, which came in at 59-1⁄2 inches. It was estimated at 55-65 pounds.
It’s no secret that Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin and St. Lawrence River largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries are among the best in the country. Information on angling participation associated with these fisheries has not been collected in several years. DEC is in the early stages of evaluating these fisheries for the development of potential management strategies. As a first step,…
But pre-cautionary electrofishing found no carp – just eDNA of the invasive fish in Erie waters.
Smallmouth bass aficionado lands the smallie of a lifetime.
Among the key takeaways: The river is changing for a variety of reasons, but mostly as a result of changing hydrology and invasive species.
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. — State DNR fisheries biologists have collected fish and water samples at a northeastern Indiana lake as the result of a fish kill involving thousands of crappies, the agency said Thursday. The fish kill began earlier this week at Loon Lake in Whitley and Noble counties. Samples were provided Wednesday to the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at…
Silver carp can weigh 20 to 40 pounds pounds and can leap high out of the water.The silver carp reportedly traveled roughly 35 miles upriver against strong current, from La Crosse to just north of Winona, in less than a day – the farthest north a tagged silver carp has made it in the Mississippi River. For the story, click…
Alewife are experiencing a seasonal die-off in Lake Michigan, an event that frequently occurred 20 to 60 years ago but has been rare in recent times.
“What diner won’t be intrigued when they read Copi tacos or Copi burgers on a menu?”
Agencies concluded multi-year law enforcement investigation into the poaching and over-harvesting of hundreds of vulnerable spawning lake whitefish from the Menominee River.
The fish is the largest weighed in the state that was not a paddlefish or pallid sturgeon.
This fish beats the previous state-record flathead catfish – 52 pounds, 46.02 inches long – caught in 2014 out of Barron Lake in Cass County.