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Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for May 3, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         The lake has been ice-free since late last weekend with the wind chewing up any ice that was left. There hasn’t been much for fishing reports, but look to the shallow bays and harbors to start holding crappies as water temperatures climb. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 26, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing shallow lily pads and boat docks are picking up channel catfish and bluegills. The successful bite is coming on live bait, either nightcrawlers or minnows under a float. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Crappie fishermen are doing OK here by fishing baby-shad-imitating baits. Find any laydown on the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued its in-season stocking of trout across the state in recent weeks.  For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.   Anglers are reminded that the catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect from April 13 through June 14, and walleyes are out of season from now until May 4.  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —…

High school anglers come to the rescue during fishing tournament

FLORENCE, Ala. — Two young anglers competing in a high school fishing tournament rescued two other competitors whose boat was sinking on a lake in northwest Alabama. Sardis High School 10th graders Garrett Howington and Issac Darden are being called heroes for their actions during an Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association tournament at Pickwick Lake. Howington and Darden were…

Cold weather causing winterkill on some southern Minnesota lakes

(Minnesota DNR file photo)As ice comes off of southern Minnesota lakes, evidence of this year’s harsh winter is washing up along the shorelines. While dead and dying fish washing ashore can be discouraging to see, it’s the result of a natural process called “winterkill,” according to biologists with the Minnesota DNR. “Shallow lakes like we have in southern Minnesota are…

Lake trout limit reduced on Grand Traverse Bay

At last week’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, commission acted to reduce daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. Change was necessary because 2018 recreational harvest limit for lake trout in Grand Traverse Bay was exceeded.

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 12, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching wipers here by tight-lining chicken livers or shrimp on the bottom, much like you would fish for catfish. For saugeyes, cast a crankbait in perch patterns for the best results. Saugeyes have been ranging up to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching catfish, crappies, and bluegills by fishing…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 12, 2019

Mild weather, with a little rainfall, brought out anglers for the opening day of trout season in the southeast region March 30.  The season opens for the rest of the state April 13. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is stocking trout across the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are reminded that from April 15 through June 14,…

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…