PIERRE, S.D. – For the first time, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks recently stocked walleyes in two Black Hills reservoirs. GFP fisheries staff stocked 14,000 fingerlings in Sheridan Reservoir and 9,500 fingerlings in Stockade Reservoir. These young walleyes averaged five inches in length and came from natural rearing ponds in the northeast part of the state. “Adding walleye into…
Fisheries biologists have completed fall reproduction surveys, which evaluate natural reproduction, stocking success and forage abundance in many waters across the state. And, mostly, the news is good.
The operators of three agriculture businesses have been told to pay more than $30,000.
Could have long-term impacts on a popular trout stream.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials have found small numbers of Snake River cutthroat trout during sampling. Where they came from a mystery.
Juvenile lake sturgeon were collected from the wild during April and May and reared in streamside facilities until they were large enough to tag. Most fish were tagged prior to being released into their respective rivers to allow future evaluations of stocked fish.
The Michigan DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment in the west basin of Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich., beginning Oct. 9 and continuing through Oct. 13. “This survey is a cornerstone of the DNR’s annual efforts to assess the walleye fishery in Lake Erie,” said Todd Wills, the DNR’s Lake Huron-Lake Erie area fisheries research manager. “The data from…
Hope is that, when the weather turns colder, the salmon run will resume.
Annual Sturgeon Fest, at Lakeshore State Park in downtown Milwaukee on Sept. 30, continues effort to restore lake sturgeon to Lake Michigan.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some lakes and streams in West Virginia will receive special stockings of golden rainbow trout next year. The Division of Natural Resources says the releases will be held in early April to lead off the spring trout stocking season. The DNR plans to stock only golden rainbow trout in designated lakes and streams, including those in…
The next step for researchers is figuring out how to stop grass carp from gaining a foothold.
LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the agency said in a news release. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter, according to the release. The stockings began Sept. 19 with 1,000 trout put in Elm Creek east of Red Cloud. The…
The brook trout daily possession limit has been set at five for the past 17 years.
Marks the first time that the virus has been confirmed in Pennsylvania waters.
Michigan DNR stocked a total of 25,470,199 fish that weighed more than 320 tons and consisted of 11 different species and one hybrid.
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
Two weeks prior to the fall trout opener, the fall catch-and-release fly-fishing season will open at nine sites on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Populations of endangered species reportedly improving.
Chinook salmon egg take, Little Manistee Wier. (Michigan DNR)The Michigan DNR again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. Public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in…
NORTHFIELD, Wis. — A new fish farm and greenhouse operation in western Wisconsin is trying to change the seafood industry with its indoor aqua-hydroponics system. Fish farm-greenhouse enterprise Superior Fresh in Northfield opened its indoor Atlantic salmon farm Thursday, The Leader-Telegram reported. The one-acre fish farm can produce up to 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon and 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout each year. The nutrient-rich…
It hasn’t come easy, and the process will require continued human intervention to make sure the salmon that hatch in Vermont’s Winooski River or New York’s Boquet River can make it to the lake and then return when it’s their time to reproduce.
A stretch of the Gibbon River and its headwater lakes are being poisoned so Yellowstone National Park can remove “exotic” fish and create a refuge for west slope cutthroat trout and river-running grayling.
An estimated 66,000 fish – from minnows to sunfish – were found dead in the creeks in Hardin, Allen and Williams counties this month.
High tides and currents coinciding with Monday’s solar eclipse blamed for the failure over the weekend at farm off Cypress Island in Washington state.
A recent fishing trip on the St. Mary’s River produced a variety of fish.
Comins Lake was well on its way to recovery after the state restocked the fishery with largemouth bass, brown and rainbow trout in 2015. But invading pike continue to make a mess of what was once one of the most popular fisheries in the state.