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Baitfish Rule Changes to go into Effect February 2

Vermont regulations for fishing with live bait will be a little more accommodating for anglers starting in early February. On January 17, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board voted to approve changes to the baitfish regulations, allowing anglers more flexibility on transporting baitfish and more options for the fish species they can use as bait. The modifications, which go into…

ND: Anglers, Boaters Must Follow Aquatic Nuisance Species Rules

Over the past three years, North Dakota has implemented several new rules intended to reduce the risk of aquatic nuisance species transfer throughout the state. The most recent of those rules, according to State Game and Fish Department fisheries chief Greg Power, is a requirement that anglers in all cases must now drain their boat’s livewell when leaving a lake…

NY: DEC plans to loosen baitfish limitations Issue: 5

Western N.Y. may get transportation corridor for baitfishAlbany – DEC is planning to soften its baitfish transport regulations on the heels of strong criticism from western New York anglers as well as bait dealers who say the rules have crippled their business.DEC announced late last month it is developing regulations that will create a “transportation corridor” where baitfish can be…

DEC looks at softening baitfish regs

Albany – DEC_is looking at relaxing its baitfish regulations, which are currently among the most stringent in the nation. That possibility comes on the heels of a meeting with a group known as the Lake Erie Civilian Baitfish Group, which is looking at some loosening of the baitfish transport regulations put into effect in 2006 to protect against the spread…

VHS rules relaxed

Madison – The Natural Resources Board granted the wishes of many anglers and the Legislature when it recently relaxed rules involving viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), to allow anglers to reuse minnows. The change will allow fishermen to take minnows off the water and reuse them later if they were purchased from a Wisconsin bait dealer and not exposed to the…

Superior national park heads explore VHS rules

Madison – Like their counterparts in fish management have done – and continue to do – in battling a deadly fish disease, officials from national parks surrounding Lake Superior are developing a plan to deal with VHS, a disease that’s one of the most recent “invasive” threats to the Great Lakes. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia, which causes bleeding in internal organs,…

DNR aims for aquaculture policy and rules changes

By Joe AlbertStaff Writer St. Paul — Changes are on the horizon concerning the use of wetlands for aquaculture in the state, as the DNR plans to push for additional policies and regulations in coming months. The scope of any changes is undecided as of yet, but agency officials last month unveiled a list of options, brought the issue before…

VHS effort focuses on movement of baitfish

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — Proposed regulations designed to halt the spread of the VHS virus into other New York State waters are identical to the emergency rules put in place last month. And while a public comment period on the proposed regulations will run from Dec. 6-Jan. 22, DEC officials have already heard from many of those affected…

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Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Phil Brown, of Iron River, and Mark Little, of Spooner, contacted two individuals in an UTV for failure to have a rear plate on the UTV. Brown and Little discovered that the UTV was not registered, the operator didn’t have a nonresident trail pass, there was no rear plate on the UTV, headlights weren’t…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 26, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishing jigs and minnows suspended by a float around woody cover in the upper end of the lake and in coves is a good way to catch crappies. Crappies must be nine inches or longer to keep. For white bass, use minnows, jigs, and small spinners in the upper end of the…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – September 23rd, 2016

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – Saugeyes are being caught along the south bank and around the Moundwood and Dream bridge areas. Try crankbaits and worm harnesses trolled near the bottom. Largemouth bass anglers are catching fish in the canals around cover; try spinnerbaits, tubes, and crankbaits. Bluegills are still being caught in the channels using waxworms, nightcrawlers, or…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 29th, 2016

Central Region Delaware Lake (963 acres; Delaware County) – For crappies, use jigs and minnows around woody cover and target water depths of eight to 15 feet. Crappie must be nine inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish are plentiful in this lake. Try using cut bait and shrimp fished on the bottom at night for the best success. Largemouth…