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…
The next step for researchers is figuring out how to stop grass carp from gaining a foothold.
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.
But without further measures, circumstances could be dire.
Number of grass carp in the area is “extremely low,” which offers a chance to prevent the invasive fish from gaining a foothold.
Fish and Boat Commission executive director says inspections are an important part of the agency’s strategy to keep boaters safe.
If you’re a bass fisherman on Lake Erie and want to try fishing on Lake Ontario, just bring your knowledge and baits. Ditto for Lake Ontario anglers wanting to tackle Lake Erie. Once you find the fish, you should be able to catch them.
They’ve been found in other Pennsylvania waters for years, and like their saltwater counterparts, freshwater jellyfish will sting people. But their stingers are so small they would not penetrate human skin.
Tapping into the hot walleye bite with three-way rigs.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A “significant” harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won’t be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said recently. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partners released their annual algae forecast for the shallowest and warmest of…
Ohio Lake Erie Commission in charge of seeing that the state reaches its goal of a 40 percent reduction of phosphorus going into western Lake Erie within the next 10 years.
Each reportedly caught their limit of walleyes, stashed the fish on shore and went out again, with each catching two to six walleyes the second time out.
According to reports, Erie’s last reading put the body of water at 574 feet, just 7.3 inches shy of an all-time high in 1986; other Great Lakes also have seen water levels higher than average.
Respect your fellow anglers on the water and hopefully that same respectful attitude will be paid back to you.
State’s leaders fail to recognize opportunity for aid.
Cold water temperatures are allowing VHSv to continue to affect fish from the St. Clair River to Lake Erie.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Sea Grant programs at stake.
Ohio anglers win pro angler and co-angler titles and three of the top four in the pro division hail from the host state in last week’s tournament.
Meanwhile, biologists throughout Lake Erie have been implanting acoustic transmitters in walleye to understand fish movements and how they relate to fishing effort and harvest.
Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and local fishery organizations will participate in several regional workshops the next two months highlighting research and information about the fisheries.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye and 13 percent for yellow perch.
But under a tentative plan, several programs would see steep cuts and money for the Great Lakes initiative would be all but eliminated.
A little common sense and courtesy will go a long way when launching your fishing boat.
Invasive fish has been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario, although it’s uncertain how many there are or how widely they have spread.
The algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes pose a threat to both drinking water and wildlife.