Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for Feb. 22, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Anglers aren’t catching big numbers of walleyes, but large fish remain somewhat active. The best reports continue to come off the mud flats or deep basin areas in 30 feet or more during low-light periods. For this weekend’s Perch Extravaganza, work the south-end bays, north-end sand breaks, and mud flats….

North Dakota Game and Fish citations: license-related violations most prevalent

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s enforcement division has tallied the number of hunting, angling and boating citations for 2018, and failure to carry a license was the number one violation. Game wardens issued more than 2,400 citations last year, compared to 2,500 in 2017 and 2,300 citations in 2016. Counties with the most violations were Ramsey (343), Williams…

Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

The plan would take decades to fully implement, and it focuses on strategies such as removals of dams, installations of fish passages and increasing the number of salmon that survive in the ocean. It states that the estimated cost is about $24 million per year, not including money federal departments already spend on salmon recovery work.

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 15, 2019

The polar vortex at the end of January locked up rivers and hastened ice formation on lakes in much of Pennsylvania, only to be followed by unseasonably mild weather.  Anglers are urged to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Feb. 1, perch…

Tri-state region a year-round fishing draw

Northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois all are considered part of the Driftless Area, an expansive swath of land that escaped glaciation during the last ice age. And local fishermen know there is more to the Driftless Area than what immediately meets the eye.

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 1, 2019

Unseasonable temperatures in much of the state delayed ice-fishing as of mid- January, when cold, snowy weather moved in. Some anglers were fishing from boats as conditions allowed.  Ice anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Jan. 18, FishErie reported that anglers were catching…