Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall. The Minnesota DNR typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the state’s difficult-to-reach lakes. In those waters, airplanes have been used for years to provide aerial stocking. But recently, pilots in…
The 36.5-inch laker weighed 19.36 pounds, the largest lake trout from Lake Champlain entered in the Record Fish Program since the department started keeping fish records in 1969.
Last year inspection crews checked more than 109,000 watercraft and intercepted 16 fouled with mussels and another 170 transporting aquatic weeds.
Wisconsin DNR will host a regional virtual public meeting – for St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Clark counties – to discuss updating the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan.
It’s being heralded as a major step toward someday enabling Lahontan cutthroat trout to make the same 100-mile journey – upstream from a desert lake on tribal land northeast of Reno to Lake Tahoe atop the Sierra – that they did before the Nevada dam was built in 1905.
The updating process will include a review of the existing plan, an analysis of available data and trends and significant public input on angling and management preferences.
Fishing in about 60 feet of water on Lake Superior, an angler marveled at the unusual coloring of a rainbow trout he caught recently. But he didn’t realize just how special his catch was. For the story, click here. Categories: News
One of the anglers says, “I think that they are probably trying to blow up salmon and knocking them out and trying to take them.”
Hoping to invite conversation and reach a broad audience, the DNR will hold the first of five virtual town halls focusing on the bluegill initiative on Monday, Oct. 5.
It was officially recorded at 20 pounds, 9 ounces, exceeding the previous record set in 2000, also by an angler from Erie, by 11 ounces. Ferraro’s fish measured 33.75 inches in length with a girth of 21.125 inches.
The northern snakehead, which has the nickname “Frankenfish,” can also survive out of water and occasionally will move overland, spreading to different bodies of water.
The region could experience a “traffic jam” of chinook salmon in the coming month.
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)The intent of the regulation is to prevent additional illegal introductions of walleye in western Montana and to potentially help the department detect illegal introductions and take action sooner. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fishing, Walleyes
(Illinois DNR)Roy Sorce, owner of Sorce Enterprises, has teamed up with the Midwest Fishing Co-op to reduce the numbers of the fish and put another protein on the dinner table. “We are talking about 15 to 20 million pounds a year and that would help reduce the numbers and also less risk of them getting to the Great Lakes,” he…
Minnows and small game fish have been found dead in half-mile span in the creek, officials said.
Nearly 60 fish types found in Chicago waters, up from about 10, an increase attributed to a decline in pollution, according to a sampling study.
Wayzata, Minn. — The Blackfish Classic Tournament for Bass on Monday, July 27 did not disappoint regional bass anglers. For the third year in a row, the Blackfish Classic was hosted on Lake Minnetonka, with a record 200 anglers competing in a 100-boat field. Fifteen checks and multiple prizes were handed out, including a $10,000 check for first place. Top…
After a one-month shutdown, anglers can again fish for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs and use live bait, effective Saturday, Aug. 1.
The move comes almost two years after a federal appeals court faulted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for arbitrarily dismissing threats to grayling from climate change and other pressures.
A significant fish kill in the Greenstone area of northwestern Ontario – during National Fishing Week in Canada – has left many lakes and rivers in the area littered with carcasses (all walleyes?) and residents concerned. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fishing, Walleyes
Up to 96 $1,000 tagged walleye are still available in the Pend Oreille system. Plus, any angler who submits a walleye head is entered in to monthly drawings for $100 prizes.An Idaho fisherman won $1,000 after catching a reward-tagged walleye in the Lake Pend Oreille Angler Incentive Program. It’s the fourth $1,000 walleye to be caught in the program. But the…
In the first seven days of this year’s walleye production, haulers traveled more than 8,200 miles and stocked over 150 lakes with 7.6 million fish.
More than 430 new products were entered by more than 180 companies.
Eric Van Dyn Hoven, of Kaukauna, and his monster walleye. (Photo: Eric Van Dyn Hoven)The walleye was 31.75 inches long and, when weighed the next day on a digital scale, was 16.87 pounds, according to the angler who caught the mega-walleye. And as it’s not uncommon for an adult walleye to produce 1 pound of eggs, the fish could easily have been…
Quillback carp sucker and bigmouth buffalo are two fish for the Michigan record books.
Maine Guides, responsible for an iconic sector of Maine’s tourism industry, are seeing a steep decline in their market because of the pandemic. See the complete story here. Categories: News Tags: Fishing, Fishing guides