Winooski River Atlantic Salmon

December 18th, 2014

Strong spawning runs of landlocked Atlantic salmon from Lake Champlain returned to the Winooski River during the 2014 run. Atlantic salmon runs are monitored annually at the Winooski River fish lift, the main feature of a trap and truck fish passage project built into the Winooski One hydroelectric facility above the Salmon Hole in Winooski. […]

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Canada Proposes New Regulations to Stop Invasive Species

December 18th, 2014

In December, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission congratulated Canada Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea for proposing new regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species. The recently proposed regulations would prohibit the importation, possession, transportation, and release of more than 100 species like Asian carp, zebra mussels, round goby, and sea […]

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Lake Champlain Smallmouth Bass Fisheries Top Ranked

December 18th, 2014

In 2014, Lake Champlain received another world-class fishing designation. World Fishing Network ranked Lake Champlain one of the seven best smallmouth bass lakes in North America. The ranking, which was first reported on WFN’s website, describes Lake Champlain as “perhaps the best lake in all of North America for both quality largemouth and smallmouth bass.” […]

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Nebraska Ice Fishing Clinics

December 16th, 2014

Nebraska anglers can learn about basic ice fishing tips and techniques at three Discover Ice Fishing clinics in January. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host free clinics Jan. 10 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s (SP) CenturyLink Lake and Jan. 17 at Kearney’s Yanney Lake. Both events will run 1-4 p.m., and registration […]

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2014-2015 Minnesota Darkhouse Spearing Season (border waters)

December 16th, 2014

A new law allowing darkhouse spearing on Minnesota waters bordering North Dakota and South Dakota will take effect on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. “Darkhouse spearing for northern pike has long been popular on inland waters of Minnesota but until Dec. 22 has not been allowed on any of Minnesota’s border waters,” said Al Stevens, fisheries […]

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