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Lake Fishing & Fly Fishing

Woman Lake Included in Walleye Stocking Study

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries researchers, with help from local fisheries personnel, have launched a study to determine the optimum number of walleye fry that should be stocked back into four egg-source lakes including Woman and Winnibigoshish in Cass County, Otter Tail in Otter Tail County and…


Reminder! Horsepower Limits Raised on Wildlife Area Lakes in Knox, Williams, Defiance and Vinton Counties Beginning July 1

COLUMBUS, OH – Boaters and anglers are reminded that horsepower regulations on several state wildlife area lakes will increase on July 1. Beginning July 1, boats with motors greater than 10 horsepower will be allowed on Knox Lake in Knox County, Lake La Su An in Williams County, Oxbow Lake…


Walleye Discovered in Red Fleet Reservoir

The illegal introduction of these fish could ruin the fishery VERNAL — Walleye were recently discovered in Red Fleet Reservoir, the Division of Wildlife Resources announced June 4. Red Fleet Reservoir is just northeast of Vernal. The fish were collected May 29 during routine gill net surveys. They represent the…


Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Set For June 27-29

LITTLE ROCK – Registration is open for the 2008 Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the country’s largest amateur big bass tournament, which will be held on the Arkansas River for the ninth consecutive year, with this year’s dates June 27-29. Fishermen can register online at www.arkansasbigbass.com. The angler who lands the…


Search for Invasive Fish and Lethal Fish Disease Resumes in the Illinois Waterway

New Transmitter Technology Allows Real-time Tracking of Asian Carp Movements The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its federal, state and regional partners, including Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, will resume annual search efforts in the Illinois Waterway from the Chicago suburbs to near Havana, Ill., for three species of invasive fish,…


Shortnose Gar Added to Arkansas Record List

LAMAR – Lindsey Lewis of Greenbrier put his name in the Arkansas fishing record book with a 4-pound, 7-ounce shortnose gar landed May 24. Lewis was fishing with a live crayfish in the Big Piney Creek arm of Lake Dardanelle when the 35-inch fish struck. It’s the first Arkansas shortnose…


Wisconsin Lake Sturgeon Star in IMAX Film Opening in Milwaukee

“Mysteries of the Great Lakes” run starts June 13 MADISON — Wisconsin’s lake sturgeon and the people dedicated to sustaining this gigantic, prehistoric fish star in a $6 million IMAX film opening June 13 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Wisconsin is essentially the star of the film,” says David Lickley,…


Mountain Lake Guide 2008 Edition Now Available

More than four decades ago, fisheries biologist Pat Marcuson started keeping meticulous notes on the natural lakes that dot the major mountain ranges of south central Montana. Fish species. Maximum, minimum and average fish size and weight. Stocking details. Availability of firewood and camp sites. Elevation and distance from trails….


High, Muddy Water No Problem for Catfishermen

LINCOLN, Neb. – Recent heavy rains, high water so murky it could pass for strong coffee, high humidity and the warmest temperatures so far this year, proved to be the right combination for catching catfish at Wagon Train Lake east of Hickman on Saturday morning, May 7 for three Lincoln…


Western Minnesota Walleye Populations Get A Boost

Natural reproduction, combined with an occasional stocking boost by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has turned west-central Minnesota into one of the best walleye fishing areas in the country. “For years, lakes such as Traverse, Lac qui Parle, Big Stone, and Oliver have provided good catches of walleye, and…