Twelve fish habitat conservation projects in streams and lakes across the state will share close to $1.8 million in Fisheries Habitat Grants administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
In a perfect world, every lake is full of biting fish and hosts a nicely pitched boat ramp with nobody waiting in line. But we all know perfect is just a fantasy. With more boats on the water and an increasing knowledge base among anglers, lakes are often crowded and the fish less than willing. Now, more than ever, you need a secret honey hole.
Anglers seeking panfish and trout will find the new Daiwa QC750 is a good fit. Perfect for ice fishing, too, the QC750 offers anglers a dependable small reel on a budget.
The Indiana Bass Federation is hosting a team bass tournament July 31st on Lakes Wawasee and Syracuse to benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation.
Over the years the Federation has been able to raise almost $54,000 for the Riley Foundation. The event will launch from the Syracuse ramp. Parking will be at the nearby PolarKraft facility.
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of South Bend, True Value Hardware of Plymouth and the Bremen Conservation Club the tournament will have a $1,000 Big Bass Guarantee.
Other awards include the Trailmaster Trailers Long Haul Award which will provide the boat owner that traveled the furthest from home to fish the tournament a $100 bonus, Gordon Food Service Fish or Feast Award which will provide the highest placed male/female team a $100 GFS gift card, and there will be a $50 bonus to both the youngest as well as the most “experienced” angler. In addition, one team will win the Bremen Conservation Club $100 Lucky Dawg Award.
Entry fee is $100, which includes $10 big bass, if paid by July 22. Entry and big bass is $110 the day of the tournament. Hours are 7 am to 3 pm. For entry form or more info contact Mike Goins at 574-298-0208 or email@example.com.
Proceeds will benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation, Riley Children’s Hospital, which strives to provide a family-friendly environment with world-class healthcare for children, and Camp Riley, an annual summer camp program that lets children with physical disabilities experience life without limits and adventures that help them build confidence and friendships.
DNR biologists have confirmed a black bear sighting that occurred in northeast Vanderburgh County before sunrise this morning. The closest town to the location is Elberfeld, in Warrick County.
Biologists confirmed the bear from photos taken by the landowner.
“This is Indiana’s fourth confirmed black bear,” said Brad Westrich, DNR mammalogist. “With expanding bear populations in neighboring states, this is expected.
“Human-bear conflicts can be avoided if you remove or secure potential food sources from your yard. Bears can smell food from more than a mile away.”
Black bears are rarely aggressive toward humans.