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Angling Buzz: catching and eating fish – and tackle and gear for the job [video]

As much as we promote catch-and-release, we also love to eat a few fish every now and then. Here’s a quick list of gear that will be helpful in your next “catch and cook,” with items ranging from retractable rulers and fillet knifes to the products required to actually get ’em in the boat. — Angling Buzz Categories: Fishing, Illinois Videos,…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Begin your search by setting your presentation half way down the water column. Best presentations include Mini-Mites and minnows. Bass fishing is slow. Muskie fishing is good….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

ASHLAND AREA The sun was shining on Chequamegon Bay May 4 – which did a lot for peoples’ attitudes – and until the wind picked up, fishing was excellent. Trolling remains outstanding for cohos, brown trout, and splake from Long Island out toward the islands. Most trollers are flat-lining crankbaits in shallower water (40 feet) or following the mudlines. Anglers…

Otter Tail County to host 2020 Governor’s Fishing Opener

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Otter Tail County will host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. The opener will be held May 7-10. Thumper Pond Resort will serve as event headquarters. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes the annual event along with a host committee. The 73rd annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by a committee of volunteers…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are concentrating on docks to catch crappies in good numbers. Some are slow trolling crappie rigs to pick up fish. The crappies are ranging from seven to 12 inches, and many of the smaller ones are being thrown back, according to reports. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching smallmouth…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are reminded that walleyes come back into season May 4, and bass are in catch-and-immediate-release season through June 14. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Northern pike were hitting in Misery Bay, and perch were reported off the north…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair High winds, rain and storms made fishing difficult and kept pressure light on Lake St. Clair. Those fishing in the cuts and canals were catching some panfish. Spring turkey hunting has been good. Toms are gobbling. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Trenton Area Walleye fishing remains red hot in the Detroit River, when you can…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for May 10, 2019

LAKE MILLE LACS         Fishing pressure continues to be light, but there should be some crappies showing up in the shallow bays and harbors as water temperatures continue to climb. And the pressure should pick up once the season opens Saturday. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS As of Monday, there…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 3, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Bass fishing is slow.  Braidwood: Shore fishermen are seeing quite a few small catfish and bluegills. Fish are being caught on ice jigs under a float or…

‘That is what fishing is all about’ [video]

When you catch the fish of a lifetime but then your dad instincts kick in … Check out this heartfelt video – here posted by VTRND via ViralHog – of a father helping his young son catch the fish of a lifetime. It’s making the rounds on social media, with Facebook views, likes, shares and comments galore, including this one on…

Annual spring fish and wildlife hearings questions, results

For voting results regarding 2019 Wisconsin DNR fish and game proposed rule changes, click here. Total participants were 10,712, including 7,310 who participated online – an option that was offered for the first time in the 2019 annual spring fish and wildlife hearings, held across the state April 8. For related stories, see the May 3 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor…