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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A surveillance operation coordinated by the Division of Wildlife in July revealed suspicious activity involving walleye

tags: Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Dept of Natural Resources

Monday, October 7, 2019

Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For the second straight year, Ohio’s data points to an exceptional walleye hatch, the second-highest in the history of the survey, and

tags: Fishing, Lake Erie, Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, September 27, 2019

With water surface temps dropping below 60 degrees come autumn, steelhead anglers start eyeing the mouths of Great Lakes tributaries in which steelhead have been stocked. The big rainbow trout that migrated downstream and fed for a season or three in the Inland Seas begin staging off their home rivers each fall, waiting for fresh

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Fishing

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

At this time of year, with summer winding down, many anglers are getting ready to put their boats away for the winter. As we pull our boats out of the water and get them ready for storage, it’s a great time to take a close look at what is on the boat and what you might need to buy, fix, or replace for the following year,

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

After receiving multiple tips from local anglers about possible over-fishing on Gladwin County’s Lake Lancer, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers spoke with the suspected man twice in one day while he was at the lake. The second contact of the day led to a voluntary search of the 67-year-old Gladwin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Friday, August 2, 2019

There is no questioning the effectiveness of live baitfish as a means to catch fish, but careless use of minnows can also cause irreparable harm to a fishery, including those established in inland waters as well as the Great Lakes. For example, the state fish of New York, the brook trout, has been pushed out of much of its original

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Boating 101, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today Fishidy™ Sync for Raymarine Axiom® multifunction displays (MFDs), a powerful new feature for Axiom owners who also use the Fishidy mobile app. Fishidy Sync delivers seamless sharing of waypoint data between Axiom MFDs and mobile devices running Fishidy, along with next-level

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Navigation, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. “Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Results are in for the first round of environmental DNA testing for invasive bighead and silver carp in tributaries of Lake Michigan. None of the 336 water samples collected in the Kalamazoo River, Spring Lake and Lake Macatawa tested positive for the genetic material (eDNA) of invasive carp. The eDNA surveillance program – a

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Thursday, July 4, 2019

There’s nothing quite like summertime fishing on the Great Lakes! Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, boaters are getting out on the water to test out new equipment and techniques, as well as put favorite tactics to use. Anglers across all five lakes are itching to take advantage of the hot spring and summer days that

by: Chad Lapa

tags: Fishing, Great Lakes