Fish

Whopper silver redhorse is a record

(Minnesota DNR)Avid angler Dustin Stone caught a new state-record silver redhorse in the certified weight category of the Minnesota DNR’s record fish program. Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. “We had been…

Regulators OK fish hatchery expansion on Au Sable River

(Michigan DNR)TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — State regulators approved a fish hatchery expansion on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections from groups that fear the operation could contaminate one of northern Michigan’s most prized trout streams. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality granted a pollution discharge permit to Harrietta Hills Grayling Trout Farm, which plans eventually to raise its output…

Why the zones? DNR explains new pike regs

The new northern pike fishing regulations, which were announced recently and go into effect on the May 12 fishing opener, have three distinct zones. Each of the zones – north-central, northeast and south – provide protection for different sizes of pike, and there are reasons for those differences, the DNR said in a news release Monday, April 23 as it…

DNR: Fish winterkill being reported in lakes near Brainerd, Hinckley, Twin Cities

(Minnesota DNR file photo)Cold winters with abundant snowfall can lead to fish die-offs and the Minnesota DNR has already taken reports of this process, known as winterkill, occurring in lakes near Brainerd, Hinckley and the Twin Cities area. “While seeing lots of dead fish can be disconcerting, we remind people that winterkill is normal and happens every year to some…

Center embracing social impact of Alaska salmon

KENAI, Alaska — The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges. The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is launching the Alaska Center for Salmon and Society, focused on engagement, research and education. That includes a broad range of…

In Michigan’s bid to find best idea for stopping Asian carp, livestream showdown looms in Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge

The Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge’s four finalists will compete for $500,000 in cash on Tuesday, live-streamed at www.michigan.gov/snyderlive.Four Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge finalists – a software consultant, a robotics professor, a civil engineer and a hydraulic engineer – will compete for $500,000 in cash prizes during the “Carp Tank” livestream event Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m….

Kentucky using fishing tournaments to test new regs

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is studying the impact of looser regulations on bass size limits during several fishing tournaments. The three-year test is limited to four tournaments on Lake Cumberland and Cave Run Lake. The study will help biologists determine if the changes would affect the overall fishery in the lake. During the test…