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Category Archives: Freshwater Fishing

Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Spring Estimate Shows Lake Mille Lacs Walleye Population is Healthy

A recently completed tagging and recapture population estimate shows that Mille Lacs Lake walleye are healthy and able to support the sport fishing this popular central Minnesota lake offers. “After last fall’s gill net survey, there was some uncertainty about the amount of walleye that could be safely harvested from…


Wolf Lake Hatchery Hosts Annual Fish Festival

“Fish on!” These exciting words will reverberate through the grounds of the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on July 19-20, as dozens of youngsters catch a steelhead trout or even a muskie from the half-acre show pond. It’s all part of the hatchery’s 9th Annual Fish Festival. Admission is free….


Smallmouth Bass Assessment Underway on West Branch of Susquehanna

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding anglers to report tagged smallmouth bass in order to help the agency with a population assessment on a section of the lower West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The commission is currently conducting the assessment and an angler…


Coursey Springs State Fish Hatchery Closed for Renovations

The largest trout hatchery owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) closed for renovations June 1, 2008. Coursey Springs Hatchery has been responsible for about 30 percent of the 1.2 million trout stocked annually by VDGIF. The more than 40 years old hatchery will be completely…


Turbulent Tailwaters Present Fresh Perils to Anglers, Boaters

HEBER SPRINGS – Water is a wonderful commodity and an Arkansas asset – except when there is too much of it. Weeks after the storms and heavy rains the state received earlier in the year, too much water remains here and there even as the traditionally dry summer is underway….


DNR and Tower Kleber Limited Partnership Announce Groundbreaking for Black River Streamside Lake Sturgeon Rearing Facility

Department of Natural Resources fisheries officials today announced a northern Michigan hydropower producer will build a streamside sturgeon rearing facility on the Black River as part of ongoing efforts to enhance the Black Lake sturgeon fishery. A groundbreaking to begin construction of the facility will be held July 2 at…


Make a Catfish Fishery the Destination of Choice This Summer

Florida Fish Busters’ July 2008 By: Bob Wattendorf, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with special thanks to Andy Strickland, FWC The living is easy in Florida this summer, and the catfish are abundant in the state’s fresh waters. Anglers from throughout the United States and from numerous countries around…


Largemouth Bass – Good or Bad

Are largemouth bass a good fish or a bad fish? Depending on which lake or pond you are visiting this can be a very difficult question. In Nevada, anglers consider largemouth bass to be one of the most desired game fish, but in special ponds like those at the Ash…


Save Our Lakes Program is Successful

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Save Our Lakes program has rehabilitated nearly 42,000 feet of shoreline since 2001. “Our goal is simple – to make the fishery better for fish, and people,” said Scott Elstad, SOL coordinator. Altogether, crews have tackled 42 separate projects. Some of the work…


Horsepower Limit Raised on Pymatuning Lake in Ashtabula County

COLUMBUS, OH – Governor Ted Strickland signed legislation last week that increased the horsepower limit on Pymatuning Lake in Ashtabula County from 9.9 to 20 horsepower. The new rule was part of a comprehensive package of boater safety laws that went into effect on June 13. Pymatuning Lake’s 14,000 acres…