Posts Tagged 'Fish'

Fish will ‘happily chow down’ all night long

Fall is a great time for fishing and Mike Crowell offers more tips on finding the fish. “For crappie, the best fall tactic is to skip standard tube jigs and work small stick baits and rattle baits,” said Crowell, co-owner of Rose’s Bait & Tackle in West Burlington. Stick baits are usually long and slender and emulate a bait fish. “Crappie are aggressive now,” Crowell said. “For catfish, it never hurts to be aggressive when going after […]

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On fishing: You too can catch Yellowstone cutthroat

Many of you have thanked me for sharing the information about the cutthroat trout recovery in Yellowstone Lake, in Yellowstone National Park. I appreciate your kind words. The week, allow me to explain just what the cutthroat eat in Yellowstone Lake, and then I’ll suggest several spots (from the shore) for you to target and hopefully connect with some of these delightful fish. Yellowstone cutthroat are known to eat aquatic insects, minnows (sculpin, sucker, whitefish) […]

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FWC stocks Lake Marian with largemouth bass

In June, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management stocked almost 7,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in Lake Marian to further enhance the species’ population. Lake Marian is a 5,739-acre lake that is part of Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Osceola County. It is a productive fishery that has historically been known for crappie fishing but also has a quality bass fishery. The largemouth bass stocked by FWC biologists […]

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Bass fishing gets its chance in spotlight

Though the opening date has changed for some anglers in the Commonwealth because of the institution of the early opener for 18 eastern and southeastern counties, the first day of trout season is annually a much-celebrated and highly-anticipated event for which most people who fish generally mark their calendars. It’s not the same for the first day of bass season, which this year came in on Saturday, June 13, on the state’s lakes and rivers. […]

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Saltwater Fishing: Mangrove snapper are on the hook

At Big Pier 60 in Clearwater, the pier is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bait shop is open, but only eight customers are allowed at one time. A maximum of 105 people are allowed on the pier and social distancing measures are required. Big snook up to 40 inches are still biting, both day and night. Spanish mackerel remain consistent in the mornings and a few tarpon have also been spotted early. […]

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Time passes quickly when fishing with grandkids

I love fishing with my grandkids any chance that I can. With social distancing restrictions, it has been a long time since my wife and I have seen our grandkids in person. We were thrilled to have the opportunity this past week when Owen, Ayden and their parents came up for the day. We traveled in separate cars to the fishing destination and socialized at a distance. It was great being able to fish with […]

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