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Auburn bass fishing team suspended for COVID violations

Auburn’s team is one of the country’s top-ranked programs. Several former members have gone on to compete in professional bass fishing competitions.Auburn University has suspended the school’s bass fishing team over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies. A memo to team members says the suspension is for the rest of this year, Al.com reported. The team violated the travel…

Will this possible North Dakota walleye record stick?

(North Dakota Game and Fish Department)It was likely just a matter of time before the North Dakota state walleye record fell. After all, bigger walleyes than the 15-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in 2018 by Neal Leier on the Missouri River near Fox Island in Bismarck had reportedly been caught since then. But those fish either weren’t verified or were disqualified…

‘We have probably pulled out 2,000 fish’

Lake Minnetonka anglers recently rushed to save hoards of game fish that had moved into a small pool of open water near a dam that leads to the popular Twin Cities-area fishery. For more, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fish, Fishing, Lake Minnetonka

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…