Fishing

25 holiday gift ideas for the angler in your life

STOCKING STUFFERS VMC Heavy-Duty Wide Gap Tokyo Rig: Keep it simple with the VMC Heavy-Duty Wide Gap Tokyo Rigs! This rig is built around a one-piece solid ring connected to a swivel and a 2 1/2-inch dropper arm for customized rigging. The dropper arm allows you to attach your favorite weights or beads onto the shaft and then bend the…

Minnesota DNR, Red Lake Nation renew Upper and Lower Red Lake fishery management agreement 

The new MOU closely parallels previous 1999-2019 agreements that facilitated restoration of high-quality walleye fishing to Minnesota’s largest inland body of water. The agreement states that each entity will support the Red Lake Fisheries Technical Committee, a joint panel of experts that recommends policies and practices to maintain a healthy fishery.

Getting to the guts of Lake Huron fishery trends

Stomach contents from a lake trout. (Katie Kierczynski, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife)Changes in what these fish are eating have important management implications for Lake Huron and the Great Lakes. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Huron

Future remains in doubt for Lake Superior ciscos

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Lake Superior’s cisco numbers have been steadily falling over the past decade. Last year’s commercial catch was just half the haul from 2006. As climate change makes Lake Superior’s winter ice cover — which helps cisco eggs hatch by protecting them from the elements — less reliable, researchers say Minnesota’s deep-rooted North Shore cisco fishery faces an uncertain future. For the…

Study: ‘Hidden over-harvest’ driving Wisconsin walleye decline

(Wisconsin DNR)Over the last few decades, walleye in Wisconsin have been on a downward trend. As lakes in the upper Midwest warm due to climate change, this cool-water species has found itself with less habitat in which to thrive. Add in factors like lakefront development and loss of shoreline habitat, and the iconic fishery isn’t what it used to be….

Minnesota DNR rejects ban on lead ammunition, tackle

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  Minnesota wildlife officials have rejected a request from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in rifle bullets, birdshot and fishing tackle. The Minnesota DNR denied the petition Monday. DNR officials say restrictions on the use of lead ammunition and tackle should instead be considered by Minnesota lawmakers. Minnesota Public Radio News reports environmental groups…