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Thursday, April 12, 2018

May 5-6 is Ohio's free fishing weekend Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Effort takes place on the Black River in Presque Isle County The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Cheboygan County is seeking volunteers to join in its effort, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement and Fisheries Divisions, to help protect lake sturgeon from illegal

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sea Hawk, the world's leading premium nautical coating brand, announced the release of Baitfish Stencils used for painting baitfish patterns, with Sea Hawk Smart Solution or Mission Bay CSF antifouling paint, onto the hulls of fishing boats. Baitfish designs are applied by professional and sport fishermen to mimic schools of bait and

tags: Accessories, Fishing, Paint

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced an update to the upcoming Statewide Fish and Game Public Hearings. The Ohio Wildlife Council first heard the proposals at their January and February meetings. The date for the Statewide Fish and Game Public Hearings has been moved to Monday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Fishing

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Edem Tsikata of Boston, Massachusetts accepts the grand prize at the Carp Tank from Gov. Rick Snyder, David Lodge, Jeff DeBoer and Dr. Denice Shaw. Governor Rick Snyder today announced the grand prize winner of the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge. The solution proposed by Edem Tsikata, a software consultant at Harvard Medical

tags: Awards, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Friday, March 30, 2018

For those interested in going fishing in Michigan, a new license is required starting Sunday, April 1. That day is the kickoff to the state’s 2018 fishing license season, as well as the new fishing regulation cycle. All 2018 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2019. Anglers have eight options to choose from when making

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Jordan Lee mounted an epic comeback to claim the 2018 Bassmaster Classic Championship. Held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, March 16-18, Lee’s winning three-day total of

tags: Awards, Electronics, Fishing

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was another great year for Michigan fishing, as 2,176 anglers representing 24 states and Canada submitted catches recognized in the state's Master Angler program - a significant increase over 1,807 Master Angler fish in 2016. The program, in place since 1973, recognizes large fish caught by recreational anglers and has more than

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced the 2018 sturgeon harvest season on Black Lake - in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula - ended after two and a half hours Saturday, Feb. 3, with seven fish being harvested. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run Feb.

tags: Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, March 8, 2018

When Great Lakes waters breach the 35 degree mark about this time each spring, walleye anglers gear-up for what is called “ice out” fishing that is about as radical as it comes. While conventional fishing boats can be used when conditions allow, the angling may require sliding lightweight aluminum boats across shore ice to

by: Dan Armitage, Buckeye Sportsman Radio

tags: Fishing