Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

Home Donate Contact Winter is not done yet, especially across the north woods. Help monitor populations of barred and other owl species by joining the 2018 Western Great Lakes Owl Survey. Photo credit: Ryan Brady It was a slow week for bird migration due to cooler temperatures and lack of warm, southerly winds. Waterfowl continue to provide the greatest birding opportunities wherever open water allows. Rarities were few this week, best probably being a harlequin duck in Sheboygan. The week ahead also looks … Continue reading Statewide Birding Report 3-30-2018

Bass Plastics for Walleyes, Flukes for Tough bites, Hawgs of the Week 3-30-2018

You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. If you’re getting this Target Walleye/Ice email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 4 Why you should be using Flukes when the bite’s tough. Flukes = soft jerkbaits, and big-fish junkie Ryan T. King has been putting the new B-Fish-N Tackle Rib-Finn to work on the Mississippi River — check this paunchy cold-front rock melon: > When fish are holding tight to cover – or are in a negative-bite pattern from pressure/temp changes — the action of the Paddle Tail or … Continue reading Bass Plastics for Walleyes, Flukes for Tough bites, Hawgs of the Week 3-30-2018

Outdoors: Now’s Time to Hit Walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers by Gary A. Engberg 3-30-18

Outdoors: Now’s time to hit walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers GARY ENGBERG For the State Journal gengberg@chorus.net MAZOMANIE – For area anglers who enjoy jigging the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers for walleyes, it’s time to break out the fishing gear. As of Thursday, smaller male walleyes and a few large pre-spawn females were being caught locally. Male walleyes always show up below the state’s dams first before the larger and egg-laden females arrive for spawning. The males are currently easier to catch and fairly aggressive considering they’re just emerging from winter’s doldrums. Spring fishing for river walleyes is … Continue reading Outdoors: Now’s Time to Hit Walleyes on the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers by Gary A. Engberg 3-30-18

BERKLEY Wins Best in Shows with FireLine Ultra 8 2-15-2018

COLUMBIA, SC – The new thermally fused BERKLEY® FireLine® Ultra 8™ won top prizes at the 2018 Big Rock East AND West Shows, taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina and Las Vegas, Nevada, respectively, receiving Best New Product in the Fishing Line Category. FireLine Ultra 8 is the toughest FireLine on the market and will help anglers of all levels build the confidence to cast into structure and brush where the bigger fish like to hide. The awards, which are determined by voters comprised of retailers, are votes of confidence. Retailers vote based on what they believe will sell and they clearly believe … Continue reading BERKLEY Wins Best in Shows with FireLine Ultra 8 2-15-2018

Michigan: DNR Announces 2018 Black Lake Sturgeon Season Harvest Results 2-15-2018

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. 3-7, or until the harvest quota had been reached. The allocation of sturgeon for Black Lake this year was seven fish, although DNR officials set a harvest quota of six fish. There were 426 registered anglers on the ice Saturday, up from 332 the year before. Most anglers registered at … Continue reading Michigan: DNR Announces 2018 Black Lake Sturgeon Season Harvest Results 2-15-2018

Women to Tackle Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University 2-15-2018

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-25, 2018 for their saltwater fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” begins with informal networking on Friday evening. On Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm are speakers on conservation, inshore/backcountry and kayak fishing, equipment usage and more, followed by a hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, … Continue reading Women to Tackle Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University 2-15-2018

Join a Global Bird Count for The Year of the Bird 2-15-2018

Snowy Owls are also being reported in higher numbers than usual in parts of North America this winter. Photo by Kim Mann, Saskatchewan, 2017 GBBC Bird watchers from around the world enjoy counting birds and entering the GBBC photo contest. Photo by Bill Leidner, Texas, 2017 GBBC. The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place worldwide, February 16 to 19 For Release: February 7, 2018 New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON—The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for … Continue reading Join a Global Bird Count for The Year of the Bird 2-15-2018

Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite by David A. Brown 2-14-2018

Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite Bassmaster Pro Ott DeFoe Shares His Autumn Insights By David A. Brown Fall is transition time for largemouth bass; it’s a time when the fish have fully departed their warm season haunts, but they’re not quite ready to drop into their winter retreats. No, the calendar’s tail end is all about stuffing bellies and packing on the weight that’ll sustain the fish through winter’s leanness. The bass are on the move and it can definitely be a here-today-gone-tomorrow deal; but the bass’ seasonal instincts also heighten the likelihood of banner days. … Continue reading Top Tips For Maximizing The Chilly Weather Bass Bite by David A. Brown 2-14-2018

Vermont Ice Fishing Clinics are Scheduled 2-14-2018

If you want to learn more about ice fishing be sure to mark your calendar for one of these upcoming clinics. Learning how to participate in an outdoor activity can be challenging, and ice fishing is a good example. Knowing this, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of ice fishing clinics for first-timers and those who would like to learn more about hard water fishing. “Our ice fishing clinics will be held from mid-January to mid-February with the possibility that some dates may change according to ice and weather conditions,” said Fish & Wildlife Education Specialist … Continue reading Vermont Ice Fishing Clinics are Scheduled 2-14-2018

Richard Childress Racing Continues Longtime Partnership with Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops 2-14-2018

Johnny Morris, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s Chevy Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ No. 31 Chevrolet and NASCAR XFINITY Series’ No. 3 Chevrolet will feature Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s WELCOME, NC – Richard Childress Racing (RCR) today announced plans to continue its partnership with Bass Pro Shops during the 2018 racing season. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will serve as a primary sponsor for the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY … Continue reading Richard Childress Racing Continues Longtime Partnership with Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops 2-14-2018