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  • A View From the North Shore”

    I was dressed in chest-high waders and stood in Lake Erie water up to my waist. And it was my first cast for northern pike with an old orange wobble-lure. That lure snagged a massive log or so it seemed.   Read More...

  • Catch and release properly to help fish survival

    Anglers can boost the odds of fish surviving catch and release with methods that avoid damage to fish. “Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water,” said Brad Parsons, central region fisheries manager with the Minnesota DNR. “We remind anglers to keep the fish’s survival in mind when planning to catch and release.” Fish hooked in the mouth almost always survive.   Read More...

  • Long term plans to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

    The long term mission to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is working, and the just-released 2016 Asian Carp Action Plan shows natural resources professionals from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and our federal, state, and local partner agencies and organizations are busy developing and implementing new and increasingly effective ways of keeping the invasive fish from moving into Lake Michigan and beyond.For those who may not know, Asian carp imported to the U.S. to clean fish...  Read More...

  • Fisherman’s Boating Safety Notebook

    Hello All, It’s that time of the year, the water is soft, the air is warm and you rod and reel are calling you. With that feeling of fish on, its time to take a few minutes and review your fishing gear bag for some very important items to get your season safely underway. First question, if you own a boat, is it ready for the water?   Read More...

  • Lake Erie Sport Fishing Outlook Once Again Good News

    COLUMBUS, OH – Lake Erie anglers should experience another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2016. Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to comply with quotas and minimize the risk of over-fishing these species.   Read More...

  • Do You Remember...“A Welcome Walleye”

    It was Friday evening and I called my fishing buddy John Alff and told him the walleyes were hitting at Barcelona and we should go there tomorrow. John said: “We do not know the area as neither of us have fished there before, but OK. Barcelona it will be.   Read More...

  • A View From the North Shore

    The biggest surprise to me is being alive and well on my 80th birthday. Never did I dream of such good luck. Saying goodbye to my parents and 3 older bothers left me convinced that I would depart at a much younger age after suffering from some very tragic health problems.   Read More...

  • Brick-and-mortar stores still play primary role as online sporting license sales trend upward

    While a growing number of sportsmen embrace the availability and convenience of buying hunting and fishing licenses online, the longstanding tradition of standing in line at a local bait and tackle or sporting shop is alive and well. In fact, even as online purchasing trends continue to climb, the majority of licenses are still purchased in brick-and-mortar stores according to recent surveys conducted by AnglerSurvey.com and HunterSurvey.com. For hunters, the practice of purchasing licenses onli...  Read More...

  • Top Fishing Equipment Brands for 2015

    Southwick Associates' has announced 2015 top brands for many angling product categories. This list has been compiled from the internet-based surveys completed in 2015 by AnglerSurvey.com panelists. In 2015, sportfishing's most frequently purchased brands included: ● Top rod brand: Shakespeare (Ugly Stik, Sturdy Stik, etc.) ● Top reel brand: Shimano ● Top combo brand: Shakespeare ● Top fishing line brand: PowerPro ● Top hard bait brand: Rapala ● Top spinner bait brand: Strike King ● Top jig brand...  Read More...

  • Vote YES on the SHARE Act

    The U.S. House is about to get back to work on the SHARE Act ‒ better known as the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. Yes, you read that correctly.   Read More...

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