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Now that’s a Michigan walleye

Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 5, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Braidwood: Anglers are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go, so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Bangs Lake: Bass fair…

For national crappie tournament winner and runner-up, weight of a nickel difference between tens of thousands of dollars

FARMERVILLE, La. — Less than a nickel’s weight made the difference between first and second place – and tens of thousands of dollars – at a recent fishing tournament in Louisiana. Tony Hughes and Jeff Riddle, both of Hornbeak, Tenn., pulled in 35.94 pounds of fish at the American Crappie Trail ‘s national tournament at Lake D’Arbonne. Daniel Porter of…

New York Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 5, 2019

(Pick up your copy of the 2019-20 Freshwater Fishing Digest at any license sales vendor. The new guide provides some great information for anyone interested in getting more involved in the sport of fishing, particularly women. The online version is also available on the DEC website.) Western New York In the lower Niagara River, Ricardo Davila of Wheatfield has been…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – March 29, 2019

Trout are being stocked statewide by the Fish & Boat Commission in anticipation of opening day, in the southeast March 30 and in the rest of state April 13.  NORTHEAST REGION Lake Erie tributaries  — FishErie.com reported March 17 that steelheading was productive on the west side creeks with jigs and egg sacks effective.  Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for March 29

LAKE MILLE LACS         Snowmobiles and ATVs were being used early this week, but it’s worth noting that most resorts have shut their accesses down for the season. So definitely call ahead before making the trek. Fishing activity has been light, limited to some crappie action in the south end bays. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for March 22

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         Fishing pressure continues to be light, with a handful of anglers looking to the bays on the south end for crappies. They seem to bite better early and late each day and some days are simply better than others. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – March 15, 2019

Anglers are reminded that all stocked trout waters, except special regulation sections and those open to year-round fishing, are closed from March 1 until 8 a.m. on opening day of trout season, which is March 30 (regional) and April 13 (statewide).  For a stocking schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are also reminded that walleye season is closed from March 15 to…