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2008-07-04 09:00:23

By The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 4--PARK FALLS -- It's the mosquitoes you notice right away if you step outside now in northern Wisconsin. Our wet spring has resulted in a heavy hatch. They found us in the middle of an asphalt parking lot of a motel north of Park Falls where John Higley of Menomonie was cooking us a late dinner on a small grill. The fact that we were the only people there may be an indication of a poor economy and gas topping $4 per gallon. It was almost...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Scott Richardson, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 4--Fishing guide Paul Center of Angling Adventures had some special clients recently, his wife and daughter, when the family from Normal headed north to Snowbank Lake at the entrance to Boundary Waters, Minn. They've been going for 17 years. "Most people come there as a jumping-off point to go into the Boundary Waters. It's the last lake you can have a motor on right on the Canadian border," he said. They spent most of their...

2008-06-30 00:01:16

By Bob Frye Bigger is better. Size does matter. It's great to live large. We've been hearing those sayings for years. But do anglers think that way when it comes to their panfish? The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is trying to figure that out. The commission instituted "panfish enhancement" regulations on 18 waters around the commonwealth in 2000. The rules -- which lowered creel limits and raised the minimum size for some panfish -- are designed to keep panfish in the water...

2008-06-18 18:00:18

By O U T D O O R S J I M R O B EY RUSSELL'S POINT -- Never in their wildest dreams could early Ohioans have figured an old wetland could become one of the state's greatest areas for outdoor recreation. But it happened at Indian Lake, a 5,800-acre body of water 12 miles northwest of Bellefontaine. More than a century ago Indian was a wetland. The initial purpose of Indian was to supply water to the Miami and Erie canals, but the old canal system became obsolete when better sources of...

2008-06-16 00:00:10

By Bob Frye Rob Walters is not a native Pittsburgher, nor is he old enough to have known Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday, when the mills blackened the skies and turned the rivers orange. But, he's heard the stories. That's one of the reasons why he's still amazed at the number of fish anglers routinely pull from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. "To me, coming here from Delaware four years ago, it's kind of mind boggling the species of fish that live in these rivers," said...

2008-05-28 09:00:00

DALLAS -- It's sunfish time. In many parts of the United States, including Texas, May and June are prime months for catching the most common of freshwater game fish and arguably the fish that's the most fun to catch, at least from a nostalgia viewpoint. Bob Lusk understands the excitement. For 29 years, Lusk has managed private lakes. Fishing in the best private lakes is like deer hunting in the king's reserve, a distinct career bonus more relaxing than stock options for an overpaid...

2007-09-16 06:00:20

By Bob Hood, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Sep. 16--Robert Sirkis and his 6-year-old son, Jake, discovered some great fishing almost at their back door recently when Jake caught several catfish at the Chisholm Park pond in Hurst. "I don't generally write to reporters about articles they write but make an exception for your recent reports about fishing in the Metroplex," Sirkis wrote in a recent e-mail. "I live in Bedford and my son Jake and I went fishing at the pond at Chisholm Park...

2007-06-06 06:00:13

DALLAS _ Smallmouth bass have taken a hit from golden alga, the insidious blooming plant that's caused problems in West Texas fish hatcheries and at Lake Whitney, the heavyweight champ of the state's smallmouth lakes. Smallmouth bass are not native to Texas. They were introduced during Texas Parks and Wildlife's experimental period of testing the adaptability of every game fish from walleye to peacock bass. Texas summers are too harsh for some species that evolved in more temperate...

2007-05-17 06:00:18

By Gary Dotson, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. May 17--The brown plastic lizard had barely disappeared beneath the water when a 3-pound largemouth bass sucked it in, then leaped high into the air with violent head shakes, trying to spit out the hook. The bass dove for the thick vegetation that grows abundantly in the gin-clear water of the strip pit, then made one more splash dance across the surface before succumbing to the angler's waiting hand. "Nice fish," his partner said. "What...

2007-02-22 12:00:37

* 22nd Street Landing, San Pedro: 310-832-8304 * L.A. Harbor Sportfishing, San Pedro: 310-547-9916 * Redondo Sportfishing: 310-372-2111 * Pierpoint Landing, Long Beach: 562-983-9300 * Marina del Rey Sportfishing: 310-822-3625 * Long Beach Sportfishing: 562-432-8993 * Marina Sportfishing, Long Beach: 562-598-6649 * Davey's Locker, Newport Beach: 949-673-1434 * Newport Landing, Newport Beach: 949-675-0550 * Dana Wharf Sportfishing: 949-496-5794Compiled by Jim Matthews...


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2007-03-16 19:13:45

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...

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2007-03-16 19:11:23

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 Québec 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...

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2007-03-16 19:08:15

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...

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2007-03-16 18:59:10

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 gulōsus (gluttonous)....

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2007-03-16 18:58:08

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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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
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This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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