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Something in the water? A record fishing year in Utah in 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Must be something in the water in Utah – at least in 2020. Utah began tracking fishing statistics in the early 1900s. Now, there are 100 records belonging to fish species found throughout the state – and 10 of those records were broken in 2020; a record year, indeed, in Utah fishing circles. So what happened…

On the 13th day before Christmas … 298 Santas fishing?

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — ‘Twas 13 days before Christmas, on Lake Norman they met, hundreds of Santas with a world record to set. They rode upon boats instead of old sleds while visions of big bass danced in their heads. The Ugly Stik World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament lived up to its name, drawing 298 anglers to compete in a…

Voyager Industries opens new 30,000-square-foot finishing facility

Brandon, Minn. — Voyager Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of aluminum, recently announced that a new facility has been completed in Pine River. The new facility, which spans more than 30,000 square feet, will allow Voyager to complete the interior finishing in-house of its Yetti Outdoors all-aluminum fish houses, as well as provide much-needed space for the newly…

Walleye anglers, can it really get even better on Lake Erie?

(Ohio DNR)In recent years, the walleye population on Lake Erie – the western basin in particular – has grown by leaps and bounds each year, to the point where it’s almost unimaginable that the resulting walleye fishing can get any better. But it does, and it does, and it does again, which is where we’re supposedly at again here. For…

Trout stocking via helicopter means more fish for anglers

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…

A rainbow trout – with a blueish twist

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

New brown trout record in Pennsylvania

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.

New Montana fishing reg would mean mandatory walleye kill

(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 food distributor plans to offer Asian carp

(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…

Record turnout for Blackfish Classic

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…