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Todd and Edie Wilkinson caught the only limit to win the Starboard Choice Big Bass Challenge on the St. Joseph River at Constantine Sunday.

The winners had 7 pounds, 15 ounces caught on a toad, Texas-rigged craw and a jig in 8 feet of water.

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Top finishers in the Arjay’s Weeknight Circuit event at Coldwater Lake last week made it a family affair.

The tournament drew 22 boats and four of the top five teams consisted of family members.

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By Louie Stout

Indiana’s St. Joe Steelhead Run Continues to ImpressBrian Breidert is a happy biologist.

And if you’re an Indiana steelhead angler, you should be, too.

Briedert was gushing lastweek as he discussed the spring steelhead run, one that has delivered a steady stream of bulldogging fish into Indiana waters all the way to the Twin Branch Dam.

And it ain’t over.


By Louie Stout

Mild Winter May Deliver Good Summer Fishing

Most anglers know that the weather plays a huge role in fish activity and angler success. Cold fronts can shut down a hot bite while an imminent thunderstorm can turn it on.

But what about our mild and goofy winter? Could it affect fishing this spring and summer?

Indiana fisheries biologist Jed Pearson thinks there’s a good chance it could yield a good spring and summer fishing season.

Pearson is a fish researcher who has been studying winters’ impacts on northern Indiana lakes.

“When we look at what’s happened on a handful of lakes we’ve studied, we’ve found that more and better habitat is present when overall winter and spring conditions are warmer and drier than during those seasons that follow colder, wetter years,” he explained.

When he speaks of habitat, he’s talking about water temperature and oxygen levels that affect the space in which fish can live comfortably.

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