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DNR To Hold Sept. 23 Public Meeting to Review Zumbro River Smallmouth Bass Regulations

Smallmouth bass catch-and-release regulations on a 12-mile stretch of the Zumbro River from the Lake Zumbro dam to the Minnesota Highway 63 bridge in Zumbro Falls will be the subject of an upcoming public meeting, according to the Minnnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The meeting is scheduled from 6:30-9…


Michigan DNR Reminds Anglers About Bait Restrictions

As salmon begin making their way up the state’s rivers from the Great Lakes, the Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the use of uncertified salmon eggs for bait is restricted in some waters as part of a strategy to slow the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS). “Generally…


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…


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…


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…


Fish Stocking Permits Now Available Online

MADISON — Fishing clubs, lake associations and private pond owners who want to stock fish can now apply online for the permit they’ll need before transferring fish into any water in Wisconsin. Filling out an online application may allow people to get a permit decision more quickly than if they…


DNR’s Lake Finder Updated With Data Encouraging More Fish Consumption

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Lake Finder, the Web site that provides information about specific lakes, now includes newly revised fish consumption data that encourages people to eat more fish. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revised its fish consumption advisory to include a large new body of…


Take a Break with Family and Friends During Iowa Free Fishing Weekend

DES MOINES – As Iowa gears up for Free Fishing Weekend, June 6-8, families can get hooked on the benefits of reducing stress and spending time together while fishing. “Iowa is home to more than 300 lakes and more than 10,000 miles of fishable streams, providing plenty of fishing opportunities,”…


DNR Reminds Anglers of Closed Fishing Status on Upper Black River Until June 15

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the Upper Black River in Cheboygan County will remain closed to fishing until June 15. In the past, the closure order had been in effect until June 1, but DNR fisheries biologists felt the order should be extended in 2008 until June…


Weed Control Successful at Dewart Lake

An aquatic herbicide application two years ago to control Eurasian water milfoil in Dewart Lake has nearly eliminated the noxious non-native weed from the 551-acre Kosciusko County lake. During sampling late this month, milfoil was found at only three of 90 locations checked by DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife…