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Arizona statewide fishing report for June 24

Rory’s fishing tips: Forest and fire closures got you down? Don’t fret, there are still lots of great places to fish, re-connect with nature, and have an outdoor adventure. Heck, you can even catch rainbows close to home if you live in the Valley. Life is good, you just have to adapt a little. In fact, how would you like…

Arizona statewide fishing report for June 8

Rory’s tips:A few weeks ago I had the privilege of working with Anglers West TV for a segment on Apache Lake. Here is a link to that show: I guess this is the week for videos. Want to learn how to some of the latest fishing techniques, try these tips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ONcwr8Xfo. How about pitching and flipping? Or as we say…

Lengthy and Detailed! Arizona Statewide Fishing Report A21

Rory’s Tips:First order of fishing business, here’s a link to our brand new 2011 Summer Stocking Schedule: http://www.azgfd.gov/pdfs/h_f/fishing/stocking/2011SumTroutStockSchedule.pdf. Make your plans now, it’s shaping up to be a great year.It’s got me smiling and dreaming about big trout dancing on the end of the line (especially for my youngest boy and for the grand kids).It’s turning into a big fish…

UT: Ice-off at Joes Valley Reservoir

PRICE, UTAH – “The next several weeks is the best time of the year to catch big splake at Joes Valley Reservoir,” asserts Division of Wildlife Resources Fisheries Assistant Manager Justin Hart. “You don’t need a boat or special equipment to nail the big ones.” “Large predatory fish cruise the shoreline in search of chubs, which are their primary prey…

Arizona Fishing Report #A6

These Arizona fishing reports are long and loaded with detailed information on specific bites on specific waters… here’s to your great day on the water! Here’s a piece of great news — we surveyed Tempe Town Lake last week and guess what? IT’S BACK! Our biologists are still crunching the numbers, but the survey showed lots of largemouth bass ranging…

Arizona Fishing Report #A6

These Arizona fishing reports are long and loaded with detailed information on specific bites on specific waters… here’s to your great day on the water! Here’s a piece of great news — we surveyed Tempe Town Lake last week and guess what? IT’S BACK! Our biologists are still crunching the numbers, but the survey showed lots of largemouth bass ranging…

Bait debate rages on the Mississippi

La Crosse, Wis. – The debate is a familiar one for those who regularly fish the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Prior to recent rule changes, anglers had been able to seine baitfish such as minnows or willow cats from the waterway and use them for bait. According to Wes Domine, of Fountain City in Buffalo County, it’s a grand,…

‘5 and 5’ brook trout regulation officially eliminated

Albany – A series of fishing regulations changes set to take effect this fall include the elimination of a rule that allowed trout anglers to keep five additional brook trout under 8 inches in length. The elimination of the “5 and 5” regulation in DEC_regions 5 and 7 essentially means that, with the exception of some waters where special regulations…

No sign of VHS found in 2008

Lansing – Watchful fisheries managers did not detect any viral hemorrhagic septicemia in Michigan waters last year, but that doesn’t mean they’ve quit looking. Or that anglers won’t still be asked to help contain the spread of the virus, which can cause fish to bleed to death internally. “The news is that the disease has not spread in Michigan waters,…

Ontario bait restrictions frustrate state’s anglers

St. Clair Shores, Mich. – When it comes to fishing in Canadian waters on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, Michigan anglers must follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. That means it’s illegal to buy live bait – including minnows, leeches, crayfish, and salamanders – in Michigan and take it into Ontario for fishing….

National parks, band pursue VHS plan for Lake Superior

Munising, Mich. – 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…

Sportsmen having to decide between fishing and hunting

ALGOMA AREA Water temps on the lake are fairly uniform from the surface down. Anglers fishing off of piers in Algoma and Kewaunee have had slower action. Cohos and kings were being caught almost every day, but not in very large numbers. Some salmon have started to move up the rivers, but with low water still present, there are not…

Rainbow trout ID’d in recent VHS case

Staff report Albany – Additional cases of VHS are appearing in New York waters, and the fish-killing disease has now been found in a rainbow trout. DEC officials last month said VHS was discovered in three additional waters – the Little Salmon River, a tributary to Lake Ontario where the virus has already been identified; the Seneca-Cayuga Canal; and a…

VHS shows itself in another Finger Lake

Staff report Skaneateles, N.Y. – Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has taken its second leap out of the Great Lakes system. The fish-killing disease found primarily within the Great Lakes waters has now been discovered in Skaneateles Lake, DEC officials announced last month. VHS was deemed responsible for a May fish kill of smallmouth bass and rock bass in the lake,…

DNR considers VHS’ effects on stocking

By Kevin NazeCorrespondent Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – Wisconsin’s ongoing struggle with viral hemorrhagic septicemia – the fish-killing VHS virus – was a big newsmaker at the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s 52nd annual meeting June 5-6 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. ‘Most of the attention’s on us right now,’ said Mike Staggs, DNR fisheries supervisor in Madison. Wisconsin found itself in…

Fish quarantined in northern Ohio

By Mike MooreEditor Reynoldsburg, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture hopes to prevent fish from moving out of the portion of northern Ohio that has been affected by a viral fish disease on Lake Erie. State Agriculture Director Robert J. Boggs issued a proclamation the first week of May prohibiting the in-state transportation, sale, or distribution of 36 fish…

Bait prices are a big concern on Lake Erie

Rules related to VHS could drive up bait shop prices By Mike MooreEditor Columbus – The biggest casualty of the current fish virus scare on Lake Erie will likely be the bait dealers who do business on Ohio’s north shore, said the DNR Division of Wildlife’s top fisheries administrator. With the spring fishing season nearly here, concern over viral hemorrhagic…

VHS meetings draw questions, concern

Staff report Hamburg, N.Y. — A series of meetings outlining the status of VHS – Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia – and complex regulations designed to stop the spread of the virus did a couple of things. The sessions showed anglers, bait dealers and other sportsmen why the regulations are needed, and they also underscored how difficult it will be to enforce…

VHS sessions set; nine Jan. meetings

Staff report Albany — A series of informational meetings on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) will be held across the state next month, DEC officials have announced. The sessions will be used to provide anglers, live bait dealers and others with information on VHS as well as the federal and state regulations established in response to the discovery of VHS in…

Walleye action remains strong on Erie

By Steve Pollick Contributing Writer Huron, Ohio — If you are willing to run down Huron or Vermilion way to fish Lake Erie, you can find some excellent late-season walleye action. Veteran Maumee angler Ed Szymanski, for example, recently had one of his best days ever while fishing aboard skipper Ron Johnson’s “Thumper” out of Vermilion harbor. “I’ve fished before…

Disease threat slows transport of fish, bait

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul — A ban imposed by the USDA on the importation of several fish species from a number of Great Lakes has left several aquaculture farmers in limbo, and could change the way state agencies screen for a deadly disease known as VHS. A week ago, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service…

By Tori J. McCormick

Denny Palmer knows South Dakota’s Lake Oahe, the jumbo-sized Missouri River reservoir, as well as any angler who has wet a line in the system. Over the years, Palmer, who makes his living as a fishing guide and motel owner, has been one of the river’s most vocal advocates, whether it’s fighting for a protective slot limit on walleyes or…