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2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 22--One angler has spent years refining his approach It only took a few dips of the rod tip and Mike Suitt knew what was in store. "This feels like a walleye," he said as he pointed his rod at the water and lifted it slowly. When the rod showed the weight of a slow-moving fish, he set the hook, smiled and said, "Yep, that's a walleye, but I don't think it's a keeper." Within a minute he had the fish in his boat, unhooked, measured and...

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...

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...

2007-05-17 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...

2006-12-19 09:00:43

By Christian Berg, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Dec. 19--State officials hope to complete long-awaited repairs at Leaser Lake by 2010, but local fishermen will probably have to wait another four years before angling for species such as bass, walleye, muskellunge and catfish. Mike Kaufmann, regional fisheries manager for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, said fishing on the state-owned, 117-acre Lynn Township impoundment will be prohibited for several years after the new dam...

2006-11-26 00:00:20

The weekly state fishing report, as produced by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: LAKES * BEECH FORK - Lake is below summer pool due to the continuing annual drawdown and murky to muddy. For more information call the Corps of Engineers recorded message at 304-525-5092. Fishing is slow overall with a few reports of walleye, sauger and saugeye from anglers willing to brave the elements. During warmer days/periods the bite has been better for all other species as expected....

2006-01-06 16:15:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Stripped of tinsel and ornaments, thousands of Christmas trees across the United States are becoming reefs for fish in fresh-water lakes. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collects discarded trees to create an underwater forest near fishing piers in man-made lakes that lack natural habitats. "The little fish will go in there for cover and to feed and the big fish will follow them," said Eric Lemons, a park ranger at Wappapello Lake in southeast Missouri, which gets about...


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2005-06-14 10:30:11

Pomoxis Rafinesque, is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species is P. annularis, otherwise known as the white crappie. The species of this genus are known as crappies (the first syllable being pronounced "crop" in American English), and are extremely popular game fish; both are also sometimes known as the calico bass. The genus has two species: The white crappie, Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque, 1818, is native throughout the...

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