Vendors scramble as fresh perch supply shrinks

Because Great Lakes perch is so hard to come by, some businesses are turning to European perch, or Zander, he said, which comes from Poland and other areas in Europe with bodies of fresh water. The fish comes to the U.S. frozen and is not as tasty as yellow perch.

Major League Fishing to acquire Fishing League Worldwide

TULSA, Okla. — Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. The Letter of Intent (LOI) sets in motion the most significant brand merger in competitive bass fishing history, linking a tour and original, award-winning programming featuring the top professional anglers in the world to…

Surprise catch for Canadian angler – a piranha

(BC Conservation Officers Service)This is not your typical catch of the day. In fact, it’s likely not something you want to hook at anytime. According to the BC Conservation Officers Service, a Vancouver Island angler “reeled in a surprise” while at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo this week: a red-bellied piranha. For the complete story, click here.   Categories: News Tags: BC…

After 30-plus-year absence due to acid rain, brook trout discovered in Adirondack lake

(Wikipedia)A reproducing population of brook trout has been discovered in a tiny lake in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness for the first time since the lake was declared fishless due to acid rain 32 years ago, New York state officials said. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said yesterday the breeding population of trout in the 38-acre Lake Colden…

Out-of-state anglers convicted of walleye poaching on Erie

During their sentencing in Ashtabula Municipal Court, each angler was ordered to pay a fine and restitution for 99 walleye, totaling a combined $9,360 in court costs and restitution. The judge also revoked their Ohio fishing licenses for three years. All six anglers were added to the Interstate Wildlife Violator’s Compact, which could cause them to lose their fishing rights in 46 other states.