In recent decades, Mille Lacs’ water clarity has increased, most likely due to septic system improvements around the lake and the invasion of zebra mussels, which are filter feeders that strain out microscopic algae.
For voting results regarding 2019 Wisconsin DNR fish and game proposed rule changes, click here. Total participants were 10,712, including 7,310 who participated online – an option that was offered for the first time in the 2019 annual spring fish and wildlife hearings, held across the state April 8. For related stories, see the May 3 issue of Wisconsin Outdoor…
The fish are preparing to spawn on their own in the wild for the first time since the population was eliminated in Tennessee in the late 1970s.
(Minnesota DNR file photo)As ice comes off of southern Minnesota lakes, evidence of this year’s harsh winter is washing up along the shorelines. While dead and dying fish washing ashore can be discouraging to see, it’s the result of a natural process called “winterkill,” according to biologists with the Minnesota DNR. “Shallow lakes like we have in southern Minnesota are…
In 2017, two silver carp were captured in the same location.
At last week’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, commission acted to reduce daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. Change was necessary because 2018 recreational harvest limit for lake trout in Grand Traverse Bay was exceeded.
New perch regulations in Michigan have reduced the daily creel limit to 25 perch per angler, per day, on most Michigan waters.
Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…
For the first time in its 85-year history, the Conservation Congress will allow online input for the dozens of questions dealing with fish, wildlife and environmental issues.
Sauger from the first year of stocking are now reaching over 20 inches.
What will the impact be on northern Iowa’s pheasant population and southern Iowa’s quail? A quick survey of area wildlife biologists settled on one theme: Not Good.
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.
A walleye collected by a North Dakota Game and Fish biologist has set a “new old-age standard in walleye.”
Animals, fish have adapted to the conditions over time, biologists say.
This time LMBV was found in smallmouth bass in Beaver Lake (Alpena County) during the investigation of a fish kill and in Avalon Lake (Montmorency County). These latest discoveries indicate the virus is spreading northward in Michigan.
The fishing season is the first greenlighted by state officials since 1992.
Biologists aren’t sure what’s up, but they are paying attention.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey.
“It will mean that when you go to a perch fry, you will probably actually get yellow perch. Because right now, if you ‘value shop’ your fish fry, you are more than likely not getting yellow perch.”
Average size of Lake Sakakawea female salmon was 6 pounds, and once again there was an abundance of young male salmon, which typically forecasts a good run the next couple years.
Would include the combined daily bag limit for walleye and sauger from six to four, with one over 20 inches, and include an option to further reduce the bag limit for sauger in Pools 5 through 9; the existing 15-inch minimum length for walleye would remain.
Fish measured 43-1/2 inches and was caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota.
Will allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
Virus has been confirmed as a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco counties, with additional lakes in the area being examined. Virus previously affected adult largemouth bass in early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes.
Lake Sakakawea had the eighth highest catch of young-of-the-year walleye on record. And Devils Lake saw fair to good numbers of walleye, with the catch close to average even though Game and Fish didn’t stock any walleye in the fishery this year.
The DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment near Monroe from Oct. 8-12. Note to anglers and boaters: Be cautious around buoys, 1,300-foot-long nets.