The open season will now run from Mar. 1 to Oct. 31 with a new daily bag limit of two lake trout. Previously, regulations included a year-round season with a daily bag limit of five lake trout.
The 36.5-inch laker weighed 19.36 pounds, the largest lake trout from Lake Champlain entered in the Record Fish Program since the department started keeping fish records in 1969.
Managers are confident that restoring the daily possession limits to their former levels won’t result in overfishing in either lake trout management unit.
The 37.7-pound fish might have been around when the previous record lake trout, a 28-pounder, was caught in 1958.
More than any other type of ice fishing, this angler would much rather spend a day on the hard water either running and gunning or setting out tip-ups in hopes of landing a pair of keeper lake trout.
Copper mining waste rock known as stamp sands have built up in an Upper Peninsula waterway and threaten an important whitefish, lake trout spawning area.
The author learns that targeting ice-out lake trout sometimes requires navigating through North Country icebergs, but fresh lake trout fillets make it all worthwhile.
Twenty-four years of gillnetting operations are starting to turn the tide with a reduction of lake trout numbers.
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.
The effort against the lake trout is the centerpiece of a long-term fight to help Yellowstone’s native cutthroat trout. Lake trout feed on cutthroats, causing the native fish population to decline.
Yellowstone Lake chief fisheries biologist investigating a case of trespass not transport after seeing how fish are invading high-elevation lakes in Glacier National Park.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)LAKE LINDEN, Mich. — A campaign to protect a crucial Lake Superior fish spawning area gets underway this week. A public meeting on Buffalo Reef is scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, Jan. 30) at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in Houghton County. Waste material known as “stamp sands” were dumped into the lake during the…
The season will reopen March 1 with a bag limit of two fish. DNR staff are currently working on additional rulemaking that would remove the closed season on lake trout and increase bag limits.
State fisheries managers recently ended a trout stocking program in Lake Superior because hatchery-raised fish are no longer necessary to increase the population.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho man who caught a record-setting trout in Utah has been told his fish does not qualify for the record anymore because he caught it without a valid fishing license. Sidney Cellan caught the 57-pound, 48-inch lake trout in June at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The Utah Division of Wildlife…
To ensure accurate data is being collected on fish being lost from angling, mortality estimates must include both fish harvested and fish that are released and then die as a result of fishing.
Now, in all its glory, 18 years after he originally penned the piece, a tongue-in-cheek essay comparing fishing and childbirth.
The regulation changes will result in expanded angling opportunities, including keeping the lake trout season open year-round in some locations.
Comes after an emergency rule was approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
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.
On April 1, the limit increased from two fish per day to three fish per day, putting Indiana in sync with neighboring Michigan’s bag limit.
Emergency rule was developed following an extensive angler engagement process that included seven public meetings with total attendance of 500.
Picking the brains of ice anglers who obsess over these fish for interesting insights
Wisconsin DNR encouraging public to attend a pair of fisheries meetings to discuss the topics
Board adopts emergency rule for sport anglers in Apostle Islands area that allows for two-fish bag limit, with a 15-inch size limit, but only one of those fish may be longer than 25 inches
The separate measures reflect the difference in lake trout abundance between the two Great Lakes. Next steps will involve stakeholder meetings in both regions.