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Intersex in smallmouth and largemouth basses is widespread in numerous river basins throughout the United States is the major finding of the most comprehensive and large-scale evaluation of the condition, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research published online in Aquatic Toxicology.
The following are the Mid-South lakes and streams where fishing is best this week: Tennessee Pickwick Lake: Guide Clagett Talley (731-607-5266) says bass fishing has been excellent around points and flats with jerk baits and midsize topwater baits like the Strike King Spit-n-King.
By Scott Richardson Bob Taylor of Minonk was hooked on bass fishing until he caught three muskies by accident at Evergreen Lake in northwestern McLean County. The trio of vicious strikes sent his heart racing to his throat and ripped up his fishing gear. "Bass lures don't stand a chance.
By Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer I presume many anglers are ready for spring fishing action. The experts tell us the magic water temperature for walleyes to do their spring spawning dance is between 42 and 48 degrees.
By PAUL A. SMITH Williams Bay -- It's the first Thursday in August and Geneva Lake has the appearance of a watery Mardi Gras parade. Under a warm, late afternoon sun, a chaotic stream of jet-skis, tubers, water-skiers and go-fast boats churns up the water.
By Scott Richardson SHABBONA - There's nothing shabby about fishing at Shabbona Lake. The 318-acre lake - the only public reservoir built in Illinois specifically for fishing - is hot for several kinds of fish.
By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Aug. 3--A fisheries survey completed this summer on the Highland Sewer and Water Authority's 360-acre Beaverdam Run Reservoir near Beaverdale shows that efforts of local sportsmen and others to improve the lake's fishery are bearing fruit.
By Bob Frye, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 3--You needn't be a bushwhacking pioneer to drive from Pittsburgh to Washington. A well-established network of roads and highways will get you there.
By Christian Berg, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Aug. 1--Today marks the debut of a new format for the fishing report, which is now a two-part feature available both in the paper and on The Morning Call's Web site.
By Mark Taylor, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 31--A common "what if?" in fishing concerns the size of fish caught in the summer. The reason is that females are often significantly lighter after the spawning season than before the spawning season in early spring.
The Redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), also known as the Shellcracker, Georgia bream, Cherry gill, Chinquapin, Improved bream, and Sun perch, is native to the southeastern United States, but since it is a popular sport fish it has been introduced to bodies of water all over North America. It generally resembles the bluegill except for coloration. It is dark-colored dorsally and yellow-green ventrally. The male has a cherry-red edge on its operculum; females have orange coloration in this...
The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of North America, from QuÃ©bec to northern Mexico, and has been widely transplanted to stock game fish for anglers. It is commonly fished in Minnesota, but it is the state fish of the U.S. state of Illinois. Of typical sunfish body shape, the Bluegill's most notable feature is the blue or black "ear", actually an...
The Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The Orangespotted sunfish reaches a maximum recorded length of about 5.91 in (15 cm). The species prefers vegetated areas in sluggish backwaters, lakes, and ponds, and can also be found in turbid rivers. Its diet can include insects, zooplankton, and other small invertebrates. These fish have an overall brown color, with orange spots on the...
The Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to a wide area of the United States, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania in the north and from the Rio Grande in New Mexico east to the Atlantic in the south, inhabiting the heavily vegetated, muddy-bottomed habitats typical of the sunfishes. The warmouth's specific epithet, gulosus, derives from the Latin gulÅsus (gluttonous)....
The Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to northeastern North America, from New Brunswick to South Carolina, but has been introduced elsewhere in North America as well as throughout much of Europe. These fish reach a maximum overall length of about 16 in (40 cm), although sizes of 6"“8 in (15"“20 cm) are more typical. They normally weigh less than 1 lb (450 g),...
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