Plano, IL — The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) has received a significant donation from Frabill, makers of trusted fishing gear since 1938. MSLA will use the gift of 10 Frabill Weigh-Bag Systems and 10 Conservation Series Landing Nets to minimize mortality of trophy smallmouth bass on Mille Lacs. It all fits perfectly with the organization’s goal to preserve and maintain the…

WGFD photo: kokanee salmon GREEN RIVER—Air and water temperatures are soaring and river flows are coming down and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River fish management staff is very concerned about the impacts to both fish and anglers in the Green River. “Trout experience significant mortality at prolonged exposure to water temperatures greater…

Memphis, Tenn. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Tuesday released its report on 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Overall duck numbers in the survey area remain high. Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks…

Kris Cram, director of sales for Six Pack Bags (sixpackbags.com), probably never dreamed he’d get much interest in his backpacks from waterfowlers at the 2017 ICAST show. But as soon as I saw the camouflage backpack it caught my eye. To be honest, if it hadn’t been camouflage I probably wouldn’t have given it a…

        Lake Michigan has had a tough couple of years, especially as it relates to fishing for salmon. After a few years with a low population, fishing really picked up this past spring. Anglers on the lake experienced limit catches of coho and Chinook salmon thanks to some improvement in the numbers…

        Seven Idaho environmental organizations have appealed to NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop barging endangered Snake River sockeye this spring. In an April 2017 letter, the conservation groups, led by Idaho Rivers United, said juvenile sockeye that are transported are more vulnerable to overly-warm water when…

          The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the annual update to its web application designed to inform the public on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams across Michigan is complete. The application was developed and launched by the DNR in…