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

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The 2019 Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout is slated for July 18 through 21 with the main event being Saturday, July 20. This year’s event – the NINTH tournament – has grown to become the highest paying walleye shootout in the country and has some very exciting new components to this year’s tournament. The

tags: Events, Fishing

Friday, June 7, 2019

Captain Sam Sutton was born and raised in Ormond Beach, at the heart of Florida’s east coast. His father began taking him fishing when he was very young, and as Sutton grew, so did his passion for angling. Today, Sutton makes his living guiding anglers on the storied waters of the Florida Keys. “I love what I do; I love

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Excellent walleye fishing is expected at Lake Erie now through October, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Walleye catches are typically best during June, followed closely by July and August. The 2019 season is anticipated to produce walleye fishing results that could surpass last

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Lake Erie

Friday, May 31, 2019

Tyler Fisher of St. Charles, Michigan, caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo, unseating the previous state-record fish that was caught in 2017. Fisher caught his fish – weighing in at 32.01 pounds and measuring 38 inches – while bowfishing in the Shiawassee River in Saginaw County. Kathrin Schrouder, a DNR fisheries

tags: Awards, Fishing

Monday, May 27, 2019

Now is prime fishing time across the Great Lakes and the best prepared among us are going to net most of the angling action. I know fishermen with garages painstakingly organized to allow them to function like a well-oiled machine when it comes time to tackle auto maintenance, home repairs, or yard tasks. You know what? In most

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing