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Illinois Cuffs & Collars – May 27th, 2016

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While patrolling Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, CPO Hoogerwerf observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot across from the main shelter building. The same vehicle was reported by park staff as suspicious on a previous day, as it was parked and occupied for over eight hours. A white male subject was sitting in the…

Illinois Calendar of Events – May 27th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers June 5: BCK Riverbottom IL DU #204 Event, noon-5 p.m., county Line Chandlerville. For more info call Ron Royer, 309-546-2534. July 30: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344.   Shooting/Archery June 16-19: MRC Sportsman’s Club, MEC Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic, 8 a.m., Medford, WI. For…

Northern Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Michigan: On the south end it seems that the fish have moved out a bit, and there are some kings as well as good steelhead action on spoons and dodgers and flies. The coho have slowed down on the north end near Waukegan and Northpoint. Reports are that 00 orange dodgers with peanut flies in blue/silver and black/gold are star producers. The kings…

Southern Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Devils’ Kitchen: Bluegills are still on beds and can be caught on crickets, wax worms and red wigglers. Bass are good on spinners and crankbaits. Most are hanging in structures. Crab Orchard Lake: Catfish action has improved markedly on stinkbaits, leeches and cut shad. Bass are still holding in shallow areas and can be caught on a variety of baits. Crappie action is still…

Central Illinois Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Taylorville: A few catfish have been taken on dough baits. Bluegills excellent on worms. Crappies good to excellent on minnows. Bass have been hitting plastic worms. Coffeen Lake: Bass are good on topwater baits, crankbaits and plastics. Bluegills are fair on wax worms and fairly shallow catfish are good on dip baits, crawlers and cut bait, with some big flatheads being landed. Stripers are fair…

Illinois Rivers Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Illinois River:  The sauger and walleye bite has been really good with recent weather patterns. Fish are being caught vertical jigging jigs with minnows or using a floater jig and lindy rigging minnows have been doing well. Pulling three-way rigs has also started to put some fish in the boats. The white bass can be found on rocky shoreline areas….

Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars May 27th, 2016

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, stopped an ATV in April that was being operated by an adult man who had two small children as passengers on the unregistered machine. The driver failed to stop for a stop sign. The child in the back was not wearing a helmet. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Adam Stennett,…

Wisconsin Calendar of Events – May 27th, 2016

Banquet/Fundraiser  June 4: District 9 WTA Banquet, Reedsburg Outdoor Club. For more info call Denny Knuth, 608-524-2255. Aug. 18: North Central Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Mountain Bay Banquet Center. For more info call Don, 715-432-8607   Special Events June 10-12: Fort Old Abe Muzzle Loaders Rendezvous. For more info call Greg Haas, 715-495-9362. June 12: Take a Vet…

Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES In Ozaukee County, Sauk Creek is low and clear and the water was 54 degrees. Some browns at the power plant were caught on blue and silver spoons. The Army Corps has started repairs on the breakwall of the north pier in Port Washington, and access to the pier is prohibited through July 3. In Sheboygan County, the Sheboygan and…

Central Wisconsin Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

DOOR PENINSULA AND ALGOMA/KEWAUNEE AREA Bass fishing is off to a good start and will get better with the forecasted nice weather. There have been good reports coming from the whole Door County Peninsula. The warmest water is to the south, from the Sturgeon Bay Flats down to Little Sturgeon where there is now some bedding starting. To the north, fishermen have…

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay fishing is very productive for trout and salmon trollers. Most anglers continue to use crankbaits. The colder nights dropped water temperatures, keeping fish in shallower water for now. Anglers using the same crankbaits as they are for trout are catching some walleyes in the channel, the slough areas, and along the Ashland shoreline. Also along the…

Catskill Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Beaverkill and Willowemoc: Both rivers were clear and wadeable and in good shape. There is a mix of Caddis, Sulphurs, March Browns and small spinners.   Delaware East Branch: Was at a good fishing level with easy wading. March Browns were showing up, along with spinners and Sulphurs.  The water below East Branch is good Green Drake water, as well. …

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 27th, 2016

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Forgotten conviction (Orleans County)…

New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events – May 27th, 2016

Season Dates May 30: Winter flounder season closes May 31: Spring gobbler season closes June 11: Lake Champlain bass season opens June 15: Frog season opens June 17: Catch-and-release, artificial lures-only bass season closes June 17: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes June 18: Bass season opens June 18: Muskie season opens (Great Lakes and tributaries, Niagara River, St. Lawrence…

Western New York Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

All of Region 9’s trout waters have been stocked. Hatchery staff are now delivering additional stocking increments to the larger and more popular area waters. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 or check back here for bi-weekly stocking updates.  Among the waters recently stocked are: Allegany County: Dyke Creek (Andover), Cryder Creek (Independence), California…

Central New York Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

A number of county web sites offer good information on fishing in the area, including bait shops, guides, etc. A few examples are: Onondaga County (fishonondagacounty.com); Oswego County (visitoswegocounty.com); and Wayne County (waynecountytourism.com). Oswego and Wayne counties also have a weekly fishing hotline on their web pages, as well. Among the region’s stocked trout waters are: Cayuga County: Owasco Outlet,…

Finger Lakes Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Among the region’s stocked trout waters are: Broome County: Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Finch Hollow Site 1, Little Choconut 2e, Nanticoke 7a, Nanticoke Lake, Palmers Pond, Patterson Pond #1, Oquaga Creek, Chenango Lake, Dudley Creek, East Branch Nanticoke Creek, and Nanticoke Creek. Chemung County: Eldridge Lake, Park Station Pond, Post Creek, Sing Sing Creek, Newtown Creek, Cayuta Creek and Wyncoop…

Adirondacks Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Champlain: Cold weather has slowed catch-and-release bass fishing, but some anglers have been picking up solid numbers of fish and the occasional 4- and even 5-pounder. Lake trout have been offering up the most consistent action, but fishing pressure has been light with the cool weather conditions. The region’s trout waters saw their typical before-the-holiday stocking and plenty of…

Long Island Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Overall, the fishing was excellent for stripers and bluefish. The inshore and offshore saltwater temperatures have reached the high 50s, creating ideal conditions for striped bass and bluefish. The stripers have worked their way east to Montauk Point.  The large schools of bunker that have resided throughout the winter are providing the big bait necessary for the large stripers. Bluefish…