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Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – March 1, 2019

Anglers are reminded that all Stocked Trout Waters (except special regulation stretches) will be closed to fishing from March 1 until opening day, which is March 30 in the southeastern counties and April 13 in the remainder of Pennsylvania.   For more, including a stocking schedule, visit the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at www.fishand boat.com.  NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 22, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The browns and cohos are starting to get active. Fish the warm-water discharges with jigs and twisters tipped with a piece of squid or crankbaits like a J-9 in chart/white or orange/gold. Small orange dodger and peanut flies log lining…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report for Feb. 22, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Anglers aren’t catching big numbers of walleyes, but large fish remain somewhat active. The best reports continue to come off the mud flats or deep basin areas in 30 feet or more during low-light periods. For this weekend’s Perch Extravaganza, work the south-end bays, north-end sand breaks, and mud flats….

North Dakota Game and Fish citations: license-related violations most prevalent

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s enforcement division has tallied the number of hunting, angling and boating citations for 2018, and failure to carry a license was the number one violation. Game wardens issued more than 2,400 citations last year, compared to 2,500 in 2017 and 2,300 citations in 2016. Counties with the most violations were Ramsey (343), Williams…

Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

The plan would take decades to fully implement, and it focuses on strategies such as removals of dams, installations of fish passages and increasing the number of salmon that survive in the ocean. It states that the estimated cost is about $24 million per year, not including money federal departments already spend on salmon recovery work.

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 15, 2019

The polar vortex at the end of January locked up rivers and hastened ice formation on lakes in much of Pennsylvania, only to be followed by unseasonably mild weather.  Anglers are urged to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces. For ice-fishing safety tips, visit www.fishandboat.com.  NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — As of Feb. 1, perch…