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Angling Buzz: Tips and tactics for topwater muskies [video]

Topwater muskie fishing can provide some of the most exciting moments in freshwater fishing. Problem is, most folks don’t understand just how many applications there are for topwater fishing, including finesse situations and when the water is very cold. Check out this video from Angling Buzz that will get your heart racing. Categories: Fishing, Fishing, How To’s, Minnesota Videos, News Tags:…

Minnesota Fishing Report for June 21, 2019

LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Anglers are still finding numbers of active walleyes throughout the lake. Midday hours have been excellent on the deep mud and gravel with live bait or spinner rigs tipped with leeches or nightcrawlers. Slip bobbers and leeches are working on the points and shallow rocks each evening. Drop-shot rigs and other plastic…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. Editor’s note: Flooding and high water across the state have limited fishing in recent weeks and reports have been few. Anglers are advised to take precaution when trying to fish, especially in rivers where water levels can rise quickly. North Lake Atwood: Bluegills…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

AMERY AREA Panfish reports have improved on the shorelines of Big Round, Balsam, Wapogasset, and Magner lakes. Minnows or leeches are producing walleyes on the 10- to 12-foot weed edges of Magner, Wapogasset, Balsam, and Lower Turtle Lake. Suckers have been turning muskies below the dam on the Apple River, and bass are active in shallow water on most lakes….

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Walleye action remains strong throughout the lake, from shallow structure to deep, main lake flats and gravel. Midday hours are still providing strong walleye activity with most live bait presentations, but the bite gets extremely good in the evenings with slip bobbers and leeches or crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are spawning…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Anglers are reminded that bass are in the catch-and-immediate release season through June 14.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is offering a variety of free fishing and boating events in coming months. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks. Lake trout were biting in anywhere from 65 to 112 feet…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are finding hybrid stripers cooperative at this large, central Ohio canal lake. The best bite actually is coming for fishermen trying to catch catfish using shrimp or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Crappies and saugeyes are also active, according to reports. For a full profile of Buckeye Lake, see…

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 7-9

(Minnesota DNR)Kids will rarely be able to tell you their best day of watching TV but take them fishing and moments of angling excitement can make lifelong memories – it’s an often expressed sentiment and this weekend is a chance to put it into practice. During Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, Minnesota residents…

Lake Nokomis fish struggle in overflow [video]

According to a Twitter post by J.D. Burton, “Large muskies swept out of Lake Nokomis by the floods are now struggling on the running path. They’re too big and the overflow is too shallow for them to get back.” Below, a video by Burton, accompanying the Twitter post, shows the fish churning in the shallow water. Later, officials there reportedly…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for May 31, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Walleye action remains strong during the day in 18 feet or more, while the shallow, evening rock bite remains hot, too. Minnows, leeches, and crankbaits are producing walleyes. There’s been plenty of good-size smallies mixed in the lake and they are hitting artificial or live bait presentations as well. Johnson’s…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks.   Fish for Free days are slated for May 26 and July 4, offering anglers an opportunity to fish statewide without a license.  The closed season on walleyes ended May 5.   Bass remain in catch-and-immediate-release mode until June 15.  For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake…