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Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 13, 2018

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides, and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleye action is really hot right now. Fishermen have been reporting good catches in Pistakee and Marie in the early morning or late evening. Jig and minnows or jig and leeches have done well as well as crawler harnesses drifted…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 6, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are doing OK on catfish here by fishing cut bait on or near the bottom. Chicken livers will work as well. Some of the channel catfish being reported have been over 20 inches. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are successfully trolling Flicker Shads in shallow water for saugeyes….

Officials: Fish from several western Michigan ponds not safe to eat

BELMONT, Mich. — State and Kent County health officials are asking people not to eat fish from some western Michigan ponds due to elevated levels of industrial chemical contaminants. The advisory was issued late last week after elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate were found in surface water from ponds near the Boulder Creek development in Belmont, northeast of Grand Rapids….

Minnesota DNR blames illegal goldfish release for dead carp

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota conservation officials are blaming the illegal introduction of nonnative ornamental goldfish for large numbers of dead carp washing up on a lakeshore south of the Minneapolis area. The Minnesota DNR says a virus from the koi goldfish also has been found in at least eight other southern Minnesota lakes in the past year. The investigation began after…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 29, 2018

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleyes are really starting to turn on all over the Chain. Jig and minnow combinations or spinner rigs with nightcrawlers are the best producers. Strong reports of good panfish have been coming in. Small ice jigs under a float or…