In celebration of its 100th anniversary, famed fishing equipment maker Abu Garcia announces the fisheries voted No. 1-100 in the Abu Garcia Top-100 Fisheries list.
Today’s list includes 11-100 with the top 10 being named March 15.
A healthy, abundant walleye population is a big part of Michigan’s fisheries. These native fish provide exciting opportunities for world-class recreational fishing and play an important ecological role as a top predator.
Berkley is expanding its lineup of frog baits with the addition of three new baits that includes two new soft baits infused with PowerBait® formula - the Beat’n Paddle Frog and the Buzz’n Speed Toad, and the Berkley Power Pop.
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By Louie Stout
If you’re looking for safe ice to fish this weekend, it’s out there.
But man, you gotta be careful.
Reports coming in from area bait and tackle shops indicate several anglers are getting out and catching fish, but not every frozen water you see is safe.
Ice thicknesses range from very little to about 5½ inches. Channels, ponds and protected bays seem to be the safer bets, but everyone is advised to proceed with caution.
“It’s all dependent on the lake,” says Steven Szymczak of Clear Water Tackle in Edwardsburg. “Here’s an example…guys were getting out on Eagle earlier this week but Juno (right next to Eagle) still had open water.”
Pat Hamilton of D&R Sports in Kalamazoo said some of the lakes around his area have 2 to 3 inches, but that’s mostly in the channels and on small, wind protected lakes or bays.
It’s about the same west of Elkhart.
By Louie Stout
When dealing with hatchery fish, you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature.
A lot of things can go wrong.
Like this year.
The Indiana Fisheries Division learned recently that Wisconsin will not be able to meet the 225,000 king salmon eggs it agreed to provide Hoosiers due to a hatchery issue.
Indiana will get 168,000 instead.
Wisconsin harvested enough green eggs to meet Indiana’s egg request but an unusually low number of viable eggs has resulted in shortages.
Several weeks after fertilization, the eyes of the salmon embryo become visible, signaling the egg is viable. At that point, the eggs are referred to as eyed eggs.