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Northern pike are reproducing in Utah Lake. An angler caught these pike from the shore at Utah Lake in late January. Photo by Danny Potts

Fish in Utah Lake Still Need Your Help

Provo — When fish are taken from one body of water, and placed illegally in another body of water, bad things can happen. Utah Lake is a prime example. Mike Slater, regional aquatic manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake…


Northern pike put up a strong fight, but this one was no match for Cecelia Toshner, 5. Photo Credit: WDNR

Northern pike are waiting as ice fishing season ramps up with Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin

DNR experts urge extreme caution as ice conditions vary greatly MADISON — While the ice fishing season is off to a slower than usual start this year, anglers can be sure of one thing: when the ice finally cooperates, the northern pike will be waiting. In many areas of the…


Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Regulations that will limit the harvest of walleye and potentially increase the harvest of northern pike and smallmouth bass will be implemented on Mille Lacs Lake this spring as part of a multi-year effort to rebuild the lake’s legendary walleye population, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)….


Sit On A Bucket Over Ice? Nice.

MADISON – It’s not everybody’s idea of fun, but it fits the bill perfectly for nearly half a million Wisconsin adults every winter. In a new video available on the Department of Natural Resources Web site “Ice Fishing: My Kind of Fun,” an angler fishing one of the popular Madison…


DNR Seeks Comments on Lake and Stream Management Plans in the Grand Marais Area

Every year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) prepares or revises individual fisheries lake and stream management plans for several waters in each management area and seeks public comment on the plans. In the Grand Marais area, plans for the following lakes and streams will revised through March 2009:…


New Fishing Regulations in Michigan Expand Opportunities, Limit Smelt Harvest

Michigan anglers will have several new opportunities, but also will face a new restriction, because of fishing regulation changes approved at the Nov. 6 Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing. Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries signed fisheries orders that extend the spearing season through the ice for pike…


Most Common Fishing and Boating Violations

CHEYENNE-Warmer summer months triggers an increase in fishing and boating activity in Wyoming, and with that increase in summer activities also come an increase in fishing and boating violations. According to the Game and Fish, the vast majority of boaters and anglers are obeying Wyoming laws, but there are a…


Tiger Muskie Challenge — Finding Fish That Are Free of Disease

Aquatic diseases in other parts of the country could affect tiger muskie fishing here in Utah. A tiger muskie is a cross between a Northern pike and a muskellunge (more commonly referred to as a “muskie”). Tiger muskies are sterile fish that can’t reproduce. Utah has a disease-free population of…


Fish by the Millions Released in Iowa Waters

Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries crews recently stocked millions of northern pike and walleye in Iowa lakes and rivers, but anglers will have to wait for a few years before these fish will be caught. An estimated 140 million newly hatched walleye fry were stocked in public lakes and…


Northern Pike and Walleye Egg Take Exceed Goals

North Dakota Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fisheries crews have completed spring spawning operations with more than enough northern pike and walleye eggs to meet state needs. Jerry Weigel, fisheries production and development section leader for the Game and Fish Department, said even though they…